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    Past simple

    Complete the sentences; don't use any contracted forms.
    Question 11: use the British form of the verb.

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    1. Last Christmas, the family (to eat) a cake,

    2. and (to drink) hot chocolate on the terrace, in the sunlight near the beach. Angie,four-year-old, asked for an ice-cream too, with whipped cream on it,

    3. then the father (to pay) for the bill.

    4. Tom, the baby, (to lose) his temper

    5. because he (to be) hungry.

    6. The mother (to shake) the powdered milk in the water before bottle-feeding her baby.

    7. While feeding him, she (to tell) a story to her children.

    8. Tom swallowed the whole bottle and burped after feeding. The mother (to sing) a nursery rhyme to her baby to make him sleep.

    9. The whole family (to come) back home,

    10. and (to sit) down in front of the fireplace to warm themselves.

    11. Three hours later, Tom (to awake) : he was soaked in sweat, because he had had a nightmare.

    12. While Angie was looking at his father through the keyhole, wearing a Father Christmas' coat and putting gifts down at the foot of the tree in the garden, the mother (to give) a bath to Tom.

    13. The mother changed Tom who (to wear) new dry pyjamas, just in time to be fed,

    14. but Tom (to throw) his milk up, before burpering..., once more !

    15. While his mother was busy with Tom, Angie (to think) his father was a liar.

    16. Angie (can/ not) believe in Father Christmas anymore !

    17. Angie (to feel) disappointed and sulked for the whole evening.

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