La conjugaison des verbes réguliers au présent What is an infinitive

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La conjugaison des verbes réguliers au présent

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What is an infinitive ? How do you say it in French? Give examples in English and in French. 2.

In French, what are the verbs of… the first group? the second group? the third group? How do you say “to sell”? What group do these verbs belong to? écouter____ rendre_____ rougir____ tendre____ entendre____ garnir_____ salir____ goûter___ passer_____ habiter____ obéir_____ répondre___ 3.

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Are all French verbs regular in the present tense? What do we usually do in English to conjugate a verb in different tenses? How is it different from French? What other tenses are mentioned? “The ice cream cone”. Explain the comparison with the ice cream cone. What do the different elements refer to? What is a “terminaison”? How do we say “the stem”? How do we say “a tense”? What does the ending of a verb in French tells us?

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Copy the diagram of “je chante” and write another example Explain the comparison with “matching outfit”. 10.

How do we say “to agree a verb with the subject”? 11.

How many endings are there? 12.

Write the endings for –er verbs

Sujet

Je

Terminaison

Tu Il/elle/on How do we say “to wear”, “to arrive”, “to fall” ?

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Nous Vous Ils/elles

Terminaison

What do we have to watch for when we pronounce verbs with “ils/elles”? Practice reading out loud: ils parlent/elles jouent/les enfants bavardent/ils écoutent 13.

What is the formula to conjugate regular –er verbs ? Write it in English and in French 14.

Apply the formula and write the conjugation of “regarder”

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Endings for –ir verbs

Sujet

Je Tu Il/elle/on Conjugate finir:

Terminaison Sujet

Nous Vous Ils/elles

Terminaison

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Endings for –re verbs

Sujet

Je Tu Il/elle/on Conjugate vendre:

Terminaison Sujet

Nous Vous Ils/elles

Terminaison

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Exercices. Conjugate the verbs in the present tense 1.

(garder) Les grands-parents _______________ leurs petits-enfants 2.

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(choisir) Je ___________________ d’étudier le français (vendre) Le vendeur _______________ des chaussures (rendre) Nous _____________________ les livres à la bibliothèque (obéir) Ils _____________________ à leurs parents (jouer) Vous ____________________ bien au foot (répondre) Tu ________________________ au téléphone (punir) Nous __________________ les mauvais enfants 9.

(travailler) Tu ___________________ tous les dimanches 10.

(rougir) Elle ____________________ quand elle a chaud

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