Using the Past Forms of Regular Verbs
I. Learning Objectives
• Use the past forms of regular verbs.
II. Subject Matter
A. Topic: Using the Past Forms of Regular Verbs
A. References: PELC II 9
Everyday English, pp. 57-58
A. Preparatory Activities
Underline the correct form of the verb below.
a. Tourism (give, gives) us investments to improve our economy.
b. My dog (learn, learns) a few tricks from me.
c. Our parents (teach, teaches) us good manners.
d. I (want, wants) to take up Engineering.
Show pictures of the early Filipinos. Ask: Who are in the picture?
(early Filipinos/our forefathers)
Value Focus: Patience and Hard work
B. Developmental Activities
Say: Today, we are going to read a dialogue about our forefathers.
THE EARLY FILIPINOS
Alex saw some pictures about how our people lived long ago.
Alex: Father, weren’t the early Filipinos lazy?
Father: I don’t think so, why?
Alex: Because they didn’t build houses. They lived in caves.
Father: Oh! Our great, great grandparents weren’t lazy, but their
life was very simple.
Alex: Is that right? Please tell me more about them, father.
Father: Well, they didn’t grow the food they ate. They gathered
wild fruits, leaves and roots of wild plants.
Alex: Wild animals were hard to catch. How did they eat?
Father: The men helped one another. They hunted with their
spears and bows and arrows.
Alex: Did they cook their food?
Father: Of course, they did. They roasted them. But sometimes
they ate raw food.
Alex: Raw! I couldn’t imagine my self eating raw meat. I’m glad
we have houses and don’t hunt for food.
Father: You are indeed luckier than the children of long ago. You
are well fed while the early boys and girls had no schools.
2. Comprehension check-up
1. Where did the early Filipinos live?
(They lived in caves)
2. What did they do? What kinds of food did they eat?
(They gathered fruits, roots, and leaves of wild plants. They
helped one another. They hunted with spears. They roasted
1. Discussion and Analysis
• Let the pupils read the underlined verbs in the text.
Ask: What kind of verbs are they?
How are they formed?
When do you use the past tense of verbs?
• Read the following sentences and observe how the verbs are
1. It rained very hard last Friday.
2. People lived in Caves long ago.
3. Some foreigners visited our school last April.
4. Magellan discovered the Philippines in 1521.
5. We harvested some abaca yesterday.
• What words denote time?
1. When do we use the past form of verbs?
(The past form of verbs is used when talking about things that
happened in the past. Sometimes expressions that tell past time
2. How do we form the past tense of regular verbs?
(They are formed by adding d or ed to the base or simple form)
C. Post Activity
Game: Draw Lots
Direction: Draw a piece of paper with a verb written on it. Give
its past tense form, then use it in a sentence.
1. borrow 6. cook 11. remove
2. look 7. talk 12. wash
3. plant 8. plants 13. help
4. paint 9. wants 14. visit
5. play 10. record 15. report
b. Enrichment Activities
A. Read the selections below. List down the verbs in the past tense.
Ancestors of the Past
Our ancestors of the past if we have to recall,
Lived difficult lives, but complained not at all.
They cultivated lands with their hands, though small.
Mere use of the stick helped them plant rice and corn!
They hunted animals, even in the lowlands.
Chased fast running deer all along the uplands.
In the rivers and seas, they fished using rods,
They were so patient then, they did sacrifice much!
1. What can we say about our ancestors?
(patient, industrious, hard-working)
2. How do we show respect for them?
(a. Imitate their good deeds
b. Treasure the landmarks they built, etc.)
Underline the correct form of the verb for each sentence.
Long ago, the Ifugaos (farm, farmed, farms) the low, flat lands beside
their homes. They (plants, planted, plant) rice, corn and vegetables. They
(gather, gathered, gathers) stones and rocks to protect their homes. They
(hunt, hunted, hunts) animals for their food.
As you go home from school today, observe the people along the way.
List down the actions that they do. Use them in sentences using the past
form of regular verbs.
Example: The old man watched TV.
The teacher carried her bag.