Jun 15, 2014

Despicable Me 2: Simple Past


Despicable Me 2 is one rare case of a sequel that is as good as or even better than the first one. I love Gru, his contradictory personality, and the little girls, especially Agnes. I used this lovely scene to practice the simple past tense.






I. Before watching the segment, complete the paragraph below with the simple past form of the given verbs.


 GET OUT - RING - MAKE - PLAY - HELP - DO - GIVE - CLIMB - FETCH - TAKE - BRUSH


Gru was anxious about his date on the following day. He was happy, very happy. The alarm clock _________ at 8:30 am. He ____________ of bed and ____________ a shower with his toy ducks. Then he  _________ his teeth, ______________ pancakes for breakfast, and _____________ real ducks cross the street. He happily ______________ the mall escalator. In the park, he  _____________ a Frisbee and  _____________ some tai-chi-chan. He also _____________ the drums with a few tin cans. Then he ___________ a flower to a young man for him to hand to a girl sitting next to him. 

II. Watch the segment and check your answers.



video


III. Work in pairs:

Think about everything you did today until the moment you entered the classroom. Tell your partner a story about your day this morning/afternoon. Make sure you use the simple past tense.






Answer key:

 RANG / GOT OUT / TOOK / BRUSHED /MADE /HELPED / CLIMBED /FETCHED / DID /  PLAYED / GAVE

11 comments:

Chris said...

Hi, I believe the verb "take" is not on the list of the verbs that should be used to fill the gaps.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for warning me. It has been fixed.

johanalexey said...

Neither "BRUSH"

johanalexey said...

Neither "BRUSH"

Claudio Azevedo said...

It has been added. Thanks.

Maria Lorena Recio said...

Amazing worksheet. Thanks for sharing!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for the kind words.

Anonymous said...

Anyway, whatever you might forget, we can add or make some changes according to our class group. Thanks for helping us!!!

Federico Paz said...

Hi Claudio,
I am very thankful for this wonderful worksheet. you just saved my class for tomorrow. Many thanks!

Federico Paz said...

Hi Claudio,
I am very thankful for this wonderful worksheet. you just saved my class for tomorrow. Many thanks!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Great to hear that, Federico.