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Past Simple Tense - Walking with Dinosaurs

MSMKH October 11, 2017

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students practice creating sentences in the past simple tense. They must use irregular verbs and create both affirmative and negative statements.
Scene summary:
A short video from the BBC series "Walking with Dinosaurs". Some speaking but questions do not rely on understanding the speech. Chose to use dinosaurs because they are in the past!
Video length: 2 minutes 48 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2017-10-11, 13:22:34 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Fill in the gap with the verb in the past tense.

Fill the gap: The stegosaurus ________________________ (to be) a herbivore.

2) Fill in the gap with the verb in past simple tense.

Fill the gap: The stegosaurus ________________________ (to have) metre long spikes on its tail.

3) Unscramble the sentence to make a question and answer in the past tense.

Put the words in order: No, it Stegosaurus large did brain? have Did a not. the

4) Unscramble the sentence to make a negative past tense statement.

Put the words in order: The did Allosauruses pizza. not smell

5) Fill the gap with the verb in the past simple tense.

Fill the gap: The baby dinosaurs ________________________ (to be) in danger.

6) Match these irregular base verbs with their past simple form.

Match the items:
eatgave
runran
catchcaught
giveate
seesaw

7) Fill the gap with the verb in the past simple tense.

Fill the gap: The stegosaurus ________________________ (to hit) the baby dinosaur with its tail.

8) Fill the gap with the verb in the past simple tense.

Fill the gap: The stegosaurus and the allosaurus ________________________ (to look) at each other.

9) Fill the gap to make a negative statement in the past tense.

Fill the gap: The dinosaurs ________________________ (to fight) in the riverbed.

10) Fill the gap to make a negative past simple sentence.

Fill the gap: Allosauruses ________________________ (to be) lions.

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