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Simple Past Tense (be, regular & irregular verbs)

Learn how to make and use the simple past tense in English.
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jose buleo

on 7 May 2014

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Transcript of Simple Past Tense (be, regular & irregular verbs)

Past Simple
Now
The Future
The Past
BE
Regular
Irregular
I
was
you
were
he/she/it
was
we
were
they
were
I
wasn't

you
weren't
he/she/it
wasn't
we
weren't
they
weren't
Was
I?
Were
you?
Was
he?/
Was
she?
Was
it?
Were
we?
Were
they?
We put
-ed

at the end of
regular verbs
to make
the past simple.
start
play
cook
want
end
finish
open
miss
call
Regular
verbs
that end with
d or t
have an
extra
syllable
at the end.
start
ed
want
ed
end
ed
In regular verbs
that end with
a
voiceles
s consonant,
the -ed sounds like /t/.
cook
ed
finish
ed
miss
ed
In regular verbs
that end with
a
voiced
consonant
or a vowel,
the -ed sounds like
/d/
.
play
ed
open
ed
call
ed
In regular verbs
that end with
silent e
,
just add a d.
lik
ed
sav
ed
smil
ed
We put
didn't

before the verb
to make
past simple negative.
This is the same
for all persons
and for both
regular and irregular
verbs.
I
didn't
eat breakfast this morning.
You
didn't
watch TV last night.
She
didn't
go to class yesterday.
He
didn't
play video games after school.
It
didn't
cost a lot.
We
didn't
cook dinner last week.
They
didn't
walk to the store yesterday.
We put
did

before the
subject and verb
to make
past simple questions.
This is the same
for all persons
and for both
regular and irregular
verbs.
Did
you see me at the mall last weekend?
When
did
you do your homework?
Did
she buy new shoes for her son?
Where
did
he go yesterday?
Did
it work well this morning?
Did
we talk about this last week?
Why
did
they tell him the truth?
try
hurry
carry
stop
clap
hug
smile
save
like
In regular verbs
that end in
consonant + y,
change the y to i and
add -ed.
In regular verbs
that end in
consonant vowel consonant,
double
the final consonant.
carr
i
ed
tr
i
ed
hurr
i
ed
stop
p
ed
clap
p
ed
hug
g
ed
There are many
IRRegular
verbs
in English.
They change in
different ways.
You must study them!

http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/irregular-verbs-list.htm


http://a4esl.org/q/h/lb/was.html

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?04

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?05

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?06
Here are some videos to help you learn this:
Let's practice.
Last weekend, I ___ at my grandmother's house.
She ___ very happy to see me.
I ___ happy to see her.
My cousins ___ there, too.
We ___ together all weekend.
It ___ a nice weekend.
Let's practice.
Last weekend, I ___ at home.
My grandmother ___ at my house, either.
My cousins ___ at their house.
We ___ alone.
The weekend ___ boring.
Let's practice.
Where ___ I last weekend?
Where ___ my grandmother?
Who ___ we with?
How ___ my weekend?
How many cousins ___ together?
Let's try that.
Last weekend, I ___ dinner for my family.
Yesterday, my friends and I ___ for our test.
My sister ___ all of her homework last night.
We ___ the class late yesterday.
cook
study
finish
start
Here are some
common irregular verbs.
Do you know
the past tense?
go
went
do
see
write
drive
come
get
did
saw
wrote
drove
came
got
Let's try some sentences with
regular
and
irregular
verbs:
Last month, my father ___ me a gift. (give)
He ___ me a new iPhone. (buy)
It ___ a lot of money, but I love it. (cost)
I ___ to cry because I was so happy. (start)
I ___ him "Thank you!" (tell)
My sister ___ "You are so lucky!" (say)
She ___ an iPhone, too. (want)
ANSWERS
Last month, my father
gave
me a gift.
He
bought
me a new iPhone.
It
cost
a lot of money, but I love it.
I
started
to cry because I was so happy.
I
told
him "Thank you!"
My sister
said
"You are so lucky!"
She
wanted
an iPhone, too.
In English, it's very easy
to talk about the past.
This presentation will teach you about
the
Past Simple
tense.
When we use the past simple,
we need to think about:
1) the event (action)
2) the time of the event
Let's start with
Positive
sentences
Negative
sentences
Questions
Now, let's look at
Let's look at
Last weekend, I
cooked
dinner for my family.
Yesterday, my friends and I
studied
for our test.
My sister
finished
all of her homework last night.
We
started
the class late yesterday.
Let's talk about
the past
...

First, let's look at
Now, let's look at
Now,
We also need to think about:
positive sentences
negative sentences
and questions.
When be is the main verb in the sentence,
we use was or were in the past.
When be is the main verb,
we use wasn't and weren't
to make the sentence negative.
When be is the main verb,
we use was and were to make questions.
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?03
verbs
sounds like
/t/
sounds like d
Watch this video to learn about
pronouncing -ed.
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?02
verbs

http://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_9/uhrec.htm
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?07
Part 1
Part 2
Part 4
Part 3
Let's try some sentences.
Last night, my sister ____ dinner.
eat
This morning, I ___ the bus to school.
take
When my father was young, he ___ in this city.
live
In 2009, I ___ you.
know
Last weekend, my friends ___ me.
call
Yesterday, it ___.
rain
In 2009, I
didn't
know you.
Yesterday, it
didn't
rain.
Last night, my sister
didn't
eat dinner.
When my father was young, he
didn't
live in this city.
This morning, I
didn't
take the bus to school.
Last weekend, my friends
didn't
call me.
pronunciation rules
spelling rules
Let's try some questions.
Where _______________ your cell phone?
you / put
Why ___________ that terrible joke?
he / tell
How many biscuits __________?
you / eat
What color shoes __________?
you / buy
__________ her homework?
she / do
When __________ at the airport?
they / arrive
Where
did
you
put
your cell phone?
Why
did
he
tell
that terrible joke?
How many cookies
did
you
eat
?
What color shoes
did
you
buy
?
Did
she
do
her homework?
When
did
they
arrive
at the airport?
I hope you lik
ed
this presentation!
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises?tense=3&level=1&type=positive
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises?tense=3&level=2&type=positive
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises?tense=3&level=3&type=positive
http://www.english-zone.com/verbs/irrpast1.html
http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bl_bgspast.htm
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_past_quiz.htm
Here are some activities to help you practice:
Here are some activities to help you practice:
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises?tense=3&level=1&type=negative
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises?tense=3&level=2&type=negative
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises?tense=3&level=3&type=negative
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises?tense=3&level=1&type=question
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises?tense=3&level=2&type=question
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises?tense=3&level=3&type=question
Here are some activities to help you study:
Here are some more quizzes to help you check your learning.
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/simple-past-1
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/simple-past-2
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/simple-past-3
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsimple/exercise2.html
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsimple/exercise3.html
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsimple/exercise4.html
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsimple/exercise5.html
Here are some practice activities to help you learn:
Select "Play" then "Wordshoot" or "Flashcards."
Here is a list of irregular verbs:
Here is a game to help you practice:
Watch this video:
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-videos/grans-fishing-trip
Thanks for your time!
Milton P. Jr.
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