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Intermediate French Grammar Review


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This thorough intermediate level French review includes:

  • Seven 30 minute review videos covering 600 review questions
  • Grammar questions, answers, and explanations given in English
  • 18 video lessons and 20 printable study guides for grammar topics

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C’EST vs IL EST

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BON – BIEN – MEILLEUR – MIEUX

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DEPUIS – PENDANT – POUR – IL Y A

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FIRST CONDITIONAL SI CLAUSES

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INDIRECT OBJECT PRONOUNS

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DISJUNCTIVE PRONOUNS

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VERB + DE + INFINITIVE

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THE PRONOUN «Y»

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THE PRONOUN «EN»

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SECOND CONDITIONAL SI CLAUSES

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NEGATION

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RELATIVE PRONOUNS QUI – QUE – OÙ

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THE VERB «PRENDRE»

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LE FUTUR SIMPLE

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IMPERFECT VS. PASSE COMPOSE

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PRESENT CONDITIONAL

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REFLEXIVE VERBS – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

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DIRECT OBJECT PRONOUNS & IRREGULAR VERBS

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IMPERFECT TENSE

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PRONOUNS WITH INFINITIVES

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THE VERB «MANQUER»

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10 Mots du Jour – Les corvées – Chores


Love Learning Languages offers quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about chores. This is a fantastic way to increase your chores vocabulary! You get a downloadable list of the words in French and English, and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



Il faut – Mini French Lesson


SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH A MINI FRENCH LESSON ON THE VERB FALLOIR

FALLOIR = TO NEED

The verb falloir can be used in many different ways. Get the comprehensive lesson here. In this mini lesson, we’ll talk about how to express need by using this verb.

You can still use avoir besoin de to mean need, but you’ll sound much more French if you use falloir!

When you use the verb falloir with the indirect object  pronouns ME – TE – LUI – NOUS – VOUS – LEUR you can totally avoid the subjunctive by following them up with an infinitive.  Just remember when translating sentences to English, il will not be the first word you translate. The first translated word will be the pronoun.  English and French are just different that way. Look at the following examples.

👉 Il me faut de la farine.
👉 I need some flour.

👉 Il te faut du lait?
👉 Do you need some milk?

👉 Il lui faut son livre de maths.
👉 He / She needs his / her math book.

👉 Il nous faut des vélos.
👉 We need some bikes.

👉 Il vous faut de l’argent?
👉 Do you need some money?

👉 Il leur faut du travail.
👉 They need work.


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👉 LESSON: The verb falloiril faut

👉 LESSON: Subjunctive – Il faut que





Être, Aller, Avoir, Faire – Mini French Lesson


SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH A MINI FRENCH LESSON ON ETRE, ALLER, AVOIR, AND FAIRE

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of être, aller, avoir, or faire. (click the link for conjugation charts with pronunciation)

👉 J(e) __________ mal à la tête.

👉 My head hurts.

👉 J’ai mal à la tête. (avoir)


👉 Je __________ souvent du vélo.

👉 I often ride bikes.

👉 Je fais souvent du vélo. (faire)


👉 Nous __________ à l’école depuis 8h00.

👉 We have been at school since 8:00.

👉 Nous sommes à l’école depuis 8h00 (être)


👉 Nous __________ faire les courses.

👉 We are going to do the shopping.

👉 Nous allons faire les courses. (aller)


👉 Où __________ ton vélo?

👉 Where is your bike?

👉 Où est ton vélo? (être)


👉 Où est-ce que tu __________ du vélo?

👉 Where do you ride bikes?

👉 Où est-ce que tu fais du vélo? (faire)


👉 Les élèves __________ beaucoup de devoirs.

👉 The students do a lot of homework.

👉 Les élèves font beaucoup de devoirs. (faire)


👉 Les élèves __________ avoir beaucoup de devoirs.

👉 The students are going to have a lot of homework.

