Level A2 - 20 Common Irregular Verbs - Present Tense
Learn, practice, and master 20 verbs that you'll use all the time!
Level A2 - 20 Common Irregular French Verbs - Present Tense
In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate and use twenty of the most common irregular French verbs in meaningful context. Lots of practice cards and audio resources are included, so you can be sure you're pronouncing everything correctly. This lesson doesn't stop at simple conjugations! Read the steps below to see all of the different ways you can use the included materials.
- Conjugation chart - 20 verbs
- Audio - Conjugations - 20 separate files for you to listen and repeat as you learn
- Blank chart - Write the conjugations
- 120 practice cards - A different sentence is written on each card, and you have to conjugate the verb in parentheses
- Practice cards answer key - Check your work, and read the English translations of each sentence
- Audio - Practice cards - All 120 sentences from the cards are read slowly two time, giving you time to listen and repeat.
This lesson is included in my FRENCH PROGRAM FOR SELF-LEARNERS .
Step 1: Download your conjugation chart and keep it as a handy reference as you move on to STEP 2.
Step 2: Use the 20 audio recordings to listen and repeat each conjugation. Read along on your conjugation chart.
Step 3: Download your blank conjugation chart. When you're ready, listen to the audio again and fill in the chart. Check your work to be sure you've spelled everything correctly.
Step 4: Still using your blank conjugation chart, fill it in without listening to the audio. Can you remember all of the irregular conjugations? Be sure to check your work using the chart from STEP 1.
Step 5: It's time to get some real exposure to these verbs! Use your set of 120 practice cards to see many ways to use them in sentences. Read the sentences aloud, do your best with pronunciation (I'll help you with that in STEP 6) and be sure to conjugate the infinitive in parentheses. Check your work using the answer key provided, and you can also read the English translations. Take note of all the new vocabulary you will learn!
Step 6: Practice and improve your pronunciation and fluency while listening to audio recordings of all 120 practice cards. Use your answer key to read along as you listen and repeat each sentence. The recordings are divided into groups of 10 sentences each.
Step 7: Listen to the audio recordings of the practice cards again, and this time try to repeat without looking at your answer sheet. If you've followed all of the steps (maybe even several times) you will feel confident and familiar with the content, and you will be ready for success! Repeat this step often!
Jennifer is originally from Louisiana, and has been teaching French for over 20 years. She has been living in France with her husband and children since 2013, and continues to teach French both online and locally. She completed a BA in French and English, and taught French and moved to France for a year before completing an MA degree in French literature and language. While living in the US, she taught French for 15 years at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men.