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Past Simple Tense - Regular & Irregular Verbs: Life of Miss Johnson (Comical Fun ESL Grammar Video)

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Follow the comical love life of Miss Johnson and give students a revision on the past simple tense with regular and irregular verbs. If you love our videos, please support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/oomongzu Teachers may also use this story to teach learners vocabulary for relationships and marital statuses. Click the link to watch the vocabulary: relationships and marital statuses video: http://oomongzu.com/pre-intermediate/relationships-marital-statuses/ WEBSITE: http://oomongzu.com For more creative, engaging and interactive animated grammar teaching videos, please visit our website. For the “No Music” version of this video, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEAo7W3Yzg&feature=youtu.be Title of English / ESL Video: The Life of Miss Johnson Target English Grammar: Past Simple Tense (also known as the simple past tense) – regular verbs, irregular verbs, past simple be – was/were. Student Proficiency Level: Pre-Intermediate level Suggested Courses: General English Instructions: – Play the video in class after delivering a warm-up activity first. – Pause the video whenever the narrator asks students a question to give students time to answer. For example, after elicitations and concept checking questions (CCQs). Summary of English Grammar: Past Simple Tense – Regular and Irregular Verbs and Was/Were Approximate chronological order: Story: – Starts: 0:00 – Ends: 2:16 Grammar Rules and Explanation: – Starts: 2:16 – Ends: 8:17 Regular Verbs: For most regular verbs, we add +ed. Example: walk – walked Example sentence: Miss Johnson walked to the park for a stroll. Verbs ending with -e: For verbs ending with -e, we add +d. Example: die – died Example sentence: She was hit by a truck and died. NOTE: die, died - verbs dead - adjective Verbs ending with consonant + y: For verbs ending with consonant + y, we delete -y, and add +ied. Example: marry – married Example sentence: Miss Moore married Dave. NOTE: Married in this sentence is a verb. They fell in love and got married. Married in this sentence, however, is not a verb. It’s actually an adjective. Got is the main verb. Verbs ending vowel + y: For verbs ending with vowel + y, we don’t delete -y, we just add +ed. Example: stay – stayed Example sentence: They stayed at a romantic 1 star hotel. Verbs ending with vowel, consonant and vowel: For verbs ending with vowel, consonant and vowel, we double the consonant and add +ed. Example: travel – travelled Example sentence: They travelled overseas. NOTE: In American English, the past simple tense of travel is traveled, spelt with one l. So American English often doesn’t follow this rule. Even in other types of English, this rule isn’t always followed. Example: visit – visited. Example sentence: They visited many beautiful places. Irregular Verbs: For irregular verbs, there are no rules, so we just have to remember them all. Examples: go – went meet – met fall – fell have – had break – broke see – saw get – got give – gave Example sentence: One day, Miss Johnson went shopping at the supermarket and met Mr. Smith. Past Simple – be: was/were am – was is – was are – were Example sentence: Miss Johnson was on the bus. Grammar Form / Structure: Affirmative and Negative Sentence Form: To change positive past simple tense sentences into the negative, we add didn’t in front of the main verb and change the main verb into the base form. Did is the past tense of do. We don’t put two past simple verbs in the same past simple clause, so this is why we need to change the main verb into the base form. Example: went – didn’t go NOT: didn’t went Example sentence: Miss Johnson went shopping at the supermarket. Miss Johnson didn’t go shopping at the supermarket. Affirmative and Negative Sentence Form: Past Simple be – was/were was – wasn’t were – weren’t Wasn’t is the contraction of was not. Weren’t is the contraction of were not. Example sentence: Mr. Jones was very sad. Mr. Jones wasn’t very sad.
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Hablo español.
marki 333 (1 month ago)
komo llege aki?
puntahachart (2 months ago)
Very nice video to learn the Past Simple. Thanks!
MARIANA.C. parada (3 months ago)
I liked it a lot :)
Áquila Soares (4 months ago)
"Comical Fun ESL Grammar Video" seriously? hhhhhhhhh
kamiki- ken (5 months ago)
Lineth Castillo (6 months ago)
Que historia más triste 😂😂😂
kamiki- ken (5 months ago)
Lineth Castillo sisi ojito a la historia basada en hechos reales xd
Laurie Scheible (8 months ago)
I really LOVE this video except for two tiny points. I think we often put two verbs together in continuous and perfect tenses. Also, when there are two syllables or more, we only double the final consonant before the ed if that syllable is stressed. For visit, we stress vis, so we don't double visited. Both the British and American versions of traveled are correct because British people stress the vel more than Americans do. Students shouldn't have to memorize long lists of which verbs double the final consonant before the ed.
Jesus Mata (9 months ago)
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XRAY (9 months ago)
io sono italiano
json yu (11 months ago)
i like you bro you are funny XD .. i like also how the way you teach .
oomongzu (11 months ago)
Thanks! 😁
Ecenur Plays Game (11 months ago)
Cooler (11 months ago)
Dem spanishe maded joke and I donnot no Spanishe so I caint ajjajajja with dem
clear grammar explanations beyond the silly story, funny at the end
lana bob (1 year ago)
it was the best grammar video I had ever seen thanks
nancy 90 (1 year ago)
anel again (1 year ago)
Beyond the story itself, this video helps to learn the past tense in a methodological and funny manner.
Aj pink Glitters2 (1 year ago)
Aj pink Glitters2 (1 year ago)
Isn't Mrs Johnson stupid. She literally married someone who she just met. This is just a crazy story who ever got through it no offence,who agrees subscribe and like.💏👫
Rizki Septian (1 year ago)
this video very useful for me as beginner
cristian castellanos (1 year ago)
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Rodrigo Lima (1 year ago)
In English we don't use teo verbs together?! What about? -I *am walking* ... -I *have been thinking* ...
Rodrigo Lima (1 year ago)
Oh right, I got it thank!
oomongzu (1 year ago)
Hi Rodrigo, thanks for your question. When we said "we don't put two verbs together", we meant two "main verbs". In your examples, "am" and "have" are auxiliary verbs or helping verbs. I hope this helps. Cheers!
Rodrigo Lima (1 year ago)
I loved that story 😂😂😂😂 "They lived happly ever after...for the next two days!"
Natalia Sagástegui (1 year ago)
I like it !
emayema (1 year ago)
where did you took this story from????????''''''''
oomongzu (1 year ago)
+emayema 2511 We created it ourselves :)
UserRing (1 year ago)
How this be simple present tense? No, time frame mentioned.
oomongzu (1 year ago)
+UserRing.com This is a beginner level video. The need for time frames is only explained in higher levels when the present simple is compared against other grammar structures, such as the present perfect.
Alvaro Estrada (1 year ago)

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