I was absent on Friday ( funeral to attend) and a substitute filled in for me. Students completed a practice sheet to help familiarize themselves better with using the verb AVOIR to conjugate regular ER, IR and RE verbs in the past tense. The substitute teacher reviewed and corrected the practice exercises with the class.
Today I asked if there were any questions, concerns or need for clarification about the worksheet and what has been learned about Past Tense verb conjugation thus far.
We continued by doing a Dictation Exercise ( to practice listening skills and to identify past tense verb structures and general comprehension). Students listed to 8 sentences, all using Perfect Tense ( Past Tense) verb construction 3 times and were asked to write the English translations. Students then volunteered answers as we corrected the exercise together.
Students will have to use AVOIR consistently for the next few months when communicating using the past tense. They will soon learn how the verb ETRE is used to conjugate IRREGULAR verbs in the past tense. Therefore, a practice/refresher worksheet was given to students to practice, first, using AVOIR. The second side of the sheet asks students to choose the correct verb, AVOIR or ETRE and to conjugate them accordingly ( fill in the blank format).
The AVOIR side ( only) of the handout was to be completed for homework
901 & 902 Quiz - le mardi 6 octobre Past Tense Regular Verb Conjugation for ER, IR and RE verbs