Describing Others

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Talking about your family members is almost bound to come up in your speaking exam. You will be using the word "my" - for example, my mother is called...

In French, the word for my is mon (m) or ma (f) and will change depending on whether the person you are talking about is male or female.

For Example:

Mon père a 40 ans.

Ma mère s'appelle Suzanne.

(Mère is feminine, so in this example, you have to use ma).

Look at this family tree - you are "moi". Fill in the gaps to complete the tree and then mark your answer:

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You may have to describe a family member or friend in your speaking exam, or you may need to understand a description in the reading or listening exams. You will need to be able to describe hair and eyes. This exercise will help you revise this all-important vocabulary.

Read the blue sentence and then click and drag on the correct hair and eyes for each person. Mark your answer before moving on to the next question:

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Describing people

Apart from describing what people look like physically, you need to be able to say what sort of character they have. This exercise will help you to remember some useful words.

Match the words to the pictures by clicking and dragging on the correct word so that they are placed in the middle of the boxes:

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Lots of us own pets. You may have to talk about them in your speaking exam. Even if you don't have one, you can pretend you do!

Just be careful when you say "I have a..." You need to know whether the word is a masculine or feminine word and the only way is to learn as you go along - you can't always guess!

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