Expressing nuances with subjunctive, conditional and future (Levels B1 and +)

Use of subjunctive The subjunctive is used mostly with verbs or adverbs expressing desire, doubt, or eventuality; it may also express an order. It is almost always preceded by the conjunction que (that). Ex: Il faut que nous partions // Tu preferes qu’il vienne Note: it is possible to replace the conjugated subjunctive form with indicative … Read more Expressing nuances with subjunctive, conditional and future (Levels B1 and +)

3 irregular French verbs: Aller – Venir – Voir (present tense)

Present tense Verbe ALLER (to go) — followed by prepositions such as  ‘à’ (to) ‘chez’ (at) Je vais (I go) Tu vas (You go – informal) Il/Elle va (He / She goes) Nous allons (We go) Vous allez (You go – pural / formal) Ils/Elles vont (They go)   Verbe VENIR (to come) — often … Read more 3 irregular French verbs: Aller – Venir – Voir (present tense)

Date and Time in French (Level A)

MONTHS OF THE YEAR / LES MOIS DE L’ANNEE Listen to the pronunciation January janvier /ʒɑ̃vje/ February février /fevʀije/ March mars /maʀs/ April avril /avʀil/ May mai /mɛ/ June juin /ʒɥɛ̃/ July juillet /ʒɥijɛ/ August août /u(t)/ September septembre /sɛptɑ̃bʀ/ October octobre /ɔktɔbʀ/ November novembre /nɔvɑ̃bʀ/ December décembre /desɑ̃bʀ/ month le mois /lə mwa/ year … Read more Date and Time in French (Level A)

Connectors in French – Listening comprehension (Level A2 and +)

1) Review connectors in French – Expression cause, consequence, and objectives 2) Exercise: Select the right connectors in the following text 3) Listen to the full corrected text _______________________________________ Register below to schedule a live session with a French tutor

Reading comprehension in French – ‘Pourquoi suivons-nous la mode?’ (Level B- C)

Read and converse in French — Review French vocabulary and expressions _________________________________________ Pourquoi suivons-nous tous les tendances comme des abrutis ? Par essence, la mode est une manière temporaire de penser, de faire, de s’habiller surtout. Propre à chaque époque, elle n’en est pas moins récurrente puisque toute nouvelle mode n’est finalement que le retour … Read more Reading comprehension in French – ‘Pourquoi suivons-nous la mode?’ (Level B- C)

French culture – Commemoration of November 11th (Levels A2 – advanced)

November 11th is the commemoration of the end of the 1st world war.  Several symbols are referring to the event. 1. Coquelicots et bleuets, fleurs symboles de la Grande Guerre Listen to words listed in green below Le coquelicot et le bleuet sont devenues les fleurs symboles de la guerre de 1914-1918 . Dans les … Read more French culture – Commemoration of November 11th (Levels A2 – advanced)

French Grammar – Feminin ou Masculin (Level A)

SECTION 1 – noms Every noun in French has a gender – a chair (une chaise) is feminine, a bed (un lit) is masculine… So how do you know which gender is a noun? Easy steps 1) Use google translate. Make sure to use an article (a) before the noun. When you do that, the … Read more French Grammar – Feminin ou Masculin (Level A)

French Grammar – Review of the use of Subjunctive (Level B – C)

The subjunctive is used mostly with verbs or adverbs expressing desire, doubt or eventuality; it may also express an order. It is almost always preceded by the conjunction que (that).   Exercise Complete the following sentences [use conjugation tool] 1. Il faut que tu (être)  à l’heure à ton cours. 2. Le professeur exige qu’ils (écrire)  au moins ce … Read more French Grammar – Review of the use of Subjunctive (Level B – C)

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