- March 12, 2019
- Posted by: Tseg Mulugeta
- Category: Games
This game is intended as a tool to practice verbs and sentences in past tense. The language used is quite basic, but covers almost all of the basic past tense verb forms (regular and irregular) and a few more difficult ones.
There are 3 different tasks in the game. In the first task, you have to drag the verbs to match present to past tense forms. The second task requires you to choose the correct word to complete the sentence. The third task requires you have to re-order the phrase. This sequence repeats with different sets of content.
There are 22 sets of content. Each set has 8 verbs, with a matching image and sentence to convey meaning and context. This gives a total of 176 items. These were selected from lists of basic verbs in English with a slight bias towards choosing irregular past tense forms; although, some verbs that were hard to represent visually were excluded. For example, it is quite difficult to draw an image to show the meaning of the verb ‘decide’. At least without the image being too similar to other verbs such as ‘choose’ or ‘pick up’. I hope that almost all the basic verbs are covered here and that by mastering this game, students will have a comprehensive mastery of all the basic past tense forms.
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