A verb indicates the time of an action, event or condition by changing its form. What SLPs teach a child to attend to is: (1) when the action occurs, and (2) the form the verb takes to communicate that temporal notion.

There are many ways of categorizing the twelve possible verb tenses of English. This web page is going to limit the information about verb tenses according to the time frame: present tenses, past tenses, and future tenses. Emphasis will be further limited to: simple present, present progressive, simple past, past progressive, simple future, and future progressive. Limited information on the perfect aspect of verb tenses will be given.

 

The communicative intent of the different verb tenses:

The temporal concepts children need to know they are communicating with the following verb tenses are:

SIMPLE PRESENT - is used to describe an action that is occurring in the present, at the moment of speaking. The simple present is used when the precise beginning or ending of a present action, event, or condition is unknown or is unimportant to the meaning of the sentence. In short, the child's communication intent is about the action, and unconcerned about time of action aspects.

PRESENT PROGRESSIVE - While the simple present and the present progressive are sometimes used interchangeably, the present progressive emphasizes the on-going nature of an act at the time a person is speaking. Present progressive verbs are formed by using a present tense auxiliary verb and marking the main verb with an [ing] ending.

SIMPLE PAST - The simple past is used to describe an action that occurred in the past, sometime before the moment of speaking. The regular past tense verb is marked with the [ed] ending as in (walk - walked). There are seven different ways to mark the irregular past tense verb. The most common is to change the vowel as in (sing - sang)

PAST PROGRESSIVE - The past progressive tense is used to describe actions ongoing in the past. The on-going actions took place and were completed at some point well before the time of speaking. Past progressive verbs are formed by using a past tense auxiliary verb and marking the main verb with an [ing] ending.

SIMPLE FUTURE - The simple future is used to refer to actions that will take place after the act of speaking. The verb is unmarked, but requires a future tense auxiliary verb.

FUTURE PROGRESSIVE - The future progressive tense is used to describe actions ongoing in the future, after the act of speaking. Another way of expressing the meaning communicated by the future progressive verb tense is: an event that will be going on when something else happens. This form requires a future tense auxiliary verb, plus the main verb is marked with an [ing] ending.

 

developmental order

In general, children tend to acquire verb tense marking in the following order:

Simple Present
some Simple Past - irregular
Present Progressive without the auxiliary verb
Simple Past - regular
Present Progressive including the auxiliary verb
more Simple Past - irregular
Past Progressive
Simple Future
Future Progressive

 

SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE: http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepresent.html Here's a nice explanation of what the simple present verb tense communicates.

http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises/presente1.html SPANISH Thirty sentences. Students must fill in the correct present tense verb. This program not only checks for correct verb tense form, but also checks for spelling.

http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises/chart_pres.html SPANISH This site allows students to practice the conjugations of 56 irregular and stem changing verbs in the PRESENT TENSE.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pres1.htm Ten questions in a multiple choice format. Students must select the appropriate simple present tense verb to complete the sentense. There is an element of spelling correctness embedded in the multiple choice responses.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pres2.htm Here's a little paragraph about two people who work in the same office. The present tense verb forms have been omitted from the story. Your student's job is to correctly generate them.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/presnq1.htm This web site has five sentences in the present tense. Students are asked to rewrite them using negatives in the simple present tense. Small graphics accompany each sentence.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/presnq2.htm This site has five sentences in the simple present tense. Students are asked to rewrite the sentences creating new yes/no questions in the simple present tense. Small graphics accompany each sentence

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/presnq3.htm. This site has five sentences in the simple present tense. Students are asked to rewrite the sentences creating new WH questions in the simple present tense. Small graphics accompany each sentence.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/trivps1.htm Here's a double quiz. The first question asks a student to fill in the correct present tense verb in a statement. When correct, a trivia question appears about the statement, which the student must answer. 15 statements in all. Fun activity as it assesses grammar and general knowledge simultaneously.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/trivpsqu.htm Here's another double quiz. The first question asks a student to fill in the correct present tense verb in a statement. When correct, a trivia question appears about the statement, which the student must answer. 15 statements in all. Fun activity as it assesses grammar and general knowledge simultaneously.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/199pcquz.htm This quiz is a little tough. You have to know the correct trivia information in order to choose the correct present tense verb. 20 questions. You can get immediate feedback on your answer. Both positive and negative simple present tense verbs are tested.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/billand1.htm Introduce your student to Bill Gates. Then have fun with this exercise which combines knowledge of simple present verb tense and the use of antonyms. The student has to use the antonyms (opposites) of the words in italics to show how he/she is different from Bill Gates. 15 questions. The student's responses must be correct in verb form, antonym, spelling and puntucation.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/hurrica2.htm In this exercise, students must change the present progressive tense to simple present. The task is one in which the student is pretending to be a newscaster and is writing a story about an approaching hurricane.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/presconf.htm This site contrasts the use of simple present verbs versus present progressive verb tense. The context of the exercise is a conversation between three people. Students must fill in the correct verb forms to complete the conversation.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/bumcar.htm This is a story about Bob, who is not happy with the used car that he bought. He returns it to the dealer and tries to show him what is wrong with the car. In the dialog, students are asked to supply the correct simple present or present progressive verb tense form.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/oldport.htm This is a news report about Montreal's tourist site: the Old Port. Students must fill in the gaps with the correct form of the present tenses or present progressive verb tense.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/tamtam.htm Every Sunday a crowd of young people gather at a central park in Montreal to play drums and dance to the rhythms created. Here is the conversation between two tourists who are seeing it for the first time. Students must fill in the correct simple present or present progressive verb form.

