Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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

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-ed Sounds

ESL EFL Reading and Writing Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

Here is a great activity to help students practice the -ed sounds of past simple regular verbs. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Using the past simple tense, students complete a conversation with verbs from a box on their worksheet. All the verbs are regular verbs that need to be changed into their past simple form. The teacher then goes through the correct answers with the class. Next, the class is split into pairs and the students read the conversation with their partner. Students then look at the rules associated with -ed sounds of past simple regular verbs. Students follow the rules and put the regular verbs from the conversation into their correct category. Then, they read the conversation again. Here they get to practice the correct pronunciation of the -ed sounds.

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Regular Connect 4

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

In this fun teaching activity, students play a game where they have to decide which -ed endings past simple regular verbs have and pronounce them correctly. The students are divided into groups of three. Two students are players and one student judges the players' answers. The two players are given a copy of game board 1. The student acting as judge is given a copy of the game board 1 answers. The aim of the game is to get four squares in a row, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. The first player starts by choosing one of the sentence squares 1-25. The player looks at the underlined past simple regular verb in the sentence and decides which -ed ending it has, i.e. / t / / d / / ɪd /. The player then reads the sentence, pronouncing the verb appropriately. The student acting as judge listens to the pronunciation of the past simple regular verb and checks the answer on their card. If the player pronounces the verb with the correct -ed ending, he/she wins and writes his/her name in the square. It's then the other player's turn to choose a square and read a sentence. The first player to get four in a row wins the game. The group is then given a copy of game board 2 and the students swap roles, giving the student who acted as judge a chance to play.

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Sounds and Spelling

ESL EFL Speaking and Spelling Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this rewarding pairwork activity, students play a game where they first decide on and pronounce the -ed endings of past simple regular verbs and then spell the verbs in the past tense. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Student A begins by looking at the first regular verb on their worksheet and deciding which -ed ending the verb has (i.e. t, d, or ɪd). The student then says the verb aloud in the past tense, pronouncing the verb ending appropriately. Student B tells their partner if they are right or wrong. If Student A is right, he/she wins a point. Student A then spells the verb in the past tense for an extra point, paying close attention to regular verbs ending in 'e' and 'y' as well as verbs ending with one vowel and one consonant. Student B writes Student A's score next to the answer on their worksheet. Then it's Student B's turn to pronounce and spell the first verb on their worksheet. This process continues until all the verbs have been completed. The student with the highest score at the end of the game wins. When everyone has finished, any difficult pronunciations or spellings are reviewed with the class.

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