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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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Exercise: French Pronouns Y and EN




EXERCICE – Y ou EN?

Respond to the following questions replacing the noun with Y or EN. Scroll down for the answers.
Exemple
 : Est-ce que tu vas à Chicago demain ? Oui, j’y vais.

1. Est-ce que tu veux une bouteille d’eau ? Oui, _________________________.
2. Tu vas en France cette année ? Non, _________________________.
3. Est-ce que vous apportez des boissons ? Oui, _________________________.
4. Ma femme va au cinéma ce soir, et vous ? Oui, _________________________.
5. Avez-vous pensé à mon problème ? Oui, _________________________.
6. Est-ce que vous achetez parfois des pizzas surgelées? Oui, _________________________.
7. Tu vas passer combien de temps à Genève? _________________________ un an.
8. Tu penses que tu bois assez d’eau? Non, _________________________ pas assez.
9. Est-ce que tu te souviens de ton premier appartement ? Oh oui, _________________________!
10. Tu joues du piano? Non, _________________________.


CORRIGE

1. Est-ce que tu veux une bouteille d’eau ?

👉 Do you want a bottle of water?

👉 Oui, j’en veux une.

👉 Yes, I want one (of them).



2. Tu vas en France cette année ?

👉 Are you going to France this year?

👉 Non, je n’y vais pas cette année.

👉 No, I am not going (there) this year.


3. Est-ce que vous apportez des boissons ?

👉 Are you bringing some drinks?

👉 Oui, j’en apporte.

👉 Yes, I am bringing some (of them)



4. Ma femme va au cinéma ce soir, et vous ?

👉 My wife is going to the cinema this evening, and you?

👉 Oui, j’y vais.

👉 Yes, I am going (there).


5. Avez-vous pensé à mon problème ?

👉 Have you thought about my problem?

👉 Oui, j’y ai pensé.

👉 Yes, I have thought about it.



6. Est-ce que vous achetez parfois des pizzas surgelées?

👉 Do you sometimes buy frozen pizzas?

👉 Oui, j’en achète parfois.

👉 Yes, I sometimes buy some (of them).



7. Tu vas passer combien de temps à Genève?

👉 How much time are you going to spend in Geneva?

👉 Je vais y passer un an.

👉 I am going to spend a year (there).



8. Tu penses que tu bois assez d’eau?

👉 Do you think that you drink enough water?

👉 Non, je pense que je n’en bois pas assez.

👉 No, I think that I don’t drink enough (of it).



9. Est-ce que tu te souviens de ton premier appartement ?

👉 Do you remember your first apartment?

👉 Oh oui, je m’en souviens!

👉 Oh yes, I remember it!



10. Tu joues du piano?

👉 Do you play the piano?

👉 Non, je n’en joue pas.

👉 No, I don’t play (it).




10 Mots du Jour – Les enfants – Children


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 children. This is a fantastic way to increase your children 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.



10 Mots du Jour – Les chaussures – Shoes


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 shoes. This is a fantastic way to increase your shoe vocabulary! On va faire du shopping? 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.



10 Mots du Jour – Les meubles – Furniture


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 furniture. This is a fantastic way to increase your furniture vocabulary! On déménage! 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.



French Opposites – Antonyms



Practice and master these French antonyms in my course. You must be logged in to your LLL French Academy account to access this course and everything that is included.

French Antonyms – Mots Opposés

Learning opposite words is a fantastic way to increase your French vocabulary! I recommend learning them in pairs.  