http://www.manythings.org/vq/mc-v1.html A site for very young children. A dozen present tense verbs are listed. For each verb a set of three pictures is presented. The student must select the picture which represents the meaning of the verb.

http://www.manythings.org/vq/mc-v2.html Ten more verb-picture set opportunities for children to respond to. The student reads the word and picks the appropriate picture, from a set of three. All verbs are in the present tense.

http://www.manythings.org/vq/mc-v3.html Ten more verb-picture set opportunities for children to respond to. The student reads the word and picks the appropriate picture, from a set of three. All verbs are in the present tense.

http://www.manythings.org/anagrams/foodverbs.html Do you have a student who likes word puzzles? Here are a dozen anagrams. When you unscramble the letters you will spell a food verb (all in simple present) . For example, T-E-A can become either 'eat' or 'ate'. Have fun !

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/vc-transverbs-lb.html Here are ten 'transportation verbs' (all in simple present tense). A definition of the verb is given and the student has to guess the verb. Examples include such verbs as: arrive, disembark, depart, drive, etc. A clue example is: To get where you are going is to ___ . Answer = arrive.

http://www.smccd.net/accounts/sevas/esl/gramcheck/presenttenses1.html Scroll down to the practice section at this web site and you'll find short paragraphs which require the student to complete the fill in the blank statements with either a simple present or a present progressive verb form. There are five short paragraphs at this site.

http://www.smccd.net/accounts/sevas/esl/gramcheck/presenttenses3.html This site gives a short lesson on the meanings that are communicated with present progressive versus simple present verb tenses. After the lesson there are some practice exercises.

http://www.english-zone.com/teach/present-01.html Here is a chart to fill out and some practice sentences all requiring a simple present tense verb. Fairly easy task.

http://www.english-zone.com/teach/present-02.html Same as above, except at this site you are working with negative verbs.

http://www.english-zone.com/teach/present-03.html An exercise containing affirmative and negative forms of present tense verbs. (Be Verb + Other Verbs) 10 opportunities to respond. This is a multiple choice format exercise.

http://www.english-zone.com/teach/present-04.html This is an interesting exercise. Students must use the correct simple present verb form while forming questions. There is a chart to fill out and a series of statements to complete.

http://www.quia.com/jq/26734.html A ten question exercise. Students must respond to affirmative and negative statements with the verb "to be". This is a multiple choice format.

http://www.quia.com/tq/161497.html Here the student has to make a choice (multiple choice format) of the correct simple present verb to use in the sentence.

 

 

PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TENSE:

http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises/pres_prog1.html SPANISH - Fifteen sentences.Students must fill in the correct present tense verb. This program not only checks for correct verb tense form, but also checks for spelling.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pcont1.htm Eight statements here. Each is shown with a graphic and students are asked to create a sentence (cue word provided) using the present progressive verb tense.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pcontnq1.htm Positive sentences with present progressive verbs are located at this web site. Students are asked to change them into negative sentences containing a present progressive verb tense marker.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pcontnq2.htm Here are the directions for this little five item exercise. Using the prompts, create a question in the present progressive tense. For example: She is eating cheese. [WHAT]: should be turned into "What is she eating?"

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/psvspprl.htm WOW - BONANZA This web site is a source for 11 different exercises contrasting the simple present to the present progressive verb tenses. A fun site for students.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/hurrican.htm The text describes what normally happens during a hurricane. For this exercise, imagine that you are a television reporter describing the approach and the arrival of a hurricane. Because it is happening now, you must use the present progressive instead of the simple present.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/partypcf.htm This site requires the student to form WH questions containing a present progressive verb. Situation: You call me at home. I answer the phone and I tell you that I cannot talk for very long because I'm waiting for a taxi to pick me up at my door. I'm going to a party. Ask me questions about the party. My answers are underlined.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/clothesf.htm Here is a fun game. One of these boys is wearing the same color shirt and pants. Which one? You can use your mouse to pick up and place a shirt and a pair of pants on each person. Click on the clue buttons one after another and move the shirts and pants according to the information you receive. The clues are written with positive and negative present progressive verbs. Lots of logic is necessary to complete this game.

http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/quiz/present1.html This site contrasts simple present with present progressive. 8 multiple choice questions. Fairly easy level.

