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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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French Vocabulary List – L’avenir – The Future



French Vocabulary List – L’avenir – The Future

Quizlet: Practice and Master This Vocabulary List



le tempstime
les inégalitésinequalities
le savoirknowledge
la maladiedisease
la floreflora
les ressourcesresources
polluerto pollute
prendre sointo take care
une espècea species
un conflita conflict
un millénairea millenium
un sièclea century
un demi-sièclea half century
une décenniea decade
un visionnaire a visionary
améliorationimprovement
construireto build
détruireto destroy
une générationa generation
l’agricultureagriculture
urbainurban
efficaceefficient
autonomeautonomous
les transportstransportation
le climatthe climate
pireworse
meilleurbetter
l’espérance de vielife expectancy
la sciencescience
le changementchange
le progrèsprogress
avoir confianceto trust
avoir peurto be afraid
imaginerto imagine
prévoirto forecast, to predict

French Subjunctive With Superlatives


When learning the French subjunctive, there are lists of verbs and expressions that are helpful when deciding if you need to use it or not. However, that’s not all you need to know about the subjunctive. Sometimes using it is situational, and it depends on how sure you are about the statement you’re making.

👉 Subjunctive: Assumptions / Judgements

👉 Indicative: Facts / Reality

The following adjectives require the subjunctive when you’re not absolutely sure that what you are saying is a fact.


👉 Subjunctive: C’est le dernier livre qu’il ait écrit.

👉 This is the last book that he wrote. (that I’m aware of)

👉 Indicative: C’est le dernier livre que j’ai lu.

👉 This is the last book that I read. (I know this for a fact)

Use the indicative when stating the first or last time something happened.


Superlatives

Superlatives work the same way as the adjectives listed above. Everything depends on whether something is known as a fact or if an assumption is being made.


👉 Subjunctive: Ce sont les enfants les plus bruyants que je connaisse.

👉 These are the noisiest children (that) I know. (Assumption – Maybe I have met noisier children at some point in my life)

👉 Indicative: Ce sont les enfants les plus bruyants que j’ai gardés cet été.

👉 These are the noisiest children that I have looked after this summer. (Fact – I looked after five, and these two are the noisiest)


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👉 French Subjunctive – How to form and when to use it

👉 French Subjunctive or Indicative Expressions List

👉 French Verb Falloir – How to avoid using the subjunctive


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French Aesthetics Vocabulary – L’Esthétique



French Aesthetics Vocabulary – L’Esthétique

Quizlet: Practice and Master This Vocabulary List



la beautébeauty
la laideurugliness
apprécier to appreciate
admirerto admire
la joiejoy
le dégoûtdisgust
le goûttaste
l’odeurthe smell
l’ouïehearing
un sona sound
le géniegenius
une formea shape
le patrimoineheritage
le Moyen Âgethe Middle Ages
primitifprimitive
la peinturepainting
l’architecturearchitecture
la symétriesymmetry
une harmoniea harmony
visiterto visit a place
une merveillea marvel
un chef-d’œuvrea masterpiece
réaliserto realize
protégerto protect
détruireto destroy
restaurerto restore
un fauxa fake
précieux, précieuseprecious
ridiculeridiculous
obscèneobscene
drôlefunny
divertissant(e)entertaining
la banlieuethe suburb
la campagnethe countryside
l’urbanismeurban planning
l’art modernemodern art
minimalisteminimalistic
les couleurs vivesbright colors
mocheugly
magnifiquestunning
classeclassy
immaculé(e)pristine
le bétonconcrete
les panneaux publicitairesbillboards
la barbethe beard
les poilsbody hair
être en formeto be in shape
la libertéfreedom
une verruea wart
une cicatricea scar
un avisan opinion
se moquerto make fun
méchant(e)mean
la forêtthe forest
la déforestationthe deforestation
une station balnéairea seaside resort
un hôtel de luxea luxury hotel
un gratte-ciela skyscraper
les égoutssewers
une déchargea landfill
un animal de compagniea pet
un sourirea smile
être assorti(e)matching colors
la colèreanger
repasserto iron

