Hello dear student, today we’re going to dive into the present tense, which is extremely important as it allows us to express our thoughts, feelings, and actions that are happening right now.
As you will see, the formation of the simple present in French can be a bit more complex than in English due to its conjugation rules. But fear not, practice makes perfect!
We’ll start with some exercises to put your French sentences in the correct order, then we’ll move onto translation exercises to give you some practice in forming present tense sentences.
After that, we’ll work on vocabulary related to common verbs used in the present tense.
Finally, you’ll have a chance to write and translate small texts using the present tense and we’ll end with some question-answer exercises. Remember, the more you practice, the more natural it will become.
1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – French Present Tense
a) souvent / vais / je / cinéma / au
Je vais souvent au cinéma.
2) Translate these Sentences – French Present Tense Exercises
a) I play the guitar.
Je joue de la guitare.
3) Practice your Vocabulary
a) to swim – to eat – to play
nager – manger – jouer
4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the French Present Tense into Consideration
5) About French Simple Present, Guess the Questions to the Answers
a) Je travaille dans une banque. ( Où…)
Bravo! You’ve worked hard today. Le Present is crucial to forming basic sentences and expressing current actions in French.
Remember, it’s perfectly normal to make mistakes at this stage. The key is consistent practice and repetition. Continue working on these exercises and try to incorporate the present tense into your everyday French conversations.
In no time, you will feel more comfortable and confident in using the French simple present. Keep up the great work, and remember, learning a new language is a journey, not a race. À bientôt!