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1 Grammar : Past simple & past continuous MemoryImproving your memory&Grammar : Past simple & past continuous
2 Seven tips for improving your memory 1- Sleep well2- Do physical exercise3- Do mental exercise4- Be interested5- Keep reviewing6- Have a cup of coffee7- Form a mental picture
3 Grammar: Past simple and Past continuous I/You/He/She/It/We/They ……. WorkedI/You/He/She/It/We/They ……. Didn’t workDid I/You/He/She/It/We/They Work ?. We use past simple for states and actions which happened in the past. We often say when the action happened.I saw someone famous yesterday.. The action can be short or long, single or repeated.I dropped the glass and it broken on the floor.He took the train to work everyday.. We also use the past simple to talk about states in the past.When I was young, I loved playing with my toys.
4 Grammar: Past simple and Past continuous I//He/She/It/ ……. Was WorkedYou/We/They ……. Were workwas I/He/She/It Working ?Were you/we/they working ?I//He/She/It/ ……. Wasn’t WorkedYou/We/They ……. Weren’t work. We use past continuous for action in progress at time in the past.I living in London then.. Sometimes this includes a specific time or another(completed) past action.We were having breakfast at 8 o’clock.I heard the news on the radio while I was driving home.. The past continuous often describe the situation or background to a story.The sun was shining and I was walking a long the road. Suddenly, someone shouted to me
5 Grammar: Past simple and Past continuous . Sometime the past continuous action is interrupted.They were walking about me when I walked in the room, then they stopped.. We use the past continuous for actions we see as incomplete.I read a book about Italy on the plan.I was reading a book about Italy on the plan.. The past continuous has the same characteristics as other continuous forms._ continuous forms describe activities in progress.He’s reading the newspaper.He was reading the newspaper._ We use continuous forms to emphasis that situations are the temporary.She’s staying with us at the moment.I was sleeping on a friend’s sofa._ We don’t use continuous forms with state verbs.I hated vegetables when I was young.Not I was hating vegetables when I was young.
6 Grammar: (Used to) and (would) I//He/She/It/ You/We/They ……. Used to work.I//He/She/It/ You/We/They ……. Would work.I//He/She/It/ You/We/They ……. Didn’t Use to work.I//He/She/It/ You/We/They ……. Wouldn’t work.Did I//He/She/It/ You/We/They ……. Use to work ?Would I//He/She/It/ You/We/They ……. work ?
7 Grammar: (Used to) and (would) . We use used to and would for habits in the past.I would go to the gym every day.My sister used to have really long hair.. There is no equivalent form of used to or would in the present.I usually go to my parents’ house on Sundays.Not, I use to go to my parents’ house on Sundays.. Would is common when we are telling a story or remembering an event.Those were the best years of my life. I would spend all day on the beach and go out every night..for states in the past, we only use used to, not would.I used to live in Dubai.Not, I would live in Dubai.. We can always use he past simple instead of used to or would.I went to the gym every day.My sister had really long hair.
8 Grammar: not…any longer / not…anymore . These phrases mean that an action or state was true in the past, but is not true now.I used to play volleyball every Friday, but I don’t any longer.
9 Grammar : still. We use still when we are want to emphasise that an action or state has not stopped or changed, but up to the present.I still remember how frightened I was.