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1 Putting It Together Sue Nicholson– French teacher Stantonbury Campus An ER verb assembly kitSue Nicholson– French teacherStantonbury Campus
2 Putting It Together Owner’s Manual Setup Getting Started FAQ’s An ER verb assembly kitSetupGetting StartedFAQ’sProjectsA do-it-yourself program for constructing complete thoughts and actions using regular ER verbs Owner’s Manual
3 SetupThe process of verb conjugationParts and accessories
4 La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb ConjugationSo what is conjugation? What does “conjugate” mean?In grammatical terms, it’s…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? Don’t you worry. We conjugate verbs in English every day! How???
5 La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb ConjugationWatch carefully as our verb repair specialty crew conjugates an English verb in the present tense.to beI am We areYou are You (pl) areHe/She is They are
6 La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb ConjugationDon’t they do excellent work? Here are some other familiar projects:to eatto danceI dance We danceYou dance You (pl) danceHe/She dances They danceI eat We eatYou eat You (pl) eatHe/She eats They eatIs it making sense yet? We change “to dance” to “dance” or “dances” depending on who we’re talking about (I, You, They). The same goes for “to eat.” Try a few on your own:
7 La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb ConjugationHere are a few verbs try. Remember to use the present tense!to watchto workI watch We watchYou watch You (pl) watchHe/She watches They watchI work We workYou work You (pl) workHe/She works They workHow did you do?C’est facile, n’est-ce pas?
8 La Conjugaison des Verbes Verb ConjugationWould 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! It’s the same way with the French language.Now that you are experts, lets check out the nuts and bolts of conjugating French verbs.
9 La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and AccessoriesIn order to be a successful verb conjugator, you will need to know the following 4 terms:Subject-The person or thing doing the action (je, vous, la télé)Infinitive-The verb by itself: danser, parler, inviter, regarderWhat others can you name?travaillerhabiterorganiserécouterchanterStem-The verb without the er: dans, parl, invit, regard
10 La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and AccessoriesAnd most importantly:Ending-The combination of letters that we put in place of the “er” that we dropped earlier. Each pronoun has it’s own ending to be used.Below is a chart that gives these endings-ER EndingsJee [—]Nousons [ohn]Tues [—]Vousez [eh]Il/ ElleIls/Ellesent [—]
11 La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and AccessoriesOr think of it this way:SubjectInfinitiveStemEndingThe worker:The drill packaging:The drill: (packaging removed)The drill bits:ere, es, e, ons, ez, entJe, Tu, Nous, la fille, Ilsaimer, danser, chanter, parleraim, dans, chant, parlThe worker chooses the bit for each drill!!!
12 La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and AccessoriesOk, here’s the drill : Try to conjugate these French verbs by following the 4 simple step:1. Take note of the worker2. Choose your drill package3. Remove ALL er packaging from the drill (how else are you going to use it?)Select the correct bit for the worker given*Notice, there are 6 workers for each verb!*parlerJeNousTuVousIl/ElleIls/Elles
13 La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and AccessoriesparlerjouerJeNousJeNousTuVousTuVousIl/ElleIls/EllesIl/ElleIls/ElleshabiteraimerJeNousJeNousTuVousTuVousIl/ElleIls/EllesIl/ElleIls/EllesGo to the next page to see how you did!
14 La Conjugaison des Verbes Parts and AccessoriesparlerjouerJe parleNous parlonsJe joueNous jouonsTu parlesVous parlezTu jouesVous jouezIl/Elle parleIls/Elles parlentIl/Elle joueIls/Elles jouenthabiteraimerJ’habiteNous habitonsJ’aimeNous aimonsTu habitesVous habitezTu aimesVous aimezIl/Elle habiteIls/Elles habitentIl/Elle aimeIls/Elles aimentHow did you do? Ready for a new twist?
16 Surveying the Foundation Parts ReviewSurveying the FoundationYou should know the following terms before proceeding:-conjugate-subject-infinitive-stem-endingRemember, when putting something together, it’s 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.
17 Les exemples au WebMore examples: (click on links to hear an authentic pronunciation)The above links are the internet examples (described in your packet)
18 Les ProjetsProjectsVisit the following sites and try to activities to test your newfound skills and knowledge:1. be sure to following instructions in parentheses! (click on “Français, scroll down and select Present Tense, click on Regular –ER Verbs)2.3. (you may play several times)4. (scroll down towards the bottom, starting with “fill in the blanks”)