In Grammar By Olga

Once again about how to learn the table of irregular verbs

For the first time the table of irregular verbs students face at the beginning of learning English. Instead of a simple rule — «just add ed — and get past!» — We have to use a long list, which needs to find the desired word, and always have at hand a dictionary. The question arises: how can memorize all these irregular verbs?


The process of memory depends on the properties of memory that each has its own. A person with good visual memory is sufficient to run through the table or hang on the eyes, flat cards with three forms of the studied words. The advanced mechanical memory will learn verbs, rewriting them from the dictionary in a notebook or doing exercises on the correct form of the verb substitution in the textbook. Very good results bring reading a rhyming verbs in blocks — in this case, connected and visual and auditory memory.

On the Internet you can find poems in which the irregular verbs in English are on the site of Russian words — rhymes and help to learn the meaning of the verse and the translation of the word, and its changes. The following link is a small booklet with such rhyming: ru.calameo.com.

We offer you a table, which gathered more than a hundred irregular verbs in the form of rhymed couplets:

Infinitive Past simple Participle II Translation
get
shoot
got
shot
got
shot
get
shoot
bring
buy
brought
bought
brought
bought
bring
buy
catch
fight
caught
fought
caught
fought
catch
fight
think
teach
thought
taught
thought
taught
think
learn
lose
cost
lost
cost
lost
cost
lose, lose
cost
sell
tell
sold
told
sold
told
sell
tell
fall
steal
fell
stole
fallen
stolen
fall
steal
choose
freeze
chose
froze
chosen
frozen
choose
freeze
fly
blow
flew
blew
flown
blown
fly
blow
grow
draw
grew
drew
grown
drawn
grow
draw, pull
know
throw
knew
threw
known
thrown
know
throw
mow
sew
mowed
sewed
mown
sewn
mow
sew
tear
wear
tore
wore
torn
worn
tear
wear
break
speak
broke
spoke
broken
spoken
split
speak
shake
take
shook
took
shaken
taken
shake
take
sit
meet
sat
met
sat
met
sit
meet
read
feed
read
fed
read
fed
read
feed
bleed
lead
bled
led
bled
led
bleed
lead, lead
flee
plead
fled
pled
fled
pled
elope
plead
say
have
said
had
said
had
say
have
shed
wed
shed
wed
shed
wed
shed
get married, go / marry
make
pay
made
paid
made
paid
do
pay
lie
slay
lay
slew
lain
slain
lie
kill
be
see
was
saw
been
seen
be
see
bid
forbid
bade
forbade
bidden
forbidden
bid
ban
ride
hide
rode
hid
ridden
hidden
ride
hide
eat
beat
ate
beat
eaten
beaten
there is
beat
bite
write
bit
wrote
bitten
written
bite
write
give
drive
gave
drove
given
driven
give
to drive a car
burn
hurt
burnt
hurt
burnt
hurt
burn
to cause a pain
shut
cut
shut
cut
shut
cut
close
cut
drink
sink
drank
sank
drunk
sunk
drink
sink
run
begin
ran
began
run
begun
flee
start
hang
sting
hung
stung
hung
stung
hang
sting
sing
ring
sang
rang
sung
rung
sing
call
fling
cling
flung
clung
flung
clung
rush
cling
swing
wring
swung
wrung
swung
wrung
swing
twist, squeeze, squeeze
find
grind
found
ground
found
ground
find
grind, grind
bind
wind
bound
wound
bound
wound
associate
wind the watch, wound
come
swim
came
swam
come
swum
come
swim
go
win
went
won
gone
won
go
win
spell
smell
spelt
smelt
spelt
smelt
read letters
smell, sniff
set
let
set
let
set
let
install
allow
keep
sleep
kept
slept
kept
slept
keep
sleep
creep
dream
crept
dreamt
crept
dreamt
creep
to dream, to dream
spend
bend
spent
bent
spent
bent
spend, spend
bend
weep
sweep
wept
swept
wept
swept
cry, sweat
sweep
mean
leave
meant
left
meant
left
mean
to leave
feel
kneel
felt
knelt
felt
knelt
feel
kneel
lend
send
lent
sent
lent
sent
to lend
send
slide
light
slid
lit
slid
lit
slide
light, illuminate
rid
hit
rid
hit
rid
hit
get rid
bump
wet
bet
wet
bet
wet
bet
watering, moisten the
bet

Read it aloud, in a certain rhythm, rhyme like — or even humming, it greatly speed up the memorization!

By the way, on YouTube you can find real rap with irregular verbs!

We hope our materials to help you learn the three forms of irregular verbs by heart.

 

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