Grammar Self Study – Past Tense Part I(過去形1)


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Directions: Read what Sharon says about a typical working day.
Sharon: "I usually get up at 7 o’clock and have a big breakfast. I walk to work, which takes me about half an hour. I start work at 8:45. I never have lunch. I finish work at 5:00. I’m always tired when I get home. I usually cook a meal in the evening. I don’t usually go out. I go to bed at about 11 o’clock. I always sleep well."
Yesterday was a typical working day for Sharon. Now, write what she did or didn’t do yesterday. [Note: some sentences will require you to add more information found in Sharon’s story above. These are denoted by " ? " in the sentences below.
1. She ___________ at 7 o’clock. (get up)
2. She _____________________ a big breakfast. (have)
3. After she ate breakfast, she_____________________ .(walk / where?)
4. It _____________________ to get to work. (take / how long?)
5. She _____________________ working at 8:45. (start)
6. She _____________________ lunch. ( eat)
7. She _____________________ at 5 o’clock. (finish)
8. _____________________ (be) tired when _____________(get) home yesterday.
9. _____________________ a meal yesterday evening. (cook)
10. _____________________ yesterday evening. (go out)
11. _____________________ at about 11 o’clock. (go/ where?)
12. _____________________ well last night. (sleep)
Choose one of the verbs below and put it in the appropriate form for the following sentences:
buy catch pay drink fall hurt sell spend teach throw win write
1. Mozart ______________ more than 600 pieces of music.
2. "How did you learn to drive?" "My father ________________ me."
3. We couldn’t afford to keep our car, so we ________________ it.
4. I was very thirsty. I ________________ the water very quickly.
5. Paul and I played tennis yesterday. He’s much better than me, so he ________________ easliy.
6. Don ________________ down the stairs this morning and ________________ his leg.
7. Jim ________________ the ball to Sue, who ________________ it.
8. Ann ________________ a lot of money yesterday. She ________________ a dress which she ________________ $1000 for!