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One of the best way to get students interested in the learning of a language is through reading fun stories. This is my speciality. I write fun French stories, most of them focus on a theme of grammar. Most of them are written in the style of a script and can easily be played with students.

One of the best way to get students interested in the learning of a language is through reading fun stories. This is my speciality. I write fun French stories, most of them focus on a theme of grammar. Most of them are written in the style of a script and can easily be played with students.
French futur antérieur - un conte - La lionne et le rat
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French futur antérieur - un conte - La lionne et le rat

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Grammar theme: le futur antérieur /French future perfect This is a story in french inspired from Le lion et le rat from La Fontaine, with extensive us of futur antérieur/French future perfect. The past tense used here is the passé simple but there is another version included in the document with verbs in the passé composé. - Extensive use of the futur antérieur. - 18 questions about the text included - Correction sheet provided including explanation each use of the Futur antérieur in the text. - Original fable de La Fontaine included - Flashcards of the vocabulary/expressions included (French/English) - Link to the vocabulary/expressions with Quizlet included .(French/English) - Version with verbs in the passé composé included (requires a good level of French) Please feel free to ask any questions. Copyright © - Sophie DePons - www.french-amis
Christmas story in French - Une histoire de Noël: Billy grandit
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Christmas story in French - Une histoire de Noël: Billy grandit

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This story in French takes place on Christmas eve, Noël. A brother and a sister are trying to find out if Santa exists. It is a dialogue ( written in a style of a theatre script that could be played by students.) *** Attention : It should only be read by older kids who don't believe in Santa anymore. There is a similar story for kids who still believe. Check here: Bulle et Billy *** About 840 words. 4 pages of text with some illustration. A lot of vocabulary related to Christmas. For the most part, use of the present and future tense. Some verbs in the past tense (passé composé, imparfait and plus que parfait). Is included : - Quizlet with vocabulary French/English - A link to a video with lyrics of the Christmas song mentioned in the text - 11 questions on text (multiple choice and open ended questions) - Answer sheet provided As with my other products, If you need to make some changes in the text, please contact me and I will be glad to do it free of charge. Copyright © - Sophie DePons - www.french-amis
FREE - 18 Common french verbs with prepositions
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FREE - 18 Common french verbs with prepositions

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18 Common french verbs which are followed with prepositions À and DE. I used these as posters so that my students reminds them easily. They also quickly remember the indirect pronouns required when using those verbs. When I have some time left at the end of a class, I pick a verb and ask my students to make a sentence.
Halloween - french story and exercises-   L'oiseau de malheur et la sorcière
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Halloween - french story and exercises- L'oiseau de malheur et la sorcière

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This is a fun Halloween story/dialogue (with questions) in French about 2 kids who get lost in a cave during Halloween trying to escape from a horrible bird who wants to steal pumpkins and candies in the village. Luckily, their grandma is there with a great idea...or maybe it is the witch's idea.... - Mostly in present tense - Use of Halloween vocabulary with Illustrations. - 8 pages of text with illustrations, about 1400 words of story - 28 questions on text - Answers sheet included - list of great free resources for Halloween (poems, comptines, videos) Please read sample to evaluate the level. ***** If you buy this version, you will have for free (link inside) the easier and shorter version of the story. Or you can buy it here: Short Version Copyright © - Sophie DePons - www.french-amis Copyright © - Sophie DePons - www.french-amis
French Reflexive verbs - French story with exercises - L'histoire de Narcisse -
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French Reflexive verbs - French story with exercises - L'histoire de Narcisse -

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This is a story using reflexive verbs (verbes pronominaux - 30 are included in the text), with exercises, inspired from the legend of Narcisse. Included: - Vocabulary: quizlet link and Flashcards to print. (French/English) - Vocabulary: glossary with definitions in French - 10 exercises with answers sheet - can be printed as is (standard A4 format) or as a mini book (5.5"*8.5") with extra illustrations : file ready to print double sided as a mini book included. Copyright © - Sophie DePons - www.french-amis
French story and exercices - Thanksgiving (US) - Un repas extraordinaire
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French story and exercices - Thanksgiving (US) - Un repas extraordinaire

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This is a story in french, about Thanksgiving (US), with exercises and vocabulary included. It is Thanksgiving day during the family meal. A grandfather tells the guests an extraordinary story about what happened on Thanksgiving day when he was young. - Uses vocabulary about thanksgiving. - About 800 words of story with Illustrations - 15 questions on text with answers sheet included - a visual on some expressions using animals names - a link to flashcards (vocabulary French/English) - a glossary with definitions in French Please read sample to evaluate the level. Copyright © - Sophie DePons - www.french-amis
French story - Les meilleurs amis - Past tense - Passé composé et imparfait
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French story - Les meilleurs amis - Past tense - Passé composé et imparfait

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This story in french is the story, illustrated, of how a dog and a kitten becoming friends against all odds. It uses many verbs in Imparfait and passé composé. - About 750 words of story - 3 vocabulary list : words in the story, animals related words, reflexives verbs used in the text. - 3 types of questions included: closed questions, open questions, grammar questions - depending on the level of your students. - answers sheets included - read sample to evaluate the level Copyright © - Sophie DePons – www.french-amis.com
French reading - Conditionnel - Je t'aiderais si....
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French reading - Conditionnel - Je t'aiderais si....

