Sarah & Anthony went on a summer vacation
Sarah went to Madagascar
(I saw) wild animals
(I went) on holiday
(I ate) tropical fruits
(I travelled to) +place
(I swam) at the beach
(I played) with my siblings
(I was) + emotion (happy)
(I bought) souvenirs
(I took) photos
(I wrote) postcards
Questions and answers
What did you do this summer?
I went on holiday
Hello, it’s Sarah again! Today I will tell you about my travels to
Madagascar this summer. I saw many wild animals. I also ate lots of tropical fruits! I played at the beach with my
sister, I was so happy in the water! I wrote many
postcards too. You’re reading one of them now!
Past simple - sentence structure
The past simple tense is a verb tense form that indicates that an action is completed in the past.
For regular verbs, we add -ed.
For irregular verbs, there is a special past tense form.
Here is how to construct a sentence in the past simple.
Subject (I, you, he ,she etc) + verb in past tense+ rest of the sentence
I swam yesterday
I saw my cousins
we danced at school
When we use the negative, we don’t change the main verb.
We use ‘did not /didn’t’ instead
I didn't SWIM yesterday
I didn't SEE my cousins
We didn't DANCE at school
To make a question, we add DID at the beginning of the sentence and we don’t change the main verb.
Did I swim yesterday?
Did I see my cousins?
Did we dance at school?
(+) I went to Spain last week
(- ) I did not go to Spain last week
(? ) did you go to spain last week?