Simple Past Grammar Diary - Regular & Irregular Verbs (with pronunciation activity)

LyonsLangLearning 2014-05-21 05:55:53

This worksheet was created as a fun way to introduce or review the simple past. Students must fill in the present form of the verb and then the simple past form. The activity is meant to resemble a mead notebook, with some fun sketches to brighten, an otherwise boring, grammar lecture. On the first page you have some regular verbs and on the second page you will find some common irregular verbs. It may be worth mentioning to your students that the most common verbs in most languages are irregular because they are the most commonly used and therefore most changeable over time. This emphasizes the importance of learning the irregulars. You really can't speak a language well without them! :)

On the bottom of the worksheet there is a brief activity for pronunciation.
When I used this worksheet, I had my students put their hands on their throats and make a sound (eg. v vs. f, b vs. p, g vs. k, etc). If it was "voiced," their vocal chords vibrate and if it's "unvoiced," their vocal chords do not vibrate. I had them make different sounds and tell if it was voiced or unvoiced and then look at the rule on the page to determine how a word would be pronounced. Then we went through the list of provided words to determine each word's particular pronunciation. This helped them to understand the meaning of "voiced" versus "unvoiced" and to be more active in the learning process. I've found that "ed" pronunciation can be very challenging for non-native speakers. So, it's crucial to make sure they understand why it's pronounced differently in different words.

I hope this is useful to you! Have fun and good luck!

Please feel free to give feedback. Through teaching I'm always learning and, as a result, very aware that I have plenty to learn still. If you think this could be improved, tell me! :)

The above downloadable teaching material is best suited for high school, elementary school and adults at Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1) and Upper-intermediate (B2) level. It is valuable for revising Past simple tense in English.
Copyright License: This file is licensed by LyonsLangLearning under the Creative Commons Attribution License

Upload date: 2014-05-21 05:55:53

Author: LyonsLangLearning

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LyonsLangLearning is from/lives in United States and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2014-05-16 06:59:11. LyonsLangLearning last logged in on 2014-06-21 19:52:56, and has shared 2 resources on iSLCollective so far.

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