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 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.


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)


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


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


  • 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 !
  • 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 !


— 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.


— 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 !


— 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.


— 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.


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!)

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