In pairs, look at the illustration below and describe it to your partner in a few sentences. Guess the title of a story by clicking one of the titles below.
Read the text again and decide what tense is used to describe the statue of the prince. Check your ideas with the rules in the ‘Grammar Log’ that follows.
Past Simple Tense
When we want to express a past action or a series of past actions started and finished at a definite time in the past, we use the past simple tense.
Now, listen carefully to the recording and find out how the Happy Prince describes his life. Pay special attention to the activities he is talking about and the verbs used to describe them.
Which of the verbs below did you hear in the recording? Click them.