http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9996.html This is a fun flash card game. Students read a sentence and choose either a simple present or present progressive verb to complete the sentence. This is a timed task and several different children could compete against one another for the highest score. There are nine questions in this set.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s71/11/chapterA1.html Seventh grade level task. 25 questions which contrast present and past progressive verb tense forms. Answers and explanations are given for each question.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/presentforms.htm Choose the correct verb tense in these ten questions. Your choice is between simple present and present progressive.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/presentforms2.htm Choose the correct verb tense in these ten questions. Your choice is between simple present and present progressive.

http://www.englishlearner.com/online/grbeg1.html Both simple present and present progressive verb tenses are required to fill in the blanks in these sentences. Beginner level sentences.

http://www.smccd.net/accounts/sevas/esl/gramcheck/presenttenses1.html Scroll down to the practice section at this web site and you'll find short paragraphs which require the student to complete the fill in the blank statements with either a simple present or a present progressive verb form. There are five short paragraphs at this site.

http://www.smccd.net/accounts/sevas/esl/gramcheck/stativeverbs.html Probably high school level. This site is stressing that stative verbs cannot take the present progressive verb forms whereas active verbs can. As you scroll through this site you'll find lessons and practice sites. There are several to choose from.

http://www.smccd.net/accounts/sevas/esl/gramcheck/presenttenses3.html This site gives a short lesson on the meanings that are communicated with present progressive versus simple present verb tenses. After the lesson there are some practice exercises.

 

 

IRREGULAR SIMPLE PAST TENSE:

This site simply lists irregular past tense verbs in English http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/verbs.htm

http://www.quia.com/cb/8111.html This is a game that can be played by one child or two. The student selects a question of a specific point value. If correct, the child gets those points. The person with the greatest number of points wins the game. All questions ask the child to generate an irregular past tense verb.

http://www.quia.com/jfc/65537.html Here is a set of flashcards containing irregular past tense and past participles. One hundred plus words are included. You can modify the list by deleting cards. Great practice for straight memory task.

http://www.quia.com/cc/65537.html This is a concentration card game testing knowledge of irregular past tense verbs. Several different sets of words are available. Assesses irregular past tense and past participle verbs.

http://www.edufind.com/test/flash/wordsearch.cfm?NTest=49&TSID=31978 This game is word search. The student has to find the irregular verb in a group of word search letters. When a correct response is found the program displays both the simple present and irregular past tense verbs. The program keeps track of the time it took the student to complete the task. If the student repeats the game, he/she ought to try to beat the previous time. The verbs tested are: have, do, eat, wear, feel, choose, leave.

http://www.edufind.com/test/flash/wordsearch.cfm?NTest=48&TSID=31978 This game is word search. The student has to find the irregular verb in a group of word search letters. When a correct response is found the program displays both the simple present and irregular past tense verbs. The program keeps track of the time it took the student to complete the task. If the student repeats the game, he/she ought to try to beat the previous time. The verbs tested are: forget, be, run, write, sell, catch, and ride.

http://www.edufind.com/test/flash/test.cfm?NTest=32&TSID=31978 This is a site where the student is asked to identify an incorrectly used past tense or past participle form. Very high level task. A student is given four chances to determine correct or incorrect usage of the verbs in the paragraph.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/irv001-ck.html This site connects you to four web pages which simply chart irregular past tense verbs. If you want a list of irregular past tense verbs - this is the site for you.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/irregularverbs1.htm This site assesses the irregular verbs: go, do, come, stay, see, put, meet, take, get, and withdraw. For each verb, four sets of responses are offered. The student's job is to select the correct pair.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/pastverb.htm This site is an alphabetized list of irregular past tense verbs. In the following sites (see below) exercises with these verbs are organized by the first letter of the verb.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/pasthat1.htm A through D

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/pasthat2.htm E through H

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/pasthat3.htm H through R

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/pasthat4.htm R through S

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/pasthat5.htm S through Z

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/partypqf.htm Bob went to a party last Saturday. On Monday morning he met Linda and she had a lot of questions to ask him about the party. Students must use the correct irregular past tense to complete the conversation between Bob and Linda.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/minefdpa.htm Boy, this is a toughie. It's a game called mind field. You move your cursor through a set of regular and irregular past tense verbs. If you hit an irregular verb you stay alive, but if you trip over a regular past tense verb a mine goes off. There are three different levels of difficulty. Kids might get a kick out of this one.

