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Simple Past Tense

Designed for Hong Kong primary children.

Subject:

simple past tense

What is the past?


Yesterday

At 6 oclock this morning


A long time ago

Just after I got up


When I was 4 years old

Last year
In January 2008

Things to remember
Normally
We add ed to verbs when we talk about the past. We add d to verbs ending in e.

A verb is an action word. A doing word.

Remember:
played jumped danced

Add ed or just add d


If there is an e already, there is no need to add another one.

Past tense practice


They walk to school

On Monday, _____________________

Past tense practice


I listen to music

On Sunday, _____________________

Past tense practice

I jump
Yesterday, _____________________

Past tense practice

I dance at school

Last week, ______________________

Past tense practice

I laugh

Last year, ______________________

Past tense practice

I play PSP
Last week, ______________________

action game

Past tense verbs


Who can?
Open the door
Turn off the light Clear the board Dance like a chicken Jump like a monkey

What did he/she do? Answer in a full sentence

Blackboard race
Two teams: Write down the correct past tense of the words. Do you change the word, or add ed/d?

1. dance__________________ 2. cook___________________

1. watch__________________

2. play____________________
3. kiss____________________ 4. walk___________________ 5. close___________________

3. jump___________________
4. turn____________________ 5. open___________________

say a full sentence

Past tense verbs


1. Make these verbs past tense
2.Say a full sentence
Present (now) Past

Jump

Past tense verbs


1. Make these verbs past tense
2.Say a full sentence
Present (now)
WAAAAAAA AAAAA!

Past

Shout

Past tense verbs


1. Make these verbs past tense
2.Say a full sentence
Present (now) Past

Dance

Past tense verbs


1. Make these verbs past tense
2.Say a full sentence
Present (now) Past

Past tense verbs


1. Make these verbs past tense
2.Say a full sentence
Present (now) Past

change the tense

More examples

Present: (Today) talk walk play laugh help ask answer finish look love watch cook closed work wash

Past Tense: (Yesterday) talked walked played laughed helped asked answered finished looked loved watched cooked closed worked washed

Change the story to the past tense


After school I play with my pet dinosaur. I dance with him. I play football with him. I cook him some soup and use very big vegetables because he is always hungry. I love my dinosaur and always smile when we jump around the park! I like having a pet dinosaur so much!

Blackboard slide

ending sounds

There are 3 ending sounds for past tense words

-id

-t

-d

The -id sound


only used for verbs ending
with a t or d sound

-id

decided invited needed planted posted shouted started tasted visited waited wanted

The -d sound
only used for verbs ending in a voiced sound

-d

moved stayed saved cleaned enjoyed loved closed played

Voiced consonant sounds: b, v, g, z, j, th, l, m, n, r You can feel a vibration when you put your fingers on your neck.

The -t sound
only used for verbs ending in an unvoiced sound

-t

laughed walked kissed finished helped danced fixed worked washed dropped

Voiceless consonant sounds: p, f, k, s, sh, ch, th. You cannot feel a vibration when you put your fingers on your neck.

and remember

Past tense verbs there is normally no need for was or has.

Was / has
Which one is correct? 1. The robot has played last week 2. The robot played last week 3. The robot went to played last week 4. The robot was play last week

simple past tense board game

In teams of 3, use a dice to work your way around the board. For each box you land on, say the sentence in the past tense.