This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Friday, October 26, 2012

ESL / EFL Past simple tense

When is the past simple tense used?

  • For completed action in the past (We saw your sister yesterday.)
  • For a series of completed actions (I woke up, had a shower, had breakfast and went to school.)
  • For longer actions that start and stop in the past; time expressions usually go with it (My sister lived in London for years.)
  • For talking about habits which stopped in the past (She studied Japanese when she was in high school.)
  • For past facts or generalizations (Old people never played football.)
How is it made?
  • Positive sentence → Subject + verb+ ed or irregular form (I played with her.- She came with us.)
  • Questions Auxiliary verb + subject +verb (Did they read the story?)
  • Negative sentence Subject + auxiliary verb + verb ( I didn’t like it.) 
 More practice

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