Level B1 - French Subjunctive Sentence Starters
You've learned how to form the subjunctive, now let's start using it!
French subjunctive sentence starters - Subjunctive sentence stems
Printable sentence starter cards that will help you USE the French subjunctive once you know how to form it. Use this set of 30 cards as speaking or writing prompts. Each card begins with a prompt that includes an expression that must be followed by the subjunctive and a verb which has already been conjugated.
Read the prompts and continue to make complete sentences. You may use these cards on your own, and you can also use them as speaking prompts in a group. Partners listen closely and react with sentences of their own (not necessarily using the subjunctive). The idea is to provide the occasion to use the subjunctive in meaningful context without worrying whether you need the subjunctive or not, and without worrying about how to correctly conjugate the verbs. Since answers are open ended, there is not an answer key provided with this resource. However, you can come and join the LLL French community on FB and share your subjunctive sentences for feedback on all of the great sentences you're going to invent!
☞ 30 printable cards to cut out
Sample sentence starters:
☞Je ne pense pas que tu veuilles...
☞Il faudra que vous soyez...
☞Tu seras là jusqu’à ce que tes cousins aillent...
☞Es-tu désolé(e) que nous ne fassions jamais...
☞Souhaitez-vous que nous attendions...
If you don't yet know how to form and when to use the French subjunctive, please proceed to my comprehensive course.
This lesson is included in my FRENCH PROGRAM FOR SELF-LEARNERS.
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.