2 How to form the past participle To form the past participle of ir verbs, we do this:Get the infinitive. e.g. finirTake off the r. e.g. finiThat’s it.
3 To form the past participle of re verbs, we do this: Get the infinitive. e.g. vendreTake off the re. e.g. vendAdd u. e.g. vendu
4 Complete this table. infinitive meaning past participle finir to finishchoisirto chooseattendreto wait forvendreto sellentendreto hearrendreto give backperdreto lose
5 These are the answers. infinitive meaning past participle finir to finishfinichoisirto choosechoisiattendreto wait forattenduvendreto sellvenduentendreto hearentendurendreto give backrenduperdreto loseperdu
6 Some examples: J’ai fini = I have finished Tu as vendu = You have sold Il a choisi = He has chosenElle a attendu = She has waited (for)
7 Nous avons fini = We have finished Vous avez perdu = You have lostIls ont rendu = They have given backElles ont choisi = They have chosen
8 Maintenant, c’est à toi! Ecris en français. I have sold. He has finished.You have waited for the bus.She has heard the noise.We have chosen the sweets.
9 “c’était” means “it was” and never takes agreement. We can now make our work more exciting by adding this phrase:c’était“c’était” means “it was” and never takes agreement.
10 Examples:1) J’ai fini mes devoirs, c’était difficile.I have finished my homework it was difficult.2) Il a attendu le train, c’était en retard.He waited for the train, it was late.
11 3) Nous avons entendu la chanson de Kylie Minogue, c’était nul. We heard Kylie Minogue’s song, it was rubbish.4) Ils ont acheté un nouveau vélo, c’était chouette.They bought a new bike, it was brilliant.
12 Now you can write a paragraph in French using the past tense. Your title is:“le week-end dernier”“Last weekend”