French III: The French 123 Final Part 2: Reading + Questions

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Here is the second part of our final exam. Please turn in the answers to the 12 questions by email by Friday, June 14th, 5:00 pm. You  may as an alternative turn a hard copy to my box (Social Science Division in FOSS, box Goudarzi) if you do not have access to email. Please let me know though.

Here is the document: final exam french III

That is the FINAL day to turn in this, as well as any other outstanding work you may have!

Et petit message pour vous:

Bon Courage et un grand merci a vous tous! C’est un vrai plaisir et inspiration d’etre votre prof pendant cette annee/ce trimestre.

Je vous souhaite tous et chacun le meilleur de ce monde…et j’espere vous revoir tres bientot!

Votre prof de francais,

Valerie Goudarzi


French 122: Final exam review guide

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Final Exam will be Monday at 9:30-10:20 in our classroom. Remember that you do NOT need to turn in chpt. 9 cahier! We are not covering chpt 9! The final is comprehensive. Please do the review section of your Cahier (It is the Chpt 5-8 review) and turn it in on Monday.

Here is an exam study guide:

  1. Phrases à composer (7 sentences). Similaire to what we did in class in our review activities.

Conjugate verbs, add articles, add prepositions, adjective agreement.

Example : 1.  Je / rendre / visite / mon / amis /

Je rends visite à mes amis.

2. Ils / tomber (passe compose.) / voiture et ils / être (passe compose) / triste.

Ils sont tombés de la voiture et ils ont été tristes. They fell out of the car and got sad.


3. Michel / aller/  acheter/ pain /et/ fruits/ mais/ il/ ne…pas aller/ prendre /fromage.

Michel va acheter du pain et des fruits mais il ne va pas prendre de fromage.

II.  Translations (5 sentences)

Sentences in English to translate into French >>varied vocabulary and verb tenses!

Example: I went to the grocery store and then to the bakery. ->> Je suis allé à l’épicerie et puis  à la boulangerie.

III.  Put the given paragraph into the passé composé. (30 pts)

*Remember the avoir and Dr. Mrs. Vandertrampp verbs!

Example: Grand-père fait la sieste et grand-mère et moi jouons aux cartes.  Les enfants arrivent et nous faisons une promenade. Pauvre grand-mere tombe.

G-p a fait la sieste et g-m et moi avons joué aux cartes. Les enfants sont arrivés

Et nous avons fait une promenade.  Pauvre grand-mere est tombée !

IV.                Composition (50 words)

You are to write about the details of a shopping trip (what, where, when and with who.

V.  Talk about eating habits regarding yourself and the French.

Les vacances…le soleil….Passez de merveilleuses vacances!



French II: Chapter 8 Test

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FRENCH II at 9:30:

Here is the Chpt 8 Test!

chpt 8

You may use your books and notes, no online translators!

Due first thing Wed, May 5th! We will complete the oral part 9:30 prompt!

Chapitre 8 Cahier and worksheets are due as well along with your printed and completed test.

Bon courage!


French I: The weekend homework for French I students

French III: Take home test 12

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Here is the   test. You may use your book, notes, dictionaries (online ones okay— for example) but NO online translators. Period. I want to see your own work! DUE first thing Tuesday morning. You may turn it in early on Friday, May 24th if you so choose. We will do the Oral part on Tuesday, May 28th.

boite de coeurs

French III: Past tense of pronominal verbs

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A pronominal verb is a verb which has a reflexive pronoun, that is, a pronoun referring back to its subject. These verbs are easily recognized by the pronoun se before the infinitive: se lever, se laver, se promener, etc.

In the passé composé, pronominal verbs are conjugated with être as their auxiliary. Past participles of pronominal verbs are formed like nonpronominal past participles. Note that the reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, nous, vous, se) precedes the auxiliary.

s’amuser ‘to have fun’
je me suis amusé(e), I had fun nous nous sommes amusé(e)s, we had fun
tu t’es amusé(e), you had fun vous vous êtes amusé(e)(s), you had fun
il / on s’est amusé, he / one had fun ils se sont amusés, they had fun
elle s’est amusée, she had fun elles se sont amusées, they had fun

past participle agreement
It is important to note that, in most cases, the past participle of pronominal verbs agrees in gender and number with the gender and number of the reflexive pronoun, that is, an e is added to the past participle to agree with a feminine subject and an s is added for a plural subject.

Je me suis réveillée très tôt ce matin.
Moi, je me suis réveillé très tard!

past participle agreement: exceptions
The past participle does not agree if there is a direct object following the verb which is a part of the body:

 Je me suis lavée. >>>>>>>>>>> I washed.
Et ensuite je me suis lavé les cheveux. And then, I washed my hair.

In the second example, the direct object les cheveux is placed after the verb, so there is no agreement.

Furthermore, in cases where the reflexive pronoun is an indirect object rather than a direct object, as in the verb se parler (parler à), there is no agreement.

