Present tense and Regular -er verbs

Present tense and Regular -er verbs

Learning Objectives 

  • Introduction to the three verb groups and the present tense
  • Be able to recognize regular -er verbs and conjugate them in the present tense
  • Be able to talk about what you like
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Key Words & Phrases

  • Aimer
  • Adorer
  • Détester
  • Jouer au football
  • Jouer aux jeux vidéo
  • Jouer du piano
  • Ecouter de la musique
  • Regarder la télévision
  • Regarder des films / des séries
  • Dessiner
  • Chanter
  • Danser
  • Etudier
  • Marcher
  • Cuisiner
  • Jardiner
  • Bricoler


The three verb groups

Regular -er verbs


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ToLearnFrench: Practice conjugating regular -er verbs Quiz on activities

Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below. 

Antoine, the pen pal you made on your language app, is practicing asking questions (you will be learning how to in the next lesson!) and he sent you a few questions. Try to answer them as best as you can.

  • Quelles langues parles-tu ?
  • Quel sport aimes-tu ?
  • Quels films ou quelles séries regardes-tu ?

Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below. 

Partner Speaking Exercise:

Tell your partner about activities you like doing on the weekend using “aimer + infinitive”. Then, ask your partner: “Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire le week-end ?”.

Independent Speaking Exercise:

Think of at least five sentences about things you like and speak them out loud. Try to use both constructions “aimer/adorer/détester + noun” and “aimer/adorer/détester + infinitive”.

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module

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