Past Tense Worksheets

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Title
Did you have a good time in Rome?
Target Structure
Conversation, Role-Play, Discussion
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This vacation-themed worksheets gives intermediate-level students the opportunity to build their knowledge of natural expressions when talking about a recent trip.

There is a warm-up, followed by a colocation quiz.

The students can then work on a gap-fill conversation, comprehension questions, more vocabulary work, role-play and discussion.

Expressions studied include:

* do a lot of sightseeing
* experience something for yourself
* be worth the wait
* pre-book tickets

...and much more!

If you have lower-level students looking for a similar theme, be sure to check out 'Your Last Vacation / Holiday'

 


 

Title
Did you see the new Star Wars movie?
Target Structure
Present Simple / Past Simple
Level
Elem to Pre-Intermediate
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at a basic conversation about seeing a movie.

There is a verb gap fill conversation, followed by comprehension questions checking your students skills with the past and present simple.

The lesson continues with a controlled substitution speaking exercise and free production.

The worksheet rounds off with discussion questions on films (and film franchises, such as Star Wars).

This worksheet is written for elementary and lower-intermediate level classes.

 


 

Title
Talking About Your School
Target Structure
Past Simple / Conversation
Level
Elementary
Time
40 minutes
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Description
Help your students to become more confident with the Past Simple!

This worksheet takes school-days as its theme. There is a question match game, followed by a gap fill conversation for your students to practice.

The lesson continues with a substitution speaking exercise, followed by language personalisation.

It's a great worksheet for lower-level students.

 


 

Title
My Best Vacation
Target Structure
Past Simple
Level
Elementary to Lower Intermediate
Time
60 minutes
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Description
Improve your students' confidence and fluency with the Past Simple with this travel English worksheet.

'My Best Vacation' (UK version: 'My Best Holiday') looks at four different kinds of vacation - backpacking, beach, a cookery course and a cruise.

Your students can read about four people's trips - or you can divide it up and have each student read one segment and then tell a partner about the trip.

This is followed by vocabulary building and a discussion exercises, where students think of the good and bad points of each kind of trip.

The lesson rounds off with another speaking activity, with students telling a partner about their best vacation.

This worksheet is written for lower-level classes.

 


 

Title
We were going to have a great time!
Target Structure
'Future in the Past' (Was going to)
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at 'was going to' for things that didn't actually happen. It's great for talking about plans that were cancelled.

After the lead-in question, there's a gap-fill conversation which your students can then practice, followed by comprehension questions, language work and role-plays.

This lesson is written for intermediate-level students, but you can adjust the lesson for other levels too.


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