French Verbs

French Verb Practice

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

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
+ Online Quiz

c)  AVOIR in the Perfect Tense + use of the verb PASSER. 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

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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

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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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Ball Sports v Musical Instruments:

JOUER AU versus JOUER DU
Jouer + Musical Instruments v Ball Sports
+ Online Quiz

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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

–  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

–  On + Verbs to say what you go to School in French and what you do there.
Que fait-on à l’école? (Includes a dog agility class)
Qu’est-ce qu’on fait à l’école?
+ Online Quiz

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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

–  MAGGIE A GRANDI – Short Story Practice using the Passé Composé in a short story followed by likes and dislikes in the Present Tense:
Maggie has Grown
+ Online Quiz

–  MA VOITURE – Short story that begins in the Present Tense before moving to the Perfect Tense (passé composé) to ‘solve’ the problem:
Ma Voiture Dog Story
+ Online Quiz

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My Holiday in French

Practice using Present, Perfect, and Near Future Tenses:
My Summer Holidays – Past, Present, Near Future

+ Online Quiz

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Practice in the Imperfect Tense

– A NEW PUPPY using Imperfect and Perfect Tenses.
Description of a young puppy growing up in the Imperfect Tense + examples of the Perfect tense for precise things that happened during that time:
A New Puppy – Imperfect v Perfect Tense Practice
+ Online Quiz

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Reflexive Verbs

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

– Pick out the reflexive verbs in this account of a boy’s daily routine:
Daily Routine in French
+ Online Quiz

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KS3/4 Story – Fire in the Mountains

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:
FRENCH GRAMMAR PRACTICE

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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