LISTEN & REPEAT - BASIC ESL - LESSON 20
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0:28 Past tense regular verbs end in -ed
2:24 Simple present vs simple past sentences
11:02 Spelling remove silent -e, add -ed
13:42 Spelling change -y to -i, add -ed
16:15 Spelling double the consonant and add -ed
Lesson 20 VOCABULARY VIDEO: youtu.be/4kblZ2UvFAo
Lesson 20 - Exercise G Audio: youtu.be/_U_vcDc6X_g
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• Simple past statements with regular verbs
• Spelling rules for past tense regular verbs
The simple past tense is used to talk about things that happened before now. Past tense regular verbs end in -ed. For most verbs, add -ed to the base form of the verb.
• most verbs → -ed
For regular verbs, the past tense form is the same for all subjects.
• I worked
• You worked
• He worked
• She worked
• It worked
• We worked
• You worked
• They worked
• I enjoy the food here. (present) / I enjoyed the food here. (past)
• She works at the cafe. (present) / She worked at the cafe. (past)
REGULAR VERBS are verbs that end in -ED in the simple past tense. For most verbs, add -ed to the base form of the verb.
There are other spelling rules that depend on the ending of the verb.
1) ends in silent -e → remove -e +-ed
2) ends in -y → change -y to -i + -ed
3) ends in vowel + consonant → double consonant +-ed
Memorize the vocabulary from Lesson 20. The vocabulary from Lesson 20 is mostly restaurant related. (nouns, verbs, adjectives).
Order food or visit a local restaurant in your area. How many Basic ESL vocabulary words can you use at the restaurant? What do the restaurant staff do? Practice using present and past statements with a friend.
• I talked to the chef.
• The server works for tips.
• The cashier cleaned our booth.
• We enjoyed the appetizers.
• John asked for a menu.
Practice forming the simple past tense with Regular Verbs.
Study the spelling rules from this LESSON.
Do you know the simple past forms for these words?
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• ENGLISH language LESSONS for BEGINNERS
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• Improve LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING + WRITING
• Learn by EXAMPLES, improve through EXERCISES
Our lessons introduce English to beginners through example. The vocabulary and grammar examples in the lesson videos come from our workbooks. We do not focus on grammar explanations using difficult language. We build simple examples around the lesson grammar to show beginners clear correct English. Basic ESL gives students a chance to practice the lessons through writing exercises. The workbooks provide lots of exercises for students to practice the lesson vocabulary and grammar.
• LISTEN and REPEAT, practice PRONUNCIATION
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The BASIC 45 lesson videos include English vocabulary and grammar examples for beginners. The videos have an easy steady pace. Learners listen to a native English speaker while reading the examples. The videos are designed so students can practice their pronunciation by repeating examples many times.
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• BEGIN with Workbook 1 - Lesson 1
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Writing, reading and listening exercises for Lessons 1-45 are found in Basic ESL Workbooks 1, 2 and 3. Exercises give students the opportunity to improve and correct their English skills. Each lesson builds on the lessons before.