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PS AR RU P4 L8 The Simple Past Tense WS

PS AR RU P4 L8 The Simple Past Tense WS

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Primary 4: Rev Up! English

For each situation given, discuss with your friends what you would do.
Put a tick in the box to select your answer/s.

1. You are at the playground. A pleasant-looking stranger
approaches you and asks for help to find her dog. What
should you do?

(a) I should seek the help of other adults.

(b) I should help the stranger.

2. You are walking home from school and your school bag is
very heavy. A stranger drives past and offers to give you a lift
home. What should you do?

(a) I should get into the car since my bag is heavy and I am tired.

(b) Walk away from the car.

(c) Take down the license plate of the car and call the police.

3. You are home alone. The phone rings and you answer it. A
stranger is looking for your parents.

(a) Tell the stranger that my parents are not in and ask him to call
back when they return at 7 p.m.

(b) Tell the stranger that my parents are busy and cannot come to the
phone. I can take a message for them.

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Simple Past Tense

The regular simple past tense verbs usually end with a ‘-d’ or ‘-ed’ at the end of

the verb. The spelling of the verb does not change much.

Example 1: The police officer chased the thief.
chase – chased

Example 2: The police officer arrested the thief.
arrest – arrested

Example 3: The robber disguised himself as a security
guard.
disguise - disguised

The irregular simple past tense verbs do not usually end with a ‘-d’ or ‘-ed’ at the end

of the verb. The spelling of the verb changes.

Example 1: The police officer caught the thief.
catch – caught

Example 2: The police officer found the weapon.
find - found

Example 3: The thief wore a wig.
wear – wore

There are some irregular verbs that have the same form in the

simple present and the simple past tense. Below are a few common examples.

bet bet put put
cut cut quit quit
hit hit read read
hurt hurt set set
let let shut shut

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Forming questions in the Simple Past Tense

Example 1: What did you do this morning?

Question word + “did” + subject + infinitive form of verb

Example 2: Where did they go?

Question word + “did” + subject + infinitive form of verb

Example 3: Did he see the accident?
“did” + subject + infinitive form of verb

Exercise 1:
For each given answer, write the question in the Simple Past Tense.

1. Question: ?

Answer: She went to the bank with her sister.

2. Question: ?
Answer: Yes, the robber followed them.

3. Question: ?
Answer: The police caught the robber yesterday.

4. Question: ?
Answer: The police caught five robbers.

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The Simple Past Tense tells us about things that happened in the past.

Exercise 2: Read the news article below. Fill in the blanks with the
most suitable word. The first letter of the word is given.

Police 1) a a 40-year-old man for his involvement in
loanshark activities.

On 15th February, officers from Viva Police Division spotted Tan Boon Tat

behaving 2) s at 7.28 p.m. They

3) c a spot-check on him and found four Automated Teller
Machine (ATM) cards, two mobile phones, some bank transaction receipts and cash 4)

a to $1 650, believed to be related to loanshark activities.

Investigation showed that he had 5) s paint and 6)

w loanshark graffiti on 15 units that he vandalised. He also 7)

s fire to the main gate of a flat.

Boon Tat had previous convictions for theft, vandalism, robbery and drug-related 8)
o.

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Exercise 3:
Read the sentences below. Fill in the blanks with the correct answers.
Then draw tails to the fishes with the correct answers.

1. The police arrived at the of the crime.
a) site b) scene

2. Investigators the house for clues immediately.
a) combed b) detected

3. The forensic team the living room for fingerprints.
a) cleaned b) dusted

4. A witness gave the police a /an of what he had seen.
a) account b) view

5. Mr Low, the neighbour, was identified as a prime in the case.

a) criminal b) suspect

6. The police found that Mark had committed the crime.
a) clues b) evidence

7. Mr Low was with the murder of his neighbour.
a) billed b) charged

8. The judge him to thirty years in prison.

a) ordered b) sentenced

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Read the police report below and answer the questions on the next page.

VIVA POLICE DEPARTMENT
TO PROTECT AND SERVE

POLICE REPORT

Case No. 142312 Date: 16 /02/2019

Investigating Officer: Corporal Ho Prepared by: Sergeant Ku

Incident: Loanshark harrassment at Blk 555 Ah Long Estate

Date: 15th February 2019

8 p.m. 5
Madam Oh Man Yee was alone at home. She was watching Crime Watch on Channel
5 when she heard the door bell ring. At first, she thought that the news vendor was on
her rounds, collecting the monthly subscription. Just as she was about to open the
door, she heard shouting and loud banging. Horrified, she looked through the
peephole and saw two burly men outside. One was covered in tattoos while the other
wore a black cap.

The two men were shouting that she owed them five thousand dollars. They
threatened to vandalise her flat if she did not pay up.

8.10 p.m. 10
The two men left. Madam Oh quickly dialled 999. Viva Police were notified and
officers were dispatched.

8.20 p.m.
Madam Oh was in her bedroom, saying her prayers when she heard strange sounds.
She went to the peephole to take a look. The men had returned with a can of
paint. They splashed red paint on her door.

8.22 p.m. 15
Madam Oh heard shouting. Someone shouted, “Stop there!” One of the burly men yelled,
“Police! Run! Run!”

9 p.m. 20
Madam Oh heard a knock on her door. “Ma’am, Viva Police!” She looked into the
peephole and saw two officers in blue. She opened the door. The officers informed
her that three of their colleagues had arrested the loansharks. Madam Oh informed the
officers that she had lent money to her friends in need but never borrowed from anyone.
The police assured her that she was safe and the loansharks had gone to the
wrong flat in the first place.

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Exercise 4:
Read the passage on page 7 and answer the following questions.

1. What was Madam Oh doing at 8 p.m?

.

2. Who did Madam Oh think rang her doorbell at first? Circle the correct answer.

police officers loansharks news vendor

3. Which word in the passage has the same meaning as “muscular”?

4. Write 1, 2 and 3 in the blanks below to indicate the order in which the events occurred
in the police report.
The police officers informed Madam Oh that the loansharks had been
caught and promised her that she would not be harmed.
Two loansharks claimed that Madam Oh owed them money.
Madam Oh called the police.

5. Why did the loansharks return?

6. State whether each sentence is true or false. True/False
No. Sentence
a The police arrived in less than half an hour. 7
b The two men painted Madam Oh’s door red.
c Three police officers responded to the call.

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Exercise 5:
Read the following passage and correct the grammatical errors in
bold.

1.
A man was arrest for cheating several children of their mobile phones. One of

2. 3.
his victims report the crime to the police. The 53-year-old suspect, identify as Sam

4.
Song, was unemployed at the time of his arrest. The police find 12 mobile phones

5.
and 15 SIM cards on him. He reportedly prey on his victims at void decks near

6.
their schools in the west of Singapore. He tell them he was having an asthma attack

7. 8.
and need to call his son for help. After they lend him their phones, he would hit

them and take off.

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