25 Nisan 2013 Perşembe

PAST SIMPLE (TO BE) “WAS WERE”


PAST SIMPLE (TO BE) “WAS WERE”
“was/were is the past form of “am,is,are”
Positive (+) and negative(-)
I
He/She/It
Was +
wasn’t  -


at home last night.
We
You
They
Were +
weren’t  -

Yes/No questions
Was
I
he/she/it

at work?
at the party?

Were
we
you
they

Short answers:
Yes, he was         No, he wasn’t
Yes; I was/          No,I wasn’t.      Yes, we were
No, they weren’t . . .

Wh- question


Where

was
I
he/she/it


yesterday?

were
we
you
they

This week the weather is warm, but it was cold last week.
We are in Çanakkale now, but we were in İstanbul two years ago.
I was at university in 1999.
Present                                                     Past
today                        ……………….yesterday
this week                 ……………….last week
this month               ……………….last month
this  year                  ……………….last year
tonight                     ……………….last night
this morning     …..…….   yesterday morning
this afternoon   …..…….   yesterday afternoon
this evening     …..…….    yesterday evening

…………….three hours ago
……………six years ago
……………a month ago
……………in 1914, in 1453
Rewrite the sentences with was/were
I’m really tired

Is that story interesting?

Our teacher isn’t busy.

That is an easy question

Is Jim right or wrong?

My parents are worried about my brother.

We are poor, but we are happy.

Underline the adjectives that are true for you when you were a child.
1.I was lazy/hardworking when I was a child.
2.I was stubborn/easy going when I was a child.
3.I was good/bad at history when I was a child.
4.I was serious/funny when I was a child.
5.I was always late/early for school when I was a child.
6.I was naughty/well behaved when I was a child.
7.I was weak/strong when I was a child.
8.I was ill/healthy when I was a child.
9.I was fat/thin when I was a child.
10.Life was boring/interesting when I was a child.

Rewrite the sentences with “was/were”.Change the time expressions.
Charles isn’t at home today.
She is with her parents this week.
I am very busy this morning.
Our homework is very easy today.
Are you in town tonight?
The children aren’t at the zoo this weekend.
Is Ahmet Taşçı the wrestling champion this year?

Ask and answer the questions. Use “in, on, at” in the sentences where necessary.
Mike/home/last night (the concert)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
she/Europe/1990 (Australia)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
the last lesson/interesting (boring)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
Bill/phone/half an hour ago (shower)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
he/bed/until 11 pm. (outside)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
Mr Smith/holiday/two weeks ago (work)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
his marks/good/last term (bad)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
the newspapers/table/yesterday morning (sofa)

Ask and answer questions. Use in, on, at to complete the sentences.
e.g Ted/ last week (İzmir)
Where was Ted last week?
He was in İzmir.

You/last week (Uludağ)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
He/1994 (the army)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
Dolly/ yesterday mornig (the bank)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
They/two hours ago (a party)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.
Mrs Wilson/last Monday (a meeting)
________________________________?
_______________________________________.

There was/ There were
Forty years ago, there weren’t any fast food restaurants,but today there are so many.
There are a lot of books in the library now, but last week there weren’t any.

Put a tick (√) next to the statements that are true.
A hundred years ago
There wasn’t a terrible earthquake. _______
There were a lot of cars.                    _______
There weren’t any wars.                    _______
There was pollution.                          _______
There weren’t any computers              _______
There were telephones everywhere   _______

Ask and answer the questions. Use in,on or at to complete the sentnces when necessary.
e.g a fire/your house/last week (-)
Was there a fire in your house last week?
No, there wasn’t
1.50 years ago/colour TVs (+)
­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________________________________
2.flood/the motorway/two days ago (+)
_______________________________________
3.a power-cut yesterday/the city/lastnight (-)
_______________________________________
4.people/beach/last weekend (+)
_______________________________________
5.a test/yesterday (+)
_______________________________________
a good film/TV/last night. (-)
_______________________________________
6.a lot of diseases/ the world/40 years ago (+)
_______________________________________
7.warning signs/the road (-)
Ask questions about the underlined words.
I was in Ürgüp last summer.
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________?
Her hair was black four years ago.
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________?
Atatürk was born in 1881.
_____________________________________?? hen necessary.
ere a child.st             
Jim’s father was in Ankara for a conference.
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________?? hen necessary.
ere a child.st             
The meeting was at nine o’clock in the morning.
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________?? hen necessary.
ere a child.st             
The1936 Olympics was in Berlin, in Germany.? hen necessary.
ere a child.st             
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________?? hen necessary.
ere a child.st             
There was a lighter near the oven.
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________?
A hamburger was ₤1.50 last year.
_____________________________________?? hen necessary.
ere a child.st             
She was worried about her daughter because she was out all night.
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________?? hen necessary.
ere a child.st             
The little girl was very naughty.
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________?
? hen necessary.
ere a child.st             
Answer the following questions
1.Were you a happy baby?

2.Who was your best friend at primary school?

3.Who was Mehmet Akif Ersoy?

4.Who was the first president of Turkey?

5.Where were you last night?

6.What was your favourite programme when you were a child?

7.Who was the first man on the moon?

8.Were the dinosaurs large animals?

9.How old were you in 1990?

10.How many students were there in your class last year?

11.Where and When were you born?

12.What was the weather like yesterday?

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