The following seven sites are concentration games with different irregular past tense verbs. Students must match the simple present tense with the irregular past tense of the same verb:

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past1-mw.html Version one

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past2-mw.html Version two

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past3-mw.html Version three

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past4-mw.html Version four

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past5-mw.html Version five

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past6-mw.html Version six

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past7-mw.html Version seven

The following seven sites are games called SpeedWords. Students are shown the present tense form of a verb and are asked to spell out the irregular past tense form of the verb. This is a timed event so students must act quickly. Give them a try:

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past1-sw.html Version one

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past2-sw.html Version two

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past3-sw.html Version three

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past4-sw.html Version four

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past5-sw.html Version five

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past6-sw.html Version six

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past7-sw.html Version seven

http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/irrpast.htm Very simple task. Students are given the present tense verb and simply asked to supply the irregular past tense form. 10 opportunities to respond.

http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/iverbs.htm This is a large site. It lists a large number of present tense verbs and asks students to generate both the irregular past tense form as well as the past participle. No context is provided, so this is a straight memory task.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/irregularverbs1.htm This site says,"Some of the most useful verbs in Business English have irregular past forms". Then they go on to list 10 present tense verbs and ask students to choose, from a multiple choice list, the correct irregular past tense verb to match the target verb. There are ten chances to respond.

http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/8255/hp/verbs1.htm A matching task. Choose the correct irregular past tense verb to complete the list of sentences. Fairly easy as the sentences are short.

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/kesl1/kgeng7.tdf This is for the little kids (children, not goats). Input the correct past tense for the verb shown. A set of five, but you can ask for additional sets. The first set is irregular past tense verbs.

http://www.englishlearner.com/online/grbeg5.html A dozen sentences where the student simply has to fill in the verb "was" or "were". Easy level activity.

http://www.english-zone.com/teach/verbchart.html This is simply a chart to fill out. Students are given the present tense form of the verb and are asked to generate both the irregular past and the past participle.

http://www.quia.com/mc/20459.html Here's a matching game with irregular verbs. Match the present tense verb with the irregular past tense form of the verb.

 

REGULAR SIMPLE PAST TENSE:

http://webster.commnet.edu/cgi-shl/par_quiz.pl/final-ed_add2.htm This site offers a paragraph with 13 opportunities to accept or correct the past tense verb in the sentence. A real life experience about being in a flood is the content of the story.

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/final-ed_option.htm Twenty-five statements. In each of the sentences, there are option menus where verb forms should be. From the options presented, students are asked to highlight the appropriate choice.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pasted1.htm Students must choose the correct regular past tense verb, from a multiple choice list, to complete the 10 sentences listed here.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pasted2.htm Here's a paragraph about a grandfather. All the regular past tense verbs are missing. Can your students supply the correct ones?

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/historyf.htm This site incorporates a history lesson and a grammar lesson. Students must know the answer to the history statement in order to choose the correct past tense verb form to complete the statement. A fun site that combines form and content of the language used.

http://webhome.idirect.com/~cclcs/pastquiz.html Here is a past tense exercise using the verbs: was, were, did. Nine fill in the blank sentences. The sentences are very short. Fairly easy task. Students can read the sentences, or the clinician can present them orally.

The next two web sites are all assessing past tense verbing. Both regular and irregular forms are tested. The format of these exercises is interesting. A story is presented with all of the past tense verbs omitted. The student's task is to select the correct verb from a multiple choice list. There are 25 opportunities in all. The nice factor in these quizzes is that the content of all the sentences is related, so you get a feeling of a 'whole monologue', rather than the usual set of unrelated sentences.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/pastsimple1.htm

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/pastsimple2.htm

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/pastsimple3.htm This is another simple past verb tense exercise. It has an interesting format. A sentence is given and students must choose, from a multiple choice list, the next logical sentence that would follow the target sentence.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/past4.htm This is a fill in the blank task. Choices are listed and students must simply mach the correct verb with the incomplete sentence. The entire set of sentences makes up a short story.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/past5.htm This is a single word task. A list of past tense verbs are presented with a set of choices. Students are asked to match up the present tense form with its past tense partner.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/pastsimplepronunciation.htm You don't find quizzes like this everyday. This quiz is asking students to attend to how the 'ed' marker sounds on a list of past tense verbs. Does it sound like /t/, /d/, or /vowel +d/. What students need to attend to are the voicing characteristics of the final sound of the root words.

http://www.englishlearner.com/online/grbeg4.html Here are some beginner level fill in the blank sentences all requiring simple past tense verbs. Both regular and irregular verbs are included.

http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz center/sppp1.htm Here are some scrambled sentences. Students must put the words in the correct word order to form grammatically correct simple past and past progressive sentences.

http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/8255/puzzle1.html This is a puzzle. Move the pieces of the puzzle around and you'll see pairs of simple present-past tense words.

 

PAST PROGRESSIVE TENSE:

http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/quiz/past1.html This site assesses both simple past and past progressive verbs. 8 multiple choice questions. Easy level.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s71/11/chapterA1.html Seventh grade level task. 25 questions which contrast present and past progressive verb tense forms. Answers and explanations are given for each question.

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs3.htm An exercise where students are asked to supply the correct simple past or past progressive form of the verb. Best used with secondary grade children.

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs4.htm Here is a paragraph with the verbs omitted. Students are asked to fill in the correct simple past or past progressive verb tense to complete the sentences in the paragraph.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pascon1.htm Six sentences where students are required to use the past progressive verb tense.

http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz center/sppp1.htm Here are some scrambled sentences. Students must put the words in the correct word order to form grammatically correct simple past and past progressive sentences.

