ESL Irregular Verbs Game - Miming, Speaking and Writing Activity - Elementary and Above - 20 minutes
In this entertaining verb game, students guess irregular verbs from mimes and then write down the verb's three forms. Divide the students into two teams (A and B). Draw three columns on the board for each team. Label the columns: Base, Past, Past participle. Choose a student from Team A to come to the front of the class. Give the student a base form irregular verb. The student then has one minute to mime the verb for Team A to guess. If a student from Team A correctly guesses the verb, that student writes the base, past, and past participle forms of the verb in the columns unaided. If Team A is unable to guess the verb after one minute, Team B has one chance to steal the round by correctly guessing the verb. If they do this, the student who gave the answer writes down the three forms of the verb in their team's columns. A student from Team B then comes to the front of the class and so on. At the end of the game, award one point for every correctly spelled and formed verb. The team with the most points wins the game.