Practice pronunciation on QUIZLET:  List of words, French – English 

Practice context on QUIZLET:  Si ce n’est pas ça, c’est quoi?  French – French 

absent – absent
présent – present
vivant – alive
mort – dead
ancien – old
nouveau – new
toujours – always
jamais – never
réveillé – awake
endormi – asleep
devant – in front of
derrière – behind
le début – beginning
la fin – end
au-dessus – above
en dessous – below
le jour – day
la nuit – night
chaud – hot
froid – cold
bon – good
mauvais – bad
beau – beautiful
moche – ugly
l’arrivée – arrival
le départ – departure
rigide – stiff
souple – flexible
gentil – nice
méchant – mean
salé – salty
sucré – sweet
fort – strong
faible – weak
petit – small, short
grand – big, tall
minuscule – tiny
gigantesque – huge
vrai – true, real
faux – false, wrong
payant – paying, not free
gratuit – free
visible – visible
invisible – invisible
tout – all
rien – nothing
mince – slim
gros – fat
simple – easy
difficile – hard, difficult
fragile – fragile
solide – sturdy
joyeux – happy
triste – sad
malade – sick
en bonne santé – healthy
optimiste – optimistic
pessimiste – pessimistic
bruyant – noisy
silencieux – silent
riche – rich
pauvre – poor
poli – polite
impoli – impolite
propre – clean
sale – dirty
le meilleur – the best
le pire – the worst
courageux – brave
lâche – cowardly
large – wide
étroit – narrow
long – long
court – short
grand – big, tall
petit – small, short
en avance – early
en retard – late
clair – light colored
foncé – dark colored
calme – calm, quiet
bruyant – noisy, loud
gracieux – graceful
maladroit – clumsy
artificiel – artificial
naturel – natural
malin – clever
stupide – stupid
cruel – cruel
gentil – nice, kind
l’entrée – entrance
la sortie – exit
l’intérieur – interior
l’extérieur – exterior
loin – far
près – near
ton ami – your friend
ton ennemi – your enemy
l’amour – love
la haine –  hatred
rare – rare
commun – common
sûr – safe
dangereux – dangerous
sombre – dark
lumineux – bright
bas – low
haut – high
le paradis – heaven
l’enfer – hell
tard – late
tôt – early
plein – full
vide – empty
frais – fresh
pourri – rotten
innocent – innocent
coupable – guilty
dur – hard
mou – soft
dedans – inside
dehors – outside
beaucoup – a lot
peu – few
pair – even
impair – odd
lourd – heavy
léger – light (weight)




Futur proche dans le passé – Futur proche in the past



Get a PDF of this lesson with audio commentaries, and a set of 50 study cards to practice and master this French grammar skill in my course. You must be logged in to your LLL French Academy account to access this course and everything that is included.

Le futur proche dans le passé

ALLER (IMPERFECT) + INFINITIVE

When referring to something that was going to happen soon after the present moment in the past, ALLER is conjugated in the imperfect tense.  It corresponds to was (were) going to + infinitive in English. 

j’allais + infinitivenous allions + infinitive
tu allais + infinitivevous alliez + infinitive
il allait + infinitive
elle allait + infinitive
on allait + infinitive
ils allaient + infinitive
elles allaient + infinitive

Observe the following sentences written in the futur proche in the past

👉 Mes amis allaient partir.

👉 My friends were going to leave.


👉 Est-ce que tu allais m’appeler ?

👉 Were you going to call me?


👉 Christine allait apprendre le russe.

👉 Christine was going to learn Russian. 


👉 Vous alliez rater le train.

👉 You were going to miss the train. 


👉 J’allais voir mon professeur.

👉 I was going to see my teacher. 


👉 Les filles allaient commencer à faire le gâteau.

👉 The girls were going to start making the cake. 


👉 Nous allions terminer nos devoirs.

👉 We were going to finish our homework.


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Le Futur Proche – French Near Future



Get a PDF of this lesson with audio commentaries, and a set of 50 study cards to practice and master this French grammar skill in my course. You must be logged in to your LLL French Academy account to access this course and everything that is included.

Le Futur Proche

ALLER (PRESENT) + INFINITIVE

When referring to something that is going to happen soon after the present moment, ALLER is conjugated in the present and is followed by an infinitive.  It corresponds to going to + infinitive in English. 

je vais + infinitivenous allons + infinitive
tu vas + infinitivevous allez + infinitive
il va + infinitive
elle va + infinitive
on va + infinitive
ils vont + infinitive
elles vont + infinitive

Observe the following sentences written in the futur proche

👉 Mes amis vont partir.

👉 My friends are going to leave.


👉 Est-ce que tu vas m’appeler ?

👉 Are you going to call me?


