ALLER – ÊTRE – AVOIR – FAIRE: Scrambled sentences exercise

ALLER – ÊTRE – AVOIR – FAIRE:  Scrambled Sentences Exercise The following are scrambled sentences using the 4 most common verbs in the French language.  Put all of the words in the right order to form grammatically sound sentences.  Check your answers at the bottom of the page.  Click here to download this exercise on the French verbs ALLER, ÊTRE, AVOIR and FAIRE. French teachers, you can feel free to use this resource with your students. Scroll down to see my other resources for teaching être, aller, avoir and faire. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French?                                                    ALLER 1 mon / Je / aller / chien / vais / parc / avec / au 2 ce / Tu / vas / soir / parler / téléphone / au 3 États-Unis / Il / semaine / va / prochaine / voyager / aux / la 4 à / Nous / dîner / allons / la / ce / pizzeria / soir 5 allez / travailler / vendredi / Vous 6 l’addition / ne / vont / Ils / partager / pas ÊTRE 1 7h / bureau / Je / au / depuis / suis 2 téléphone / es / Tu / qui / avec / au 3 intéressante / Elle / et / très / est / jolie 4 trente / Nous / depuis / cours / sommes / français / en / de / minutes 5 France...

French Power Verb SAVOIR

 French Verb SAVOIR The verb SAVOIR means TO KNOW HOW.  Using this verb in the conditional tense is a way to speak politely in French. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Practice and master the verb SAVOIR with the quizlet study set below. Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon Lesson on POUVOIR  Lesson on VOULOIR  Lesson on DEVOIR  Lesson on ALLER Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Savoir:  Present tense conjugation Je sais I know how Nous savons We know how Tu sais You know how Vous savez You know how Il – Elle – On sait He – She – One knows how *ON SAIT also means WE KNOW HOW Ils – Elles savent They know how Savoir:  Conditional tense conjugation Je saurais I would know how Nous saurions We would know how Tu saurais You would know how Vous sauriez You would know how Il – Elle – On saurait He – She – One would know how *ON SAURAIT also means WE WOULD KNOW HOW Ils – Elles sauraient They would know how Exemples Je Je sais manger. I know how to eat. Je ne sais pas manger. I don’t know how to eat. Je saurais manger. I would know how to eat. Je ne saurrais pas manger. I would not know how to eat. Tu Tu sais voyager. You know how to travel. Tu ne sais pas voyager. You don’t know how to travel. Tu saurais voyager. You would know how to travel. Tu ne saurrais pas...

French Power Verb DEVOIR

 French Verb DEVOIR  The verb DEVOIR means MUST or TO HAVE TO.  Using this verb in the conditional tense is a way to speak politely in French. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Practice and master the verb DEVOIR with the quizlet study set below. Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon Lesson on POUVOIR Lesson on VOULOIR Lesson on SAVOIR Lesson on ALLER Devoir:  Present tense conjugation Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Je dois I have to Nous devons We have to Tu dois You have to Vous devez You have to Il – Elle – On doit He – She – One has to *ON DOIT also means WE HAVE TO Ils – Elles doivent They have to Devoir:  Conditional tense conjugation Je devrais I should Nous devrions We should Tu devrais You should Vous devriez You should Il – Elle – On devrait He – She – One should *ON DEVRAIT also means WE SHOULD Ils – Elles devraient They should Exemples Je Je dois manger. I have to eat. Je ne dois pas manger. I must not eat. Je devrais manger. I should eat. Je ne devrais pas manger. I should not eat. Tu Tu dois voyager. You have to travel. Tu ne dois pas voyager. You must not travel. Tu devrais voyager. You should travel. Tu ne devrais pas voyager. You should not travel. Il / Elle / On Il doit travailler. He has to work. Il ne doit pas travailler. He must...

