Youpi, c'est mercredi !
Welcome to our Daily Dose of Positivity!
As France eases the lockdown, relatives and friends start to meet again (while respecting social distancing), and what's better than an exchange of gifts to mark the occasion :) So today, let's be generous and talk about presents!
- Let's start with practising the difference between savoir and connaître in this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz where Tina asks Bertrand for birthday gift ideas:
- And now for a heartwarming story about a teacher from Annecy who wanted to give her students a nice parting present after a year cut short by the lockdown. Discover what she did for them (and with them) in the following French article:
And as a bonus, a sentence from this article linked to our related French lessons:
Chacun devait montrer un extrait qui l’avait particulièrement marqué et ceux qui le souhaitaient ont écrit une phrase « qui exprimait leur ressenti ».
Each one was supposed to show an excerpt that had made a strong impression on them and those who wished to do so wrote a sentence « that expressed their feelings ».
- Chacun, chacune, chaque = each, each one (indefinite adjectives and pronouns)
- Conjugate regular verbs in L'Imparfait (imperfect tense)
- When to use "devoir" in L'Imparfait or Le Passé Composé
- Qui = Who, which, that (relative pronouns)
- Replacing nouns with le, la, l', les = it, him, her, them (direct object pronouns)
- Position of object pronouns with verbs in compound tenses
- Conjugate regular -er, -ir, -dre verbs (+ avoir) in Le Plus-que-parfait (pluperfect tense)
- Position of adverbs with verbs in compound tenses
- Celui, celle, ceux, celles = the one(s) (demonstrative pronouns)
- Using le or l' to refer to previously mentioned ideas (direct object pronoun)
- Notre, nos, votre, vos, leur, leurs = our, your, their (possessive adjectives)
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Ce n'est qu'un au revoir !
Summer is just round the corner and lockdowns are easing around the world, so it's almost time to say farewell to the Daily Dose of Positivity. We are still here for you, but we'll be more focused on the amazing Kwiziq French content you enjoy!
We'll be continuing until Friday 19th June, with more tips to keep you busy with all the Kwiziq French features and tools. We know from your great and inspiring feedback that you've enjoyed these daily doses of sunshine, and we'd love to hear if there was anything in particular that you really enjoyed or looked forward to; please let us know in the comment area below!
Merci d'avance et à très vite !
Have a gorgeous Wednesday!
Prenez soin de vous et à demain !