Français I Examen Final Study Guide Semestre II Your final exam

Français I Examen Final Study Guide Semestre II
Your final exam will consist of grammar and vocabulary questions (such as fill-in-the-blank, multiple
choice questions, and verb conjugations), some written sections (at least one one-paragraph writing
example and some sentence translation) some multiple choice listening exercises, some reading
comprehension exercises, and some culture questions (true/false). It will cover everything we have
studied this year, with an emphasis on the topics studied this semester. The following is a list of topics
to study for the final exam. Pages 116-117, 184-185, 238-239, 298-299, and 352-353 list much of the
vocabulary you need to know and are good study tools. I also recommend using the practice exercises
found on
Finally, there will be a spoken portion of your final exam. See the last page of this review packet for
more information.
Note: Yellow boxes in your book indicate vocabulary, while green boxes indicate grammar. Use these
boxes to help you study.
Here are the topics studied first semester. They may appear minimally on your final exam, except for
those topics in italics, which may appear more frequently:
Unit 1
Greetings and other expressions
The five French accents: meanings, how to draw them, and when to use them
Numbers: 1-100 and 1000
Articles: masculine/feminine and definite/indefinite
Family and pets
Unit 2
Food/hunger and thirst
Restaurant vocabulary; how to order food and drink
Time (pay special attention to quarter after, half past, midnight, etc.)
Days of the week
Telling the Date
Unit 3
Verbs: faire, être, and all regular –er verbs like jouer, chanter, danser, etc.
J’aime/je n’aime pas
Je veux/Je ne peux pas
All vocabulary in yellow boxes: “où” vocabulary (p. 85), “Expressions pour la conversation” (p. 87), and
“mots utiles,” (p. 89), for example
Making verbs negative with “ne…pas”
Verb+Infinitive construction (E.g., “J’aime danser.”)
Question words (quand, comment, pourquoi, etc.)
Qui expressions
Est-ce que/Qu’est-ce que
Three ways to ask questions: Rising intonation, est-ce que, and inversion
Unit 4
Describing people: Short, tall, blond, brunette, etc.
Les personnes: une camarade, une femme, etc.
Les objets
Les affaires personnelles
Ma chambre
The verb avoir
Plural articles
Here are the topics we covered second semester. These will be the bulk of your final exam:
Unit 4 (continued)
L’article indéfini dans les phrases negatives (page 156)
L’usage de l’article défini (page 158-159)
Les adjectifs et BANGS adjectives (placement, spelling, agreements, etc.)
Vocabulaire: opinions (page 178)
C’est versus il est (pages 177 et 178)
Unit 5
Vocabulaire de la ville (pages 196 et 197)
Asking directions (page 199)
Ma maison (page 200)
Le verbe aller (page 206) and its use in the futur proche!! (For example: I am going to watch tv…=Je vais
regarder la télé)
La préposition à and its contractions (page 208)
Vocabulaire: en ville (Page 210)
La préposition chez (page 211)
Le verbe venir (page 218)
La préposition de and it’s contractions (page 219)
Les sports, les jeux, et la musique (page 220)
Stress pronouns (moi, toi, etc.) page 221
Nom + de + nom (page 223) & possession with de (page 228)
La famille (page 229)
Les adjectifs possessifs (page 230 et 232)
Les nombres ordinaux (page 233)
Unit 6
Les vêtements (pages 258-260)
Vocabulaire: dans un magasin (page 262)
Les nombres (page 263)
Spell-changing verbs (pages 268-269)
L’adjectif démonstratif ce (page 270)
Quel/quelle/quels/quelles (page 271)
Le verbe mettre (page 272)
Regular ir verbs (page 278)
More BANGS adjectives (page 279)
La comparaison avec les adjectifs (page 280)
Vocabulaire: l’argent (page 286)
Regular verbs in –re (page 290)
L’impératif (page 291)
Unit 7
Le week-end (page 310)
Les vacances (pages 312-313)
Les expressions avec avoir (page 320)
Le passé composé (pages 321, 324, 326, 333, 335)
Expressions pour la conversation/order of actions (page 323)
Le verbe voir (page 332)
Vocabulaire: Quand? (page 336)
Le passé composé avec être (pages 342, 344)
La construction négative ne…jamais (page 346)
Quelqu’un, quelque chose, etc. (page 347)
Culture topics:
French cities, street names, French houses (e.g., how floors are labeled and where French people eat
meals), monuments and famous places in France, French clothing stores, teenage jobs/pocket money in
France, schools in France, vacations/workdays and the weekend/leisure time activites in France, the
importance of family in France, etc.
Spoken Final Exam
There will also be a spoken portion of your final exam. For the spoken portion of the exam, you must be
able to use the passé composé, le présent, and le futur proche (or any other verb + infinitive
construction) correctly. The spoken exam will be entirely in French. I will ask you questions based on
the following topics. Some questions will require brief replies, others will be more open-ended. You will
be graded on vocabulary/level of detail in your response, grammar (especially correct verb tenses),
pronunciation, and your comprehension (of the questions I ask) and comprehensibility :
You and your family (physical description, personality description, how many people are in your
family, their names and ages, etc.)
Describing an outfit (with adjectives) that you wore in the past, are wearing, are going to buy or
are going to wear to an imaginary event in the future
Leisure time activities – what you like to do, what you are going to do in the summer, what you
did last summer (or last weekend or at Christmas or on your last vacation, etc.)
Describing your house (rooms, description of rooms with prepositions, house or apartment, etc)
or town (what kinds of things there are to do, places, giving directions, what you like to do in
town, etc.)
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