1. We do a lot of things in our free time. 2. The shops open at 9 o’clock and close at 5.30. 3. It costs a lot of money to stay in luxury hotels. 4. The Moon goes round the Earth. 5. They usually sit for hours without saying a word. 6. She keeps her room tidy as a rule. 7. Mother makes strawberry jam every year. 8. People traditionally prepare coloured eggs at Easter. 9. A new school opens next week. 10. My father shaves every other day. 11. Once a week Dave stays in the office till six o’clock. 12. The water in this lake freezes in winter.
Ex. 5. Write sentences using these words. Put the verb in the right form (arrive orarrives etc.).
1. (always / early / Sue / arrive).
2. (basketball / I / play / often).
3. (work / Margaret / hard / usually).
4. (Jenny / always / nice clothes / wear).
5. (dinner / we / have / always / at 7.30).
6. (television / Tim / watch / never).
7. (like / chocolate / children / usually).
8. (Julia / parties / enjoy / always).
9. (never / my brother / breakfast / eat).
10. (every other day / tennis / my friend / play).
|I we you they he she it||played started watched had saw did went||I we you they he she it||did not (didn’t)||play start watch have see do go||Did||I we you they he she it||play? start? watch? have? see? do? go?|
The Past Simple tense describes:
|1. A single action or a state, or a succession of single past actions with time adverbials such as ago, last year (week, month), yesterday, the other day, in 1997, last (time), for five years, for a week, etc.||Ann spenta lot of money on books yesterday. Itdidn’t rain last night. When didyou goto the cinema last? She startedplaying the piano at the age of five. They lived in Brest for five years before the war. Ienteredthe office,lookedaround and cameup to the secretary.|
|2. A contrast between the past and the present, or something that was true but is not true any more used to + Infinitive бывало, раньше||Heused to smokeforty cigarettes a day and then he finally gave up smoking. Do you play golf? – No, but Iused towhen I lived in the country. She used to besuch a happy lively girl (but no longer now). The shops didn't use to open on Sundays in those days.|
Ex. 6. Make the following sentences interrogative and negative.
1. Caroline went to the cinema three times last week.
2. We did a lot of work yesterday.
3. The police stopped him on the way home last night.
4. She passed her examinations successfully in January.
5. Mozart wrote more than 600 pieces of music.
6. Peter broke a window last night.
7. I lived in London for ten years while I was a child.
8. Janet used to have long hair when she was young.
9. He gave up his job as a journalist the other day.
10.Liz used to play tennis a lot when she was a student.