Past Simple Verbs, Grammar, Elementary


60s grandma work

You are going to listen to Mary talking about her life when she was a young woman in London in the 1960’s.

Before You Listen…

What are the past simple forms of these verbs?

work            look        get          live         meet

go            make           come         ask          say

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worked        looked     got         lived         met

went          made         came,         asked        said


Now listen and complete the text with the past forms of the words above.

 



In 1966 I got my first job. I was eighteen. I worked from nine in the morning until eight at night in a fashion shop in Carnaby street, London. It was a really long day, but a lot of fun.

I only made six pounds a week, but it was enough because I lived at home with my mum and dad.

I met my Husband, John, in the shop. Hecame in to buy some orange trousers. He looked really silly in them but he was really funny and so when he asked me for a date, I said yes.

We went dancing at the Roxy, a nightclub near my home. It was great.

In 1966 I got my first job. I was eighteen. I worked from nine in the morning until eight at night in a fashion shop in Carnaby street, London. It was a really long day, but a lot of fun.

I only made six pounds a week, but it was enough because I lived at home with my mum and dad.

I met my Husband, John, in the shop. He came in to buy some orange trousers. He looked really silly in them but he was really funny and so when he asked me for a date, I said yes.

We went dancing at the Roxy, a nightclub near my home. It was great.

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