I have already published several posts on past simple tense. There are several posts on irregular verbs, a post on regular verbs in past tense and now I would like to explain how to make negative sentences in past simple. It is quite simple – you just add DIDN´T and the infinitive. To help you and your students absorb this concept there are two games and a graphical explanation.[su_spacer][su_heading]
Past tense negatives – video[/su_heading][su_spacer] In this short video a man ends up in prison because his grammar is bad. The aim of this video is to introduce the basic forms of negatives in past tense.
Past tense negatives – mind map[/su_heading][su_spacer] In this mind map you can see how the past tense negatives are formed. There is the explanation and below there is a mind map depicting three frequently asked questions and their answers.
If you are a teacher it might be a good idea to let the students deduce the rules and complete the table. However, beware that this way of teaching is not suitable for weaker students.
Past tense negatives – games[/su_heading][su_spacer] I firmly believe that practice makes perfect. If you practice the things you will understand the things better. That is why I think that students should go through the following games at least twice or three times.
The first game is in HTML5. Your task is to choose the correct form and if you pass the test you will play the game called Tower defence. This game will play on all mobile devices.
If you want to play the game on the full screen, click below:[su_button url=”https://engames.eu/grammar/past_tense_negative/Past tense negatives (Web)/index.html” target=”blank” background=”#771f9b” size=”6″]Past tense negative – Tower defence[/su_button]
The second game will play only on your desktop. It is called a Penalty Shoutout and once you choose the correct option you will get a chance to kick a penalty. Will you score all ten penalties? Good luck.[su_button url=”https://engames.eu/grammar/past_tense_negative/Past tense negative penalty.html” target=”blank” background=”#771f9b” size=”6″]Past tense negative – Penalty shootout[/su_button]
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