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You can find all of these exercises, as well as more intermediate/advanced level French grammar exercises and more information on writing and grammar, at my new website, A Vos Plumes! The French Writing Center.

Here are the direct links to the simple indexes in A Vos Plumes!:
Beginner exercises
Intermediate/Advanced exercises

Note: These French exercises can be useful for reviewing your French language skills at any level. If this site is useful to you or your students, I'd love to hear about it. Send comments and questions to Alison Murray Levine at the University of Virginia. If you write to me, please let me know if you are using this page or the A Vos Plumes! site.

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Featured exercises

Learn about French newspapers and practice direct and indirect object pronouns
Meet Asterix characters and practice describing people
Learn about Paris on Sunday and practice "être en train de" + infinitive
View some French art and practice comparatives
Read an Asterix cartoon and practice who/what questions
Learn about immigration in France and practice the passé composé
Complete a grisly story and practice the passé composé vs. the imparfait
View an excerpt from the film Sur mes lèvres and practice asking questions

Adjectives

Nationalities
Demonstratives (ce/cette...)
Possessives (mon/ton...)
Adjective placement

Articles

Definite articles (le/la/les)
Indefinite articles (un/une/des)
Partitive articles (du/de la/des)

Comparisons

Depuis, pendant, pour, etc.

Être en train de + infinitive

Numbers

Masculine/feminine

Negation

Plural

Polite requests

Prepositions

To/from/in a country, city, state
Giving directions
Time expressions (saying when or for how long; depuis, pendant, pour, etc.)

Pronouns

On/nous
Y/en
Direct and indirect object pronouns (Le, la, les, lui, leur)
Relative pronouns (qui, que, dont, ce qui, ce que, dont, etc.)

Questions

Simple personal questions
Informational questions (est-ce que vs. qu'est-ce que, comment, pourquoi, etc...)
Who/what questions (qu'est-ce qui, qu'est-ce que, qui, qui est-ce que)

Saying hello/giving information about yourself

Telling time

Verb conjugation by tense

Present tense
Past tense (passé composé)
Past tense (imparfait)
Future tense
Conditional tense

Verb conjugation by family

Aller
Avoir
Être
Faire
Prendre/comprendre/apprendre
Sortir/partir
Pouvoir/vouloir
Dire/écrire/conduire

Vocabulary

Around town (post office, supermarket, etc.)
Describing people
Rooms of the house
Days of the week
Leisure activities
Describing objects