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El tiempo Pasado Simple se usa para hablar de acciones terminadas en el pasado. Como hacen referencia a acciones que ya ocurrieron, siempre deben ir en un contexto pasado, ya sea porque se está contando una historia que ya pasó, o bien usando complementos de tiempo pasado, como:
yesterday
ayer
last night
anoche
last week
la semana pasada
last month
el mes pasado
last year
el año pasado
in 1970
en 1970

Conjugación del verbo to be. Para la primera y tercera persona es was, para todas las demás es were.


TO BE
I was

You
were
He
was
She
was
It
was
We
were
You
were
They
were
I was in London last year.
Estuve en Londres el año pasado.
Sarah and Tom were in London last year.
Sarah y Tom estuvieron en Londres el año pasado.
El verbo to have en pasado es had. Es igual para todas las personas.
I had breakfast at 8 o'clock.
Tomé el desayuno a las 8 en punto.
Para usar otros verbos en este tiempo, se usa la forma del verbo en pasado simple, que es igual para todas las personas. La formación del pasado simple depende si el verbo es regular o irregular.


Verbos regulares
En el caso de los verbos regulares, el pasado simple se forma tomando el propio verbo y agregando "ed", o "d" si termina en vocal. Si termina en "y", se cambia por "ied".
We played tennis for two hours.
Jugamos tenis por dos horas.
She arrived late.
Llegó tarde.
You studied a lot.
Estudiaste mucho.
PRONUNCIACIÓN DEL SUFIJO -ED PRONUNCIATION OF REGULAR PAST TENSE

[Note: The letters between the slash marks / / refer to sounds, NOT to spelling.]
1. The -ed of the regular past tense is pronounced as /d/ after a voiced sound. The voiced sounds are sounds that are produced by vibration of the vocal chords. The voiced sounds in English are:
a. All vowels
b. /b/, /g/, j sound (as in judge), /l/, /m/, /n/, /r/, voiced th (as in bathe), /v/, ng (as in bang), zh sound (as in azure), z sound (as in buzz)
Examples: robbed, hanged, judged, called, rammed, learned, blurred, clothed, received, buzzed
2. The -ed of the regular past tense is pronounced as /t/ after a voiceless sound. The voiceless sounds are sounds that are produced with no vibration of the vocal chords. The voiceless sounds in English are:
a. /f/, /k/, /p/, /s/, voiceless th (as in with), ch (as in watch), sh (as in wash)
Examples: laughed, talked, stopped, kissed, watched, washed
3. When a word ends in /d/ or /t/, the -ed is pronounced as a separate syllable: /Id/. Therefore, if a regular verb ends in either of these sounds, the past tense will have one more syllable than the simple form.
Examples:
add (1 syllable)-->added (2 syllables)
recommend (3 syllables)-->recommended (4 syllables)
start (1 syllable)-->started (2 syllables)
contact (2 syllables)-->contacted (3 syllables)
Practise -ED pronunciation

INTERACTIVE BOOK

ACTIVITY 1
ACTIVITY 2
ACTIVITY 3
ACTIVITY 5
Verbos irregulares
Los verbos irregulares tienen su propia forma del pasado simple y la única manera de aprenderlos es memorizarlos. Normalmente son los que aparecen en la segunda columna de los listados de verbos irregulares en los diccionarios de inglés.
Por ejemplo el pasado del verbo to go (ir) es "went". El pasado de to see (ver) es "saw". Siempre es igual para todas las personas.
We went to London in 1994. Fuimos a Londres es 1994.
We saw the double-decker buses. Vimos los autobuses de dos pisos.








Para obtener una lista completa de verbos irregulares con sus formas de pasado simple, ver List of irregular verbs.
exercise 1
exercise 2
exercise 3
exercise 4
exercise 5
exercise 6



WRITE A SHORT BIOGRAPHY USING THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE