Check out my blog post on the Olympics! As you watch the Summer Games, make sure you keep an eye out for references to ancient history.
Once you remember your passive endings, the first and second conjugation passive are super simple! Whatever you do for the first conjugation, do for the second conjugation... just remember the following things:
In sixth grade, we learned the first conjugation in the active and passive. In seventh grade, we learned the active and passive of the remaining conjugations: 2nd, 3rd, 3rd-io, and 4th.
How do you determine a verb's conjugation? You look at its first two principal parts.
1st conjugation: -o, -are
2nd conjugation: -eo, -ēre
3rd conjugation: -o, -ere
3rd-io conjugation: -io, -ere
4th conjugation: -io, -ire
In the next few posts, we'll review each conjugation in detail! We will speed through these in September, so these posts will be very helpful to you.
Tomorrow, I will post a review on the passive of the first and second conjugation. For now, since the first and second conjugation are so similar, I'm sharing these videos to help you review them. Remember, the main vowel in first conjugation is -a (from the infinitive -are), and the main vowel in the second conjugation is -e (from the infinitive -ēre; but don't worry about the macron... for my class, you just need it for the infinitive).
Everyone's favorite! Roman numerals can be confusing, but they are always asked about on the National Latin Exam, the Checkpoint A Exam, and in life in general. Roman numeral are used on buildings, in movie credits, in literature, in sports... everywhere! Summer is the perfect time to review Roman Numerals if they give you trouble.
I = 1, V = 5, X = 10, L = 50, C = 100, D = 500, M = 1000
Here are some things to check out if you want to review Roman Numerals.
Some helpful hints to remember as you work with Roman Numerals:
If you're on this page, that means you just finished studying seventh grade Latin. Eighth grade is a big year for us as we prepare for the National Latin Exam and the Checkpoint A (proficiency) exam. Every week, I'll be posting something new, so make sure you check back every Tuesday and Thursday for something new!
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