Au, à la, à l’, aux + En, à

French Prepositions: Au,  à la,  à l’, aux

French Prepositions Practice using  au,  à la,  à l’, aux in sentences that say where people are or where they are going, followed by transport prepositions (en + à) to say how they get there.

Prepositions for Place and/or Destination:
to, at, where.

au  in front of masculine words
(au = à + le … but sounds better!)
il va  au  cinéma(m) – He goes to the cinema.   

à la  in front of feminine words:
il va à la plage(f)He goes to the beach.

à l’    with ALL words beginning with a vowel:
il va à l`école   (use l’ in front of a vowel)

aux  with all plural words (masculine and feminine):
il va aux magasins
He goes to the shops.

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Prepositions for Transport – à + en
Eg:
en voiture  by car
en avion       by airplane
en bateau    by boat
en train         by train
en moto        by motorbike
à pied             on foot
à velo             by bike (en vélo can also be used – perhaps especially now that some bicycles have electric motors?!)

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This practice includes:
Video Clips (1. Introduction, 2. Listening Test)
Video Transcript
Free Worksheet
Online Quiz – below the videos + HERE

2.  Listening Test  – Pick out the Prepositions:
This video is in two parts. Write down the prepositions as you hear them in Part One, then check your answers by listening to Part Two:

Online French Quiz –
Prepositions for Place/Destination + Transport

Results

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#1. Nous allons _________ plage.

#2. Nous allons _______ avion.

#3. Le chien va ______ voiture.

#4. Elle va ________ plage aussi.

#5. Elle va _________ collège.

#6. She goes by bicycle ? 'Elle va EN vélo' is also used sometimes.

#7. Les élèves sont __________ école

#8. Ils voyagent _________ bus.

#9. Ils arrivent __________ ferme

#10. Nous allons __________ États Unis.

#11. Elle va _______ travail. Elle va _______ pied.

#12. Ils vont _________ cinéma __________ train.

#13. Ils vont ___________ Paris ________ chemin de fer.

#14. La fille va _________ magasins.

#15. Il va _______ vacances ________ Canada.

finish

Worksheet

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For a wider variety of French prepositions go to:
French Preposition Practice or
Prepositions: Billy & the Stick Insects

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