Did you know that the 8 most common verbs in English are irregular verbs?
We won’t learn a long list like you probably did in middle school: go-went-gone, take-took-taken, do-did-done. No.
We are going to revise the 8 irregular verbs in English that are absolutely essential.
To help you learn these verbs easily, we will put them in context.
After all, no one ever says: “Yesterday, I go-went-gone … went to the movies with a friend”!
It’s better to tell a little story in the simple past tense, right?
So we will forget the 3 column table for the moment, and just concentrate on the past simple irregular verbs.
A story with the top 8 irregular verbs in English
Sorry I was absent yesterday.
I had a problem with my car.
I did everything I could.
But in the end, I just went to a garage.
The mechanic said he wanted to see my car.
He saw it and he immediately laughed.
It took me a minute to understand why.
But then I got what was so funny. I understood why he was laughing!
I could see that the problem was easy to solve…
…I needed to fill up the gas tank.
Just below the video, you will find a link to download the list and a little activity to tell us your own story.
Easy as pie!
So there’s my Top 8 list of irregular English verbs, in a nice little story!
And really, it’s not MY list, but a list from a study by researchers at Harvard university.
Now, if you’re thinking “Christina, it would be great if I could print these irregular verbs and put them on my bathroom mirror to study everyday”, you’re in luck!
You can download the list (plus 5 other English cheat sheets) by going to this page. Just enter your email to have instant access to all 6 cheat sheets.
Lots of love to you,
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