Past Tense Questions and Answers

Hello everyone, in today’s lesson we are going to practice “asking questions” in past tense.

At the end of the lesson, you’ll be able to ask questions in past confidently. 

These questions are short and simple. Try using them in your daily conversation.

The thing is, when you ask questions to people, they respond. If you don’t, they won’t. And conversation won’t happen.

If you really want to know what the other person did yesterday or last year, ask them questions in past. I have also got a task for you. 

As you read the questions and answers, try giving your answer once you understand the questions.

Without any further ado, let jump right into it.

Questions and answers in past tense -1

Did you go to school yesterday?

Yes, I went to school yesterday.

Did you watch a movie last weekend?

No, I didn’t watch a movie last weekend.

Did she eat lunch at noon?

Yes, she ate lunch at noon.

Did they visit their grandparents last month?

No, they didn’t visit their grandparents last month.

Did you play soccer yesterday afternoon?

Yes, I played soccer yesterday afternoon.

Did he finish his homework last night?

No, he didn’t finish his homework last night.

Did you travel to a new city last year?

Yes, I traveled to a new city last year.

Did they have dinner together last Friday?

Yes, they had dinner together last Friday.

Did she read a book yesterday evening?

No, she didn’t read a book yesterday evening.

Did you buy a new phone last week?

No, I didn’t buy a new phone last week.

Did they meet their friends at the park yesterday?

Yes, they met their friends at the park yesterday.

Did he play video games last weekend?

Yes, he played video games last weekend.

Did you study for the exam last night?

Yes, I studied for the exam last night.

Did she cook dinner for her family yesterday?

Yes, she cooked dinner for her family yesterday.

Did they watch a TV show together yesterday?

No, they didn’t watch a TV show together yesterday.

Did you visit a museum last month?

Yes, I visited a museum last month.

Did he take a nap in the afternoon?

No, he didn’t take a nap in the afternoon.

Did you go shopping last Saturday?

Yes, I went shopping last Saturday.

Did they attend a wedding last summer?

No, they didn’t attend a wedding last summer.

Did she listen to music yesterday morning?

Yes, she listened to music yesterday morning.

Did you finish reading the book last night?

No, I didn’t finish reading the book last night.

Did they have breakfast together this morning?

Yes, they had breakfast together this morning.

Did he watch a football match last Sunday?

No, he didn’t watch a football match last Sunday.

Did you visit your relatives last month?

Yes, I visited my relatives last month.

Did she go for a walk in the park yesterday?

No, she didn’t go for a walk in the park yesterday.

Did they clean their house last weekend?

Yes, they cleaned their house last weekend.

Did he play the guitar at the party?

No, he didn’t play the guitar at the party.

Did you cook dinner for your friends last night?

Yes, I cooked dinner for my friends last night.

Did she exercise in the morning?

No, she didn’t exercise in the morning.

Did they go swimming last summer?

Yes, they went swimming last summer.

Questions and answers in past tense -2

Did you visit a zoo last year?

Yes, I visited a zoo last year.

Did they have a picnic in the park last Sunday?

No, they didn’t have a picnic in the park last Sunday.

Did he play basketball with his friends yesterday?

Yes, he played basketball with his friends yesterday.

Did she watch a documentary on TV last night?

No, she didn’t watch a documentary on TV last night.

Did you bake cookies for the party?

Yes, I baked cookies for the party.

Did they travel abroad during the holidays?

No, they didn’t travel abroad during the holidays.

Did he study for the test last week?

Yes, he studied for the test last week.

Did she visit her aunt in the hospital yesterday?

Yes, she visited her aunt in the hospital yesterday.

Did you go for a run this morning?

No, I didn’t go for a run this morning.

Did they volunteer at the community center last month?

Yes, they volunteered at the community center last month.

Did he paint a picture over the weekend?

No, he didn’t paint a picture over the weekend.

Did you help your neighbor with gardening last summer?

Yes, I helped my neighbor with gardening last summer.

Did she take a dance class last year?

No, she didn’t take a dance class last year.

Did they watch a live concert last month?

Yes, they watched a live concert last month.

Did you go fishing with your dad last weekend?

No, I didn’t go fishing with my dad last weekend.

Did he fix the broken chair yesterday?

Yes, he fixed the broken chair yesterday.

Did she learn a new language last semester?

No, she didn’t learn a new language last semester.

Did you have a barbecue in your backyard last summer?

Yes, I had a barbecue in my backyard last summer.

Did they visit a historical site during their vacation?

No, they didn’t visit a historical site during their vacation.

Did he take a photography class last year?

Yes, he took a photography class last year.

Questions and answers in past tense -3

Now we’ll practice questions with WH words (who, what, where, when, why, how).

Questions with WH words (who, what, where, when, why, how) and their answers in past tense:

Who did you meet at the party last night?

I met my old friends at the party last night.

What did she cook for dinner yesterday?

She cooked spaghetti and meatballs for dinner yesterday.

Where did they go on vacation last summer?

They went to the beach for vacation last summer.

When did he start learning to play the guitar?

He started learning to play the guitar two years ago.

Why did you leave the movie theater early last week?

I left the movie theater early because I wasn’t feeling well last week.

How did she celebrate her birthday last year?

She celebrated her birthday by having a small party with friends last year.

Who helped you with your homework yesterday?

My sister helped me with my homework yesterday.

What did they buy at the grocery store last Saturday?

They bought fruits, vegetables, and some snacks at the grocery store last Saturday.

Where did he find his lost keys yesterday?

He found his lost keys under the sofa yesterday.

How did you learn to swim when you were a child?

I learned to swim by taking swimming lessons at the local pool when I was a child.

Questions and answers in past tense -4

 

Who did you go hiking with last summer?

I went hiking with my friends last summer.

What did she study in college?

She studied biology in college.

Where did they spend their winter vacation?

They spent their winter vacation in the mountains.

When did he finish reading the novel?

He finished reading the novel last night.

Why did you move to a new city last year?

I moved to a new city for a better job opportunity last year.

How did she learn to speak French fluently?

She learned to speak French fluently by practicing with a language partner.

Who cooked dinner for the family last Sunday?

My mom cooked dinner for the family last Sunday.

What did they watch on TV yesterday evening?

They watched a comedy show on TV yesterday evening.

Where did he go for his summer vacation as a child?

He went to his grandparents’ house for his summer vacation as a child.

How did you learn to ride a bike when you were young?

I learned to ride a bike with the help of my dad teaching me in the park.

Questions and answers in past tense -5

 

Who did you invite to your birthday party last year?

I invited my closest friends and family to my birthday party last year.

What did she do during her summer break?

She traveled to different cities and explored new places during her summer break.

Where did they go for their anniversary celebration?

They went to a romantic restaurant by the beach for their anniversary celebration.

When did he realize he had left his wallet at home?

He realized he had left his wallet at home when he reached the store.

Why did you decide to change your major in college?

I decided to change my major because I realized my passion lies in a different field.

How did she improve her cooking skills?

She improved her cooking skills by watching cooking tutorials and trying new recipes.

Who helped you with your car trouble last month?

A friendly mechanic helped me with my car trouble last month.

What did they learn from their trip to the museum?

They learned about the history and culture of the ancient civilization from their trip to the museum.

Where did he get the inspiration for his latest painting?

He got the inspiration for his latest painting from nature and his travels.

How did you manage to finish the project before the deadline?

I managed to finish the project before the deadline by working late nights and staying focused.

That’s all! In today’s lesson, hope it was easy for you to understand. So, what are you waiting for? Ask questions to strike a conversation easily.

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