👉 Les élèves vont avoir beaucoup de devoirs. (aller)


👉 Tu __________ une bonne danseuse.

👉 You are a good dancer.

👉 Tu es une bonne danseuse. (être)


👉 Tu __________ de la danse?

👉 Do you dance?

👉 Tu fais de la danse? (faire)


👉 Vous __________ de France?

👉 Are you from France?

👉 Vous êtes de France? (être)


👉 Vous __________ voyager en France?

👉 Are you going to travel to France?

👉 Vous allez voyager en France? (aller)


👉 Qui __________ une voiture rouge?

👉 Who has a red car?

👉 Qui a une voiture rouge? (avoir)


👉 Qui __________ ses devoirs dans le salon?

👉 Who is doing his / her homework in the living room?

👉 Qui fait ses devoirs dans le salon? (faire)


👉 Ils __________ dans leurs chambres.

👉 They are in their rooms.

👉 Ils sont dans leurs chambres. (être)

👉 They are going to their rooms.

👉 Ils vont dans leurs chambres. (aller)


👉 Elle __________ professeur de chinois.

👉 She is a Chinese teacher.

👉 Elle est professeur de chinois. (être)


👉 Elle __________ du chinois.

👉 She takes Chinese.

👉 Elle fait du chinois. (faire)


👉 J(e) __________ peur des serpents.

👉 I’m afraid of snakes.

👉 J’ai peur des serpents. (avoir)


👉 Je __________ voir les serpents.

👉 I am going to see the snakes.

👉 Je vais voir les serpents. (aller)


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👉 Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire: Downloadable Conjugation Charts and Pronunciation





Être – Avoir – Aller – Faire: Conjugation Charts and Pronunciation

Present Tense: Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire

PRESENT TENSE CONJUGATIONS – PRONUNCIATION

Passé Composé: Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire

PASSE COMPOSE CONJUGATIONS – PRONUNCIATION

Imperfect Tense: Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire

IMPERFECT TENSE CONJUGATIONS – PRONUNCIATION

Futur Simple Tense: Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire

FUTUR SIMPLE CONJUGATIONS – PRONUNCIATION

Conditional Tense: Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire

CONDITIONAL TENSE CONJUGATIONS – PRONUNCIATION

Plus-Que-Parfait Tense: Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire

PLUS-QUE-PARFAIT CONJUGATIONS – PRONUNCIATION

Present Subjunctive: Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire

Futur Antérieur Tense: Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire

Past Conditional Tense: Être – Aller – Avoir – Faire

PAST CONDITIONAL CONJUGATIONS – PRONUNCIATION

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Être, Aller, Avoir, Faire – Scrambled Sentences


Relative Pronouns – Mini French Lesson


SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH A MINI FRENCH LESSON ON FRENCH RELATIVE PRONOUNS

Fill in the blank with QUI, QUE, OÙ or DONT:

👉 Les cerises _________ j’ai acheté un kilo ne sont pas bonnes.

👉 The cherries of which I bought one kilo are not good.

Why is dont the correct answer?

👉 The purpose of relative pronouns is to join clauses and to avoid repetition.

Let’s break it down into two sentences:

👉 J’ai acheté un kilo de cerises.

👉 Les cerises ne sont pas bonnes.

We want to avoid repeating the word cerises, and turn two sentences into one. We can do this with a relative pronoun. Notice the preposition DE: un kilo de cerises. This is the reason why we need to use DONT. It is the object of the preposition DE.

RELATED POSTS:

👉 LESSON: Relative composed pronouns (lequel, auquel, duquel)

👉 LESSON: Relative pronouns (qui, que, où, dont)

👉 LESSON: Relative pronoun DONT

👉 LESSON: Relative pronouns (ce qui, ce que, ce dont)





10 Mots du Jour – La famille élargie – The extended family


Love Learning Languages offers quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about the extended family. This is a fantastic way to increase your extended family vocabulary! You get a downloadable list of the words in French and English, and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



Relative Composed Pronouns – Mini French Lesson


SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH A MINI FRENCH LESSON ON FRENCH RELATIVE COMPOSED PRONOUNS

Fill in the blank with the correct form of lequel:

👉 Le courriel _________ j’ai répondu était plein de fautes d’orthographe.

