Here’s a infographic that I found on Grammar.net website that explains this topic the easy way. I hope you like it.
The Simple Past is used to talk about actions or situations in the past. It is also called Past Simple.
Have a look at the following examples:
1) action finished in the past (single or repeated)
I visited Berlin last week.
Andrew watched TV yesterday.
2) series of completed actions in the past
First I got up, then I had breakfast.
3) together with the Past Progressive/Continuous – The Simple Past interrupted an action which was in progress in the past.
They were playing cards when the telephone rang.
1st action: Past Progressive were playing
2nd action: Simple Past rang
Information taken from: Englisch-hilfen.de
|I drew my life||I did not/didn’t draw my life||Did I draw my life?|
|She said her idea||She did not/didn’t say her idea||Did she say her idea?|
Please check this Prezi presentation to understand this topic a little bit better 🙂
Before going over thousands of exercises about this structure I will recommend you to learn the verbs and its pronunciation, to do that here you have these links:
After those exercises I would recommend you to practise with the structure itself
Guess who want you to learn Imperative
Yeap! Little Miss Bossy Wants! 😛
We use the imperative basically to give orders but also to give intructions and informal advices.
- We can use the imperative to give a direct order
In this image the plant is giving the man a direct order using the imperative structure
- We can use the imperative to give instructions
Here they are giving you instructions on how to cook rice. Note this are not orders as in the example shown above, at least you work as a chef 😉
- We can use the imperative to make an invitation.
- We can use the imperative on signs and notices.
- We can use the imperative to give friendly informal advice.
- If we add do we make the imperative a bit more “polite”
Grammar explanation taken from: English Grammar Secrets
Exercises: (Tell me your scores in the comment box!)
English Grammar Secrets has 5 sets of exercises for you to practice the imperative
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Explanation: It is used to show an exact position or particular place
- A place where you are to do something typical (watch a film, study, work)
- I met her at the entrance, at the bus stop.
- She sat at the table.
- At the concert, at the party.
- At the movies, at the university,at work.
Explanation: It is used to indicate that something or someone is inside
- I watch TV in the living-room.
- I live in New York.
- Look at the picture in the book.
- She looks at herself in the mirror.
- She is in the car.
- Look at the girl in the picture.
- This is best team in the world.
- It is used to indicate that something is attached
- It is next to or along the side of (river)
- To show that something is in a position above something an touching it
- To indicate left or right
- To indicate a surface: A floor
- To show some methods of traveling
- For TV, radio, internet.
- Look at the picture on the wall
- Cambridge is on the River Cam.
- The book is on the desk
- A smile on his face
- The shop is on the left
- My apartment on the first floor
- I love traveling on trains /on the bus /on a plane
- My favorite program on TV, on the radio
Please, please! check this link for special information. After the explanation there are 4 exercises go ahead and practice.
Tell me your score of each exercise in the comment box
Have a good day 😉
Update: Guys here you have a helpful image 🙂 Check it out or draw it in your notebook.
Well, I have been trying to know what is the best tool and less time consuming to use with you. I will try to make things work out so we can learn more.