Presentation on theme: "'Regular and Irregular Verbs'."— Presentation transcript:
1 'Regular and Irregular Verbs'. THE PAST SIMPLE:'Regular and Irregular Verbs'.CELIA ORTIZ MARIN - English Grammar Curso 2011/12
2 USE of the PAST SIMPLE: Examples: Actions that started and finished in the past.Actions that happened one after the other in the past (like in a story).With the Past Continuous to refer to a short action that interrupts a longer one.Examples:I didn't go to the beach last Sunday. I went into the disco and I saw my favourite girl, then I ...The TV broke when she was watching the football match. Check your grammar ...
3 Form of the Past Simple Let's watch this video... We add the suffix -ed in + sentences.She played the violin very well. We use DID or DIDN'T in - or ? sentences.She didn't play the violin very well.Did she play the violin very well?When aswering: Yes, she did/ No, she didn't.In the past simple, ALL SUBJECTS HAVE GOT THE SAME VERB!!!Let's watch this video...
4 Regular & Irregular Verbs: Functions There are regular and irregular verbs in the past simple. Regular verbs are those ending in -ed and irregular verbs are those that we have to study from this list.The Verb 'TO BE'IHe/ She/ ItPOSITIVE WAS NEGATIVEWAS NOTWASN'TINTERROGATIVEWAS I/ He/ She...?We/ You/ TheyWEREWERE NOTWEREN'TWERE We/ You/ They ...?
5 Spelling of the ending -ed Exceptions in spelling when adding -edExamplesafter a final e only add dlove- lovedfinal consonant after a short, stressed vowel or l as final consonant after a vowel is doubledadmit- admittedtravel- travelledfinal y after a consonant becomes ihurry- hurried
6 Past Time Expressions Yesterday, the day before yesterday, the other day...Last night, last week, last year, last week, last month...Last summer, autumn, winter, spring...Last Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ...The last time you called ...Two days ago, a week ago, 5 years ago...In 1999, in October, in the summer...At seven o'clock, at midnight, in the evening...
7 Useful TIPS for the study of Irregular Verbs Your task: Classify the verbs list in your notebook in 3 groups as follows ...NO CHANGE (tres formas iguales)2 DIFFERENT FORMS (dos formas diferentes)3 DIFFERENT FORMS (tres formas diferentes)*Use this structure in all groups:Infinitive Past Simple PasParticiple Meaning be was/were been ser/estar Watch out because there are also Confusing verbs on the list!!!
8 Pronunciation of the -ed ending Regular verbs /t/= -sh, -ch, -s, -x, -k, -p ... /d/= -r, -m, -n, -b, -v, .../id/= -d, -t, -ypainted dance arrived jumped laughed discovered lived selected watched helped started listened remembered stopped looked waited wanted visited called reached decidedanswered invitedClassify these verbs and CHECK!!! /d/ /t/ /id/
9 'Regular and Irregular Verbs'. THE PAST SIMPLE:'Regular and Irregular Verbs'.