So do you guys talk about past of course we
all do talk about things that happened in the past, right? and in order to do so what
we do is we end up using time expressions, right? Hello everyone, I am Niharika and thank
you for clicking on this video well in today’s lesson we are gonna look at common pastime
expressions. So do you guys talk about past, of course we all do talk about things that
happened in the past, right? and in order to do so what we do is we end up using time
expressions right? So we use time expressions to talk about past, we also use time expressions
to talk about the present and the future but in today’s lesson specifically we are gonna
look at time expressions to talk about your past events, okay. and always remember the
time expressions either come at the end of a sentence or at the beginning of a sentence, It would never ever come in the middle of a sentence, it’s always at the end or at the beginning, okay. So we gonna look at the first
one, a very common one which is ‘yesterday’. So,like yesterday I took an off. So again
I am talking about the previous day. Yesterday it means I am talking about the previous day.
Right? For example we also have certain similar expressions like yesterday morning, I am talking
about previous morning or previous afternoon then I am gonna say Yesterday morning I skipped
my breakfast. Yesterday afternoon I went for a movie. Ok! So whenever you end up using
the time expression yesterday it means that you are talking about a day before today or
previous day. The second time expression that I have for you is ‘the day before yesterday’
Many people get confused using this. It’s a very common time expression but people just
kind of mix up the words and they don’t say it correctly, but the right way to say
it is the day before yesterday. Ria, delivered a baby a day before yesterday. So it means
two days before today. Ok! And again we also have similar expressions to this one ‘a
week or a month before the last’ so for example if I say “the month before last
we went to Thailand” So it means, for example if it is the month of June, now is the month
of June, so the month before last,well the last month was May so here I am talking about
my Thailand trip that I took was in the month of April. So that is the month before last.
Right? Ok! The next expression is ‘Last night’. “last night we had a blast”.
“Last night I went for a movie” “ Last night we went out for dinner”. So when do
we end up using the time expression ‘Last’? Well, we use last to talk about the most recent
one. The most recent night or the most recent week or just the previous night. Similar expressions
to this one ‘last week’ ‘last month’ ‘last year’ Ok! “I graduated last year”
So here I am talking about the most recent one that just passed. SO like last night or
the previous night. Then the next one ‘This morning’ now we end up using the time expression
this to talk about the earlier period on the same day. Like, this morning I got a call
from Jane. So I am still talking about the same day but I am talking about the earlier
period. So, this morning. Similar expression to this one is ‘this afternoon’ or ‘this
evening’. This afternoon I went out for lunch with my friends or this evening I went
for a coffee with my friends. So, I am talking about the same day but an earlier time or
earlier period. Ok! Got it? The next one is ‘one week ago’ so you end up using the
time expression ago in order to talk about a specific time in the past. Like x number
of days ago, x number of years ago. You have to mention a proper time frame and then its
followed by the word ago. Ok! So it either one week ago, One week ago I went to my uncle’s
house or ten days ago, again 10 days is the specific time that I am mentioning and then
after mentioning the specific time its followed by the word ago. So something like a year.
A year ago I fractured my hand. 10 days ago I went for a movie. So this is the way you
will end up using these expressions in order to talk about a specific time in the past.
And then the last one is in 1990. Now, again here you are using in 1990 to talk about a
specific time again or a specific period. Of course specific period in the past. So
like, in 1990 I graduated. Well, that’s not true though. So you are talking about
the specific time in the past, the specific period when you did something or something
happened. So like, again similar expressions when you end up using the word ‘in’ like
‘in March’ or ‘in 2012 I met with an big accident. So that’s in March but always
remember that when you talk about a specific day ,like Monday, Tuesday, Sunday, you will
never end up saying in. You are not gonna say I went for a lunch in Sunday. That’s
absolutely incorrect. The preposition that you would end up using will be ‘on’. That
is only applicable if you are talking about or if you are mentioning a day of the week.
So it’s gonna be “ On Sunday we went to the church” or “ On Friday I went for
a movie”. So it’s always gonna be on, you are not gonna say in, So these are the
time expression in order to talk about the past. Use them correctly they are very simple
and the most common ones. We will also take a test and lemme know how much did you score
and I will back with a new lesson soon, till then you take care.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Keep the good work, your channel helps us a lot. 🙂
    And I have a suggestion for you, try to make a quick recap at the end of the video, i think this will help in term of remembering 🙂

  2. hi niharika do upload videos on accent how to change our accent because while am talking in English mostly my native language accent will come who to Change it

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  4. great ! Ms Niharika Your way of teaching is very fantastic . your video channel lecture amazing lessons

  5. hi miss niharika!! your voice is a like a music to my ears!! thank you so much for doing such a good job.. ' watching all your videos anytime of the day completes my day! kudos for a job well done!!! love you, ee yakkin from ph.. 👏💓😇😄

  6. hey! Niharika mam, I'm quite confused after going through this clip.
    you pronounce 'C' as 'kh' and
    p as pH
    what type of accent is this?
    plz reply

  7. Nesecito 10 Oraciones afirmativas y negativas y en preguntas por favor ayudemen no quiero reprobar…. Las Necesito En Expresiones de tiempo del pasado simple

  8. Hai Niharika mam, I'm very interested to ur lessons and I got spirit to speak in English thank u so much mam. Good job .😊😊 please upload ur lessons more mam. And, the way u speak and teach the lessons and ur interactive method is inspiring to me a lot. Once again I'm very thankful to u mam.

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