The Future Tense

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Exercice #1 - Un voyage au Canada
You're given the name of an American student and a place in Canada. You'll need to write two sentences for each set. First, you'll say that the student WILL stay at this place. Then you'll write that the student WILL speak French. Notice how the English version of these ideas uses the auxiliary verb 'will'. The French versions will not.

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Be sure to read the notes about creating negative future sentences (this will NOT happen) and interrogative future sentences (will this happen?).

Exercice #2 - Aujourd'hui et demain
Each of these sentences is written in present tense to show that the person is doing this today (Sunday). You need to take each verb back to its infinitive form (-er, in this case) before you add on your future tense endings to show that the person will NOT be doing the same thing tomorrow (Monday).

Let's have a look at the example:
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Exercice #3 - Demain, c'est les vacances!
Again, you're given a sentence where the verb has been conjugated to the present tense. You're going to have to return it to its infinitive form before you can begin to add the future tense endings. In the first sentence, you're going to help Anne ask if each of the activities undertaken today will happen tomorrow. Remember that with inversion (switching the verb and the subject) you'll need to add a -t- if the verb ends with a vowel and the pronoun starts with one. In the second sentence, you're going to help Betty to reply to Anne that the people will not be undertaking the same activities, since tomorrow is the beginning of holidays.

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Exercice #4 - Les vacances
You're given an activity. The verb is already in its infinitive form, so you're not going to have to go backwards before attaching your future tense endings. In the first sentence, you're going to ask your friend if he or she is going to do something during their vacation. You have two choices. You can ask using 'est-ce que' or you can use inversion. In the second sentence, you're going to take the role of your friend and answer the question.


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Exercice #5 - Demain
Henri is reminded that he needs to do something. Your job is to pretend that you are Henri and say you will do that activity tomorrow.

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Exercice #6 - Quand?
First, you'll be Nicole's nosy brother asking when she's will do things. Then, you're going to be Nicole and say you'll do it tomorrow. (Be careful - If Nicole's brother asks about an item that belongs to her, he'll use the possessive pronoun 'ta/ton/tes', but when she talks about the same item, which is hers, she'll use 'ma/mon/mes'.)

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Exercice #7 - Shopping
You're going shopping with Martine and her friends! You're going to see two items and the name of the person who is doing the shopping. You'll first write a sentence to say that person will choose (choisir) the first item. Then you'll write a sentence to say that person will not take (prendre) the second item.

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