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English Grammar 101 (T3): Pre-Intermediate - past simple/continuous, irregular verbs, linking words, prepositions

Pre-intermediate

- Past simple

- Past continuous

- Irregular verbs

- Linking words

- Prepositions


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I was born in Africa _____ 1970.

2

My parents moved back to England _____ I was five.

3

We lived in Bristol _____ three years.

4

I left college three years _____.

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I found a flat on my own _____ last year.

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I usually go home _____ the weekend.

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I didn’t go home ____ weekend because some friends came to stay.

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They arrived _____ three o’clock _____ the afternoon.

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_____ Saturday evening we went out to a concert.

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_____ we got home we listened to some music.

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We got up late _____ Sunday morning.

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_____ the afternoon we went for a walk.

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I bought a car a few weeks _____.

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I had an accident _____ last night.

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It happened _____ seven o’clock _____ the evening.

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I took my car to the garage _____ this morning.

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It will be ready _____ two weeks.

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I _____ a friend while I _____ the shopping.

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I _____ for my things when I ____ someone call my name.

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I _____ round and _____ Paula.

21

She _____ a bright red coat yesterday.

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We _____ to have a cup of coffee.

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While we _____ a drink, a waiter _____ a pile of plates.

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We all _____ a terrible shock.

25

While the waiter _____ up the broken plates, he _____ his finger.

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This morning I __(26)__ to work. I __(27)__ to go by bus because
the sun __(28)__. While I __(29)__ past the supermarket, I __(30)__
something strange. A man __(31)__ near me and he __(32)__ a
song very loudly on his own! He __(33)__ for a few minutes. Then
he __(34)__ a friend and he __(35)__ singing.
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36

I _____ a very good program on TV last night.

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While I _____ this morning, I _____ my money. I don’t know how.

38

Last week the police _____ Alan in his car because he _____ over eighty miles an hour.

39

How _____ your finger?

40

I _____ and I _____ the knife.

41

When I _____ at the party, everyone _____ a good time.

42

_____ a good time last night?

43

While I _____ to work this morning I _____ an old friend.

44

I _____ to get up this morning. It _____ and it was cold, and my bed was so warm.

45

I _____ to the news on the radio when the phone _____.

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But when I _____ up the phone, there was no one there.

47

I _____ hello to the children, but they didn’t say anything because they _____ television.

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What _____ at 8.00 last night?

49

We played tennis _____ two hours.

50

I worked on a farm _____ the holidays.

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