Talking about Past Actions

Conversation Practice

1. Tell your partner or classmates what you did yesterday. Remember to use past tense.

Example,

Yesterday, I went to the mall.
I bought some shorts and a baseball cap.
I spent almost $20.

2. Ask your partner what he/she did last weekend. Respond with related questions.

For example,

What did you last Saturday?
I stayed home and cleaned my room.
Did you do anything fun?
Not really.

3. Tell about a childhood experience.

One day, when I was about 7 years old, there was a knock on our door.
When I opened the door, I saw that nobody was there.
I felt something was wrong, so I called my mother. . .

Speaking Situations: Talking about Past Actions

For an example of past tense in (written) context, see :

Writing : Sample Past Tense

See also:

Grammar : Simple Past Tense

Textbook : New Interchange Intro, Chapter 14