Support material to
explain the verb To
Be in the past at the
ESO lessons.
Vanesa.juarez.paris@gmail.com
http://thecatalan...
VERB TO BE IN
THE PAST
Do you remember the meaning of
the verb to be?
VERB TO BE IN
THE PAST
Do you know the forms of the verb
to be in the past?
Why some subjects are in red?
Why some subjects are in red?
Yes, because they are
3rd person singular!
Remember that!
HE -
SHE -
IT -
HE - WAS
SHE - WAS
IT - WAS
They use the form WAS
What other person uses WAS?
What other person uses WAS?
“I” = “jo”
Remember that too!
Before, the kitchen was unfinished
Now, the kitchen is finished
I’s
You’re
They’ere
I was
You were
They were
ELLA ERA BAIXETA
She__________
ELLA ERA BAIXETA
She was short
I ___________
(Jo era)JO ESTAVA CONTENT
I was happy
(Jo era)JO ESTAVA CONTENT
TU ESTAVES CANSAT
_________tired
TU ESTAVES CANSAT
You were tired
Jo era molt jove en aquesta foto
I ___________
Jo era molt jove en aquesta foto
I was very young in this
photo
In the negative, not always
comes after was/were.
We also use was and were with the
expression be born.
Jo no vaig nèixer a Barcelona.
_______________in
Barcelona.
Jo no vaig nèixer a Barcelona
I was not born in
BARCELONA
Jo no vaig nèixer a Barcelona
I wasn’t born in
BARCELONA
Estaves aquí?
____you____?
Estaves aquí?
Were you here?
Si, que hi era!
____________!
Si, que hi era!
Yes, I was!
Estava distreta?
________ distracted?
Estava distreta?
Was she distracted?
Si, si que ho estava!
___________!
Si, si que ho estava!
Yes, she was!
Estaven les teves mans brutes?
_________dirty?
Estaven les teves mans brutes?
Were your hands dirty?
Si, si que ho estaven.
________________
Si, si que ho estaven.
Yes, they were.
No, no ho estaven.
_________________
No, no ho estaven.
No, they weren’t.
Estava malalt?
__________ill?
Estava malalt?
Was he ill?
No, no ho estava!
___________
No, no ho estava!
No, he wasn’t!
What time were YOU born?
Do you remember?
I was born at 12 o’clock.
And you?
On estaves ahir?
_______________________________?
On estaves ahir?
Where were you yesterday?
Let’s do some
SPEAKING!
Do you remember when you
were in Primary School?
Who/favourite teacher at
school
Turn the following words into a
question:
Who was your favourite
teacher at school?
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
What/favourite subject at
Primary School?
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
What was your favourite
subject at Primary School?
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
What/favourite food five
years ago?
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
What was your favourite
food five years ago?
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
How old/in 2000?
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
How old were you in 2000?
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
What/favourite toy
when/young
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
What was your favourite toy
when you were young?
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
Who/best friend
when/seven years old
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
Who was your best friend when
you were seven years old?
Turn the following words into a
question and answer:
Let’s do some
WRITING!
Do you know him?
Biography of Harry Styles
(in the present)
Harry Edward Styles is born the 1st of February
1994, and he is born in England...
A biography is
normally in the past.
So, let’s turn all the verbs
into the past:
The verb to be: was/were
Other verbs: add...
Biography of Harry Styles
(in the past – 1st paragraph)
Harry Edward Styles was born the 1st of
February 1994, and he was ...
Biography of Harry Styles
(in the past – 2nd paragraph)
Harry started to sing very young and his first
band was White Eski...
Biography of Harry Styles
Harry Edward Styles was born the 1st of February
1994, and he was born in England. He is a singe...
Now, you are going to write your
own biography:
1. First, choose one of your idols.
2. Then, find information about him/he...
Biography Structure
2 Paragraphs:
• When/born?
• Where/born?
• What/job?
• Beginnings
• Examples/work
Verb TO BE in the past - (1st ESO)
Verb TO BE in the past - (1st ESO)
Verb TO BE in the past - (1st ESO)
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This is a very visual and clear support material to explain and work with the verb TO BE in the past, which was created to be used in a secondary class of English (1st ESO). It includes a writing task at the end. Translations are into Catalan. You are free to adapt it as you like for your classes!

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Verb TO BE in the past - (1st ESO)

