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GRAMMAR
PAST SIMPLE (1)
You use the past simple to talk about a past action or event that is finished.
The city needed something else
He wrote a check for two and a half million dollars
you form the past simple tense of most regular verbs by adding –ed
start- started he started by building his own dream town
finish – finished he finished it
many verbs have an irregular past simpleform
write – wrote buy – bought be – was/were


Robert Mc Culloch is a millionaire. In the 1960s, he built his own dream town in the Arizona desert, beside a lake fed by the coloroda river. But after he finished it and named the town Lake Havasu city, and filled it with streets and houses and golf courses and all, he still did not feel satisfied. The city needed something else. Robert Mcculloch thought the London bridge would be nice.
So he wrote a check for two and a half million dollars, and he bought the London Bridge
He shipped it over from the River Thames in London, England, every stone of it and put it up in the Arizona desert. However the bridge didn´t have a river to cross, so Robert Mc Culloch made the Colorado river flow under the London Bridge. The whole projectcost him about $7.5 million.

1.- Look at the words in the box. Wich are nouns and wich are verbs? Can any be both?

Bridge – build- check – cost – cross – fit – lead – name – principle - ship – smile – spend – trip

2.- Look at the passage again. Find the past simple of these verbs
Buy – cost - finish - name - need - put - think - write

3.- think about a very expensive thingyou or someone yoy know bought. If you can`t think of anything, make something up! Then tell your group about it. Give as much detail as possible: say why, where and when you bought it, and how much you paid.

4.- underline in the text the verbs in past.
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Complete these sentences with I or I´d
______like watching TV in bed
______love to join youat the concert
______like Dustin Hoffman´s films
______don´t like sandwiches very much
______like to go to the ballet with you
______like working in New York City
January-Enero.
February-Febrero.
March-Marzo.
April-Abril.
May-Mayo.
June-Junio.
July-Julio.
August-Agosto.
September-Septiembre.
October-October.
November-Noviembre.
December-Diciembre.-------------------------------------------------
Principio del formulario
Monday-Lunes.
Tuesday-Martes.
Wednesday-Miércoles.
Thursday-Jueves.
Friday-Viernes.
Saturday-Sábado.
Sunday-Domingo.
Final del formulario

Write these expresions in three columns. At, in or on
August
Friday evening
Half past five
Night
1994
November 2nd
Three o´clock
The morning
The weekend
Wednesday
Winterlunchtime

Complete with: started,lived,watched,asked,opened
I _____________my homework at six o´clock
They ________in a house near the school
We _________a movie on TV
My uncle ___________the door
The teacher ________lots of questions
*Complete
_______________february 26th
Thursday, 27th ______________
____________december 5th
Friday 11th, ________________
_______________january 4thTuesday 10th________________
____________21st august
Wednesday, ________22nd

Infinitive | Past | Past participle | Traducción |
Abide | Abode | Abode | Habitar, soportar |
Arise | Arose | Arisen | surgir |
Awake | Awoke | Awaken | despertar |
Be | Was/were | Been | Ser, estar |
Bear | Bore | Bore/Born | Llevar, soportar, dar a luz (to be born = nacer) |
Beat | Beat | Beaten |Golpear, vencer |
Become | Became | Become | Llegar a ser, convertirse en |
Begin | Began | Begun | Empezar, comenzar |
Bend | Bent | Bent | Doblar, curvarse |
Bereave | Bereft/Bereaved | Bereft/Bereaved | Privar |
Beseech | Besought | Besought | Suplicar (literario) |
Bet | Bet | Bet | Apostar |
Bid | Bid | Bid | Decir, rogar |
Bid | Bid | Bid | Pujar, ofertar |
Bind | Bound |...
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