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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.