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How can you learn the irregular Past Simple and Past Participles?

 Use the list and learn them by heart (=from memory) and a
lot of practice and use in different activities by listening,
repeating, speaking, reading and writing and games!

Check the meaning of the verbs you don’t know with a


good dictionary, for example, Wordreference or with your
teacher or classmates.
Use a strategy to learn the irregular verbs, for example, in
groups:
 You can listen to the pronunciation and repeat. You can record yourself, too. Then,
listen to check and compare your pronunciation with the original.
 Write the meaning in Spanish of the verbs you don’t remember.
 Write examples with the verbs to help you remember the meaning in context.
 Practise, practise and practise!

Listen to the pronunciation of irregular verbs and repeat


Highlight the irregular Past Participles that are different from the Past Simple
forms.

Test yourself or your classmate(s):

 If you test yourself, cover the 2nd and 3r column. Look at the infinitive in
the 1st column and say it aloud. From memory, say the past simple and
past participle of the verb. Look at the list and check.
 If you test your classmate(s), you can work in pairs or in a group of
three. Only Student 1 can see the list. Student 1 says an infinitive,
Student 2 says the past simple and Student 3 says the past participle.

Pronunciation practice

Circle the past participle with a different vowel sound

Games
Bingo!
Choose A, B or C or make your bingo card

A
been sung spoken
had taken made
heard won done B
done sung taken
sold spoken made
C heard won been
seen written known
sent sung done
given heard had
Word tennis
In groups of three.

Student A says a verb in infinitive

Student B says the Past Simple of the verb.

Student C says the Past Participle of the verb.

The winner is the student who can say 10 past participles correctly in a round.

The busiest star 


Play in groups of 5. Imagine you are a famous music
star. Say what you have done this month.

Student 1: Hello, I’m … and I’ve given more than forty


concerts this month. Student 2: Hello, I’m… and I’ve given
more than forty concerts this month and I’ve met ten fan clubs.
Student 3: Hello, I’m… and I’ve given more than forty concerts this
month, I’ve met ten fan clubs and I’ve given more than ten
interviews on TV.

The winner is the student who can say the longest sentence in a round. If you
make a mistake or take more than 10 seconds to say the sentences, you’re out of
the game!

20 Questions

Imagine you are a famous singer. Make cards with sentences about a famous
singer or band in the Present Perfect. The rest asks you Yes-No questions to
guess the name of the singer or band. You can only answer Yes I have or No, I
haven’t. The team who guesses with no more than 20 questions is the winner!

My name is Bono. I’m the leader of the Irish 1 Have you ever played alone?
band U2. We have always played rock. 2 Have you ever played an
instrument in your concerts?
I’ve always sung but I’ve never played the
3 Have you only sung in your shows?
guitar in our shows.
4 Have you played (rock)?
I’ve played with the band around the 5 Have you ever won a music award?
world… We’ve played in Argentina many 6 Have you ever been to Argentina?
times. 7 …?