Summer English Lesson VII. Past Simple/Continuous

Hi students,

Welcome back to a new summer English lesson. Today we’re going to talk about the Past Simple and the Past Continuous.

Let’s see. We use the past simple to talk about actions that started and finished at a point in the past. We usually use a time expression in the sentence. These actions are not connected into the present.

We form the past simple with regular verbs ending in -ed. For irregular verbs see the second column of the list.


I worked in Madrid last year. (regular verb)

I wanted to go to the cinema yesterday. (regular verb)

John bought a new house last Friday. (irregular verb)

Sarah made a chocolate cake for my birthday party. (irregular verb)


Well, that’s all by now. Follow the next lesson and enjoy studying English grammar.

Bye. Juanjo.




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