When our grandparents and parents were young

In this post we will learn expressions and vocabulary to describe the past.

Activity 1: Visit this interactive explanation about the structure to talk about the past: there was / there were / was / were. Complete the activities on-line.

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Activity 2: Let’s about life in the 20th century. Pay attention to the video and write about the appliances and transport when our grandparents were young.

  1. There was only a …
  2. There were no  …
  3. They did not have …
  4. There were only …
  5. There were no …
  6. There wasn’t a …
  7. There weren’t any …
  8. They had only…

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Activity 3: Finally, listen to the stories in this interactive website about society and the environment. Click on Families – past and present and then in When our grandparents were young,  later on When our parents were young. and finally on What it is like for us now. Find out the main differences between:

  1. Life when our parents were young: When my grandparents were young, there was / were
  2. Life when our parents were young: When my parents were young, there was / were
  3. Life nowadays: Now there is / are … 

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3 thoughts on “When our grandparents and parents were young

  1. Amalia Borrego 1ºA :) says:

    FAVOURITE TEACHER!
    I was doing the activities of Past Simple and of the transports to review for the exam of tomorrow 🙂
    HELPED ME A LOT!
    Thanks for all beatiful teacher,
    BIG KISSES 🙂

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