Past simple: negative
1. Did people do these things in 1900? Put a tick (/) or a cross (X) next to each activity.
Life in England in 1900
play computer games
eat McDonald’s burgers
send letters watch TV buy things online do bungee-jumping
2. Look at the information above and complete the sentences.
People didn’t play computer games in 1900.
1 People didn’t eat McDonald’s burgers in 1900.
2 People didn’t watch TV in 1900.
3 People didn’t buy things online in 1900.
4 People didn’t do bungee jumping in 1900.
5 People didn’t listen to music on an MP3 player in 1900.
6 People didn’t send text messages in 1900.
3. Rewrite the sentences with the information in brackets.
Michael Phelps won six gold medals in Beijing in 2008. (eight)
Michael Phelps didn’t win six gold medals, he won eight gold medals.
1 The Ancient Greeks spoke Spanish. (Greek)
2 The Romans lived in China. (Italy)
3 The Paralympics began in 1498. (1960)
4 Lance Armstrong won a lot of horse races, (cycle races)
5 Women first took part in the Olympics in 1920. (1900)
listen to music on an MP3 player
go to the market
6 Athletes broke 30 world records at the 2008 Olympics. (36)
send text messages
4. Write true sentences.
I / go / Moon / last week I didn’t go to the Moon last week.
1 I / play / for Real Madrid / last Saturday
2 My teacher / eat / insects for breakfast
3 I / write / Shakespeare’s plays
4 My friends and I / sing / with the Rolling Stones / last summer
5 I / kiss / a famous pop star / last weekend