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  1. 1. AFFIRMATIVE NEGATIVE INTERROGATIVE I was I was not I wasn’t Was I? You were You were not You weren’t Were you? He was He was not He wasn’t Was he? She was She was not She wasn’t Was she? It was It was not It wasn’t Was it? We were We were not We weren’t Were we? You were You were not You weren’t Were you? They were They were not They weren’t Were they? SHORT ANSWERS We use the Past Tense of to be: for jobs. Shakespeare was a famous writer. Complete the sentences with was, were, for places. Yes, I was No, I wasn’t wasn’t, in Madrid last week. She was weren’t. Yes, you were No, you weren’t to describe people, animals and things. Yes, he was No, he wasn’t The bus was red. Yes, she was No, she wasn’t to talk about age. I couldn’t sleep last night because my neighbours Yes, it was No, it wasn’t I was two when my sister was born. Yes, we were No, we weren’t ________ very noisy. to talk about the weather and the time. Yes, you were No, you weren’t Carla ________ very hot yesterday. It was very happy yesterday because it Yes, they were No, they weren’t It was 5.30 when she arrived. ________ her birthday and got a lot of presents. The weather ________ good last week. It was terrible! Past time expressions used with was and were are: Andy ________ very tired after a hard day at work. yesterday (yesterday morning...) ago (an hour ago, two months ago...) I went to your house yesterday, but you ________ last (last night, last week, last summer...) Change these sentences into the in 1980 Where ________ you? there. affirmative, negative or interrogative form. A lot of people ________ at the meeting on Monday evening. The children were excited about the excursion. Kim ________ in hospital a week ago. She had a  broken leg. Complete the sentences with was or Complete the sentences with wasn’t or _____________________________________ were. Mark ________ happy on his first day at school. He weren’t. cried a lot. ?My friends ________ at the party last Saturday. Tom’s grandparents ________ from Italy, so he could Peter ________ here three days ago. speak Italian very good.I ________ very bored last night. _____________________________________ The hotel room ________ very big. David and Ana ________ at home on Saturday. TheyThey ________ late this morning. _____________________________________ They ________ happy when they heard the went out with their friends.Where ________ you on Friday a very good singer.  My grandmother wasn’t evening? news. Karen ________ at the gym yesterday morning. SheHarry’s house ________ warm and cosy. I ________ well last week. was running in the park. ?The cat ________ at the top of the tree. Pam and Fredo’clock when with their friends It ________ 7 ________ I arrived home.The teacher and the students ________ at the My yesterday. ________ born 5 years ago. twin brothers _____________________________________ museum yesterday. Mozart and Beethoven ________ weekend. You ________ at the pub last painters. They _____________________________________My father ________ at home at lunchtime. ________ famous composers. My boss ________ very friendly to me.  The exam ________ easy, so I failed it.________ Peter busy yesterday afternoon? The mice ________ in the kitchen. _____________________________________ I ________ twenty-five when I started working.Sarah and Tony ________ in London last July. The meal of the restaurant ________ very good. ? Were my friends and I at the mountains on The kids ________ hungry and they didn’t finish their We ________ in Rome in June. Saturday? dinner. I was afraid of the dark when I was a child. 
