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The infinitive mode in French – Practice

The infinitive mode in French - Practice

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C’est le rêve de ne rien faire en vacances.

The infinitive mode in French - Practice - Comment marche l'infinitif en français? - How does the infinitive work in French? Practice with Anne's AUDIO.

En anglais, l'infinitif se forme avec ‘to’: to love, to speak.

En français, c'est à la find que l'on trouve la marque de l'infinitif.

In English, the infinitive form always uses ‘to’: to love, to speak.

In French, it is at the end of the verb that you see the mark of the infinitive form. It has one of the following endings:

  • –ER in AIMER – called ‘verbes du 1ier groupe
  • –IR in FINIR – those –IR verbs that happen to have a past participle in –I and a present participle in –issant are called ‘verbes du 2ième groupe’
  • –OIR in S’ASSEOIR – are called ‘verbes du 3ième groupe’
  • –RE in PRENDRE – are also called ‘verbes du 3ième groupe’

Review the rules here.

Find the translation into English and write down the letter that corresponds in the table below.

Faire de la natation est bon pour la santé. 1 A I’ll go to Bordeaux after having booked a hotel room.
J’irai à Bordeaux après avoir réservé un hôtel. 2 B It’s a dream to not do anything on vacation.
C’est le rêve de ne rien faire en vacances. 3 C Swimming is good for your health.

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1 2 3

Réponses - Answers

1 2 3
C A B

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Faire de la natation est bon pour la santé. Swimming is good for your health.
J’irai à Bordeaux après avoir réservé un hôtel. I’ll go to Bordeaux after having booked a hotel room.
C’est le rêve de ne rien faire en vacances. It’s a dream to not do anything on vacation.

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Porte-drapeau aux JO – Français Tel Quel

Porte-drapeau aux JO – Français Tel Quel

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Porte-drapeau aux JO – Français Tel Quel – Learn more French with this very very advanced post featuring French people talking and Anne’s worksheets.

 C’est un honneur d’être le porte-drapeau aux JO. Jason Lamy-Chappuis a eu cette chance. Il nous en parle ainsi que la ministre des sports. Écoutons ce qu’ils ont à dire.

It is an honor to be the flag bearer at the Olympics. Jason Lamy-Chappuis had the chance. He tells us about it as well as the sports minister. Let’s listen to what they have to say.

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  • script
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  • winter sports in French
  • bon vs. bien
  • mauvais vs. mal
  • meilleur vs. mieux
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Porte-drapeau aux JO

C’est une grosse responsabilité. Je vais essayer de, de faire du mieux que je peux. En tous cas, euh, c’est, ...

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à gogo – French expression

à gogo - French expression

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des yaourts

What does the French expression ‘ fou furieux ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

à gogo means in profusion, tons of, plenty of, galore.

  • « Va prendre des yaourts au supermarché. Y'en a à gogo. »
  • "Go and get yoghurt at the supermarket. There are tons of them."

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On va voir le Tour de France – Advanced French

On va voir le Tour de France

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Devinez où France va cette année. Elle est très contente car elle emmène son neveu voir le Tour de France. Écoutons son histoire.

Guess where France is going this year. She’s so happy because she’s bringing her nephew to see the Tour de France race. Let’s listen to her story.

In the companion worksheet – 18 pages

  • text
  • translation
  • facts about le Tour de France
  • Tour de France vocabulary
  • Amener, Emmener, etc.
  • command forms review
  • practice on all of the above

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On va voir le Tour de France

Je regarde le Tour de France tous les ans et tous jours à la télé. Cette année, je suis contente car il passe dans ma ville. Je…

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faire la belle – French expression

faire la belle - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ faire la belle mean? 'take care of your onions'? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s audio

faire la belle faire to make/do, la belle the beautiful faire la belle means to play the third match/game that will determine the winner, to play the deciding match/game, to go on a tie-breaker.

  • « Tu as gagné le premier jeu, j’ai gagné le second. On est ex aequo. On fait la belle ? »
  • " You won the first game, I won the second one. We are tied. Should we go on a tie-breaker?"

Tenses and Modes

présent : nous faisons la belle

imparfait : nous faisions la belle

present subjunctive: que nous fassions la belle

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Voiture sans chauffeur – Dictée

Voiture sans chauffeur – French Dictation - Dictée

deudeucherougeDo this French dictation with Anne and make a lot of progress this week. It’s called ‘Voiture sans chauffeur’ and that means ‘Driverless car’.

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Voiture sans chauffeur

Bientôt, on verra des malvoyants ou même des non-voyants conduire des voitures, c’est incroyable. Des recherches...

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