French Verb FAIRE – 11 Tenses

FAIRE – TO DO – TO MAKE Learn the French Verb FAIRE – 11 Tenses using this handy chart. FRENCH FAIRE EXPRESSIONS Present je fais nous faisons tu fais vous faites il – elle – on fait ils – elles font Passé Composé j’ai fait nous avons fait tu as fait vous avez fait il – elleContinue reading “French Verb FAIRE – 11 Tenses”

40 Useful French Adjectives

How to compare using French adjectives Watch my video lesson below to learn how to compare using adjectives in French, then learn this list of French adjectives and you’ll really enrich your vocabulary. Everything you say will sound better, and YOU will sound more French! 👉Scroll down to watch my lesson on how to compare usingContinue reading “40 Useful French Adjectives”

C’EST vs IL EST

C’EST and CE SONT are followed by determined nouns   Using the French expressions c’est and il est can be problematic because they mean the same thing,  but they are not interchangeable.  Which one to use completely depends on grammar, and not on meaning.  You’re going to be surprised at how easy it is to learn a fewContinue reading “C’EST vs IL EST”

Beginner French Review – Regular French verbs in the present, passé composé, and futur proche tenses

Practice regular French verbs using this proven method Circling is the instructional practice of asking a series of prescribed questions in the target language about a statement in the target language. Circling is used to provide students with contextualized repetitions of target structures. Research shows that language learners need between 70-150 repetitions of a structureContinue reading “Beginner French Review – Regular French verbs in the present, passé composé, and futur proche tenses”

Regular French Verbs Ending in -DRE

Regular French Verbs Ending in -DRE  A high percentage of verbs in French end in -DRE. These are for the most part regular verbs, and their conjugation in the present tense follows a set pattern; you just need to drop the -RE ending of the infinitive form of the verb (in English, the infinitive formContinue reading “Regular French Verbs Ending in -DRE”

Regular French Verbs Ending in -IR

Regular French Verbs Ending in -IR  A high percentage of verbs in French end in -IR. These are mostly regular verbs, and conjugations in the present tense follow a set pattern. Scroll down for a list of common -IR verbs and to watch my video lesson on regular -IR verbs in the present, past, andContinue reading “Regular French Verbs Ending in -IR”

List of Regular French Verbs Ending in -ER

Regular French Verbs Ending in -ER  A very high percentage of verbs in French end in -ER. These are for the most part regular verbs, and their conjugation in the present tense follows a set pattern; you just need to drop the -ER ending of the infinitive form of the verb (in English, the infinitiveContinue reading “List of Regular French Verbs Ending in -ER”

French Prepositions of Place

The following are sixteen of the most common French prepositions of location. Practice and master these prepositions to say where people and things are located in relation to other people and things.  Note that many of these prepositions are followed by de. This means you may need to form a contraction depending on the numberContinue reading “French Prepositions of Place”

French Possessive Adjectives

Use French possessive adjectives to say who something belongs to.  Possessive adjectives replace articles. In English we would say:  MY, YOUR, HIS, HER, OUR and THEIR. Watch my video lesson on possessive adjectives below. There are more possessive adjectives in French than in English.  It all goes back to gender and number, which are alwaysContinue reading “French Possessive Adjectives”

Level A1 – 20 French Dictées

“Dictation is the transcription of spoken text: one person who is “dictating” speaks and another who is “taking dictation” writes down the words as they are spoken. Among speakers of several languages, dictation is used as a test of language skill, similar to spelling bees in the English-speaking world.” You can watch the first ofContinue reading “Level A1 – 20 French Dictées”

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