How well do you know the French Present, Past, Future Tenses ?
One of the efficient ways to assimilategrammar is to use it in a meaningfulcontext.
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.
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.
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.
Reading is a great tool in language learning. It is both pleasurable and pragmatic. Reading stories that you like is not only a great language builder, it can also be a great motivator to move forward in your language learning.
However, what I find great in reading, even difficult French texts, is the suspense, the discovery I’m making with every word I’m learning, with each comprehension of each sentence that is building up as I progress through each page. That feeling is awesome. It feels like I’m deciphering some coded message.
Choose the Book YOU like.
What some of us may not realize, going through a story in a foreign language is a great vocabulary builder. Of course, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of words you need to look up. It is also advised to write them down for better memorization. Very often language learners do not consider reading a book in French as an option because of this.