How well do you know the irregular past tense forms of the most important English verbs? Play irregular verb memory game 1 for mobile and have fun while reviewing them.
(This mobile version of Concentration, or 'the Memory Game,' makes the card grid long and narrow to fit small cell phone screens.)
If you have a screen big enough to see four columns at once, or can play easily with your screen turned on its side, you might prefer the usual 4x3 card grid, so you don't have to scroll as much. See Irregular Verb Memory Game 1.
If you’re playing with a friend, see who can win the most pairs. (See rules for turns below.)
By yourself, see how quickly you can match the present tense verbs with their past tense forms.
Play it again to watch your speed go up. (Card locations will be different each new game. Memorize meanings, not locations!)
Your goal is to turn over 2 cards that belong together: a present tense verb and its corresponding past tense. (For 'is' and 'am, that's 'was'; for 'are' that's 'were.' Other verbs only have one past tense form.)
There are twelve cards in 6 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!
Learn irregular verbs more easily with the patterns in these 12 lists.
The simple past tense of regular verbs ends in -ed. It's easy to form, and not hard to spell or pronounce if you learn a few easy rules.
Memory Game 1 for mobile users: How quickly can you match these words from the root ‘quire’ with their more common synonyms?
See also List of Irregular Verbs (with two gap-fill exercises to practice the top 50 irregular past tense verbs) or the pages it links to for other ways to practice these verbs.
Try some other concentration games for mobile: Roots Memory Game 2 with cedere (the Latin root of exceed, excessive, procedure, process, recession, etc.) or Game 3 with vertere (conversion, reverse, subvert, version, etc.) .