Daily Routines – Past Tense

List of Daily Routines in the Past Simple Tense in English

(You can hear the pronunciation of each daily routine in the video)

  • I woke up
  • I turned off my alarm
  • I got up
  • I took a shower / I had a shower
  • I got dressed
  • I combed my hair
  • I made breakfast
  • I ate breakfast / I had breakfast
  • I brushed my teeth
  • I went to work
  • I started work at 9
  • I answered emails
  • I ate lunch / I had lunch
  • I worked on my computer
  • I finished work at 5
  • I went home
  • I arrived home
  • I fed the dog
  • I cooked dinner
  • I ate dinner / I had dinner
  • I watched TV
  • I read a book
  • I went to bed
  • I fell asleep

Daily routines for School

  • I went to school
  • I had classes
  • I ate lunch / I had lunch
  • I finished school at 3
  • I went home
  • I did my homework

Notice how in this lesson all of these phrases are in the past simple tense and have I (first person singular) as the subject.

Practice Exercises

Video practice: At the end of the video there is a practice exercise where a cartoon of a daily routine appears on the screen. There are also three phrases in the past tense next to the cartoon and you must choose which phrase best describes that activity. The answer will appear after 5 seconds (approximately).

Summary Chart

Daily Routines - Past tense in English

Lesson tags: Daily Routines, First Person, Past Tense, Verbs, Vocabulary
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