30 Idiomatic Avoir Expressions
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|1||avoir ___ ans||to be ___ years old|
|2||avoir besoin de||to need|
|3||avoir chaud||to be hot|
|4||avoir froid||to be cold|
|5||avoir confiance en quelqu’un||to trust someone|
|6||avoir de la chance||to be lucky|
|7||avoir du charme||to be charming|
|8||avoir envie de||to want|
|9||avoir faim||to be hungry|
|10||avoir soif||to be thirsty|
|11||avoir honte de||to be ashamed of / about|
|12||avoir l’air (de)||to look like / to seem|
|13||avoir le cafard||to feel down in the dumps|
|14||avoir l’habitude de||to be in the habit of / to be used to|
|15||avoir l’heure||to have (to know) the time|
|16||avoir lieu||to take place|
|17||avoir l’intention de||to intend / to plan to|
|18||avoir mal à la tête||to have a headache|
|19||avoir mal au coeur||to feel nauseous|
|20||avoir peur (de)||to be afraid (of)|
|21||avoir raison||to be right|
|22||avoir tort||to be wrong|
|23||avoir sommeil||to be sleepy|
|24||avoir un chat dans la gorge||to have a frog in your throat|
|25||avoir un cheveu sur la langue||to lisp|
|26||avoir un petit creux||to be a little hungry|
|27||avoir un trou (de mémoire)||to have your mind go blank|
|28||avoir une dent contre quelqu’un||to hold a grudge|
|29||avoir une faim de loup||to be ravenous / famished|
|30||avoir horreur de||to hate something|
Level A1 – French Avoir Expressions
This lesson is for upper-level beginners and intermediate learners. Learn to use the verb avoir with 30 common idiomatic expressions. The video lesson includes all of the expressions along with examples in French and English. Not all of the examples are at the A1 level, but the idea is to grasp the meaning of each one and see how they can be used. The English translations make it easier to compare how things are said differently in French. The coursework that accompanies this lesson is meant for A1 level learners (exercises and audio drills).
STEP 1 ➯ Download your «cours»: This is a version of the lesson guide on which I’ve left space for you to take your own notes as you watch the lesson. Writing rules and examples yourself is proven to help in retaining new information.
STEP 2 ➯ Video presentation of the lesson: Watch my 20 minute video tutorial and take notes on your «cours».
STEP 3 ➯ Lesson guide: Download the lesson guide and add it to your French folder for easy reference when reviewing avoir expressions.
STEP 4 ➯ Audio drill: Listen to the audio drill in which you will hear each of the 30 expressions used in simple sentences at the A1 level.Repeat the sentences after me. Each sentence is read twice. If it’s too difficult to understand in the beginning, just download the PDF of the text used in the audio drill and read along as you work your way through the exercise. English translations are included.
STEP 5 ➯ Complete the written exercise – PDF: Fill in the blanks using expressions that fit given the context of each sentence. Be sure to conjugate the verb avoir in the present tense. You will find it useful to have your list of expressions in French and English handy as you complete this exercise.
STEP 6 ➯ Check your answers – PDF: English translations are included.