The past simple tense is used to talk about finished actions in the past. It is formed with the verb in its base form (e.g. 'play') or with 'did' and the infinitive form (e.g. 'did play'). It is often used with time expressions such as 'yesterday', 'last week' or 'in 2002'.
Past Simple Tense
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between the past simple and the past perfect tense?
What did you do last weekend?
Work together in pairs: Q: What is the past simple form of the verb "to go"?
Brain break: Draw lines and circles and see what shapes or creatures you can create from them!
Which of the following is a sentence in past simple tense?
- He ate breakfast an hour ago.
- She was singing beautifully.
- I will eat pizza for dinner.
What is the past simple form of the verb 'go'?
Which one below is NOT a regular verb in past simple tense?
What is the past simple form of the verb 'have'?
Which sentence below includes an irregular verb in past simple tense?
- She walked to school every day.
- I always watched TV after dinner.
- We played soccer last weekend.