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English Grammar 101 (T8): Elementary - past simple, time, date, linking words, preposition, negatives and ago

Elementary

- Past simple

- Time expressions

- Linking words (because, when, until)

- Prepositions

- Negatives and ago

- What is the date?


1

Prince Charles _____ Canadian. He _____ English.

2

I _____ to be _____ artist when I _____ a child.

3

He _____ blind _____ the car accident _____ the beach.

4

My friend _____ a present _____ me _____ the Ramadan Holiday last year.

5

It _____ a lot _____ our holiday.

6

What a man he is! He _____ his passport and_____ keys _____ his car yesterday.

7

A: Did you watch a football match _____ TV?

B: No, I didn’t. But it was broadcast _____ radio.

8

Can I talk _____ Mr. Adams _____ your mobile phone?

9

It _____ a really bad joke; no one laughed _____ his joke.

10

I learned _____ the Internet that a pop concert is _____ the third _____ November.

11

Who’s the blonde girl _____ the first row?

12

You’ll find the poem _____ page 16.

13

They lived in this city _____ 1980.

14

The Greens lived in London _____ six years.

15

A: _____ is Amanda’s birthday?

B: It is _____ the 25th _____ December.

16

A: What is _____ today?

B: Today is _____ 1st of _____ .

17

A: When _____ Turkmenistan become Independent?

B: It _____ Independent on _____ .

18

A: _____ century is it now?

B: It is _____ .

A: What _____ the last century?

B: It was _____ .

19

A: _____ is the _____ month?

B: It is May.

A: Which is _____ 2 _____ month?

B: It is February.

A: Which is _____ 12th month?

B: It is December.

20

We _____ see Tom last night.

21

I _____ to the U.S.A. ten years ago.

22

What’s _____ television this evening?

23

Today’s the third _____ April.

24

I left the party early _____ I didn’t feel well.

25

They didn’t go to bed _____ midnight.

26

We met Ken’s brother last Saturday _____ they came for dinner.

27

I am _____ the mobile phone.

28

Some people try to find friends _____ the Internet.

29

We didn’t laugh _____ his joke.

30

There was a knock _____ the door.

31

We met fifty years _____ .

32

I didn’t feel well _____ I left the party early.

33

Peter couldn’t speak _____ he was 6.

34

I didn’t enjoy math lessons _____ I was at school.

35

Sally didn’t buy the red shoes _____ she couldn’t afford them.

36

We met Ken’s wife _____ her parents last Saturday.

37

She _____ see me.

38

Our teacher _____ come to school.

39

Paul _____ read until he was eight.

40

I often _____ have a lot of time, so I _____ do the shopping myself.

41

I _____ him three months ago.

42

We _____ in 1965.

43

Princess Diana _____ in 1997.

44

Alice _____ back from America last month.

45

Their son _____ born at 2 o’clock this morning.

46

I _____ have a shower yesterday evening.

47

I _____ the answer now.

48

I _____ bread this morning.

49

He was born _____ 1955.

50

130 __________

51

862 __________

52

999 __________

53

603 __________

54

387 __________

55

I liked the movie _____ I didn’t like the book.

56

I went to university, _____ Sandy didn’t.

57

She married _____ she was just eighteen.

58

We were together nearly every day _____ we left school twelve years later.

59

I didn’t see Sandy very often _____ we talked on the telephone.

60

We stopped for three-quarters of an hour _____ New York Airport.

61

Where is your mother? Is she _____ the hairdresser’s again?

62

I’ll finish the work _____ two weeks.

63

I’ll be home _____ 7 o’clock.

64

He lived with Nomads _____ the Sahara desert for two years.

65

I won’t stay _____ bed; I’ll just lie down _____ the bed for an hour.

66

I last saw her _____ the car park.

67

He grows corn _____ his farm.

68

They lived in Spain _____ the Second World War.

69

She opened her mouth so the doctor could look _____ her throat.

70

I cut myself _____ a knife.

71

You’d better go _____ the next plane to London.

72

She said hello _____ everyone except me.

73

She is worried ______ her exams.

74

Tell us _____ your holiday.

75

Mr. Collins always talks ______ himself.

76

Is it possible for me to keep it _____ Tuesday?

77

Who’s the man _____ the funny hat?

78

Will you come _____ bus or _____ a late train ?

79

I saw an accident _____ my way home.

80

The doctor gave me a prescription _____ my cough.

81

I usually stay at home _____ night.

82

I called you _____ seven o’clock yesterday.

83

Can’t you come _____ your bicycle?

84

She arrived _____ Friday.

85

We’ll go _____ Rio _____ June.

86

I was born _____ September 9th.

87

John and Mary are talking _____ the telephone.

88

Classes began _____ last week.

89

They took my temperature _____ the operation.

90

Do you want sugar _____ your tea ?

91

I’m afraid _____ falling trees.

92

She didn’t get a passing grade _____ her test.

93

I sometimes listen _____ the radio or watch _____ TV.

94

I always lie down _____ a swim.

95

Did you stay _____ a tent on your last holiday?

96

She put a bandage _____ the boy’s cut finger.

97

He has a pain _____ his leg.

98

The Prime Minister arrived ____ Tokyo last night.

99

I couldn’t get _____ school in time.

100

Ann stirred her coffee _____ a spoon.

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