Action Verbs

ACTION VERBS?

ENGLISH FIRST LANGUAGE ACTIVITY TASK. teaches

WHAT IS A VERB?
verb is a ¶doing· word which provides the ¶action· in a sentence. It tells us what the subject is doing. It is always found in the predicate of a sentence.You cannot have a proper sentence without a verb. A verb that shows action is called an action verb.
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PROPER SENTENCES

yJane

reads the paper. yJohn has fallen asleep and is snoring. yJane is awake. yJohn walks home.

THE WORDS ARE ACTION VERBS

walks

Awake

Asleep

Snoring

CAN YOU FIND ACTION VERBS IN EACH SENTENCE ?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The girls danced on the stage. Our teacher drove a funny car last week. The boy wrote a beautiful poem in his book. The girls sang in the school choir competition last week. The bus arrived late this morning.

PRESENT TENSE VERBS
y

An action verb that describes an action that is happening now is called a present tense verb.

Mrs De Lange teaches maths.

The girl reads a book.

PRESENT TENSE VERBS
The boys play soccer.

The school bus is late.

PRESENT TENSE VERBS
y

Many present tense verbs end with s, but some end with es or ies.

cries

teaches

rides

PAST TENSE VERBS
Verbs which tells us about action that happened some time ago are called past tense verbs . 1. Mrs De Lange taught maths. 2. The girl read a book. 3. The boys played soccer. 4. The bus was late.
y

PAST TENSE VERBS

read

tried

played

taught

FUTURE TENSE VERBS
Verbs which tell about actions which are going to happen are future tense verbs. 1. Mrs De Lange will teach maths. 2. The girl will read a book. 3. The boys will play soccer. 4. The bus will be late.
y

FUTURE TENSE VERBS
y

Future tense verbs use special words to talk about things that will happen:

WILL

SHALL

GOING TO

WORK SHEET
1. 2. 3. 4.

ACTION VERB. PRESENT TENSE VERB. PAST TENSE VERB. FUTURE TENSE VERB.

ONLINE VERB GAMES
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/gra mmar/tenses/getting_the_right_tense/ga me.shtml http://www.lessonsnips.com/lesson/future tense http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_pas t1-sw.html

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