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  1. 1. The Simple Past Tense
  2. 2. Yesterday I went for a swim.
  3. 3. PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR VERBSAffirmative:The past tense of regular verbs is formed by adding –d or–ed to the base form of the verb. I worked in a shop lastyear, I lived in a big house when I was younger. I worked hard last weekend
  4. 4. Simple Past Tense: Irregular verbsAffirmative: Irregular past verb forms must be learned because they don’t follow any rule: Go went Come came Buy bought Drink drank Eat ate Find found I went to Paris last July See saw
  5. 5. PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR and IRREGULAR VERBSNegative: Use did not or didn’t + a base form verb to make the past simple tense negative. I didn’t work last summer I didn’t live in a flat during my last Summer holidays. I didn’t go to Berlin last July
  6. 6. PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR and IRREGULAR VERBS Interrogative: Use did + subject + a base form verb to make the past simple interrogative. Did you play sport last Summer? Did you travel by boat last holidays? Yes, I did. Did you see any dolphins? No I didn’t.
  7. 7. Past simple tense: Regular verbs Short ShortAffirmative Negative Questions answer answer Yes, I No, II worked. I didnt work. Did I work? did. didnt. Yes, he No, heHe worked. He didnt work. Did he work? did. didnt. Did she Yes, she No, sheShe worked. She didnt work. work? did. didnt. Yes, it No, itIt worked. It didnt work. Did it work? did. didnt. Did you Yes you No, youYou worked. You didnt work. work? did. didnt. Yes we No, weWe worked. We didnt work. Did we work? did. didnt. Did they Yes they No,theyThey worked. They didnt work. work? did. didnt.
  8. 8. The Simple Past Tense is used1.To talk about actions that happened at a specific time inthe past. You state when it happened using a time adverb(yesterday, last Mont.):“Last year I took my exams”.2. It can be used to describe events that happened over aperiod of time in the past but not now:"I lived in Asia for two years."3. It is also used to talk about habitual or repeated actionsthat took place in the past:"When I was a child we always went to the seaside on bank holidays."
  9. 9. The Simple Past TenseTime expressions: Yesterday, last month, last year, last time, … ago, in ... My friends travelled to Saudi Arabia two years ago