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REGULAR VERBS

• We form the past


simple of regular e.g. Yesterday I worked in the evening.

verbs by adding
the suffix –ed to
the infinitive.
The Spelling rules
for the past:
• Inf. + -ed:
e.g. want- wanted
like-liked
play-played
• Inf. ending –e + -d
e.g. arrive-arrived
hate-hated
love-loved
• Inf ending consonant + -y: -ied
e.g. try-tried
• One- syllable verbs (CVC): double the cons. + -ed
e.g. plan-planned
stop-stopped
USES
 Actions that started and finished in the past

e.g.I didn't go to the beach last Sunday

 Actions that happened one after the other in


the past (like in a story)

e.g.I went into the disco and I saw my


favourite girl, then I asked her to dance,.........
The pronunciation of
the Past of Regular Verbs
• /t/ when the infinitive ends in a VOICELESS Consonant ( /p/, /k/,/ks/, /s/
, /f/, /h/, /Í/, /S/ ).
e.g. liked /laikt/
watched /wQÍt/
stopped /stQpt/
• /d/ when the infinitive ends in a VOICED Consonant (/ b/,/g/, / l/ , /m/, /
n /, /r /– /v/ , / w /, /y /, /z /) or in a Vowel sound.
e.g. played /’pleId/
loved /lVvd/
answered /´&ns@/
• /Id/ when the infinitive ends in /t/ or /d/
e.g. wanted /´wQntId/
decided /dI´saIdId/
hated /´heItId/
PRACTICE
Word Final /-ed/ - Pattern - Authentic
American Pronunciation
EXERCISE: Complete the text with the PAST
form of the verbs in brackets.
• Shakira is perhaps the most recognizable voice in Latin pop/rock today. When she ------
(BE) only 8, she-----(DEDICATE) her first song called "Tus gafas oscuras", to her
father. Two years later, she------(WIN) local and national talent contests. By 13, she had
signed a record deal with Sony in Colombia, which-----(RESULT) in her first album,
"Magia (Magic)", a compilation of songs she-----(WRITE) between 8 and 13 years old.
She was chosen to represent her country at the Festival OTI in Spain. But she was under
the minimum age of 16 and she ------(CAN NOT) participate. So instead, Shakira ------
(RECORD) a second album of original material, "Peligro (Danger)". At that point,
Shakira-----(TAKE) a break from music, ------(GRADUATE) from high school (at age
15-really) and back with a vengeance. The result was the phenomenally successful
"Pies Descalzos" which-----(SELL) more than four million copies worldwide.
In addition, this determined girl ------(WANT) to try her luck as an actress in "Oasis", a
soap opera, but she --------(THINK) music was her life instead of TV. Then she----
(BEGIN) to be very popular: the Colombian government-------- (DESIGNATE) Shakira
as an official goodwill ambassador.
Do you like her music? Why?
ANSWERS:
• Shakira is perhaps the most recognizable voice in Latin pop/rock today. When she WAS
only 8, she DEDICATED her first song called "Tus gafas oscuras", to her father. Two
years later, she WON local and national talent contests. By 13, she had signed a record
deal with Sony in Colombia, which RESULTED in her first album, "Magia (Magic)", a
compilation of songs she WROTE between 8 and 13 years old.
She was chosen to represent her country at the Festival OTI in Spain. But she was under
the minimum age of 16 and she COULDN’T participate. So instead, Shakira
RECORDED a second album of original material, "Peligro (Danger)". At that point,
Shakira TOOK a break from music, GRADUATED from high school (at age 15-really)
and back with a vengeance. The result was the phenomenally successful "Pies Descalzos"
which- SOLD more than four million copies worldwide.
In addition, this determined girl WANTED to try her luck as an actress in "Oasis", a
soap opera, but she THOUGHT music was her life instead of TV. Then she BEGAN to
be very popular: the Colombian government DESIGNATED Shakira as an official
goodwill ambassador.
Do you like her music? Why?
NOW CLASSIFY THE
VERBS INTO REGULAR
AND IRREGULAR:

• REGULAR IRREGULAR
ANSWERS:
• REGULAR IRREGULAR

dedicated was
resulted won
recorded wrote
graduated couldn’t
wanted took
designated sold
thought
began
SONG: Because you loved
me, by Celine Dion.

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• C:\Documents and Settings\RMI\Mis
documentos\BECAUSE
YOU LOVED ME CELINE
DION.doc