Teach 9 irregular verbs in one lesson

It is much more memorable to teach or learn irregular verbs in a story. The verbs, especially their meaning, are easier to remember and retrieve from memory. Moreover, teaching verbs in a story is fun.
In this post there are several activities: a mind map, a worksheet, an MP3 drill and an interactive quiz. These activities will make the teaching and learning enjoyable and fun.

Irregular verbs – infographics

Here is the picture of the story:
Irregular verbs story

Print version of the story and tasks:
past simple story_fishing full

Here, you can print out the mind map with all the irregular verbs. All the verbs are used in sentences.
irregular verbs in context 2

Once you think that you know the verbs you can try out the following interactive quiz. The quiz is in HTML5 and you can play it on all mobile devices.
Irregular verbs – full screen quiz

MP3 drill
Listen say the word that belongs there instead of the beep.

Irregular verbs – mp3 drill

The worksheet contains the grammar up activity. To do it correctly here is a simple explanation:

Irregular verbs – share

If you like this activity and you would like to use in either on your website or in a classroom without an internet connection, you can do so by downloading the files here:


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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Ghalia Hakim

    I want to progress my language , especially in conversation .Can you help me?

  2. Ghalia Hakim

    Help me to progress my language especially in conversation .

  3. jenny basmayor

    Good medium in learning vocabulary as well as on how to use the word correctly

  4. Anonymous

    Thanks, really enjoy the presentation. I like practice here!!

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    Thank you, love your website and voted for you – good luck in the competition!

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    Thank you Elena. I appreciate it, though I do not believe that there is any chance of winning. The competition is much better than me. However, thank you for your support

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