Put in there is/was or it is/was. Some sentences are questions (is there …?/is it …? etc.) and some are negative (isn’t/wasn’t).
I couldn’t see anything *** completely dark.
The journey took a long time. There was a lot of traffic.
What’s the new restaurant like? Is it good?
Is there a bookshop near here? — Yes, there is one in Hill Street.
When we got to the cinema, there was a queue outside it, so we decided not to wait.
I couldn’t see anything. It was completely dark.
there was trouble at the club last night. They had to call the Police.
How far is it from Milan to Rome?
It was Keith’s birthday yesterday. We had a party.
It’s three years since I last went to the theatre. (use a short form)
I wanted to visit the museum but there wasn’t enough time. (use a short form)