past vs present

Theory – past vs present

present simple – habits, routines

What time do you usually wake up? I usually wake up at 8.

past simple – talking about past actions

What time did you wake up yesterday? I woke up at 9.

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present simple

past simple

Exercise 1. Complete the answers.

I

What do you usually eat for breakfast. I usually eat …………

What did you eat yesterday? I ate ………….

II

What do you usually do in the evenings? …………….. (run)

What did you do yesterday? …………………………… (watch TV)

III

How do you usually go to work? ……………..(by car)

How did you go to work yesterday? …………… (by bus)

IV

When do you finish your work ? …………………..(5 p.m.)

When did you finish yesterday ? …………………..(3 p.m.)

Exercise 2. Complete the sentences.

  1. I usually ……………………….(drink beer) but yesterday I…………………………….(drink vodka).
  2. I usually ……………………..(go to bed /early) but yesterday I……………………….(go to bed/late)
  3. I usually ……………………..(do/homework) but yesterday I………………………..(forget) it.
  4. I ……………………………….(arrive / on time) but yesterday ……………………….(be /late).

Exercise 3. Speaking – Answer the questions.

  1. What did you do yesterday? ( 3 things)
  2. What did you do last weekend (5 things)
  3. Where did you live as a child?
  4. What games did you like to play when you were a child?
  5. Who was your childhood best friend?
  6. Tell me about your best or worst school teacher.
  7. Do you think the past was better than the present? Why or why not?
  8. Did you have a pet as a child?
  9. What did you get for your last birthday?
  10. Tell me about a film you saw.

Exercise 4. Speaking – Answer the questions.

  1. What do you usually do in the evening?
  2. Describe your day.
  3. What sports do you practice?
  4. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
  5. What do you like about the place where you live?
  6. How do you get to work? How long does it take?
  7. What do you do at your job?
  8. Do you have any bad habits?

Practice online:

https://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-87374.php

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