French Sentence Structure Activity

Comparing French and English Sentence Structure This mini-course includes four videos in which I lead you progressively through texts that begin at the A1 beginner level and move up to the B2 upper-intermediate level by the end.  👇 🎥 Watch the video below to hear all of the sentences being read aloud 🎥 👇  AllContinue reading “French Sentence Structure Activity”

French Imperfect Tense Endings Chart

French Imperfect Tense 👉 Lesson: How and when to use the imperfect tense 👈 MORE VERB ENDINGS CHARTS Regular verbs ending in ER, IR, and DRE French imperfect tense Le futur simple Le conditionnel Le subjonctif RELATED POSTS

French Sentence Structure – Venir de

He had just finished his tea. Il venait juste de finir son thé. 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 alsoContinue reading “French Sentence Structure – Venir de”

French Grammar Review – Regular and irregular French verbs in 3 tenses with pronouns

Practice French verbs and pronouns using the circling 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 aContinue reading “French Grammar Review – Regular and irregular French verbs in 3 tenses with pronouns”

French Double Pronouns Chart

French Double Pronouns A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun.  Pronouns can do all of the things that nouns can do. For example, you may want to use a direct object or indirect object pronoun, a reflexive pronoun, or an adverbial pronoun such as Y or EN to avoid repetition. Make sure you understand how to useContinue reading “French Double Pronouns Chart”

An/Année – Jour/Journée – Soir/Soirée – Matin/Matinée

🎥 Scroll down to watch my comprehensive video lesson on how to use these words 🎥 It can be difficult to know when use which of these words, and how to make the right choice.   MASCULINE FEMININE a day un jour une journée an evening un soir une soirée a morning un matin une matinéeContinue reading “An/Année – Jour/Journée – Soir/Soirée – Matin/Matinée”

How to use the pronoun EN in French

The French pronoun EN replaces a QUANTITY EN refers to a noun that has been introduced by: 👉 De – de la – du – des – d’ – un – une, or any other number👉 Expressions of quantity like:  un verre de / un kilo de / une bouteille de..👉 Adverbs of quantity like: Continue reading “How to use the pronoun EN in French”

Obliger à / Obligé(e) de

OBLIGER À + INFINITIF (verbe): Contraindre ou lier (quelqu’un) par une obligation morale, légale. To compel or bind (somebody) by a moral, legal obligation. When obliger is used as a verb, it is often followed by an infinitive. In this case, use the preposition à after the verb. 👉 On nous oblige à faire desContinue reading “Obliger à / Obligé(e) de”

Je suis confus(e) – Common Mistake in French

How not to say I’m confused in French Don’t make this common mistake… In English, we often say I’m confused or I’m so confused. It could be tempting translate in French as “Je suis confus(e)”, but that would be a big mistake, and you likely would not be understood. Observe the following translations of JeContinue reading “Je suis confus(e) – Common Mistake in French”

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