A big challenge for people learning English is remembering the many common irregular verbs. Native speakers probably don’t think about how verb tenses are made. Irregular verbs can be confusing! Swim, Swam, Swum – Read, Read, Read – Go, Went, Gone.
The purpose of this post is to share an A4 sized chart I made of 147 irregular verbs, Click the link to download the PDF: Irregular Verb list PDF file
Did you know the most common irregular verbs are be, do, have, go, get, say, see, think, make, take, come and know?
I was recently teaching English (as a second language) to a class of Pre-Intermediate level (B4) students when I encountered a short listening task. It was a news story titled “Bear Eats Oatmeal” which immediately made me think of the children’s story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”.
I asked the students if they were familiar with the children’s story but only the young man from Switzerland knew the tale. The Japanese girls did not know about Goldilocks. I decided to use the Internet to enhance this learning experience!