Verb Machine


You can make any English tense or verb form by clicking four buttons. Don't believe us? Have a go!



Hi teacher

i've got a limited vocabulary. i need a method that can help me brush my english vocabulary up fast.

Hi sip_katy,

I'm not sure I can suggest a 'quick' method. It's a question of how much time you can invest in studying; if there was a quick method then everyone would happily use it, but learning a language is not like taking a pill, sadly.

To improve your vocabulary I would say that it's important to do three things:

  • see new and familiar words and phrases in context
  • note down new items in an organised manner
  • practise, revise and review new items systematically

The Listen & Watch section on LearnEnglish is a great source of reading and listening materials and working through this section will help you with the first point. The more you read - magazines and newspapers, journals, short stories, novels, poems... in fact, whatever genre or kind of writing interests you - the better, and you can find an inexhaustible supply on the internet, of course.

We also recommend very strongly that you start (if you haven't already) a personal vocabulary book. Organise it by topic (sports, work, appearance, finance etc) and add new words and phrases to it as you listen, watch and read in English.

Once you have built up a small collection of items in your vocabulary book, you can use it to test yourself so you can see how well you memorise the items. Cover the meanings and/or examples and try to recall them, or to translate the words and phrases into your own language.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

This verb machine game is very nice to learn English grammar

Hello katezhizhbaia,

This is a game to test your ability to recognise different verb forms. For instructions, click on the round button in the middle of the game window with a '?' symbol on it.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

oh I can't understand the game. I can see only comments.

Hello viju1,

The games and interactive exercises on LearnEnglish require Flash-compatibility, so you should check if your device and system has this. Many mobile devices, such as tablets and phones, are not Flash-compatible, for example.

You can test your device on this page. If it is not Flash-compatible then you will need to access LearnEnglish via a different device.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi im seeking the words that are certain what we must choose after them (i mean Gerund and infenitive) if u can help me and give me a link that includes the words in a list that would be great or any other helps would be highly appreciated :)))

This doesn't work. There are no buttons. It only shows comments. Ther are no instructions, no '?'.