Verb Drills 1 - Lesson 10
Italian verbs in the Passato Remoto / Essere and AvereAfter this class you should;
be able to conjugate essere and avere in the Passato Remoto as well as in 5 other tenses
should be able to identify verbs used in the Passato Remoto
have a good understanding of what the passato remoto is and when it is used
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Class DialogTry to learn how to say everything below in Italian (using the simple present tense for the progressive present), print out and bring the printable form of this dialog and be prepared to say the dialog below for one of the persons in class.
Person #1 – ________, can I ask you a question? (una domanda)?
Person #2 – Yes __________, I am ready, what is it?
Person #1 – Do you remember when you used to always be tired (stanco)?
Person #2 – Yes, when I was a student, I used to always be tired because I had too much homework (compiti). Why?
Person #1 – Tomorrow I will be at school and tomorrow night I will have too much homework.
Person #2 – You will do fine, you are very intelligent.
Person #1 – I know but the day after tomorrow (dopo domani) I will be too tired to help you!
Person #2 – We will not be too tired. You will see. We will not have too much to do.
Person #1 – The owners of slaves (padroni degli schiavi) in Rome were so!
Person #2 – What? Be an adult (adulto)!
Person #1 – Really? Be an adult? You say this to mean after you have been mean?
Person #2 – I have been mean? Excuse me? Are you hungry?
Person #1 – No, I am not hungry but…
Person #2 – Were you hungry yesterday? Will you be hungry tomorrow?
Person #1 – No, I have always had all that I need.
Person#2 – Want more money (denaro)? Have some!
Person#1 – No thank you, I have enough.
Person#2 – Why do you have enough?
Person #1 – Because you always give me everything I need. But we have to wash 28 cars tomorrow!
Person #2 – And what are you saying?
Person #1 – Daddy (Mommy), I am only 5!
printable class dialog
You can learn more about the passato remoto tense on these pages of the following books.
290 - 293 (page #'s may vary as I have an older edition) of "Ciao" by Carla Federici & Carla Larese Riga, copyright 1986.
133 - 137 of the book "Complete Italian Grammar" by Marcel Dansesi, copyright 1976.
266 - 272 of the book "Italian Grammar Drills" by Paola Nanni-Tate, copyright 2007.
44 - 49 of the book "Italian Verb Drills" (Third Edition) by Paola Nanni-Tate, copyright 2011.
If you do not own these books, don't worry, it is not mandatory that you do unless you were instructed to buy them at the beginning of the class. However, they can be very useful in a lot of ways and if you would like to know more about these books and where to buy them, simply go to our online bookstore or quicker yet, just click on the appropriate book below.
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