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ENGLISH GUIDE SIMPLE PAST TENSE REGULAR AND IRREGULAR VERBS


THE USE OF PAST TENSE

∗ We use the Past Simple to talk about actions which happened at some point in the past. It occurs with: ago, yesterday, last week / month / year


RULES OF FORMATION OF PAST TENSE ∗ Regular verbs form the Past Simple by adding –ed to the infinitive. talk – talked ∗ Verbs ending in a consonant + -y and add -ied. cry – cried Irregular verbs have different forms. ∗ Give – gave


USE IN AFFIRMATIVE,NEGATIVE AND QUESTIONS We use the Past Simple to talk about actions which happened at some point in the past. It occurs with: ago, yesterday, last week / month / year. ∗ Affirmative: Ann and her parents went to France two years ago. Yesterday he called his girlfriend. Last week Mark rang his family. ∗ Negative: She didn’t go to Lisbon. ∗ Interrogative: Did Ann go to France?


EXERCISES 1. Write the verbs in the past simple: ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

Walk __________ Hate __________ Try __________ Love __________ Want __________ Start __________ Study __________ Wash __________ Watch __________ Have __________


EXERCISES WITH REGULAR VERBS

2. Complete the sentences. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

Dad ____________ ( work) last Sunday. We ____________ (play) football after school yesterday. I ____________ (watch) a good film last night. My friend and I ____________ (try) skating for the first time yesterday. ∗ Mary ____________ (play) the guitar for an hour this morning. ∗ I ____________ (stay) at my friend’s house last week.


EXERCISES WITH IRREGULAR VERBS

3. Complete the sentences. ∗ Mary ____________ (go) shopping in Lisbon yesterday. ∗ Ann ____________ (wear) her new jeans on Tuesday. ∗ They ____________ (take) their books to school. ∗ My grandparents ____________ (come) to our house for lunch last Sunday. ∗ Peter ____________ (buy) some souvenirs for his sister


EXERCISES IN THE INTERROGATIVE FORM 4 WRITE AND PUT THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IN THE INTERROGATIVE FORM IN ORDER example -----.The tennis match / why / lose / he – why did he lose the tennis match?

∗ His / book / friend / buy / where / that __________________________________________________ ∗ Mary / why / to / yesterday / school / not go __________________________________________________ ∗ Have / she / what / breakfast / for __________________________________________________ ∗ At / study / Oxford / they __________________________________________________


NEGATIVE FORM 5.Write the negative form of the following sentences. ∗ Carol wrote a letter to her best friend. __________________________________________________ ∗ She lost her keys in the supermarket. __________________________________________________ ∗ They went to the beach with her parents. __________________________________________________ ∗ Mary bought all her books in the bookshop. __________________________________________________ ∗ The artists sang beautifully in the concert. __________________________________________________ ∗ He was very anxious about the results of her exam. __________________________________________________ ∗ Their parents gave them a dog as a birthday present. __________________________________________________


DIALOGUES

READ AND USE THE INFORMATIO BELOW TO MAKE A DIALOGUE USING THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE

Alex Bob He is a teacher now. He is 45 years old. He is a sportsman. He is 27 years old. He is married and has 3 children He is not married. When he was young he went to school When he was young he did not like sport. every day. He liked school very much. He watched TV and met with his friends a lot. He did not watch TV. He read a lot of books He was lazy. Today, he loves sport. He does not Today, he does not like school. He does not watch TV and meets his friends sometimes. go to school every day too. He likes watching TV. He likes working. He does not read.


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