Simple Past Conversation Questions

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The simple past is one of the most important of the 12 tenses in English, therefore simple past questions are pretty common in conversations.

In this post, you will find the most common simple past conversation questions divided into different categories.

I hope that you can use them to prepare for oral examinations or simply to practice with classmates.

How to Make Simple Past Questions

When we make questions in English, we can make open or closed questions.

This is the structure to make closed questions


Did
PronounVerbComplement
Did youmakenew friends?
Did yourenta car?

Open questions use questions words such as what, where, when, how, which and why

This is the structure to make simple past questions

Question WordDidPronounVerb +?
Wheredid you stay?
What didyoudo?

Now let’s check some examples of simple past questions

Simple Past Conversation Questions: Traveling

These are some simple past conversation questions about traveling

  • Where did you go?
  • Where did you stay?
  • Who did you go with?
  • How long did you stay there?
  • How much money did you spend?
  • How did you get there?
  • What did you do there?
  • Did you have fun?
  • Did you make new friends?
  • What did you like the most about the trip?

Simple Past Conversation Questions: School

These are some simple past conversation questions about school

  • What highschool did you go to?
  • What university did you go to?
  • When did you finish high school?
  • When did you finish college?
  • Did you enjoy school?
  • Did you enjoy college?
  • What classes did you fail?
  • What classes were the most difficult for you?
  • What classes were the easiest for you?
  • Did you make really good friends?

Simple Past Conversation Questions: Party

These are some simple past conversation questions about parties

  • When was the last time you went to a party?
  • Who did you go with?
  • How did you get there?
  • How many people attended the party?
  • What did you drink?
  • What did you eat?
  • Did you have fun?
  • Did you make new friends?

Simple Past Conversation Questions: Movies

These are some simple past conversation questions about movies

  • What is the name of the last movie that you watched?
  • What was the movie about?
  • Did you watch the movie alone?
  • Who did you watch the movie with?
  • Did you enjoy the movie?

Simple Past Questions: Food

These are some examples of simple past questions about food

  • What was the last thing you ate?
  • When was the last time you ate an ice cream?
  • When was the last time you ate chocolates?
  • What did you cook yesterday?
  • What did you have for lunch?
  • What did you have for dinner?
  • What did you have for breakfast?

Simple Past Questions: YouTube & Twitch

These are some examples of simple past questions about YouTube and Twitch

  • Who did you start following on Twitch recently?
  • What channels did you recently subscribed to?
  • What streamers did you stop following recently?
  • What YouTube Channels did you stop following recently?

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