Friday, 10 June 2016

Past Tense Verb Activity

Read the following passage carefully. Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb in the bracket.  
   
  Mr Eugene Smith's young wife ___1___ ( survive ) for only a few days after the birth of her son. However, she had the ___2___ ( console ) of ___3___ ( hold ) the infant in her arms for a few moments before the nurse ___4___ ( take ) him away.
That evening, she ___5___ ( slip ) into a coma from which she never ___6___ ( wake ) up. Three days later she ___7___ ( die ).

Mr. Smith who had loved his wife ___8___ ( dear ) was badly affected by her ___9___ ( die ). He blamed his son for the death of his ___10___ ( love ) Elaine.


Answers  
   
  1. survived   2. consolation   3. holding   4. took   5. slipped   6. woke   7. died   8. dearly   9. death  10. beloved  
   
  Mr Eugene Smith's young wife survived for only a few days after the birth of her son. However, she had the consolation of holding the infant in her arms for a few moments before the nurse took him away.
That evening, she slipped into a coma from which she never woke up. Three days later she died.

Mr. Smith who had loved his wife dearly was badly affected by her death. He blamed his son for the death of his beloved Elaine.


 

Read the following passage carefully. Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb in the bracket.  
   
  Mount Fuji is the highest volcanic mountain in Japan. It last ___1___ ( erupt ) in 1707 and has long ___2___ ( look ) upon as a sacred mountain by many Japanese.
If you ___3___ ( be ) to go to Mount Fuji, or Fujiyama as it ___4___ also ______ ( be, know ), you would see many hot springs ___5___ ( bubble ) at the foot of the mountain.

Some people, ___6___ ( believe ) in the medicinal value of the springs, ___7___ ( bathe ) in them in the hope that their illnesses will ___8___ ( cure ) by the hot water.

Many Japanese hope to climb the mountain at least once in their lives. ___9___ ( complete ) the journey on foot, as some Japanese here had done, is not an easy task.

Mount Fuji is indeed a beautiful sight to behold. It is therefore not surprising that tourists from all over the world ___10___ ( visit ) it each year.



Answers  
   
  1. erupted   2. been looked   3. were   4. is, known   5. bubbling   6. believing   7. bathe   8. be cured   9. Completing  10. visit  
   
  Mount Fuji is the highest volcanic mountain in Japan. It last erupted in 1707 and has long been looked upon as a sacred mountain by many Japanese.
If you were to go to Mount Fuji, or Fujiyama as it is also known, you would see many hot springs bubble at the foot of the mountain.

Some people, believing in the medicinal value of the springs, bathe in them in the hope that their illnesses will be cured by the hot water.

Many Japanese hope to climb the mountain at least once in their lives. Completing the journey on foot, as some Japanese here had done, is not an easy task.

Mount Fuji is indeed a beautiful sight to behold. It is therefore not surprising that tourists from all over the world visit it each year.

2 comments:

K-6_ArtTeacher_Caribbean said...

Thank you for these ideas.

Antoinette Blair said...

Your welcome

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