Français 1 Sentence patterns : chapter 5 Les sports et les passe-temps --Just a reminder, to tell what sports you play, use jouer + au/à la/aux. Tu joues au basket-ball et à la crosse. You play basketball and lacrosse. Translate the following sentences: Frank plays volleyball. You all play video games. They play hockey. --When you talk about playing an instrument, you also use jouer, but not with the same expression after it. Instead, use jouer + du/de la /des. Vous jouez de la guitare. You play guitar. Translate the following sentences: I play the drums. We play the piano. --When you talk about activities that you do, use faire + du/de la/des. Il fait du patin à glace. He goes ice skating. Translate the following sentences: They take photos. I go jogging. They go surfing. Quand ça? To tell when you are going to do the activity, tag on the season or month. Je fais de l'aérobic en automne. I do aerobics in the fall. Je fais du skate en mai. I skateboard in May. Translate these sentences: I do photography in June. We do theater during the winter. I do track and field in springtime. Où vas-tu? --To tell where you are going to do the activity, add "au" or "à la" plus the location. Je fais du ski à la montagne. I ski on the mountain. Je fais du ski nautique au lac. I water ski on the lake. --For location vocabulary, check p. 162. Translate each of the following sentences: I play tennis at the club. I do my homework in the cybercafe. I watch the play (la pièce) in the theater. I go bicycling in the countryside. Weather with "il fait" There are two primary sentence patterns you use to talk about the weather. Il fait froid. It's cold outside. Il ne fait pas beau. The weather is not nice. See page 163 if you need vocabulary help. Translate each of the following sentences: The weather is bad. It's cool outside. It's not hot outside. Weather with "il y a". Il y a du soleil It's sunny. Il n'y a pas de soleil. (notice the du changed to de after the ne...pas) It's not sunny. See page 163 if you need vocabulary help. Translate each of the following sentences: It's cloudy. It's windy. Exceptional weather verbs Il pleut. It's raining Il neige. It's snowing. Aller and le futur proche (the near future tense) --Use aller to tell where you are going, and use a form of aller with an infinitive to tell what you are going to do in the future. Je vais au centre commercial. I’m going to the mall. Nous allons au cinéma tous les week-ends. We go to the movies every weekend. Est-ce que vous allez nager au lac ce week-end ? Are you going to swim at the lake this weekend ? Tu ne vas pas étudier vendredi soir ! ***Note that the ne…pas goes around the conjugated verb. You are not going to study Friday night ! See page 166 if you need help with the forms of aller, then translate the following sentences. I am going to play soccer at the parc. My friends are going to the mall. We are going to travel this summer. I am not going to swim tonight. Venir and the passé immédiat (immediate past tense) --Use venir to say to or from where people are coming, and to talk about events that just happened. Je viens du café, et je rentre chez moi. I’m coming from the café, and I am returning home. Je viens au cinéma avec toi. I’m coming to the movies with you. Nous venons de faire du jogging. We just went jogging. Les élèves viennent d’étudier. The students just studied. Refer to page 168 for the forms of venir and translate the following sentences. I just ate at the café. We are coming to the movie theater. My parents just did the errands. I’m not coming from the parc, I’m coming from the museum.