Past Simple Regular Verbs Games, ESL Activities and Worksheets

-ed Sounds and Spelling Game

ESL Past Simple Regular Verbs Game - Spelling and Pronunciation Activity - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

In this rewarding -ed pronunciation game, students pronounce and spell the past simple form of regular verbs. Student A begins by looking at the first present simple regular verb on their worksheet and deciding which -ed sound the verb has in its past simple form. The student then says the past simple regular verb aloud, pronouncing the -ed sound appropriately. Student B tells their partner if they are right or wrong. If Student A is right, they score a point. Student A then spells the verb in the past simple 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 is Student B's turn to pronounce and spell the past simple form of the first regular verb on their worksheet. The student with the highest score at the end of the game wins.
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Interactive Version - In this past simple regular verbs breakout room activity, pairs of students play a game where they form, pronounce and spell past simple regular verbs.

 

-ed Sounds

ESL -ed Pronunciation Worksheet - Reading, Writing and Pronunciation Exercises - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

Here is a free past simple regular verbs worksheet to help students practice -ed sounds. Students start by completing a conversation with regular verbs from a box on the worksheet in the past simple. In pairs, students then read the conversation together. Next, students read the rules associated with -ed sounds of past simple regular verbs. Students follow the rules and put the past simple regular verbs from the conversation into the correct category, according to their pronunciation. The pairs then read the conversation again using the correct pronunciation of the -ed sounds.
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Interactive Version - In this free -ed pronunciation interactive worksheet, students complete a range of exercises to help them learn past simple regular verbs and -ed endings.

 

Regular Verbs Connect 4

ESL Past Simple Regular Verbs Game - Reading, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

In this fun past simple regular verbs activity, students play a game where they decide which -ed sounds past simple regular verbs have and try to pronounce them correctly. The first player starts by choosing a sentence square. The player looks at the underlined past simple regular verb in the sentence and decides which -ed sound it has. 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 pronunciation is correct, the player writes their name in the square. It's then the other player's turn to choose a square and read a sentence. If a player mispronounces the verb, play passes to the other student. The first player to get four in a row wins the game. Afterwards, students swap roles and play game 2, giving the student who acted as judge a chance to play.
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Past Simple Regular Verbs

ESL Past Simple Regular Verbs Worksheet - Reading, Matching and Writing Exercises - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

This -ed pronunciation worksheet helps students learn and practice the -ed pronunciation of 12 common verbs. To begin, students write verbs underneath matching pictures in their past simple form. Students then sort the verbs into the correct column, according to their -ed pronunciation. Next, students complete past simple sentences with the verbs. After the answers have been checked, the students practice reading the sentences using the correct -ed pronunciation. Lastly, students match past simple regular verbs that have the same -ed pronunciation.
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Interactive Version - This past simple regular verbs interactive worksheet contains a variety of exercises to help students learn the -ed pronunciation of common verbs.

 

Three-in-a-row

ESL ed Pronunciation Game - Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

This engaging past simple regular verbs game is useful for reviewing -ed pronunciation and the past simple. In pairs, students play a noughts and crosses style game where they make past simple sentences with regular verbs and try to pronounce -ed endings correctly. Student A begins by choosing a regular verb from the worksheet for Student B. Student B then tries to make a past simple sentence with the verb. If Student B makes a grammatically correct sentence with the appropriate pronunciation of the past simple regular verb, the student chooses a square on the game board and Student A writes the sentence in that square. The two students then swap roles with Student B choosing a verb for Student A. If a student fails to make a suitable sentence or mispronounces a past simple regular verb, play passes to the other student. The first student to get three squares in a row wins the round. Students continue to play until all three games have been completed. The student who gets the most rows of three is the winner.
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True or False?

ESL Past Simple Regular Verbs Game - Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this free past simple regular verbs activity, students complete interesting facts with the past form of regular verbs from a word search and play a true or false game using the facts. In two groups, students start by finding the past form of ten regular verbs in a word search. When the students have found all ten verbs, they complete true and false facts on the worksheet with the correct verb in its past simple form. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group. The students then take it in turns to read the interesting facts on the worksheet to their partner, paying close attention to the pronunciation of the -ed sounds. Their partner then tries to guess if each fact is true or false. For each correct guess, students score a point. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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Interactive Version - In this free past simple regular verbs breakout room activity, pairs of students complete facts with past tense regular verbs and then play a true or false guessing game.

 

Too good to be true!

ESL Past Simple Regular Verbs Board Game - Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this fun past simple regular verbs board game, students review the pronunciation of past simple regular verbs by giving real or fake answers in a true or false game. Players take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a player lands on a square, they pick up a true or false card and look at it. The player then talks about the topic on the square in the past simple using the correct pronunciation of the regular verb, giving either true or false information as indicated on the card. When the player has finished talking, the other students guess whether the player's answer is true or false. The player then reveals the answer. The students who guessed correctly each score one point. Then, the next player rolls the dice and so on. When a player reaches the finish, the game ends. The student with the most points wins the game.
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