The Italian present tense: the regular verbs of the first group

The Italian present tense: the regular verbs of the first group

Normally, the very first tough grammar point I touch with my students is the Italian present tense. It’s one of the very first complex grammar rules I have to teach.

 

You might have had doubts about it as well, and I cannot blame you. The first time you see a verb table with a conjugation in it, it can be quite scary.

 

However, as you know, we like to make things easy here. 🙂

 

So, I decided to break down the Italian present tense into three parts.

 

Italian verbs are divided into three groups:

  • primo gruppo (first group) > ending with -ARE
  • secondo gruppo (second group) > ending with -ERE
  • terzo gruppo (third group) > ending with -IRE

 

So, in this video we’re going to have a look at the verbs of the primo gruppo.

 

You will find a video and, as usual, a game to help you practice these verbs.

 

So, are you ready?

 

Press play and then play the game. 🙂

 

THE ITALIAN PRESENT TENSE

THE REGULAR VERBS OF THE FIRST GROUP

 

 

LET’S PLAY

Here you have a word grid. You have a few subjects with the infinitives at your right. Can you find the conjugated matching verbs in the grid? 🙂

 

Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
I help beginners of Italian take their first steps, speak from day one and learn Italian at their pace and by having fun.