Video: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

In this video, we will learn how to use the words “today,” “tomorrow,” and “yesterday” to describe when events occur.


Video Transcript

In this video, we’re going to learn how to use the words yesterday, today, and tomorrow to help us describe when things happen. To help you understand this video, you will need to know the days of the week. Let’s practice them now: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We call the day that we’re in or the present today. We call the day before today yesterday. And we call the day after today tomorrow. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. If today is Friday, yesterday it was Thursday. We can see on our days of the week chart that Thursday is the day that comes before Friday. Today it’s Friday. Tomorrow it will be Saturday. Saturday is the day after Friday. So if today is Friday, yesterday was Thursday and tomorrow will be Saturday.

Let’s look at some examples which help us practice using the words yesterday, today, and tomorrow to describe events that happen. Here’s our example: Here are Matthew’s daily activities. Today is Sunday. What activity will he do today? The question tells us that today it is Sunday. What activity is Matthew doing today? Today, Matthew will play on the computer, so we know today it’s Sunday. The next part of the question asks us what day was it yesterday. Yesterday is the day that comes before today. Saturday is the day that comes before Sunday, so yesterday it was Saturday.

In our first example, we used the words yesterday and today to describe what somebody was doing. In this example, we’re going to practice using the words today and tomorrow: Here are Natalie’s weekly activities. Today is Monday. What activity will she do tomorrow? We know today is Monday, so what’s the day tomorrow? Tomorrow, it will be Tuesday, so what activity will Natalie do on Tuesday? Today is Monday, and Natalie will go to the park. Tomorrow it’s Tuesday, and Natalie will read a book. So in this video, we’ve learnt that today is the day it is now, yesterday is the day that comes before today, and tomorrow is the day that comes after today.

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