 

FUTURE TENSE:

http://www.stufun.com/exercise/verbs_future_tense_1.pdf A very easy task. Just five fill in the blank statements and students are asked to fill in either 'will' or 'shall', to complete the sentences containing a future tense verb.

http://www.stufun.com/exercise/verbs_future_tense_2.pdf This exercise has 10 sentences which students are asked to change the tense to future tense. Easy level. Student must add, delete and change elements of the original sentence in order to create a new sentence with a future tense verb.

http://www.stufun.com/exercise/verbs_future_tense_3.pdf This exercise is straight drill. Students are asked to fill in a chart. The chart shows verbs in present, past, and future tenses. The verbs tested are: write, break, fight, shut, stand, teach, wear, bite, speak, and tell.

http://goldey.gbc.edu/~grantm/futuretense.htm. SPANISH - This is a lesson in both regular and irregular future tense verbs in Spanish. Good site for the therapist, but no exercises for the student on this page.

http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises/future1.html SPANISH - Ten sentences which students must fill in the correct form of the Spanish future tense. There is also an explanation of Spanish future tense at this site

http://www.whitewater.k12.wi.us/whs/spanish3/hibbert/span.htm SPANISH - This is a very colorful site. Students can review future tense verbs and also practice their use.

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/exercises/exercise7.htm The first ten statements in this exercise ask the student to complete the sentences by using the Simple Future forms "will" and "be going to". The second set of ten statements makes the student contrast sentence pairs with simple present and simple future tense verbs.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/futwil1.htm The use of 'will' and 'shall'. Ten questions requiring future tense verb forms.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/futwil2.htm Here is a conversation between two students. To make the conversation complete, you need to fill in the appropriate future tense verb.

http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/span100/unit15/U15b1.htm SPANISH Fill in the chart of Spanish future tense verbs.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/will1.htm This site tests the "will" auxiliary in future tense verbs. It tests both contracted and non contracted forms. The task is a sentence matching task. A target sentence is presented and students must choose the correct next logical response from a set of four choices.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/will2.htm Ten chances to match two sentences which use the correct future tense verbs.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/will3.htm Here are six sentences which express a future tense notion. Students are asked to read over four choices and determine the intent of the speaker who was uttering the target sentence.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/instant.htm Twenty questions. With each statement there are five choices. Students are instructed to click on the buttons until they find the right choice. Clinicians might follow up the students' choices by asking why they thought that choice was correct.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/willgo.htm Will or Going To - That's the choice students must make when they are presented with these twenty questions.

 

FUTURE PROGRESSIVE TENSE:

http://www.james.rtsq.qc.ca/Virtgram/futperfprogc.htm Ten multiple choice questions all requiring a future progressive verb tense response.

http://www.james.rtsq.qc.ca/Virtgram/futprog.htm Ten opportunities to generate a future progressive verb tense sentence.

http://media.csun.edu/~quiz/quizzes/bHawk/futuretenses.html Eight multiple choice questions assessing future progressive verb tense.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/goingto1.htm This is a sentence matching task. A target sentence is presented and then students must choose the correct "going to" verb from the four options given. There are ten chances to respond. Students not only have to attend to the correct grammar, but also the semantic relationships between the two sentences.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/goingto2.htm This is a sentence matching task. A target sentence is presented and then students must choose the correct "going to" verb from the four options given. There are ten chances to respond. Students not only have to attend to the correct grammar, but also the semantic relationships between the two sentences.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/goingto3.htm This site is asking students to make judgments about what sounds common in everyday language. Students must match a target sentence with its conversationally appropriate mate. Ten chances to respond. Students must be aware of the pragmatic appropriateness of the sentence pairs.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/goingto.htm Twenty questions in this exercise. Multiple choice format. Students must match the target sentence with an appropriate choice that is both grammatically and semantically correct.

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/goingto4.htm Here are twenty statements. With each statement there are five choices. Students are instructed to click on the buttons until they find the right choice. Clinicians might follow up the students' choices by asking why they thought that choice was correct.

http://www.better-english.com/goingto.htm A sentence matching task involving the "going to" verb. For example: I'm going to get a new car. Would be matched with - "Another Volvo"?

 

 

WEB SITES GALORE:

The following web sites test a variety of verb form types in contrast to one another.

http://www.edufind.com/test/flash/alien_quiz.cfm?NTest=46&TSID=31978 This is a GREAT interactive computer game. Students must choose the correct answer from a multiple choice of past, present, or future tense verbs. Very good activity for a child who likes computer games.

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs1.htm Ten fill in the blank statements. Students must fill in either a present tense or a progressive tense verb to complete the sentences.

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs2.htm Advanced level task. This site offers a four paragraph entry into a trekking journal. The student's task is to make the journal complete by filling in the missing simple present and present progressive verb tense forms.

