Recently my colleague noticed that our textbook contains too few exercises to practise the verb HAVE GOT. To bridge this gap I decided to create a board game. A board game will allow my students practise the grammar in a fun way and this activity can be used repeatedly.(more…)
The Snowball method is quite simple. You have to work for 10 days in a row. On the first day, the computer teaches you 12 verbs. On the second day, the computer gives you the 12 verbs from the previous day and it adds 12 new verbs. It goes on like this till the day six. Each day there are 12 new verbs and all the verbs from the previous days are repeated. On day 7, no new verbs are added and the 12 verbs from day 1 vanish. In this way, on days 7 to 10, no new verbs are added, and the oldest verbs are deleted. Thus, each verb is repeated at least 6 times.
Moreover, if you make a mistake, the verb is repeated again until you get it right or until you make 3 mistakes.
Irregular verbs – infographics
In the following Snowballs, these verbs are taught:
Irregular verbs – Snowballs
Once you have gone through the verbs, do the Snowball 1. Your task is to write the infinitive and the past tense of the verb in the picture. Please, use a comma and a space after the infinitive (e.g. draw, drew).
Do Snowball 2 the next day. Then do Snowballs 3-10 one each day.
Snowball is a simple piece of software which asks you to translate a word. If you get the word right, it disappears, if not, it gets repeated once or twice after a while. The following day, the programme asks you to translate the words from the previous day and adds 20 more words to learn. It goes on like this till day 5 when I have to translate 100 words. On day 6, the software offers the same 100 words again. But on day 7, I have to translate just 80 words as the oldest 20 disappear. In this way, the words disappear and on the tenth day I translate just 20 words.
This means that each word gets repeated at least six times and if you do not know it, it gets repeated more frequently.
As the answers are evaluated by a computer, DO NOT USE CAPITAL letters and divide the words with a comma (no pause after the comma).
In this quiz you can practise the irregular verbs. The quiz consists of two parts. In the first part, you should write the past tense and the past particples of the verbs. In the second part, you have to drag the correct verbs into the sentences.
Here, your task is to click the correct past tense and past participle. While the first round is easy, the others are very difficult indeed.
The Invaders Game to practise the irregular verbs
Practise the irregular verbs in the Half a minute game:
The following online quiz consists of two parts. In the first part you should match the irregular verbs and their meanings, and then complete the sentences with an appropriate irregular verb in the past tense.
In the second part the you should drag the irregular verbs to the appropriate spaces in the sentences.
This game is called Goose Science Quiz, and your task is to click the dice in the upper right hand corner and then answer the questions. If you manage to get to the finish first, you will win the game.
In the first part of this quiz,you should write correct sentences about the pictures using HAVE GOT.
In the second part of the quiz you should first match the pictures and the words and then write them. In the last part of the quiz you have to write the correct answers.
The best way to remember the verb patterns is by using them. Try the following quiz.
The following quiz can help you practise the difference between present continuous and BE GOING TO. In the quiz, you should complete the text using either present continuous tense or BE GOING TO form. You will be rewarded with a game if you pass the quiz.
Try the following quiz to practise WILL:
Practise the usage of the words FEW and LITTLE in the following quiz.
Choose the correct form: either HOW MUCH or HOW MANY. This game is called En Garde and your task is to answer correctly and then inflict as much damage to your opponent as possible.
This game is called Penalty ShootOut. If you choose the correct answer you are given a chance to kick a penalty.
The following quizzes are not for beginners. They are for students who can understand the text and decide which form is correct in the given context.
Comparatives and superlatives – video
Before you play the video, take a piece of paper and something to write with. Play the video and write down the correct answers to the questions. At the end of the quiz, they check your answers.