👉 The email to which I replied was full of spelling mistakes.

👉 Le courriel auquel j’ai répondu était plein de fautes d’orthographe.

Why is auquel the correct answer?

👉 The verb répondre is followed by the preposition à. You reply to something or someone.

What would this sentence look like if it were formed differently?

👉 J’ai répondu à un courriel qui était plein de fautes d’orthographe.

👉 I replied to an email that was full of spelling mistakes.

If you want to say “The email to which I replied” instead of “I replied to an email”, you need to use a form of lequel. When lequel is preceded by the preposition à, you need to form a contraction.

👉 À + LEQUEL = AUQUEL

RELATED POSTS:

👉 LESSON: Relative composed pronouns (lequel, auquel, duquel)

👉 LESSON: Relative pronouns (qui, que, où, dont)

👉 LESSON: Relative pronouns (ce qui, ce que, ce dont)





Possessive Pronouns – Mini French Lesson


SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH A MINI FRENCH LESSON ON FRENCH POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS

Restate the following sentence using a French possessive pronoun:

👉 C’est leur livre.

👉 It is their book.

👉 C’est _________.

👉 It is theirs.

👉 C’est le leur.

LE refers to the book (le livre). LEUR is the pronoun that shows possession. Notice the way LEUR is used in the original sentence:

👉 C’est leur livre.

LEUR is being used as a possessive adjective. It indicates who owns the book.

👉 C’est le leur.

LE LEUR not only shows possession. It also replaces the noun livre with a pronoun.

Let’s take this mini lesson one step further…..

👉 C’est mon livre. C’est le mien.

👉 C’est ton livre. C’est le tien.

👉 C’est son livre. C’est le sien.

👉 C’est notre livre. C’est le nôtre.

👉 C’est votre livre. C’est le vôtre.

RELATED POST:

👉 Lesson: French Possessive Pronouns

👉 Lesson: French Possessive Adjectives




10 Mots du Jour – Parler au serveur – Talking to the waiter


Love Learning Languages offers quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about speaking to the waiter. This is a fantastic way to increase your speaking to the waiter vocabulary! You get a downloadable list of the words in French and English, and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



Plus-Que-Parfait Tense – Mini French Lesson


SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH A MINI FRENCH LESSON ON THE PLUS-QUE-PARFAIT

Put the verb in parentheses in the plus-que-parfait tense:

The infinitive is the verb voir, and I’d like you to use ne … jamais as negation:

👉 Nous (ne jamais voir) la mer.

Use the plus-que-parfait along with negation.

👉 Nous n’avions jamais vu la mer.

👉 Translation: We had never seen the sea.

Be careful when translating the plus-que-parfait. The sentence doesn’t mean We have not ever seen the sea. That would be the passé composé. The plus-que-parfait refers to something that happened before something else.

When forming the plus-que-parfait, you need a helping verb just like in the passé composé. The helping verb for the verb voir is still avoir, but did you notice what tense the helping verb is in? The helping verb is now in the imperfect tense.

Let’s take this mini lesson one step further…..

👉 Nous n’avions jamais vu la mer.

Replace la mer with a pronoun so that the sentence means:

👉 We had never seen it.

What had we never seen? The sea! That answers the question WHAT, which means you need to use a direct object pronoun.

👉 Nous ne l’avions jamais vue.

The direct object pronoun is feminine and singular (replacing la mer). That means you need to use LA, which becomes L’ before a vowel. When there is a preceding direct object (or pronoun), you must make agreement in number and gender between it and the past participle. This is why there is an E on the past participle in this example.

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👉 Lesson: Le Plus-Que-Parfait




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