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.”
|faced||Describe a time you faced an issue at work and how you were able to solve it.|
|failed||What is your best advice for someone who feels they have failed?|
|fixed||Describe something that broke, and you fixed it.|
|focused||Name something that helps you stay focused during work.|
|feared||What is something you feared as a child?|
|graduated||Describe the time you graduated from High school or College.|
|handled||Name some bad news you feel you handled well.|
|helped||Describe a time when someone truly helped you.|
|influenced||Describe someone who has influenced your decision to improve your English.|
|impacted||What is something that has impacted you as an adult?|
|improved||How do you think you have improved in your English from a year ago?|
|implemented||Are there any policies you disagree with that have been implemented at work?|
|impressed||Who in your life has impressed you the most?|
|idolized||Describe someone you idolized as a teenager.|
|inspired||Where do you feel the most inspired?|
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