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THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE 1. To show an action that has happened in the past at a definite time.

Example: He spoke to me yesterday. The house burnt down last year. I bought this carpet when I was in India.

2. Most past tense verbs end in – ed. They are regular verbs. Example: play played jumped walked

jump walk -

3. Irregular verbs do not end in – ed. a)They change in their vowel sounds. Examples: swim run sing swam

- ran - sang

b)Change in their spelling. Examples: go leave eat - went left ate

4. Some verbs do not change when used in the past tense.

Examples:

hit beat cut put shut

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hit beat cut put shut

5. Some words are used to refer to the past. Examples: yesterday week last year last night last month last Monday an hour ago last

THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE To describe two actions which were happening at the same time in the past. Examples: We were cooking when she dropped in. The boys were arguing as he walked in. He was jogging when the dog attacked him. The police was taking down the details when I arrived.

CHANGE THE VERBS INTO PAST TENSE NO 1 2 3 4 VERBS Start Rain Jump Run PAST TENSE

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Answer Cry Pray Carry Stay Hurry Begin Make Eat Tell Write Fall Buy Collect Teach Work Disturb Drink

A. SUBSTITUTION TABLE

Make sentences from the table below.

Yesterday Last week Last Friday Yesterday morning A few days ago Last month

I he they we Adi my parents

led left drove cut broke went

them to the library. the books at the canteen. the trucks through the mud. across the field on our way home. the 100 metres sprint school record. to Mecca.

1 …………………………………………………………………………………... 2 ………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 ………………………………………………………………………………….. 4 …………………………………………………………………………………... 5 …………………………………………………………………………………... 6 ……………………………………………………………………………………

B. DETECT AND CORRECT ERRORS Simple Past Tense There is a mistake in each sentence. Circle the mistake and rewrite each sentence correctly. 1. Mr Lim and his family has dinner late last night. …………………………………………………………………………… 2. I feel tired and took a nap just now. …………………………………………………………………………… 3. The children clap loudly when they saw the clown yesterday. …………………………………………………………………………… 4. The wind blows down the tree last week. ……………………………………………………………………………

5. Cynthia prepares a big feast for her relatives last weekend. …………………………………………………………………………… 6. The birds are noisy a while ago. …………………………………………………………………………… 7. I am angry with him just now. …………………………………………………………………………… 8. The farmer sells his crops last week. …………………………………………………………………………… 9. She goes to Pangkor Island last holidays. ………………………………………………………………………… 10.The sea is very rough last month. …………………………………………………………………………… Change the verbs in the following sentence into past tense. 1. Yesterday, I go to the restaurant with a client. 2. We drive around the parking lot for 20 minutes in order to find a parking space. 3. When we arrive at the restaurant, the place is full. 4. The waitress asks us if we have reservations. 5. I say, "No, my secretary forgets to make them." 6. The waitress tells us to come back in two hours.

7. My client and I slowly walk back to the car. 8. Then we see a small grocery store. 9. We stop in the grocery store and buy some sandwiches. 10. That is better than waiting for two hours.

Correct the mistakes in the following sentences: 1. Last night, Samantha have pizza for supper. __________________________________________________ 2. My pet lizard was died last month. __________________________________________________ 3. Yesterday I spend two hours cleaning my living room.

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4 This morning before coming to class, Jack eats two bowls of cereal. __________________________________________________

6. What was happened to your leg? __________________________________________________

Past Continous Tense There is a mistake in each sentence. Underline the mistake and rewrite each sentence correctly. 1. Mother baked the cake when her friends dropped in. …………………………………………………………………………… 2. The boys talked to their friends when we walked in. …………………………………………………………………………… 3. We had our lunch when the telephone rang yesterday.

