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Storytelling - Simple Past Tense

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When we talk about past events we usually use the simple past tense. Read this famous children's story and change the simple tense verbs (in orange) to the simple past tense:

Jack and the Beanstalk

Once upon a time there _live_ a poor widow and her son Jack.

All they _have_ was a cow called Daisy.

When the cow _stop_ giving milk, Jack's mother _tell_ him to take their cow to the market and sell it.

On the way, he _meet_ an old man who offered "magic beans" in exchange for the cow and Jack _make_ the trade.

When he arrived home without any money, his mom became angry. She _throw_ the beans out of the window into the graden and _send_ Jack to bed.

During the night a giant beanstalk _grow_. Jack decided to climb it.

At the top of the beanstalk he _find_ a magical land where a giant lived.

Jack _steal_ gold and a magic hen from the giant.

The giant _chased_ Jack down the beanstalk.

When Jack _reach_ the ground he took an axe and _chop_ down the beanstalk.

The giant _fall_ and was killed when Jacked _cut_ down the beanstalk.

Jack and his mother lived happily and in great comfort for a long, long time.

Add the correctverb form to the boxes below. How many can you get right?

  • The simple past tense of live is:
  • The simple past tense of have is:
  • The simple past tense of stop is:
  • The simple past tense of tell is:
  • The simple past tense of meet is:
  • The simple past tense of make is:
  • The simple past tense of throw is:
  • The simple past tense of send is:
  • The simple past tense of grow is:
  • The simple past tense of find is:
  • The simple past tense of steal is:
  • The simple past tense of chase is:
  • The simple past tense of reach is:
  • The simple past tense of chop is:
  • The simple past tense of fall is:
  • The simple past tense of cut is: