To practice speaking in the past tense, use these questions as a starting point. Answer the question and continue speaking to tell a story or elaborate on your answer.
Example: Name something you agreed to do.
I agreed to work on the weekend. This decision later became a big regret for me when my friends told me they wanted to take a spontaneous boat trip.
* In this list, all the -ed endings are pronounced with the “D” sound, because of the “b, g, l, m, n, r, w, v, y, a, e, i, o, u” before the “ed,” e.g., agreed sounds like agreeD.
|agreed||Name something you agreed to do.|
|believed||Name something you believed once, but do not believe now.|
|called||Name someone you called on the phone.|
|carried||Name something you carried recently.|
|explained||Describe something you explained.|
|followed||Describe a person that followed another.|
|happened||Write a common expression with this word.|
|learned||Name something you learned as a child.|
|lived||Name a place you lived in the past.|
|listened||Name something you listened to recently.|
|played||What sport or instrument did you play during high school?|
|remembered||What is something you remembered this week?|
|seemed||Describe how a friend or relative seemed recently.|
|showed||Name something shown on TV.|
|traveled||Where have you traveled?|
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