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    Best ways to learn irregular verbs?

    I am trying to collect various different ways to teach/learn irregular verbs, to decide which are the best ones.

    So far, the best ones I am aware of are these:

    1. The Dictionary of Irregular Verbs with real Quotations Express Yourself Better in English - Dictionary of Irregular Verbs with Quotations

    2. A fun board game to play in a class Many Englishes: Irregular Verb Chat Board


    3. verbbusters


    4. Verb tennis ESL Cafe's Idea Cookbook - Verb Tennis & Verb Jeopardy

    They are all different and complement each other. Are there other ways as useful as these?

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    #2

    Re: Best ways to learn irregular verbs?

    I had a mother who boxed my ears whenever I used the wrong verb. Do you think that would work?


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    Re: Best ways to learn irregular verbs?

    The pupils probably wouldn't return!

    I'm the unregistered guest who posted the question. The fact is I find that each of these can serve in different circumstances.

    Learning the verbs and their irregular past tenses is something anyone can do: it is just that each person has different methods of memorising, and the games certainly help to make that task less tedious.

    But memorising them doesn't automatically translate into understanding them or using them correctly. I have been using the Dictionary of Irregular Verbs with Quotations for almost a year now and find that it really helps the students to understand the verbs, and approach them with less fear than before.

    I'm keen to find more ways to help them learn, memorise, understand, and use these verbs with ease, because in my experience they cannot achieve fluency without overcoming the irregular verb barrier.

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    #4

    Re: Best ways to learn irregular verbs?

    Verbuster is nice. Thanks.

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