Gramar Focus : Simple Past Tense - When I was 2nd grade of senior high school, my friends and I went to Bali. We were there for three days. I had many impressive experiences during the vacation.

First day, we visited Sanur Beach in the morning. We saw the beautiful sunrise together. It was a great scenery. 

Then, we checked in to the hotel. After prepared our selves, we went to Tanah Lot. We met so many other tourists there.  They were not only domestic but also foreign tourists.

Second day, we enjoyed the day on Tanjung Benoa beach. We played so many water sports such as banana boat, jetsky, speedboat etc.  We also went to Penyu island to see many unique animals. They were turtles, snakes, and sea birds.

We were very happy. In the afternoon, we went to Kuta Beach to see the amazing sunset and enjoyed the beautiful wave.  The last day, we spent our time in Sangeh. We could enjoy the green andshady forest. 

There were so many monkies. They were so tame but sometimes they could be naughty. We could make a close interaction with them.  After that, we went to Sukowati market for shopping. That was my lovely time. I bought some Bali T-Shirt and souvenirs.

In the evening, we had to check out from the hotel. We went back home bringing so many amazing memories of Bali. 

Grammar Focus: Simple Past Tense

Gramar Focus : Simple Past Tense

The simple past is used for a completed action that happened at one specific time in the past. It is also used to talk about past time (experiece), using ago, last week/month/year, etc.
  1. John went to Spain last year
  2. Bob bought a new bicycle yesterday
  3. Shanty washed the dishes after dinner

Simple past tense is always used V2 in a sentence to tell about past event

Sample of regular verbs :
Verb 1 Verb 2 Verb 3
Close Closed Closed
Cook Cooked Cooked
Call Called Called
Decide Decided Decided
Listen Listened Listened
Marry Married Married
Play Played Played
Reject Rejected Rejected
Talk Talked Talked
Walk Walked Walked
Watch Watched Watched
Wash Washed Washed

Sample of iregular vebs:
Verb 1 Verb 2 Verb 3
Begin Began Begun
Break Broke Broken
Buy Bought Bought
Do Did Done
Drink Drank Drunk
Eat Ate Eaten
Get Got Got
Feel Felt Felt
Go Went Gone
Make Made Made
Ring Rang Rung
Say Said Said
See Saw Seen
Sing Sang Sung
Tell Told Told
Understand Understood Understood
Wear Wore Worn
Write Wrote Written

Use of Simple Past
Simple Past is used for actions and situations in the past.

▪ Facts and situations in the past

Expresses a fact or given situation in the past.
Our secretary worked very hard.

I did not agree with you.

▪ Actions in the past
Actions in the past that took place never, once, several times or regualary. (see also:
signal words)
Mister Brown never attended any meeting. He always sent me.

▪ Actions taking place one after another

Actions in the past that took place one after the other.
Mister Sanders came into the office, checked his mailbox and went straight to the
What a horrible day: first my computer crashed, then our best customercancelled their
order and on my way home my car broke down.

▪ Actions taking place in the middle of another action

(Sudden) action that took place in the middle of another action.
I was sitting in a meeting, when my mobile suddenly rang.
When I came in, John was playing solitaire. :

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