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Simple Past Tense Class: Regular, Irregular and to BE

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

Wilson Paredes Jr.

on 7 May 2014

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Transcript of Simple Past Tense Class: Regular, Irregular and to BE


Last weekend, I was at my grandmother's house.
She was very happy to see me.
I was happy to see her.
My cousins were there, too.
We were together all weekend.
It was a nice weekend. Now The Future The Past BE Regular Irregular was was + not You were We put -ed
at the end of
regular verbs
to make
the simple past
. start play cook want end finish open miss call Regular verbs
that end with
d or t
have an
at the end. started
ended In regular verbs
that end with
a voiceless consonant,
the -ed sounds like t. cooked
missed In regular verbs
that end with
a voiced consonant
or a vowel,
the -ed sounds like d. played
called In regular verbs
that end with silent "e",
just add a "d". liked
smiled We put didn't
before the verb
to make
past simple negative. This is the same
for all subjects
and for both
regular and irregular
verbs. I didn't have breakfast this morning.
You didn't watch TV last night.
Susan didn't go to class yesterday.
He didn't play video games after school.
The new laptop didn't cost a lot.
Josh and I didn't cook dinner last week.
Susan and Josh didn't walk yesterday. We put did
before the
subject and verb
to make
past simple questions. Did I see you at the mall last weekend?
When did you do your homework?
Did she buy new shoes for Eid?
Where did he go yesterday?
Did it work?
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.
c v c
s t o p carried
hurried stopped
hugged There are many
irregular verbs
in English.
They change in
different ways.
We must study them!

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?06 Here are some videos to help you learn this: Let's practice. Let's practice. Last weekend, I ___ at home.
My grandmother ___ at my house, either.
My cousins ___ at their house.
We ___ alone.
The weekend ___ boring. ANSWERS

Last weekend, I wasn't at home.
My grandmother wasn't at my house, either.
My cousins weren't at their house.
We weren't alone.
The weekend wasn't boring. Let's practice. Where ___ I last weekend?
Where ___ my grandmother?
Who ___ we with?
How ___ my weekend?
How many cousins ___ together? ANSWERS

Where was I last weekend?
Where was my grandmother?
Who were we with?
How was my weekend?
How many cousins were together? Let's try that. Last weekend, I ___ dinner for my family. Yesterday, my friends and I ___ for our test. My sister ___ all her homework last night. We ___ the class late yesterday. cook study finish start Here are some
common irregular verbs.

Do you know
their past tense? go went do see write drive come get did saw wrote drove came got Let's try that.
Here are 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 and I loved it. (cost)
I ___ to cry of happiness. (start)
and I ___ "Thank you!" (say)
My sister ___ me how lucky I was (tell)
and she ___ an iPhone too, of course. (want) ANSWERS

Last month, my father gave me a gift.
He bought me a new iPhone.
It cost a lot of money and I loved it.
I started to cry of happiness.
I said "Thank you!"
My sister told me how lucky I was
and she wanted an iPhone too, of course. In English, we have
more than one verb tense to talk about the past. When we use the SIMPLE PAST,
we need to think about:
the verb to BE,
the regular verbs,
and the irregular verbs. Let's start with Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Interrogative 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 of:
affirmative sentences
negative sentences
and questions or interrogative sentences. When BE is the main verb: 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 2012, I ___ you. know Last weekend, my friends ___ me. call Yesterday, it ___. rain In 2012, 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 here in Foz. 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 cookies __________? 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 liked 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: by Will Paredes
wilsonshuu@gmail.com The Simple Past Tense am

are were 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. wasn't were + not weren't Were you ?? /id/ Did + Mary + verb + ... ? Do / Does
am / is / are
... will
going to
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