Todd: Key, Katie. How was your weekend?
Katie: It was really great.
Todd: What did you do on Saturday?
Katie: On Saturday, I went to the library with my friends.
Katie: I read lots of books and I had a really, really relaxing time.
Todd: Wow. Sounds like you took it easy.
Katie: Yeah, I did.
Todd: Yeah, we need to take a break sometimes.
Katie: For sure.
Todd: Did you do anything else on Saturday?
Katie: On Saturday evening, I went to a restaurant with my co-workers.
Todd: Oh, nice. What kind of restaurant?
Katie: It was a restaurant that sells only chicken wings.
Katie: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Todd: Was it good chicken?
Katie: It was so good. It was very delicious.
Todd: Oh, okay. I think I know that place.
Todd: Yeah, it has the very spicy chicken.
Katie: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Todd: Oh, that place is crazy.
Katie: It's my favorite.
Todd: I ate there once. The chicken was too spicy.
Katie: Too spicy.
Katie: Did you eat it?
Todd: I did and it hurt. It burned my mouth.
Katie: Oh, no.
Todd: Yeah. I definitely burned my mouth. So what about Sunday? Did you do anything on Sunday?
Katie: On Sunday I went shopping with my friends.
Todd: Oh, did you buy anything?
Katie: Oh, I bought lots of stuff.
Todd: Yeah, what did you buy?
Katie: I bought some new shoes and I bought a new dress?
Todd: Oh. Why did you buy a new dress?
Katie: It was cheap.
Katie: It was on sale.
Todd: No special plans?
Katie: No, I just like buying clothes.
Todd: Oh, that's good. Yeah, I'm the opposite. I don't like buying clothes. So did you do anything else on Sunday?
Katie: After I went shopping, I went to a café with my friend.
Todd: Okay. Oh, cool. Nice.
Katie: And we drank some coffee.
Todd: What café did you go to?
Katie: I went to Starbucks.
Todd: Oh, everybody goes to Starbucks.
Katie: I love Starbucks.
Todd: Yeah, I love Starbucks too.
Katie: How about you though, what did you do this weekend?
Todd: Well, I had a great weekend. I took it easy also. I didn't do too much. I saw a movie on Saturday night, that was fun.
Katie: Oh, really? What movie did you watch?
Todd: I finally saw the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One.
Katie: You saw the new Star Wars movie.
Todd: Yeah, I loved it. It's so good.
Katie: Wow, sounds good. I haven't seen it yet.
Todd: Oh, it's really good. I hated the first Star Wars movie, the last one, The Force Awakens.
Katie: Oh, really?
Todd: No, I didn't like it.
Todd: It's just boring. It wasn't that interesting. But the next one Rogue One was so good.
Katie: Oh, I see. Why did you think so?
Todd: I just liked the characters. The story was interesting. It was fun, it was a good movie.
Katie: I see. Did you go with anybody?
Todd: No, I went alone.
Katie: Oh, really?
Todd: Yeah. I often go to movies alone. So I like to go to movies alone, actually.
Katie: Oh, why?
Todd: Because I rarely see movies and if I see a movie, I just want to watch the movie.
Katie: I see.
Todd: Yeah, I know, it sounds boring, hm?
Katie: I don't like it when people eat popcorn in movies either.
Todd: Oh, I know. Yeah.
Katie: : I don't like the noise that people make.
Todd: Oh, I know, it's so annoying.
Katie: So I can understand why you want to see movies by yourself.
Katie: How about Sunday? Did you do anything on Sunday?
Todd: Yeah, I had a good time. I went to the park. There's a beautiful park down by the bay and I went jogging. And I took a bunch of photos because the weather was beautiful.
Katie: What did you take photos of?
Todd: Oh, I just took photos of the water, of people at the park, of the mountains. It was a clear day and the sky was really, really beautiful.
Katie: Sounds nice.
Katie: You'll have to show me afterwards.
Todd: Oh, yeah, you have to go there. It's a great, great park. Well, it sounds like you had a good weekend.
Katie: You too.
Past Tense - Grammar Notes
- We watched a really good movie.
- I went to Nepal for a year.
- I played tennis when I was a kid.
- They bought a new house.
- He stayed home and studied.
- He worked late last night.
- She cooked a big dinner.
- He washed and ironed the clothes.
- I met Joe last night. (meet)
- We had dinner at the new cafe. (have)
- We ate their pasta. (eat)
- Later, we saw a movie. (see)
- It made me cry! (make)
- He bought dinner, so I paid for the movie. (buy/pay)
- What did you do on the weekend?
- I stayed home and studied.
- Where did Roy go on the weekend?
- He went to Devon.
- Who did you meet?
- I met Susan.
- Did you go out on Saturday?
- Yes, I did go out.
- No I didn’t go out.
- Did you see Roy?
- Yes, I did.
- No, I didn’t.
- I did not have time to go to the party.
- I didn't have time to go to the party.
- She did not like her dinner.
- She didn't like her dinner.
- The trains did not leave on time.
- The trains didn't leave on time.