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  • 1. Overview of Simple Verb Tenses * All in formation, unless noted, has been taken from the text Understanding and Using English Grammar by Betty Schrampfer Azar
  • 2. The Simple Tenses
    • Simple Present
    • Simple Past
    • Simple Future
  • 3. Tense Descriptions
    • The following diagram will help you visualize when you should use the simple tenses.
    • Take a good look at this chart. It will come in handy for the next slide. 
    FUTURE NOW ==========  PAST
  • 4. The Simple Tenses PRESENT It expresses events or situations that exist always, usually, habitually ; they exist now, have existed in the past, and probably will exist in the future.
    • It snows in Alaska
    • Tom watches television everyday
    SIMPLE MEANING EXAMPLES TENSE PAST This event happened at a specific moment in the past . The event started and ended in the past.
    • It snowed yesterday.
    • Tom watched television last night.
    SIMPLE FUTURE This event will happen at a particular moment in the future.
    • It will snow tomorrow.
    • It is going to snow tomorrow.
    • Tom will watch television tonight.
    • Tom is going to watch television tonight
    SIMPLE
  • 5. Sample Dialogue
    • A: What do you do every morning?
    • B: I take a bus to school.
    •  What are the speakers talking about?
    • The speakers are talking about habitual activities (activities that they do on a regular basis)
    •  What is the name of the tense?
    • The name of the tense is simple tense.
  • 6. Sample Dialogue
    • A: What did you do last night?
    • B: I watched a movie on television.
    •  What are the speakers talking about?
    • The speakers are talking about an activity that took place in a specific moment in the past (in this case last night).
    • When did the event take place?
    • The event started in the past and ended in the past.
    •  What is the name of the tense?
    • The name of the tense is simple past.
  • 7. Sample Dialogue
    • A: What are you going to do tomorrow night?
    • B: I will watch television / I am going to watch television.
    •  What are the speakers talking about?
    • The speakers are talking about an activity that will happen at a particular moment in the future (in this case, tomorrow night).
    • What is the name of the tense?
    • The name of the tense is simple future.
  • 8. Written Practice
    • Let’s try to connect the information from the previous slide with what we already know.
    • What are some of the things you do everyday or almost everyday? Name at least 5 activities.
    • What did you do yesterday? Name three separate activities.
    • What are you going to do tomorrow?