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                                           Glitter Text Glitter Text
Before you
What did they do on their last vacation?
 
     
1. They  the beach.                       2. This family  trip.
 
               
3. Mike  cool animals!                  4. He   in the ocean.
 
              
5. I  different food!                      6. They  in the forest.
 
               
7. They  a mountain!                 8. He  photos!
 
Now look at the pictures and type the actions in the past.
 
A: I  a boat trip last summer!            
B: Really? You   pictures, right?
A: Ben  to the beach last vacation, right?       
B: Yes: and he  in the ocean.
 
A: We  hiking in Australia last vacation.         
B: Oh, that's great!
C: We  different and delicious food there!
 
While you
What did he do on his last holiday? Tick what you see.
 
 
1.
a. He took a train in France.  b. He didn't take a train in France. 
2.
a. He danced on the street.    b. He didn't dance on the street. 
3.
a. He took photos.                 b. He didn't take photos.
4.
a. He ate delicious food.        b. He didn't eat delicious food.
5.
a. He went to the beach.        b. He didn't go to the beach.
6.
a. He swam in the ocean.       b. He didn't swim in the ocean.
  
After you
Observe how to form the simple past of
           some verbs.
 
 Irregular Verbs                Regular Verbs (add -ed)
 
                                                                                     down arrow
Take    Took a train                       *Climb - Climbed  *Surf - Surfed 
Eat      Ate food                            *Like - Liked         *Dance - Danced
See      Saw animals                      *Study - Studied
Go       Went to the beach            *Stay -  Stayed       *Play  -  Played
Swim  Swam in the ocean
 
Now complete the dialogue with the past form of the verbs in parentheses.
                               Vs    
A: Did you go to the beach on your last weekend?            
B: No, I didn't: I  (stay) home and  (study). What about you?
A: I went to a party: the dj  (play) cool songs and I  (dance) a  
     lot! I really  (like) that party!           
 
Answer the questions with Irregular & Regular Verbs:
 
                                     I 
A: What did you do on your last trip?            
B: Mike and I  hiking, we  a mountain, and I  a lot of
     photos! I really  this trip!
 
                                      II
A: Did you have a good time last weekend?            
B: Yes, I did! I   home and I  in the pool with my friends.
     Later we  soccer all afternoon.
 
Match dialogs I & II to the pictures below. One picture is EXTRA.
 
        
                                                     
Check it out:forming the simple past negative.
 
      didn't + base form
                                                                                             
I     didn't take a boat trip.
We didn't climb a mountain. 
 
Now type the negative:
          
1. I took a boat trip. I  (not take) photos.
2. I saw beautiful people. I  (not see) different animals.
3. I went to the beach. I  (not go) hiking.
4. Last weekend I just stayed home. I  (not like) it!
 
Match questions & answers:
 
1. A: How was your last trip?      
2. A: Did you have a good time?          
3. A: Where did your parents go?                         
4. A: What did you do on your last trip? 
 
    B: I went to the beach and swam!
    B: It was really cool.
    B: No, I didn't. I had a real bad time!
    B: They went to Brazil!
 
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