Conférence de presse (question words practice)

Press conferenceTest yourself on French question words with this fill-in-the-blank exercise:

   Conférence de presse

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Aurélie Drouard

Aurélie is our resident French Expert. She has created most of the wonderful content you see on the site and is usually the person answering your tricky help questions. She comes from a small village near Chartres in Central France, country of cereal fields and not much else. She left (in a hurry) to study English at the world-famous Sorbonne in Paris, before leaving France in 2007 to experience the “London lifestyle” - and never looked back! She's worked as a professional French teacher, translator and linguist in the UK since.  She loves to share her love of languages and is a self-professed cinema and literature geek!

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Laura is Kwiziq's Language and Marketing Coordinator. Online educator since '99, Laura is passionate about language, travel, and cooking. She's American by birth and a permanent ex-pat by choice - freelancing made it possible for her to travel extensively and live in several countries before settling permanently in Guadeloupe. Laura is the author of Lawless French, Lawless Spanish, and other websites and books on French, Spanish, English, and vegetarianism. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with food, and enjoying water sports.

Comments: 2

Shrey

08 March 2019

1 replies

Bonjour Madame !
A great representative of a Press Conference in French. A small question I raise here -
Je me demandais à quelle spécialité locale j’allais goûter ce jour-là !
Could “demandais” be replaced by “demanderais” to indicate ‘I would wonder’ ?
Merci et À bientôt !

Laura K. Lawless

14 March 2019

No. In English, "would" has two meanings: something that could/might happen (If I weren't working tomorrow, I would go ...) and something that happened regularly in the past (When I was young, I would go ...) In French you have to use le conditionnel for the first and l'imparfait for the second. In this exercise, we're talking about the past, so it requires l'imparfait.

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