Your English 67 "Was It Love?" Pt 3
"Chart of Irregular Verbs" is offered
We are on our way to meeting our “Irregular Verb Challenge", which involves writing a story in episodes with 140+ useful irregular verbs to help students learn to master them. We will be presenting these important verbs in context with oral exercises where the students do the speaking.
We are following more or less our "Irregular Verb Chart" (cf. download below) which groups these verbs in the following categories:
- Verbs where the simple past and the past particle are identical.
- Verbs where the simple past and the past particle are different.
- Verbs where the simple past and the past particle are both identical and the same as the infinitive.
"Chart of Irregular Verbs"
- Chart in DOC with equivalents to be added in other languages (with IPA)
My colleague Catherine Alhinc made up the different verb groups and added useful information on pronunciation to help you.
At the same time we have created oral exercises with the same verbs in our series QualityTime-ESL Podcasts as practice ahead of time for the story. Students who make the effort to work on these "introductory" exercises will find the story activity much easier and more enjoyable.
Moreover, we have included a script as well as an "ORAL" pair work exercise for each episode. We believe in intensive oral pair work where the whole class is speaking simultaneously, and these "ORAL" worksheets will help teachers organize such speaking activities where the whole class is involved.
Your English 67 “Was It Love?” Pt 3 Verb Groups 3+4
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Your English 67 "Was It Love?" (3) - Story with Irregular Verbs of Groups 3 & 4
Hi there. I’m Marianne Raynaud. Let us continue our challenge of including more than 140 irregular verbs in a single tale!
Previously in “Was It Love?”… The young woman has a good job and spends time with her children and friends, but she dreams of meeting a loving man.
Part 3 contains verbs from groups 3 & 4. For additional practice go to QualityTime-ESL Podcasts Nos. 65, 67 and 69. Now listen and repeat the first ten verbs in this part of the story.
get - seek - fight - catch - stand - tell - win - understand - withhold - teach
Listen and repeat the story in the present tense. (Irregular verbs are in bold.)
One day the woman gets home and seeks some calm, but she soon catches sight of her two sons, who fight over a fish. She stands by the door and tells them to stop fighting. The boys tell her they have a bet, and each says he won and thus gets the fish. She understands the situation but withholds any judgment. Instead of scolding them she teaches them a lesson by explaining what they should do.
Listen and repeat the story in the simple past tense. (Irregular verbs are in bold.)
After work the woman got home and sought some calm, but she soon caught sight of her two sons, who fought over a fish. She stood by the door and told them to stop fighting. The boys told her they had a bet, and each said he won and thus got the fish. She understood the situation but withheld any judgment. Instead of scolding them she taught them a lesson by explaining what they should do.
Now you will put the sentences I read into the simple past tense. Listen to the examples.
I say: The woman gets home.
You say: The woman got home.
I say: The two boys fight over the fish.
You say: The two boys fought over the fish.
Now you go on in the same way. Be sure to speak before I give the answer.
The woman gets home and seeks some calm.
The woman got home and sought some calm.
She catches sight of her two sons.
She caught sight of her two sons.
They fight over a fish.
They fought over a fish.
She stands by the door.
She stood by the door.
She tells them to stop fighting.
She told them to stop fighting.
The boys have a bet.
The boys had a bet.
Each says he won.
Each said he won.
She understands the situation.
She understood the situation.
But she withholds any judgment.
But she withheld any judgment.
She teaches them a lesson.
She taught them a lesson.
The continuation is in the PDF file: