Past Simple 1

Level:

Elementary

Category:

Grammar Exercises

Group:

The Past

Please select the correct answer for each of the below questions:

 
 

1 - What time did the meeting finish?

a - He didn't say exactly but he said it would be late afternoon.
b - Only ten minutes. He was in a hurry.
c - About ten minutes ago. It was dreadful, endless arguments.
d - I'm sorry. I didn't realise that it was confidential.
 

2 - Where did you stay the last time you were in London?

a - At the Novotel. It was excellent value for London.
b - Only ten minutes. He was in a hurry.
c - Tuesday, I think.
d - At least fifteen minutes.
 

3 - How long ago did she arrive?

a - At least fifteen minutes.
b - Tuesday, I think.
c - I did. Can you put him though on my phone?
d - I'm sorry. I didn't realise that it was confidential.
 

4 - Where did we buy that last computer?

a - Only ten minutes. He was in a hurry.
b - Tuesday, I think.
c - Some small independent shop, I think.
d - At least fifteen minutes.
 

5 - Why did you tell him that?

a - I'm sorry. I didn't realise that it was confidential.
b - Only ten minutes. He was in a hurry.
c - About ten minutes ago. It was dreadful, endless arguments.
d - At least fifteen minutes.
 
 

6 - What time did he say he was coming.

a - Only ten minutes. He was in a hurry.
b - I did. Can you put him though on my phone?
c - At least fifteen minutes.
d - He didn't say exactly but he said it would be late afternoon.
 

7 - How long did he stay?

a - Sorry. it completely slipped my mind.
b - I did. Can you put him though on my phone?
c - Only ten minutes. He was in a hurry.
d - Some small independent shop, I think.
 

8 - Which day did he say he was coming?

a - I'm sorry. I didn't realise that it was confidential.
b - At least fifteen minutes.
c - About ten minutes ago. It was dreadful, endless arguments.
d - Tuesday, I think.
 

9 - Why didn't you tell me that Harry had called?

a - Only ten minutes. He was in a hurry.
b - He didn't say exactly but he said it would be late afternoon.
c - I'm sorry. I didn't realise that it was confidential.
d - Sorry. it completely slipped my mind.
 

10 - Who asked a 'Bill Smith' to call them back?

a - I'm sorry. I didn't realise that it was confidential.
b - I did. Can you put him though on my phone?
c - At least fifteen minutes.
d - He didn't say exactly but he said it would be late afternoon.
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