ITALIAN GRAMMAR 99 ITALIAN VERBS - MATCHING ITALIAN AND ENGLISH CARDS WITH REFERENCE, RECALL & WRITE WORKBOOK
I’ve selected 99 high-frequency Italian verbs for this resource, and the focus here is learning them in the infinitive form. These kinds of language cards are really popular with my students - they help them embed key verb vocabulary independently - they enjoy working and learning together, and there are lots of different ways to use the cards - I’ve described a number of games and activities that work well for us. Alongside the cards, I give my students a reference book with all the verbs listed alphabetically Italian-English - they use this not only when they’re learning this particular vocab, but also as a longer-term reference resource. There are 18 pages in the reference book, which also includes a Notes and Next Steps page which they revisit regularly to map progress, add new verbs they’ve learned and so on. We also use it to guide and inform whole-group discussion about learning and progress in general, which is also a really useful activity.
To help students with consolidation, recall, reading and spelling the verbs, there are three differentiated written recall challenges too:
Recall Challenge One:
The Italian verbs are all in alphabetical order, and students recall and write the English equivalent from the Italian prompt
Recall Challenge Two:
The prompt is still Italian, but now the verbs are in random, rather than alphabetical order.
Recall Challenge Three:
The prompt for this challenge is the English verb, and students recall and write the Italian equivalent.
The game card template really gets them thinking about their Italian verbs - they enjoy creating cards and quizzes for each other, and this is also a great opportunity for them to apply their language practically and creatively.
GRAZIE MILLE E BUON APPRENDIMENTO!