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Lesson 18 | What did he?

In this lesson you’ll continue asking questions in the past, but this time learning changes to questions like “What did he buy?” and “Where did she go?”

Yesterday a helicopter landed in the field.

Whydidi land there?

Whodidi come to help?

Listen to the question again for the change I made.

Whydidi land there? Whydidi

Whydidi land there?

Listen

Whodidi come to help?

Read

Whodidi come to help?

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Exercise 1

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Now you try it, ask these questions slowly for practice.

Wheredidi find it?

Wheredidi put it?

Wheredidi get it?

Whatdidi buy?

Whydidi get them?

Read and Change

Now, ask these questions quickly.

Wheredidi find it?

Wheredidi put it?

Wheredidi get it?

Whatdidi buy?

Whydidi getum?

Read and Change

Read to these questions quickly, changing them for informal converation.

What did he buy?

What did he want to buy?

What did he do?

What did he have to do?

What did he eat?

Exercise 2

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In conversations, I ask questions like, “Whatdidi do taday?”

But that’s not the fastest way that I say it. I may also ask the question like this.

Whadi do taday?

Instead of saying, “Whatdidi?” I shorten it to “Whadi?”

Whadi?

Whadi do taday?

Listen

Wheredi go?

Whydi go?

Whadi see?

Whendi go joggun?

Repeat (reading)

Read these questions slowly for practice.

What did he buy?

Whadi buy?

What did he get?

Whadi get?

When did he leave?

Whendi leave?

When did he come?

Whendi come?

What did he eat?

Whadi eat?

Exercise 3

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Read and repeat these questions quickly as you might ask them in a conversation.

Whadi buy?

Whadi get?

Whendi leave?

Whendi come?

Whadi eat?

Read and Change

Change these questions to speak them quickly as you would in an informal conversation.

When did he go to work?

Why did he have to be there early?

When did he get home from work?

What did he want to do?

When did he leave?

Exercise 4

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Next, you’ll ask the same questions using “she.” Listen to this example.

Whendidshi ride her bike?

This is a very small change from the longer formal way of saying “Did she.” Listen to the question again for the change I made.

Whatdidshi do at the beach? Whatdidshi

Whatdidshi do at the beach?

Because this is a small change, hardly a change at all, we’ll just practice this briefly. You’ll learn another change base on it in the next exercise.

Ask these questions quickly for practice.

Whatdidshi buy?

Whatdidshi get?

Whendidshi leave?

Whendidshi come?

Whydidshi call?

Exercise 5

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In conversations, I ask questions like, “Whendidshe going riding?”

But that’s not the fastest way that I say it. I may also ask the question like this:

Whendshi go riding?

Instead of saying, “Whendidshi?” I shorten it to “Whendshi?”

Whendshi go riding?

Listen

Whadshi buy?

Whadshi get?

Whendshi leave?

Whendshi come?

Whydshi call?

Read

Whadshi buy?

Whadshi get?

Whendshi leave?

Whendshi come?

Whydshi call?

Exercise 6

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Read these questions quickly for practice.

What did she buy?

Whadshi buy?

What did she get?

Whadshi get?

When did she leave?

Whendshi leave?

When did she come?

Whendshi come?

What did she eat?

Whadshi eat?

Read and Change

Change these questions to speak them quickly as you would in an informal conversation.

When did she go to work?

Why did she have to be there early?

When did she get home from work?

What did she want to do?

When did she leave?

Final Conversation

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Listen to this conversation for the changes you’ve learned.

Didja hear about Tom? He said he had an accident.

No, whadi say?

He was in his car and hit a tree.

Whendi do that? I talked toim yesterday.

Last night. He didn’t callya?

No. Didi get hurt?

No, he wasn’t hurt.

So, howdi do it? Whatdi say?

Oh, he was talking on his phone.

He spilled his cupa coffee and hit a tree.

Wow. I betcha he doesn’t do that again.

Well, he said he learned a lesson.

He’s only gunna drink tea when he drives.

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