exercice sur le preterit anglais

Exercice sur le preterit anglais

Voici deux exercices sur le preterit anglais pour vous entraîner avec TO BE (was et were) à la forme affirmative, négative et interrogative.

Les corrections se trouvent en bas de page.

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Exercice 1

Was ou were ?

Mettez le verbe entre parenthèses à la forme affirmative ou négative au preterit anglais:

  1. It (be) cold last night => It was cold last night.
  2. she (be) thirsty => 
  3. we (be) late for the movie => 
  4. I (be) tired yesterday => 
  5. The exam (be) difficult => 
  6. They (be) in Paris last week => 
  7. You (be) in the supermarket when I saw you => 
  8. The movie (be) fun => 
  9. We (not/be) on the train when I called => 
  10. You (not/be) here when she came => 
  11. She (not/be) my girlfriend => 
  12. He (be) early for the meeting => 
  13. The people we met last night (be) Japanese => 
  14. That woman (not/be) Australian => 
  15. Tom (not/be) late for the class => 
  16. The meal (not/be) very good => 
  17. They (not/be) my parents => 
  18. I (not/be) rude to the teacher => 
  19. The exam (not/be) easy => 
  20. They (not/be) tired when we arrived => 

EXERCICE 2

Formez les questions correctement:

  1. (you / be / tired last night)?  => Were you tired last night?
  2. (the movie / be / good)? => 
  3. (we / be / too fast)? => 
  4. (he / be / a writer when he was young)? => 
  5. (you / be / in the class last tuesday)? => 
  6. (he / be / a good player)? => 
  7. (he / be / on time)? => 
  8. (Tom and Tina / be / at the party)? => 
  9. (They / be / in London)? => 
  10. (where / you / be)? => 
  11. (what / that noise / be)? => 
  12. (who / that boy / be)? => 
  13. (how / the party / be)? => 
  14. (where / the key / be)? => 
  15. (why / the window open / be)? => 
  16. (who / the singer / be)? => 
  17. (how / your holiday / be)? => 
  18. (what / the weather like / be)? => 
  19. (why / the kids awake / be)? => 
  20. (Sam / be / at the bar)? => 

EXERCICE 3

Formez les phrases correctement (interrogatives, affirmatives et négatives):

  1. (I / be / at the pub last night) => I was at the pub last night.
  2. (the dogs / be / quiet)? => 
  3. (we / be / in a supermarket when you called)? => 
  4. (I / be / late)? => 
  5. (he / be / a football player when he was young) => 
  6. (where / we / be)? => 
  7. (you / be / okay)? => 
  8. (we / be / too tired) => 
  9. (how / the movie / be)? => 
  10. (they / be / late for the meeting) => 
  11. (you / be / in the garage) => 
  12. (what / her name / be)? => 
  13. (it / not / be / hot) => 
  14. (he / be / handsome)? => 
  15. (he / not / be my husband at the time) =>  
  16. (he / be / scared) => 
  17. (why / you / be / late)? => 
  18. (you / not / be / early) => 
  19. (they not / be / happy together) => 
  20. (we / not / be / in Korea) => 

 CORRECTION EXERCICE 1

  1. was
  2. was
  3. were
  4. was
  5. was
  6. were
  7. were
  8. was
  9. weren’t (ou were not)
  10. weren’t (ou were not)
  11. wasn’t (ou was not)
  12. was
  13. were
  14. wasn’t (ou was not)
  15. wasn’t (ou was not)
  16. wasn’t (ou was not)
  17. weren’t (ou were not)
  18. wasn’t (ou was not)
  19. wasn’t (ou was not)
  20. weren’t (ou were not)

CORRECTION EXERCICE 2

  1. Were you tired last night?
  2. Was the movie good?
  3. Were we too fast?
  4. Was he a writer when he was young?
  5. Were you in the class last tuesday?
  6. Was he a good player?
  7. Was he on time?
  8. Were Tom and Tina at the party?
  9. Were they in London?
  10. Where were you?
  11. What was that noise?
  12. Who was that boy?
  13. How was the party?
  14. Where was the key?
  15. Why was the window open?
  16. Who was the singer?
  17. How was your holiday?
  18. What was the weather like?
  19. Why were the kids awake?
  20. Was Sam at the bar?

CORRECTION EXERCICE 3

  1. I was at the pub last night
  2. Were the dogs quiet?
  3. Were we in a supermarket when you called
  4. Was I late?
  5. He was a football player when he was young
  6. Where were we?
  7. Were you okay?
  8. We were too tired
  9. How was the movie?
  10. They were late for the meeting
  11. You were in the garage
  12. What was her name?
  13. It wasn’t hot
  14. Was he handsome?
  15. He wasn’t my husband at the time
  16. He was scared
  17. Why were you late?
  18. You weren’t early
  19. They weren’t happy together
  20. We weren’t in Korea

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