Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Past Simple Irregular Verbs - ESL EFL Games, Activities and Worksheets

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Irregular Connect 4

ESL EFL Spelling and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

In this noteworthy teaching activity, students play a game of Connect 4 by writing irregular verbs in their past simple form and using each verb in a sentence. The class is divided into pairs and each pair is given a copy of the worksheet. Students take it in turns to choose a present simple irregular verb from the chart. The student then writes the past simple form of the irregular verb under the word and uses the past simple irregular verb in a sentence. The aim of the game is for the students to get four squares in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, while at the same time trying to stop their partner from getting four in a row. When a student gets four squares in a row, the teacher checks their answers. If all the irregular verbs are spelt correctly and the past simple sentences are appropriate, the student wins a point. If any of their answers are incorrect, the point is awarded to the other student. Students play several rounds. The student with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

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Irregular Verb Bingo

ESL EFL Listening, Matching and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this fun teaching activity, students play games of bingo by listening to present simple irregular verbs and matching them to past simple irregular verbs. Each student is given a bingo card. The teacher calls out present simple irregular verbs from the caller's sheet in a random order.  If the students have the past simple form of the verb on their card, they cross it off. When a student has crossed off all nine verbs, he or she shouts 'Bingo'. When a student shouts 'Bingo', the student reads out the nine irregular verbs, saying both the present and past simple forms. If the verbs are correct, the student wins the round. Several rounds are played with students receiving a different bingo card each time. Afterwards, the students are divided into groups of four or five. The students then play the game in their groups with students taking it in turns to be the bingo caller. This continues until all the bingo cards have been used.

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Irregular Verb Match

ESL EFL Matching and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

Here is an entertaining pelmansim game to help students memorize past simple irregular verbs. The class is divided into pairs and each pair is given a set of present simple and past simple irregular verb cards. The students shuffle the cards and spread them out face down on the table in two sets. Students then take it in turns to turn one card over from each set. The aim of the game is to find matching pairs of present simple and past simple irregular verbs. If a student turns over two cards that match, e.g. awake and awoke, the student keeps the cards and scores a point. The student can then score an extra point by using the past simple irregular verb in a sentence. If the two cards don't match, the student turns the cards back over, keeping them in their original place. Then, it's the next student's turn to pick up two cards and so on. This continues until all the cards have been matched. The student with the highest score at the end of the game is the winner.

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Past Tense Talk

ESL EFL Matching, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 40 Minutes

In this productive teaching activity, students play a pelmanism game where they match present and past simple irregular verbs together. Students then practice asking and answering past simple questions with the verbs. The students are divided into pairs and given a set of irregular verb cards, which they shuffle and spread out face down on the desk. The students then play a pelmanism game where they take it in turns to turn over two cards. If a student turns over a matching pair of present and past simple irregular verbs, they keep the two cards and have another turn. If the cards do not match, the student turns them back over, keeping them in the same place. This continues until all the cards have been matched. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins. After that, each student is given a copy of the worksheet and asked to answer questions using the past simple irregular verbs from the first activity. The students write short answers in the squares on their worksheet in a random order. Students then work with a new partner. The students swap their answer sheets and take it in turns to guess why their partner has written the words or phrases in the squares. They do this by asking and answering past simple questions. Once a student has discovered what an answer relates to, the answer is crossed off. When the students have finished, they report back their findings to the class.

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What did you do yesterday?

ESL EFL Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this delightful worksheet activity, students guess what their partner did yesterday by making statements with past simple irregular verbs. The class is divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Students then guess what their partner did yesterday by completing each sentence with a past simple irregular verb, adding in their idea, e.g. if the prompt read 'eat (food)'. The student might write: I think you ate a pizza at lunchtime. When the students have completed their sentences, they check to see whether their guesses are right or wrong. They do this by taking it in turns to read each statement to their partner. Their partner replies 'Yes, I did' or 'No, I didn’t. I...' Students score one point for each correct guess. The student with the highest score in each pair at the end of the activity wins.

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When was the last time...?

ESL EFL Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this enjoyable worksheet activity, students practice past simple irregular verbs by playing a question and answer game. The class is divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. The students write answers to the questions in the first exercise on their worksheet without using the words in bold, e.g. 'When was the last time you went shopping?' 'It was last weekend. I was at the mall and I bought a pair of shoes'. When the students have finished, they take it in turns to read their answers to each other. Their partner listens and decides what the question was each time by completing the questions on their worksheet using the irregular verbs and words from the box in their correct form. When both students have written the questions, they check their answers by reading them to their partner, who tells them if they are right or wrong. Students receive one point for each correct question. The student with the most points wins the game.

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Make a Sentence

ESL EFL Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

In this rewarding speaking activity, students play a game where they change present simple irregular verbs into their past simple form and then make a past simple sentence with each verb. The class is divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a set of irregular verb cards, which they shuffle and place face down in a pile on the table. Students take it in turns to pick up a card. The student then changes the present simple irregular verb on the card into its past simple form and makes a past simple sentence with the verb. The other group members listen to the sentence and judge whether it's acceptable or not. If it is, the student writes their name on the card in the space provided and puts the card into a separate pile. If the sentence is grammatically incorrect or doesn't make sense, the card is placed at the bottom of the pile. Then, the next student picks up a card and so on. When all the cards have been completed, the students count up the cards with their name on. The student with the most cards wins the game.

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What’s next?

ESL EFL Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this fun speaking game, students practice making sentences with past simple irregular verbs. The class is divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a set of numbered cards and an irregular verbs worksheet. The students shuffle the numbered cards and place them face down in a pile on the table. Students then take it in turns to turn over a card from the pile. The student looks at the number on the card and matches it with the numbered present simple irregular verb on the worksheet. The student then makes a sentence with the irregular verb in its past simple form. The other students in the group listen and decide whether the sentence is grammatically correct and appropriate. If it is, the irregular verb is crossed out and the student writes their name in the square under the verb. If the sentence is wrong, the card is put at the bottom of the pile. Play then continues with the next student and so on. The student with the highest number of squares at the end of the game is the winner.

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Three of a kind

ESL EFL Reading, Matching and Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 25 Minutes

In this challenging teaching activity, students play a card game where they have to identify and find the infinitive, past simple and past participle form of less common irregular verbs. Each group of four is given a set of cards. The students deal out eight cards each, leaving the rest in a pile face down on the desk. The aim of the game is to be the first student to get rid of all their cards. To do this, students must collect 'three of a kind'. This means the infinitive, past simple and past participle form of an irregular verb. One student begins by asking another student for a card that they need to get three of a kind, e.g. if the student has cards that say 'ride' and 'rode', he or she can ask: Sophia, have you got a card that says 'ridden'? If the other student has the card, they give it to the student. If the other student does not have the card, the student who asked the question must pick up an extra card from the pile. The turn then passes to the next student and so on. When a student gets the same verb in the infinitive, past simple and past participle form (three of a kind), he or she immediately places the three cards face up on the desk. The other students then check that the three forms are correct. If there are no cards left in the pile, students continue taking it in turns to ask each other for cards until one student is asked to hand over their last card. That student wins the game.

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