👉 Christine va apprendre les bonnes nouvelles.

👉 Christine is going to learn the good news. 


👉 Vous allez rater le train.

👉 You are going to miss the train. 


👉 Je vais voir mon professeur.

👉 I am going to see my teacher. 


👉 Les filles vont commencer à faire le gâteau.

👉 The girls are going to start making the cake. 


👉 Nous allons terminer nos devoirs.

👉 We are going to finish our homework. 


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ALLER in 11 tenses – Conjugation charts with audio

Le Futur Simple – French Future Tense





Shops and Businesses in French – Vocabulary List


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Shops and Businesses in French – Vocabulary List

Practice and master this vocabulary on Quizlet

une agence immobilièreestate agency
une animaleriepet shop
une banquebank
une bijouteriejewelry shop
une boucheriebutcher’s shop
une boulangeriebakery
une boutiqueshop
une cave à vinwine cellar
une charcuteriepork butcher’s shop
une chocolateriechocolate shop
une confiseriecandy shop
une cordonnerieshoe repair shop
une crémeriedairy shop
une épiceriecorner shop
chez le fleuristeflower shop
une friperiesecond-hand clothes shop
une friterieFrench fry stand
une fromageriecheese shop
un grand magasindepartment store
une grande surfacesuperstore
les hallescovered marketplace
un hypermarchéhypermarket
une imprimerieprint shop
une jardineriegarden center
un kiosquestand
une laverielaundromat
un magasin de chaussuresshoe shop
un magasin de fruits et légumes fruit and vegetable shop
un magasin de jouetstoy shop
un magasin de vêtementsclothing shop
un marchéoutdoor farmer’s market
un marché aux fleursflower market
un marché aux livresbook market
un marché aux pucesflea market
une maroquinerieleather goods shop
une papeteriestationery shop
une parfumerieperfume shop
une pâtisseriepastry shop
une pharmaciepharmacy
une poissonneriefish shop
une postepost office
un pressingdry cleaner’s
une quincailleriehardware store
une sandwicheriesandwich shop
un supermarchésupermarket
un tabactobacconist
une vitrerieglassmaking shop





French City Vocabulary – En Ville


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French City Vocabulary – En Ville

Practice and master this vocabulary on Quizlet

l’appartementapartment
l’arrêt de busbus stop
l’autoroutehighway
l’avenueavenue
l’aéroportairport
la banlieuesuburbs
la bibliothèquelibrary
le boulevardboulevard
le bâtimentbuilding
le cafécafé
le carrefourintersection
la cathédralecathedral
le centre commercialshopping center
le centre historiquehistoric center
le centre-villedowntown
le cinémacinema
la cliniqueprivate hospital
le collègemiddle school
le commissariatpolice station
l’écoleschool
l’école primaireprimary school
l’églisechurch
l’épiceriesmall grocery store
la fontainefountain
la galérie d’artart gallery
la garetrain station
la gare routièrebus station
le grand magasindepartment store
le gratte-cielskyscraper
l’hôpitalhospital
l’hôtelhotel
l’immeubleapartment building
le jardin publicpublic park
la laverielaundromat
la librairiebook store
le lycéehigh school
la mairiecity hall
la maisonhouse
le marchéfarmer’s market
la maternellepreschool
le monumentmonument
la mosquéemosque
le muséemuseum
la médiathèquemultimedia library
l’office du tourismetourist office
le palais de justicecourthouse
le parcpark
le parking parking lot
le passage piétonpedestrian crosswalk
la patinoireice rink
la piscinepool
la placesquare
le pontbridge
la postepost office
le quartierneighborhood
le restaurantrestaurant
le rond-pointroundabout
la routeroad
la ruestreet
la salle de sportgym
le stadestadium
la station de métrometro station
la statuestatue
le supermarchésupermarket
la synagoguesynagogue
le tabactabacconist
le théâtretheater
la tourtower
le trottoirsidewalk
l’universitéuniversity
le villagevillage
la villecity
le zoozoo





10 Mots du Jour – L’avion – The airplane


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 airplane. This is a fantastic way to increase your airplane vocabulary! On décolle! 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.



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