Teens|Grammar activating|Pre-Int|6. A bad hair day

School marks

How are things at school?


to have a bad hair day — to have a day full of troubles and misfortunes

to be on top of the world — to be very happy, excited

Put the expressions into the right column

Answer the questions

1. Which of the events can make you really unhappy?
2. Which of the events can make you really happy?

Harry’s having a bad day

Harry got up late, he had a cold shower, he missed his bus.

He was late for school, he had a test in French and he failed it.

Complete the text with the words from the box

Verbs in the past

Complete the sentences with the verbs in Past Simple


Talking about the past

Complete the negative sentences and questions

Was / were Ved / V2

How was your day?


Read and remember the rule

We use the Past Simple of be to talk about situations that took place in the past.

  • He was a footballer.
  • His parents were very angry.
  • The exam wasn’t difficult.
  • «Were you at school yesterday?» «No, I wasn’t!»
  • Where was James last week?
  • There was a lot of traffic in the street.

I was tired yesterday

Complete the sentences


Today it’s a fine day, but it was cold yesterday.

Make true sentences about yourself and interview each other

I was at home yesterday. Were you at home?

  • be tired / yesterday
  • be late / last Monday
  • be happy / on my Birthday
  • be in the cinema / at the weekend
  • be at home / yesterday evening
  • be in bed / at 11 p.m. yesterday

Harry’s bad hair day


Listen and complete the text

In the afternoon, we had a PE lesson, but it rained and I got very wet. Normally I love PE but I didn’t enjoy it yesterday. I stayed at school for an extra hour because of my detention. Then I waited at the bus stop for the bus but it didn’t come. I walked home. My parents were worried because I was late. But my mum made a nice dinner. I felt much better after that!

Harry’s evening

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Continue the story about Harry’s day

Harry had a happy evening Harry had an unfortunate evening
Use the ideas:

— learn some good news
— be invited to a party
— meet somebody
— get a present
— go for a walk
— find money in the street

Use the ideas:

— learn some bad news
— spill tea
— lose something
— leave a notebook at school
— quarrel with somebody
— get sick

Did you have a good weekend?


Complete the dialogue with Past Simple

Example: Did you have a good weekend?

Bad days, good days

Make questions and interview each other


Example: When did it happen? Were you alone?















afraid, nervous, late, angry, sad

Your questions:

Speak about a bad or a good day

Example: It was in May last year. My friend and I decided to go shopping. First it was OK, but then…

  • when it happened
  • where you were
  • who was with you
  • what happened
  • how you felt
  • what you did later

Questions, questions…

Complete the questions and ask each other


Make your questions in Past Simple

be your birthday
buy your phone
do on holiday
eat for breakfast
meet your best friend
go to the cinema

What happened?

Look at the pictures and write the answers


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Sam and Tony Iris and Suzy Brian and Robert

Example: Who phoned his friend? Sam

Read and remember the rule

Who, what, which, how much and how many can be the subject questions.

When the question word is the subject, we use the affirmative form and word order.

— Who invited you? — Tom invited me.
— What happened at the party? — Nothing happened.
— Which phone cost more? — The black one.
— How many people came to the party? — About twenty.

An interview

Make questions and ask each other

What I can do


Now you can:

1. talk about good and bad events in the past;
2. use Past Simple with regular and irregular verbs;
3. interview somebody, using different types of questions.


1. oversleep 5. pass a test 9. spill 13. unlucky
2. leave behind 6. fail the test 10. quarrel with 14. fortunate
3. miss the bus 7. win 11. have a bad hair day 15. unfortunate
4. get sick 8. lose 12. lucky 16. invite to

Irregular verbs: bingo


Turn over the card and name the second form of the verb


Grammar reference

Was, were


We use Past Simple for actions, events and situations that happened at a definite time in the past.

We often use past time expressions with Past Simple.

yesterday, yesterday morning, yesterday afternoon, last night, last week, in September, two days ago, in 1988

Past Simple of be has two forms: was and were.

I/he/she/it was
we/you/they were

I was here. 

You were right.

I/he/she/it wasn’t
we/you/they weren’t

It wasn’t difficult.
They weren’t late.

Was I/he/she/it…?
Were we/you/they…?

Were you OK? Yes, I was.
Was he in the garden? No, he wasn’t.

Past Simple: regular verbs

We form Past Simple of regular verbs by adding -ed to the verb.

play → played, ask → asked, start → started, wash → washed

I cleaned my room yesterday.
They waited for two hours.

