ESL Grammar Exercises

Introduction to Past Tense

 
In this ESL grammar worksheet, students are introduced to the past tense and some regular verbs (which form the past tense by adding "-ed").

click here to download this English grammar exercise (FREE!)

 

Past Tense (1)

 

We use the Past Tense to talk about things that happened before now.

 

 

Many verbs add –ed to make the Past Tense (these are called the “Regular Verbs”):

· I played tennis yesterday.

· I finished my homework last night.

 

 

“-ed” can have 3 different sounds: t,” “d,” or ed.”

 

“t”

“d”

“d”

“ed”

asked

cleaned

played

needed

looked

learned

used

started

finished

listened

studied

counted

talked

changed

closed

wanted

worked

turned on

tried

ended

watched

turned off

opened

 

 

 

Write the past tense of these regular verbs:

 

watch__________

change__________

talk__________

count__________

step__________

turn on__________

play__________

finish__________

open__________

look__________

close__________

dance__________

use__________

try__________

need__________

study__________

listen__________

want__________

 

 

Back to English Grammar Exercises

Stickyball Home: ESL Resources for Teachers

Copyright 2012. Joomla 2.5 templates free.