French Airport and Train Station Vocabulary – L’aéroport et la Gare



French Airport and Train Station Vocabulary – L’aéroport et la Gare

Quizlet: Practice and Master This Vocabulary List



un voyagea trip
partir to leave
revenirto come back
retournerto go back
l’enregistrementcheck-in
la sécuritésecurity
les rayons-XX-rays
la tour de contrôlecontrol tower
faire ses bagagesto pack
un billetticket
un siègeseat
la pisterunway
le poste de pilotagecockpit
le pilotepilot
le conducteur, la conductriceconductor
un railrail
les transports ferroviairesrail transportation
le décollagetake-off
l’atterrissagelanding
le départdeparture
l’arrivéearrival
un horaireschedule
le quaiplatform
un wagontrain car
la locomotiveengine
une annulationcancellation
un retarddelay
incliner son siègeto recline your seat
un plateautray
attacher sa ceintureto fasten your seat belt
une hôtesse de l’airfemale flight attendant
un stewardmale flight attendant
un hublotplane window
une couvertureblanket
le paysagescenery
un tunneltunnel
le wagon restaurantrestaurant car 
les turbulencesturbulence
un passager, une passagèrepassenger
un uniformeuniform
une casquettecap
un contrôleur, une contrôleuseticket inspector
les règles sanitaireshealth rules
un écranscreen
des écouteursheadphones
s’asseoir to sit down
le couloiraisle
la porte d’embarquementboarding gate
une navetteshuttle
une correspondanceconnection
un siffletwhistle
une ailewing
une annonceannouncement
roulerto advance (wheeled vehicle)
demanderto ask
la douanecustoms
déclarerto declare
les taxestaxes
le kérosènejet fuel
la soutecargo hold

French New Year Vocabulary – Le Nouvel An



French New Year Vocabulary – Le Nouvel An

Quizlet: Practice and Master This Vocabulary List



bien aimerto like 
le début de l’annéethe beginning of the year
le réveillon du jour de l’anNew Year’s Eve
une flûte à champagnea champagne flute
les cotillonsparty favors
trop boire drink too much
faire une nuit blanchepull an all-nighter
bien s’habillerto dress well
arrêter de faireto stop doing
moinsless
commencer à faire quelque choseto start doing something
la fin du moisthe end of the month
l’informatiqueinformation technology
un ordinateura computer
faire du skito ski
la montagnethe mountains
une station de skia ski resort
la poudreusepowder snow
être courageux, courageuseto be courageous
une bonne habitudea good habit
une mauvaise habitudea bad habit
une carte manuscritea handwritten card
une carte électroniquean e-card
la postethe postal service
un timbrea stamp
prendre du tempsto take time
une disparitiona disappearance
la finthe end
une pandémiea pandemic
une bonne nouvellegood news
un vaccina vaccine
une coutumea custom
la poudre noiregun powder
une mèchea wick
allumerto light
se blesserto hurt oneself
exploserto explode
le bruitnoise
un spectaclea show
une recettea recipe
traditionnel(le)traditional
d’habitudeusually
motivant(e)motivating
courant(e)fluent
le temps passe vitetime flies
une impressionan impression
la grammairegrammar
une grosse sommea big amount of money
la chanceluck
un boulota job
moins mangerto eat less
un petit gâteaua cookie
faire du sportto exercise
un lutinan elf
démissionnerto quit
un chef d’entreprisea company manager
une fortunea fortune
avarestingy
inutileuseless
généreux, généreusegenerous

10 Mots du Jour – Les décorations de Noël – Christmas decorations


C’est la liste du lundi 6 décembre 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about les décorations de Noël. Love Learning Languages offers these 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 les décorations de Noël. Plus, you’ll get a spoken sentence about the topic and a “did you know” paragraph in French to practice your comprehension. Short sweet tasks to improve your French!

Did you know? In France most people make a Christmas tree, decorate their house, install a nativity scene and put holly or fir branches and Christmas characters like Santa Claus or elves in the living room and the entrance of their apartment or house. Some people also like to start the festivities on December 1st with an advent calendar, which can also be a Christmas decoration. The Christmas dinner table will receive special attention and will be decorated with taste and tradition. If you count, you will see that there are only 17 days left until Christmas! Get this reading comprehension in French, one of the great perks when you become a Patreon member – These paragraphs also will give you a useful glimpse into French way of life and culture 🙂

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 Winter Vocabulary – L’Hiver



