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Session 2

It's time to learn more about the past simple tense. We’ll find out when to use it and learn how to make positives, negatives and questions.  Then we'll put them into practice by interviewing a famous footballer!

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It’s time to look at the grammar of past simple questions. In a moment we’ll practise making them. First, have a look at these grammar notes.

How to make past simple questions

Past simple wh-word questions are made from question word + did + subject + infinitive.

Yes/no questions are made with did + subject + infinitive.

Examples

  • Where did you go last night?
  • What did Roald Amundsen do in 1911?
  • Did JK Rowling write Harry Potter?

To do

You're going to interview a famous footballer, Danny Murphy. Make sure you get your questions right by putting the words into the correct order. 

Complete the activity

Making past simple questions

7 Questions

Put the words in the correct order to make past simple questions.

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Next

Go to the next activity to hear Danny answer your questions. Listen carefully to his answers... We’ll be asking more questions later!

Session Grammar

  • How to make past simple questions

    Past simple wh-word questions are made from question word + did + subject + infinitive.

    Yes/no questions are made with did + subject + infinitive.

    Examples

    Where did you go last night?

    What did Roald Amundsen do in 1911?

    Did JK Rowling write Harry Potter?

Session Vocabulary

  • triathlon
    a type of race where someone has to swim, ride a bicycle, and run over very long distances

    in plaster
    when a broken bone is put into a hard cover to hold it in position while it gets better we say it’s ‘in plaster’

    nervous
    feeling slightly afraid