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It’s since a while that I am not uploading posts on grammar. In my opinion, for a beginner is not so easy to memorize irregular verbs, that’s why I decided to make mind maps and other resources on this topic. I hope you’ll find it useful.
You can download this mind map on Biggerplate (imx file). If you don’t have the possibility to open this kind of file, just download the image from Free English Materials’ Facebook Page (Album: Mind maps)
Since there are a lot of irregular verbs I decided to make smaller mind maps for each single group. In this way, it will be easier for you to read them.
GROUP 1 – ONE WORD
GROUP 2 – TWO WORDS
- WITH ‘T’
- WITH ‘GHT’
- WITH ‘D’
– tell/ told
- SAME FORM FOR INFINITIVE AND PAST PARTICIPLE
GROUP 3 – THREE WORDS
- WITH ‘EN’
- WITH ‘E’ – ‘WN’
- WITH ‘I’- ‘A’- ‘U’
I’ll upload soon some quizzes on this topic. 😉
You can download this mind map (IMX file) here: Biggerplate
I don’t know why but I couldn’t upload the image like I usually do. That’s why it results so small and you can’t get the full-size version by clicking on it :-(. I’ll upload it on Facebook, so if you want to take a look, click on this link: Mind Maps .
- Look, I am not some college student you can shout at.
- He shouted to me from the other side of the street.
If you want you can download this mind map as imx file here: Biggerplate.
- I’m really into it.
This means you’re interested in an activity or a subject.
Ex. I’m really into gardening, but these squirrels keep messing with my tomatoes.
- I’m fond of it.
This means you have liked something for a long time or may have an emotional attachment with something.
Ex. He is fond of this kind of music.
- I’m keen on it.
This just means that you’re interested in something and you want to learn more about it.
Ex. I’m keen on learning English.
- I’m mad about it.
I love doing something and I do it a lot.
Ex. It’s a real tragedy, I love this woman, I’m mad about her.
- I’m crazy about it.
This is the same as “I’m mad about it”.
Ex. Finnish women are crazy about cars.
- I can’t get enough of …
This means that I love doing it and I don’t want to stop.
Ex. Yeah, I can’t get enough of new wave.
- I have got a soft spot for …
You like someone a little more than other people.
Ex. No, don’t tell me you’ve got a soft spot for this guy.
- I fancy him/her
You think that he/she is attractive, good looking.
Ex. I mean, she may fancy him, but she’d never act on it.
- It appeals to me.
It sounds/ looks great. I like the idea of it.
Ex. In his report, Mr Szejna has opted for a wide approach, which appeals to me.
- It goes down well. (With people)
This means that other people like something that you do.
Ex. The presentation went down really well with the class.
- It’s to my liking.
A very formal way to sai “I like it”.
Ex. The colour of the paint is just to my liking!
- I’m partial to it.
It means that I like to eat or drink something, maybe too much.
Ex. I like all the food here, but I’m particularly partial to the fried chicken.
- I’m attached to it/you/him/her/them.
I like it a lot, and if I lost it, I would be sad.
Ex. Giovanna, I admit that I’m very attached to you.
- I’m addicted to …
It means that I like it so much that I can’t stop doing it.
She looks nice enough, but she lies on her taxes and she’s addicted to painkillers.
- I have grown to like …
I didn’t like it at first, but now I do.
Ex. I’ve grown to like the music of Radiohead.
- I am passionate about it.
This means I’m really interested and excited about it.
Ex. Julia runs the selection committee, and she’s very passionate about the candidates.
You can download this mind map on Biggerplate.
- ON TIME
– Today’s flight is on time. Departure is 10:30 am. (=the flight will leave on time, it’s on schedule to leave at 10:30 am)
– Remember to be on time for work tomorrow or I will fire you! (=do not be late)
– He starts a new job at the railway station tomorrow and he wants to be on time for work. (= he doesn’t want to be late)
- IN TIME
– Will you be home in time for lunch? (= soon enough for lunch)
– He was just in time for the last train. (= he was almost too late)
– The plot to assassinate the president was discovered just in time. (= they could find the hit man before it was too late, otherwise, the president would have been murdered)
Video on this topic:
Now you are ready to test your knowledge on this topic :-).