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LANGUAGE A Look at the following sentences from the article on page 9 . What tense is used ? 1 . Do you know who invented the first teddy bear , and how and when it got its name ? 2 . His hosts , who knew that the president liked to hunt , decided to take him on a hunting trip . 3 . The cartoon appeared in the Washington Post … and caused an immediate sensation . Past Simple – review The Past Simple is the most common tense used to talk about the past . We usually form the Past Simple by adding ed to the base form of the verb , but many verbs have an irregular form in the Past Simple . In most dictionaries , you can find a list of irregular verbs that have different forms in the past tense . V 2 ( verb + ed / irregular past form ) j Grammar Appendix page 164 B Find three more sentences in the Past Simple in the article on page 9 . Which of the verbs have the regular form and which have an irregular form ? C Read the passage below about a famous household appliance . Complete it in your notebook with these verbs . Use the Past Simple . be find have produce realize discover work Did you know the microwave oven was invented by mistake ? Dr . Percy LeBaron Spencer , who ...... an engineer , worked with a company in the 1940 s that ...... with microwaves . One day , Spencer ...... that the chocolate he 4 ...... in his pocket had melted . He ...... that the microwaves had caused it to melt . After some tests , he ...... that microwave heating could cook food very quickly . Because of Spencer’s work , the company he was working for , Raytheon , ...... the first microwave oven for home use in 1954 . D Imagine that you are interviewing a famous inventor , painter or explorer from the past . In your notebook , write five questions in the Past Simple you would like to ask . Use at least five of the verbs below . build create devise direct discover draw explore invent paint reveal When did you explore the ocean ?

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