Simple past tense by Martha Camelo

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Published on February 23, 2014

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Esta es una presentación para orientar y reforzar la estructura gramatical del tiempo pasado simple en inglés

 The simple past tense is used to talk about actions that happened at a specific time in the past.  You form the simple past of a verb by adding -ed , the end of a regular verb but, irregular verb forms have to be learned

I was at home yesterday. My parents were at the supermarket Maradona was a good football player. Michel Jackson was a famous singer You were excellent student last year

Was Michel Jackson a bad singer? No, he wasn´t a bad singer. Were you a tennis player? No, I weren´t a tennis player. Was Lina Marulanda an ugly woman? No, she wasn´t an ugly woman

 Sharon studied Japanese for five years.  We talked on the phone for thirty minutes.  We waited for one hour.  You played basketball last weekend  She watched a horror film last night

The auxiliary of the past tense is Did you enjoy the film? Yes, I enjoyed the film No, I didn´t enjoy the film.

 Did Michel Jackson Sing Pop songs?  Yes, he sang pop songs.  Did Maradona write a history book?  No, he didn´t write a history book.  Did García Márquez write One hundred years of solitude?  Yes, he wrote One hundred years of solitude.

Group A Voiceless sound: – p – k – s – ch – sh – f – x – hpronounce ED as “T” Example: Ask, asked = ask(T) Ed as “T” Asked baked brushed cooked cracked crashed danced (da:ns) + t dressed dropped escaped finished fixed guessed helped hoped jumped kissed

Voiced sound : – l – v – n – m – r – b – v – g – w – y – z – and vowel sounds (diphthongs) pronounce ED as “D” Example: Allow, allowed = allow(D) Ed as “D” advised (ad’vaiz) + d agreed allowed answered appeared arrived Believed belonged burned called carried changed closed covered cried damaged described died

T or D pronounce ED as “ID” Example: Need, needed = need(id) Ed as “ID” Accepted afforded attended arrested collected contacted counted decided defended demanded divided ended expanded expected exported flooded graduated hated hunted included invited invented landed needed painted

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