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The past simple


Recognize the use and form of the past simple.

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The past simple is a verb tense used to talk about an action or event in the past. It is formed with the past form of the verb and the simple present of the verb 'to have'. It's used to talk about completed actions in the past.
The Past Simple
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What did you do yesterday?
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action: An action is something you do or something that happens. verb tense: Verb tenses tell you when actions happened in the past, present, or future. past form: The past form of a verb is how you change a verb so it reflects something that happened in the past.
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The past simple is sometimes called 'the preterite' In some languages, like Spanish, the past simple is used to talk about actions in the future. The past simple can be used to talk about habitual actions that took place in the past. For example, 'I walked to school every day.'
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Draw / write: What is the past simple and what is it used for?
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Draw / write: Can you think of any examples of when we use the past simple in everyday conversation?
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What examples can you think of that illustrate the correct use of the past simple?

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