Simple Past 7

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Fill in the correct words.

The Frogs, sad because they (not/ to have) a king, sent ambassadors to Jupiter begging him to send them a King. As he (to notice) how silly they (to be) he cast down a huge log into the lake. The Frogs (to be) terrified at the splash caused by its fall and (to hide) themselves in the depths of the pool. But as soon as they (to realize) that the huge log (to be) motionless, they (to swim) again to the top of the water, (to dismiss) their fears, (to climb) up, and (to begin) squatting on it in contempt. After some time they (to find) their king inadequate and (to send) a second deputation to Jupiter to pray that he would give them another sovereign. He then (to give) them an Eel to govern them. When the Frogs (to discover) his easy good nature, they (to send) yet a third time to Jupiter to beg him to choose for them still another King. Jupiter, displeased with all their complaints, (to send) a Heron, who (to prey) upon the Frogs day by day till there (to be) none left to croak upon the lake.