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The Simple Past II - Yesterday
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Dina: What did I do yesterday?
Uhm, I was in school most of the day.
I studied, I went to the gym and worked out,
worked on my computer, watched  a little TV.
That was about it. Ate.   
Interviewer: Great. All-American. Computer and workout.  
Interviewer: And what did you do yesterday?  
Danny: I went to work in the morning,
and then I went to school in the  
afternoon, gym at night, and watched TV. Went to sleep.  
Interviewer: Okay. Great.  
Dina: Not a very exciting day yesterday, huh?
(Dina forgets to say "day")  
Interviewer: Hey, it's busy, though, right?  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Yale: Yesterday, yesterday, I taught yesterday.
I teach school 2 days a week.  
Interviewer: What do you teach?  
Yale: I teach hands-on-science to children.  
 
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Interviewer: What's your name?  
Asker: My name is Asker Lindsey.  
Interviewer: And, uh, what did you do this morning?  
Asker: Oh, this morning, I got up and ate and watched the news.  
Interviewer: And, uh, what did you do yesterday?  
Asker: Oh, yesterday, the same old thing.   
Interviewer: You got up and   
Asker:  watched, watched television and the news.  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Eddie: Yesterday, I did not do this, I slept in and played video games.  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Charles: I rested, I read books, watched television, and went to sleep.  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Mary: Oh, yesterday, I remained in the house
and I cooked and I did some  housework.  
Interviewer: Very good. What did you do yesterday?  
Henry: Oh, I put some things together to keep the house in order. 

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Sperimposed text: What did you do this morning, Mat?

Matthew: This morning when I woke up?  
Interviewer: Uh, yeah.  
Matthew: I went back to sleep.  
Interviewer: And then what did you do?  
Matthew: I woke up, got dressed,
my girlfriend picked me up, took me to work.  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Maureen: I went to work.  
Raphael: I went to work also.  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Liz: I worked.  
Mark: So did I.  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Mia: We walked around the city and we went down
to the Village, and we got  some cappuccino.
And, what else did we do?  
Shauna: We went to Times Square, uh,
we went to Rockefeller Center, uhm…  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Rebecca: Yesterday, I attended a speech at Columbia University.  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do today?  
Roberta: I went to work, came home, packed my suitcase,
packed my travel  case for my job, rested,
and then caught a cab and came here.   
Interviewer: That's pretty good.
(Speaking to cameraman: OK, that's good.)  
Uh, what do you do?   
Roberta: I'm a recruiter for Emory University.
I recruit students to go to  graduate school.  
Interviewer: Oh, great, great. That's an interesting job.  
 
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Interviewer: What did you do yesterday?  
Tony: Uh, let's see.
I watched the football games yesterday.