…………………………………………………………………………… 4. He cut the grass in his garden when a snake bit him. …………………………………………………………………………… 5. He climbed up the tree when he slipped and fell. …………………………………………………………………………… 6. We played volleyball when it started to rain just now. …………………………………………………………………………… 7. My cousins ate their breakfast when the school bus came. …………………………………………………………………………… 8. My friend and I shopped in the supermarket when a fire broke out. …………………………………………………………………………… 9. Anis sew a blouse when she pricked her finger yesterday. ……………………………………………………………………………

C. FILL IN THE BLANKS

Complete the sentences. Use the words in the box. drank took went eat cooked disturbed enjoy go have was

1. I was thirsty. I __________ a whole bottle of water.

2. He wasn’t hungry so he didn’t ___________ anything. 3. It was warm, so he ___________ off his coat. 4. He could not carry the bag. It ___________ too heavy. 5. The show wasn’t good. We didn’t ___________ it at all. 6. Norah was very busy. No one _____________ her. 7. The boys were tired so they _____________ to bed early. 8. Sonia was in a hurry, so she didn’t ____________ time to phone me. 9. I did not __________to Noriah’s house because she was not at home. 10. The chef ____________ us a very good meal.

Fill in the blanks with simple past or the past continuous tense form of the verbs in brackets. EG. I saw Alex in town (see) You were working when it happened (work,happen) 1. She ______________ when I _______________her (walk, see) 2. We______________trees when ______________ (plant,rain)

3. The postman ______________ while I_____________ (come, study) 4. It ______________ to rain when he______________ (start,drive) 5. The television______________ on but nobody______________ it (be,watch) 6. Amy______________ her hands when she ______________ lunch (burn,cook) 7. I ______________ to him but he______________ (wave,not look) 8. We______________ the Lake Gardens when we _____________ there (visit,stay) 9. When Amin ______________ we______________ dinner (arrive,have) 10. We______________ a rafflesia when it ______________ (see,bloom) Fill in the blanks with simple past or the past continuous tense form of the verbs in brackets.

Last night, while I was doing my homework, Angela (call) _________. She said she (call) ________________ me on her cell phone from her English classroom at school. I asked her if she (wait) ____________ for class, but she said that the teacher was at the front of the hall teaching while she (talk) ____________ to me. I couldn’t believe she (make)

__________ a phone call during the lesson. I asked what was going on. She said her English teacher was so boring that several of the students (sleep) ___________ in class. Some of the students (talk) _____________ about their plans for the weekend and the student next to her (draw) ____________ a picture of a horse. When Angela (tell) me she was not satisfied with the class. I (mention) __________ thet my English teacher was quite good and (suggest) _________________ that she switch to my class. While we were talking, I (hear) ______________ her teacher yell. “Miss, are you making a phone call?”. Suddenly, the line went dead. I (hang) _________ up the phone and went to the kitchen to make dinner. As I (cut) ____________ vegetables for a salad, the phonerang once again. It (be) _____________ Angela, but this time she wasn’t sitting in class.

D. TEXT COMPLETION Based on the picture choose the best answer to fill in the blanks.

The UPSR results was 1…... Last week , many pupils 2 ……… to school to get their results. A teacher 3 ……… out the results to the pupils. The headmaster 4 ………. a speech to some parents and pupils. Two boys were 5 ……… and shaking hands. Both of them 6………very happy because they 7 ………… good results. They 8 ………… each other on their results. Two girls 9 ………… because their result were bad. They were terribly 10 …………

1. A. announce B . announcing C. announced

6. A. was B. were C. is

2. A. B. C. D. 3. A. B. C. D. 4. A. B. C. D.

go went come going gave giving give given gave giving give given

7. A. B. C. D.

get getting got gotten

8. A. congratulating B. congratulated C. congratulate 9. A. crying B. cries C. cried D. cry 10. A. disaapoint B. dissapoints C. dissapointed

5. A. talk B. talking C. talked

E. CONSTRUCT SENTENCES Make sentences with simple past tense. EG. Walk-school yesterday Amin walked to school yesterday 1. Carpenter-repaired-roof-after heavy rain.

……………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………… 2. Teacher – taught - pupils -speak English well. ……………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………… 3. Mother- made cake-Munira’s-birthday ……………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………

4. We-went China –school holidays ……………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………….

5. The boys- played-football-school field –yesterday ……………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………….. ……….