Hello, students! I'm Mr Chodang, your English teacher.
As you already know, to make past and past participle tense of 'regular' verbs, you just add '-ed' the end of the verb of infinitive.
However, it is really D&D (different & difficult) to make past and past participle tense of 'irregular' verbs compared to regular verbs.
BUT! Don't worry folks, I'm your captain who helps you figure out the complex variation of the irregular verbs' tense.
Today, we're going to break down the irregular verbs variation format.
There are four categories of irregular verbs. You will be classify the families of verbs' variations based on their changing patterns.
Students will be able to understand the patterns of irregular verbs' tenses by categorizing the list of the verbs.
Students will be able to recognize which verbs are irregular via three activities: Classify them into subgroups, Crossword puzzle and Making quiz to challenge other groups.
1. All students have to make each of group consisted of four students.
2. Each group will be offered four pieces of paper which is randomly mixed irregular verbs clusters.
3. Activity 1: Each students of single group will take one piece of paper out of four, and then they have to classify the irregular verbs into the four subcategories(AAA, ABB, ABC, and ABA)
4. Activity 2: Each groups will play two crossword games: one is focuses on past tense, and the other deal with the past participle tense of the infinitive.
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/irregular_verbs/crossword_past_participle.htm (past participle tense)
5. Activity 3: Each groups will do tournament, one group to one group, by setting a quiz. If the other party answered the question, they would get some scores, and winner group will be matched with the other winner group over and over until final contest.
<Activity 1 & 2>
|Activity 1||All members take part their worksheet and succeed in dividing irregular verbs into four subgroups within 15 minutes.||All members do not take part their worksheet and fail to succeed in dividing irregular verbs into four subgroups within 15 minutes.|
|Activity 2||Each group have to submit two crossword worksheets within 15 minutes, and make no more than six mistakes in total.||Each group fail to submit two crossword worksheets within 15 minutes, and make more than six mistakes in total.|
|1st place||3rd place|
|Activity 3||The team who answers the most questions prepared by the opponent within 2 minutes in the final contest. (the counterpart who is defeated will be 2nd place automatically.)||The team who answers the most questions prepared by the opponent within 2 minutes in the semi-final contest. (the counterpart who is defeated will be 4th place automatically.)|
The purpose of this program is not to make students memorize all irregular verbs but to make familiar with the verbs.
Students will be offered an opportunity to classify the verbs into subcategories, so that they will figure out the irony fact: irregularity is also regularity.
Students will be exposed to the verb's forms through whole activities, so that they will be aware of some verbs; it is possible to memorize some verbs.