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Irregular verbs.....exercises

Post  MiStA Fouzi on Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:13 pm


Irregular verbs


a. Put the verbs in brackets in the simple past.




1-Imane ……………… to find that it was already ten o’clock. (awake)


2-I ……………… nervous as the final exam came closer. (become)


3-He ……………… reading ‘War and Peace’ last month and he still haven’t finished it. (begin)


4-A rich woman ……………… $2.000.000 for the two paintings. (bid)


5-The police ……………… the criminal’s hands behind his back. (bind)

6-Hicham El-Guerrouj ……………… the world record for the 1500 metres in 3.26.00 minutes. (break)

7-The BBC first ……………… in 1936. (broadcast)


8-They ……………… a new public library near my school. (build)
9-It was a huge fire and all the furniture ………………. (burn)

b. Put the verbs in brackets in the simple past.




1-She ……………… a woollen scarf for her husband in Paris. (buy)

2-The policewoman ran after the thief and ……………… him. (catch)


3-I ……………… first in the latest English test. (come)


4-The cat ……………… silently towards the mouse and caught it. (creep)


5-He ……………… his finger with a knife. (cut)


6-I woke up to find that I wasn’t really rich. I only ……………… it. (dream)


7-The old lady’s loneliness ……………… her to commit suicide. (drive)


8-My little brother ……………… over and hurt his knee. (fall)
9-She ……………… a piece of glass in the pizza. (find)

c. Put the verbs in brackets in the simple past.




1-When the hunter fired his gun the tiger turned and ……………… (flee)

2-My sister ……………… a job as a secretary in a bank. (get)

3-Jalil’s uncle ……………… him a digital camera for his birthday. (give)

4-My grandfather ……………… blind when he was sixty. (go)

5-The young man ……………… himself in a fit of depression. (hung)

6-A motorbike ……………… the old lady while she was crossing the street. (hit)


7-My grandmother ……………… a sweater for the coming winter. (knit)


8-She ……………… her baby gently down on its bed. (lay)
9-Pablo Picasso ……………… Spain and went to live in France. (leave)

d. Put the verbs in brackets in the simple past.




1-The paintings ……………… a touch of beauty to the office. (lend)


2-He ……………… his family in a road accident last year. (lose)


3-The manager’s stupid remark ……………… the situation worse. (make)


4-He ……………… the lawn once last month. (mow)

5-He............nearly $100 for these jeans. (paid)

6-I…………… in the newspaper that they found a cure for migraine. (read)


7-thetemperature nearly………..... to 45° yesterday. (rise)

8-The teacher ……………… we should hand in our composition on ‘air pollution’ before Friday. (say)
9- He……… his car for nearly nothing. (sell)
e. Put the verbs in brackets in the simple past.




1-He asked a man the way to the nearest post office but he ……………… me in the wrong way. (send)


2-Az he was very hungry, the wife ……………… a large bowl of soup in front of her husband. (set)
3-The young lady’s voice ……………… with sorrow as she described the deadly accident. (shake)

4-The hunter ………………the deer in its back. (shoot)



5-The little girl ……………… herself in her bedroom and refused to talk to her parents. (shut)


6-Titanic ……………… to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. (sink)



7-I only ……………… for a couple of hours last night. (sleep)



8-‘The murderer ……………… his hand into his pocket, took out a gun and killed the lady,’ the witness



9-said. (slide)



10-I ……………… two weeks in London last summer. (spend)



f. Put the verbs in brackets in the simple past.


    <LI class=Style19>Jalil ……………… round when he heard someone call his name. (spin)

    <LI class=Style19>She took a small sip of the juice and ……………… it out. (spit)

    <LI class=Style19>The bad weather ……………… our holiday. (spoil)

    <LI class=Style19>The terrorist kidnapped a little girl and ……………… a car. (steal)

    <LI class=Style19>The epidemic ……………… the village within a few days. (sweep)

    <LI class=Style19>It ……………… me five years to learn German. (take)

    <LI class=Style19>My parents ……………… always to tell the truth. (teach)

    <LI class=Style19>He ……………… on my toe and didn’t even say sorry

  1. Tolstoy ……………… ‘War and Peace’. (write)
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