  2. 2. ? _____________________________________ _____________________________________  _____________________________________ ? Was it sunny last weekend? Make questions with the following words Write these questions in the correct and was or were. Then look at the order, then match them with the pictures and give short answers. For the answers. negative ones, write the correct answer.1. it / cold / last winter / ? job / was / what / Peter’s / ? _____________________________________ ______________________________________ _____________________________________ were / where / from / your grandparents / ?2. Louis / asleep / at 2 o’clock / in the morning / ? ______________________________________ _____________________________________ your parents / how old / when they got married / were _____________________________________ /?3. Brad and Vicky / late for school / this morning /to Write the words in the correct order ? ______________________________________ make sentences. _____________________________________ was / Andy’s birthday / when / ? _____________________________________ ______________________________________ at school / Mrs. Jones / my teacher / was sad / the children / why / were / ?4. the lion / in the jungle / last week / ? _______________________________________ ______________________________________ _____________________________________ in bed / yesterday / weren’t / at eight o’clock / the _____________________________________ the weather / like / what / yesterday / was / ? kids5. your uncle and aunt / well / yesterday / ? ______________________________________ _______________________________________ _____________________________________ was / when / your science exam / ? you / this morning / hungry / were / ? _____________________________________ ______________________________________ _______________________________________6. was (sing.) / at theat university you / I / in 1990 / cinema / yesterday night / ? you / where / were / yesterday morning / ? _____________________________________ ______________________________________ Correct the _______________________________________ mistakes. _____________________________________ last Sunday / were / Robert and Paula / at the7. church / dressed up / last Halloween / ? Andrew a. It was on 4th May. _______________________________________ _____________________________________ b. 4He was a you last year? 1 3 How old was waiter. wasn’t / the shop assistant / to us / very _____________________________________ It was very cold and windy.5 c. ______________________________________8. friendly / tired 2 after the party / ? you (pl.) / These nurses wasweren’t with their friends. d. Because they very helpful. _______________________________________ _____________________________________ e. ______________________________________ It was yesterday, and it was very difficult. Mark / worried / was / about the exam / ? _____________________________________ I weren’t at home yesterday. f. They were from Germany. ______________________________________9. _______________________________________ Melissa / at work / last week / ? g. We were at the shopping centre all morning. Angela born in 1980. in the bedroom / the dogs / Tom / with / 6 _____________________________________ h. My father9 10 was twenty-nine and my mother was 8 ______________________________________ were 7 _____________________________________ Thetwenty-six. was busy? restaurant10. _______________________________________ Charles and Elisabeth / at home / for dinner / ? ______________________________________ _____________________________________ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 _____________________________________
  3. 3. ANSWER KEY
  4. 4. 1. The children weren’t excited about the excursion. 1. were 1. wasn’t Were the children excited about the excursion?1 2. was 2 2. wasn’t 3 3. were 3. weren’t 2. My grandmother was a very good singer. 4. were 4. wasn’t Was my grandmother a very good singer? 5. was 5. weren’t 3. My friends and I were at the mountains on Saturday. 6. was 6. weren’t My friends and I weren’t at the mountains on 7. were 7. wasn’t Saturday. 8. was 8. weren’t 9. Was 9. wasn’t 4. I wasn’t afraid of the dark when I was a child. 10. were 10. weren’t Was I afraid of the dark when I was a child? 5. It was sunny last weekend. It wasn’t sunny last weekend. 1. were4 2. was, was 3. wasn’t 1. Mrs. Jones was my teacher at school. 4. was 5 2. The kids weren’t in bed at eight o’clock yesterday. 5. weren’t, were 3. Were you hungry this morning? 6. were 4. I was at university in 1990 7. was 5. Robert and Paula were at the church last Sunday. 8. wasn’t 6. The shop assistant wasn’t very friendly to us. 7. Was Mark worried about the exam? 9. were 8. The dogs were in the bedroom with Tom. 10. weren’t 11. wasn’t 12. was 13. were 14. weren’t, were 15. wasn’t 16. was 1. How old were you last year? 17. weren’t 6 2. These nurses were very helpful. 3. I wasn’t at home yesterday. 4. Angela was born in 1980. 5. Was the restaurant busy? 71. Was it cold last winter? Yes, it was. 82. Was Louis asleep at 2 o’clock in the morning? No, he wasn’t. He was awake. What was Peter’s job?3. Were Brad and Vicky late for school this morning? Where were your grandparents from? Yes, they were. How old were your parents when they got4. Was the lion in the jungle last week? married? No, it wasn’t. It was at the circus. When was Andy’s birthday?5. Were your uncle and aunt well yesterday? Why were the children sad? No, they weren’t. They were ill. What was the weather like yesterday?6. Were you at the cinema yesterday night? When was your science exam? No, I wasn’t. I was at home. Where were you yesterday morning?7. Was Andrew dressed up last Halloween? Yes, he was.8. Were you tired after the party? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yes, we were.9. Was Melissa at work last week? b f h a d c e g No, she wasn’t. She was at the beach / on holiday.10. Were Charles and Elisabeth at home for dinner? No, they weren’t. They were at a restaurant.
