Tenses are forms of verb that shows the time, continuation of an action. It may also show the state that is expressed in connection with the moment at which a statement is made. Tenses are mainly categorised into three forms Past, Present and Future. Present Tense, Past tense and Future tenses all are further divided into four categories , Simple, Continuous , Perfect and Perfect continuous
Tenses Worksheets for CBSE Class 6
EXERCISE 1 ( PAST TENSE )
Pick the words from the brackets to complete the sentences in the past form of the verb:
- I …………………………. him yesterday. (meet/met)
- He ……………………………. asleep while he was driving. (fall/fell)
- I ………………………… a new bicycle last week. (buy/bought)
- We ………………………….. our homework half an hour ago. (completed/complete)
- I …………………………….. an old classmate of mine at the library. (see/saw)
Past Simple Statements – Exercise
Form complete sentences in the past simple (affirmative or negative),
without contractions, using the information provided.
Q: I / to know / not / where he lived
A: I did not know where he lived.
- the postman / to be / late again
- Felicity / to grow / tomatoes in her garden
- he / to understand / not / the project
- we / to fail / to finish in time
- they / to give / not / us the bag of flour
- Liam / to ask / not / the question politely
- the hummingbirds / to build / a nest in our attic
- the piano / to look / too old to use
- The postman was late again.
- Felicity grew tomatoes in her garden.
- He did not understand the project.
- We failed to finish in time.
- They did not give us the bag of flour.
- Liam did not ask the question politely.
- The hummingbirds built a nest in our attic.
- The piano looked too old to use.
Mixed Past Continuous Tenses Exercise
Complete the following dialogue with the appropriate past continuous
affirmative, negative or question form, using the information in brackets.
Simon: Do you know what I just saw? An ice cream van
(1) ___________________ (to drive) down our road.
Carl: Really? (2) ____________ (they / to sell) ice cream? It’s
Simon: Well, (3) ______________ (it / to play) music, so I think they
Carl: (4) ________________ (the van / to go) to the beach?
Simon: It couldn’t have been; (5) _____________ (the driver / to head / not) in the right direction.
Carl: Then where (6) _________________ (he / to plan) to park?
Simon: Hmm. (7) _____________________ (something / happen / not) in the
town centre earlier today?
Carl: Of course! (8) ___________________ (they / open) a new sports shop
Simon: Oh! I (9) _________________ (to think) about going to that, but I
decided not to.
Carl: But (10) ____________________ (you / to expect / not) ice cream! Let’s
Simple Present Tense : To show a fact or something that is always true. For example ‘The heart pumps blood through the body‘.
Present Continuous Tense : We use the present continuous tense to show that we are in the middle of an activity at the given moment or that an action is in progress at the given moment. It also states that an activity which started in the past and is continuous into the future. For example ‘ I am eating my lunch‘
Present Perfect Tense : This tense connects the present to the past. It describes an action that happened in the past and goes right into the present moment. It does not tell us the time of the action but tells us the outcome of the action. For Example ‘Ravi is gone‘
Present Perfect Continuous Tense : Used for an action that began in the past and has been continuing up to now. For example ‘Neetu and I have been talking about visiting Jaipur.
Simple Past Tense : We use the simple past tense for events that happened or started and completed in the past and that have no relation with the present. For example ‘ I finished my lunch an hour ago ‘
Past Continuous Tense: Past continuous tense describes actions or events in a time before now, which began in the past and were still going on at the time of speaking. It expresses unfinished or incomplete action in the past. For example , ‘I was playing‘
Past Perfect Tense : It suggests an earlier past. When we are already talking about a past action, we will have to use the past perfect tense to refer to an action that took place even earlier. For Example, ‘ I had not played‘
Simple Future Tense : It talks about an action that will take place in the future. For example ‘ I will see you tomorrow‘
Future Continuous Tense: It talks about an action that will take be in progress at a time in future. For example ‘I shall/will be writing the letter‘
Future Perfect Tense : To show that an activity will be completed by a specified time in the future. For example ‘ I will have saved about one thousand by the month end‘