My students at 5th level have begun this week the grammar related to past simple of regular verbs. What do we use the past simple for?
- We use simple past to talk about actions or situations that happened in a defined time in the past.
- To talk about regular actions/situations in the past.
- We use it along certain adverbs or adverbial phrases in relation to past time.
Subject+ verb + - ed + objects.
Subject+ aux. verb to do in the past (did) +not+ main verb (infinitive) + objects
Aux. verb to do in the past (did) + subject+ main verb (infinitive) + objects
Useful adverbs for past simple:
YESTERDAY, THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, LAST DAY, LAST WEEK, LAST SATURDAY, FEW DAYS AGO, TWO DAYS AGO, AT 9 O’CLOCK…
Here are two presentations in order to help you. Click on this page (http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/past-simple-exercise-3.html) for further practice on the simple past in English.
Good luck. Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso