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Talking About Past Events / Activities
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EXPRESSING PAST ACTIVITIES/EVENTS
Past events, this refers to the actions/situations existed before the present time. Expression of the events that existed before the current time usually use the words such as last day, yesterday, last month, and years before the current time such as in 1993, 1994, 2000 and others.
Past time expression usually use regular and irregular verbs, In regular verbs there is the additional of  “ed” at the end of the verb to express past time while in irregular verbs there is no formula in the changes of the verb to express past time, some verbs remain as they are while others change their syllables.
For Example,
(a) Regular Verbs#000000 solid;margin:15px;width:95%;">
PRESENT TIMEPAST TIME
Playplayed
Smokesmoked
Cookcooked
Looklooked
Washwashed
  
(b) Irregular verbs#000000 solid;margin:15px;width:95%;">
Putput
Eatate
writewrote
speakspoke
Learnlearnt
Dodid
 
For example try to read the following sentences
  • My father went to London last week
  • She played netball very well
  • I did my homework yesterday
  • The day before yesterday was my birthday
Examples of auxiliary verbs used to express past event#000000 solid;margin:15px;width:95%;">
PRESENT FORMPAST FORM
Is/amWas/were
Will/shallWould/should
Has/haveHad
CanCould
MayMight
DoDid
PRACTICE
Read the following story then try to answer the question provided
                                       GOOD NEWS
          Hi, Susan, I have got some good news for you,my friend, I have got a new job. Last week I saw an advertisement state that there is a company which was looking for an IT assistance so I decided to apply for that job. I spoke to the manager and he gave me the application form. I took it to home, I filled it and after few days I sent it back. Two days later the company manager called me and invited me for an interview. So I had to go to town for buying new clothes and shoes to look good for the interview. The interview was so good so I offered a job so next week I can start. I can’t wait for that.
Questions
From the above, write down fifteen verbs, then from there write down five sentences by using some verbs appeared in the past form.
Possible answers
Got, saw, felt, offered, told, showed, gave, saw, filled, sent, spoke, called, invited.
 Sentences
  • Yesterday, I saw an accident.
  • Last week, I gave my friend a gift.
  • All student spoke to their teacher about exams.
  • John was offered exercise books by the headmaster.
  • I was sleeping till late morning.
 
 

 
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