Was / were
How was your vacation?                          Celia: HI, Don. How was your vacation?Don: It was excellent! I went to Ho...
Use                   We use the past tense to talk about actions that happened and finished in the past, so we talk abo...
FormI         wasYou       wereHe        was        She       was        at home yesterday.It        was                l...
In negative form just add "not" (just like in presentwith to be ).I/he/she/it                               wasnt (was + ...
Questions                 Were you in Hawaii?           Yes, I was.Was the weather OK?           No, it wasn’t.Were you a...
Information questions           How long were you away?   I was away for a week.How was your vacation?     It was wxcelle...
Excercises1) I ___________tired last night.2) You ___________happy last night. 3) Richard and I __________excitied last n...
Follow-up activities            Write a short description about your last vacation.Get in pairs and create and role-pla...
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Simple past – verb to be

  1. 1. Was / were
  2. 2. How was your vacation? Celia: HI, Don. How was your vacation?Don: It was excellent! I went to Howaii with my cousin. We had a great time.Celia: Lucky you. How long were you there?Don: About a week.Celia: Fantastic! Was the weather OK?Don: Not really. It was cloudy most of the time. But we went surfing every day. The waves were amazing.Celia: So, what was the best thing about the trip?Don: Well, something incredible happened. You won’t believe it.
  3. 3. Use We use the past tense to talk about actions that happened and finished in the past, so we talk about memories, my birthday party, my first love…..The verb to be is the first verb to learn in simple past tense.
  4. 4. FormI wasYou wereHe was She was at home yesterday.It was last night.We were last week.They were • Edgar was at the party with Lucy. • Gerrard and Kim were tired after they played soccer. • I was sick and I went to the hospital.
  5. 5. In negative form just add "not" (just like in presentwith to be ).I/he/she/it  wasnt (was + not)We/you/they werent (were + not)I wasnt at the mall in the morning.My parents werent hungry when they went to the restaurant.Charlie wasnt happy because his soccer team lost
  6. 6. Questions Were you in Hawaii? Yes, I was.Was the weather OK? No, it wasn’t.Were you and your cousin on vacation? Yes, we wereWere your parents there? No, they weren’t.
  7. 7. Information questions How long were you away? I was away for a week.How was your vacation? It was wxcellent!Where were you yesterday?What was the problem?Why were they sad?What time was the party?Were your parents sick?
  8. 8. Excercises1) I ___________tired last night.2) You ___________happy last night. 3) Richard and I __________excitied last night.4) Javier and Roberto ________lazy last night.5) Julian ______________angry yesterday.6) Rachel _____________ sleepy yesterday.7) The movie ____________ scary. I dont want to watch it again.8) Ko, Teddy, and Peter __________ tired after the long drive.9) Johnathan __________ hungry. So, he ate a sandwich.10) My mom ___________ helping the teacher at school yesterday.
  9. 9. Follow-up activities Write a short description about your last vacation.Get in pairs and create and role-play a dialog using the simple past tense of the verb to be.

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