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Past Simple

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Kathleen Cohen

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Transcript of Past Simple

Meaning
Is Bob 3 now?
Form
Pronunciation
-ed ending
Past Simple
Questions
Are we talking about the past or the present?

Are the actions connected to the present?

Find 3 irregular verbs. What are they in the past and present?

Make this sentence in the past: He wins the match.

How would you ask someone about a concert they went to yesterday? (there is more than one correct answer)
2003
Bob grows up
2013
2003
No
Does Bob play with trucks now?
No
Does Bob cry a lot now?
No
Does Bob eat baby food now?
No
Does Bob like girls now?
Yes
Are these actions in the past?
Yes
Are they connected with the present?
No
Do we know when they happened?
Yes, in 2003
Timeline
We use the Past Simple to talk about events in the past, that are finished and that have no connection to the present. We usually know when the action happened.
Past Now Future
Bob cried
/d/
- He crie
d
a lot.
- He play
ed
with trucks.
/t/

/ɪd/
Use when the verb ends in a /t/ or /d/ sound
- He want
ed
ice cream.
- They end
ed
the game.
Use when the verb ends in a /p/ /f/ /s/ /ʃ/ /ʧ/ or /k/ sound
- hop
ed
- watch
ed
- laugh
ed
- lik
ed
- kiss
ed
- wash
ed

Use for all other sounds
+
He
was
three. They
were
three.
I
was
three. You
were
three.
We
were
three.
To be
Regular verbs
He play
ed
with trucks.

He cr
i
ed
a lot.
(cr
y
)

Irregular verbs
He
ate
baby food. (
eat
)
He
went
to bed at 8. (
go
)
Look at your list at the back of the workbook!
I played
You played
We played
They played
I ate
You ate
We ate
They ate
-
He
didn't
like
girls.

Subject +
didn't
+
verb

They

didn't
want
to go to school yesterday.
He

cried
a lot.
Subject
+
past verb
?
Did he cry a lot?
Did
+
subject
+
verb
?

Was he three?
Was / were
+
subject
?
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