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An online class to learn and practice the English past simple.


English. A. Z. Y. A class by Joe. Past Simple. B. To talk about:1. Something that happened once in the past:Example: 'We went to Spain on holiday.'2. Something that happened several times in the past:Example: 'When I was a child, I walked to school every day.'3. something that was true for some time in the past:Example: 'I lived in the USA for a year.'4. we often use expressions with 'ago' with the past simple: Example: 'I met my wife a long time ago.'. How do we use the past simple?. For regular verbs, we add -ed.Word examples:play – played, watch – watched, want – wantedSentence examples:'I playedvideo games last night.''She watched the football match yesterday.'. W. When do we use the past simple?. Well Done!. Y. F. B. J. Great Job!. Regular Verbs. How do we use the past simple?. Irregular Verbs. Regular verbs are easy but there are lots of irregular verbs in English. Here are the most common irregular verbs with their past tense forms:. Click on the button for a a list you can save and print (there are 2 pages).. Sentence Examples. I went to the cinema yesterday.. Negative Form. Negative Sentences. The Verb 'be'. The concert was amazing!. When we use the negative, we don’t change the main verb. We use ‘didn’t’ or 'did not' instead. I didn’t watch TV yesterday.I did not watch TV yesterday.Theydidn’t go to school last week.They did not go to school last week.. 'Be' is a special verb and we use 'was' or 'were' for the past simple, depending on who you are talking about.. Remember! I was You wereShe was He wasIt was We were They were. Be careful!For negatives add 'n't' or ‘not’. . The concert wasn't amazing.The concert was not amazing.You weren’t late for school this morning. You were not late for school this morning.. You were late for school this morning.. Negative. Now click on the buttons below to practice. Read the rules and examples and enjoy the games!. That was easy, right? Now try something a lttle more difficult!. He had toast for breakfast this morning.. She slept very well last night.. What are the original forms of the verbs used in the sentences?. Extra activities. If you want to practice more, click on the buttons for extra activities and games.. Read the rules and examples and click on the 'questions' tabs to do the activities.