When you apply for a job, you often need to write some personal information, including information about your past. In these activities, you'll learn what to write by reading Samran’s personal information and then completing the activities.
▶Task 1 - past tense spelling rules
Samran uses some verbs in the past tense to write about her life in Thailand. All the verbs end in 'ed'. Be careful with spelling.
1. words that end in 'e' only add a 'd'
live - lived
like - liked
2. words that end in a consonant and a 'y', change to 'ied'
marry - married
hurry - hurried
3. short words with a short vowel sound (a, e, i, o ,u) and a consonant at the end, double the last letter and add -ed at the end
shop - shopped
drop - dropped
▶Task 2 - write regular verbs in the past tense
I am originally from Thailand but I live in Manchester now. I am a shop assistant and I work in a fruit shop near my home. I check the fruit is fresh and I serve customers. I enjoy my job because I like talking to customers and helping them.
Before I moved to Manchester, I lived in Bangkok in Thailand. I studied business administration at college in Thailand. I learned a lot about working in business. When I finished college, I started working in an office in Bangkok. I typed letters and answered the telephone. I stopped there for three years. After that I married my English boyfriend and moved to England.
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Now it’s your turn.
- Practise writing your own personal information. You can use Samran’s writing to help you.