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Putting It Together An ER verb assembly kit Sue Nicholson– French teacher Stantonbury Campus
Putting It Together An ER verb assembly kit A do-it-yourself program for constructing complete thoughts and actions using regular ER verbs Setup Getting Started Projects FAQs Owners Manual
Setup The process of verb conjugation Parts and accessories
La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb Conjugation So what is conjugation? What does conjugate mean? In grammatical terms, its… Taking the regular form of the verb (such as: to have, to eat, to dance, to speak, etc) and changing it to agree with the subject of the verb (the person/object performing the action) Lost? Dont you worry. We conjugate verbs in English every day! How???
La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb Conjugation Watch carefully as our verb repair specialty crew conjugates an English verb in the present tense. to be I am We are You are You (pl) are He/She is They are
La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb Conjugation Dont they do excellent work? Here are some other familiar projects: to dance to eat I dance We dance You dance You (pl) dance He/She dances They dance I eat We eat You eat You (pl) eat He/She eats They eat Is it making sense yet? We change to dance to dance or dances depending on who were talking about (I, You, They). The same goes for to eat. Try a few on your own:
La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb Conjugation Here are a few verbs try. Remember to use the present tense! to watch I watch We watch You watch You (pl) watch He/She watches They watch to work I work We work You work You (pl) work He/She works They work How did you do? Cest facile, nest-ce pas?
Now that you are experts, lets check out the nuts and bolts of conjugating French verbs. La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb Conjugation Would you say… (click on each one) I is?You be?He are?She work? They watches?I to be? You to work? Oops! Of course not! Conjugated verbs are not interchangeable! It sounds ridiculous! Its the same way with the French language.
La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and Accessories In order to be a successful verb conjugator, you will need to know the following 4 terms: Stem- Infinitive-The verb by itself: danser, parler, inviter, regarder What others can you name? The verb without the er: dans, parl, invit, regard Subject- The person or thing doing the action (je, vous, la télé) travaillerhabiterorganiserécouterchanter
Ending- La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and Accessories And most importantly: The combination of letters that we put in place of the er that we dropped earlier. Each pronoun has its own ending to be used. Below is a chart that gives these endings -ER Endings Je e Nousons [ohn] Tues Vousez [eh] Il/ Elle e  Ils/ Elles ent 
La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and Accessories SubjectInfinitiveStemEnding The worker:The drill packaging: The drill: (packaging removed) The drill bits: Or think of it this way: aimer, danser, chanter, parler er Je, Tu, Nous, la fille, Ils aim, dans, chant, parl e, es, e, ons, ez, ent The worker chooses the bit for each drill!!!
La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and Accessories Ok, heres the drill : Try to conjugate these French verbs by following the 4 simple step: 1. Take note of the worker 2. Choose your drill package 3. Remove ALL er packaging from the drill (how else are you going to use it?) 4.Select the correct bit for the worker given *Notice, there are 6 workers for each verb!* Je Tu Il/Elle parler Nous Vous Ils/Elles
Je Tu Il/Elle parler Nous Vous Ils/Elles Je Tu Il/Elle jouer Nous Vous Ils/Elles Je Tu Il/Elle habiter Nous Vous Ils/Elles Je Tu Il/Elle aimer Nous Vous Ils/Elles La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and Accessories Go to the next page to see how you did!
Je parle Tu parles Il/Elle parle parler Nous parlons Vous parlez Ils/Elles parlent Je joue Tu joues Il/Elle joue jouer Nous jouons Vous jouez Ils/Elles jouent Jhabite Tu habites Il/Elle habite habiter Nous habitons Vous habitez Ils/Elles habitent Jaime Tu aimes Il/Elle aime aimer Nous aimons Vous aimez Ils/Elles aiment La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and Accessories How did you do? Ready for a new twist?
Getting Started Parts Review The Rule of THREE
Parts Review Surveying the Foundation You should know the following terms before proceeding: -conjugate -subject -infinitive -stem -ending Remember, when putting something together, its always better to have a strong foundation than a weak one. You want what you are making to last, right? Make sure your foundation is strong before you begin further building.
Les exemples au Web More examples: (click on links to hear an authentic pronunciation) The above links are the internet examples (described in your packet)
Les Projets Projects Visit the following sites and try to activities to test your newfound skills and knowledge: 1. be sure to following instructions in parentheses! dex.htm (click on Français, scroll down and select Present Tense, click on Regular –ER Verbs) dex.htm (you may play several times)http://www.quia.com/mc/66100.html 4. (scroll down towards the bottom, starting with fill in the blanks)http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/ver1.html