Year 7 looking for conjugations of “Vivir” in the article ¡Vivimos aquí!

by Britta

photo 3Sue’s Y7 students are doing detective work: They are looking for conjugations of “Vivir” in the article ¡Vivimos aquí!

I always thought this is a great starter to learning verbs: familarizing oneself with the way its conjugations look through discovering them in an authentic text.

Additionally, knowing the various ways a verb can look is a great tool for accessing written texts. It’s a fantastic reading tool. See how many conjugations your students can find in our article!

But, of course, at one point students will need background information and conjugate themselves.

And here they are: a table with the conjugation of “Vivir” in the present and further below a sudoku-style conjugation activity.

Conjugation of “Vivir” in the present

In Spanish, the category a verb belongs to is determined by the last two letters of the infinitive. All Spanish infinitives end either in -ar, -er, or -ir. “Vivir” is a pefect example of a regular “ir” verb. Here is “Vivir” conjugated in the present:

Subject Conjugation of “Vivir” English translation
yo vivo I live, am living, do live
vives you live, are living, do live
él/ella/usted vive he/she/you (formal) lives, is living, do live
nosotros vivimos we live, are living, do live
vosotros/vosotras vivís you-all/you-all (only females) live, are living, do live
ellos/ellas/ustedes viven they/they (only females) you-all (formal) live, are living, do live

Download a sudoku-style quiz based on the conjugation of “Vivir” in the present:

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