W3: My family history
List of regular verbs: Present and Past form
- like / liked
- hate / hated
- listen / listened
- work / worked
- invent / invented
- decide / decided
- live / lived
- help / helped
- talk / talked
Pronunciation of regular verbs in past tense
For regular verbs, we usually add -ed to the end of the verb to make it past tense.
Let’s see the 3 different ways of pronouncing REGULAR VERBS.
- Yesterday, she kissed me.
- I called my mom last week.
- I wanted a red car.
Look at the following rules:
Verbs ending in a voiceless sound (p, f, k, s, sh, ch, gh, c, x) /t/
Verbs ending in a voiced sound (b, g, l, m, n, r, v, z) or vowel /d/
Verd ending in sound t or d /id/
My first family trip
Last summer, I traveled to England for two weeks with my family. It was the first time. We traveled in January and stayed in a hotel, in the South of England. It was really fantastic because I talked to a lot of people of different nationalities and learned a lot about other cultures and customs. Of course, I learned a lot of English too, because I practiced it every day.
We visited different places and played different sports. It was so much fun. We often walked down to the beach.
On Sundays, I was tired, so I sometimes watched videos or played board games. We liked the museums, especially Madam Tussauds museum. There were lots of realistic figures of famous people.
At the end of the two weeks, we were sad to return home. The holidays were fun and different from usual.
Past simple – Regular verbs
We use the past simple to talk about things that happened in the past
- Last week/month/year
- a year ago
- the day/week before
- in 2015
|He, she, it||played|
|We, you, they||played|
- Rule #1 (if a verb ends in –e, add –d)
- like → liked
- arrive → arrived
- decide → decided
- Rule #2 (if a verb ends in consonant + –y, change –y to –i and add –ed)
- carry → carried
- try → tried
- study → studied
- Rule #3 (if a verb ands in vowel + –y, add –ed)
- play → played
- stay → stayed
- enjoy → enjoyed
- Rule #4 (if a verb ends in a consonant-vowel-consonant CVC, double the final consonant and add –ed.**)
- hug → hugged
- plan → planned
- stop → stopped
- Rule #5 (For al other verbs, add –ed)
- watch → watched
- ask → asked
- clean → cleaned
- My sister decided to travel.
- My family and I played volleyball at the beach.
- Last week, my friends and I studied in the library.
- We planned our weekend a month ago.
- When I was a child, I walked to school.
Subject + didn’t + infinitive
|He, she, it||didn’t||work|
|We, you, they||didn’t||watch|
They didn’t study for the maths test two days ago.
She didn’t listen to music last night.
Did + subject + infinitive
|Did||he, she, it||work?|
|Did||we, you, they||like?|
Yes, (I, he, she, it, we, you, they) did.
No, (I, he, she, it, we, you, they) didn’t.
Did they visit London last year?
Yes, they did.
Did Kate walk to school?
No, she didn’t. / She didn’t walk to school.