L'Objectif: I am beginning to understand how to talk about the past.
We use the passé composé to say what happened, or what has happened, in the past.
I forgot/have forgotten my homework.
I won/I have won.
I missed/have missed the bus.
To form the perfect tense we first need to revise the verb avoir, to have.
Once you are comfortable with the verb avoir, now you can learn how to talk about the past!
THE PAST PARTICIPLE:
With regular er verbs, you take off the er, and add é
regarder - regardé
jouer - joué
j'ai regardé = I have watched/I watched.
tu as joué = You have watched/you watched.
il a parlé = He has spoken/He spoke.
Listen to the sentences. Are they talking about the past, present, or future? How can you tell?
Write past, present or future.
Listen again. Can you translate them into English?
Once you know how to form the past participle, you can talk about what other people did!
Task: Write in French..
1. I watched.
2. He visited.
3. They spoke.
4. I played football.
5. We visited the park.
6. She ate a hotdog.
7. I hated the film.
8. We lived in Bristol.
Extension: How many other -er verbs do you know? Can you make the past participle of them?