This is a list of the most important irregular verbs in the English language which have been divided into CEFR levels and the irregular verbs in this B2 section have been put into sets according to the frequency of the verb.

Below you will find three tests to test your knowledge.

The first column is the infinitive of the verb, the second column is the Simple Past Tense and the third column is the Past Participle.

InfinitiveSimple PastPast ParticipleMeaning
To broadcastbroadcast/broadcastedbroadcast/broadcastedhttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/broadcast
To forbidforbadeforbiddenhttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/forbid
To overcomeovercameovercomehttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/overcome
To sweepsweptswepthttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sweep
To breedbredbredhttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/breed
To slideslidslidhttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/slide
To thrustthrustthrusthttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/thrust
To leanleant/leanedleant/leanedhttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lean
To shrinkshrankshrunkhttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/shrink
To stingstangstunghttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sting

Essential B2 Irregular Verbs - Set Two

Test your irregular verbs

Essential B2 Irregular Verbs Set Two - Simple Past

Write the simple past forms of the irregular verb shown.
1.
broadcast - or
2.
forbid -
3.
overcome -
4.
sweep -
5.
breed -
6.
slide -
7.
thrust -
8.
lean - or
9.
shrink -
10.
sting -

Essential B2 Irregular Verbs Set Two - Past Participle

Write the past participle forms of the irregular verb shown.
1.
broadcast - or
2.
forbid -
3.
overcome -
4.
sweep -
5.
breed -
6.
slide -
7.
thrust -
8.
lean - or
9.
shrink -
10.
sting -

Essential B2 Irregular Verbs Set Two - Infinitive

Write the infinitive forms of the irregular verb shown.
1.
broadcast -
2.
forbidden -
3.
overcome -
4.
swept -
5.
bred -
6.
slid -
7.
thrust -
8.
leant -
9.
shrunk -
10.
stung -

Lists are derived from an internet corpus assembled by the English Grammar Club with use of the university of Lancaster’s LancsBox 5.1.2 software.

Category: Irregular Verbs

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