What did you do yesterday?
Simple Past is a way to talk about things that happened in the past. It is usually used with verbs like 'went', 'ate', 'saw', 'ran', 'did', etc. We use Simple Past to talk about things that happened and finished in the past.
Simple Past is a verb tense used to describe actions that have already happened in the past. It is also called past simple or preterite. In order to make a sentence in the past simple tense, the verb must be changed. Verbs like 'talk' become 'talked', 'go' become 'went', 'eat' become 'ate'. It's important to remember that the Simple Past is used to talk about finished actions in the past. It is not used for actions that are still happening or that will happen in the future.
In the past, people used to rely on the stars to tell time! The star constellations were used to tell when it was morning or night. The Ancient Egyptians used to use a sundial to measure time in the past. It was an instrument used to determine the time of day by the position of the sun. In the past, people in some parts of the world would sleep twice a day! They would sleep for a few hours in the morning and then again in the afternoon.
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Work together in pairs: Q: What is the difference between the simple past and the past perfect tense?
Can you tell me about a memorable experience you had in the past?
Work together in pairs: Q: What is the past tense of the verb "run"?
Brain break: Draw a banana taking a selfie
What is the simple past tense of the verb 'eat'?
What is the simple past tense of the verb 'run'?
What is the simple past tense of the verb 'sleep'?
Which one is correct? I _______ (watched/watch) a movie last night.
Which one is correct? She ____ (visit) her grandparents every weekend.
What did you learn on your vacation?
What did you do on your last vacation?
What do vacations mean to you?
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Would you rather spend your vacation on a deserted island with only one friend or in a crowded city with ten strangers?
- Spend vacation on a deserted island with only one friend
- Spend vacation in a crowded city with ten strangers