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs3.htm Fifteen fill in the blank statements. Students must determine the appropriate regular past tense, irregular past tense, or past progressive verb tense form.

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/exercises/exercise8.htm Ten fill in the blank statements. Students must fill in the appropriate simple future or future progressive tense in order to complete the sentences.

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/exercises/exercise10.html For this activity, students will find some of the sentences contain common verb form mistakes. Find the sentences with errors and correct them using either "Simple Past," "Used to" or "Would Always". There are 15 sentences to respond to.

http://www.edleston.primaryresources.co.uk/english/verbssame.htm Here's a web site that is just getting students to pay attention to verbs in general. The activity is to look at the sentences.  In each one a verb is underlined.  Use a thesaurus to find other verbs which are the same or similar to the verb in the sentence. 

http://www.edleston.primaryresources.co.uk/literacy/PC_tense2H.htm This site has several different exercises which contrast present-past-future tense verbs. Designed for a classroom lesson.

http://www.lessontutor.com/eesconjugate.html This is a very extensive lesson plan for teaching students to recognize and generate several different verb forms. Best suited for classroom teaching.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/simcon1.htm This site contrasts simple present and present progressive verbs. Students are asked to choose between the two verb forms in order to complete 10 incomplete sentences.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/simcon2.htm Here's a paragraph about camping in the woods. 13 verbs are left out. Students are asked to supply the correct simple present or present progressive verb form to complete the paragraph.

http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/dqfbpas1.htm#da This is an exercise which asks students to select the correct form of past tense verb (both irregular and regular), and also answer a trivia question. Fun activity as it tests grammar, but also makes the activity functional.

http://www.weston.org/conjuguemos/ SPANISH Welcome to ¡conJUGUEMOS!, a self-grading, self-timed conjugating program for Spanish students and classrooms of all ages. You can select which verbs to conjugate, what pronoun forms to conjugate them in, and the duration of your practice exercise. To begin, click on any of the 20 exercises.

http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises/future1.html SPANISH This site offers several grammar exercises in Spanish. Verb forms are emphasized, but there are also exercises for several other grammatical forms.

http://www.ezschool.com/games/dinoverbs.html Here's a fun video game for young children. All kinds of verbs are tested.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_tensecEX1.html High school level task. Several exercises which require students to check sentences for confusing shifts in verb tense. Answers for the exercises are available.

http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/quiz/iverb1.html This site tests the irregular verbs: began, broke, did, and eat. 8 multiple choice questions are presented. Fairly easy level.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s31/01/chapterA1.html This is third grade level curriculum. Questions ask students to discriminate between the four basic sentence types: Declarative sentences, Interrogative sentences, Exclamations, and Commands. This site was set up for writing assignments, as well, so students must attend to punctuation also.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s31/02/chapterA1.html This is third grade curriculum. Students are asked to choose either the complete subject or the complete predicate in the sentences. A set of ten questions. An additional 40 questions are available.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s31/03/chapterA1.html This is third grade curriculum. Students are asked to identify simple versus complete predicates of sentences. A set of ten questions. An additional 40 questions are available.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s31/04/chapterA1.html This is third grade curriculum. Students are asked to identify declarative sentences. Both capitalization and punctuation are stressed as this site was set up for writing assignments. It is a good lesson for oral language, as well, as it emphasizes why the answers are correct or incorrect. A set of ten questions. An additional 40 questions are available.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s31/05/chapterA1.html This is third grade curriculum. Students are asked to identify interrogative sentences. Both capitalization and punctuation are stressed as this site was set up for writing assignments. It is a good lesson for oral language, as well, as it emphasizes why the answers are correct or incorrect. A set of ten questions. An additional 40 questions are available.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s31/06/chapterA1.html This is third grade curriculum. Students are asked to identify exclamatory sentences. Both capitalization and punctuation are stressed as this site was set up for writing assignments. It is a good lesson for oral language, as well, as it emphasizes why the answers are correct or incorrect. A set of ten questions. An additional 40 questions are available.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s31/07/chapterA1.html This is third grade curriculum. Students are asked to identify command sentences. Both capitalization and punctuation are stressed as this site was set up for writing assignments. It is a good lesson for oral language, as well, as it emphasizes why the answers are correct or incorrect. A set of ten questions. An additional 40 questions are available.

http://www.manythings.org/c/hm-verb.cgi Here is a hangman game. Every answer is a verb. Clinicians could make this game easier for students by offering a list of clues to help generate the answer.

http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9998.html This is a really fun game. It is a set of flash cards with multiple choice answers. Students must read the card and answer as quickly as possible to score the maximum number of points. Verb questions predominate in the exercise, but other aspects of grammar are tested as well.

http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9993.html This is a really fun game. It is a set of flashcards with multiple choice answers. Students must read the card and answer as quickly as possible to score the maximum number of points. There are 56 questions in this set. All the questions are about the Statue of Liberty. A variety of grammatical knowledge is required to answer these questions.

