Queen of Shoes – Past Simple Tense

they wear

Most people wear shoes.

they have – a body has

Most people have shoes.
Most people have shoes but not everybody has shoes.

No Shoes


they don’t have

Some people don’t have shoes.
Some people don’t have any shoes at all.

they have

Some people have no shoes.

Street Children

they played

A group of street children played in the street.

Football

they were playing

They were playing in the street.
They were playing football.

they were not wearing

They were not wearing shoes.


They were playing – were not wearing

They were playing football but they were not wearing any shoes.
They were playing barefoot.

The Shoe Shop


there was

There was a shoe shop.

Many Pairs of Shoes

there were

There were shoes in the window.
There were many pairs of shoes in the window.

The Football

he kicked it

One of the children kicked the football.
He kicked it very hard.
He kicked it towards the window.

The Window

it went

It went through the window.

it broke

It broke the window.
The football broke the window.

it was

It was a very expensive shoe shop.

Leather Shoes

they were

The shoes were not cheap.
They were very expensive.
They were very expensive shoes.
They were leather shoes.
They were not plastic shoes.

One of the children

she looked

One of the children looked at the broken window.

she was

She was a little girl.
She was very pretty.
She was very pretty but she was very dirty.
She was very pretty but she was very dirty and she had no shoes.

Another Child

he joined

Another child joined the pretty little girl.

he looked at

He looked at the shoes in the window.
He looked at the shoes in the broken display window.

The Broken Display Window

he reached into

He reached into the display window.
He reached into the broken display window.

he picked up

He picked up a pair of leather shoes.
He picked up a pair of leather shoes from the broken display window.

they were

They were small shoes.
They were children’s shoes.
They were very beautiful.
They were very expensive.
They were red.
They were little girl’s shoes.

His Gift

he gave

The other child gave the shoes to the little girl.

he did not take

He did not take another pair.
He did not take another pair for himself.


he did not help

He did not help himself.

His Attitude


he helped

He helped another person.

The Little Girl


she smiled

The little girl smiled at the little boy.
She smiled at him.


she put

She put the shoes on
She put them on.

A Perfect Fit

they fit

They fit perfectly.
The shoes fit perfectly.

The Shoemaker

he came

The Shoemaker came out of the store.
He came out into the street.

His Anger

he was

He was angry.
He was very angry.
He was an old man.
He was bald.

His Mustache

he had

He had a long white mustache

His Shout


he shouted

He shouted at the children.


they ran

The children ran away.
They ran away.

she did not

The little girl did not take the shoes off.
She did not take the expensive red leather shoes off.

she kept

She kept them on.

Running

she ran

She ran in the shoes.
She ran across the street in the shoes.
She ran away.
She ran away with the other children.

The Girl in the Red Shoes

she ran

The beautiful little girl in the red shoes ran away.
She ran down the street.
She ran faster and faster.
She ran through the crowds.
She ran between crowds.


they ran

The other children ran too.
They all ran away.

The shoemaker did not follow them.
The old white-haired shoemaker did not follow them.

he gave up

He gave up.

The Broken Display Window

he looked at

He looked at the broken display window.

he went

He went back inside

The Window Repair Shop

he called

he called the window repair shop.

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The Park

they ran

The children ran to a park.

they stopped

They stopped in the park.

Her Happiness

she was

The pretty little girl in the red shoes was happy.
She was very happy.

His Smile

he smiled

The boy smiled at her.

Her Smile

she smiled

She smiled at him.

they were

The shoes were from him.
The shoes were from him to her.

Happiness


they made

The shoes made her happy.

he made

The boy made her happy.

Happiness and Sadness and Hunger and Fear

she was

She was very happy.
The pretty little girl in the red shoes was very very happy.
The little girl was not usually happy.
She was often sad.
She was often hungry.
She was often afraid.
She was not often happy.

Growing Up

they grew

The children grew up.
The street children grew up.
They grew older.
They grew taller.
They grew bigger.

Growing out of the Shoes


she grew out

The girl grew out of her shoes.
She grew out of her shoes.
She grew out of her shoes but she did not grow out of her feelings for the boy.
She grew out of her shoes but she did not grow out of her feelings for the little boy.
She grew out of her shoes but she did not grow out of her feelings for the kind little boy.

Their Love

she loved him

She loved him and he loved her.

they loved

They loved each other.

Going Away

he went away

One day the boy went away.
He went away.
He went away to the countryside.
He went away to the mountains.

Joining the Rebels

he joined

He joined the rebels.

Fighting against the Government

he fought

He fought against the government.

he became

He became a soldier.
He became a rebel soldier.
He became a rebel soldier and he fought against the government.

His Return

he came back

One day the young man came back.
The young rebel soldier came back.

A Uniform

he was not wearing

He was not wearing a uniform.

A Gun

he was not carrying

He was not carrying a gun.

Sitting in the Park

he sat

He sat in the park.

Seeing the Girl

he saw

He saw the girl.

Working

she was working

She was working in a street stall.

Selling Food

she was selling

She was selling food.

Remembering Her

he remembered

He remembered her.

Missing Her

he missed

He missed her.

Staring

he stared

He stared at her.

Seeing Him

she saw

She saw him.
The girl saw him.

Coming Over

she came over

She came over to him.

Sitting Down

she sat down

She sat down beside him.

Talking

she talked

She talked to him.

He talked

He talked to her.

They talked

They talked about many things.
They talked about poverty.
They talked about justice.
They talked about social change.
They talked about the government.
They talked about fighting.

Shoes

they did not talk

They did not talk about shoes.
They did not talk about shoes but the young woman remembered her red shoes.

she was not

She was not a little girl anymore.
She was not a little girl anymore but she still remembered her shoes.

she remembered

She remembered her beautiful red shoes.
She remembered the little boy’s kindness.

he was

He was a young man now.
He was not a little boy anymore.
He was a young man and he was quite handsome.
He was handsome and he was very serious.

Remembering

she remembered

The young woman remembered his love.


he remembered

He remembered her love too.

Thinking about Each Other

he thought

He thought about her often.
He thought about her and she thought about him.

they thought

They thought about each other.

he wanted her to

He wanted her to go with him.
He wanted her to go with him to the mountains.
He wanted her to live with him in the forest.
He wanted her to live with him in the mountains.
He wanted her to fight with him.
He wanted her to fight with him against the government.
He wanted her to fight with him against the government and change the system.

His Desire to Change the System

he wanted to

He wanted to change the system.
He wanted to change the political system.
He wanted to change the economic system.
He wanted to change the world.

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2 Responses to “Queen of Shoes – Past Simple Tense”

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  1. muzaffar says:

    A litter hunger girl was not happy because he want some food and some toys for playing games

  2. Hodan says:

    its useful lesson. thanks

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