  5. 5. 1. The children weren’t excited about the excursion. 1. were 1. wasn’t Were the children excited about the excursion?1 2. was 2 2. wasn’t 3 3. were 3. weren’t 2. My grandmother was a very good singer. 4. were 4. wasn’t Was my grandmother a very good singer? 5. was 5. weren’t 3. My friends and I were at the mountains on Saturday. 6. was 6. weren’t My friends and I weren’t at the mountains on 7. were 7. wasn’t Saturday. 8. was 8. weren’t 9. Was 9. wasn’t 4. I wasn’t afraid of the dark when I was a child. 10. were 10. weren’t Was I afraid of the dark when I was a child? 5. It was sunny last weekend. It wasn’t sunny last weekend. 1. were4 2. was, was 3. wasn’t 1. Mrs. Jones was my teacher at school. 4. was 5 2. The kids weren’t in bed at eight o’clock yesterday. 5. weren’t, were 3. Were you hungry this morning? 6. were 4. I was at university in 1990 7. was 5. Robert and Paula were at the church last Sunday. 8. wasn’t 6. The shop assistant wasn’t very friendly to us. 7. Was Mark worried about the exam? 9. were 8. The dogs were in the bedroom with Tom. 10. weren’t 11. wasn’t 12. was 13. were 14. weren’t, were 15. wasn’t 16. was 1. How old were you last year? 17. weren’t 6 2. These nurses were very helpful. 3. I wasn’t at home yesterday. 4. Angela was born in 1980. 5. Was the restaurant busy? 71. Was it cold last winter? Yes, it was. 82. Was Louis asleep at 2 o’clock in the morning? No, he wasn’t. He was awake. What was Peter’s job?3. Were Brad and Vicky late for school this morning? Where were your grandparents from? Yes, they were. How old were your parents when they got4. Was the lion in the jungle last week? married? No, it wasn’t. It was at the circus. When was Andy’s birthday?5. Were your uncle and aunt well yesterday? Why were the children sad? No, they weren’t. They were ill. What was the weather like yesterday?6. Were you at the cinema yesterday night? When was your science exam? No, I wasn’t. I was at home. Where were you yesterday morning?7. Was Andrew dressed up last Halloween? Yes, he was.8. Were you tired after the party? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yes, we were.9. Was Melissa at work last week? b f h a d c e g No, she wasn’t. She was at the beach / on holiday.10. Were Charles and Elisabeth at home for dinner? No, they weren’t. They were at a restaurant.
