Bonjour, mon cher étudiant! It is I, your favourite French teacher, known for my knack for transforming the most complex grammar rules into a piece of Brie cheese – soft and easy to digest!
Today, we’re about to embark on a journey to explore the wonders of “Le passé simple,” the simple past tense, which is not as simple as it sounds, but fear not! It is most used in historical and formal writing.
Together, we’ll tame this wild French grammar beast. After all, it’s just like eating snails – tricky at first, but you’ll get the hang of it, trust me!
1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – French Simple Past
a) fait / du / nous / avons / camping
Nous avons fait du camping.
2) Translate these Sentences – French Simple Past Exercises
a) I ate an apple.
J’ai mangé une pomme.
3) Practice your Vocabulary
a) ate – drank – read
mangé – bu – lu
4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts
5) About French Simple Past, Guess the Questions to the Answers
a) J’ai mangé une pomme. ( Qu’est-ce…)
Qu’est-ce que tu as mangé?
And voila! That, my wonderful student, was your whirlwind tour of the French simple past tense. I hope your brain isn’t as twisted as a pretzel now.
Keep practicing, and soon you’ll be using “le passé simple” as smoothly as a Frenchman orders his café au lait.