Find someone who… Irregular past and past simple questions

This is a downloadable "find someone who" ESL activity to practise irregular past verbs and past simple questions.

Irregular past tense activity

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Language point Irregular past tense, past simple questions
Aim To practise irregular past verbs and past simple questions.
Activity Students ask and answer questions to complete a “find someone who” questionnaire.
Organisation Whole class
Preparation Make enough copies of the questionnaire for the number of students in your class.

What do I do?
  1. Hand out questionnaires.
  2. Students read through the questionnaire and think about the questions they need to ask.
  3. Students mingle, and complete the questionnaire by writing students’ names in the box if they answer “yes”.
  4. The objective is to find at least one “yes” for each question (to develop fluency, encourage students to expand on their answers, rather than just answering “yes” or “no”).

Find someone who…

spoke on the phone yesterday
ate an apple yesterday
went to see a football match last year
had a party last month
drank a cup of coffee yesterday
got up before 7am yesterday
wrote an email yesterday
made a cake last month
read a newspaper yesterday

Keith Taylor
Keith is the co-founder of Eslbase. He has been a teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years, in Indonesia, Australia, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Poland, France and now in the UK.

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