Free French Verbs for Children
As with everywhere else on A Green Mouse, the priority is listening practice. This page gathers together resources which could help with verb practice. More resources will be added as soon as possible:
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1. VOULOIR, POUVOIR, DEVOIR:
An engaging way for children to practise Je peux, je veux, je dois!
(French modal verbs)
2. Present Tense of the verb AVOIR:
Two videos with examples of when to use AVOIR (to have) rather than ÊTRE (to be) E.g: The French say ‘I have 10 years’ rather than ‘I am 10 years old’, or ‘I have thirst’ rather than ‘I am thirsty’:
LES SPORTS – LIKES and DISLIKES: J’aime … Je n’aime pas ….
This video is only included on this page because of the practice changing between positive and negative statements – Likes & dislikes:
Example of a story in the PRESENT TENSE:
Fire in the Mountains!
KS2/3 French story in the Present Tense with brief introduction in the Past Tense:
Questions & answers using three tenses. Verb practice using the present, perfect (passé composé), and Future + Aller: My Summer Holidays
A Story in the Imperfect Tense: A New Puppy:
PERFECT TENSE of MONTER and DESCENDRE – when to use AVOIR and ÊTRE
This post is ONLY for advanced students who are already very confident using the PERFECT TENSE with both Être and Avoir. It’s tricky!