http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9992.html This is a really fun game. It is a set of flashcards with multiple choice answers. Students must read the card and answer as quickly as possible to score the maximum number of points. There are 27 questions in this set. All the questions are about the comet LINEAR. A variety of grammatical knowledge is required to answer these questions.

http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9991.html This is a really fun game. It is a set of flashcards with multiple choice answers. Students must read the card and answer as quickly as possible to score the maximum number of points. There are 33 questions in this set. All the questions are about the health and heat - Part 1. A variety of grammatical knowledge is required to answer these questions.

http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9990.html This is a really fun game. It is a set of flashcards with multiple choice answers. Students must read the card and answer as quickly as possible to score the maximum number of points. There are 33 questions in this set. All the questions are about the health and heat - Part 2. A variety of grammatical knowledge is required to answer these questions.

http://www.manythings.org/voa/ You have just found the "Mother Load". There must be over a hundred (I didn't count them) flashcard activities where students can practice English grammar and vocabulary while reading scripts from Voice Of America's Special English programs. Not only can you practice English, but you can learn many interesting things while doing so. These quizzes are not timed, so students can proceed at their own pace.

http://www.manythings.org/fq/fq002.html Here is a cool little game. It is testing a student's ability to use the correct form of the verb swim. Choices are: Swim, Swims, Swimming, Swam or Swum. There are 24 questions and students need to fill in the correct verb tense. It's a fun flash game.

http://www.manythings.org/c/hm-verb2.cgi This is a toughie. The game is hangman. There are 788 verbs in the hangman closet. The student must spell the verb and gets only a minimal clue. Hard to guess the verbs, but the game is well constructed as it eliminates a letter once you have guessed it. Give it a try, you may surprise yourself.

http://www.manythings.org/hmjs/voa-verbs.html This could take you hours. There are 133 possible answers. All the answers are verbs. This is a hangman game. You get a simple clue and then have to guess the verb. Fun for older students.

http://www.manythings.org/qs/verbs.html This site is set up like a quiz show. Students have 30 seconds to answer as many questions as they can using the correct form of the verbs: swim, swims, swimming, swam, and swum.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/v/s/idp-verbs.html SPANISH - This site is huge. It contains 445 verbs presented in English. Students are asked to select the correct Spanish equivalent from among five choices. These words were not selected by a teacher as being words useful to learn. These are all the words contained in the dictionary. Perhaps these quizzes are only useful for very advanced students. However, there is a skip function available, so you can just skip the ones you don't want.

http://itc.sulross.edu/raustin/verbquiz.htm Here's a page you can print out. There are ten questions. In the first five you simply underline the main verb once and the helping verb twice. In the second five questions you rewrite the sentences below so that the tenses are consistent. Answers are provided.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s41/15/chapterA1.html Fourth grade level. This site asks student to differentiate between present, past, and future tense verbs. Answers are given and explanations to why the answer is correct are given also.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s61/16/chapterA1.html Sixth grade level. This site asks student to differentiate between present, past, and future tense verbs. Answers are given and explanations to why the answer is correct are given also.

http://www.learningshortcuts.com/s71/10/chapterA1.html Seventh grade task. This site asks student to differentiate between present, past, and future tense verbs. Answers are given and explanations to why the answer is correct are given also. Twenty-five questions are available.

http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/quizzes/2/unit5.html Second grade. A ten question quiz testing several aspects of verbs that second graders should know. Answers to the quiz are found at http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/quizzes/2/ans_key2.html

http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/quizzes/3/unit3.html Third grade . A ten question quiz testing several aspects of verbs that third graders should know. Answers to the quiz are found at http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/quizzes/3/ans_key3.html

http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/quizzes/4/unit3.html Fourth grade. A ten question quiz testing several aspects of verbs that fourth graders should know. Answers to the quiz are found at http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/quizzes/4/ans_key4.html

http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/quizzes/5/unit3.html Fifth grade. A ten question quiz testing several aspects of verbs that fifth graders should know. Answers to the quiz are found at http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/quizzes/5/ans_key5.html

http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/hme-quiz-directions.cgi?Grade=2&Unit=5&Topic=Verbs This is a game called Grammar Blast. Game Rules 1. Each game has 10 questions.  Each question has 4 answer choices.. Read the question and choose the answer you think is correct.  Then click the Are you right? button. If you're right on the first try, you'll get 10 points. If you're right on the second try, you'll get 5 points. If you miss the second time, we'll give you the right answer. This is second grade level.

http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/hme-quiz-directions.cgi?Grade=3&Unit=3&Topic=Verbs This is a game called Grammar Blast. Game Rules 1. Each game has 10 questions.  Each question has 4 answer choices. Read the question and choose the answer you think is correct.  Then click the Are you right? button. If you're right on the first try, you'll get 10 points. If you're right on the second try, you'll get 5 points. If you miss the second time, we'll give you the right answer. This is third grade level.

