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Past Tense of Verb To Be

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Past Tense of Verb To Be

  1. 1. How was your holiday? Lesson 5c Luis Roberto Ortiz
  2. 2. When did you travel for the last time? Luis Roberto Ortiz
  3. 3. Vocabulary Go hiking Go sightseeing Go scuba-diving Go skiing Go camping Go mountain biking Go horse riding Go windsurfing
  4. 4. Past Simple ofVerb to Be Luis Roberto Ortiz
  5. 5. Simple Past Actions that started and were completed at a specific time in the past Habitual or repeated actions in the past Completed actions that happened one after the other in the past Luis Roberto Ortiz
  6. 6. • Actions that started and were completed at a specific time in the past  We bought our house Five years ago. • Habitual or repeated actions in the past  I always went to bed early when I lived with my parents • Completed actions that happened one after the other in the past Yetserday I got up at 8:00, has breakfast and left for school Luis Roberto Ortiz
  7. 7. • A= Where were you yesterday? • B= I was at the beach. • A= The beach? Were there many people there? • B= No, there weren´t. You see, it was a bit cold and it wasn´t sunny at all. Luis Roberto Ortiz
  8. 8. Affirmative I Was You Were He Was She Was It Was We Were You Were They Were Luis Roberto Ortiz
  9. 9. Negative I Wasn´t You Weren´t He Wasn´t She Wasn´t It Wasn´t We Weren´t You Weren´t They Weren´t Luis Roberto Ortiz
  10. 10. Questions Was I ….. ? Were you ….. ? Was he ….. ? Was she ….. ? Was it ….. ? Were we ….. ? Were you ….. ? Were they ….. ? Luis Roberto Ortiz
  11. 11. •I was at the cinema last weekend. •There weren´t many movies to watch. •We were playing basketball yesterday. •Were you at school last Monday? Luis Roberto Ortiz
  12. 12. ThereWas /ThereWere Luis Roberto Ortiz
  13. 13. We use there was / there were when we want to say “Habia uno…” or “Habia unos…” Luis Roberto Ortiz
  14. 14. Luis Roberto Ortiz
  15. 15. • There were three dogs at my house yesterday. • There was a blue car in front of my door yesterday. Luis Roberto Ortiz
  16. 16. • There weren´t three dogs at my house yesterday. • There wasn´t a blue car in front of my door yesterday. Luis Roberto Ortiz
  17. 17. • Were there three dogs at my house yesterday? • Was there a blue car in front of my door yesterday? Luis Roberto Ortiz
  18. 18. Speaking 1. Have you ever been abroad? Where? 2. What country do you most want to visit? Why? 3. Where are you going to go the next time you travel? 4. Where did you go on your last vacation? 5. Do you think the type of vacation one takes reflects one's social status? Luis Roberto Ortiz
  19. 19. Writing a paragraph • Remember a paragraph is a mix of ideas linked by connectors or linking words • Do NOT write bullets, single sentences, etc. Luis Roberto Ortiz
  20. 20. What you DON´T have to do • I think Mary should work less because she is very stressed. • She shouldn´t spend a lot of time in front of the computer. • She should read books and magazines. Luis Roberto Ortiz
  21. 21. What you have to do • I think Mary should work less because she is very stressed, also, she shouldn´t spend a lot of time in front of the computer. Finally, I consider that she should read books and magazines. Luis Roberto Ortiz
  22. 22. example • Last summer, I went to Los Angeles. I visited Hollywood movie studios, the Fame Walk and dowtown. I bought some clothes and souvenirs at the Central Mall and I also watched a play called “The King of Macedonia” Luis Roberto Ortiz

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