Exercise 3: English irregular verbs (past simple)

(Practise conjugating irregular verbs in the simple past)

Past simple of irregular verbs – cloze test (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

Fill the gaps with the correct past simple form of the irregular verbs in brackets.

  • Example: “Last week I ______ the lottery.” (win) → “Last week I won the lottery.”

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

  1. You your car keys? What did you do? (lose)
  2. Mary a very nice dress that day. (wear)
  3. We them a letter of complaint but they haven’t answered yet. (send)
  4. Two hours ago I the door. Why is it open now? (shut)
  5. I really adore my uncle. He me a lot when I was young. (teach)
  6. Last time we went shopping my wife almost 800 euros on clothes. (spend)
  7. That was funny. Although she was speaking French, I everything. (understand)
  8. The neighbour’s son our kitchen window last month. (break)
  9. A few weeks ago I Tom at a party. (meet)
  10. Last night my husband me up at two o’clock. I was so angry. (wake)

Exercises and explanations relating to ‘Irregular verbs in the past simple’

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