  1. 1. Support material to explain the verb To Be in the past at the ESO lessons. Vanesa.juarez.paris@gmail.com http://thecatalanclassofenglish.blogspot.com.es/
  2. 2. VERB TO BE IN THE PAST Do you remember the meaning of the verb to be?
  3. 3. VERB TO BE IN THE PAST Do you know the forms of the verb to be in the past?
  4. 4. Why some subjects are in red?
  5. 5. Why some subjects are in red? Yes, because they are 3rd person singular! Remember that!
  6. 6. HE - SHE - IT -
  7. 7. HE - WAS SHE - WAS IT - WAS
  8. 8. They use the form WAS
  9. 9. What other person uses WAS?
  10. 10. What other person uses WAS? “I” = “jo” Remember that too!
  11. 11. Before, the kitchen was unfinished Now, the kitchen is finished
  12. 12. I’s You’re They’ere
  13. 13. I was You were They were
  14. 14. ELLA ERA BAIXETA She__________
  15. 15. ELLA ERA BAIXETA She was short
  16. 16. I ___________ (Jo era)JO ESTAVA CONTENT
  17. 17. I was happy (Jo era)JO ESTAVA CONTENT
  18. 18. TU ESTAVES CANSAT _________tired
  19. 19. TU ESTAVES CANSAT You were tired
  20. 20. Jo era molt jove en aquesta foto I ___________
  21. 21. Jo era molt jove en aquesta foto I was very young in this photo
  22. 22. In the negative, not always comes after was/were.
  23. 23. We also use was and were with the expression be born.
  24. 24. Jo no vaig nèixer a Barcelona. _______________in Barcelona.
  25. 25. Jo no vaig nèixer a Barcelona I was not born in BARCELONA
  26. 26. Jo no vaig nèixer a Barcelona I wasn’t born in BARCELONA
  27. 27. Estaves aquí? ____you____?
  28. 28. Estaves aquí? Were you here?
  29. 29. Si, que hi era! ____________!
  30. 30. Si, que hi era! Yes, I was!
  31. 31. Estava distreta? ________ distracted?
  32. 32. Estava distreta? Was she distracted?
  33. 33. Si, si que ho estava! ___________!
  34. 34. Si, si que ho estava! Yes, she was!
  35. 35. Estaven les teves mans brutes? _________dirty?
  36. 36. Estaven les teves mans brutes? Were your hands dirty?
  37. 37. Si, si que ho estaven. ________________
  38. 38. Si, si que ho estaven. Yes, they were.
  39. 39. No, no ho estaven. _________________
  40. 40. No, no ho estaven. No, they weren’t.
  41. 41. Estava malalt? __________ill?
  42. 42. Estava malalt? Was he ill?
  43. 43. No, no ho estava! ___________
  44. 44. No, no ho estava! No, he wasn’t!
  45. 45. What time were YOU born? Do you remember?
  46. 46. I was born at 12 o’clock. And you?
  47. 47. On estaves ahir? _______________________________?
  48. 48. On estaves ahir? Where were you yesterday?
  49. 49. Let’s do some SPEAKING! Do you remember when you were in Primary School?
  50. 50. Who/favourite teacher at school Turn the following words into a question:
  51. 51. Who was your favourite teacher at school? Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  52. 52. What/favourite subject at Primary School? Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  53. 53. What was your favourite subject at Primary School? Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  54. 54. What/favourite food five years ago? Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  55. 55. What was your favourite food five years ago? Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  56. 56. How old/in 2000? Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  57. 57. How old were you in 2000? Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  58. 58. What/favourite toy when/young Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  59. 59. What was your favourite toy when you were young? Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  60. 60. Who/best friend when/seven years old Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  61. 61. Who was your best friend when you were seven years old? Turn the following words into a question and answer:
  62. 62. Let’s do some WRITING!
  63. 63. Do you know him?
  64. 64. Biography of Harry Styles (in the present) Harry Edward Styles is born the 1st of February 1994, and he is born in England. He is a singer and a member of the boy band One Direction. Harry starts to sing very young and his first band is White Eskimo. In 2010, Styles is a solo artist in the British television contest The X Factor. But they eliminate him and he joins the group One Direction along with bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. Their first single is "What Makes You Beautiful" and it is number one on the UK Singles Chart.
  65. 65. A biography is normally in the past. So, let’s turn all the verbs into the past: The verb to be: was/were Other verbs: adding -ed
  66. 66. Biography of Harry Styles (in the past – 1st paragraph) Harry Edward Styles was born the 1st of February 1994, and he was born in England. He is a singer and a member of the boy band One Direction. He is still a singer in One Direction, so leave it in the present! Still = encara
  67. 67. Biography of Harry Styles (in the past – 2nd paragraph) Harry started to sing very young and his first band was White Eskimo. In 2010, Styles was a solo artist in the British television contest The X Factor. But they eliminated him and he joined the group One Direction along with bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. Their first single was "What Makes You Beautiful" and it was number one on the UK Singles Chart.
  68. 68. Biography of Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles was born the 1st of February 1994, and he was born in England. He is a singer and a member of the boy band One Direction. Harry started to sing very young and his first band was White Eskimo. In 2010, Styles was a solo artist in the British television contest The X Factor. But they eliminated him and he joined the group One Direction along with bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. Their first single was "What Makes You Beautiful" and it was number one on the UK Singles Chart.
  69. 69. Now, you are going to write your own biography: 1. First, choose one of your idols. 2. Then, find information about him/her on the internet. 3. Write his/her biography following the same structure we have seen. (It is shown in the next slide) 4. Remember to use the past simple when needed!
  70. 70. Biography Structure 2 Paragraphs: • When/born? • Where/born? • What/job? • Beginnings • Examples/work

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