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Passé 1

81 [eighty-one]

Past tense 1

Past tense 1

81 [quatre-vingt-un]


Passé 1

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to write éc---e écrire 0 +
He wrote a letter. Il é------- u-- l-----. Il écrivait une lettre. 0 +
And she wrote a card. Et e--- é------- u-- c----. Et elle écrivait une carte. 0 +
to read li-e lire 0 +
He read a magazine. Il l----- u- m-------. Il lisait un magazine. 0 +
And she read a book. Et e--- l----- u- l----. Et elle lisait un livre. 0 +
to take pr----e prendre 0 +
He took a cigarette. Il p------ u-- c--------. Il prenait une cigarette. 0 +
She took a piece of chocolate. El-- p------ u- m------ d- c-------. Elle prenait un morceau de chocolat. 0 +
He was disloyal, but she was loyal. Al--- q---- é---- i-------- e--- é---- f-----. Alors qu’il était infidèle, elle était fidèle. 0 +
He was lazy, but she was hard-working. Al--- q---- é---- p--------- e--- é---- d--------. Alors qu’il était paresseux, elle était diligente. 0 +
He was poor, but she was rich. Al--- q---- é---- p------ e--- é---- r----. Alors qu’il était pauvre, elle était riche. 0 +
He had no money, only debts. Il n------ p-- d-------- m--- a- c-------- d-- d-----. Il n’avait pas d’argent, mais au contraire des dettes. 0 +
He had no luck, only bad luck. Il n------ p-- d- c------ m--- a- c-------- d- l- m--------. Il n’avait pas de chance, mais au contraire de la malchance. 0 +
He had no success, only failure. Il n------ p-- d- s------ m--- a- c-------- d-- é-----. Il n’avait pas de succès, mais au contraire des échecs. 0 +
He was not satisfied, but dissatisfied. Il n------ p-- h------- m--- a- c-------- m---------. Il n’était pas heureux, mais au contraire malheureux. 0 +
He was not happy, but sad. Il n------ p-- c-------- m--- a- c-------- m----------. Il n’était pas chanceux, mais au contraire malchanceux. 0 +
He was not friendly, but unfriendly. Il n------ p-- s----------- m--- a- c-------- a-----------. Il n’était pas sympathique, mais au contraire antipathique. 0 +

How children learn to speak properly

As soon as a person is born, he communicates with others. Babies cry when they want something. They can already say a few simple words at a few months of age. With two years, they can say sentences of about three words. You can't influence when children begin to speak. But you can influence how well children learn their native language! For that, however, you have to consider a few things. Above all, it's important that the child is always motivated when learning. He must recognize that he's succeeding in something when he speaks. Babies like a smile as positive feedback. Older children look for dialogue with their environment. They orient themselves towards the language of the people around them. Therefore the language skills of their parents and educators are important. Children must also learn that language is valuable! However, they should always have fun in the process. Reading aloud to them shows children how exciting language can be. Parents should also do as much as possible with their child. When a child experiences many things, he wants to talk about them. Children growing up bilingual need firm rules. They have to know which language should be spoken with whom. This way their brain can learn to differentiate between the two languages. When children start going to school, their language changes. They learn a new colloquial language. Then it's important that the parents pay attention to how their child speaks. Studies show that the first language is stamped on the brain forever. What we learn as children accompanies us for the rest of our lives. He who learns his native language properly as a child will profit from it later. He learns new things faster and better – not only foreign languages…