Look at these other regular spelling rules:

Add -d to verbs ending in -e.
like → liked, share → shared

Change -y to -ied in verbs ending in consonant + -y.
study → studied, cry → cried

Double the last letter and then add -ed to most verbs ending in one vowel and one consonant.
travel → travelled, chat → chatted

We use did or didn’t and the base form for questions and negative forms.

I didn’t enjoy the film.
When did you start that book?

Who, where, what, when, why, how


We use question words (who, where, what, when, why and how) when we ask for information.

Questions with question words usually have the same word order as yes/no questions.

Do you like it? Yes, I like it. Why do you like it?
Is he leaving? Yes, he’s leaving. When is he leaving?
Did it happen? Yes, it happened. How did it happen?
Will you go? Yes, I’ll go. Where will you go?
Did you do it? Yes, I did it. What did you do?

We often use who as the subject of a question, without do, does or did.

 Who likes pizza?
Who wrote this?

We can also use it inthe same pattern as a yes/no question.

Can you talk to someone? Yes, I can talk to someone. Who can you talk to?

Were you at school yesterday?

Choose the correct option


Choose the correct option to complete the sentence

Two young adventurers


Complete the text with the verbs in Past Simple

Irregular verbs

Write the verbs in Past Simple form

give — gave

Write the base form of the verbs

come — came

become — became

An accident

Listen to the recording and put the pictures in the correct order

It was a sunny and warm morning, so I rang Sophia and said,‘Let’s meet at lunchtime and take a picnic somewhere: We went to the forest for a walk and spent some time there. Then we found a good place in a field to stop for a bit.
We had our picnic and listened to music on Sophia’s MP3 player.
We were out in the fields when the storm began. First, it started to rain. Then we saw the first flash of lightning. I said, ‘Let’s hide under that tree; but Sophia said, ‘No, we should stay in the open: So we sat down close together on the grass and put our hands over our heads.
The storm got closer and closer. We were very frightened. Suddenly there was a very bright light and a very loud bang as the lightning hit us.
We were very lucky.

The lightning hit the Mp3 player, but Sophia didn’t have the headphones in her ears; they were in her pocket. Also, the lightning hit both of us because we were close together.That meant we shared the shock between us.

We went to hospital because we had some burns, but we were both fine.

The MP3 player wasn’t fine, though!

It was ruined!

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What happened to Sophia?


Write past tense questions


What was the weather like?

— It was warm and sunny.

Katy’s day

Look at the pictures and write the question













Katy talks about her day













Listen and choose if the pictures are True or False

On Saturday, I woke up at 8 o’clock. I decided to go shopping, so I took the train to the town centre. First I went to a clothes shop and bought some jeans. Outside the clothes shop, I met Sally and we decided to go to a cafe. At the cafe, she had a cup of coffee and I ate a sandwich. Then I took the train and got home at half past five. I had a really nice day.

Last weekend

How did you spend your last weekend?


Write about your last weekend. Use the questions below as a plan

  • What time did you get up?
  • What did you have for breakfast?
  • Did you do homework?
  • Did you do housework?
  • Where did you go?
  • How did you spend the afternoon?
  • Who did you meet?
  • What did you do in the evening?


1. get a present 5. miss the bus 9. meet an interesting person
2. be tired of 6. learn some good news 10. have a bad hair day
3. be late for school 7. buy 11. invite to
4. leave at home 8. quarrel with


Learn the irregular verbs

Base form

Past Simple

Past participle

be was been
become became become
begin began begun
break broke broken
bring brought brought
build built built
buy bought bought
catch caught caught
come came come
cost cost cost
do did done
drink drank drunk
drive drove driven
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
feel felt felt
find found found
fly flew flown
forget forgot forgotten
get got got
give gave given
go went gone, been
have had had
hear heard heard
know knew known
leave left left
lose lost lost
make made made
meet met met
pay paid paid
put put put
read read read
run ran run
say said said
see saw seen
send sent sent
sing sang sung
sit sat sat
sleep slept slept
speak spoke spoken
spend spent spent
stand stood stood
swim swam swum
teach taught taught
take took taken
tell told told
think thought thought
understand understood understood
wake woke woken
wear wore worn
win won won
write wrote written

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  • School marks
  • Warm-up
  • Harry’s having a bad day
  • Verbs in the past
  • How was your day?
  • I was tired yesterday
  • Harry’s bad hair day
  • Harry’s evening
  • Did you have a good weekend?
  • Bad days, good days
  • Questions, questions…
  • What happened?
  • An interview
  • What I can do
  • Irregular verbs
  • Grammar reference
  • Were you at school yesterday?
  • Two young adventurers
  • Irregular verbs
  • An accident
  • What happened to Sophia?
  • Katy’s day
  • Katy talks about her day
  • Last weekend
  • Learn the irregular verbs
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