- Special Verb Practice: Write a story in past tense using each of the verbs on our special 13 list! Be prepared to draft a partner on Friday to act out your story while you read it aloud to the class.
- Past Tense Practice: Translate the following sentences, using être as helping verb and treating participles like adjectives that have to agree with their subjects:
[10 minutes] Oral Practice, Special Verb List: Each student reads his/her 13-verb story to another student. The other student translates sentence by sentence. Then the other student gets to read his/her story, and the first student translates each sentence. Then all students repair and do it again! (In other words, you read your story to two other students, and you listen to and translate two other students' stories.)
[30 minutes] More Oral Practice, Special Verb List: CAH asks students questions about their stories.
[5 minutes] Note posting of Oral Final Exam questions and appointment schedule.
[25 minutes] Written Practice, Past Tense with être: Students put sentences from 20-line translation exercise au tableau!
- Do ten at a time; after each set, ask students to add past tense sentences that use avoir as their helping verb (CAH will offer sentences with appropriate verbs).
[20 minutes] Written/Oral Practice, Special Verb List. In large group, do as many of the following sentences out loud as possible.
|1||They are holding the cards.||They held the cards.|
|2||Are you coming back?||Have you come back?|
|3||We are trying on the swim fins.||We tried on the swim fins.|
|4||Are you helping Papa?||Did you help Papa?|
|5||The cat is not dying.||The cat did not die.|
|6||I am not killing the computer.||I did not kill the computer|
|7||The students do not know the teacher well.||The students did not know the teacher well.|
|8||Why aren't you staying in Paris?||Why didn't you stay in Paris?|
|9||We're putting the flowers here.||We put [past] the flowers here.|
|10||Juliette isn't going out tonight.||Juliette didn't go out last night.|
|11||I am stopping the car.||I stopped the car.|
|12||Are you leaving Marseille?||Have you left Marseille?|
|13||We aren't sleeping much.||We didn't sleep much.|
Les Devoirs: rien! Mais étudiez les définitions et les conjugaisons, présentes et passées composées, de nos 13 verbs especials! L'examen mardi!