French PowerPoint Presentation: Introducing the Perfect Tense for regular -er verbs. This presentation also exposes students to Je suis allé(e).
The first slide (details below) encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary and grammar: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings and grammatical rules. They then discuss the pronunciation (PPC = Perfect Pronunciation Challenge) and question each other (QFQ = Quick Fire Questions) before the teacher checks with the whole class:
All: Look at the perfect (past) tense phrases below. Translate them.
Most: What verb is in green? The word in red is called the past participle, what do you take away from and then add to the infinitive (in blue) to make the past participle?
Some: What differences can you think of between the present and perfect tenses? PPC & QFQs!
J’ai regardé la télé. (regarder)
J’ai dansé. (danser)
J’ai joué sur une console. (jouer)
J’ai surfé sur Internet. (surfer)
J’ai écouté de la musique. (écouter)
J’ai retrouvé des amis. (retrouver)
* Je suis allé(e) au cinéma. (aller)
* Je suis allé(e) à la pêche. (aller)
Then there are individual slides with pictures for each phrase which the teacher can use to check the students translation, pronunciation and rules.
Then there are multiple choice slides followed by Qu’est-ce que c’est? slides.
Slide 32 revises the structure: form of avoir + past participle.
Slide 33 elicits the full conjugation of avoir.
Slide 34 should be used to elicit how to change the infinitive into the past participle (regular -er verbs).
If you wish to mention irregular past participle use slide 35 to do so.
Slide 36 briefly introduces the idea of verbs that take être.
To practise this you may wish to use my Perfect Tense Battleships Game/ Lotto Grid.