Jessie Yang

Learning The Past Tense

Look at these verbs:

Present
(Today)
talk
walk
play
laugh
help
ask
answer
shout
finish
look
Past Tense:
(Yesterday)
talked
walked
played
laughed
helped
asked
answered
shouted
finished
looked


Change these sentences into the Past Tense.  
For example:
Jane talks to the teacher.
Jane talked to the teacher.

1. The students walk to their lessons.
2. The children play in the park.
3. They laugh at the joke.
4. The good students help their teacher with the books.
5. She asks him a question about the homework.
6. The student answers the question.
7. The angry teacher shouts at the naughty students.
8. When they finish reading, they look at the pictures.


Now look at these special verbs:
Present
(Today)
am / are / is
do
can
have / has
go
run
speak
learn
drive
eat
cry
hurry
stop
Past Tense:
(Yesterday)
was
did
could
had
went
ran
spoke
learnt
drove
ate
cried
hurried
stopped

Change these sentences into the Present Tense:
1. Ahmed was in the school football team.
2. I did basketball on Saturday afternoons.
3. We went to the cinema at weekends.
4. You ran around the playing fields.
5. Sofia and Rahma spoke English very well and learnt the exercise quickly.
6. Ahmed drove a big red car, but had an accident.
7. I cried when the story was sad.
8. They hurried home from school and stopped at the shop for sweets.


Simple Past Tense Quiz

1 I to the mall after school.
2 My brother a bear an hour ago.
3 Mike visit his grandmother last night?
4 Alex did not last weekend.
5 Judy and Liz at last month's meeting?
6 We not happy after the sad ending.
7 you see Jody's new dog yesterday?
8 Sorry, I hear you at the door.
9 I English for two years.
10 What you eat for lunch yesterday?





Simple Past Tense Exercise
Fill in the blanks with the simple past tense of the verbs given in bracket.

1. Su Lin _____ (eat) a durian yesterday.

2. The bird _____ (fly) into my house this morning.

3. My father _____ (wash) his car last week.

4. Kelvin _____ (buy ) a magazine two days ago.

5. I _____ (meet) a stranger yesterday.

6.The baby _____(cry) for a while and _____(fall) asleep.

7.Jim _____(show) his brother how to make a kite just now.

8. She _____( have) a nightmare last night.

9. The pupils _____(clean) the classroom three weeks ago.

10. Puan Salmah ______(teach) us English last year.


Listen and watch
Teacher can use this video to recall back what had they learn today? Repeat after the words  before end of the class or the lesson.
Jessie Yang
Once when a Lion was asleep, a little Mouse began running up and down upon him. This soon wakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon him and opened his big jaws to swallow him.
"Pardon, O King!" cried the little Mouse, "Forgive me this time. I shall never repeat it and I shall never forget your kindness. And who knows, but I may be able to do you a good turn one of these days?"
The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the Mouse being able to help him, that he lifted up his paw and let him go.
Short StoriesSometime later a few hunters captured the King and tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him on.
Just then the little Mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which the Lion was, ran up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the King of the Beasts. "Was I not right?" said the little Mouse, very happy to help the Lion.

MORAL: Little friends may prove great friends.




 This video is from youtube. Sometimes we  as a teacher can choose the hard or the soft copy  material to get ours children to put more attention on the lesson that our plan. I like the story and the story also can be use as a teaching or introduction for out lesson based on the text.
Jessie Yang
Introduction for this unit. Start with a game puzzle.Teacher can choose some of the pupils to solve the puzzle.

 
Where is my cat?

Where is the dog?

Slove the puzzle jigsaw puzzle game » free online jigsaw puzzles

 Section 1:Talk about the story.
1.     One day, Mei Mei saw a ____________ nearby the road.
2.  She picked up the __________ and brought it home.
3.  She bathed the _________ with shampoo.
4.  She fed the _________ with milk.
     She loved her _________ very much!

Section 2: Let's read and talk about it.


Section 3: PUpils talk about their  pets. And draw it in the exercise book. And write 3 sentences under the picture.
Example:


My pet is a ___________.
It is  _____________.
It eats ______________.

Section 4: Enjoy some funny video.

This car know how to peep in the toilet bowl. Sometime we had to train  too. 
After using the toilet we have to flash it because other people also need to use it.

This dog knowing to help his master to do the housework.
Do you help your mother in the house?
What can your pet do?


Share some pictures : Miss Jessie with her pet dogs
 Me and my lovely son-Mico
They are my family member too....
Jessie Yang

How do we make the Simple Present Tense?
subject
+
auxiliary verb
+
main verb


do

base
There are three important exceptions:
  1. For positive sentences, we do not normally use the auxiliary.
  2. For the 3rd person singular (he, she, it), we add s to the main verb or es to the auxiliary.
  3. For the verb to be, we do not use an auxiliary, even for questions and negatives.
Look at these examples with the main verb like:


subject
auxiliary verb

main verb

+
I, you, we, they


like
coffee.
He, she, it


likes
coffee.
-
I, you, we, they
do
not
like
coffee.
He, she, it
does
not
like
coffee.
?
Do
I, you, we, they

like
coffee?
Does
he, she, it

like
coffee?

Look at these examples with the main verb be. Notice that there is no auxiliary:

subject
main verb


+
I
am

Malaysian.
You, we, they
are

Malaysian.
He, she, it
is

Malaysian.
-
I
am
not
old.
You, we, they
are
not
old.
He, she, it
is
not
old.
?
Am
I

late?
Are
you, we, they

late?
Is
he, she, it

late?
 
How do we use the Simple Present Tense?
We use the simple present tense when:
  • the action is general
  • the action happens all the time, or habitually, in the past, present and future
  • the action is not only happening now
  • the statement is always true
 
Let listen and repeat with the video below

Learn English with the "Easy Way to English" textbook by Maureen Kill
Sometimes let the pupils see the video also can help them to remember .
QUIZ:

Simple Present Tense
1Do you chocolate milk?
2He not want to come to the movies.
3 we too late to catch the bus?
4It a beautiful day today.
5Sorry, Lisa not here at the moment.
6 I correct?
7Robert not go to my school.
8My parents in a 2 bedroom apartment.
9We European.
10You so happy today!