French Power Verb POUVOIR

French Power Verb POUVOIR The verb POUVOIR means CAN or TO BE ABLE TO.   Using this verb in the conditional tense is a way to speak politely in French. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Practice and master the verb POUVOIR with the quizlet study set below. Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon  Lesson on VOULOIR Lesson on DEVOIR Lesson on SAVOIR Lesson on ALLER   Pouvoir:  Present tense conjugation Je peux I can Nous pouvons We can Tu peux You can Vous pouvez You can Il – Elle – On peut He – She – One can *ON PEUT also means WE CAN Ils – Elles peuvent They can Pouvoir:  Conditional tense conjugation Je pourrais I could Nous pourrions We could Tu pourrais You could Vous pourriez You could Il – Elle – On pourrait He – She – One could *ON POURRAIT also means WE COULD Ils – Elles pourraient They could Exemples Je Je peux manger. I can eat. Je ne peux pas manger. I can’t eat. Je pourrais manger. I could eat. Je ne pourrais pas manger. I would not be able to eat. Tu Tu peux voyager. You can travel. Tu ne peux pas voyager. You can’t travel. Tu pourrais voyager. You could travel. Tu ne pourrais pas voyager. You would not be able to travel. Il / Elle / On Il peut travailler. He can work. Il ne peut pas travailler. He can’t work. Il...

French Power Verb VOULOIR

French Power Verb VOULOIR The verb VOULOIR means TO WANT.  Using this verb in the conditional tense is a way to speak politely in French. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Practice and master the verb VOULOIR with the quizlet study set below. Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon Lesson on POUVOIR  Lesson on DEVOIR Lesson on SAVOIR Lesson on ALLER Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Vouloir:  Present tense conjugation Je veux I want Nous voulons We want Tu veux You want Vous voulez You want Il – Elle – On veut He – She – One wants *ON VEUT also means WE WANT Ils – Elles veulent They want Vouloir:  Conditional tense conjugation Je voudrais I would like Nous voudrions We would like Tu voudrais You would like Vous voudriez You would like Il – Elle – On voudrait He – She – One would like *ON VOUDRAIT also means WE WOULD LIKE Ils – Elles voudraient They would like Exemples Je Je veux manger. I want to eat. Je ne veux pas manger. I don’t want to eat. Je voudrais manger. I would like to eat. Je ne voudrais pas manger. I would not like to eat.  Tu Tu veux voyager. You want to travel. Tu ne veux pas voyager. You don’t want to travel. Tu voudrais voyager. You would like to travel. Tu ne voudrais pas voyager. You would not like to travel. Il / Elle / On Il veut travailler. He wants to...

French ALLER Expressions

French ALLER Expressions Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Lesson on POUVOIR Lesson on VOULOIR Lesson on DEVOIR Lesson on SAVOIR Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French?  1   aller à pied to go on foot 2   aller à vélo to go by bike 3   aller en avion to go by plane 4   aller en train to go by train 5   aller en voiture to go by car 6   aller en bus to go by bus 7   aller en bateau to go by boat 8   aller en métro to go by subway 9   aller chercher to go pick someone / something up 10 aller à la pêche to go fishing 11   Allez-y; Vas-y Go ahead 12   s’en aller to go away 13   Allons-y; On y va Let’s go 14 aller bien to be doing well 15   aller mal to be doing poorly 16 aller jouer to go play 17   aller faire les courses to go grocery shopping 18   aller prendre un bain to go take a bath 19   aller à l’école to go to school 20   aller prendre le pain to go get the bread 21   aller en France to go to France 22   aller aux États-Unis to go to the United States 23   aller au Canada to go to Canada 24   aller étudier to go study 25   aller au marché to go to the market 26   aller...

Irregular French Verb PRENDRE

Irregular French Verb PRENDRE Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici You may enjoy a similar lesson on the verb METTRE The irregular French verb PRENDRE is an important one to learn. Many times this verb is idiomatic in nature which means you wouldn’t necessarily think of using it in many ways that you should if you come from an English speaking background. In this lesson we will look at eight different ways to use the verb PRENDRE in the present and passé composé tenses. Watch the video lesson and use the text below as a support guide. There is a  QUIZLET study set at the bottom of this page to help you practice and master your new skill and start using the verb PRENDRE next time you speak French. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Present tense conjugation of PRENDRE je prends nous prenons tu prends vous prenez il – elle – on prend ils – elles prennent Passé composé conjugation of PRENDRE j’ai pris nous avons pris tu as pris vous avez pris il – elle – on a pris ils – elles ont pris Examples using PRENDRE from the video lesson to pick something up Je prends ce qu’il y a sur la table. I’m picking up what is on the table.   J’ai pris ce qu’il y avait sur la table. I picked up what was on the table. to have food or drink Tu prendras un café? Will you have a coffee?   Tu as pris...

