4 Simple Present French Exercises

french simple present exercises

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.


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – French Present Tense


a) souvent / vais / je / cinéma / au

Je vais souvent au cinéma.


b) beaucoup / nous / travaillons / .


c) joue / elle / chaque / tennis / semaine / au


d) aime / il / football / le / regarder / .


e) toujours / arrives / tard / tu / .


f) étudient / ils / pour / l'examen / .


g) livre / mon / lit / elle / .


h) tu / fais / qu'est-ce / que / ?


i) vend / boulangerie / elle / à / la / du / pain / .


j) travaillent / le / samedi / elles / toujours / .


2) Translate these Sentences – French Present Tense Exercises


a) I play the guitar.

Je joue de la guitare.


b) We eat pizza on Fridays.


c) She reads a book every night.


d) He listens to music.


e) They swim in the sea.


f) You are reading a book.


g) He always finishes his work on time.


h) We study French.


i) I am speaking French.


j) You are beautiful.


3) Practice your Vocabulary


a) to swim – to eat – to play

nager – manger – jouer


b) to read - to write - to listen


c) to dance - to sing - to study


d) to work - to play - to love


e) to swim - to cook - to drink


f) to listen - to eat - to love


g) to read - to swim - to study


h) to write - to play - to love


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the French Present Tense into Consideration


I am Mary. I am ten years old. I love to play tennis. My favorite food is pasta. My best friend's name is Anna. We often play together after school. I have a pet cat named Lily. I like to read books and draw pictures in my free time.


He is Paul. He is a chef. He loves cooking. He works in a restaurant in Paris. He likes to try new recipes. He plays football during his free time. His best friend's name is Jack. He enjoys traveling to different countries to try their local cuisine.


5) About French Simple Present, Guess the Questions to the Answers


a) Je travaille dans une banque. ( Où…)

Où travailles-tu?


b) Nous jouons au football tous les week-ends. ( Qu'est-ce...)


c) Elle cuisine très bien. ( Que...)


d) Ils habitent à Paris. ( Où...)


e) Je mange une pomme. ( Que...)


f) Il lit un livre. ( Que...)


g) Nous étudions le français. ( Qu'est-ce...)


h) Je parle anglais. ( Quelle...)


i) Il travaille chez IBM. ( Où...)


j) Elle danse très bien. ( Que...)


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!


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