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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 – Le supermarché – Supermarket


10 French words of the day. 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 Supermarkets.

Did you know? In French you can say je vais chez “Auchan” or je vais à “Auchan”, which is a supermarket chain. We use “chez” to mean to someone’s house, but it works for businesses whose names can be  treated as someone’s name.  We also use “chez” when we go to the dentist, doctor’s office or hairdresser…

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French 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.



10 Mots du Jour – Voiture de location – Rental car


10 French words of the day. 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 Rental cars.

Did you know? In France you can rent a car just like you do in the US or elsewhere, you can also share a ride in a car with a site like “BlabLa car” or…take the train!

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French 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.



French Sentence Structure

Cette petite fille s’est fait gronder à cause de sa voisine qui bavardait.
This little girl was scolded because of her neighbor who was chatting.

Comparing French and English Sentence Structure

It can be interesting to look at French sentences and their English translations while comparing the two. Once you have identified corresponding words, you will realize how many similarities there are French and English. You’ll also notice some big differences, and those are worth examining more closely.



This = Cette

Cette means this or that, and in this case it indicates a singular feminine subject.

Lesson:  Demonstrative adjectives


little girl = petite fille

While most French adjectives go after the noun they describe, petite is a BAGS adjective that is placed before the noun.

Lesson:  BAGS adjectives

Lesson:  Descriptive adjectives


was scolded = s’est fait gronder

This looks complicated, but in fact it’s just a reflexive pronoun that uses the verb faire. This is because the little girl didn’t scold herself. She got herself scolded by someone else.

Lesson:  Faire causative

Lesson: Se faire


because of = à cause de

We can’t use parce que to mean because in this sentence because of the word of. Did you know there are many ways to say because in French?

Lesson: 8 ways to say “because” in French


her neighbor = sa voisine

In this sentence, voisine is a feminine singular noun. To show possession, we use a possessive adjective. The adjective must agree in number and gender with the noun it modifies. Remember that we use sa because the voisine is feminine, and not because she’s the little girl’s neighbor.

Lesson: Possessive adjectives


who = qui

Qui is a relative pronoun, a word that introduces a dependent clause and connects it to an independent clause. Qui can stand in as a subject, and is followed by a verb.

Lesson: Relative pronouns QUI – QUE – OÙ – DONT


was chatting = bavardait

When you want to say that someone is doing or was doing something, this is a good indication that you need to use the imperfect tense because you’re describing a situation in the past. It’s important to note that even though the English words is and was are used in the translation, there is no need for the verb être.

Lesson: French imperfect tense




Name That French Tense Activity – Practice Using French Tenses

Comparing French and English Tenses

Name That Tense is an activity for advanced learners of French to practice verb tenses. This set of 200 practice cards provides a challenging review.

STEP 1 – Begin by using the cards written in French, and simply identify and name the tenses you read without translating.

STEP 2 – CHALLENGE: Use the cards written in English, name the French tense that needs to be used, then translate the sentences to French.

These practice cards provide an excellent opportunity to review why each tense is chosen for a particular sentence. Translations are included. It can be very interesting to compare French and English sentence structure. There are many similarities, and many big differences as well. That’s when it’s time to pay close attention!

The first 50 cards in each set use these tenses: le présent, l’imparfait, le futur simple, le passé composé, le conditionnel, le plus-que-parfait et le conditionnel passé.

The second 50 cards in each set use all of the tenses mentioned above, and also include cards using: le futur antérieur, le subjonctif, le subjonctif passé, l’impératif, et le passé récent. Many si clauses are included.

SAMPLE CARDS FROM THE SET

Present Tense – Depuis, Pendant, Il y a



Imperfect Tense



Le Futur Simple


Le Passé Composé


Le Conditionnel

2nd Conditional Si Clauses


Le Plus-Que-Parfait


Le Conditionnel Passé


Le Futur Antérieur

Using the Future Tense with Quand


Le Subjonctif


Le Subjonctif Passé


L’impératif


Venir De + Imperfect Tense




10 Mots du Jour – Le supermarché – Supermarket


10 French words of the day. 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 supermarket

Did you know? In French you can say je vais chez “Auchan” or je vais à “Auchan”, which is a supermarket chain. We use “chez” to mean to someone’s house – Je vais chez mes amis -, but it also works for businesses whose names can be  treated as someone’s name.  We also use “chez” when we go to the dentist, doctor’s office or hairdresser…

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French 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.