French Verb METTRE

French Verb METTRE The irregular French verb METTRE is an important one to learn. Many times this verb is idiomatic in nature which means you wouldn’t necessarily think of using it if you come from an English speaking background. In this lesson we will look at six different ways to use the verb METTRE in the present and passé composé tenses. Watch the video lesson below and use this text lesson as a support guide. Use the QUIZLET study set at the bottom of this page  to practice and master your new skill and start using the verb METTRE next time you speak French. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French?             METTRE – TO PUT Je mets mon sac sur la table. I put my bag on the table. I am putting my bag on the table. METTRE – TO PUT ON Tu mets ton tee-shirt bleu. You put on your blue t-shirt. You are putting on your blue t-shirt. METTRE – TO SPEND TIME DOING SOMETHING Il met quinze minutes pour aller à l’école. He spends fifteen minutes going to school. METTRE – TO SET THE TABLE Nous mettons la table. We set the table. We are setting the table. METTRE – TO TURN SOMETHING ON Vous mettez la radio. You turn on the radio. You are turning on the radio. SE METTRE À – TO START DOING SOMETHING Ils se mettent à faire leurs devoirs. They are starting to do their homework. They’re starting their homework. Other ways to use the French...

French Verb FAIRE – 11 Tenses

French Verb FAIRE- 11 Tenses Learn the French Verb FAIRE – 11 Tenses using this handy chart. Use the QUIZLET study set below to practice and master the verb FAIRE. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? FAIRE – TO DO – TO MAKE Present je fais nous faisons tu fais vous faites il – elle – on fait ils – elles font Passé Composé j’ai fait nous avons fait tu as fait vous avez fait il – elle – on a fait ils – elles ont fait Imperative ———————————————————– Faisons ! Fais ! Faites ! ———————————————————– ———————————————————– Imperfect je faisais nous faisions tu faisais vous faisiez il – elle – on faisait ils – elles faisaient Simple Future je ferai nous ferons tu feras vous ferez il – elle – on fera ils – elles feront Conditional je ferais nous ferions tu ferais vous feriez il – elle – on ferait ils – elles feraient Plus-que-Parfait j’avais fait nous avions fait tu avais fait vous aviez fait il – elle – on avait fait ils – elles avaient fait Past Conditional j’aurais fait nous aurions fait tu aurais fait vous auriez fait il – elle – on aurait fait ils – elles auraient fait Future Perfect j’aurai fait nous aurons fait tu auras fait vous aurez fait il – elle – on aura fait ils – elles auront fait Subjunctive que je fasse que nous fassions que tu fasses que vous fassiez qu’il – qu’elle – qu’on fasse qu’ils – qu’elles fassent Past Subjunctive que j’aie fait que nous ayons fait...

French Verb ALLER – 11 Tenses

French Verb ALLER- 11 Tenses Learn the French Verb ALLER – 11 Tenses using this handy chart. Use the QUIZLET study set below to practice and master the verb ALLER. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? ALLER – TO GO Present je vais nous allons tu vas vous allez il – elle – on va ils – elles vont Passé Composé je suis allé(e) nous sommes allé(e)s tu es allé(e) vous êtes allé(e)(s) il – elle – on est allé(e) ils – elles sont allé(e)s Imperative ———————————————————– Allons ! Va ! Allez ! ———————————————————– ———————————————————– Imperfect j’allais nous allions tu allais vous alliez il – elle – on allait ils – elles allaient Simple Future j’irai nous irons tu iras vous irez il – elle – on ira ils – elles iront Conditional j’irais nous irions tu irais vous iriez il – elle – on irait ils – elles iraient Plus-que-Parfait j’étais allé(e) nous étions allé(e)s tu étais allé(e) vous étiez allé(e)(s) il – elle – on est allé(e) ils – elles étaient allé(e)s Past Conditional je serais allé(e) nous serions allé(e)s tu serais allé(e) vous seriez allé(e)(s) il – elle – on serait allé(e) ils – elles seront allé(e)s Future Perfect je serai allé(e) nous serions allé(e)s tu seras allé(e) vous seriez allé(e)(s) il – elle – on sera allé(e) ils – elles seront allé(e)s Subjunctive que j’aille que nous allions que tu ailles que vous alliez qu’il – qu’elle – qu’on aille qu’ils – qu’elles aillent Past Subjunctive que je sois allé(e) que nous soyons allé(e)s que tu sois...

