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Stage 6

Asking about past events (1)

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Nesta aula do nosso curso online de inglês, você aprenderá a fazer perguntas sobre o passado.

1 . O que aconteceu aqui? Observe as fotos e coloque as frases na ordem dos acontecimentos a fim de contar a história referente a cada foto.

1

A They bought some food.

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B They went to the market.

C They had a picnic in the park.

2

A He broke his leg.

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B He went to hospital.

C He fell downstairs.

3

A She got a degree.

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B She went to university.

C She passed all her exams.

2 . Leia e ouça os diálogos. A seguir, preencha as lacunas com as palavras que estão faltando.

Conversation 1

A: Morning, Sam.

B: Morning, Ben. Sorry, but can you lend me some cash for my train ticket?

A: ……………………… all your money last night?

B: Yes, I did. I had to get a taxi home.

A: OK, then. Here you are.

B: Thanks. I can go to the bank at lunch time and pay you back tonight.

A: Fine – but don’t forget!

Conversation 2

A: I’ve had a terrible day! The train was delayed and it was so full I had to stand all the way into town.

B: Oh dear, ……………………… for work?

A: No, I wasn’t, but I wanted to get to the office early, to prepare for the sales meeting.

B: ……………………… OK?

A: No, it was terrible! My computer didn’t work properly, so my presentation was all mixed up, and I spilt coffee all over my notes.

B: Not your lucky day then.

A: No, it wasn’t.

Grammar: Questions about the past (1)

Quando fazemos perguntas sobre o passado e esperamos uma resposta do tipo yes / no, usamos did + sujeito + verbo no infinitivo.

Did you spend all your money?
Yes, I did.

Ou was / were + sujeito + adjetivo.

Were you late for work? No, I wasn’t.

3 . Associe as perguntas da coluna à esquerda (1–7) com as respostas da coluna à direita (a–g).

1 Did you see Tom?

2 Was it hot?

3 Did you do your work?

4 Were they tired?

5 Did it rain yesterday?

6 Was he upset with you?

7 Did you make any plans for the weekend?

a) Yes, he was. He was very angry with me.

b) No, I didn’t. I still have to do my presentation.

c) Yes, I did. I saw him last night.

d) No, it didn’t. It was warm and sunny all day.

e) Yes, I did. I’m planning to go to the theatre.

f) Yes, they were. They didn’t get to sleep until 2 a.m.

g) Yes, it was. It was 35 °C in the shade.

4 . Escolha a palavra correta para completar estas perguntas sobre sua infância e responda-as com frases curtas (ex.: Yes, I did).

ride | help | play | teach | youngest | city

1 Did you …………… any sports? ……………………………

2 Did they …………… English at your school? …………………………

3 Was your family home in the …………..? ……………………………

4 Were you the ……………… child in your family? …………………………

5 Did you ………………… a bicycle? ……………………………

6 Did you ………………… with the housework at home? ……………………

20 minutes+

Responda às perguntas sobre eventos passados com respostas que sejam verdadeiras para você. Acrescente outra frase para explicar sua resposta.

Question: Did you go out on Saturday evening?

Answer: Yes, I did. I went to the cinema.

Answer: No, I didn’t. I stayed home with my family.

1 Did you go out last night?

2 Were you late for work this week?

3 Did you do any exercise at the weekend?

4 Did you have a holiday last year?

5 Were you happy when you were at school?


Word Bank

degree (substantivo) = grau

quality (substantivo) = qualidade

reliability (substantivo) = confiabilidade

spill (verbo) = derramar, transbordar

university (substantivo) = universidade


Respostas:

Exercício 1

1-B, A, C

2-B, C, A

3-C, A, B

Exercício 2

Conversation 1: Did you spend all your money last night?

Conversation 2: Oh dear, were you late for work? Did it go OK?

Exercício 3

1-c; 2-g; 3-b; 4-f; 5-d; 6-a; 7-e

Exercício 4

1 play / Yes, I did. (No, I didn’t.)

2 teach / Yes, they did. (No, they didn’t.)

3 city / Yes, it was. (No, it wasn’t.)

4 youngest / Yes, I was. (No, I wasn’t.)

5 ride / Yes, I did. (No, I didn’t.)

6 help / Yes, I did. (No, I didn’t.)

20 minutes+

Model answers:

1 Yes, I did. I went to a concert.

2 No, I wasn’t. I got to work on time every day.

3 No, I didn’t. I relaxed and watched TV.

4 Yes, I did. I went to Australia.

5 Yes, I was. I enjoyed school very much.