Speak in the Past Tense: Verb List 1

To practice speaking in the past tense, use these questions as a starting point. Answer the question and also continue speaking to tell a story or elaborate on your answer.

Example: What is a question you asked someone?

I asked my mentor how long it would take to ramp up. She said it usually takes 3 months. I wanted to find out if I could ramp up faster, so I asked if I could do anything to speed up that process. She said … (just keep talking!)

* In this list, all the -ed endings are pronounced with a T Sound, e.g. asked sounds like askt.

WordQuestion
askedWhat is a question you asked someone?
changedWhat is a personal habit you have changed?
developedWhat is a project you have developed?
finishedWhen did you finish school?
helpedHow did you help someone recently?
introducedDid you introduce someone to a friend or relative?
likedWhat is something you liked as a child?
promisedWhat is a promise you made?
reachedWhat is a place you reached when traveling?
stoppedWhat is a habit you have stopped doing?
talkedWho is someone you talked to last week?
walkedWhat is a place you walked to recently?
washedWhen is the last time you washed your hands, face or clothes?
watchedWhat is a TV show or movie you watched?
workedWhat is a project you worked on in the past?

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