French Verb AVOIR – 11 Tenses

French Verb AVOIR- 11 Tenses Learn the French Verb AVOIR – 11 Tenses using this handy chart. Use the QUIZLET study set below to practice and master the verb AVOIR. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? AVOIR – TO HAVE Present  j’ai nous avons tu as vous avez il – elle – on a ils – elles ont Passé Composé j’ai eu nous avons eu tu as eu vous avez eu il – elle – on a eu ils – elles ont eu Imperative ———————————————————– Ayons ! Aie ! Ayez ! ———————————————————– ———————————————————– Imperfect j’avais nous avions tu avais vous aviez il – elle – on avait ils – elles avaient Simple Future j’aurai nous aurons tu auras vous aurez il – elle – on aura ils – elles aurong Conditional j’aurais nous aurions tu aurais vous auriez il – elle – on aurait ils – elles auraient Plus-que-Parfait j’avais eu nous avions eu tu avais eu vous aviez eu il – elle – on avait eu ils – elles avaient eu Past Conditional j’aurais eu nous aurions eu tu aurais eu vous auriez eu il – elle – on aurait eu ils – elles auraient eu Future Perfect j’aurai eu nous aurons eu tu auras eu vous aurez eu il – elle – on aura eu ils – elles auront eu Subjunctive que j’aie que nous ayons que tu aies que vous ayez qu’il – qu’elle ait qu’ils – qu’elles aient Past Subjunctive que j’aie eu que nous ayons eu que tu aies eu que vous ayez eu qu’il –...

French Verb ÊTRE – 11 Tenses

French Verb ÊTRE – 11 Tenses Learn the French Verb ÊTRE – 11 Tenses using this handy chart. Use the QUIZLET study set below to practice and master the verb ÊTRE. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? ÊTRE – TO BE Present  je suis nous sommes tu es vous êtes il – elle – on est ils – elles sont Passé Composé j’ai été nous avons été tu as été vous avez été il – elle – on a été ils – elles ont été Imperative ———————————————————– Soyons ! Sois ! Soyez ! ———————————————————– ———————————————————– Imperfect j’étais nous étions tu étais vous étiez il – elle – on était ils – elles étaient Simple Future je serai nous serons tu seras vous serez il – elle – on sera ils – elles seront Conditional je serais nous serions tu serais vous seriez il – elle – on serait ils – elles seraient Plus-que-Parfait j’avais été nous avions été tu avais été vous aviez été il – elle – on avait été ils – elles avaient été Past Conditional j’aurais été nous aurions été tu aurais été vous auriez été il – elle – on aurait été ils – elles auraient été Future Perfect j’aurai été nous aurons été tu auras été vous aurez été il – elle – on aura été ils – elles auront été Subjunctive que je sois que nous soyons que tu sois que vous soyez qu’il – qu’elle – qu’on soit qu’ils – qu’elles soient Past Subjunctive que j’aie été que nous ayons été que tu aies...

French ÊTRE Expressions

French ÊTRE Expressions Click here for a FREE PDF of this list and and exercise + answer key for you to complete French ALLER Expressions Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? 1   être en train d’écouter de la musique to be in the process of listening to music 2   être dans son assiette to feel normal, like oneself 3 être sur son trente-et-un to be dressed to the nines 4   être en pleine forme to be healthy 5   être de mauvaise humeur to be in a bad mood 6   être de bonne humeur to be in a good mood 7   être dans les nuages to daydream 8   être crevé(e) to be exhausted 9   être fauché(e) to be broke (money) 10   être d’accord to be in agreement 11   être en retard to be late 12   être en avance to be early 13   être à l’heure to be on time 14   être sur le point de sortir to be about to go out 15   être au courant to be informed; to know about something 16   être en nage to be sweaty 17   être de retour to be back 18   être sorti(e) to be out 19   être pressé(e) to be in a hurry 20   être à l’aise to be at ease 21   être en colère to be angry 22   être au régime to be on a diet 23   être fatigué(e) to be tired 24   être fier (fière) de quelque...

