Where to place the adjective: before or after the noun? (Level A-B)

In general: · the ‘default’ place for the adjective is after the noun; · certain ‘basic’ or ‘functional’ adjectives go before the noun; · certain adjectives change their meaning or emphasis depending on whether they’re before or after the noun. Adjectives that go before the noun 1) Adjectives with basic meaning The following adjectives generally … Read more

Pronoms: Y ou EN (Level A)

 1) Y refers to a previously mentioned or implied place; it is normally translated by “there” in English. Are you going to the bank today? No, I’m going (there) tomorrow. Tu vas à la banque aujourd’hui ? Non, j’y vais demain. We’re going to the store. Do you want to go (there)? Nous allons au magasin. Tu veux … Read more

Asking questions and review verbs (Level A1)

How to ask a question for which the answer is OUI or NON? Exemple: Do you speak French? (formal or plural)—> EST-CE QUE vous parlez francais? Oui, je parle francais. Does your friend like traveling?—> EST-CE QUE ton ami aime voyager? Oui, mon ami aime voyager. Do your friends like watching TV?—> EST-CE QUE tes … Read more

French comprehension – Use of past tense (Levels A1 and +)

Activity A: Listening Comprehension  See transcript Activity B: Grammar – conjugate in Passe Compose Use online verb conjugation tool    Activity C: Listening comprehension Listen to the following conversation and report what he does ______________________________ Submit answers or contact a French tutor for more information

Present Tense – summary and practices (Level A and +)

Review of verbs in the present tense For more verbs and use online verb conjugator   Exercise 1   Exercise 2   Exercise 3 Make one sentence using the following verbs: DEVOIR (Must) – POUVOIR (can) – VENIR (to come) –  PRENDRE (to take) – VOIR ( to see) – DESCENDRE (to go down) // … Read more

Grammar review: “Tout, toute, tous, toutes” (Levels A-B)

‘Tout’  devant un nom  s’accorde avec le nom en genre et en nombre. Exemple: Tout enfant portera un manteau ( each child…);  Tous les enfants (= all the children) porteront un manteau;    Toutes les filles (=all the girls…) porteront un manteau. Devant un verbe, le  pronom, ‘tout’  varie et peut devenir toute(s) au féminin et  ‘tous’ au … Read more

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