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French Pronouns for Intermediate Learners - Listening and Reading Comprehension Course

Listening comprehension - Reading comprehension - Exercises with pronouns

Le dîner de Stéphane - A French lesson on using pronouns in context

This is a three part French lesson for intermediate to upper-intermediate level learners that will assess three different skills: listening, reading, and choosing grammatically correct pronouns. It is a good idea to wait and check your answers once all three steps of this lesson have been completed. Once the lesson has been completed, you may want to go back and change some of your answers before checking them against the answer key. Too often it is difficult to find a comprehensive course on pronouns in the form of a story. This course is not just an exercise with a certain number of non-related sentences to complete with pronouns. This course will challenge you to pay close attention to context so that you'll know why certain pronouns are being used.

This text is written in the present, futur proche, and passé composé tenses with an occasional conditional (voudrait, aimerait) and an occasional futur simple (sera, seront). The pronouns used in this text are as follows: LE - LA - LES - LUI - LEUR - Y - EN - ME - TE - SE - NOUS - VOUS - MOI - TOI - ELLE - EUX

Each section contains downloadable PDFs and the audio recording is a downloadable MP3. If you don't want to print, you can just view online and write your answers on a separate sheet of paper. This course does NOT include a self-correcting online quiz. Answer keys are included, but you will need to check your own work.

Step 1: Listening comprehension

  1. Before listening to the reading be sure to listen to the audio recording of the comprehension questions to know what to be listening for in the reading. I am including a written copy of the comprehension questions in case you get stuck and really can’t understand. Just try not to look at it right away!
  2. Listen to the reading once without trying to answer the questions.
  3. Pause and replay the parts of the recording you didn’t understand, and remember that many pronouns are being used. Pay very close attention to context. You’ll have an opportunity to change your answers if you want to during the next step. Don’t look at the answer key yet!
  4. Listen to recording of the comprehension questions again, one question at a time. Try to answer as many of them as you can, and don’t hesitate to go back to the reading to listen again for details.

Step 2: Reading comprehension

  1. Read the text all the way through, then go back and have a look at your answers to the comprehension questions. Listen to them again if you need to, but still try to avoid looking at the written version if at all possible. You may find that you’ll want to change some of your answers to the comprehension questions. That’s ok, but still don’t look at the answer key!

Step 3: Pronouns exercise

  1. While completing the multiple choice exercise be sure to not have the text handy!
  2. Once you’ve finished the multiple choice activity you can give yourself a final challenge and complete the fill in the blank exercise.
  3. Now it’s time to check all of your answers using the answer keys provided.

If you have any questions about this course or any of the others in the Love Learning Languages Academy just drop me a line: french@lovelearninglanguages.com


Your Instructor


Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

Bonjour! I'm Jennifer, and I’m an American French teacher living in the South of France. My native language is English, and I speak French fluently. I love to travel, and have led guided tours in 15 countries in Western Europe with my former students from the United States. I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French, then taught French for a year and moved to France for a year before pursuing and earning a Master of Arts degree in French. I taught French at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men, for 14 years. In the summer of 2013 I relocated to France with my family, and spent the summer working as Dean of l’Académie de France in Montpellier, a French immersion program for teenagers from around the world. A while before relocating to France, I began teaching French online via Skype. I am now teaching French online full time and I also give immersion classes and guided city visits in both languages in Béziers, France.

It’s my job to guide you and help you along on your journey to learn French. Learning should be fun, and I will make sure that enjoy yourself as you improve your listening, writing, reading, and most importantly your speaking skills. Over the years I have developed many creative strategies to guarantee your progress. All students have different learning styles, different strengths and weaknesses, and different levels. One of my first jobs as your teacher is to provide you with an approach that will suit your learning style so that you will get the most out of your classes as possible.


Class Curriculum


  Lesson support guide
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  Listening comprehension + questions
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  Reading comprehension + questions
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  Pronouns exercise - Multiple choice
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  Pronouns exercise - Fill in the blanks
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  Answer keys
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