French Grammar: Different Tenses Present, Past, Future Tenses

How well do you know the French Present, Past, Future Tenses ?

One of the efficient ways to assimilate grammar is to use it in a meaningful context.

Read the story of a person who lives in France. Choose the appropriate form of the verb. The present, past and the future tenses are used. This exercise is useful not only to check your knowledge of the different forms of different important French verbs, it is also an example of how to speak about you: where you are from, what your nationality is, what your work is, what you did in the past and what you would like to do in the future. 

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Edith Piaf Je ne regrette rien Lyrics Paroles

Edith Piaf Je ne regrette rien French Lesson

Listen to this iconic French song and try to fill in the lyrics in the exercise below.

This song is quite interesting in terms of learning content. Several interesting expressions are still in use today, lots of basic albeit important vocabulary. And the famous “trilling” French r that that was quite in vogue at that epoch.

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Describing Weather in French

Weather in French in France

Weather Vocabulary in French

This lesson is A1 CEFR lesson to describe the weather in French in a simple way.

To speak about weather in French, there are three simple ways to do this. You can use either “Il fait + adjective”, which literally means “It makes cold / hot / bad / etc.”, or you can use “Il y a ….” (There is ….).

There are 12 sentences in this lesson followed by a quiz and exercises section.

Quel temps fait-il ?

What’s the weather like ?

Il fait froid.

It’s cold.

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Apparence physique: Physical appearance

French Vocabulary Appearance

French vocabulary to speak about somebody’s appearance, how someone looks and how she / he is dressed.

English French
style, look  look
appearance apparence
casual décontracté
smart / elegant élégant
out of fashion démodé
fashionable / trendy à la mode
to look tired avoir l’air fatigué
to look sad avoir l’air triste
to look like …. ressembler à
figure une silhouette

French Sentences

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Les filles d’aujourd’hui, Joyce Jonathan

Lyrics Les filles d’aujourd’hui, Joyce Jonathan

Listen to the song and drag the missing French words. This is an easy version of the exercise. It consists of the first two verses of the song and the chorus.

It’s a great vocabulary exercise in describing people as it uses lots of interesting adjectives used in everyday French.

You should also pay attention to the liaison (la liaison in French) that is quite a distinctive feature of the French language. You should, no …,  you must use the liaison while speaking French as it makes your speech more fluent and native like. It is true whatever the language by the way.

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