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The past tense presents similarities with the present tense. In fact, like the present, It's composed of continuous forms, perfect and perfect continuous ones.
When the student has to talk about past actions or events, happened and finished in a specific moment of the past, he/her must use the past simple which main form is to add ED or D at the base form of the verb. Anyway, there are verbs that change completely their form, so the students have to learn them by heart.
If the teacher wants to know what a student was doing at a certain time of the past, the student has to use the past continuous using the past form of the verb to be (WAS-WERE) + ing form of the verb, for affirmative sentences. This past time is the one required for the descriptions.
Then, there are two more forms: the past perfect (had/hadn't + past participle) to use when we have to talk about a past action that happened before an other action in the past and the past perfect continuous (had/hadn't + been + verb ing) to talk about actions that had been going on continuously up to the past moment we are thinking about.