FRENCH TASK CARDS

French Task Cards For French conversation groups, self-learners and French teachers What are task cards? On each card you’ll find a question that you can either ask yourself, and to which you will respond, or you can ask the questions to someone else who is learning to speak French.  In that way, these task cards can help you to develop your speaking skills in French. You can also use these task cards to practice your writing skills.  Read the question asked and respond to it in writing. Why task cards? The answer is simple.  Task cards guide you to use the French you already know in ways you may not have yet seen. Exercises are a great way to learn, but sometimes you need to push yourself by responding to open ended questions. Task cards are a nice alternative to worksheets which can get boring.  Download, print and cut out your French task cards and stick them in your back pocket or purse so that you can use them whenever you get the chance. How to purchase? Just click on the task cards that interest you and you will be led to my store.  Once you’re there you will be prompted to create an account.  Don’t worry, it’s easy and fast.  Once you’ve done that you can go ahead with your purchase.                      ...

Irregular French Verbs Task Cards

Irregular French Verbs Task Cards A set of 50 cards to help you practice some of the most common French irregular verbs  Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? What are task cards? On each card you’ll find a question that you can either ask yourself, and to which you will respond, or you can ask the questions to someone else who is learning to speak French.  In that way, these task cards can help you to develop your speaking skills in French. You can also use these task cards to practice your writing skills.  Read the question asked and respond to it in writing. Why task cards? The answer is simple.  These task cards guide you to use irregular French verbs in ways you may not have yet seen. Exercises are a great way to learn conjugations, but sometimes you need to push yourself by responding to open ended questions. Which verbs are used? être aller avoir faire vouloir pouvoir devoir savoir lire dire écrire rire décrire voir recevoir croire décevoir apercevoir falloir s’asseoir surprendre prendre comprendre boire pleuvoir venir obtenir connaître suivre mettre permettre promettre battre couvrir ouvrir souffrir offrir courir partir sortir dormir servir mentir conduire peindre craindre revenir devenir Sample task cards Purchase your set of 50 printable task cards French Teachers:  You may also enjoy this dice game to have your students practice irregular verb...

Faire – Causative Construction

Faire – Causative Construction Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? What is the French causative construction and how do you use it? Describes an action that is being caused by someone or something This action is not being performed by someone or something The subject of the sentence makes someone do something How is the French causative formed? Subject + Conjugated form of FAIRE + Infinitive After the infinitive you need a RECEIVER of the action that is being caused Download a PDF version of this Faire – Causative Construction lesson Je fais réparer le lave-vaisselle. I am having the dishwasher repaired. Je + fais + infinitive + receiver (le lave-vaisselle) I am making the dishwasher get repaired. Je fais manger les enfants. I’m having the children eat. Je + fais + manger + receiver (les enfants) I am making the children eat. In English, when we translate FAIRE as I AM MAKING it really sounds like we are almost forcing the receiver to do the action.  That is not how you should translate these because in French the sense of the verb FAIRE is different in the causative.  You are HAVING someone do something. Est-ce que tu vas faire laver tes chemises? Are you going to have your shirts washed? Futur Proche:  Tu + vas + faire infinitive + other infinitive + receiver (tes chemises) Are you going to make your shirts get washed? Tu fais faire un bouquet de fleurs? Are you having a bouquet of flowers made?...

French verb DEVOIR

French Verb:  DEVOIR French verb:  DEVOIR Download this free DEVOIR support guide in PDF version DEVOIR = must; to have to DEVOIR = don’t confuse “to have to” with “to have – AVOIR” DEVOIR = irregular verb conjugation You may also enjoy my comprehensive lessons on the verbs VOULOIR and POUVOIR. Devoir:  Present tense conjugation Practice & master your new skill with this Quizlet exercise created to accompany this lesson on the French irregular verb DEVOIR. 100 question exercise on Quizlet:  Vouloir, Pouvoir, Devoir Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Je dois I must / I have to Nous devons We must / We have to Tu dois You must / You have to Vous devez You must / You have to Il / Elle / On doit He / She / One must; have to Ils / Elles doivent They must / They have to Devoir:  Imperfect conjugation Je devais I was supposed to Nous devons We were supposed to Tu devais You were supposed to Vous deviez You were supposed to Il / Elle / On devait He / She / One was supposed to Ils / Elles devaient They were supposed to Devoir:  Passé Composé conjugation J’ai dû I had to Nous avons dû We had to Tu as dû You had to Vous avez dû You had to Il / Elle / On a dû He / She / One had to Ils / Elles ont dû They had to Exemples Je Je suis désolée, je dois partir. I’m sorry, I have to leave. Je devais...

