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 __________________ al centro comunitario, Aguas Calientes. (ir)

  2. Yo __________________ un lápiz. (tener)

  3. ¿Ud. __________________ al feria de salud? (venir)

(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


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

Audio Practice

Directions: Record yourself responding 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 eye clinic and a client walks in.

Prompt 1

Hi, I want to check my eyes.

Prompt 2

No, but I have problems with my vision. 

Prompt 3

No, for this I use glasses Who is the optometrist?

Prompt 4

Thank you!



Hi, I want to check my eyes.

- Have you had your eyes checked before?

No, but I have problems with my vision.

- Do you see everything clearly?

Do you have something for the children?

- No, I use glasses. 

Thank you!

- No problem!  I  I  907 Westwood Blvd #402, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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