Puis, ma mère et moi, nous nous sommes parlé. Then, my mom and I talked to each other.


In the negative, the ne precedes the reflexive pronoun and the pas follows the auxiliary:

je ne me suis pas amusé(e) nous ne nous sommes pas
tu ne t’es pas amusé(e) vous ne vous êtes pas amusé(e)(s)
il / on ne s’est pas amusé ils ne se sont pas amusés
elle ne s’est pas amusée elles ne se sont pas amusées

credit: Tex’s French Grammar (merci!)

French II: Oral Project Guidelines…due June 4th & 5th

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French II: Please see this document for your options. group-project For all group projects please turn in the below rubric BEFORE presenting. We will present these June 4th & 5th (a Tues & Wed). Last day of class will be June 10th, and we will have our final that day!

French II: For the francophone country/region option (choice #3  please see below for required elements and rubric. Please note the presentation should be about 5 minutes long. Please make sure that everyone in your group gets a turn talking!

Print this oral rubric out and hand in with a hard copy of your presentation.  The hard copy can simply be a print out of your Power Point (or typed up copy if not using Power Point).  The hard copy does not need to be in color!

Required Elements for your presentation for your French 122 class:

le climat

– la situation géographique (visuals here-map)

– 3 choses à voir (3 things to see)

– 3 activités à faire (3 things to do)

-note on variety of French spoken in your country/region if applicable (e.g. Quebecan French and a brief description of how it differs from European French).

– element culturel (musique/art/other media etc.)

-Other interesting points or facts about your region that would introduce your country/region to your audience (for example famous people from this region, or a particular type of food that is a delicacy from your region, or anything else of note associated with your region/country).

For French II: Projects are individualized so content may vary, however use this guideline as a rubric:


These categories will be used to evaluate your oral and PowerPoint presentations about a francophone country/region.

CompleteSpeaker consistently uses the appropriate functions and vocabulary necessary to communicate. Generally completeSpeaker generally uses the appropriate functions and vocabulary necessary to communicate. Somewhat completeSpeaker sometimes uses the appropriate functions and vocabulary necessary to communicate. IncompleteSpeaker uses few of the appropriate functions and vocabulary necessary to communicate.
Accuracy AccurateSpeaker uses language correctly, including grammar, spelling, word order, and punctuation. Usually accurateSpeaker usually uses language correctly, including grammar, spelling, word order, and punctuation. Somewhat accurateSpeaker has some problems with language usage. Seldom accurateSpeaker makes many errors in language usage.
Fluency FluentSpeaker speaks clearly without hesitation. Pronunciation and intonation sound natural. Moderately fluentSpeaker has few problems with hesitation, pronunciation, and/or intonation. Somewhat fluentSpeaker has some problems with hesitation, pronunciation, and/or intonation. Not fluentSpeaker hesitates frequently and struggles with pronunciation and intonation.
Presentation Skills Poised– Makes good eye contact with audience- Shows good interest in and knowledge of topic- Has clearly prepared in advance- Cards not read from, but consulted frequently Generally poised– Makes some eye contact- Shows some interest in and knowledge of topic- Has prepared somewhat in advance- Cards consulted frequently and sometimes read from Somewhat poised– Makes minimal eye contact- Shows little interest in and knowledge of topic- Shows minimal preparation- Often reads from cards Not fully prepared– Keeps head down- Appears disinterested in topic- Little to no   advance preparation evident- Continually reads from cards- Gestures distract listener
Visual Presentation Tool (PowerPoint) Complete and attractive– Visually attractive- Draws viewer in- Neat, accurate, and well-organized- Shows extra effort- Contains all required elements (see “Content”) Generally complete and attractive– Fairly neat, organization acceptable- Some errors- Shows good effort- Contains most of required elements Somewhat complete and attractive– Somewhat neat; could have better organization- Frequent errors- Contains some of required elements Incomplete– Images difficult to decipher, poorly chosen, or missing- Sloppy or difficult to follow- Shows minimal effort- Contains few of required elements

French II: Test 7..Friday, le 24 mai

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French II at 9:30:

Remember bring your cahier chpt 7 completed, turn in the worksheets and dictation from chpt 7.

Study guide:

I. Oral part

1. Oral comprehension-description of a restaurant with T/F questions

2. Dictee

II. Questions personelles: la cuisine, vouloir, pouvoir, les repas

III. Les magasins vocab and what you would buy at each

IV.  Les nombres…write out in word form

IV. Ce/cet/cette/ces and quell/quels/ quelle/quelles (fill in the blank)

V. Passé composé : fill in the blank with correct form of helping verb (avoir) and past participle.

Note the irregulars: prendre—pris and boire—bu. Make sure to review negative placement as well!

VI. Lecture: reading passage on restaurant descriptions and multiple choice questions

VII. La composition: Comment fêtez-vous votre anniversaire?

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