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The key answer of exercise 3

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 12A - Strangers on a train for the textbook English File Beginner - Workbook with authors Christina Latham-Koenig, Clive Oxenden and Jerry Lambert from Oxford University Press


  1. Write the past simple forms of the verbs.
  2. Complete the sentences with the past simple form of a verb from a.
  3. Use the words to write past simple sentences and questions.
  4. Complete the conversation with the past simple form of the verbs in brackets.



  1. arrived
  2. asked
  3. did
  4. got up
  5. went
  6. had
  7. rented
  8. stayed
  9. visited
  10. waited


  1. went
  2. got up
  3. arrived
  4. had
  5. waited
  6. stayed
  7. asked
  8. did
  9. visited
  10. rented


  1. Where did you get married
  2. I didn’t like the food in that restaurant
  3. We saw a good film last night
  4. You didn’t call me yesterday
  5. Why did you buy a new car
  6. They booked the tickets online
  7. He sent me a text this morning
  8. Did you go to work by train yesterday
  9. She didn’t want a coffee
  10. Did you tell me your address


  1. Did you have
  2. It was
  3. I had
  4. did you have
  5. I bought
  6. Did you drive
  7. I got
  8. did you leave
  9. The taxi arrived
  10. I didn’t sleep