- Past simple
- Usage of past simple
- Structure of past simple
- Past continuous
- Meaning and using of past continuous
- Negative of past continuous
- Add Ing to verb
- Yes/ No questions
- Past perfect
- Past perfect negative
- yes/no and WH - questions of past perfect
- Past perfect continues
- Definition of the past perfect continuous
and how to form it.
- Uses of the past perfect continuous and
the structure of it.
- Verbs that do not take -ing and how to
write them in sentences.
3. General objectives:
1-Enable the students to know the uses of the past tenses and how to apply them in sentences in all tenses, as well as
the application of structures for past tenses in the correct way.
2-Enable students to form Negative, Yes/No and Wh- questions in the right procedure in all past tenses.
3-Enable students to know the uses of the all-past tenses and to apply the structures of this rule in the correct
1- Enable the students to differentiate between the past possible, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect
2-Enable the students to form the structure of past possible, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect
continuous in correct way.
3-Enable students to form correct questions and answers in past tenses.
5. 1- I saw a movie yesterday.
2- I didn't see a play yesterday.
3- Last year, I traveled to Japan.
4- Last year, I didn't travel to Korea.
5- Did you have dinner last night?
. The simple past is the basic form of
past tense in English. It is used to
talk about a completed action in a
time before now. The time of the
action can be in the recent past or
the distant past and action duration
is not important.
What is past simple ?
What is the use of past simple?
1- Regular verbs: end with ( ed)
2-Irregular verbs: verbs that have
different endings ( ex: go – went )
Structure of past simple:
1- something that happened once in the past.
2- something that happened several times in the past.
3- something that was true for some time in the past.
4- we often use expressions with ago with the past
6. Usage of past simple:
I met my wife in 1983.
We went to Spain for our holidays.
They got home very late last night.
When I was a boy, I walked a mile to school every day.
We swam a lot while we were on holiday.
They always enjoyed visiting their friends.
I lived abroad for ten years.
He enjoyed being a student.
She played a lot of tennis when she was younger.
I met my wife a long time ago
happened once in
times in the past
was true for some
time in the past
with ago with the past
7. Structure of past simple:
How to form past
click at the link below :
8. What is past continuous
and when we use it?
- It’s a kind of past tense
and use it to explain action
that happen in the past until
Structure of past continuous
-Singular and plural
- Add (Ing) to verb
Examples and video
Exercise & H.W
11. *She was not playing basketball.
*You were not watching T.V.
*Was she playing basketball?
*Were we watching T.V?
Past continues form
12. Exercise :
Choose the correct answer :
1.They …….. Fling in the sky.
a) Am b) was c) were d) is
2. I was …….. The door.
a) Closing b) closeing c) close d) clos
Please take picture
for your result and
send it to me.
1- The sunwas shining ( shine) when I woke up this morning.
2-They were speeding ( speed) on the street.
13. Past perfect
What is past perfect :
is a verb tense used to talk about
actions that were completed before
some point in the past.
Past perfect formula:
Subject + had + [past participle]
It doesn’t matter if the subject is
singular or plural; the formula doesn’t
change. e.g “ she had met him
before the party “ .
Lets start with a story !
Examples of past perfect :
1. After Sofia had finished her work , she went to
2. After she had moved out , I found her notes.
3. I washed the floor when the painter had gone.
4. She had lived here for three years by the time we
How to form past
perfect sentences :
1. negative sentences.
2. yes/no + Wh-questions .
15. Yes / no questions
To create a question that will be answered with a yes or no, start
the question with Had (Hadn’t for a negative question) then add a
subject (the person or thing that had done the action) followed by
(Past Participle) form of the verb and then add the rest of the
1- had you cleaned up the mess by the time they came home?
2- Had Adam ever spoken to the CEO before he was fired ?
Yes / no
wh- words are what, where, when, why, who, how, how
many, how much , start with wh-word, then add had, then the
followed by (Past Participle) form of the verb then add the
rest of the sentence.
1- what had they said that made him so angry ?
2- why had he agreed to work for that salary ?
16. Review for Past Perfect Tense
Exercise No.1 Exercise No.2
What is the past perfect continuous? How to form the past perfect continuous?
What are the uses of the past perfect
The structure of past perfect continuous.
An action that started in the past continued
up until another time in the past.
We create sentence with the past perfect
continuous by using ‘had been’ and the
main verb in the –ing form.
1. To refer to an action in the past which
continued until another action took place.
2. To emphasis that something occurred
for a long time before event in the past.
3. To explain why an activity or
feeling in the past occurred.
Affirmative: Subject + had been + V ing
Negative: subject + hadn’t been + V ing
Question: Had + subject + been + V ing
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18. Uses of the past perfect
1. To refer to an action
in the past which
continued until another
action took place.
2. To emphasis that
something occurred for
a long time before
event in the past.
3. To explain why an
activity or feeling in
the past occurred.
Example: Example: Example:
- We had been
when the accident
- I had been living in a
small house for five
years before I moved
to a big one.
- I was so tired. I
had been revising
my lessons for
19. The structure
of past perfect
1. Had you been finishing your homework yet?
2. Had she been training all the month?
1. She had been sleeping for ten hours when I
2. Khalid had been teaching English before
he got another job.
1. I hadn’t been eating at that restaurant in a
2. My friends hadn’t been ever going to France.
20. Verbs don’t take -ing
Love Like Hate Want need
- I had been loving my cat.
- I had loved my cat.
- Mother had been needing me.
- Mother had needed me.
21. Challenge :
write a sentence in the past
tense that expresses the