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 +)

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

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)

French grammar review: Passé Composé tense (Level A – B)

Le Passe composé est un temps très utilisé à l’oral. Il est composé de l’auxiliaire être ou avoir au présent dans la 1ère partie; et du participe passé du verbe conjugué dans la seconde partie Exemple: J’ai terminé mes devoirs  — ‘ai’ = auxiliaire avoir / ‘terminé’ =  participe passé du verbe ‘Terminer’ Souvent c’est le verbe … Read more French grammar review: Passé Composé tense (Level A – B)

Les pronoms d’objet (All levels)

Les pronoms d’objet direct: le, la, les It is used to replace an element used as a direct object  in a sentence. It is agreed in gender and number with the noun Exemple: J’aime le cinema — > Est-ce que tu aime le cinema? Oui je l’aime Complétez les phrases en utilisant le, la, les, … Read more Les pronoms d’objet (All levels)

Grammar review – ‘French Liaisons’ (A2 and +)

Liaisons obligatoires Listen to sentences in bold below Groupe nominal Après un, des, les, ces, mon, ton, son, mes, tes, ses, nos, vos, leurs, aux, aucun, tout, quels, quelles, quelques + tous les nombres  – Ex: Elle passe un examen; Ce sont des études difficiles; Je dois deux euros à Paul. Adjectif + Nom  – Ex: Elle monte les … Read more Grammar review – ‘French Liaisons’ (A2 and +)

French Grammar – Prépositions & Contractions (All Levels)

 Listen to Audio   at / to / in à /a/ during pendant /pɑ̃dɑ̃/ from / of / about de /də/ since / for depuis /dəpɥi/ at the house of chez /ʃe/ among parmi /paʀmi/ in dans / en /dɑ̃/ /ɑ̃/ between entre /ɑ̃tʀ/ for pour /puʀ/ around autour de /otuʀdə/ by / through par /paʀ/ … Read more French Grammar – Prépositions & Contractions (All Levels)

First verbs to know in French: ETRE, AVOIR, ALLER

Learn the first verbs you need to know in French TO BE === ETRE I am — Je suis You are — Tu es (informal singulier) He/She is — Il/Elle est We are — Nous sommes You are — Vous êtes (formal or  plural) They are – Ils/Elles sont   TO HAVE === AVOIR I have … Read more First verbs to know in French: ETRE, AVOIR, ALLER

Articles in French (Level A)

Learn and understand the different articles in French Articles définis  LE / LA / LES  corresponds to THE Paul est le fils de Robert et d’Anne. [ Paul is THE son of Robert and Anne] Mary est la fille d’Anne et de Robert. Mary et Paul sont les enfants de Robert et d’Anne.   Articles indéfinis … Read more Articles in French (Level A)

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