French Verbs

French Verb Practice for Children

Online French verb practice with video clip and printable worksheets:
Avoir, Être, Negatives, likes/dislikes, Aller + infinitive verbs (the near future tense), reflexive verbs, contrast between imperfect and past tenses …

AVOIR, ÊTRE and FAIRE

THE VERB AVOIR
a) Avoir in the 1st Person: J’AI – I HAVE
J’ai – 1st person present tense
+ Online Quiz

b) Present Tense of AVOIR: AVOIR PRACTICE

c)  Practice using the Past Participle of AVOIR + How to ask if somebody has had a good holiday, Christmas, summer, weekend etc:
AVOIR in the Perfect Tense
+ Online Quiz

THE VERB ÊTRE
Practice in the present tense in a description which uses indefinite + definite articles + adjectives:
Present Tense of the Verb ÊTRE
+ Online Quiz

THE VERB FAIRE
a) Que fais-tu?  Quel temps fait-il?
Learn to say what you are doing in different situations, often weather related:
Faire – Practice, Video + Worksheets
+ Online Quiz

b) JOUER versus FAIRE
How to talk about SPORT in the Present Tense.
Jouer au + Faire de …
+ Online Quiz

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5.  NEGATIVES IN FRENCH
Friendly short story full of examples of how negatives wrap around verbs in French: The Bone from Twitter
+ Online Quiz

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KS3 MODAL VERBS

Practice using modal verbs to score goals in a Fifa Game.
Je veux, je peux, je dois:
Vouloir, Pouvoir, Devoir

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Il Y A / IL FAUT
Introduction and practice in a friendly story:
Il y a du nutella –  Il faut profiter ..!”
(There is some nutella.  We must make the most of it!)
Impersonal verbs –  il y a + il faut
+ Online Quiz

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ON + VERBS IN THE 3RD PERSON
a) Learn about how Carnival is celebrated at School in France in a description which uses On + Verbs in the present tense.
Carnival in France –  On + Verbs
+ Online Quiz

b)  On + Verbs in the Present Tense to talk about activities at school
Que fait-on à l’école? (Includes a dog agility class)
Qu’est-ce qu’on fait à l’école?

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THE NEAR FUTURE – ALLER + INFINITIVE
Practice using the Near Future to plan a holiday somewhere quiet, with no internet access, phone signal or opportunity to message friends or play video games: Aller + Infinitive
  + Online Quiz

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PAST, PRESENT + FUTURE TENSES

a)  Practice using Passé composé in a short story followed by likes and dislikes in the Present Tense:
Maggie a grandi

b)  Short story that begins in the Present Tense before moving to the Perfect Tense (passé composé) to ‘solve’ the problem:
Ma Voiture Dog Story

c)  Present, perfect (passé composé), and Future + Aller Questions and answers about:  My Summer Holidays

d)  Practice using the Imperfect and Perfect Tenses in a short, friendly description of a young puppy growing up.  Clear examples of things that happened (perfect tense) while the puppy was growing up (imperfect tense):
A New Puppy

REFLEXIVE VERBS

a)  Practice using many reflexive verbs to describe a special birthday: Reflexive Verb Practice
+ Online Quiz

b)  Pick out the reflexive verbs in this account of a boy’s daily routine:
Daily Routine in French

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KS3/4 STORY VOCABULARY, PRESENT TENSE
True story about a fire in the Present Tense full of useful KS3/4 vocabulary about respecting and protecting the environment:
Fire in the Mountains!
+ Online Quiz

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ÊTRE + PERFECT TENSE OF MONTER + DESCENDRE
Monter + Descendre belong to the list of irregular verbs which use ÊTRE rather than AVOIR in the passé composé (perfect tense)
HOWEVER, they change back to using Avoir when they have a Direct Object:
Perfect Tense of Monter and Descendre – AVOIR or ÊTRE?

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Click here for video resources that put French Grammar in context:
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Verbs need practice. Learn to conjugate them, and learn them by heart:  Recommendation:
Le Nouveau Bescherelle is a small, excellent reference book which conjugates 12,000 French verbs.

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