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Simple Past with Regular Verbs in Affirmative Form


Are you ready to practice English? Here we go!!!

Welcome to the lesson

When you see or read some expressions such as last month, year, week etc. you immediately identify what tense is.

In this tense, you can use two types of verbs regular and irregular. With regular actions, you may see a particular characteristic that is the “ed” ending, but the pronunciation of this suffix in the verbs is not the same. In this lesson, you can identify how to pronounce them correctly in affirmative sentences.

Some relevant past events are part of the lesson because they are reference in this tense that you are practicing. Finally, you will use some regular verbs to express the things or activities you and other persons did.


Qimono. (2016). Key memories [illustration]. Retrived on 30 Mayo, from https://pixabay.com/en/key-tag-security-label-symbol-2114302/


At the end of this topic you will:

Use the past tense of regular verbs in the affirmative form including the expressions: last month, yesterday night, on Saturday morning etc. to express what happened, as well as you and other people did in a specific point in the past.

Simple Past with Regular Verbs in Affirmative Form

You can find several past phrases to express when the things or activities happened. Here you can see some of them.


Activity 1

Past events are always relevant

Can you remember the characteristic of regular verb in past?

Yes of course!!!

The verbs in the box correspond to the sentences below. Read carefully and write them in the correct place and form.There are three extra verbs.

When you have completed the exercise, you will see the answers by clicking on the icon “Check”



Matching the pictures


mujer audifonos rinfoto (2017). Head phones [photo] Retrived on 30 Mayo, from: https://pixabay.com/en/pretty-beauty-unofficial-uniformity-1791929/

You practiced past events writing the correct words in the gaps. They are “messages” that someone expressed. Now, you need to listen to others to match them with the correct picture.

Listen and match the number with the corresponding letter. You can listen to each audio three times. The objective is to relate what you understand to the image that most represents so.

Drag the number of audio below the blank in the image you consider correct after listening.When you finish you can click on the icon “check” in order to know the correct answers.


Activity 3

Leaving a Message

Phone Call

llamada Didgeman,(2016) mind [photo] Retrived on 30 Mayo, from: https://pixabay.com/en/mind-woman-phone-mobile-phone-1783826/

You need to give messages, using the regular verbs in the simple past form, because your friend needs help. You imagine that you call your friend to record the sentences.

Your classmate asked you to leave a message in the voice mail because it is necessary to have the sentences; they are the English homework.

Use the word(s) of each column to make a sentence. You need to record five in total.

Remember that in your sentences you have subject + verb (past) + complement and emphasize the “ed” ending according to the correct pronunciation.

In this case the past phrases are part of the complement.

Listen to the example.

Read the rubric to know what points are considered in your evaluation.

I work
two hours yesterday morning
My sister study
English last month.
He need
extra practice on Friday afternoon.
Students stay
in the hotel a year ago.
Many people live
in rural areas last decade.
They want
to live there months ago.
My friend and I finish
our homework last weekend.
She decide
to visit a museum last Monday.
Tony copy
the important dates yesterday.
The president watch
the play in the Zocalo in September


Activity 4

Sport Events in Our Country

Mexico is a very important country in the world especially when we talk about sports.

Read the text Sport Events in Our Country and write in the gap the letter of the paragraph that contains the information of the sentences.

Limit of attempts to complete the exercise is 3.



Write the opposite form of the following verb in simple past. Include the infinitive and past form.

Separate the base form and the past form with a slash.

Sometimes you need to use the negative form but you can practice the opposite word.

See the example below

destroy/destroyed ---- repair/repaired


Basic Reference

  • Eales, F. and Oakes, S. (2012). Speakout Starter. Slovakia, Pearson.