Chapitre 3 - Pendant et après les cours

In this unit we are going to talk about things you do during and after school.  The main learning objective is the “er” verbs!!

Learning Expectations:

By the end of this unit, we’ll be able to:

  • talk about what you do in school
  • talk about what you and your friends do after school
  • identify and shop for school supplies
  • talk about what you don’t do
  • tell your friends what you like and don’t like to do
  • discuss schools in France

Le 11-18 juin - Vive les vacances!!

posted Jun 12, 2016, 1:14 PM by   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 4:38 AM ]

This week we get to enjoy un délicieux petit déjeuner françaisII  Merci to all the students (and parents) who volunteered to bring croissants, pains au chocolat et chocolat chaud!!

I hope that you learned a lot of French this year and, especially, had a little fun.  Learning a new language is very difficult.  Try to keep it up this summer by listening to French music or, maybe, watching some French movies (with English subtitles).  Most of all, have a wonderful and safe summer break!!  

Vive les vacances!!

Le 29 mai - 1er juin - Les verbes en "er" - Petite Interro

posted May 22, 2016, 2:56 AM by   [ updated May 27, 2018, 11:46 AM ]

This week, we will finish reviewing the regular "er" verbs (including the negative) and will have a petite interro on Thursday and Friday. 

Check out all the online help on the regular "er" verb available on my site.

Le 4-8 juin - aimer + infinitif

posted Jun 6, 2015, 4:25 AM by   [ updated Jun 3, 2018, 2:43 AM ]

This week, we will learn about using the verbs aimer, adorer and détester with the infinitive of another verb.

In English, when we want to say whether we like or don't like to do something, we say something like:

He likes to work.


She hates to arrive on time.

Notice that we conjugate the first verb (like) but not the second verb (to work or to arrive).  The second verb is in the infinitive form.  This is the same in French:

Il aime travailler.


Elle déteste arriver à l'heure.

The negative form is "around" the first verb because that is what you don't like to do:

Il n'aime pas travailler.


Elle ne déteste pas arriver à l'heure.

You can practice this on page 25 of the homelearning packet.

Le 21-25 mai - Vocabulaire 2 et les verbes reguliers en "er"

posted May 23, 2014, 4:54 AM by   [ updated May 20, 2018, 6:12 AM ]

So we are now finishing up the new vocabulary from chapter 3.  We will have la petite interro this week!!  Check out the various online vocabulary review sites listed in the Online Practice section of the website.

After the quiz, we will learn how to conjugate the most common set of regular verbs in French: "ER" verbs.  Since I've already talked to you about this, it should be a little easier to get.  These verbs are called "regular" because they all follow the same regular pattern.  Their infinitives end in "ER".  Examples or regular "ER" verbs include: parler, écouter and habiter.  

To conjugate a regular "ER" verb, you remove the "ER" - the rest is called the stem.  So for parler, parl is the stem.You then add the ending to the stem depending on the subject (the person, place or thing that performs the action):

Person   Singular             Plural
1st          Je parle             Nous parlons
2nd         Tu parles           Vous parlez
3rd          Il/elle/on parle   Ils/elles parlent

Note that, although the endings for je, tu, il/elle/on, ils/elles are spelled differently, they are not pronounced. The good thing is that once you know how to conjugate one regular ER verb, you can conjugate them all!!

In order to practice the use of the conjugation of ER verbs, check out the Online Practice section and compete worksheet, page 22 and podcast, activité 6 on page A17 of the Homelearning Packet.

Le 7-18 mai - Vocabulaire 1 & 2

posted May 17, 2014, 4:04 AM by   [ updated May 11, 2018, 6:24 AM ]

We have started our new unit and covered the first set of vocabulary words.  We also started to learn how to conjugate regular "ER" verbs which I will talk about later.

This week, we will start the second set of vocabulary words from pages 86-87 of chapter 3.  Homelearning: Create and learn flashcards for next class so you can play the flashcard game!!  We will include both sets of flashcards for the game.


Homelearning: You will also want to complete the worksheet on page 20 and Podcast - Activité 4 on page A16 of the homelearning packet so that you are better prepared for the petite interro.

Le 1-4 mai - Vocabulaire 1

posted May 8, 2014, 5:00 AM by   [ updated Apr 27, 2018, 6:26 AM ]

In this unit we are going to talk about things you do during and after school.  The main learning objective is the “er” verbs!!  During the end of this week and next week, we will cover the first part of the vocabulary. Let’s look at the vocabulary from pages 82 & 83 of Chapter 3.   


Homelearning: You will also want to complete the worksheet on page 19 and Podcast - Activité 2 on page A15 of the homelearning packet so that you are better prepared for the petite interro.

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