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    Past simple


                PAST SIMPLE  




        Avril Lavigne                        'Don't Tell Me'
    You held my hand and walked me home, I know.
    While you gave me that kiss, it was something like this, it made me go.
    You wiped my tears, got rid of all my fears, why did you have to go?
    Guess it wasn't enough to take up some of my love.
    Guys are so hard to trust.
    Did I not tell you that I'm not like that girl?
    The one who gives it all away.

     to hold, held held

     to walk regular verb.
     to give, gave, given 

     to make, made, made 

     to wipe regular verb

     to get, got, got 

    did you have (question)
    wasn't (negation)
     to tell, told, told    
    did I not tell (question+negation)


                              'who'   'what'   'which' 
           Subject              Object
     Who made the dinner? Who(m) did you meet at the party?
     What made you laugh? What did you think of it?
     Which competitor arrived first?  Which books did you buy?


     Anne Murray : You Needed Me                      


    1) In the blue boxwrite down the verbs between brackets  in the preterite
    2) In the yellow box: find the missing words after watching the video   

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    I (cry) a tear, you (wipe) it dry,

    I was confused, you (clear) my mind,

    I (sell) my soul, you (buy) it back for me,

    And (hold) me up and (give) me dignity.

    Somehow you needed me.

    You gave me strength to stand alone again

    To face the world out on my own again

    You put me high upon a pedestal

    So high that I could almost see eternity

    You needed me, you needed me

    And I can't believe it's you,

    I can't believe it's true,

    I needed you and you were there,

    And I'll never leave, why should I leave?

    I 'd be a fool 'cause I finally found someone who really cares.

    You my hand when it was cold,

    When I was lost you me home,

    You me hope when I at the end,

    And my lies back into truth again,

    You even me 'friend'.

    Complete the sentences in the interrogative and negative forms.
    David bought a new car a week ago.
    a new car a week ago?  a new car a week ago. Dad went to work on Saturday.  to work on Saturday?  to work on Saturday.

    Ask the question using who or what.
    I spoke to someone in the pub Who did you speak to in the pub?
    Somebody spoke to me in the pub. Who spoke to you in the pub?
    Somebody told me that you had a new computer that I had a new computer?
     I told somebody that you had a new computer.  that I had a new computer?
     It made me happy.  happy?
     I broke something this morning.  this morning?

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