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In pairs, look at the illustration below and describe it to your partner in a few sentences. Guess the title of a story by clicking one of the titles below.

Read the beginning of the {fairy tale;fairy tale = (n) a made-up story, usually for children featuring the life of fairies, dwarfs, giants , dragons and other creatures.} The Happy Prince and choose the right words to finish the sentences.

High above the city, on a tall column, {stood;had;glowed} the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he {had;glowed;stood} two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby {glowed;added;had} on his sword-hilt. He was very much admired indeed. "He is as beautiful as a weathercock," {remarked;wished;added} one of the Town Councillors who {wished;glowed;remarked} to gain a reputation for having artistic tastes; "only not quite so useful," he {added;feared;stood} fearing lest people should think him unpractical, which he really {was;were;did} not.

Read the text again and decide what tense is used to describe the statue of the prince. Check your ideas with the rules in the ‘Grammar Log’ that follows.


Past Simple Tense
When we want to express a past action or a series of past actions started and finished at a definite time in the past, we use the past simple tense.

Now, listen carefully to the recording and find out how the Happy Prince describes his life. Pay special attention to the activities he is talking about and the verbs used to describe them.

Which of the verbs below did you hear in the recording? Click them.

answered / asked / lived / loved / played / danced / liked / cared / helped
called / worked / talked / died / stopped/

According to the spelling rules, which of the answers are right? Choose.

People {stopped;stoped;stopd} to admire the statue of the Happy Prince.
The Swallow {played;plaied;playd} with the Reed.
It {occurred;occured;occurrd} to the Swallow his love would make a boring spouse.
The Swallow {hurried;hurryed;hurrid} to catch up with his friends on their way to Egypt.
The Swallow {arrived;arriveed;arrive} in the city at night time.
The Swallow {panicked;paniked;paniced} , but then found a shelter at Prince's feet.