Exercise 1: English irregular verbs (past simple)

(Practise conjugating irregular verbs in the simple past)

Past simple of irregular verbs – cloze test (difficulty: 2 of 5 – rather easy)

Fill the gaps with the correct form of the irregular verbs (given in brackets) in the simple past tense.

  • Example: “Tom ______ a new car.” (get) → “Tom got a new car.”

You can check your results with the button below after you have finished. If you still need help with the topic, reread the table of English irregular verbs. You may also use the hint button, but note that you will lose points for that.

  1. We at the cinema yesterday. (be)
  2. Last time I visited my grandma she such a good cake. (make)
  3. My friends were on holiday in Africa. They a lot of pictures. (take)
  4. Where’s Jonathan? – I don’t know. Last time I him was yesterday. (see)
  5. It to rain when we were walking home. (begin)
  6. The flight attendant to the passengers. (speak)
  7. Last week John a new car. (buy)
  8. Sandra a letter to her friend. (write)
  9. The sportsmen through the lake. (swim)
  10. What’s up with Tom? He away without saying anything. (go)

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