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4° Grade
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Past simple and appearance practice 1

Story Time

Do you know these popular stories? Match the title and the picture.

1)Hansel and Gretel 2)Little Red Riding Hood 3)Sherlock Holmes


4) Beauty and the Beast 5)Robin Hood 6)The Little Mermaid

A B C D E F

Which one is your favourite?

Complete the stories with the words in the box:

Sleeping Beauty

lived lived woke slept took was cast (lanzó)


grew came married cut saw

A long time ago there _________ a beautiful princess. She __________in a very high tower. A
wicked (malvada) fairy (hada) ___________ a spell (hechizo) and the princess ________ for a
hundred years. A big forest _________ around the tower. One day a handsome prince ________ to
the tower. He ________ his sword (espada) and _________ the trees. He ________ the princess
and ______ her with a kiss. The prince ____________ the princess and they ______ happily ever
after.

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Adapted from https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/short-stories-the-little-red-riding-hood.pdf
The Three Little Pigs

made tried ate built were lived fell blew was used
came

Once upon a time there ___________ three little pigs. One _________ a house with straw (paja),
one _________ a house with wood (madera) and the other _________ bricks (ladrillos). One day a
big bad wolf _________ and _________ to destroy the houses. He ________ on each house. The
houses of straw and wood _________ down and he ______ the pigs. The house of bricks ________
very strong so the final pig _______ a long and happy life.

Now complete the tables with the past simple verbs from the stories:

Present simple Past simple Present simple Past simple


live …………………….. be ……………………..
sleep …………………….. eat ……………………..
grow …………………….. make ……………………..
cut …………………….. build ……………………..
cast …………………….. use ……………………..
marry …………………….. blow ……………………..
be …………………….. try ……………………..
Answers:
take …………………….. fall ……………………..
Video Watching

“Little red riding hood”


You need your past simple verbs list 

Activity 1:

Think about your grandparents.

What’s their name?

______________________________________________________

What are they like?

______________________________________________________

How often do you see them?

______________________________________________________

Do they live near your house?

______________________________________________________

Activity 2:

Go to:

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/es/short-stories/little-red-riding-hood

Watch the story and put the sentences in order:

On her way she met a wolf.

Little Red Riding Hood looked at the wolf’s eyes, ears, nose and teeth.

1 One day Little Red Riding Hood went to visit her granny.

Little Red Riding Hood never saw the wolf again.

The wolf opened his mouth wide and Granny jumped out.

The wolf ran to Granny’s house and ate Granny up.

A woodcutter heard a loud scream and ran to the house.


Activity 3

Watch the story. Match what Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf say.

Granny, what big eyes you have! All the better to hear you with!

Granny, what big ears you have! All the better to eat you with!

Granny, what a big nose you have! All the better to see you with!

Granny, what big teeth you have! All the better to smell you with!

Activity 4

Write and draw!

Draw a picture of your granny or someone else in your family and write about them2.

You can use the words in the box and write affirmative or negative sentences.

glasses wear eyes hair big small short long kind imaginative clever
nice

_____________________________

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Remeber to use: she/he has = tiene
She/ he is= es
My grandma/ grandpa’s name is……………………………………………………...

She/ he..has............................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................. .....

..................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................. .....

..................................................................................................................................
Reading comprehension

Read and answer the questions.

This is Nelly. She’s a nurse. She’s tall and thin. She works at the
hospital. She looks after sick people.

She gets up at six o’clock in the morning. She takes a shower and puts
on her clothes. Then she eats breakfast at half past six. At seven o’clock,
she drives her car to the hospital.

Nelly starts work at eight o’clock. She cleans the rooms in the hospital.
Then, she helps the doctors. At twelve o’clock, she has lunch. She goes
home at five o’clock.

At home, she takes a shower and she cooks dinner. She has dinner at
half past six in the evening. Then, she watches TV. At ten o’clock, she
goes to bed.

1. What’s her name? _______________________________________

2. What is she? ___________________________________________

3. Where does she work? ___________________________________

4. Is she fat? ____________________________________________

5. Can she drive a car? _____________________________________

6. Does she get up at six o’clock? _____________________________


7. Does she eat breakfast at seven o’clock? _____________________

8. Does she cook dinner at the hospital? ________________________

9. Does she help the doctors? _______________________________

10. Does she go to bed at night? ______________________________

11. What time does she have lunch? ____________________________

12. What time does she have dinner? ___________________________

13. What time does she go to bed? ____________________________

Online practice

Las siguientes ligas contienen actividades tipo examen de certificación. Sólo deben leer las
oraciones y elegir la imagen que represente cada oración.

Nota: rubio = fair hair (UK) // light hair (USA)

https://assets.cambridgeenglish.org/activities-for-children/m-rw-08-which-person/story_html5.html?lms=1

Practica de números

https://assets.cambridgeenglish.org/activities-for-children/f-rw-01-which-number/story_html5.html?lms=1

https://www.liveworksheets.com/worksheets/en/English_as_a_Second_Language_(ESL)/Cardinal_numbers/English_Nu
mbers_1-99_cg24401sz