Level B1 - French Music - Passé Composé vs Imparfait
See the passé composé and imperfect tenses used together in this song «Il avait les mots»
Level B1 - French Music - Listening Comprehension
I'm including a link to the song Il avait les mots on YouTube. I do not have permission to download this song and include it with this resource. This song is appropriate for adults, but not recommended for minors. There is reference to a young woman having an affair with an older man, and some slang is used.
- Listening comprehension activity - Fill in the blanks with the verbs you hear either in the imperfect or passé composé tenses. You don't have to choose which tense is to be used, you only need to listen closely and write what you hear.
- Written French lyrics to the song - I've included VERY helpful explanations as to why the passé composé or imperfect tenses are used, and I've also added translations for all verbs and pronouns (including whether they are slang or not). You can use this as your answer key, so be sure to do the activity first!
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Jennifer is originally from Louisiana, and has been teaching French for over 20 years. She has been living in France with her husband and children since 2013, and continues to teach French both online and locally. She completed a BA in French and English, and taught French and moved to France for a year before completing an MA degree in French literature and language. While living in the US, she taught French for 15 years at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men.