French Winter Vocabulary – L’Hiver

Quizlet: Practice and Master This Vocabulary List



la fin décembrethe end of December
le froidthe cold
le chauffagethe heating system
les vêtements d’hiverwinter clothing
un pulla sweater
un gant, des gantsgloves
un bonneta beanie hat
une écharpea scarf
un manteau a coat
se couvrir to cover up, to dress warmly
le gelfrost
le neige the snow
le blizzardthe blizzard
attraper froidto catch a cold
un rhumea cold
se moucherto blow one’s nose
éternuerto sneeze
avoir mal à la gorgeto have a sore throat
se faire vaccinerto get vaccinated
une boisson chaudea hot beverage
une couverturea blanket
un feu de cheminéean open fire
avoir froid aux mainsto have cold hands
le verglasice on the road
raccourcirto become shorter
se réchaufferto warm up
un bonhomme de neigea snowman
des lumières de NoëlChristmas lights
une décorationa decoration
un cadeaua present
un sapin (de Noël)a fir tree, a Christmas tree
dépenserto spend
célébrerto celebrate
le soir de NoëlChristmas Eve
le Père-NoëlSanta Claus, Father Christmas
une bûche de Noëla Yule log
se réunirto gather
une station de skia ski resort
faire du skito ski
la poudreusepowdery snow
un marron, une châtaignea chestnut
une remontée mécaniquea ski lift
une avalanchean avalanche
la dindethe turkey
rôtirto roast
bouillirto boil
frireto fry
tomber en panneto break down
une radiateura radiator

10 Mots du Jour – L’arbre de Noël – The Christmas tree


C’est la liste du lundi 6 décembre 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about l’arbre de Noël. Love Learning Languages offers these 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 l’arbre de Noël Plus, you’ll get a spoken sentence about the topic and a “did you know” paragraph in French to practice your comprehension. Short sweet tasks to improve your French!

Did you know? There are two types of Christmas trees in France, Nordmanns and spruces. Of course there are also plastic trees, but we are not really interested in fake trees!  Nordmanns are more robust trees than spruces, they are also more expensive, but they will not lose (or much less) their needles once installed in your warm living room. It is quite possible to buy a nice tree from a grower. I buy mine from a producer in the Montagne Noire in the South of France. This means that the tree is grown, then cut and sold immediately, it has not traveled much and has not been stored in cold storage rooms for weeks like those you find in supermarkets for example. Some people will prefer an artificial tree and it is very practical, but less authentic and it is not better for the environment, quite the contrary. Did you put up a Christmas tree this week? Get this reading comprehension in French, one of the great perks when you become a Patreon member – These paragraphs also will give you a useful glimpse into French way of life and culture 🙂

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 – Le gaz naturel – Natural gas


C’est la liste du vendredi 3 décembre 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about le gaz naturel. Love Learning Languages offers these 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 le gaz naturel. Plus, you’ll get a spoken sentence about the topic and a “did you know” paragraph in French to practice your comprehension. Short sweet tasks to improve your French!

Did you know? This year the price of natural gas has increased significantly, which is eating into the purchasing power of French people who rely on natural gas for heating. Europe, as well as the whole world, is hit by various factors deriving from the health crisis due to COVID-19, one of these factors is an increase in energy costs. Gasoline is also more expensive, as well as electricity. It will surely take a few years before everything stabilizes again! Let’s be patient. Get this reading comprehension in French, one of the great perks when you become a Patreon member – These paragraphs also will give you a useful glimpse into French way of life and culture 🙂

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 – La mairie – The city hall


C’est la liste du mercredi 1er décembre 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about la mairie. Love Learning Languages offers these 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 la mairie Plus you’ll get a spoken sentence about the topic and a “did you know” paragraph in French to practice your comprehension. Short sweet tasks to improve your French!

Did you know? In France, the town hall is the administrative apparatus of the city or township that is housed in the building known as the town hall. It also includes the deliberation room of the municipal council, the place where marriages are celebrated, as well as various services such as the registry office, the land registry, urban planning, the municipal police, etc. In the general code of local authorities, the term refers to the seat of the municipality. In practice, large municipalities often use the term “town hall”, the term “mairie” referring rather to the municipal administration attached to the mayor. (source Wikipedia) In Paris, there is a city hall and therefore a mayor per arrondissement, so the city of Paris has 20 arrondissement mayors and one main mayor, the Mayor of Paris, Ms. Anne Hidalgo. Get this reading comprehension in French, one of the great perks when you become a Patreon member – These paragraphs also will give you a useful glimpse into French way of life and culture 🙂

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.



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