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past tenses PREZI
Transcript of past tenses PREZI
CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN?
LET`S DO SOME EXERCISES
Everything in Julie's life ________ (1. go) well until her world fell apart just a month before. A large company __________ (2. offer) David an important position that would require him to move to France. As his wife, Julie would have to go, too. Why hadn't he discussed his decision with her?
Julie __________ (1.walk) for hours when she suddenly noticed that the sun _________
(2. sink) in the sky. She ________ (3. lose) track of time because she ____________
(4. think) about the most important decision she'd ever had to make in her life.
Things _____ (1. not be) the same between Julie and her fiance, David, since he accepted a job in Paris. They ____ (2. know) each other for almost five years, and in that time, they had never argued much. Lately, though, their relationship _______ (3. become) stormy. They
(4. seem) to be finding fault with each other and disagreeing about everything. For the first time, she _______ (5. start) to wonder if she
(6. be) ready for marriage. And with the wedding only twenty days away, she ________ (7. need) to make up her mind soon.
Although Julie _______ (1. always want) to live abroad she felt very confused.
Was she ready to move halfway across the world, leaving behind her friends and family and the only home she had ever known?
If the answer was no, ________ (2. she be) ready to say goodbye to the only man she ______ (3. ever love)?
Exercise on Past Perfect Progressive
Put the verbs into the correct form (past perfect progressive).
We (sleep) ___________ for 12 hours when he woke us up. /Had been sleeping/
They (wait) ___________ at the station for 90 minutes when the train finally arrived.
We (look for) ____________ her ring for two hours and then we found it in the bathroom.
I (not / walk) ___________ for a long time, when it suddenly began to rain.
How long (learn / she) ___________ English before she went to London?
Frank Sinatra caught the flu because he (sing) __________ in the rain too long.
He (drive) __________ less than an hour when he ran out of petrol.
They were very tired in the evening because they (help) ________ on the farm all day.
I (not / work) ____________ all day; so I wasn't tired and went to the disco at night.
They (cycle) ______________ all day so their legs were sore in the evening.
CHOSSE THE RIGHT ANSWER
Q1 : I __________ smoke when I was in my 20s.
am used to
Q2 : I __________ smoke when I drink.
am used to
Q: I __________ the smell of smoke because my husband smokes.
am used to
Q4 of 10: There was a time when she __________ always work late.
was used to
Q5 of 10: He __________ be a vegetarian when he was a kid.
would used to
FIND THE MISTAKE
Q1 : Henry was living (live) in New York for 3 years.
Q2 : Yesterday was a long day. I was working (work) all afternoon, went (go) to class in the evening and then had (have) dinner with my parents.
Q3 : She made (make) dinner when the boys came (come) home.
Q4 : In 1996, Bob worked (work) in a hospital.
Q5 : When I was young, we weren´t have (not/have) computers.
The past tense is a grammatical tense whose principal function is to place an action or situation in past time. In languages which have a past tense, it thus provides a grammatical means of indicating that the event being referred to took place in the past. Examples of verbs in the past tense include the English verbs sang, went and was.
In some languages, the grammatical expression of past tense is combined with the expression of other categories such as mood and aspect (see tense–aspect–mood). Thus a language may have several types of past tense form, their use depending on what aspectual or other additional information is to be encoded. French, for example, has a compound past for expressing completed events, an imperfect for expressing events which were ongoing or repeated in the past, as well as several other past forms.
The simple past or past simple, sometimes called the preterite, is the basic form of the past tense in Modern English. It is used principally to describe events in the past, although it also has some other uses. Regular English verbs form the simple past in -ed; however there are a few hundred irregular verbs with different forms.
The term "simple" is used to distinguish the syntactical construction whose basic form uses the plain past tense alone, from other past tense constructions which use auxiliaries in combination with participles, such as the past perfect and past progressive.
past continuous is used when there is an action that started on a specific moment in the past, and continued.
The Past Perfect expresses the idea that something occurred before another action in the past. It can also show that something happened before a specific time in the past.
past perfect continuous
The past perfect progressive puts emphasis on the course or duration of an action taking place before a certain time in the past.
A: He had been talking.
N: He had not been talking.
Q: Had he been talking?
action taking place before a certain time in the past
sometimes interchangeable with past perfect simple
puts emphasis on the course or duration of an action
for, since, the whole day, all day
We use the "used to" when we need the verb "use" in past simple and we ad "To" as a model verb. The meaning change and it can be use as an adjective
LET`S MAKE SURE THAT YOU GOT THE IDEA...
ON YOUR OWN COMPUTER GO TO THIS LINK :
SELECT LESSON #7 AND TAKE QUIZZ 1, 2, 3 TO SEE HOW YOU DO IT.
example on regular verbs
I lived in Greece when I was a child...But now I live in Italy.
He answered the question first.
We celebrated mom`s birthday last Saturday
I didn`t visit Paris when I was in France last year...A pity!
She didn`t prepare salad. She prepared pasta.
The past thenses on the regular verbs en on "ed"
With the irregular verbs it changes, because the do not end on "ed" and not they all are the same
dreamed or dreamt