EXPRESSION OF TIME IN THE PAST

EXPRESSION OF TIME IN THE PAST

Published on 29 March 2023

How to express time in the past: -"Last..." - "A........ago" - "Recently"

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Transcript
00:01
Welcome to... English and Other Tales!
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What is today's lesson?
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We will learn how to use diverse ways to express time in the past in a sentence.
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In English, we use adverbs or phrases to express time: when or for how long something happens.
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EXPRESSIONS OF PAST - "Recently" - "Last year/month/week..." - "An hour/year/week. . .ago"                          Can you think of                                 any examples?
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"RECENTLY": Something that happened in a close moment on the past, but we don't specify exactly when.
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- "The flowers started      to bloom recently"
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"A WEEK / YEAR /HOUR . . . AGO" Something that happened EXACTLY this amount of time before the moment we speak.
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- "She started the class a month ago"  She started the class one month                               before now.  
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"LAST WEEK /MONTH /YEAR" Refers to a period of time just before the current one and that has already ended.
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- "Last year we attended a different school"
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Did you understand? Let's see!! Can you tell the difference between these sentences??:
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1. "A year ago I was in Madrid" 2. "Last year I was in Madrid" 3. "Recently, I was in Madrid"
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ANSWER:
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1. Exactly one year before today, I was in Madrid. 2. The year before the current one, I was a in Madrid for the whole year. 3. Not long ago, I went to Madrid.
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Thank you!
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Next video will focus on  expressions of time in the future.