Stories in Film
List of irregular verbs
Can – Could / Puede – Podría
- I could get tickets after all.
- Después de todo, podría conseguir entradas.
Forgive – Forgave / Perdonar – Perdón
- We forgave him because of his problems.
- Le perdonamos por sus problemas.
Get – Got / Conseguir
- I got an animated movie when I bought my computer.
- Me regalaron una película de animación cuando compré mi ordenador.
Become – Became / Ser – Convertirse
- At the end of the story, he became a doctor.
- Al final de la historia, se convirtió en médico.
Hurt – Hurt / Herido
- In the thriller film, the main character hurt the main actress.
- En la película de suspense, el protagonista hiere a la actriz principal.
Leave – Left – Baja – Salir
- My son got upset when I left the movie theater.
- Mi hijo se enfadó cuando salí del cine.
Make – Made – Hacer – Hecho
- She made a lot of money for her acting career.
- Ganó mucho dinero por su carrera como actriz.
Meet – Met / Conocer
- We met in the theater last week.
- Nos conocimos en el teatro la semana pasada.
Take – Took / Toma – Tomó
- I took a taxi after the film.
- Tomé un taxi después de la película.
Teach – Taught / Enseñar – Enseñó
- He taught English to drama students.
- Enseñaba inglés a estudiantes de arte dramático.
Speak – Spoke / Hablar – Habló
- We spoke about social and cultural documentaries.
- Hablamos de documentales sociales y culturales.
Send – Sent / Enviar – Enviado
- He sent the historical film.
- Envió la película histórica.
Sell – Sold / Vender – Vendido
- He sold the documentary to History channel.
- Vendió el documental al canal Historia.
Sit – Sat / Siéntate
- The main character sat down to listen to a very funny comedy.
- El protagonista se sentó a escuchar una comedia muy divertida.
Stand – Stood
- I stood up for hours to see the stars of the film.
- Estuve de pie durante horas para ver a las estrellas de la película.
Tell – Told / Contar
- I told you all about my relationship with the movie star.
- Te conté todo sobre mi relación con la estrella de cine.
Understand – Understood / Comprender – Entendido
- At the end, I understood the movie, it was a drama.
- Al final, entendí la película, era un drama.
Wake up – Woke up / Despierta
- I woke up early to get my diploma in acting.
- Me levanté temprano para obtener mi diploma de interpretación.
Wear – wore / Vestir – llevaba
- She wore a beautiful dress in the action movie.
- Llevaba un vestido precioso en la película de acción.
We use PAST SIMPLE for activities or situations that were completed at a definite time.
- She forgave me yesterday morning.
- He wore shorts last weekend.
- They fell in love a month ago.
Yes/ No questions
Now let’s talk about questions with past simple. Past Simple – Yes/No Questions.
Asking Yes / No questions in the past simple is very easy. Just put ‘did’ before the subject, and the verb in its infinitive form. Here are the simple past – ‘yes / no’ questions.
- Did you make the video? There are two possible answers:
- Yes, I did. – for short answer
- Yes, I made the video. – for long answer.
- Did he wake up the actress?
- No, he didn’t. – for short answer
- No, he didn’t wake up the actress. – for long answer.
- Did you meet the main actor?
- No, I didn’t. – for short answer
- No, I didn’t meet the main actor. – for long answer.
- Did she teach English to the characters?
- Yes, she did
- Yes, she taught English to the characters.
- Did they take a taxi?
- No, they didn’t
- No, they didn’t take a taxi.
Now let’s see the structure for Information Questions or ‘Wh’ questions.
To make a ‘Wh’ question in simple past, just put the Wh -question word at the beginning of the sentence plus the auxiliary did plus the subject plus the verb in the infinitive form plus the complement.
- Where did you send the speech?
- I sent the speech to the office.
- What did he make?
- He made a biographical video.
- Why did she speak
- English? Because she grew up in the USA.
- How did they get there?
- They got there by taxi.
- When did you break up?
- We broke up last June.
We use past progressive for activities or situations that were not completed
- I was teaching drama when a ball hit my head.
- He was sitting down while the theatrical cast was standing up.
- You were wearing a suit all day yesterday.
Yes / No questions
We can make yes/no questions by putting the past tense of the verb to be (Was or Were) at the beginning of the sentences plus the subject plus the verb with -ing plus the complement.
- Were you spending time at the cafeteria last night?
- Yes, I was.
- No, I wasn’t.
- Was he saying goodbye?
- Yes, he was.
- No, he wasn’t.
- Were they getting up late during the week?
- Yes, they were
- No, they weren’t
To make a ’Wh’ question put the WH-question word at the beginning plus verb to be plus the subject plus the verb with –ing
- How was she traveling to Paris?
- She was traveling by train.
- Where was he going last night?
- He was going to the movie theater.
- What were they thinking about?
- They were thinking about getting married.
- Why were they crying two days ago?
- They were crying because their parents had an accident.
- Movie star: She was a young movie star in Harry Potter.
- Actress: The actress performed the role of Gwen Stacy.
- Main actor: Joaquin Phoenix was the main actorin the movie.
- Director: The film director controlled the film’s dramatic aspects.
- Drama: They were teaching drama, when the young people arrived.
- Story: I was reading an interesting story, when my mother called me.
- Characters: They were Marvel’s characters.
- Comedy: When I was watching a comedy movie, my mother laughed.
- Romantic movie: He was seeing a romantic movie last night when you called.
- Horror movie: She wrote a horror movie last year.
- Animated movie: He started working in the animated movie a year ago.
- Action movie: They are characters of action movies.
- Historical film: My father was watching a famous historical film yesterday.
- Musical: They performed Chicago’s musical.
- Documentary photography: The documentary photography was fantastic.
- Music: My mother was enjoying the music of the film, when somebody shouted.
- Special effects: The movie had fantastic special effects.
- Acting: She became very natural in her acting.