Whether you’re making your own irregular verb worksheet or looking for one that’s already done, you’re in the right place. Below, you’ll find activities to use and/or tailor to your students’ own unique needs; you’ll also find ideas for more activities.
When you first introduce irregular verbs to your students, it will probably be within the context of simple past tense verbs such as those shown in the .pdf file to the right.
If that’s as far as you’ve gotten, then your irregular verb worksheet should only include activities that pertain to past simple verbs. With more advanced students working on past participle, you’ll need to include activities that allow them to practice using the past participles of irregular verbs.
No matter how advanced your students are, include some easy, medium and hard activities on your worksheet. You can use these activities as they are or use them as inspiration to come up with your own activities.
The activities in the following worksheet are considered easy because they simply require students to fill in blanks with specific instructions on how to do so. They can be made more difficult by requiring the students to fill in the blanks from memory (without using an irregular verb list or chart).
For a little more fun, you can also make a word search or cross-word puzzle where the clues are the base form of the verb, and the students have to either find or fill in the past or past participle form.
You can make any of the easy activities harder by taking away your students’ irregular verb lists/charts and dictionaries. But the medium-difficult activities in the following worksheet add an extra challenge to the easier ones in the above worksheet.
You can make any of the easy or medium activities in the above worksheets into hard ones by taking away the word bank, taking away the students’ irregular verb lists/charts and dictionaries, and mixing in some regular verbs as well.
If you’re teaching your students to differentiate between past simple and past participle, an activity like the one in the following worksheet is also very challenging.
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