Meaning & Use
When do we use the Simple Past tense?
We use the Simple Past to express the
idea that an action started and finished at a
specific time in the past.
What are some common time expressions
used with the past tense?
I saw Maria yesterday.
Last Friday, the students took their spelling
and vocabulary tests.
They got married two years ago.
How do we form the simple past tense . . .?
English has two types of
verbs in the past tense: taught
Look at the following
list of past tense
which verbs are
regular, and which
1. A. arrived B. believed C. received D. hoped
2 A. opened B. knocked C. played D. occurred
3 A. rubbed B. tugged C. stopped D. filled
4 A. dimmed B. travelled C. passed D. stirred
5 A. tipped B. begged C. quarreled D. carried
naked /ˈneɪkɪd/ khỏa thân
wicked /ˈwɪkɪd/ gian trá
beloved /bɪˈlʌvd/ yêu quý
sacred /ˈseɪkrɪd/ thiêng liêng
hatred /ˈheɪtrɪd/ căm ghét
used /juːsd/ sử dụng
aged /ˈeɪdʒɪd/ lớn tuổi
For regular verbs, simply use the –ed form of the
verb in a positive sentence.
When I was a child, I ___________ the piano. (play)
Donna ______________ Paris. (visit)
For irregular verbs, use the correct past
tense form in positive sentences. (We use the
same form with different subjects .)
Last week, I ___________ you a letter. (send)
The students __________an English exam.
(have) They _______ a great job! (do)
Put the verbs (between brackets) into the correct
form (simple past).
Last year, I (spend) ________my
holiday in Ireland. It (be) ________great. I
(travel)___________ around the city by car
with two friends and we (visit)
________lots of interesting places. In the
evenings, we usually (go)_______ to a
We (be) ________very lucky with the
weather. It (not / rain)___________ a lot.
We(see) ________some beautiful
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