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Ch 11: ER and IR Verbs in Spanish: Present Tense

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Learn about Spanish verbs ending in 'er' and 'ir' through concise video lessons that also allow you to practice using them. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your growing knowledge of Spanish.

'ER' and 'IR' Verbs in Spanish - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Boost your Spanish vocabulary and learn to conjugate various regular and novel verbs ending in 'er' and 'ir.' Instructors will show you how to speak in Spanish about everyday activities, such as eating and writing. You will learn the words for meals and foods as well as verbs related to them. You can practice using these new words in activities that focus on comprehension and vocabulary. Another lesson covers the Spanish personal 'a.' By the end of this chapter, you should know the following:

  • Words for common foods and beverages, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Important '-er' and '-ir' verbs
  • How to conjugate regular and novel '-er' and '-ir' verbs in the present tense
  • Using the personal 'a' in Spanish

Video Objective
Spanish Food Vocabulary List Study words for the foods and drinks appropriate to various meals.
Common '-Er' and '-Ir' Verbs in Spanish Learn a set of common, regular '-er' and '-ir' verbs, including 'comer', 'beber' and 'escribir'.
Conjugation of Regular '-Er' Verbs in Spanish Examine the present tense conjugations of regular '-er' verbs.
Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel '-Er' Verbs Practice conjugating novel '-er' verbs.
Present Tense Conjugation of Regular '-Ir' Verbs in Spanish Find out about the present tense conjugations of regular '-ir' verbs.
Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel '-Ir' Verbs Discover how to conjugate novel '-ir' verbs.
The Personal 'A' in Spanish Explains the concept of the personal 'a'.
Spanish Practice Activity: Using Common '-Er' and '-Ir' Verbs Explore common '-er' and '-ir' verbs to describe what students, their families and friends do during the week.
Spanish Practice Activity: Evaluate Your Comprehension of '-Er' and '-Ir' Verbs Listen to speakers describe what they eat to practice your comprehension of '-er' and '-ir' verbs.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: ER and IR Verbs in Spanish: Present Tense
Spanish Food Vocabulary List

1. Spanish Food Vocabulary List

This video will introduce students to the names of the main meals of the day, as well as foods that one might eat for each meal. The vocabulary is presented through a conversation between friends.

Common -ER and -IR Verbs in Spanish

2. Common -ER and -IR Verbs in Spanish

This video will introduce students to some common -er and -ir verbs in Spanish. All the verbs in this video are regular, and contain no orthographic or stem changes. Students will learn several new verbs and will have a brief opportunity to test their knowledge in the video.

Conjugation of Regular -ER Verbs in Spanish

3. Conjugation of Regular -ER Verbs in Spanish

This video will introduce students to the endings of regular -er verbs in the present tense. After the endings are introduced, students will see them as used with the verb 'comer,' 'to eat.'

Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -ER Verbs

4. Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -ER Verbs

This video will allow students to practice conjugating novel regular -er verbs. A quick review of the regular -er endings is followed by practice with several different regular -er verbs.

Present Tense Conjugation of Regular -IR Verbs in Spanish

5. Present Tense Conjugation of Regular -IR Verbs in Spanish

This video will introduce you to the endings of regular -ir verbs in the present tense. After the endings are introduced, we'll practice with a common -ir verb.

Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -IR Verbs

6. Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -IR Verbs

This video allows students to practice conjugating novel -ir verbs. A brief review of regular -ir verb endings is followed by practice with several new regular -ir verbs.

The Personal A in Spanish

7. The Personal A in Spanish

This video will introduce the grammar concept of the 'a' personal, or personal 'a,' in Spanish. Learn how it is used in sentences and the types of sentences in which it is not used. A brief introduction to direct objects is also included in the video.

Spanish Practice Activity: Using Common -ER and -IR Verbs

8. Spanish Practice Activity: Using Common -ER and -IR Verbs

In this video, students will hear speakers describe what they do during the week. The grammatical emphasis will be on regular -er and -ir verbs in context. After each speaker is finished, translations will be provided.

Spanish Practice Activity: Evaluate Your Comprehension of -ER and -IR Verbs

9. Spanish Practice Activity: Evaluate Your Comprehension of -ER and -IR Verbs

This video will allow students to listen to brief conversations in Spanish about what people eat and drink at various meals, with a focus on regular -er and -ir verbs. Comprehension questions will follow each one.

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