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Today in class we talked about 4 common French verbs: être (to be), avoir (to have), aller (to go), and faire (to do, to make). We conjugated these verbs, created sentences with them, and then practiced writing and speaking the verbs quickly with a game. The conjugations are below:



Je suis

Tu es

Il/Elle/On est

Nous sommes

Vous êtes

Ils/Elles sont




Tu as

Il/Elle/On a

Nous avons

Vous avez

Ils/Elles ont



Je vais

Tu vas

Il/Elle/On va

Nous allons

Vous allez

Ils/Elles vont



Je fais

Tu fais

Il/Elle/On fait

Nous faisons

Vous faites

Ils/Elles font


Then we talked about the “futur proche,” or “near future.” You use this tense to talk about something that will happen fairly soon or at a definite point in the future (tonight, this weekend, next week, at the end of the month, etc.). This tense is formed by using a conjugation of aller plus the infinitive of a verb. Some examples include:

  • Je vais pratiquer le français. (I am going to practice French.)
  • Tu vas aller à la plage. (You are going to go to the beach.)
  • Qu’est-ce que vous allez faire ce week-end? (What are you going to do this weekend?)


For homework, if you have the time, you can do one or more of the following:

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