Simple Past

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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

Form:

Affirmative Negative Interrogative
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 🙂

Exercises:

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:

Learn verbs in simple past: This is the list you need to study and here you have exercises 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (All irregular verbs)

After those exercises I would recommend you to practise with the structure itself

Chicago’s exercise

Oxford’s exercise

Mixed Exercise in Simple Past

Test: Simple Past: Level 1Level 2Level 3

 

 

Imperative

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We use the imperative basically to give orders but also to give intructions and informal advices.

Uses:

  • 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

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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.

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  • We can use the imperative on signs and notices.

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  • We can use the imperative to give friendly informal advice.

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  • 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!)

Englisch-hilfen.de

E- Grammar.org

English Grammar Secrets has 5 sets of exercises for you to practice the imperative

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Pepositions of place

AT
Explanation:  It is used to show an exact position or particular place

  • Table
  • Events
  • A place where you are to do something typical (watch a film, study, work)

Examples:

  • 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.

IN

Explanation:  It is used to indicate that something or someone is inside

Examples:

  • 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.

ON

Explanation:

  • 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.

Examples:

  • 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
Taken from: myenglishpages.com

 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 😉

-Ana

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