Level A1 - Regular French Verbs Ending in -ER

Learn -ER verbs in the present, past, and future tenses

Regular French Verbs Ending in -ER: Present, Passé Composé, and Futur Simple Tenses

A very high percentage of verbs in French end in -ER. These are for the most part regular verbs, and their conjugations follow a set pattern in the présent, passé composé, and even in the futur simple! That's why this lesson is appropriate for Level A1 even though you usually don't learn the past and future tenses until later on. You're going to learn so many verbs, and imagine how great it will feel to use them in 3 tenses!
STEP 1 ➯ Download your 10 page lesson guide and get ready to take notes.

STEP 2 ➯ Watch my 16 minute video presentation of the lesson and follow along with your lesson guide.

STEP 3 ➯ Download and complete your first exercise. It's in the present tense, multiple choice, and you have to choose which verb fits according to context.

STEP 4 ➯ Download your list of 54 common -ER verbs. You'll receive a QUIZLET study set to help you memorize the French verbs with their English translations. For each verb, you get an example sentence written in French with English translations.

STEP 5 ➯ Audio recording - 13 minutes. Read along on your list from Step 4 as you listen to an audio recording of each French sentence. Practice reading the sentences aloud with me to practice pronunciation and oral production. Listen to the recording over and over during your commute, while you're cooking dinner, whenever you like!

STEP 6 ➯ Complete four exercises using -ER verbs. The first one is in the present tense, the second is in the passé composé, the third is in the futur simple, and the fourth is a translation exercise using all three tenses. An answer key is provided.

STEP 7 ➯ Practice cards! You get 45 practice cards to help you master your new skill. Download the version with one card per page for online use, or the one with 4 per page if you prefer to print and cut them out (that's what I like to do). The instructions are simple. When you pull out a card you will see a French verb written on it with the English translation. The idea is to say three sentences aloud using the verb. One sentence in the present tense, one in the passé composé, and one in the futur simple. You can say the same sentence three times in different tenses if you like, or you can challenge yourself to make three completely different sentences per card. This is a fantastic way to put your new skill into practice!

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Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

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.

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  Lesson: Regular Verbs Ending in -ER
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