Revisiting regular present tense verbs on a Summer camp theme!

Let us revise the regular use of Present Tense verbs and see whether we can recognize any of these tenses used in regular French web-sites:

Jouer=To play
Je joue
tu joues
Il joue
Nous jouons
Vous jouez
Ils jouent


Saisir=To grasp
Je saisis
Tu saisis
Il saisit
Nous saisissons
Vous saisissez
Ils saisissent


Rendre=To give back
Je rends
Tu rends
Il rend
Nous rendons
Vous rendez
Ils rendent

As a reminder of meanings then

Parler= To talk or to speak

E Je parle=I speak/am speaking
ES Tu parles=You speak/are speaking
E Il/ Elle/ On parle=He speak/is speaking/ She is speaking/ One is speaking/ speaks
ONS Nous parlons=We speak/ are speaking
EZ Vous parlez=You (Plural) speak/are speaking
ENT Ils/Elles parlent=They speak/ are speaking

We watch too much TV
On regarde trop de télévision

On= We/ You / They

So on parle may mean’ ones speaks, we speak, you speak or they speak’as in ‘On parle allemand ici ‘ We speak German here. German is spoken here etc.

Now , for irregular Present Tense Verbs go to:
Browse through the following web-sites to get some rich vocabulary to describe summer camp site activities in French. Have a good look at the verbs and how they are being conjugated. For example, ‘le directeur’ means ‘the director’. If the third person singular of ER verbs ends in ‘e’ and ‘Préparer’ means ‘to prepare’, to say ‘the director prepares’, you would say
‘le directeur prépare.’ Browsing through the following web-sites you are bound to find other regular endings.
Vive les vacances!
Test: Did you read through the above pages diligently? Try the following exercise yourselves and then check the original version:
Le directeur (préparer) minutieusement sa colonie de vacances en avance : il (recruter) son équipe d’animation avec l’aide de Telligo, (veiller) à la préparation des animateurs et (rédiger) le projet pédagogique. Ce document (préciser) notamment en détails quel sera le rythme des journées et quelles seront les animations thématiques ainsi que les mesures prises pour assurer la sécurité des jeunes. Ce projet est validé par l’équipe de Telligo. “Je (préparer) mes séjours plusieurs mois à l’avance, du point de vue des contenus à acquérir et des objectifs visés”, (expliquer) Zimba Benguigui, 32 ans, directrice du séjour “Bulles à gogo” de l’été 2006.

Vive les projets pédagogiques!


About angeleannandrews

I am Anglo Maltese and live in Surrey with my husband and son. I have been teaching languages for almost 30 years. Having been trained in Anthropology, I have social issues at heart. When I was nearing 50, I wished to use my talents to make money for charity. I have created 50 photo-poems which will be featuring on this site. If you wish to encourage my effort, please give a small donation to ShelterBox after reading my poems. Many people are out there actually tackling the world's problems. We may not be able to join them but every little helps.Thanks a million! Angie
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