Newsies (Using the Past Simple)

Roger Walter

Grammar — Beginner Level
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Look at the photo and complete the sentences below using the past tense

  1. The boys   young when the picture was taken

  2. They   hats and jackets

  3. They   cigarettes

  4. They   straight hair

  5. They   to be seven or eight years old in this picture

  6. The picture   taken in Saint Louis in 1910

  7. These boys, called 'newsies',   newspapers in the street


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Is smoking still very popular among young people today? Why?

  2. Why do you think smoking was so acceptable and popular in the past?

  3. What are some other things that have changed a lot in the last 100 years?

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