CAN YOU SAY THE PAST OF THE VERB TO BE ?
TALK ABOUT THE BOY AND THE GIRL. WHERE WERE THEY IN SUMMER?
WHERE WERE YOU IN SUMMER?
WERE YOU IN MADRID? WERE THEY IN FUERTEVENTURA?
|I||was||I was tired this morning.|
|You||were||You were very good.|
|He||was||He was number 1 in his class.|
|She||was||She was happy.|
|It||was||It was sunny yesterday.|
|We||were||We were at home.|
|You||were||You were on holiday.|
|They||were||They were in Corralejo.|
The negative of To Be can be made by adding not after the verb (was or were).
|I||was not||I was not in Tetir this morning.|
|You||were not||You were not in Las Rotondas.|
|He||was not||He was not 15 years old.|
|She||was not||She was not famous.|
|It||was not||It was not hot yesterday.|
|We||were not||We were not in Fuerte English.|
|You||were not||You were not born in La Asomada.|
|They||were not||They were not hungry.|
The can make negative contractions of the verb To Be in the Past tense by joining the verb (was or were) and n’t (e.g. were not = weren’t). We don’t make a contraction of the subject and the verb (e.g. I was).
|I was not tired this morning.||OR||I wasn’t tired this morning.|
|You were not crazy.||OR||You weren’t crazy.|
|He was not married.||OR||He wasn’t married.|
|She was not famous.||OR||She wasn’t famous.|
|It was not hot yesterday.||OR||It wasn’t hot yesterday.|
|We were not invited.||OR||We weren’t invited.|
|You were not at the party.||OR||You weren’t at the party.|
|They were not friends.||OR||They weren’t friends.|
To create questions with To Be, you put the Verb before the Subject.
|I was late||Was I late?|
|You were sick.||Were you sick?|
|He was surprised.||Was he surprised?|
|She was from Italy.||Was she from Italy?|
|It was a big house.||Was it a big house?|
|We were ready.||Were we ready?|
|You were early.||Were you early?|
|They were busy.||Were they busy?|
PRACTICE THE QUESTIONS WITH YOUR PARTNER OR CHOOSE A QUESTION TO ASK ONE OF YOUR CLASSMATES
WERE YOU SAD YESTERDAY?
WERE WE AT THE ZOO YESTERDAY?
WERE YOUR MUM AND DAD IN A RESTAURANT LAST WEEK?
WERE THEY IN A DISCO CLUB LAST NIGHT?
WERE YOU LATE FOR CLASS TODAY?
WERE YOU VERY THIRSTY YESTERDAY?
WAS IT COLD YESTERDAY?
WERE YOU AND YOUR SISTER IN LONDON IN 2008?
WAS YOUR MUMMY PRETTY WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG?
WAS SAM A GOOD STUDENT?
WAS ELVIS A GOOD SINGER?
WERE THEY ON HOLIDAYS IN BRAZIL LAST SUMMER?
WAS THE TEACHER UPSET YESTERDAY?
WERE YOU BORN IN MAY ?
WHEN WERE YOU BORN?
GAME TO PRACTICE WAS/WERE