French Listening Comprehension Exercise: Arriving at the Airport in Paris

French Listening Comprehension Exercise:  Arriving at the Airport in Paris   Practice and master the vocabulary used in this exercise using the QUIZLET study set below. Do you want to improve your listening skills in French? Are you planning a trip to France? Do you want to practice your listening comprehension skills and find out what happens when you arrive at the airport? This is a French listening comprehension activity about what happens when this traveler arrives at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, the City of Lights!   Comprehension questions follow the listening activity.  You may have to listen to it several times to get all of the answers. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? FRENCH TEACHERS: Click here for a comprehensive lesson based on this video. FRENCH LEARNERS: Click here to enroll in the course and improve your French while riding around in the car French Listening Comprehension Exercise:  Arriving at the Airport in Paris Les Questions : 1.         Je suis arrivée à quel aéroport ? 2.         J’ai enregistré combien de bagages ? 3.         Quelles sont mes 3 options pour aller à Paris ? 4.         Quelle option est-ce que j’ai choisi ? 5.         Pourquoi est-ce que je n’ai pas pris le taxi ? 6.         Le trajet pour arriver à Paris a pris combien de temps ? 7.         Quand je suis arrivée à Paris, j’ai vu quel monument ? 8.         Maintenant que je suis à Paris, comment est-ce que je vais aller à mon hôtel ? 9.         Mon hôtel se trouve dans quel district, dans quel quartier ? Check your answers when you enroll in the mini-course...

Je n’ai jamais…

Je n’ai jamais… French speaking activity and game Number of students: Best for groups of 3 – 5 Objectives: Practice the passé composé with avoir and être; improve communication skills by recounting an event Time: 15-20 minutes French speaking game for beginners and advanced students alike, a fun NO PREP activity. All students can practice speaking and forming the passé composé with verbs that use both être and avoir as helping verbs, including reflexive verbs. The way the cards are organized even beginners can use them and have a great time playing this fun speaking game. Students practice saying “je n’ai jamais” or “j’ai déjà” followed by something they may or may not have done. There is a stack of cards with French and English and another stack with only French. Use this game in class with small groups or at a French club event. you can cut out the cards and include the “how to play” card so that if you have a very large group they can read the instructions without you having to explain the game. Just print out the cards, laminate if possible, punch holes in the upper corner and attach with a keychain. A fun no prep activity for years to come! Included with this resource: 75 game cards in French only – Black and white & color versions 75 game cards in French and English – Black and white & color versions How to play Here’s how the game works: Begin your sentence with “Je n’ai jamais” if you have never done what is written on the card. Begin with “J’ai déjà” if you...

Fun Games to Play in French

Fun Games to Play in French Are you a French teacher or a self-learner of French?  Whether you’re on the teaching or learning end of French you’ve got to keep it fun.  I always incorporate games in my French classes.  Playing games in French is an especially good way to build vocabulary that you otherwise may not come across in a textbook.  I’ll highlight some of my favorite group games as well as some that you can play individually.  If you’re a self-learner you may want to scroll down to GAMES FOR 1 PERSON. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Games for 2+ people  TABOO:  I think this is my favorite game to play in French.  At the top of the card there’s a word that you have to try to get your partner to guess as you explain it.  Taboo is great for French learners at all levels.  If you’re a beginner you can use the TABOO words listed on the card.  Be sure to try your hardest to form simple sentences.  If you’re a more advanced learner you have to avoid using the TABOO words.  It’s convenient to have a set of cards in both French and English because you probably won’t know a lot of the words. VERB RACE:  This is fun in a classroom setting.  Divide the class into two teams.  One person from each team goes to the board with a marker.  You as the teacher call out a subject or subject pronoun, an infinitive and a verb tense.  For example, “TU / FAIRE /...

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...

French Subjunctive: Activity on Giving Advice

French Subjunctive:  Activity on Giving Advice When you’re learning the French subjunctive, an activity on giving advice can be just what you need to put what you’ve learned into meaningful context. .  Forming the French subjunctive is the easy part.  Learning how and when to use it correctly is when it gets a little tricky, but that’s nothing you can’t handle.   Here is an activity on giving advice, suggestions and opinions using the French subjunctive in meaningful context. Included you will find fourteen different situations to which you will have to respond by either making a suggestion, giving your opinion, or giving advice of some kind.  In every situation you will respond using the French subjunctive. Use the provided list of 24 expressions that must be followed by the French subjunctive to help you get started. 3 sample responses are provided for each of the 14 situations. Sample situation:   Ton meilleur ami doit déménager dans un autre pays, et tu vas lui manquer. Quels conseils lui donnes-tu?  As-tu des suggestions?  Une opinion? Sample response:   Il est important que nous gardions le contact par Skype et que nous nous écrivions toutes les semaines sur Facebook. The more you can actively use the French subjunctive in meaningful context the more comfortable you will feel employing it during a conversation.  The only way it will begin to feel natural is if you use the French subjunctive as often as possible when speaking French.  This activity will help you train to do just that.  Try to come up with as many bits of advice as you can when making your suggestions.  If...