Irregular Verb Memory Game 3
Irregular Verb Memory Game 3 (as well as game 1 and game 2) let you have fun and give your memory a workout while reviewing the most common past tense irregular verbs in English.
If you want to play from a cell phone and cannot fit this game in your window, even turned on its side (landscape mode), try the long narrow mobile version. (It does require a lot of scrolling to play... you might prefer to just review with the practice pages listed below the game-- or wait until you can use a computer...)
This third game reviews the past tense of buy and think --the most common 'ought' past tenses. The pasts of fight and seek are made the same way, with the first letter and o-u-g-h-t; catch and teach are the same except that the 'ou' is replaced by'au'-- with the same sound.
It also reviews the pasts of leave, find, and give (or forgive), as well as know. (You might also want to think of some other verbs with pasts like know: grow and blow. The 'ow' becomes 'ew' in the past, then 'own' for the past participle: known, grown, and blown.)
If you’re playing
with a friend, see who can win the most pairs. By yourself, see how quickly you
can match all the present tense forms of the verbs with their past tenses. Play it again to watch your
speed go up. (Card locations will be different every game. Memorize meanings, not
Your goal is to turn over 2 cards that belong together: the present tense of a verb with its past tense equivalent.There are twelve cards in 3 rows. Players (if you are
playing with someone) take turns choosing two cards to turn over. If the cards
match, they will stay face up, and the player who chose them wins that pair.
If they do not
match, they will turn back over. (Try to remember their locations. If you find
a match for one of them later, you want to be able to find it again.) Continue
to turn over two cards at a time until all have been matched. The player with
the most matches wins.
If you are
playing alone, you win if you can beat your previous time. It's trickier than it sounds!
Click to find the matching cards: