Today’s lesson focuses on an integral part of the French language – ‘re’ verbs in the present tense.
Hello, dear student. In French, they have three different types of verbs in the infinitive (er-ir-re). Learn by heart the conjugation pattern and the endings for each subject pronoun and you will be able to conjugate any regular ‘re’ verbs in the present tense.
Mastering the endings of these verbs according to the subject pronouns is paramount to speaking and writing French effectively.
In this exercise, we’ll start with multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge of these verb endings, then move on to sentence arrangement, and translation exercises. The next part will help you add appropriate endings to verbs in context.
Finally, we’ll practice rewriting sentences with different subject pronouns. This will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the usage of ‘re’ verbs in various contexts. Remember, practice is the key to mastery. Let’s get started.
1) Multiple Choice: Choose the Correct Ending
2) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – The Present Tense of ‘re’ Verbs
a) des / livres / tu / lis
Tu lis des livres.
3) Can you Translate these into French?
4) Add the Appropriate Ending Taking the Present Tense of ‘re’ Verbs into Consideration
5. Rewrite the sentence conjugating the ‘re’ verb with the subject pronoun/noun into brackets
a) J’attends avec grande joie ton arrivée dans 48 heures. (nous)
Nous attendons avec grande joie ton arrivée dans 48 heures.
Well done, student! You have completed an intensive practice session on ‘re’ verbs in the present tense in French. You have worked on identifying the correct endings, arranging sentences, translating sentences, and also rewriting sentences with different subjects.
Remember that becoming proficient in a language requires regular practice, so revisit these exercises frequently and continue to expand your knowledge.
Understanding these patterns will significantly help your proficiency in both written and spoken French. Keep up the excellent work!