Past simple: questions and short answers
1. Write questions.
Leonardo da Vinci / paint Guernica X Did Leonardo da Vinci paint ’Guernica’?
1 Shakespeare / write Hamlet /
2 Jesse Owens / come from England X
3 Germany / win the World Cup in 2014 V
4 Thomas Edison / invent the light bulb /
5 Tiger Woods / play golf when he was little V
6 women / participate in the Olympics before 1900 X
2. Now write short answers for the questions above.
No, he didn’t.
Past time expressions
3. Order the words and phrases from most recent to the most distant.
yesterday last Saturday a month ago last year in 2000 three hours ago
4. Read the text about Suzanne Lenglen and write questions for the answers.
Suzanne Lenglen was born in France in 1899. She was often ill as a child so her father decided she needed to do lots of sport to become strong. He gave her a tennis racket in 1910 and then Suzanne played tennis all the time. Her father trained her. In 1919, she won her first Wimbledon Championship. Suzanne wore a short dress with short sleeves, like a 1920s ballet dancer. People were shocked because they could see some of her legs and arms, but Suzanne changed tennis fashion forever.
Suzanne won Wimbledon almost every year from 1919 to 1925, but she didn’t win it in 1924 because she was ill. She also won the French Championship six times from 1920 to 1926. Later, she had to stop playing because she was often ill, so she opened a tennis school in Paris.
Suzanne became very ill and died in 1938 — she was just 39 years old. Suzanne was the first famous woman tennis player. People called her the Goddess of Tennis, and they loved watching her play. She was like a ballerina on the tennis court.
When was Suzanne Lenglen born?
Suzanne Lenglen was born in 1899.
Her father gave her a tennis racket.
In 1919 she won Wimbledon.
She won Wimbledon seven times.
She died in 1938.
People loved watching her play.
5. Complete the sentences with a suitable time and ago.
I got up six hours ago.
1 I had breakfast
2 I was born
3 This term began
4 My best friend’s birthday was
5 I ate something