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Perfect Tense of Avoir + Passer

PERFECT TENSE OF AVOIR + Use of PASSER The Perfect Tense of AVOIR is formed by the Present Tense of Avoir + the Past Participle of Avoir – EU. J’ai  +  eu   = I had, I have had E.g. J’ai eu une bonne surprise. I had a lovely surprise. Tu as eu peur. You were frightened. Il a eu envie […]

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Spanish Numbers Song

SING NUMBERS IN SPANISH 0 – 10 Sing and count numbers 0 to 10 in Spanish in a friendly song for kids which includes useful Pronunciation Practice: –  Hasta = up to/until ‘H’s are silent in Spanish –  CachoRRo = puppy: Roll your Spanish double ‘RR’s! The letter C in Spanish: C in Cuatro (4) sounds like the C in ‘Cat’. C […]

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Ma Voiture Story: Present + Past Tenses

FRENCH DOG STORY – MA VOITURE Present + Past Tense Story Practice Short Story, Video Clip + Transcript, Online Quiz + Gap Fill Exercise. The story begins in the  Present tense and switches to the Perfect Tense.  (Maggie is Billy’s mother) MA VOITURE! Maggie et Billy aiment aller en voiture. Mais Maggie est souvent très sale, […]

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Ser and Estar Story Practice

SER AND ESTAR PRACTICE – Hedgehog Story The purpose of this short story is to illustrate and practise the difference between SER and ESTAR.  It includes a video, worksheets + an Online Quiz: SER        – soy, eres, es, somos, sois, son ESTAR – estoy, estàs, està, estamos, estàis, estàn SER – for […]

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Spanish Song in the Imperfect Tense

EL PERRITO CHIQUITITO Spanish Song for Children in the Imperfect Tense about a little puppy that wanted to escape and explore … Había una vez –  Once upon a time … Había una vez un perrito chiquitito Once upon a time there was a little puppy! Un Perrito Chiquitito is sung to the tune of […]

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Cielito Lindo: Lyrics + Guitar chords

Cielito Lindo – Lyrics + Chords Learn to sing and play Cielito Lindo. Lyrics, easy Guitar Chords, Video Clip + Spanish/English Translation. Cielito Lindo is a Mexican folksong in triple time (3 beats in the bar). It is in the shape of a ‘Seguidilla’. The tune lends itself to being sung to different words. For […]

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French Direct Object Pronouns

FRENCH DIRECT OBJECT PRONOUNS How to use and recognise Le, La, L’, Les  as Direct Object Pronouns. Spot the Direct Object in this sentence: The boy –  sees –  the dog ‘The boy’ is the subject.  ‘Sees’ is the verb.  ‘The dog’ is the direct object. Here is the sentence again using a direct object pronoun: The […]

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My Room in Spanish

Describe your room in Spanish Learn the Vocabulary + Prepositions to say what you have in your room: Tengo  – I have + Vocabulary + Prepositions to say where things are. ¿Qué tengo en mi cuarto? What do I have in my bedroom? VOCABULARY: una cama             a bed una cómoda    […]

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The Verb Tener – Present Tense

THE VERB TENER (to have) – Uses of Tener in the Present Tense Video, Online Quiz + Worksheets: TENER = to have. E.g. Tengo un amigo  –  I have a friend – – – TENER + AGE Use Tener to say your age in Spanish: Tengo doce años  =  I am twelve (I have 12 […]

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The verb Tener – Tengo

USES OF THE VERB TENER in the 1st PERSON – TENGO = I HAVE Video Clip +  PDF Worksheet. Tener is an irregular Spanish verb which means to have. Tener is also used to mean ‘to be’ with AGE + FEELINGS in Spanish. Tener   = to have Tengo  = I have Tienes = You have ¿Qué […]

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Talk about School in Spanish

TALK ABOUT SCHOOL IN SPANISH Why do you go to School? Spanish Verb Practice for Children Learn to say why you go to school and what you do there using verbs in the present tense. Two different schools are included, a normal school + a dog agility class. Video, Questions,  Worksheet  +   Online Quiz. VERBS: […]

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On + Verbs about School in French

ON + VERBS – TALK ABOUT SCHOOL IN FRENCH Que fait-on?  Qu’est-ce qu’on fait? = What do we do? Qu’est-ce qu’on fait à l’école? = What do we do at school? On is always used with verbs in the 3rd person singular. It is an impersonal subject pronoun. On = one, we, you, people, someone … Practice […]

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Spanish Verbs: Hay + Hay que

INSTRUCTIONS IN SPANISH Using HAY QUE Video Clip, Story, Worksheet + an Online Quiz. Hay  = There is + There are Hay que    = you/one/we must, need or should … Hay que goes with a second verb in the infinitive. Hay que is an instruction to do what the infinitive verb that follows it means. […]

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il y a + il faut – Verbs + Story

IL Y A + IL FAUT Il y a + il faut are impersonal French verb phrases, always used in the 3rd person singular. Il y a     =  There is + there are Il y a =  3rd person singular of  AVOIR + y (= there) Il y a du nutella =  There is some nutella Il y […]

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French Adjectives in front of the Noun

ADJECTIVES BEFORE THE NOUN IN FRENCH Unlike most French adjectives, a small number of  adjectives go BEFORE the noun.  Learn them.  You will use them a lot: petit = small – petit – petite  – petits  – petites grand = big/great – grand –  grande  – grands   – grandes long = long long  – […]

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My Birthday in Spanish

MY BIRTHDAY IN SPANISH Mi cumpleaños  =  my birthday Learn how to ask and say the date of your birthday in Spanish: Mi cumpleaños es … = My birthday is … Mi cumpleños es el tres de enero. = My birthday is the 3rd of January. – Learn and say months and dates in Spanish – Listen […]

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My Birthday in French

MY BIRTHDAY IN FRENCH – How to ask and answer questions about birthdays in French. Vocabulary in a story about a birthday celebration, including a list of days and months of the year in French. Video Clip,   Online Quiz   + Worksheet. Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire? When is your birthday? C’est le …   = […]

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The Weather in Spanish

THE WEATHER IN SPANISH Vocabulary + Practice using Spanish Weather Terms in context with focus on the different seasons of the year. Video Clip +  Online Quiz   and  Free Worksheet for Revision and Practice: ¿Qué tiempo hace?  What is the weather like? El Tiempo  the weather ¿Qué tiempo hace?  What is the weather like? El […]

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The Weather in French – Le Temps

THE WEATHER IN FRENCH French Weather Vocabulary + Practice via a video clip + Worksheet, + Online Quiz:  Quel temps fait-il? What is the weather like? Short sentences describe autumn, winter, spring and summer in French +  the four seasons. Work with the video clip and translation practice below. Then follow up with more practice via the following seasonal […]

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Promenons-nous dans les bois

PROMENONS NOUS DANS LES BOIS French song for children about going for a walk in the woods and asking a wolf whether he is there plus what he is doing. Read the lyrics and join in with the video clip. The song is very similar to ‘What’s the time, Mr Wolf’,  but the wolf is getting […]