Talking About The Past

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Talking About The Past

  1. 1. Talking about the past Verb tenses
  2. 2. Simple past <ul><li>Form: -ed/ second line of irregular verbs chart: </li></ul><ul><li>They played tennis yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>Did they play tennis yesterday? </li></ul><ul><li>They did not play tennis yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past action or event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequenced past actions </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Past continuous <ul><li>Form: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I/you was/were working </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Were they working? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She was not working </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meaning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To describe an activity that occurred in an specific time in the past </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To describe an activity that has been interrupted by a shorter one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To describe a scene when narrating a story </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Present perfect <ul><li>Form: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I have seen the film </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has she gone to work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have not worked today </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meaning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- When you are concerned with the present effects of something which happened at a time in the past </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Present perfect continuous <ul><li>Form: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I have been living here for a long time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has she been waiting long? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have not been studying lately </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meaning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- When you want to emphasize how long something has been happening </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Past perfect <ul><li>Form: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I had been there before </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Had she seen the film? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We had not studied before the exam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meaning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- A past action that happened before another past action </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Past perfect continuous <ul><li>Form: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I had been working all day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Had she been sleeping well? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They had not been playing badly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meaning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- When you want to emphasize how long something had been happening </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. A joke!!!! <ul><li>A man inserted an advertisement in the classified: &quot;Wife Wanted.&quot; The next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: &quot;You can have mine.&quot; </li></ul>How would you change the joke into a feminist one?
  9. 9. Questionnaire <ul><li>Give marks up to 10 points being 1 the worst mark and 10 the best possible. Thank you!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Was the presentation clear and easy to understand? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you understand the form of the verbs shown? </li></ul><ul><li>- Past simple/continuous </li></ul><ul><li>- Present perfect/continuous </li></ul><ul><li>- Past perfect/continuous </li></ul><ul><li>Did you understand the meaning of the verbs shown? </li></ul><ul><li>- Past simple </li></ul><ul><li>- Past continuous </li></ul><ul><li>- Present perfect </li></ul><ul><li>- Present perfect continuous </li></ul><ul><li>- Past perfect </li></ul><ul><li>- Past perfect continuous </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>4. Have you paid more attention than you would to the blackboard? </li></ul><ul><li>5. Was it a boring presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>6. Has the presentation helped you to understand the past tenses? </li></ul><ul><li>7. What things of the presentation would you change to make it better? Write any personal comment </li></ul>

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