PRETERIT SIMPLE / PRETERIT
SIMPLE PAST / PAST CONTINUOUS
vérifiés le 04/02/2013)
PowerPoint presentations :
INTERACTIVE exercises :
INTERACTIVE games :
Inna Modja - "Mister H"
+ the LYRICS
"Couldn’t wake up this morning while I was ending a break
I was late so I try to hurry hurry
I was running in the street and I broke my heels...
I couldn’t make it till my office
So my boss was yelling on my phone
I had to cry and cry and say I’m sorry
Then I met...
I saw my ex-man..."
On The Highway sung by Bruce Springsteen :
"Last night I was out driving
Coming home at the end of the working day
I was riding alone through the drizzling rain
On a deserted stretch of a county two-lane
When I came upon a wreck on the highway"
- the video (YouTube) - UPDATED
by Robbie Williams :
"Yesterday when we were walking
You talked about your ma and dad,
What they did that made you happy,
What they did that made you sad.
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost the moon"
Present perfect / Simple past :
sung by Rufus Wainwright (stlyrics.com)
- Use of preterit + present perfect
"Maybe I've been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah"
- the VIDEO or Hallelujah sung by Jeff Buckley (YouTube) - UPDATED
the wind by Bob Seger :
"... it was long ago
Janey was lovely she was the queen of my nights...
The secrets that we shared
Mountains that we moved
Caught like a wildfire out of control...
We were running against the wind..."
by George Michael :
"I was stitched up by the hands of fate...
I was going down for the third time
My heart was broken, I was not open to your suggestions
I had so many questions...
I think you should celebrate..."
by Bobby Goldsboro (oldielyrics.com) - UPDATED
twisted my ankle : Audio + Script (onestopenglish.com)
Use of past simple and preterit continuous.
I was lifting a heavy bag and I hurt my back!"
Used to Be An Animal by The Animals :
"I want to tell you a story
Once upon a time
There were five young guys..."
- a song by Ben Eyler - Listen
Man by Emerson, Lake & Palmer :
"He had white Horses
And ladies by the score
All dressed in satin
And waiting by the door
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was"
by Shawn Mullins (sing365.com) - UPDATED
- 'Route 23' by Steven Seagal (lyrics on the CD : Songs from
the Crystal Cave)
Tales by Billy Joe Mcguffery :
"Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid.
On the first day of first grade, I'll tell you what he did.
He tripped over a pencil box and flew up in the air,
Landed on a kangaroo who pulled out all his hair..."
by The Beatles
"Oh, yesterday came suddenly.
Had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say.