Simple Past Regular Verbs- Pronunciation and Storytelling

Level: Intermediate

Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Verbs and Tenses

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Regular Simple Past Pronunciation and Storytelling
Teacher’s instructions
Cut up one set of cards per group of two to four students. There are two games, which can 
be played with either of the two games going first:

Students take turns continuing a story (perhaps starting with a line that you give them) 
with the verbs there until all of them are finished, they finish the story or they give up. 

Students work together to put the verbs into columns by pronunciation of their –ed 
endings. To help them, you can tell them that two of the categories have the same 
number of examples and the other has far fewer. They can then go onto play a Snap 
or Pelmanism game. 

You could also give out uncut-up copies of the worksheets for students to check their 
answers with (the verbs are in categories on the worksheets). 

remove

ask

arrest

burn

crash

decide

change

escape

end

close

wash/ wipe

need

cry

fix

paint

damage/ 

destroy

help

shout

use

rush

wait

disappear

jump

dream

kick

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013

tie

kiss

turn

laugh

enter

lick

fail

lock

fill

look

follow

miss

frighten

pass

scream

pick/ pick up

spill

press/ push

tickle

promise

offer

punch

open

slip

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013

phone / 

telephone

squash

play

trip

pour

walk

pull

watch

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013