1. Complete the sentences with the past simple affirmative and negative.

On 3rd April 1974 the US _____ (have) a 'Super Outbreak' of tornadoes. Between 2.00pm and 10.00pm 148 tornadoes (1) _______ (begin) in 13 different states in the US. These (2) _______ (include) six F5 tornadoes - the fastest and most dangerous type of tornado.
The first F5 tornado (3) _______ (hit) Ohio. It (4) _______ (kill) 33 and injured 1150 people. The tornadoes (5) _____ (travel) more than 1500 miles across the US and (6) _______ (not stop) until 8.00am the next day.



2. Look again at exercise 1 and write questions about the 'Super Outbreak'. Use the past simple.

1. What time ________________________________?
At 2.00pm.
2. How many _______________________________?
There were 148.
3. Where_______________________________?
It hit Ohio.
4. How far_____________________________?
More than 1500 miles.
5. When __________________________________?
At 8.00am the next day.


3. Circle the correct verb in each sentence.

1. Earthquakes destroy/fall intro/rise buildings.
2. Rain falls/loses/floods cites.
3. People miss/lose/find their lives.
4. Cars crash/destory/hit into trees.
5. Water rises/carries/lifts quickly.
6. Snow falls/floods/buries houses and people.
7. Rescue teams lose/find/bury survivors.


4. Rewrite the sentences in ex. 3 in the past simple.

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1.

On 3rd April 1974 the US had a 'Super Outbreak' of tornadoes. Between 2.00pm and 10.00pm 148 tornadoes (1) began in 13 different states in the US. These (2) included six F5 tornadoes - the fastest and most dangerous type of tornado.
The first F5 tornado (3) hit Ohio. It (4) killed 33 and injured 1150 people. The tornadoes (5) traveled more than 1500 miles across the US and (6) didn't stop until 8.00am the next day.

2.

1. What time did began 148 tornadoes ?
At 2.00pm.
2. How many tornades were in 13 different states in the US ?
There were 148.
3. Where was the first F5 tornado ?
It hit Ohio.
4. How far did travel the tornadoes ?
More than 1500 miles.
5. When did stop tornadoes ?
At 8.00am the next day.

3.

1. Earthquakes destroy buildings.
2. Rain falls cites.
3. People lose their lives.
4. Cars crash into trees.
5. Water rises quickly.
6. Snow buries houses and people.
7. Rescue teams find survivors.
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