Indra Tj - D 2422 We use the Simple Past Tense to talk about actions or situations in the past. Very often the Simple Past ends in - ed. e.g. 1. I enjoyed the party very much last night. 2. Mr. Edward died ten years ago. 3. When I lived in Manchester, I worked in a bank.
Indra Tj - D 2422 But many important verbs are irregular. This means that the Past simple does not end in -ed. e.g. 1. We all left the party at 11 o’clock. 2. Yesterday I went to London to see a friend of mine.
Indra Tj - D 2422 In the Simple Past Tense we use did/didn’t + the infinitive for questions and negatives sentences e.g. 1.Did you have enough time to write the letter last weekend, Yudi? 2. I didn’t have much money to buy anything to eat today.
Indra Tj - D 2422 Exercises: Put the verbs in parentheses into the correct form. Tom’s father (teach) __________ him how to drive when he was 17. We (need) __________ some money so we (sell) __________ our car. Donny (fall) _________ down the stairs this morning and (break) __________ leg. We (not, eat) ___________ anything because we (not, be) ____________ hungry. I (call) __________ Christina at 9.30 last night. The Wijaya family (decide) __________ to travel to Paris in their holiday. Judy (walk) __________ to school this morning because she (have) ___________ a flat tire. The children (wait) __________ for the bus in front of their school. Jane and George (marry) __________ in 1977 in Florida. How long she (stay) __________ at the hotel last year?
Indra Tj - D 2422 We use the Past Progressive to say that someone was in the middle of doing something at a certain time. The action or situation had already started before this time but hadn’t finished e.g. 1.Tom burn his hand when he was cooking the dinner. 2.It was raining when we all got up this morning. 3.Jim was sitting and reading a book under the tree when mother called him.
Indra Tj - D 2422 Exercises: Put the verb into the correct form, Past Simple or Past Progressive George (fall) _________ off the ladder while he (paint) _________ the ceiling. Last night I (read) _________ in bed when suddenly I (hear) _________ a scream. (You, watch) ____________ television when I phoned you? Ann (wait) __________ for me when I (arrive) __________. I (not, drive) __________ very fast when the accident (happen) __________ I (break) _________ a plate last night. I (do) _________ the washing-up when it (slip) __________ out of my hand. Tom (take) _________ a photograph of me while I (not, look) _________. What (you, do) __________ at this time yesterday? I (see) __________ Carol at the party. She (wear) __________ a really beautiful dress. We (not, go) _________ out because it (rain) ________.
Indra Tj - D 2422 Write sentences Write sentences about what happened to Barry. Write these words in the right order. Use capital letters where necessary to/barry/the/stop/walked/bus/. a/him/man/a/asked/light/for/. arms/another/barry’s/grabbed/man/. a/went/he/store/into called/police/the/somebody/. later/the/ten/police/minutes/arrived/. Closed/a/the/on/leg/policeman/door/barry’s/. Hospital/he/then/took/to/barry/the/.