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.
* With these -ed ending words, there may be words that end with a “D” sound because of the “b, g, l, m, n, r, w, v, y, a, e, i, o, u” before the “-ed.” There may also be words that end with a “T” sound because c/k, f (gh or ph), j, (dge),p, s, z, sh, ch before the “-ed,”….or may end with the regular “-ed” sound because there is a “d or t” before the “-ed.”
|challenged||When was the last time you were truly challenged?|
|clarified||When was the last time you had to clarify your speaking because someone didn’t understand you?|
|cleared||When was the last time you cleared your schedule for time to relax?|
|coached||When was the last time you were coached in a sport?|
|connected||Describe something you feel the most connected to.|
|changed||Name something you changed for the better.|
|completed||Name the last book you completed.|
|classified||How often do you work with classified documents?|
|canceled||When was the last time you canceled plans last minute?|
|closed||Name a restaurant that you wish closed later.|
|collaborated||What was the last project you collaborated on?|
|communicated||Have you ever had an issue at work that you wish you had communicated better?|
|complied||Have you ever complied with a bad work policy?|
|composed||When was the last time you were frustrated but had to remain composed?|
|costed||Describe something you bought that costed more than you thought it would?|
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