The Simpsons – The Springfield Files: Simple Past x Past Continuous

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This excellent activity was provided by a reader from Argentina, Anahi Pesce. Thanks for sharing such an effective activity.

The Springfield files

Act. 1: Complete the sentences in the past simple or past continuous.
    It ___________ (HAVE) big eyes. It ________________ (GLOW) with a green light and it ___________________ (WALK) in the forest. (   )
  He ________________________ (RUN) when he _______________ (SEE) the word “die” and ____________________ (SCREAM). (   )
 They ____________________ (HAVE) breakfast when he ________________ (TELL) his family that the creature ____________ (BE) an alien. (   )
 He __________________ (WALK) in the forest when he ______________ (HEAR) a strange sound. (   )
A bus _________________ (COME). It ________________ (BE) the Springfield Orchestra. (   )
e.      Homer _________________ (BE) at Moe’s bar. He __________________ (DRINK) some beer. (   )
f.        He _______________ (TRIP) over. He ______________ (FALL) to the ground. (   )
g.       He ________________ (SEE) a very strange creature.(   )
h.      He _________________ (GET) home. When he _________________ (ENTER) the bedroom, Marge _____________________ (WAIT) for him. It ________________ (BE) 2 am. (   )
    It ____________________ (SAY) “Don’t be afraid”. Homer _______________ (RUN) away. (   )
He ________________ (BE) drunk. He ________________ (DECIDE) to walk home. )   (   )

Act. 2: Watch the video segment. Put the events (a-j) in the correct order (1-10).

Act. 3: Write Homer’s full story. Use the words in the box to connect the sentences.

One evening,…           so…                  because….                 Next,…       Suddenly…            After that,…             In the end,…

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