FREN  105

Assignments - Leçon  4

This assignment page will tell you what I want you to turn in as homework. Send me those pages marked with an asterisk *. The Plan contains the answers to all or most of the exercises that follow.  Feel free to check your work before you send it to me.  Many of these exercises will also appear on your exam.  Check the exam description for details.


Your first assignment for French in Action lesson 4 is simply going to be a part of your review of the introduction and lesson 2 and 3.  Just write out and send me the French equivalents of the following. Work on these until you can do them without looking at the French sheet. When you can do that, you are ready for the review portion of the exam.

Review questions and answers (English materials)

Review questions and answers  (French equivalents)

Language study is a cumulative thing, and I will expect you to remember all of the earlier material as we proceed from lesson to lesson.


Now for something new.  Read the text 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.


Now go to the Mise en Oeuvre section and figure out what the questions mean.  

Mise en oeuvre   (English meaning of the questions)

Referring to the text, try to find the answers to the questions.

Mise en oeuvre  (French questions with the correct answers)

How did you do?  Here are the questions and answers in English.  Send me these questions and answers in French.  I will expect you to do this for me on an exam, so practice, practice, practice.

Mise en oeuvre   (English questions and answers)


Now we will move to the workbook, page 29.   I will give you the English sentences describing the pictures.  You give me the French equivalent.

 *  Images

Now I want you to go to page 36  for a review of masculine and feminine adjective forms.  Do exercises 28, 30, and 31.  I won't have you write out everything in 28, but you should be prepared to handle the exam pages for these exercises. (See Exam Description.)  I do want you to write out and send me the following page for exercise 30.  This page could also be an exam page.

 * Exercise 30

 * Exercise 31

Exercise 41 on page 39 involves masculine and feminine forms as well as the verb être.  It would be a good idea to write this one out to send to me.

 *  Exercise 41



Starting on page 37, you have a section dealing with regular -er verbs. Read my discussion in the Plan and send me the French equivalents of the example translations.

 * Observation 32

Now do exercises 34 and 35, check your answers, and practice the exam pages.   Send me the French equivalents of the following pages.

Exercise 34 - 1

Exercise 34 - 2

Exercise 35

On page 38 of the workbook, we have a review of the verb être.  Do exercise 37, check the answers, and practice the exam pages.  Send me the French equivalents of the English page.

Exercise 37 - 1

Exercise 37 - 2


Now we come to the section that combines various vocabulary and grammatical elements of the lesson.  I will not require you to translate everything from English, but I will expect you to translate any of the material from French to English.

Two of the following pages will appear on your exam.  Practice them and submit them as a part of your homework experience.


Exercise 50

Exercise 51

Exercise 52