Beginner Lesson 4: Present Tense Verb Conjugation / Diabetes

(1) Present Tense Verb Conjugation

Description of Present Tense Verb Conjugation

  • The Spanish verbs we will be working with in this lesson end with either –ar, -er, or –ir.

  • In order to successfully conjugate them into the present tense, we have to change the endings to better fit the subject whom they are addressing.

  • The following charts show the endings that you use.

Conjugations in the Present Tense

Present Tense Verb Conjugations

Phrases Using Conjugations

Fill in the Blank Practice

Practice what you have learned by trying to complete the following phrases by conjugating the verb in parenthesis. To reveal the correct answer, hover over the blank box.

  1. Nosotros __________________ muchas frutas y vegetales. (comer)

  2. Yo __________________  ocho horas. (dormir)

  3. ¿Ud. __________________ mucha agua? (beber)

(2) Diabetes

​Description of Charts

  • The following two charts contain some phrases useful when speaking about diabetes to patients.

  • They include phrases about what diabetes is, what some causes are, some risks it poses, how to monitor it, and some lifestyle tips to better manage it.

Diabetes Phrases

Quizlet

Practice what you have learned with Quizlet match. Make sure to take a screenshot when you finish!

Audio Practice

Directions: Respond to the following audio prompts as if it were a real conversation. At the end, you can review a sample conversation. 

Situation: You are assisting at the blood pressure station and a client walks in.

Prompt 1

Hi, I want to check my blood pressure. 

Prompt 2

No, but I have other medical problems and I feel very stressed. 

Prompt 3

I’m not sure. Which medical conditions can come from diabetes?​

Prompt 4

Thank you! I would like to check it then.

Sample

-Hi, I want to check my blood pressure. 

Have you had your blood pressure checked before?

-No, but I have other medical problems and I feel very stressed. 

We can check your blood pressure today. Do you have history of diabetes in your family?

- I’m not sure. Which medical conditions can come from diabetes?

The medical conditions that can come from diabetes are bad vision high blood pressure. 

- Thank you! I would like to check it, then.​

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