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797 FREE Past Simple Worksheets

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Mysterious Celebrity

Mysterious Celebrity

This is a great gap-fill exercise to practice asking and answering questions in Past Simple for elementary students. This activity can involve up to 8 people with the aim to collect all the inform ...
8 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Impossible by James Arthur

Song Worksheet: Impossible by James Arthur

Very popular at the moment with the teens. My students were a bunch of girls and they loved it. You can pre-teach the past simple, review the regular and irregular verbs. After the listening exerc ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Irregular Verbs Memory Card Game For Intermediate Students

Irregular Verbs Memory Card Game For Intermediate Students

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This is a second series of irregular verbs I've made into a card game (see earlier irregular verbs memory card game elsewhere on this site). The verbs in this series are totally different from the ...
11 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Simple Past Regular Verbs Affirmative Form

Simple Past Regular Verbs Affirmative Form

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This is a fun activity designed for beginners. It explains in an easy way the simple past of regular verbs only in affirmative form. It deals with explanation of the rules of pronunciation of the ...
5 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Don't Worry, Child

Song Worksheet: Don't Worry, Child

Great for teenagers! This listening activity is quite simple. Students must listen and either cross out words they don't hear, fill in the blanks or correct sentences. There's no specific grammar ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Overview of Past Tenses

Overview of Past Tenses

This PPT contains rules of usage of all the past tenses including examples for each situation. With the help of these sentenses you can elicit these rules from your students if they are upper-inte ...
12 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Practicing Verb Forms: Past

Practicing Verb Forms: Past

This power point presentation has a lot of sentences to be completed based on pictures. The sentences must be finished in the past simple, continuous or perfect. Very good to practice imagina ...
10 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Love Story by Taylor Swift

Song Worksheet: Love Story by Taylor Swift

There are 2 sheets, the first is a multiple choice fill-in-the-blanks of the lyrics, the second sheet consists of comprehension questions, a grammar section (including the past simple, past contin ...
4 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Dates and Past Simple - Pairwork (Major Historical Events)

Dates and Past Simple - Pairwork (Major Historical Events)

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Pairwork Speaking Activity - Major Historical Events. Cut out the cards to use for a pairwork activity – one person must say the date correctly and describe the event, the other must gu ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John

Song Worksheet: Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John

Song worksheet  for simple past tense. One of the most famous songs from Elton John. It's a filling in the blank worksheet using simple past verbs. When teaching simple past our students need ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Gotcha! Game - Past

Gotcha! Game - Past

This is a very nice activity to be done in pairs and it takes around 20 minutes. One student gets the "A" and the other one gets the "B" part. They ask each other the questions using the Simple Pa ...
11 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Simple Past- Past Continuous

Simple Past- Past Continuous

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I used this worksheet with students who have shown a weakness in understanding the two tenses and were really confused when confronting them in activities. It proved to be very useful. It contain ...
6 Pre-Intermediate
The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

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This text contains vocabulary connected with the history of surfing. It`s good for a team work where two teams in turns try to guess the exact word for each gap from the sentence context. If ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: I Knew You Were Trouble (Simple Past )

Song Worksheet: I Knew You Were Trouble (Simple Past )

I used the song I Knew You Were Trouble to help my students with some irregular verbs in the Past Simple Tense. In this worksheet, students first complete the Past Simple Tense of the verbs in b ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Classy Girls by The Lumineers (the Past)

Song Worksheet: Classy Girls by The Lumineers (the Past)

"Classy girls", a fairly easy to understand song by the Lumineers for teaching verbs in the past tense to elementary students. A gap filling exercise to use regular and irregular verbs. It can be ...
3 Elementary
Past Simple through Reading Elementary Worksheet

Past Simple through Reading Elementary Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for revising the past simple tense through reading at elementary level. Students are asked to read the text, mark the sentences as true or false and answer the questions given.
10 Elementary
'Was' and 'Were' Worksheet for Homework

'Was' and 'Were' Worksheet for Homework

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Print this worksheet for class homework. Was and were past simple exercises.This exercise focuses on using correct singular and plural forms  of the verb to be in the past.
8 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Viva la Vida

Song Worksheet: Viva la Vida

This is a simple listening comprehension exercise. Students can enjoy this great song and practise  past simple at the same time. Songs are a way of getting students involved into learning. I ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Reading Comprehension: If I Listened to my Parents, I Would Never Lose my Leg.

Reading Comprehension: If I Listened to my Parents, I Would Never Lose my Leg.

This is a readig comprehension text about a fifteen-year-old boy who disobeyed his parents. After reading the text my learners are asked to do some activities. It is suitable for intermediate stud ...
17 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Ang Lee's Life of Pi ( Group Follow up Activities)

Movie Worksheet: Ang Lee's Life of Pi ( Group Follow up Activities)

This is a selection of fun activities that you can do after watching Life of Pi. I've used this with 5th and 6th graders with great success. They can put themselves in Pi's shoes, they can cut a ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Don't tell me by Avril Lavigne

Song Worksheet: Don't tell me by Avril Lavigne

A song to work with the Simple Past. Students work with the past forms of certain verbs and also with some questions in that tense. They complete a chart with the correct form of the verbs.You can ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Conversation: the Weekend

Conversation: the Weekend

A good worksheet to practice speaking and weekend/ free time / leisure time vocabulary . I have used this with Elementary, Pre-Int and Int, and it can be adjusted according to the  level. I l ...
11 All levels
Ad Mad Game

Ad Mad Game

Ad Mad Worksheet - Identify the Tense used in these popular Taglines and write your answers in the space provided. To learn English Grammar visit Magic Pathshala English Resources. For follow up ...
6 All levels
Past Simple 2/2: Negative, Interrogative & Mixed Forms (28 Slides)

Past Simple 2/2: Negative, Interrogative & Mixed Forms (28 Slides)

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The 2nd ppt on the past simple consists of 28 slides to revise/learn the past simple of regular & irregular verbs in the negative and interrogative form (including short answers). Then the stu ...
10 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Past Simple 1/2: Affirmative (21 Slides)

Past Simple 1/2: Affirmative (21 Slides)

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The 1st ppt consists of 21 slides to teach/revise the past simple of regular and irregular verbs with some grammar (how to form it, spelling, examples) and lots of practice to help students when u ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate

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