William Shakespeare | English Grammar Exercise (Past Simple Verbs)

On this exact day in fifteen ninety-five (1595) William Shakespeare’s most famous play Romeo and Juliet was performed in London. A long time has passed since that day but four hundred and twenty-six years later we can say that this epic love story is probably still the most famous in the world.

So, let’s celebrate this wonderful day by practicing our simple past verbs!

Follow the text below, all about William Shakespeare, and fill in the gaps with the past simple verbs as you go. Enjoy!

William Shakespeare | Fill in the Gaps | Past Simple Verbs

Fill in the gaps with the correct past simple verbs.

English Grammar Exercise (Simple Past Irregulars)

One of the hardest things when you’re learning English are the irregular verbs! It’s difficult to remember them all. But, remember that learning a language is not a memorisation game, and consistent exposure to the language through comprehensible input (reading and listening at your level) will always be the best way to improve your use and recognition of these irregulars.

However, it is still good to practice with some grammar exercises now and then, so here we are with a Simple Past Irregulars exercise!

Have a quick look at the table here Common irregular verbs in English in a table (englisch-hilfen.de) and then try our quiz below to test your skills!

English Grammar Exercise | Simple Past Irregulars

Write the correct irregular past verb in the gap.

A Great Party | English Grammar Exercise (Simple Past Verbs)

Everyone loves a good party! At Scrambled Eggs we certainly do. Before the pandemic hit we hosted Language Exchanges that were always a good chance for people to meet up, have some drinks and a good time speaking languages! We hope to start those again as soon as possible of course.

For those of us a little older, our partying days are often good memories in the past. So here below is one of my favourite memories of good party I went to while at university. Use it to help you learn to put verbs into the past tense!

Enjoy the party!

A Great Party | Fill in the Gaps

Fill in the gaps using the simple past of the (verbs).