Bon voyage ! 1 Notes for Mots 1.1 Nom : _________________________ liaison- connecting a normally unpronounced consonant to a following vowel sound; usually the end of the first word connected to the beginning of the second word infinitive- the base form of a verb (before you conjugate it); in English, to plus a verb cognate- a word that looks identical or similar in two languages false cognate- a word that means something completely different from what it looks like it should mean conjugate- using the correct form of a verb (infinitive) with a subject (pronoun) subject- doer of the action in a sentence verb- the action in a sentence TIC-TAC CHART être- to be English infinitive French infinitive 1 2 3 4 5 6 SUBJECT PRONOUNS PERSON 1ST 2ND 3RD SINGULAR I you (familiar) he / it (m.) she / it (f.) PLURAL PERSON 1ST 2ND 3RD SINGULAR j(e) tu il elle PLURAL ÊTRE 1 je suis 2 tu es 3 il est elle est I am you (familiar) are he / it (m.) is she / it (f.) is 4 5 6 Français I Nom : _______________________________ Les devoirs (homework) Read and study the seven vocabulary words and definitions at the top of the handout entitled “Notes for Mots 1.1.” Then, answer the following questions. Give your best effort on this assignment. Attempt every question (i.e., don’t leave any question blank), even if you have to make an educated guess. Instead of copying the definitions from your “Notes for 1.1” handout, explain each term in your own words. 1. What is liaison? 2. Give two examples of liaison that we’ve talked about in class. a. b. 3. What is an infinitive? 4. Write an original sentence in English containing an infinitive. Underline or highlight the infinitive in your example. 5. Explain how the following are examples of a cognate. a. musique c. chocolat b. professeur 6. Explain how the following are examples of a false cognate. Use http://french.about.com to help you. a. actuellement (Hint: –ment in French is the same as –ly in English) b. agréable 7. Conjugate the English infinitive to speak in the present tense. I you he she it we you (plural) they 8. What is the purpose of having a subject in a sentence? 9. What is the purpose of having a verb in a sentence? 10. Identify the subject and the verb in the following sentences. a. We studied every night for this test today. b. Do you understand the question? c. Leave home before 7:30 A.M.