GYG Day 12. How well do you know your past tense?

 ‘Blockbusters‘ was a general knowledge TV quiz when I was growing up in the UK. The contestants have to complete a line of squares on a board before their competitors. Each square has a letter on it so they say to the quiz master Bob Holdness, “I’d like a ‘P‘ please, Bob“. The person who hits the buzzer the right answer first wins the field and can choose another.

Inspired by this game, here’s Blockbusters 1 and is designed to check your knowledge of the irregular ’past tense‘ forms. For a bit of fun – how would you do? Here goes, hands on the buzzer, let’s play Blockbuster (enter music)

contestants (Kandidat), competitors (Mitbewerber), participants (Teilnehmer), to look sth up (nachschlagen),

Blockbusters 1.

1. What ‘P‘ is the past tense for of ‘pay‘.

2. What ‘A‘ is the past tense for of ‘eat‘.

3. What ‘B‘ is the past tense for of ‘buy‘.

4. What ‘C‘ is the past tense for of ‘choose‘.

5. What ‘R‘ is the past tense for of ‘rise‘.

6. What ‘S‘ is the past tense for of ‘send‘.

7. What ‘T‘ is the past tense for of ‘teach‘.

8. What ‘W‘ is the past tense for of ‘you are‘.

9. What ‘D‘ is the past tense for of ‘drink ‘.

10. What ‘H‘ is the past tense for of ‘must’

Answers template.

  1. …..  2) …..  3) …..  4) …..  5) ……  6) ……  7) ……. 8) ……  9) ……  10) ……

How do you think you did with the first quiz, do you want to try another one?

Blockbusters 2.

  1. What ‘B‘ is the past tense for of ‘bring‘.
  • What ‘C‘ is the past tense for of ‘catch‘.
  • What ‘F‘ is the past tense for of ‘fly‘.
  • What ‘L‘ is the past tense for of ‘lend‘.
  • What ‘R‘ is the past tense for of ‘ride‘.
  • What ‘S‘ is the past tense for of ‘set‘.
  • What ‘T‘ is the past tense for of ‘tear‘.
  • What ‘W‘ is the past tense for of ‘wake‘.
  • What ‘D‘ is the past tense for of ‘drive ‘.
  1. What ‘S‘ is the past tense for of ‘spend’

Answers template.

1)…………  2) …………  3) …………  4) …………  5) ………….  6) ………… 7) ………… 8) …………   9) ………… 10) …………….   

Blockbusters 1. Answers.

1) paid  2) ate  3) bought  4)chose  5) rose  6) sent  7) taught  8) you were  9) drank 10) had to

Blockbusters 2. Answers:

1) brought 2) caught 3) flew 4) lent 5) rode 6) set 7) tore  8)woke 9) drove 10)spent

How did you do?

 

Do you need a little help getting the past tense right? Turn to pages 292/293 of the English Grammar in Use for a quick refresher and a full list of irregular verbs.

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