This file contains 9 French Verb Form/Tense Speaking Activities with Playing Cards that require no prep.
Passé Composé (regular verbs)
Passé Composé (être)
Passé Composé (avoir & être)
Passé Composé (irregular past participles)
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This activity requires very little prep. All that is needed is a deck of regular player cards (minus the Jokers) and one or two copies of the previous page for players to reference during the game.
Students can play in groups of two or three.Choose a dealer to deal out all of the cards in the deck evenly to all players (2 players-26 cards each; 3 players-17 cards each)
Players place their pile of cards face down in front of them.All together, payers flip over their top card. The player with the highest value (ace is low, king is high) locates the subject/verb pair that corresponds to that card (3 of hearts, king of diamonds, 4 of clubs, 7 of spades, etc.) on the reference sheet and says the subject and verb form in French. He then takes the cards and adds them to his point pile. For more of a challenge the students can say a complete sentence with the subject and verb.
If the player with the highest card is not able to say the correct verb form, the player with the second highest card can win the hand by saying the correct verb form of the player with the highest card.
If there is a tie for highest card, the winner is the one who says his subject and verb form first. Once the deck is used up, all players count the cards that they placed aside and record their scores on a sheet of paper. All the cards are reshuffled and play continues. The teacher can decide the end point. (Go through the deck two or three times, first player to 30, 40, 50 points).
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