English Vocabulary for Verbs

Learn Common Verbs in English

This is a lesson to help you learn common verbs in English. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

The games and flashcards are currently set to test the following [wait...] words:

Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
Ranking (Clicks)

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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "verbs" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

Here is the word library for this game:

"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "verbs" category:
  • run, serve, shiver, shout, shower, sing, sleep, stop, study, sweep, throw, use, vomit, wake, walk, wash up, wash, wear, work, worry, write, answer, ask, bounce, brush, carry, catch, celebrate, cook, cry, dance, eat, explore, fear, fight, hate, hear, hold, jump, laugh, lie, like, listen, love, miss, paint, play, read, recycle
run

run

  • She loves to run in the park every morning.
  • He had to run to catch the bus.
  • They decided to run a marathon together.
serve

serve

  • The waiter will serve your food shortly.
  • She wanted to serve her community by volunteering at the local shelter.
  • He will serve as the captain of the team this season.
shiver

shiver

  • She began to shiver in the cold winter wind.
  • After swimming in the chilly lake, they started to shiver.
  • He couldn't stop shivering when he stepped out of the icy water.
shout

shout

  • She had to shout to be heard over the loud music.
  • He tends to shout when he gets excited.
  • They could hear someone shouting from a distance.
shower

shower

  • He likes to take a shower every morning to wake up.
  • She decided to shower after a long day at the beach.
  • They took a quick shower before going out to dinner.
sing

sing

  • She loves to sing her favorite songs in the shower.
  • He was asked to sing at the school talent show.
  • They joined a choir to learn how to sing harmoniously.
sleep

sleep

  • She needs to get enough sleep to feel refreshed in the morning.
  • He often has vivid dreams when he sleeps.
  • They decided to sleep early to be well-rested for the big day.
stop

stop

  • She asked him to stop talking during the movie.
  • He had to stop the car suddenly to avoid an accident.
  • They decided to stop for a quick break during their road trip.
study

study

  • She needs to study for her upcoming exams.
  • He spends hours in the library to study for his research project.
  • They formed a study group to help each other study more effectively.
sweep

sweep

  • She grabbed a broom to sweep the leaves from the porch.
  • He volunteered to sweep the classroom after school.
  • They hired a cleaning service to sweep and mop the entire house.
throw

throw

  • She can throw a baseball really far.
  • He decided to throw a surprise party for his friend's birthday.
  • They like to throw frisbees at the beach during the summer.
use

use

  • She knows how to use a computer very well.
  • He had to use a map to find his way to the new restaurant.
  • They learned how to use a compass for orienteering.
vomit

vomit

  • She felt nauseous and had to vomit.
  • He drank too much and ended up vomiting in the bathroom.
  • They rushed to the doctor when their child started to vomit repeatedly.
wake

wake

  • She set an alarm clock to wake her up in the morning.
  • He was surprised to wake up to the sound of birds singing outside.
  • They had to wake their friend from a deep sleep to catch their flight.
walk

walk

  • She likes to walk in the park to relax.
  • He decided to walk to work instead of taking the bus.
  • They took their dog for a long walk by the river.
wash up

wash up

  • She always makes sure to wash up before dinner.
  • He offered to wash up the dishes after the meal.
  • They like to wash up together in the morning to save time.
wash

wash

  • She needs to wash her clothes before the trip.
  • He decided to wash the car on a sunny day.
  • They took turns to wash the windows for spring cleaning.
wear

wear

  • She likes to wear colorful dresses in the summer.
  • He had to wear a suit and tie for the job interview.
  • They chose to wear comfortable shoes for the long hike.
work

work

  • She has to work late to finish her project.
  • He enjoys his work as a teacher because he loves kids.
  • They plan to work together on the upcoming presentation.
worry

worry

  • She tends to worry about things even when there's no need to.
  • He couldn't help but worry about his friend's safety during the storm.
  • They decided not to worry about the small details and just enjoy the trip.
write

write

  • She enjoys using her notebook to write stories.
  • He needs to write a thank-you letter for the birthday gift.
  • They decided to write a letter to their grandparents to stay in touch.
answer

answer

  • She was the first to answer the teacher's question.
  • He couldn't wait for his turn to answer the quiz.
  • They discussed the problem together before they could answer it correctly.
ask

ask

  • She likes to ask questions to learn new things.
  • He needed to ask for directions to find the museum.
  • They decided to ask their parents for permission to go on the trip.
bounce

