French Warm-up Activites

Series Author John Conner uses these warm-up activities every day in class. In fact, these exercises are "Step 1" in his acclaimed work-shop "The Ideal Lesson Plan". Divide students into pairs and have them ask/answer these questions. 
Beginner
First Steps
  1. Steps 1-4: Comment vous appelez-vous?…
  2. Step 5: Vocabulary
  3. Step 6: Est-ce que vous avez…? Comment s’appelle…? and Vocabulary
  4. Step 7: Est-ce que vous aimez…? and Vocabulary
  5. Steps 8-10: Un, Deux, Trois … Quel jour sommes-nous? .. Quel temps fait-il aujourd’hui? .. Quelle heure est-il?
Chapter One
  1. Interrogatives, Regular Verbs in the Present Tense
  2. Regular Verbs in the Present Tense, Interrogatives
  3. Subject Pronouns

Chapter Two

  1. Boot Verbs in the Present Tense and Vocab, Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense and Vocab
  2. Irregular Verbs in Present Tense and Vocab, Definite and Indefinite Articles
  3. Nouns- Singular and Plural Forms, Boot Verbs in the Present Tense with Vocab
Chapter Three
  1. Agreement of Adjectives
  2. Negative Sentences, Vocab Practice
  3. Other Irregular Verbs, Vocabulary
Chapter Four
  1. Other Irregular Verbs and Vocab, Prepositions
  2. Other Irregular Verbs- Boot Verbs, Prepositions
  3. Pronouns after Prepositions
Chapter Five
  1. Idiomatic Expressions with “Avoir,” Direct Object Pronouns
  2. Other Irregular Verbs, Possessive Adjectives
  3. Possessive Adjectives with Vocab, Other Irregular Verbs with Vocab

Chapter Six

  1. Indirect Object Pronouns, The Expressions “Il y a” and “C’est”
  2. Other Irregular Verbs, Verbs Conjugated with “Avoir” in Passe Compose
  3. Verbs Conjugated with “Avoir” in Passe Compose, Other Irregular Verbs

Chapter Seven

  1. Adverbs, Talking about the Weather
  2. Other Irregular Verbs, Verbs Conjugated with “Etre” in Passe Compose
  3. Verbs Conjugated “Etre” in Passe Compose, Adverbs

Chapter Eight

  1. Demonstratives Adjectives, Reflexive and Reciprocal Constructions
  2. Immediate Future and Recent Past, Demonstrative Adjectives
  3. Reflexive and Reciprocal Constructions, Immediate Future and Recent Past

Chapter Nine

  1. Double Object Pronouns, Imperfect Tense
  2. The Imperfect Tense, Partitive Article
  3. The Partitive Article, Double Object Pronouns
Chapter Ten
  1. Agreement of the Past Participle, Uses of “de” instead of the article
  2. Choosing between Passe Compose and Imperfect, Agreement of the Past Participle
  3. Uses of “de” instead of the article, Choosing between Passe Compose and Imperfect

Chapter Eleven

  1. Commands, Prepositions with Geographical Nouns
  2. Prepositions with Geographical Nouns, Relative Pronouns “Qui” and “Que”
  3. Relative Pronouns “Qui” and “Que,” Commands
Chapter Twelve
  1. Future, Uses of “Tout”
  2. Uses of “On,” Future

Intermediate

Chapter One

  1. Subject Pronouns
  2. Verbs in the Present Tense with Vocab, Interrogative Sentences

Chapter Two

  1. Boot Verbs, Verbs Ending in “-cer” and “-ger”
  2. Definite, Indefinite and Partitive Articles
  3. Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense and Vocab, Boot Verbs

Chapter Three

  1. The Past Tense with “Etre,” Negative Sentences in the Passe Compose
  2. The Plural and Feminine Forms of Nouns

Chapter Four

  1. More Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense with Vocab, The Imperfect
  2. The Imperfect, The Imperfect and the Passe Compose
  3. The Plural and Feminine Forms of Adjectives