French Vocabulary List – Accidents and Emergencies




Accidents and Emergencies

Les Accidents et Les Urgences

Practice and master this vocabulary on Quizlet


FRENCH TEACHING RESOURCES – ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES
Attention!Watch out!
Au feu!Fire!
Au secours!Help!
Au voleur!Thief!
C’est une urgence.It’s an emergency.
C’est urgent!It’s urgent!
Je me suis fait agresser.I’ve been mugged.
J’ai besoin de sucre.I need sugar.
J’ai besoin d’aide.I need help.
J’ai besoin d’eau.I need water.
J’ai besoin d’un médecin.I need a doctor.
J’ai besoin d’une ambulance.I need an ambulance.
J’ai eu un accident.I’ve had an accident.
Tout le monde va bien?Is everyone ok?
accoucherto give birth
avoir le diabèteto have diabetes
se blesserto get hurt
inconscientunconscious
l’hypertensionhigh blood pressure
l’hypotensionlow blood pressure
la chirurgiesurgery
la fièvrefever
la policethe police
la respirationbreathing
la réanimationresuscitation / intensive care
la santéhealth
la tension arteriellearterial tension
le commissariatpolice station
le poulspulse
les premiers secoursfirst aid
les secouristesrescue workers
l’antiseptiqueantiseptic
prendre rendez-vousto make an appointment
respirerto breathe
saignerto bleed
se casser la chevilleto break your ankle
se casser la jambeto break your leg
se casser le brasto break your arm
se casser le poignetto break your wrist
se faire malto hurt yourself
se noyerto drown
s’étoufferto choke 
tomberto fall
un AVCa stroke
avoir un accident vasculaire cérébralto have a stroke
un bleua bruise
un cabinet médicala doctor’s office
un camion de pompiersa fire truck
un carrefoura crossroads
un chirurgiena surgeon
un conducteura driver
un coup de chaleura heat stroke
avoir un coup de chaleurto have a heat stroke
un coup de soleila sunburn
prendre un coup de soleilto get a sunburn
un dentistea dentist
un docteur / un médecina doctor
un feua fire
un gendarmea police officer (military branch)
un hôpitala hospital
un pansementa medical dressing
un pharmaciena pharmacist
un traumatisme crâniena head injury
une attellea splint / brace
une attestation d’assuranceproof of insurance
une autoroutea highway
une blessurea wound
se faire blesserto get wounded
une brûlurea burn
se faire brûlerto get burned
une ceinture de sécuritéa seat belt
une civièrea stretcher
une cliniquea private hospital
une collisiona crash
une commotion cérébralea concussion
une coupurea cut
se faire couperto get cut
une crise cardiaquea heart attack
une entorsea sprain
se faire une entorseto get a sprain
une explosionan explosion
une fracturea fracture
se fracturerto get a fracture
une inondationa flood
une ordonnancea prescription
une pharmaciea pharmacy
une piqûrea sting
se faire piquerto get stung
une radiographiean x-ray
une routea road
une sortie de secoursan emergency exit
une voiturea car
être allergique àto be allergic to
être asthmatiqueto have asthma
être en travailto be in labor
être enceinteto be pregnant

French Sentence Structure

You will never travel abroad if you don’t have a passport.Vous ne voyagerez jamais à l’étranger si vous n’avez pas de passeport.

Comparing French and English Sentence Structure

It can be interesting to look at French sentences and their English translations while comparing the two. Once you have identified corresponding words, you will realize how many similarities there are French and English. You’ll also notice some big differences, and those are worth examining more closely.



You = Vous

Vous means you, and it indicates either a plural subject or a singular subject who is being spoken to on a formal level (as opposed to tu).

Lesson:  Subject pronouns


will travel = voyagerez

This is the futur simple tense. Use it when you want to say that the subject will do something. Notice now the negation ne…jamais goes around the verb.

Lesson:  Futur simple


never = ne…jamais

This is a simple form of negation which means never. Notice how ne is placed before the verb in the futur simple, and jamais is placed after it.

Lesson:  Negation in 3 tenses


abroad = à l’étranger


si = if

In this sentence, we have a first conditional si clause, using the futur simple and present tenses. All si clauses follow grammar formulas, and that is how you know which tense to use given the context.

Lesson: 1st conditional si clauses


you do not have = vous n’avez pas

The simplest way to negate a verb is to put the words ne…pas around it.

Lesson: Negation in 3 tenses

Chart: Download avoir conjugation chart – Pronunciation included


a = de

The indefinite articles un and une mean a or an in English. However, here’s a rule to remember: When un or une follow negation, they change to de.

Lesson: Important times when you must use de

Lesson: Definite, indefinite, and partitive articles


passeport = passeport




10 Mots du Jour – Le téléphone portable – Mobile phone


10 French words of the day. 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 Mobile phones.

Did you know? In 2019 about 95% of people in France owned a cell phone, 75% are Android devices and 25% are Apple phones.

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French 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.



10 Mots du Jour – Cuisiner – Cooking


10 French words of the day. 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 cooking.

Did you know? France is a country famous for its gastronomy, some favorite dishes of the French are: Ratatouille, beef bourguignon, stuffed tomatoes, crêpes, raclette, quiche, fish soup, grilled sole, monkfish tails, mussels, profiteroles and of course the madeleine!

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French 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.



French Sentence Structure

I never would have talked to her about it if I had not believed that it was good news.Je ne lui en aurais jamais parlé si je n’avais pas cru que ce soit une bonne nouvelle. 

Comparing French and English Sentence Structure

It can be interesting to look at French sentences and their English translations while comparing the two. Once you have identified corresponding words, you will realize how many similarities there are French and English. You’ll also notice some big differences, and those are worth examining more closely. This one is kind of complicated, definitely upper level!



I = Je 

Lesson:  Subject pronouns


never = ne…jamais

Lesson:  Negation in 3 tenses


would have talked = aurais parlé

Lesson:  Past conditional


lui en = to her about it

Lesson:  French indirect object pronouns (LUI)

Lesson: French adverbial pronoun EN


si je n’avais pas cru = if I had not believed

Lesson: Plus-que-parfait

Lesson: 3rd conditional si clauses


que = that

Lesson: Relative pronouns


ce soit une bonne idée = it was a good idea

Lesson: French present subjunctive




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