Level B1 - Le Plus-Que-Parfait

Learn to talk about what happened before something else happened!

Level B1 - French Plus-Que-Parfait Tense

The plus-que-parfait is one of the ways you can speak in the past. In this lesson, you will learn the difference between the plus-que-parfait and passé composé tenses, when and how to use this tense, and how to form it.

This comprehensive French lesson includes the following to help you practice and master your new skill:

STEP 1 👉 Download your 5 page cours and use it to follow along while listening to the lesson. There are spaces for you to fill in missing information that you will learn as I explain everything. Taking your own notes directly on paper is a proven way of helping to retain new information.

STEP 2 👉 Download your lesson guide and add it to your French resources folder. This copy includes all of the essential rules and examples from the lesson.

STEP 3 👉 Watch my 20 minute comprehensive video lesson on forming the plus-que-parfait and how you can use it.

STEP 4 👉 Practice listening comprehension and written production with a dictée. Listen closely as I read 10 sentences slowly while giving you time to write. I will read each sentence two times slowly, and a third time at a normal pace. Check your work and read English translations on the answer key.

STEP 5 👉 Written exercises - Carefully read 25 sentences and decide if the verbs in parentheses should be in the passé composé, imparfait, or the plus-que parfait. One copy provides multiple choice answers, and the other one requires you to fill in the blanks. Answer key provided at the bottom of the multiple choice version.

STEP 6 👉 30 practice cards. This set of cards will really help you master your new skill. Each card presents a sentence with an infinitive in parentheses. You are instructed to put the verb in the plus-que-parfait. All cards are numbered, and an answer key is provided.

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Your Instructor

Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

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.

Course Curriculum

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