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Review and Conversation Practice

Review and Conversation Practice

Lesson 23: Review and Conversation Practice

Introduction

Welcome to Lesson 23, where we’ll consolidate our knowledge from previous lessons through review and conversation practice. This lesson is designed to reinforce your understanding of basic prepositions, the verb “aller,” country names in French, the present tense, frequency adverbs, possessive adjectives, common adjectives, discussing weather and time, hobbies and leisure activities, and directions and locations.

Review Highlights

➡︎ Basic Prepositions

Recall “à,” “de,” “sous,” “sur,” etc., and their uses in sentences.

➡︎ The Verb “Aller”

Practice conjugating “aller” and using it to discuss destinations.

➡︎  Countries in French

Review the names of countries and their corresponding prepositions.

➡︎ Present Tense

Reinforce the regular and irregular verbs in the present tense.

➡︎ Frequency Adverbs

Recall how to express frequency in activities.

➡︎ Possessive Adjectives

Practice using possessive adjectives in sentences to show ownership.

➡︎ Common Adjectives

Review the top 10 French adjectives and their correct gender and number agreement.

➡︎ Discussing Weather and Time

Recall how to talk about the weather and tell time in French.

➡︎ Hobbies and Leisure Activities

Review vocabulary related to common hobbies and leisure activities.

➡︎ Directions and Locations

Reinforce the expressions used to ask for and give directions.


🍀 Conversation Practice 🍀


Now, let’s apply what we’ve learned in some conversation scenarios. Each scenario combines elements from the lessons above.

Scenario 1: Meeting a New Friend

  • Discuss where you’re from, your hobbies, and how often you do them.

Scenario 2: Planning a Day Out

  • Use weather vocabulary to suggest activities and use directions to explain how to get to various locations.

Scenario 3: At a Party

  • Describe people at the party using adjectives, talk about relationships using possessive adjectives, and discuss plans using the verb “aller.”

Exercise: Create Your Dialogue

Choose one of the scenarios above and write a short dialogue, incorporating the grammar and vocabulary from previous lessons. Aim to use a variety of structures and expressions.

Conclusion

This lesson aimed to integrate and practice the French language skills we’ve developed. Continue practicing these scenarios, and don’t hesitate to mix elements from different lessons to build more complex and rich conversations. Bonne chance!

Lesson 12: Review and Basic Conversation

Lesson 12: Review and Basic Conversation

Review of Previous Lessons:

In this lesson, we will review the key concepts and vocabulary covered in the previous lessons. This review will help reinforce your understanding of French basics.

Greetings and Phrases:

Français Prononciation en anglais Anglais
Bonjour [bon-zhoor] Hello
Bonsoir [bon-swahr] Good evening
Bonne nuit [bon nwee] Good night
Salut [sa-loo] Hi
Comment ça va ? [kom-mawn sah vah] How are you?
Ça va bien [sah vah byan] I’m fine
Merci [mair-see] Thank you
S’il vous plaît [seel voo pleh] Please
Excusez-moi [ex-kew-zay mwah] Excuse me
Au revoir [oh ruh-vwar] Goodbye

Numbers:

  • Numbers from 1 to 20
Français Prononciation en anglais Anglais
1 (un) [uh] One
2 (deux) [duh] Two
3 (trois) [twa] Three
4 (quatre) [katruh] Four
5 (cinq) [sank] Five
6 (six) [sees] Six
7 (sept) [sept] Seven
8 (huit) [wheet] Eight
9 (neuf) [nuhf] Nine
10 (dix) [dees] Ten
11 (onze) [onz] Eleven
12 (douze) [dooz] Twelve
13 (treize) [trez] Thirteen
14 (quatorze) [katohrz] Fourteen
15 (quinze) [keenz] Fifteen
16 (seize) [sehz] Sixteen
17 (dix-sept) [dees sept] Seventeen
18 (dix-huit) [dees wheet] Eighteen
19 (dix-neuf) [dees nuhf] Nineteen
20 (vingt) [vahn] Twenty

Listen and fill in the missing number.

answers

a. Elle a deux chats. (She has two cats.)

b. Il y a trois livres sur la table. (There are three books on the table.)

c. Nous avons quatre vélos. (We have four bicycles.)

d. Seize amis sont ici. (16 friends are here.)

e. Mon frère a six pommes. (My brother has six apples.)

f. Il a sept sœurs. (He has seven sisters.)

g. Nous avons huit crayons de couleur. (We have eight colored pencils.)

h. Elle a dixneuf amis. (She has 19 friends.)

i. Vingt étudiants participent à la classe. (Twenty students are participating in the class.)

