Free French Verbs for Children
As with everywhere else on agreenmouse.com, the focus is upon LISTENING PRACTICE to help children develop their language skills:
1. VOULOIR, POUVOIR, DEVOIR:
This offers a fantastically engaging way for children to practise Je peux, je veux, je dois!
(French modal verbs)
I must (je dois!) add a big thank you here to the special person who scored the brilliant goals you will see on the video below:
2. Present Tense of the verb AVOIR:
This resource offers a variety of examples of when to use AVOIR (to have). It is quite easy to use ÊTRE (to be) by mistake when you should be using AVOIR (to have). For example, the French say ‘I have 10 years’ rather than ‘I am 10 years old’, or ‘I have thirst’ rather than ‘I am thirsty’. Don’t worry about all this if it sounds confusing, just watch the video and practise saying the sentences and it WILL help you get used to using AVOIR properly:
LES SPORTS – LIKES and DISLIKES: J’aime … Je n’aime pas ….
This video is all about sport with simple questions asking children what they like and don’t like doing. I have hesitated putting it on a separate verb page as the resource is mainly about sport but it does focus on the first person singular of the verb ‘aimer’ and I will soon be adding more specific resources about verbs:
PERFECT TENSE of MONTER and DESCENDRE – when to use AVOIR and ÊTRE
This post is ONLY for students who have studied French for a number of years and are already very confident using the PERFECT TENSE with both Être and Avoir. Save it for when you have already learnt about it in class and want to practise this topic to understand it better. It’s tricky!
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