The Present Tense (Regular Verbs)

Bonjour et bienvenue!

Hi Year 9, welcome back! It’s been lovely to hear about some of the work that you’ve been doing. Remember to email us with your work and ideas at

Last week we looked at top IT tips and hopefully you found the videos helpful and had a go at using the different websites. This week we will be moving to a grammar focus and looking at the present tense. This is so important as a foundation for your French.

Check out the video below; it is 11 minutes but such a fantastic explanation of the present tense. Complete the accompanying worksheet below at the same time as watching the video. You will be given the answers as you go along too :).

Next week we will start looking at some of the most important irregular verbs.

Les blagues du jour! (Jokes of the day!)

What to French people call a bad Thursday? A trajeudi!!!!!

La culture française

Last week we learnt about Pâques (Easter), today we’re going to look at one of the most famous tourist attractions in France. La Tour Eiffel

Did you know?

  • The tower is visited by almost 7 million people a year, making it the most visited paid-for monument in the world.
  • The tower was completed on March 31, 1889 and was the world’s tallest man-made structure for 41 years. It is 324 metres tall and weighs 10,100 tonnes.
  • There are 1665 steps to the top of the tower.
  • There are 20,000 lightbulbs used on the Eiffel Tower to make it sparkle every night on the hour.
  • Its construction took two years, two months and five days.
  • Repainting the tower, which happens every seven years, requires 60 tonnes of paint.
  • It was only originally intended to stand for 20 years and was the main exhibit at the 1889 Exposition Universelle World Fair.
  • The tower sways six to seven centimetres in the wind.
  • The names of 72 engineers, scientists and mathematicians are engraved on the side of the tower, each of which contributed to its construction.

We’d love you to have a go at creating your own Eiffel Tower. All you will need is a piece of A4 paper and watch the video below.

Remember to send us photos of what you have been able to create at

Here’s some we made earlier!

Paris is an amazing city with lots of interesting places to visit, as we can’t go out anywhere at the moment why not visit the Louvre in Paris virtually and tell us which paintings/sculptures you’ve enjoyed seeing and why?

Louvre Museum’s Napoleon Courtyard, at dusk.