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

Story box

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!

Grammar box

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.

Affirmative (+)
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

Negative (-)
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

Question (?)
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?




How do you say

”(J’ai vu) des animaux ”

in English?


How do you say

”(J’ai mangé) des fruits tropicaux”

in English?


How do you say

”J’ai joué”

in English?


How do you say

”J’étais heureux’

in English?


How do you say

”(J’ai acheté) des souvenirs’

in English?