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BEGINNER2. LESSON #10. WHAT DO I KNOW ?

Lesson 10 of Begginer 2 ! Congratulations !!!
What do we know at this point ?


In these lessons, we work a lot with numbers :

- you can count easily to 60
- you know how to form ordinal numbers
- you can really tell time by now
- and we even spoke about counting floors in buildings.

We also spent time with a new tense : le passé composé which is used to express past events and is quite easy to form :
present tense of être or avoir then the past participle of the verb.

We learnt that :
- Past participles of the –er group always end with –é : aimé, mangé, visité, promené… - Some of the third group end with –u : vu, entendu, su.
- We also saw one that ends with –is : compris.

What about discovering now some useful past participles ?

avoir

J’ai eu

had

être

Tu as été

been

faire

Il a fait

made

venir

Je suis venu

come

apprendre

Tu as appris

learnt

découvrir

Il a découvert

discovered


Auxiliary avoir is used with most of the verbs but être is used with pronominal verbs and with verbs that indicate a moving or a transformation.
J’ai mangé, j’ai fait, j’ai eu / je suis allé, je me suis trompé
Translate in English :
1. Je suis allé à Paris.
2. Il est dix heures et demie.
3. Tu as découvert un nouveau peintre.
4. Viens à 11h45.
5. Nous avons mangé du poisson grillé à midi.
6. Qu’as-tu appris aujourd’hui à l’école ?
7. Mon fils est mon premier enfant.
8. J’habite au troisième étage.

Translate in French :
1. I made this cake with my son.
2. I bought 29 roses for my mother.
3. These books costed 56 euros.
4. It’s already 15h15. I am late !
5. I don’t like meat anymore.
6. I have tickets. I give you some.
7. Mrs. Dubois is the third nurse I met.

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