Regular and Irregular Verbs

Regular and Irregular Verbs
be was/were being
buy a newspaper bought buying
call a taxi called calling
come here came coming
cook dinner cooked cooking
dance the tango danced dancing
do did doing
exercise/ housework/ your homework
draw a picture drew drawing
drink coffee drank drinking
drive a VW drove driving
eat fast food ate eating
find some money found finding
finish work finished finishing
get got getting
a newspaper/a taxi/an e-mail/dressed
home (arrive)/to work (arrive)/get up late
give her a present gave giving
go went going
away for a week/by bus/for a walk
home/out on Friday/shopping
to bed/to work/to church/to class/to a restaurant
to the beach/to the cinema/to the gym
have had having
a coffee/a sandwich/a drink/a good time
children/a car/a shower/breakfast/lunch/dinner
hear a noise heard hearing
help someone helped helping
like animals liked liking
listen to the radio listened listening
live in a flat lived living
look for your keys looked looking
make the dinner made making
meet a friend met meeting
paint a picture painted painting
play played playing
chess/tennis/the guitar
read a newspaper read /red/ reading
ride a bike rode riding
run a race ran running
say goodbye said saying
see a film saw seeing
sing a song sang singing
sleep for seven hours slept sleeping
smoke a cigarette smoked smoking
speak German spoke speaking
start work started starting
study economics studied studying
swim every day swam swimming
take took taking
photos/the dog out for a walk/your umbrella
talk to a friend talked talking
tell me a secret told telling
travel by plane travelled travelling
turn on the TV turned turning
use a computer used using
wait for a bus waited waiting
wake up early woke waking
walk home walked walking
watch television watched watching
wear glasses wore wearing
work in an office worked working
write a sentence wrote writing

Advertisements (so/such … that)

Advertisements (adverts / ads)

A. Fairy Liquid (example)
  1. It lasts so long that … you won’t need to buy it very often.
  2. It lasts for such a long time that …
  3. It’s so long-lasting that…
  4. It’s such a long-lasting product that …
  5. Just one bottle will do so much that …
  6. You can wash so many plates with just one bottle that …
  7. You can do so much washing-up with just one bottle that …

B. Duracell (Exercise: solutions below)
  1. Duracell batteries are __________ good that they almost never run out.
  2. They’re __________ good batteries that they almost never run out.
  3. They work __________ well that they almost never run out.
  4. With Duracell you can use your device __________    __________ times that the batteries will last for years.
  5. With Duracell you can use your device __________ often that the batteries will last for years.

C. Superglue (Exercise: solutions below)
  1. It sticks things __________  fast that it could trap a mouse.
  2. It’s __________ fast-acting glue that it could trap a mouse.
  3. Its strength is __________ great that nothing will ever come unstuck.
  4. Superglue can stick __________  a lot of different materials that you can use it to mend almost anything.
  5. Superglue can stick __________     __________ different materials that you can use it to mend almost anything.

D. Peugeot (Exercise: solutions below)
  1. You can rely on a Peugeot car  __________    __________ that you won’t need to take it to the garage except for routine services.
  2. Peugeot cars are __________ reliable that you’ll hardly ever need to take yours to the garage.
  3. You can drive __________ a long way in your Peugeot, without taking it to the garage, that you’ll save a fortune on repair bills.
  4. Peugeot cars have __________  a reputation for reliability that you should buy one without a doubt.
  5. Peugeot cars are __________ good value for money that you’ll never regret buying one.


B. Duracell

  1. so
  2. such
  3. so
  4. so many
  5. so
C. Superglue
  1. so 
  2. such 
  3. so
  4. such
  5. so many
D. Peugeot
  1. so much
  2. so
  3. such
  4. such
  5. such
  • Write five sentences of your own to advertise the following products.
  • You don’t need to use the words given in the prompts: just use your imagination!

1. Product – A breakfast cereal

Characteristic – crunchy

Benefit – enjoyment

2. Product –  An Internet connection

Characteristic – fast

Benefit – saving time

3. Product –  Lipstick

Characteristic – glossy

Benefit – attractiveness

4. Product –  A children’s toy

Characteristic – adaptable

Benefit – hours of entertainment

5. Product –  Language classes

Characteristic – up to date

Benefit – motivation