BEGIN, BEGAN, BEGUN
I guess that all of you recognise "begin, began, begun" because most Spanish people know the irregular verbs by heart (de memoria). I assume that lots of you have suffered while trying to remember all the different forms of the irregular verbs because I am sure that it is not easy. To be honest, I think I would find it difficult and boring.
The good news is that it was not a waste (malgastar) of time. The past tense is important! When we coach our students one of the key aims is to make sure that the student can use the past tense in a natural way!
Hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.