The last time was, let me see, it must have been back when I was at university.
In fact, It was my mums birthday a few years ago, when I was at university, yes.
I was really busy. I was studying all day and working till 11 at night as a waiter to cover my bills.
I had been so busy with my university studies and work that I had forgotten her birthday was coming up..
Fortunately, the day before her birthday, my younger brother called me to see how I was and he reminded me about her birthday, which was lucky…or I would have completely forgotten!
Anyway, I rushed out after his call and went straight to a little jewelry shop in town.
She really likes earrings and necklaces that contain precious stones such as amber and amethyst, so that’s why I chose to get her jewelry.
I was finding it hard to pick out a good pair of earrings so I asked the girl working there and she suggested a good set which I bought. They look like little silver trees with tiny stones set in them.
My mum loved them so it was a good choice of present and she didn’t find out that I almost forgot her birthday!
- Where you went on the journey.
- Why you went on the journey.
- Who you went with on the journey.
And mention why you enjoyed the journey.
booked a ticket back from northern Spain for 2 and a half months in the future. Then I walked out of my house. I walked all the way to Santiago in Northern Spain. People have done this hike for hundreds of years as it is an important Christian pilgrimage. For me it was just a great way to spend the summer. I traveled on my own but I met loads of other people along the way. When you travel alone, you are more open to meeting new people and so I met lots of great people who I am still in contact with. By the time I reached southern Spain, I was hiking in a group with 3 others.
Well, in the end we got to Santiago and I went to the church where you receive a certificate to say that you have completed the walk and I visited the cathedral. It was the time of the city fiesta so there were lots of live street performances happening. After a week there it was time to fly home. I didn’t stay at home for long though as I moved to France shortly after this trip. I fondly remember this as one of the best journeys I have ever been on and it cost me next to nothing.
- Notice how the majority of verbs in the story are in the past simple.
- Notice that the past perfect is used to describe something which happened before the time the story is about in 6.
- Notice how the past continuous is used to talk about long duration actions in the past. For example, in question 15.
- Notice that the present perfect is used in 18. refers to an important experience.