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The never ending story of irregular verbs

Updated: May 3, 2019

So it鈥檚 that time again when I have to either introduce, extend or revise irregular verbs.

I love making materials, I really do .... but I can never get it quite right with irregular verbs. There鈥檚 always something missing and I feel that I could have made something better.

Well this time round, at least at this point in time, I am actually happy with what I鈥檝e create 馃槂

The first thing is quite an extensive set of Kaboom sticks. Each verb is on three sticks: one stick is missing the present form of the verb; another one is missing the past simple form; another one, past participle. There are 76 verbs so that means 228 sticks plus 27 "kaboom" sticks ... I'd recommend dividing them into a couple of sets 馃槄 My kids learn 10 verbs each month so the first set has 35 sticks (30 +5).

You can download the document with all the verbs below, both in colour and black and white. I'd suggest printing it on sticker paper 馃槈

DOWNLOAD Kaboom irregulars colour

DOWNLOAD Kaboom irregulars BW

Another thing is a simple set of verbs in all forms and their translations. I cut it into separate pieces and stuck magnet stickers on the reverse. This way it makes an interactive board, not just a simple list of irregular verbs. We will keep it somewhere on the wall in our classroom but whenever someone wants to practise, they can take all the magnets off, mix them up, and try to arrange them again. They have the list of verbs at the back of their books so they can use this as an answer sheet once they're done arranging the verbs.

I've made those cards even more interactive by sticking Penpal stickers on them and recording the pronunciation of each verb form. See how it works below:

DOWNLOAD the irregular verbs sheet colour

DOWNLOAD the irregular verbs sheet BW

I also have a couple of things I downloaded from TeachersPayTeachers. Click on the pictures below to see the materials in full. They all have the present and past form of the verbs only, no past participle. That's because we are actually practising Past Simple only at this point. Past Perfect will come later in the school year, that's why we're studying all three forms on my materials.

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