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.
|asked||What is a question you asked someone?|
|changed||What is a personal habit you have changed?|
|developed||What is a project you have developed?|
|finished||When did you finish school?|
|helped||How did you help someone recently?|
|introduced||Did you introduce someone to a friend or relative?|
|liked||What is something you liked as a child?|
|promised||What is a promise you made?|
|reached||What is a place you reached when traveling?|
|stopped||What is a habit you have stopped doing?|
|talked||Who is someone you talked to last week?|
|walked||What is a place you walked to recently?|
|washed||When is the last time you washed your hands, face or clothes?|
|watched||What is a TV show or movie you watched?|
|worked||What is a project you worked on in the past?|
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