Chapter Five

  1. Expressions with “Avoir,” The Recent Past and the Near Future
  2. More Irregular Verbs, Expressions with “Avoir”
  3. More Irregular Verbs, The Negatives

Chapter Six

  1. Irregular Verbs, The Future Tense
  2. Personal Pronouns, Irregular Verbs
  3. The Future Tense, Personal Pronouns

Chapter Seven

  1. Irregular Verbs, Reflexive Verbs
  2. More Irregular Verbs, Reflexive Verbs
  3. Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns, Demonstrative Adjectives

Chapter Eight

  1. Relative Pronouns, The Conditional Tense
  2. Sentences with “si,” Relative Pronouns
  3. The Conditional Tense, Sentences with “si”

Chapter Nine

  1. Numbers
  2. Pluperfect, Future Perfect
  3. The Imperative, There is, There Are, It is, He is

Chapter Ten

  1. Comparatives and Superlatives, Indefinite Adjectives and Pronouns
  2. Indefinite Articles and Pronouns, The Subjunctive Conjugations
  3. The Subjunctive Conjugation, Comparatives and Superlatives

Chapter Eleven

  1. Adverbs, Uses of the Subjunctive
  2. Present Participle, Adverbs
  3. Uses of the Subjunctive, Present Participle

Chapter Twelve

  1. Expressions with “Faire,” The Subjunctive After Impersonal Expressions
  2. Infinitive, Expressions with “Faire”
  3. The Subjunctive After Impersonal Expressions, Idiomatic Reflexive Verbs

Advanced

Chapter One

  1. Conjunctions, Vocab and Verbs in the Present Tense
  2. Interrogatives, Conjunctions
  3. Subject Pronouns
  4. Vocab and Verbs in the Present Tense, Interrogatives

Chapter Two

  1. The Imperfect Tense, The Past Tense
  2. The Past Tense and the Imperfect Tense, Stressed Pronouns
  3. The Past Tense, The Imperfect Tense

Chapter Three

  1. The Articles and the Partitive
  2. The Pluperfect, The Imperative
  3. The Recent Past, The Pluperfect

Chapter Four

  1. Future Tense, Idiomatic Expressions with “Avoir”
  2. Negative Constructions, Idiomatic Expressions with “Avoir”
  3. The Future Tense, The Future Perfect

Chapter Five

  1. The Conditional Perfect Tense, Sentences with “If”
  2. The Conditional Tense, The Feminine Form of Nouns
  3. The Feminine Form of Nouns, The Conditional Tense

Chapter Six

  1. Equal and Unequal Comparisons, Object Pronouns
  2. Object Pronouns, The Present Subjunctive
  3. The Present Subjunctive, Equal and Unequal Comparisons

Chapter Seven

  1. Present Subjunctive after Impersonal Expressions, The Subjunctive after Emotions and Opinions
  2. The Passive Voice, The Present Subjunctive after Impersonal Expressions
  3. The Subjunctive after Emotion and Opinions, The Passive Voice

Chapter Eight

  1. The Past Subjunctive, Uses of the Infinitive
  2. The Subjunctive after an Antecedent, The Subjunctive after some Conjunctions
  3. The Subjunctive after some Conjunctions, Uses of the Infinitive

Chapter Nine

  1. Adjectives, Adverbs
  2. Adverbs, Adjectives
  3. Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers, More Numbers

Chapter Ten

  1. Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns, Relative Pronouns
  2. Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns, Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
  3. Relative Pronouns, Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns

Chapter Eleven

  1. Past Definite, Indirect Speech
  2. Plural Nouns, Indefinite Adjectives, Pronouns and Adverbs
  3. Present Participle, Past Participle

Chapter Twelve

  1. “Il est” vs “C’est,” Verbs with Special Use
  2. Expressions of Time, “Il est” vs “C’est”
  3. Verbs with Special Use, Expressions of Time