FREN 105 -- The Plan


Leçon 3

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Mise en oeuvre




Types of questions

 Masc/Fem forms

 Immediate future






Of course, we must pay attention to the review process. You will be expected to translate the questions and answers from the previous lessons into French.

* Leçon 3 --- Questions and answers in English

Leçons 3 --- Questions et réponses en français


Now for something new. Read the text for leçon 3 (pp. 13-16) and use the text vocabulary sheet to try to figure out what everything means.

Text vocabulary

Your translation should be close to this

Text translation

There is nothing to write out and send in on this assignment, but I will expect you to be able to give me the English equivalent of anything in the text. Again, repetition is the key.

Mise en oeuvre

We will also have, of course, questions covering the leçon 3 story line. The Mise en oeuvre section concentrates on the major elements of the story, and you will be expected to be able to give the French equivalent of the story line questions and answers. Your exam materials will be taken from the following.

Leçon 3 -- Questions in English

* Leçon 3 -- Questions and answers in English

Leçon 3 -- Questions en français

Leçon 3 -- Questions et réponses en français



As usual, you will be expected to describe the pictures in the workbook. (p. 13) Click on Images for the French descriptions and the English equivalents.

* Images


We also need to consider several exercises in the workbook. Again, I will provide discussions of the exercises and links to the answers and English equivalents. Selected exercises will appear on your exam. Check the exam description for details.


(Page 14) --- Obervation: interrogation; four types of questions.

Question that begin with est-ce que (is it that) always take a yes or no answer.

Remember the Que (Qu') = What, so Qu'est-ce que questions are asking what and will be answered with a thing, in the case a story.

Qui = Who, so a person will be the answer, here Nous which means We.

Pourquoi = Why, so these questions are answered Pour apprendre = in order to learn.

(Page 14) --- 3.5 -- Four types of questions

Here are ten questions. Pick the appropriate answer and give the English meaning. Then go to the English equivalents and try to translate the English questions back into the original French.

1. Qu'est-ce que nous allons inventer?
2. Qui est-ce qui va inventer une histoire?
3. Pourquoi est-ce que nous allons inventer une histoire?
4. Est-ce que ça va être un jeu?
5. Qu'est-ce que le professeur va proposer?
6. Qui est-ce qui va discuter l'histoire?
7. Pourquoi est-ce que nous allons discuter l'histoire?
8. Est-ce que les jeunes gens vont avoir des amis?
9. Qui est-ce qui va choisir les amis?
10. Est-ce que le jeu va être amusant?

English equivalents

(Page 22) --- 3.38 -- Questions

This exercise is similar to exercise 5. The only difference is that the Pourquoi questions will be answered with Parce que = Because. Do the same thing with this exercise. Pick the appropriate answer for the following questions. Give the English meaning. Try to translate the English questions back into French.

1. Pourquoi est-ce que nous allons répéter?
2. Qu'est-ce que nous allons apprendre?
3. Qui est-ce qui va répéter?
4. Est-ce que nous allons apprendre le français?
5. Qui est-ce qui va apprendre le français?
6. Pourquoi est-ce que nous allons apprendre le français?
7. Est-ce que nous allons répéter?
8. Ça va être utile?

English equivalents


(page 19) --- 3.26 -- Masculine and feminine forms

Study the masculine feminine forms in 3.23 and 3.24 and complete exercise 26.

* Exercise 26

(page 23) --- 3.40 -- Masculine and feminine forms

Complete this exercise with the appropriate masculine or feminine form of the adjective and check your answers below.

* Exercise 40


(page 20) --- 3.29, 3.30, and 3.31 -- Observation: Immediate future

The immediate future means that someone is going to do something and is formed with the present tense of the verb aller (to go) and a following infinitive. In the box for 3.29 we are contrasting the immediate future with the present tense.

Ils vont manger. = They are going to eat.
Ils mangent. = They eat. or They are eating.

Il va travailler. = He is going to work.
Il travaille. = He works. or He is working.

In 3.30 all four sentences are in the immediate future.

Nous allons apprendre le français. = We are going to learn French.
Je vais proposer une histoire. = I am going to propose a story.
Vous allez choisir des jeunes gens. = You are going to choose some young people.
Ils vont avoir des amis. = They are going to have some friends.

In 3.31 everything is again in the immediate future.

Je vais travailler. = I am going to work.
Tu vas travailler. = You (familiar) are going to work.
Il va travailler. = He is going to work.
Nous allons travailler. = We are going to work.
Vous allez travailler. = You (formal) are going to work.
Ils vont travailler. = They are going to work.

(page 21) --- 3.33 -- Immediate future

Have a look at the English sentences below and see if you can complete the French sentences. Check the French sentences to see how you did.

English sentences

* Exercise 33

(page 21) --- 3.34 -- Immediate future

Click below a group of seven sentences in English. Complete the sentences in exercise 34 based on those seven sentences. Then go back to the English sentences and try to re-create the French sentences without looking at exercise 34.

English sentences

* Exercise 34


(page 23) --- 3.39 -- Articles

Complete the sentences with the appropriate forms of a, an, some or the. Check your answers. If you have any questions about meaning, have a look at the sentences in English.

English equivalents

* Exercise 39