http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/hme-quiz-directions.cgi?Grade=4&Unit=3&Topic=Verbs This is a game called Grammar Blast. Game Rules 1. Each game has 10 questions.  Each question has 4 answer choices. Read the question and choose the answer you think is correct.  Then click the Are you right? button. If you're right on the first try, you'll get 10 points. If you're right on the second try, you'll get 5 points. If you miss the second time, we'll give you the right answer. This is fourth grade level.

http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/hme-quiz-directions.cgi?Grade=5&Unit=3&Topic=Verbs This is a game called Grammar Blast. Game Rules 1. Each game has 10 questions.  Each question has 4 answer choices. Read the question and choose the answer you think is correct.  Then click the Are you right? button. If you're right on the first try, you'll get 10 points. If you're right on the second try, you'll get 5 points. If you miss the second time, we'll give you the right answer. This is fifth grade level.

http://webhome.idirect.com/~cclcs/2wordverbs.html This web site offers three short stories. The sentences in the stories have blanks in them. The student must click on the blank button to see possible choices. Then a student must select one of the choices by clicking on it. All of the answers are double word verbs.

http://www.uni-lueneburg.de/einricht/fremd/fremdspr/walsh/tenses.htm 10 chances to respond. These are multiple choice type questions. A variety of different verb tenses are presented. For each of the statements there are three choices to choose from.

http://www.uni-lueneburg.de/einricht/fremd/fremdspr/walsh/tense2.htm Ten matching opportunities. Students are asked to choose the correct verb forms for the incomplete statements listed.

http://www.stuff.co.uk/phrasal.htm Here is a wild fun game for older students. It is called Phrasal Verb Dispenser. At this site a computer program allows students to choose vocabulary from one of eight categories. Once a category is selected students are asked to match a verb and a particle to the meaning which the pair communicates. The opportunities to respond are numerous.

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz64fck.htm This is fun. Students see a sentence with the verb omitted. They must type in the correct verb. The program gives immediate feedback for correct answers and provides the correct response for incorrect answers. Several different verb tenses are assessed with this activity. The verbs tested are: learn, take, do, see, never ski, wait, buy, don't finish, try, work, stand, and invite.

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz63fck.htm Same as above. Another 13 question quiz. Here the verbs are: write, smoke, come, wait, shut, hike, enter, go, never meet, get, eat, and help.

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz62fck.htm Same as above. Another 12 questions. Here the verbs are: be, leave, do, learn, never be, just finish, snow, get, stand, and sell.

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz79bdo.htm Eight multiple choice questions contrasting simple present, present progressive, past, and future tense verbs.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/js/lk/mc-verbs.html 10 multiple choice questions. Choose from a variety of verb tense forms. Easy level.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/js/ck/mc-vf02.html WOW, this exercise will take some time. 39 multiple choice questions. Easy level. All answers have to do with verb tense.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/js/dy/mc-verbform.html More easy multiple choice verb tense questions. 19 questions in all.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/js/ck/fb2-irregularverbs.html These multiple choice questions are easy. There sure are a lot of them - 87 questions in all. All the answers are irregular verb tense forms.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/js/ck/fb4-irregularverbs.htmlhttp:// Tired of common irregular verbs yet? I hope not because here are another 87 multiple choice questions testing irregular tense verbs. This is an easy level task.

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/kesl1/kgeng7.tdf This is for the little kids (children, not goats). They call this Level I. Input the correct past tense for the verb shown. A set of five, but you can ask for additional sets.

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/kesl2/kgeng7.tdf This is for the little kids (children, not goats). They call this Level 2. Input the correct past tense for the verb shown. A set of five, but you can ask for additional sets.

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/kesl3/kgeng7.tdf This is for the little kids (children, not goats). They call this Level 3. Input the correct past tense for the verb shown. A set of five, but you can ask for additional sets.

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/kesl4/kgeng7.tdf This is for the little kids (children, not goats). They call this Level 4. Input the correct past tense for the verb shown. A set of five, but you can ask for additional sets.

http://www.englishlearner.com/online/grbeg6.html 15 sentences at this site all missing their verbs. The directions for the student - Put the following sentences into the correct tense: Simple Past, Simple Present, Present Progressive or Past Progressive. Very short sentences, so this is a beginner's level task.

http://www.englishlearner.com/online/grint1.html This is a sentence rewrite task. All the verbs need to be changed. 18 sentences in all. Seems to be a medium difficult task.

http://www.englishlearner.com/online/grint3.html More of the same as the above site. They seem to be getting more difficult.

http://www.englishlearner.com/online/grint4.html A dozen sentences that are missing the correct verb form.

http://walnut.he.net/~duber/CALL/grammar3.html Here is a very interactive web site. After logging in, students answer 10 questions which all require the correct verb form. Several different types of verbs are asked for. This is a pretty fancy site.

http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/8255/Pres-Pas.html Here you'll be dragging words to form either simple present or past tense sentences. It's a fun activity because students get to create on the computer. Just take words from the word bin, order them correctly, and make sentences.

 

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