10 More Important Irregular Past Verbs!

Those irregular verbs! They always cause problems – why do they have to be so different? It can seem like a big challenge to remember all of the irregular verbs, but you can do it if you memorise them in small groups.


It’s important to keep improving your knowledge of these verbs step by step, so here are a few exercises to help you remember 10 important past verbs:

Irregular Past Verbs Quiz

Choose the right irregular verb at the past.

 

How did it go? Did you learn some new words? Try to write a sentence with each of these irregular past verbs to help you to remember them. You can even write them in the comments below!

When you are done, try our most common irregular past tense verbs exercise to make sure you know the key verbs!

https://scrambledeggsinglese.it/most-common-irregular-past-tense-verbs/

Learn English with the News – Two Fifths of Plants are Going to Go Extinct

Global warming is both vicious and uncertain. While we don’t know exactly how much it will affect our planet over the next few years, the question doesn’t seem to be “if” but rather “how much?” Scientists have recently speculated that many more species than previously anticipated will go extinct in the near future, inflating numbers to a much larger estimate than previously imagined.

Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Two Fifths of Plants are Going to Go Extinct | Definition Match

Match the words to the correct definition

Two Fifths of Plants are Going to Go Extinct | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Two Fifths of Plants are Going to Go Extinct | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false.

 

Full Text:

“Scientists all over the world are trying to give names to new plants before they are made extinct.
According to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew (England), plants can be used in the future for medicine, fuel and food. Plants are extremely important for the future of humans on Earth.
Species of plants are beginning to disappear due partly to climate change and partly to humans destroying many natural habitats across the world.
New studies have shown that two-fifths of the Earth’s plants are at risk of extinction. This study was conducted by more than 200 scientists in 42 countries. This research was presented on the day of the United Nations summit, which asked world leaders to take action against the loss of biodiversity.
Only a very small number of plants are being used as food and biofuels at the present time, and yet more than 7000 of them are actually eligible. This is extremely important, as many people are starving due to poverty and the global pandemic.
Around 2500 plants could also provide energy for humans, but only six crops – maize, sugarcane, soybean, palm oil, rapeseed and wheat – are currently being used.
In terms of statistics, scientists have announced that the risk of extinction is now a lot higher than they previously thought. In 2016, it was estimated that 21% of plants would become extinct. Now, it is around 39.4% – which would equal to 140,000 species!
Future medicine would really suffer due to overharvesting, with an estimated 723 plants predicted to go extinct for this reason.
In 2019, 1942 plants and 1886 fungi were discovered by scientists. This includes many species that might be valuable as food, drink, medicine, or material.”

Scrambled Eggs Radio – English Listening Exercise

Hello Everyone and Welcome Back to Scrambled Eggs Radio!
Il Listening di oggi riguarda una simulazione di una trasmissione radiofonica, con esercizi da completare per migliorare il vostro vocabolario in lingua inglese!

Forza allora, non vi resta che procedere con l’ascolto!

Come vi è sembrato – facile, difficile? Ma il bello arriva adesso, provate a ricompletare i testi che avete appena sentito.
La prima parte sarà semplice, perché avrete a disposizione le possibili espressioni o parole da introdurre, mentre il gioco si farà sempre più duro nella parte 2 e 3, dove non avrete alcun suggerimento!

Scrambled Eggs Radio - Part 1

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Scrambled Eggs Radio - Part 2

After having listened once, try to fill in the blank with the correct words.

Scrambled Eggs Radio - Part 3

After having listened once, try to fill in the blank with the correct words.

 

 

Full Text

Part 1:
“Hello and welcome back to Scrambled Eggs Radio! Thanks for tuning in. It’s advice hour with me your host, Steve Smith! Put your feet up after an exhausting day and enjoy what we hope will be a very fulfilling show. On today’s show we’ll be hearing from a lady in York who’s feeling absolutely desolate with her life. Helping people is so gratifying! We’ll also take callers throughout the programme. Our switchboard is now open, so give us a bell and let us know how you’re feeling. Have you ever considered calling in but feel too awkward? Don’t worry, we won’t bite!”

Part 2:
“So it’s time for our first caller, and we have Lisa on the line now. Good evening Lisa, welcome to the show!
– Thank you for having me.
– I understand that you’ve been having some problems Lisa..
– Well… yes.. I.. uhm
– Don’t worry, I know it’s difficult to talk on the radio, it can make people feel a little awkward, but I promise you we won’t bite!
– Ok well, well lately I’ve just been feeling absolutely desolate. My son has moved away for University, my daughter left the year before, and now I’m all alone in the house when I come home. Not only that, but my work is utterly exhausting! I’m stuck in an office cubicle all day glued to a screen. Yesterday I was so full of worry and stress that I knocked over a cup of coffee and it went all over my desk, I felt so clumsy! Then I go home and just watch TV. Life feels so meaningless.
– Oh I’m so sorry to hear about this Lisa, thank you for sharing with us, you’ve been very brave to talk about this. I think what you really need is a new hobby. Have you ever consider taking up yoga?
– Hmm, a good idea could be to do a little more physical activity, but yoga’s never really appealed to me.
– Well, it might be a good idea for you to get out more and see new people. Have you ever heard of geocaching?
– Oh, no, what’s that?
– It’s such a gratifying and fulfilling outdoor hobby, I strongly suggest that you try it. Let me tell you all about it….

Part 3:
“Some of you may remember our next caller from a show a couple of months ago, Lisa from York. Last time we heard her very honest and moving tale about the despair in her life. Let’s catch up with her now. Lisa, welcome back.
– Thanks for having me back on!
– You’re welcome Lisa. Tell us, how have things been going?
– Well, your advice was absolutely life-changing! Since you said that I should probably try geocaching, I’ve been doing it three times a week! Although it was a little awkward to go walking around with strangers at first, I was determined to see it through and I’ve met so many interesting people. At last I have a fulfilling hobby! It’s so satisfying when I find a hidden package, working together with my new friends. We all get on so well. Plus, I really love setting up other packages for people to find. It’s so gratifying to think about the look on their faces when they find them!
– And those desolate feelings?
– Oh I’ve gotten used to my son being away now, and my concentration is so much better at work now I feel refreshed from my hobby – no more clumsy accidents! I’ve managed to really cut down on the amount of time I waste in front of the TV. My energy levels already feel higher due to the extra exercise I’m doing, it doesn’t even feel that exhausting to go to work anymore! It might be a good idea for all your listeners to try it! 
– Haha well thank you so much for your update, we’ll be right back after the news with Richard from Leicester, who has a problem with his tennis partner…”