2Are more common than irregular verbs La Monde des verbesIrregular VerbsRegular verbsêtre-er verbsRegular VerbsFollow a patternAre more common than irregular verbs
3Vocabulary Mme Boyd will use: Infinitive – a verb in its dictionary form. A verb that has NOT been conjugated.Examples: parler, regarder, écouter, jouerThese example verbs all still have their –er ending and are in INFINITIVE form.Conjugate – adding endings to a verb to make it fit grammatically with the subject of the sentence.We do this in English all the time:I talk, You talk, John talks (notice, we add an s to talk to make it grammatically correct for the subject JOHN)
4How to conjugate an –er verb Infinitive: Parler – to talkDrop the ending: Parl (-er dropped)Add endings based on the subject:Je parle Nous parlonsTu parles Vous parlezIl/Elle/On parle Ils/Elles parlent
5English EquivalentJe parle (I talk/I’m talking) Nous parlons (We talk/We are talkingTu parles (you talk/You’re talking) Vous parlez (Y’all talk/You all are talking)Il parle (he talks/he is talking) Ils parlent (they talk/they are talkingElle parle (she talks/she is talking) Elles parlent (they talk/they are talking)
6New PronounOnYou should have noticed a new pronoun in the conjugation frame of PARLER.On – means people, they, or we. It is a very general term. Such as when we say something like, “They say it’s going to be windy tomorrow.”On parle français en France. – People speak french in France.It takes the same verb form as Il/Elle singular.
7Try one on your ownRegarder –Je NousTu VousIl/Elle/On Ils/Elles
8-er verbs that start with a vowel Aimer – to likeJ’aime Nous aimonsTu aimes Vous aimezIl/Elle/on aime Ils/Elles aimentNotice – we drop the “e” from the je form if the verb starts with a vowel.What other verbs on your list this chapter begin with vowels?
9Practiquez!! Replace the italicized words with each of the suggested subject pronouns. Be sure to give the correct form of the verb.Il travaille avec Marc. (Tu, Vous, Nous, Elle, Je, Ils, On)Tu habites en France. (Nous, Il, Elles, Je, On, Vous)
10Practiquez! Make a complete sentence with each of the following groups of words. Je / aimer / l’universitéClaire / étudier / le françaisNous / habiter / à New YorkLes enfants / regarder / la téléTu / aimer / la musique