French verb VOULOIR

French Verb:  VOULOIR Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Practice and master the verb VOULOIR with the quizlet study set below. Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon French verb:  Vouloir VOULOIR = to want VOULOIR = irregular verb conjugation VOULOIR = use this verb to be polite See my comprehensive lessons on POUVOIR and DEVOIR Download this free VOULOIR support guide in PDF version Vouloir:  Present tense conjugation Je veux I want Nous voulons We want Tu veux You want Vous voulez You want Il / Elle / On veut He / She / One wants Ils / Elles veulent They want Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Vouloir:  Imperfect conjugation Je voulais I wanted Nous voulions We wanted Tu voulais You wanted Vous vouliez You wanted Il / Elle / On voulait He / She / One wanted Ils / Elles voulaient They wanted Vouloir:  Passé Composé conjugation J’ai voulu I tried to / made an effort to Nous avons voulu We tried to / made an effort to Tu as voulu You tried to / made an effort to Vous avez voulu You tried to / made an effort to Il / Elle / On a voulu He / She / One tried to / made an effort to Ils / Elles ont voulu They tried to / made an effort to Exemples using the French verb VOULOIR in the present, passé composé & imparfait Je Je veux apprendre l’italien. I want to learn Italian. Je ne...

French Verb: POUVOIR

 French Verb:  POUVOIR French verb:  Pouvoir POUVOIR = to be able to, may, can POUVOIR = irregular verb conjugation POUVOIR = use this verb to be polite Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Practice and master your new skill with this Quizlet exercise created to accompany this lesson on the French irregular verb POUVOIR. See my comprehensive lessons on the verbs VOULOIR and DEVOIR Download this POUVOIR support guide as a PDF Pouvoir:  Present tense conjugation & examples Je peux I can / I am able to Nous pouvons We can / We are able to Tu peux You can / You are able to Vous pouvez You can / You are able to Il / Elle / On peut He / She / One can, is able to Ils / Elles peuvent They can / They are able to Exemples Je peux venir te chercher à la gare. I can come get you at the station. Je ne peux pas venir te chercher à la gare. I can’t come get you at the station. Tu peux mettre la table? Can you set the table?  (informal) Tu ne peux pas mettre la table? Can’t you set the table? (informal) Il peut aller chercher son colis à la poste. He can go get his package at the post office. Il ne peut pas aller chercher son colis à la poste. He can’t go get his package at the post office. Pouvons-nous aller au cinéma ensemble? Can we go to the movies together? Ne pouvons-nous pas aller au cinéma ensemble? Can’t...

French Verb ÊTRE

French Verb ÊTRE French verb ÊTRE Click here for a comprehensive downloadable lesson on the FRENCH VERB ÊTRE The French verb ÊTRE means TO BE.  As in English, this is one of the most commonly used verbs in French.  Let’s begin by looking at the present tense conjugation of this verb. Click here for a lesson on the verb AVOIR Je suis I am Nous sommes We are Tu es You are Vous êtes You are Il est He is Elle est She is On est One is / We are Ils sont They are Elles sont They are You can begin to easily use this verb in the present tense by identifying your own (or someone else’s) profession.  When identifying someone’s profession, you do not need to use an article (as you do in English).  In English, we say “I am a teacher.”  In French, we say “Je suis professeur.” Some common professions Les professions:  Oral production activity professeur teacher étudiant student avocat lawyer médecin doctor ingénieur engineer acteur actor chanteur singer journaliste journalist Subject + verb + profession examples Click here for a lesson on French subject pronouns Je suis actrice. I am an actress. Tu es écrivain You are a writer. Jean-Luc est journaliste. Jean-Luc is a journalist. Marie est avocate. Marie is a lawyer. On est professeurs. We are teachers.  Note the use of “on” as a very informal way of saying “we”. Nous sommes artistes. We are artists. Vous êtes acteurs. You are actors. (plural) You are actors. (singular / formal) Ils sont médecins. They are doctors. Elles sont ingénieurs. They are engineers. Click...