Experience that changed my life…. Everybody has one!. Sometimes people have normal days. Yesterday, for example…:. I ………(eat) breakfast. I ……..(meet) my friends. I ………(go) to work. I ………(watch) TV. No big deal. Nothing changed in my life.
Everybody has one!
No big deal. Nothing changedin my life.
Ask a partner: What did you do yesterday? Use at least 4 past tense verbs to answer.
Talk to your partner about an interesting experience you had. What did you do?
I traveled to India last summer.
It was the first time I had traveled to another country.
I met a lot of good friends in India. I still write to them.
I saw a lot of poor people there and realized that I am very lucky. It changed my view of the world.
Before I went to India I was a Management major.
After I went to India I changed my major to International Relations.
I went to India last summer.
I saw a lot of cool places.
I saw the TajMahal, and I visited Mumbai.
After that, I went to Goa and hung out on the beach.
I fed some monkeys. The monkeys were crazyand tried to steal my purse!
I was really tired when I got home.
I might go to France next summer.
A good way to tell if an experience changed your life is to think about how you were before and after this experience. For example:
Finding a new hobby!
Getting a pet!
Moving to a new city!
Meeting a new friend!
Going on a first date!
Learning a new skill!
Joining a club!
Reading a great book!
Which experiences changed your life?
What were you like before? What did you do?
What were you like after? What new things did you do, think or believe?
Use the Before/After Outline Paper to brainstorm about the experience that changed your life.
Your homework will be to write a paragraph about this experience, talking about your life before and after using past tense verbs.