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Robin Hood's stories play in the medieval times from 1000-1200. They are in the past


Task
  1. Time to revise the Tenses.
    • Look up when to use Simple Past (I did … / I didn't do …).
    • In the past progressive you tell about longer actions (I was walking in the woods, when I saw a fox.)
  2. Who was bigger - who more dangerous? Can you compare adjectives?
  3. Do the interactive exercises.



Interactive Exercises

Simple Past

Break-out from Prison

Complete the sentences with the Simple Past tense forms of the verbs in brackets.

a. Many outlaws tried (to try) to break out of the prison.

b. Robin Hood robbed (to rob) money from the rich and gave (to give) it to the poor. He bought (to buy) a lot of food for them, too.

c. Many people around England heard|heared (to hear) the stories about Robin.

d. The outlaws were (to be) friendly guys and they helped (to help) the people from Nottingham. They had (to have) many fans.

e. They left (to leave) their life and chose (to choose) to follow Robin Hood.

Did they or didn't they?

Use positive or negative forms of the Simple Past.

a. Last week the Sheriff went (go) to Leeds. He didn't go (go) to Nottingham.

b. Robin Hood was(be) a hero. He wasn't (be) a criminal.

c. The outlaws did(do) many good things to the people of Nottingham. They didn't do (do) any bad things.

d. Many people saw(see) the movie with Kevin Costner, but they didn't see(see) the one with Russell Crowe.

a. Last week the Sheriff went (go) to Leeds. He didn't go (go) to Nottingham.

b. Robin Hood was(be) a hero. He wasn't (be) a criminal.

c. The outlaws did(do) many good things to the people of Nottingham. They didn't do (do) any bad things.

d. Many people saw(see) the movie with Kevin Costner, but they didn't see(see) the one with Russell Crowe.


When did they …?

Ask questions in the Simple Past.

a. When did the outlaws live (live / lots of outlaws) in the country?

b. When there was a new king (there is / new king) , did people in England have (have/ people in England) a bad time?

c. When the king needed money (king / need / money), did he take (he / take) everything from the people?

d. When the people didn't have (the people / not have) any money, did he want( he / want)their houses?

a. When did the outlaws live (live / lots of outlaws) in the country?

b. When there was a new king (there is / new king) , did people in England have (have/ people in England) a bad time?

c. When the king needed money (king / need / money), did he take (he / take) everything from the people?

d. When the people didn't have (the people / not have) any money, did he want( he / want)their houses?


Mixed Tenses - past or present?

Use positive or negative forms of the Simple Past or Simple Present .

Once upon a time (a long time ago) Winston, a Sheriff’s man met (to meet) Little John.

He said (to say) : “Give me your money. The Sheriff always collects (collect) your taxes (Steuern).

But Little John didn't have (not, to have) any money with him. So Winston was (to be) very angry. Afterwards he told( to tell) Robin about it.

Robin answered “Usually the Sheriff’s men are (to be) scared of us but this Winston always goes (to go) into the forest to rob us.”

Once upon a time (a long time ago) Winston, a Sheriff’s man met (to meet) Little John.

He said (to say) : “Give me your money. The Sheriff always collects (collect) your taxes (Steuern).

But Little John didn't have (not, to have) any money with him. So Winston was (to be) very angry. Afterwards he told( to tell) Robin about it.

Robin answered “Usually the Sheriff’s men are (to be) scared of us but this Winston always goes (to go) into the forest to rob us.”


Past Progressive

Be Careful!

These exercises are for year 6 and year 7 students only!

Diese Übungen sind nur für 6.- und 7. Klässler!


Robin and Little John

One day Robin was walking(walk) in the woods when he came(come) to a little river. There was a tree over the river.

While he was balancing (balance) across the water, another man tried(try) to cross the river.

No one wanted(want) to give way, so they were fighting(fight) to get past the other.

The fight lasted a long time. In the end Little John pushed (push) Robin into the water but he caught(catch) the other man and pulled (pull) him down, too. Then they were sitting (sit) in the water and were laughing.

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One day Robin was walking(walk) in the woods when he came(come) to a little river. There was a tree over the river.

While he was balancing (balance) across the water, another man tried(try) to cross the river.

No one wanted(want) to give way, so they were fighting(fight) to get past the other.

The fight lasted a long time. In the end Little John pushed (push) Robin into the water but he caught(catch) the other man and pulled (pull) him down, too. Then they were sitting (sit) in the water and were laughing.


When I was walking …

Comparisons

Better and bigger

Put in the comparative forms of the adjectives in brackets.

Maid Marian was the most beautiful(beautiful) lady in Sherwood Forest.

Sir Gilbert was the saddest (sad) man in England when the bad(bad) Sheriff took his money.

When he told the story, Robin became (wurde) angrier(angry) than ever and shouted: “We are stronger than(???) the Sheriff’s men, they aren’t as(???) powerful as we are! Let’s go and get the money back!”

Little John wasn’t as clever(clever) as Friar Tuck, who was the most intelligent (intelligent) of all the outlaws, but he was the biggest (big) of all.

Maid Marian was the most beautiful(beautiful) lady in Sherwood Forest.

Sir Gilbert was the saddest (sad) man in England when the bad(bad) Sheriff took his money.

When he told the story, Robin became (wurde) angrier(angry) than ever and shouted: “We are stronger than(???) the Sheriff’s men, they aren’t as(???) powerful as we are! Let’s go and get the money back!”

Little John wasn’t as clever(clever) as Friar Tuck, who was the most intelligent (intelligent) of all the outlaws, but he was the biggest (big) of all.



Robin Hood

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  1. Reading
  2. Use of English
  3. History