Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Trip to Andaman - Grammar

C. Grammar
I. Simple Past Tense
Read the following lines taken from the lesson:

Soon after the examinations were over,  Mom made preparations for the trip. On the 25th of April, we took the Pinakini Express from  Vijayawada and reached Chennai at 1 p.m.

The underlined words are verbs in the simple past tense and  refer to  actions that took place in the past.  The Simple Past Tense is used here to talk of completed actions in the past.

Given below is the action plan prepared by the Headmaster of Mahatma Gandhi Zilla Parishad High School, Dosakayalapalli for a tour to Nagarjuna Sagar Project. They finished the tour on 15-10-2011.  Describe the tour in the past tense by making appropriate changes in the verbs given in the action plan.

6.00 a.m.                              board the bus at the school
8.30 a.m.                              stop at Eluru for breakfast
12.00 noon                          reach the spot
1.00 p.m.                             take lunch
1.30 to 3.30 p.m.                 visit the Nagarjuna Sagar project
3.30 to 4.30 p.m.                 visit the museum
4.40 p.m.                             visit Ettipothala falls
5.00 p.m.                             board the bus
8.30 p.m.                             take supper at Eluru
10.30 p.m.                           reach the school

You can start like this:
On 15-10-2011,  the  students of MGZPH  school, Dosakayalapalli  started  their  tour  to Nagarjuna Sagar Project.  They boarded the bus at the school at 6.00 a.m…

II. Past Continuous Tense
Read the following lines taken from the lesson:

Some foreign tourists on the beaches were basking in the sun and enjoying themselves. The underlined verbs ‘were basking’ and ‘(were) enjoying’ are in the Past Continuous Tense.  The Past Continuous Tense  is used to talk about or describe an action which someone was doing or an event which was happening at a particular time in the past.

I. Fill in the blanks with  appropriate forms  of the verbs given in the brackets.
  1. They ________ with each other when the police______.( fight, arrive)
  2. When Rajesh _______, he _______down and______ his leg.( run, fall, injure)
  3. While he ______ it_______ to rain.( play, begin)
  4. The children_________a film when the lights ________ off.(watch, go off)
  5. My mother was _______ when the guests __________. (still cook, arrive)
  6. The teacher _________ when the principal ________ the room.( teach, enter)
  7. Father was _________ the T.V. when the telephone bell ______. (watch, ring)
  8. We ________ready for our journey when the power _____________ off.  (get, go)
Work in pairs
*II. Narrate what your family members were doing yesterday when you reached home after school.

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