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ManyThings: Listen and Repeat Podcast - Commonly Used Irregular Verbs

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.manythings.org/repeat/

Website Example: http://www.manythings.org/repeat/2.html

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Computer, Internet access, speakers

Activity Description

Play this musical podcast a few times every day for a week to help students remember the simple present tense, simple past tense, and past participle of 18 commonly-used irregular verbs.

Preparation

  1. Make sure the audio file plays on your teacher computer before conducting this activity in class.
  2. Print out a copy of the irregular verbs included in the podcast for each student.
  3. Make sure students are familiar with the form, function, and usage of the following grammar structures prior to this activity: simple present tense, simple past tense, and present perfect tense/passive voice

How-To

  1. Review the simple present tense, simple past tense, and past participle of some verbs your class has already studied.
  2. Tell students they will be learning these tenses for 18 commonly used irregular verbs.
  3. Distribute the copies of the irregular verbs included in the podcast to each student.
  4. Play the podcast three times everyday for a week to help students remember these verb tenses.

Levels

  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.