Irregular Verbs in Use: Exercise

Number 52 of 81 in B1 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE

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A quick revision of when to use each of the three columns. For a printable pdf. of the list of irregular verbs, click here.

Present Simple: Use the 1st column. Remember to include an ‘-s’ when talking about a third person.

Past Simple: For Questions or Negative sentences we use DID(n’t) + 1st Column. For affirmative sentences, or questions without DID, use the second column.

Present Perfect: Use HAVE or HAS + 3rd Column.

Passive: Use ‘BE’ in any tense + 3rd Column.

 

The Modals (will, can, must, would, shall….) only use the 1st column.

Continuous Tenses use the Gerund (….ing)

 

1st Column

2nd Column

3rd Column

Who did you write to?

I wrote that letter.

I haven’t written yet.

I didn’t write that letter!

That letter was written by me.

 

Write the verb using its correct form of the verb in brackets:

1. What have you ……………done……………….today? (tener)
I´ve done lots of things! I´ve…….

2. When were you …told… that Santa doesn´t exist? (decir)
I was told when….

3. Who did you ……………….……………… last weekend? (ver)

4. Have you ever ………………….a horse or a motorbike? (montar,andar en)

5. Do you remember what you ……….……. last tuesday? (llevar puesto)

6. What´s the strangest thing you´ve .…….….or..….……? (comer /beber)

7. What´s the most interesting thing you´ve ever …..……? (encontrar)

8. When were you last …….….….….to hospital, and why? (coger, llevar)

9. Describe how you …….….. on your first day at school. (sentir)

10. Tell me something new you .….……..… this morning. (aprender)

11. What have you …………………. with you to this class? (traer)

12. Do you remember what you …..……… for Christmas? (recibir,obtener,conseguir)

Now write both parts of the sentence (Auxiliary + Verb):

13. …..…Have….…. you ever ……..…been……….… to London? (estar,ir)

14. When…………… you last …….…..…. English outside class? (hablar)

15. …….…. you ever ……….. off your bike when you were little? (caer)

16. What books …………… you ……………………..… this year? (leer)

17. What ……….. you ……….………for breakfast this morning? (tomar)

18. How ………………… you ……………..…… your best friend? (encontrarse con algn)

19. What ………….…you………………… for your last birthday? (dar)

20. How many times ……..… you been…….. …..by an animal? (morder)

21. When ………… you ………..…… how to tie up your shoes? (enseñar,mostrar)

22. What ´s the easiest thing you…… been ……..…this term? (enseñar)

23. When ……. the last time you ……… something important? (olvidar)

24. How long ………..…… it ………….……. you to come here? (coger, llevar)

25. …………..…… you …………………to school this morning? (conducir)

26. What …………… you ………….. when you first visited this website? (pensar)

27. How many text messages…..……. you ……..…. this week? (mandar,enviar)

28. ………….. anyone in your family ………………. in a plane? (volar)

29. What time …………… you ……………. home this morning? (dejar,marcharse)

 30. ………… any friend of yours ……………. any bones? How? (romper)

 

LIST OF IRREGULAR VERBS – EASY TO MEMORISE, CLICK HERE!

 

ANSWERS BELOW!

1. What have you DONE today? (tener)                              
2. When were you TOLD that Santa doesn´t exist? (decir)                                
3. Who did you SEE last weekend? (ver)
4. Have you ever RIDDEN a horse or a motorbike? (montar,andar en)
5. Do you remember what you DID last tuesday? (llevar puesto)
6. What´s the strangest thing you´ve EATEN or DRUNK? (comer /beber)
7. What´s the most interesting thing you´ve ever FOUND? (encontrar)
8. When were you last TAKEN to hospital, and why? (coger, llevar)
9. Describe how you FELT on your first day at school. (sentir)
10. Tell me something new you LEARNT this morning. (aprender)
11. What have you BROUGHT with you to this class? (traer)
12. Do you remember what you GOT for Christmas? (recibir,obtener,conseguir)
13. HAVE you ever BEEN to London? (estar,ir)
14. When DID you last SPEAK English outside class? (hablar)
15. DID you ever FALL* off your bike when you were little? (caer)
16. What books HAVE you READ this year? (leer)
17. What DID you HAVE for breakfast this morning? (tomar)
18. How DID you MEET your best friend? (encontrarse con algn)
19. What WERE you GIVEN for your last birthday? (dar)
20. How many times HAVE you been BITTEN by an animal? (morder)
21. When WERE you SHOWN how to tie up your shoes? (enseñar,mostrar)
22. What ´s the easiest thing you HAVE been TAUGHT this term? (enseñar)
23. When WAS the last time you FORGOT something important? (olvidar)
24. How long DID it TAKE you to come here? (coger, llevar)
25. WERE you DRIVEN (or, DID you DRIVE**) to school this morning? (conducir)
26. What DID you THINK when you first visited this website? (pensar)
27. How many text messages HAVE you SENT (or, BEEN SENT) this week? (mandar,enviar)
28. HAS anyone in your family FLOWN in a plane? (volar)
29. What time DID you LEAVE home this morning? (dejar,marcharse)
 30.HAS any friend of yours BROKEN any bones? How? (romper)

*People often get confused with the word ‘ever’ and use the Present Perfect, but it is Past Simple, because it clearly states the past (‘…when you were little’).

**Depending if they are old enough to drive.

 

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