bounce

  • She watched the ball bounce up and down.
  • He likes to bounce on the trampoline at the playground.
  • They played with a rubber ball that could bounce really high.
brush

brush

  • She used a hairbrush to brush her long hair.
  • He decided to brush his dog's fur to keep it clean.
  • They carefully brushed the dust off the old book before reading it.
carry

carry

  • She needed to carry her heavy backpack to school.
  • He offered to carry the groceries for his mother.
  • They decided to carry their picnic basket to the park for lunch.
catch

catch

  • She can catch a ball with one hand.
  • He tried to catch the flying frisbee in the air.
  • They played a game of tag and tried to catch each other.
celebrate

celebrate

  • She likes to celebrate her birthday with a big party.
  • He and his friends will celebrate their graduation next week.
  • They decided to celebrate their anniversary with a romantic dinner.
cook

cook

  • She learned to cook delicious meals from her grandmother.
  • He enjoys experimenting with different ingredients when he cooks.
  • They decided to cook a special dinner for their family.
cry

cry

  • She tends to cry when she watches sad movies.
  • He didn't want to cry in front of others, so he went to his room.
  • They comforted their friend when they saw her crying after the game.
dance

dance

  • She loves to dance to her favorite songs at parties.
  • He took dance lessons to learn how to dance salsa.
  • They had a great time at the school dance, dancing with their friends.
eat

eat

  • She enjoys going to her favorite restaurant to eat pizza.
  • He likes to eat fruits and vegetables to stay healthy.
  • They decided to eat breakfast together before starting their day.
explore

explore

  • She dreams of traveling to new places to explore different cultures.
  • He and his friends like to explore the nearby forest during the summer.
  • They planned a trip to explore historical landmarks in the city.
fear

fear

  • She has a deep fear of heights and avoids tall buildings.
  • He had to overcome his fear of public speaking for his job.
  • They comforted their child's fear of the dark by leaving a nightlight on.
fight

fight

  • She believes in peaceful solutions and doesn't like to fight with others.
  • He had a disagreement with his friend, but they resolved it without a physical fight.
  • They decided to fight for their rights by participating in a protest.
hate

hate

  • She doesn't hate anyone and believes in forgiveness.
  • He realized that he didn't really hate the new student; he was just shy.
  • They discussed why it's important not to hate people who are different from them.
hear

hear

  • She could hear the birds singing outside her window.
  • He had trouble focusing because he could hear his neighbor's loud music.
  • They were excited to hear the news of their friend's engagement.
hold

hold

  • She had to hold her sister's hand to cross the busy street safely.
  • He decided to hold onto the precious family heirloom.
  • They couldn't help but hold each other during the emotional movie scene.
jump

jump

  • She likes to jump on the trampoline for fun.
  • He needed to jump over the puddle to avoid getting his shoes wet.
  • They watched the athletes jump over the hurdles in the race.
laugh

laugh

  • She couldn't help but laugh at the comedian's jokes.
  • He and his friends always laugh together during their gatherings.
  • They shared a funny story that made everyone laugh at the dinner table.
lie

lie

  • She doesn't like to lie and believes in honesty.
  • He decided to lie down and rest for a while.
  • They knew it was wrong to lie about their grades to their parents.
like

like

  • She likes to read books in her free time.
  • He likes to eat ice cream on hot summer days.
  • They both like to go hiking in the mountains during the weekends.
listen

listen

  • She enjoys sitting quietly to listen to the sounds of nature.
  • He needed to listen carefully to the instructions before starting the task.
  • They decided to listen to their favorite music to relax.
love

love

  • She loves spending time with her family.
  • He loves his pet dog and takes good care of it.
  • They both love traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures.
miss

miss

  • She couldn't help but miss her best friend when they moved away.
  • He had to leave early and missed the exciting part of the movie.
  • They miss their hometown and plan to visit soon.
paint

paint

  • She likes to paint beautiful landscapes as a hobby.
  • He decided to paint his room a bright, cheerful color.
  • They gathered their art supplies to paint a mural on the school wall.
play

play

  • She and her friends like to play board games on weekends.
  • He used to play soccer with his classmates after school.
  • They joined a local theater group to play in a musical production.
read

read

  • She enjoys going to the library to read books.
  • He decided to read a mystery novel before going to bed.
  • They often read newspapers to stay updated on current events.
recycle

recycle

  • She makes an effort to recycle plastic and paper products.
  • He and his family collect recyclables to recycle them properly.
  • They participated in a community event to raise awareness about the importance of recycling.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.