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Hi, all. Hoje eu vou testar uma ideia diferente nesse episódio do podcast Inglês Online: vou fazer uma atividade com alguns dos verbos irregulares mais comuns do inglês. Aguardo comentários, feedback, sugestões, etc. Conforme for, é um formato que pode começar a aparecer de vez em quando aqui no site!
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So here’s what we’re gonna do today: work those irregular verbs a little bit. Not all of them, of course. I’ve selected five of them and I’m gonna give you examples where I use them in the infinitive form and in the simple past form. Then, I’m gonna ask you a couple of questions and, if you feel ready, you can give them a shot and say your answer out loud.
This may be too easy for you – maybe you’re completely fluent as far as irregular verbs are concerned. What I say to you in that case is… listening to this episode can’t hurt. For everyone else, here’s the activity:
1. Bring: let’s get started with bring. Past tense: brought. Yesterday Mary brought her computer home with her. It usually stays in the office but yesterday she brought it home. So give me a full answer to this question: What did Mary bring home yesterday? She brought home her computer. My friend came to visit yesterday and brought me flowers. Yep, she brought me flowers. So what did my friend bring me yesterday? Full answer! She brought me flowers.
So how are you doing?
2. Take: let’s look at take now. Past tense: took. John took me to the opera last night. Yep, he took me to the opera. And Jennifer took offense when our teacher said that women are physically weaker than men. She took offense when the teacher said that. Alright, so where did John take me last night? He took me to the opera. John took me to the opera. And what happened when the teacher said that women are physically weaker than men? Jennifer took ofense. She took offense.
3. Come: the past form of come is came. My housemate Kate came down with the flu last week. She came down with the flu. So what did Kate come down with last week? Full answer: she came down with the flu. Kate came down with the flu. My sister came home early last night. She came home early. So did my sister come home late last night? Full answer, everyone. No, she didn’t come home late. She came home early last night.
4. Go: it’s go now. Past form: went. Simple: Where’s Jake? He went to the toilet. Jake went to the toilet. And last month a couple of my friends went to Campos do Jordão. So where did Jake go? Jake went to the toilet. He went to the toilet. And where did my friends go last month? They went to Campos do Jordão. My friends went to Campos do Jordão.
5. Say: our last verb of today is say. Past form: said. Again: said. One more time: said. My teacher said this morning that we’re doing very well. She said we’re doing very well. So what did my teacher say? She said we’re doing very well. What did she say? She said we’re doing very well. And my friend Annie said her favorite browser is Internet Explorer. That’s what she said. What did Annie say? She said her favorite browser is Explorer. Again: What did she say? She said Explorer is her favorite browser.
Now, I’m curious: how did you do? Were you able to answer all the questions fast? Let us know in the comments, and talk to you next time!
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