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This dialogue uses typical conditional sentences, past and present (french conditionnel). It also uses some “mise en relief” forms. Some SMS and slang language (appropriate) used by young people in France. Two friends Clémence and Timéo have an argument but Clémence has an idea to solve the problem. For teenagers and adults. Requires a good level in French. See preview to evaluate level . Included: About 500 words of dialogue vocabulary flashcards + Vocabulary of SMS and slang 15 questions (on comprehension / on vocabulary/grammar: conditionnel) Answer sheet The grade levels are just an indication of the student ages that the story is suited for. Not necessarily the level of French as it depends on other factors: ifrench immersion students or not, AP students etc…To evaluate the level, read the preview. DISCLAIMER: This document is NOT editable in any way. You will not be able to manipulate the story nor the activities inside to change words and sentences, nor will you be able to highlight parts directly on a computer. You will only be able to print the document. Copyright © 2016 - Sophie DePons –
French Subjonctif présent - TPR french story -  Histoire de famille
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French Subjonctif présent - TPR french story - Histoire de famille

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This is a humorous dialogue focusing on the present subjonctif. Edith tries to convince Martin, her husband, to go to France instead of Los Angeles. Extensive use of subjonctif. About 450 words. For teenagers and adults. Included: - Quizlet link to Vocabulary French/English and Flashcards ready to print - 11 exercises with answers sheet included NB:There is another dialogue available in my store that uses present and past Subjonctif Copyright © - Sophie DePons – www.french-amis.com
French speaking & writing - Dialogue in French to complete - Au restaurant
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French speaking & writing - Dialogue in French to complete - Au restaurant

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This is a dialogue to complete in French. It takes place between a server and a client. The server part is provided, students have to complete the client’s part in the bubbles provided according to what the server says or as indicated in English. Included: - A PDF file with instructions and expressions/vocabulary to use - 4 pages of dialogue bubbles to complete - Correction sheet included As with all my products, if you want to change/add something in the dialogue to better fit your students needs, send me a message (email in the file footer) and I will be glad to do it free of charge. Copyright © - Sophie DePons - www.french-amis
French past tense - Passé Composé - Imparfait - A story : Arlequin et Colombine
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French past tense - Passé Composé - Imparfait - A story : Arlequin et Colombine

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Extensive use of Imparfait and passé composé in typical format (quand, pendant que, un jour, enfin...) in this story in French, with exercises. It is about the adventure of Arlequin who meets Pierrot and Colombine. Dialogues. - About 800 words of story - 2 types of series of questions included: open questions (13 questions) and multiple choices (10 questions) depending on the level of your students. - answers sheets included - read sample to evaluate the level Copyright © - Sophie DePons – www.french-amis.com
French past tense - Passé Composé - Imparfait - A story with exercises :  Mimosa et la fourmi
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French past tense - Passé Composé - Imparfait - A story with exercises : Mimosa et la fourmi

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This story in french, which uses a lot of Imparfait and passé composé, is a story about a little ant who meets a strange animal and they become friends. But they both have to survive a scary encounter. - About 1500 words of story - 2 types of series of questions included: open questions (26) and multiple choices (22) depending on the level of your students. - answers sheets included for both types of questions - read sample to evaluate the level Copyright © - Sophie DePons – www.french-amis.com
Dialogue in French to complete - Au marché
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Dialogue in French to complete - Au marché

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This is a dialogue to complete in French. It takes place in a french market between the merchant and a customer. The merchant part is provided, students have to complete the customer's part in the bubbles provided according to what the merchant says or as indicated in English. Included: - A PDF file with instructions and expressions/vocabulary to use - 3 pages of dialogue bubbles to complete - Correction sheet included As with all my products, if you want to change/add something in the dialogue to better fit your students needs, send me a message (email in the file footer) and I will be glad to do it free of charge. Copyright © - Sophie DePons - www.french-amis
French writing - 7 situations, 7 dialogues to complete
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French writing - 7 situations, 7 dialogues to complete

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This is a bundle of 7 dialogues to complete: - au café - au marché - au restaurant - à la boulangerie - au magasin - dans un taxi - dans la rue (les directions) Students have to complete the customer's part in the bubbles provided according to what the merchant says or as indicated in English. Vocabulary/Expressions suggested. This is for beginners, using simple sentences. Also for teenagers or adults planning to travel in France and need basic sentences. You can also get them separately. Copyright © - Sophie DePons – www.french-amis.com
French Pronouns Y et EN - French story - Un Oubli malheureux
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French Pronouns Y et EN - French story - Un Oubli malheureux

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This is a humorous dialogue in french - with extensive use of the pronoms Y and EN, and exercises - Nicolas and Marie are going to Spain for their vacation with their kids, or at least they thought so... For teenagers and adults - extensive use of Y and EN including idiomatic expressions - 12 exercises with answers sheet included - Quizlet link and flashcards to print of vocabulary/expressions Please see preview to evaluate the level and ask any questions. - In my store, you can find another story aiming at kids, using a lot of Y and EN : Léna et le Martien --> You can also save money and buy the bundle with both stories : -->Bundle 2 stories - Y and EN Copyright © - Sophie DePons – www.french-amis.com
French Plus-que-parfait - a story with exercises : Un festin de rêve
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French Plus-que-parfait - a story with exercises : Un festin de rêve

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This story (with questions) in french uses many plus-que-parfait typical structures. - About 600 words of story - Questions (11 questions - answers sheet included - Quizlet link to french/english vocabulary - A visual with typical sentences that use plus-que-parfait. - Requires a good level in French (mastering passé composé, imparfait, conditionnel and plus-que-parfait) . Read sample to evaluate the level Copyright © - Sophie DePons – www.french-amis.com