To introduce sentence-level verb practice, we’ve developed a verb “workout”. It includes:
* over 90 high-frequency verbs illustrated with high quality photos (rather than line drawings or clip art); and
* short sentence scaffolds to practice multiple verbs in present and past tense with a variety of different subjective pronouns (I/he/she/they).
So, simply print a few pages of our photo-verbs (lamination optional), and then jump straight in.
You’ve got the option of working on regular (voiced and unvoiced) verbs, irregular verbs and subjective pronouns.
* If you want to work on high frequency, all purpose general verbs, check out section 1 of the photos.
* If you’re working on regular verbs with voiceless “ed” (/t/) endings like “danced” or "stopped", look for the cards with a minus sign on them (-).
* If you’re working on regular verbs with voiced “ed” (/d/) endings like “called”, "carried" or "played", look for the cards with a plus sign on them (+).
* If you’re working on irregular verbs, (e.g. “got”, “did”, “made”, “threw”, “ate”, “took”, “held”, “sat”, “hit”) simply grab the cards marked with an asterix (*).
* If you’re working on subjective pronouns (he, she, they), just work your way through the exercises and spend more time (use more verbs) with the particular pronouns your student needs to practice.
The markings help you to sort the cards quickly in different ways to focus on specific targets.
Now, let’s get to it! Download and print off your pack, grab your student and meet your host, Joss the Robot.
Evidence and further reading
If you want more evidence-based information, check out our articles about:
* the importance of verbs to kick start language
* over-generalisation of past tense verbs (e.g. broked, holded, etc.)