Days of the Week and Months of the Year:

  • Days of the week (e.g., lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi, dimanche)
  • Months of the year (e.g., janvier, février, mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, août, septembre, octobre, novembre, décembre)

Personal Pronouns:

French Subject Pronouns English Translation
je I
tu You (singular, informal)
il / elle / on He/She/One
nous We
vous You (plural, formal)
ils / elles They (masculine/feminine)

Verbs:

  • The verb “être” (to be)
  • The verb “avoir” (to have)
  • Regular Verbs Ending in “-er” and Pronunciation Tips

Articles:

  • Definite and indefinite articles (e.g., le, la, les, un, une, des)

Adjectives:

  • Basic colors and adjectives
  • Adjective position

Simple Interrogative Sentences:

  • Asking yes/no questions (e.g., Est-ce que tu aimes le chocolat ?)

Simple Negative Sentences:

  • Forming negative sentences (e.g., Je n’aime pas les légumes.)

Basic Conversation Practice:

Let’s engage in some basic conversation practice to apply what we’ve learned. Feel free to use the phrases and vocabulary from the previous lessons to have a simple conversation.

Example Conversation:

Example Conversation 1: Greetings 1/2

  • Person A: Bonjour !
  • Person B: Bonjour ! Comment ça va ?
  • Person A: Ça va bien, merci. Et toi ?
  • Person B: Ça va bien aussi. Bonne journée !
  • Person A: Merci, toi aussi !
answers
  • Person A: Good morning!
  • Person B: Good morning! How are you?
  • Person A: I’m fine, thank you. And you?
  • Person B: I’m good too. Have a great day!
  • Person A: Thank you, you too!

Example Conversation 2: Greetings 2/2

— Person A: Bonjour ! Comment ça va ?

— Person B: Bonjour ! Ça va bien, merci. Et toi ?

— Person A: Ça va bien aussi, merci.

— Person B: Au revoir !

— Person A: Au revoir !

answers

— Person A: Hello! How are you?

— Person B: Hello! I’m good, thank you. And you?

— Person A: I’m good too, thank you.

— Person B: Goodbye! Person A: Goodbye!

Example Conversation 3: Ordering Food

— Person A: Bonsoir, une pizza margherita, s’il vous plaît.

— Person B: D’accord. Une pizza margherita. Vous désirez une boisson ?

— Person A: Un verre de vin rouge, s’il vous plaît.

— Person B: Parfait. Une pizza margherita et un verre de vin rouge.

— Person A: Oui, merci.

answers

— Person A: Good evening, a margherita pizza, please.

— Person B: Alright. One margherita pizza. Would you like a drink?

— Person A: A glass of red wine, please.

— Person B: Perfect. One margherita pizza and a glass of red wine.

— Person A: Yes, thank you.

Example Conversation 4: Talking About the Weather

— Person A:  Il fait beau aujourd’hui…

— Person B:  Oui, le soleil brille. C’est agréable.

— Person A:  Oui, c’est vraiment agréable.

— Person B:  C’est parfait pour une promenade.

— Person A:  Absolument !

answers

— Person A: It’s a beautiful day today…

— Person B: Yes, the sun is shining. It’s pleasant.

— Person A: Yes, it’s really nice.

— Person B: It’s perfect for a walk.

— Person A: Absolutely!

Example Conversation 5: Planning an Event

— Person A: Salut ! Est-ce que tu viens à la fête samedi prochain ?

— Person B: Oui, je serai là. La fête commence à quelle heure ?

— Person A: À 20 heures.

— Person B:  Merci.

answers

— Person A: Hi! Are you coming to the party next Saturday?

— Person B: Yes, I’ll be there. What time does the party start?

— Person A: At 8 o’clock.

— Person B: Thank you.

Homework:

Your homework for this lesson is to have a short conversation in French with a friend or partner. Use the greetings, phrases, and questions you’ve learned in this review. Practice makes perfect!

In the next lesson, we will start exploring more advanced topics in the French language. Congratulations on completing the basics!

Remember to review and practice regularly to reinforce your French language skills. Bonne chance! (Good luck!)