  6. 6. 1. The children weren’t excited about the excursion. 1. were 1. wasn’t Were the children excited about the excursion?1 2. was 2 2. wasn’t 3 3. were 3. weren’t 2. My grandmother was a very good singer. 4. were 4. wasn’t Was my grandmother a very good singer? 5. was 5. weren’t 3. My friends and I were at the mountains on Saturday. 6. was 6. weren’t My friends and I weren’t at the mountains on 7. were 7. wasn’t Saturday. 8. was 8. weren’t 9. Was 9. wasn’t 4. I wasn’t afraid of the dark when I was a child. 10. were 10. weren’t Was I afraid of the dark when I was a child? 5. It was sunny last weekend. It wasn’t sunny last weekend. 1. were4 2. was, was 3. wasn’t 1. Mrs. Jones was my teacher at school. 4. was 5 2. The kids weren’t in bed at eight o’clock yesterday. 5. weren’t, were 3. Were you hungry this morning? 6. were 4. I was at university in 1990 7. was 5. Robert and Paula were at the church last Sunday. 8. wasn’t 6. The shop assistant wasn’t very friendly to us. 7. Was Mark worried about the exam? 9. were 8. The dogs were in the bedroom with Tom. 10. weren’t 11. wasn’t 12. was 13. were 14. weren’t, were 15. wasn’t 16. was 1. How old were you last year? 17. weren’t 6 2. These nurses were very helpful. 3. I wasn’t at home yesterday. 4. Angela was born in 1980. 5. Was the restaurant busy? 71. Was it cold last winter? Yes, it was. 82. Was Louis asleep at 2 o’clock in the morning? No, he wasn’t. He was awake. What was Peter’s job?3. Were Brad and Vicky late for school this morning? Where were your grandparents from? Yes, they were. How old were your parents when they got4. Was the lion in the jungle last week? married? No, it wasn’t. It was at the circus. When was Andy’s birthday?5. Were your uncle and aunt well yesterday? Why were the children sad? No, they weren’t. They were ill. What was the weather like yesterday?6. Were you at the cinema yesterday night? When was your science exam? No, I wasn’t. I was at home. Where were you yesterday morning?7. Was Andrew dressed up last Halloween? Yes, he was.8. Were you tired after the party? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yes, we were.9. Was Melissa at work last week? b f h a d c e g No, she wasn’t. She was at the beach / on holiday.10. Were Charles and Elisabeth at home for dinner? No, they weren’t. They were at a restaurant.
  7. 7. 1. The children weren’t excited about the excursion. 1. were 1. wasn’t Were the children excited about the excursion?1 2. was 2 2. wasn’t 3 3. were 3. weren’t 2. My grandmother was a very good singer. 4. were 4. wasn’t Was my grandmother a very good singer? 5. was 5. weren’t 3. My friends and I were at the mountains on Saturday. 6. was 6. weren’t My friends and I weren’t at the mountains on 7. were 7. wasn’t Saturday. 8. was 8. weren’t 9. Was 9. wasn’t 4. I wasn’t afraid of the dark when I was a child. 10. were 10. weren’t Was I afraid of the dark when I was a child? 5. It was sunny last weekend. It wasn’t sunny last weekend. 1. were4 2. was, was 3. wasn’t 1. Mrs. Jones was my teacher at school. 4. was 5 2. The kids weren’t in bed at eight o’clock yesterday. 5. weren’t, were 3. Were you hungry this morning? 6. were 4. I was at university in 1990 7. was 5. Robert and Paula were at the church last Sunday. 8. wasn’t 6. The shop assistant wasn’t very friendly to us. 7. Was Mark worried about the exam? 9. were 8. The dogs were in the bedroom with Tom. 10. weren’t 11. wasn’t 12. was 13. were 14. weren’t, were 15. wasn’t 16. was 1. How old were you last year? 17. weren’t 6 2. These nurses were very helpful. 3. I wasn’t at home yesterday. 4. Angela was born in 1980. 5. Was the restaurant busy? 71. Was it cold last winter? Yes, it was. 82. Was Louis asleep at 2 o’clock in the morning? No, he wasn’t. He was awake. What was Peter’s job?3. Were Brad and Vicky late for school this morning? Where were your grandparents from? Yes, they were. How old were your parents when they got4. Was the lion in the jungle last week? married? No, it wasn’t. It was at the circus. When was Andy’s birthday?5. Were your uncle and aunt well yesterday? Why were the children sad? No, they weren’t. They were ill. What was the weather like yesterday?6. Were you at the cinema yesterday night? When was your science exam? No, I wasn’t. I was at home. Where were you yesterday morning?7. Was Andrew dressed up last Halloween? Yes, he was.8. Were you tired after the party? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yes, we were.9. Was Melissa at work last week? b f h a d c e g No, she wasn’t. She was at the beach / on holiday.10. Were Charles and Elisabeth at home for dinner? No, they weren’t. They were at a restaurant.

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