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School marks


How are things at school?

Warm-up


Put the expressions into the right column

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Answer the questions

1. Which of the events can make you really unhappy?
2. Which of the events can make you really happy?

Harry’s having a bad day



Complete the text with the words from the box


Verbs in the past


Complete the sentences with the verbs in Past Simple

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Talking about the past



Complete the negative sentences and questions

Was / were

Ved / V2

How was your day?


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Read and remember the rule

We use the Past Simple of be to talk about situations that took place in the past.

  • He was a footballer.
  • His parents were very angry.
  • The exam wasn’t difficult.
  • «Were you at school yesterday?» «No, I wasn’t!»
  • Where was James last week?
  • There was a lot of traffic in the street.

I was tired yesterday


Complete the sentences

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Today it’s a fine day, but it was cold yesterday.



Make true sentences about yourself and interview each other

I was at home yesterday. Were you at home?


  • be tired / yesterday
  • be late / last Monday
  • be happy / on my Birthday
  • be in the cinema / at the weekend
  • be at home / yesterday evening
  • be in bed / at 11 p.m. yesterday

Harry’s bad hair day


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Listen and complete the text


Harry’s evening

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Continue the story about Harry’s day


Harry had a happy evening Harry had an unfortunate evening
Use the ideas:

— learn some good news
— be invited to a party
— meet somebody
— get a present
— go for a walk
— find money in the street

Use the ideas:

— learn some bad news
— spill tea
— lose something
— leave a notebook at school
— quarrel with somebody
— get sick

Did you have a good weekend?


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Complete the dialogue with Past Simple

Example: Did you have a good weekend?


Bad days, good days


Make questions and interview each other

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Example: When did it happen? Were you alone?


When…

What…

How…

Where…

Who…

happen

see

decide

do

go

meet

 

Were…

Was…

afraid, nervous, late, angry, sad

Your questions:

Speak about a bad or a good day

Example: It was in May last year. My friend and I decided to go shopping. First it was OK, but then…


  • when it happened
  • where you were
  • who was with you
  • what happened
  • how you felt
  • what you did later

Questions, questions…


Complete the questions and ask each other

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Make your questions in Past Simple

What
Where
When
Why
How
be your birthday
buy your phone
do on holiday
eat for breakfast
meet your best friend
go to the cinema

What happened?


Look at the pictures and write the answers

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Sam and Tony

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Iris and Suzy

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Brian and Robert

Example: Who phoned his friend? Sam



Read and remember the rule

Who, what, which, how much and how many can be the subject questions.

When the question word is the subject, we use the affirmative form and word order.

— Who invited you? — Tom invited me.
— What happened at the party? — Nothing happened.
— Which phone cost more? — The black one.
— How many people came to the party? — About twenty.

An interview



Make questions and ask each other


What I can do


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Now you can:

1. talk about good and bad events in the past;
2. use Past Simple with regular and irregular verbs;
3. interview somebody, using different types of questions.


Wordlist

1. oversleep 5. pass a test 9. spill 13. unlucky
2. leave behind 6. fail the test 10. quarrel with 14. fortunate
3. miss the bus 7. win 11. have a bad hair day 15. unfortunate
4. get sick 8. lose 12. lucky 16. invite to