Small Talk - French Basics

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The weather is nice.

    • A.

      Il fait beau.

    • B.

      Les temps sont sympa.

    Correct Answer
    A. Il fait beau.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Il fait beau" because it directly translates to "The weather is nice" in English.

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  • 2. 

    Where do you live?

    • A.

      Où habitons-nous ?

    • B.

      Où habitez-vous ?

    Correct Answer
    B. Où habitez-vous ?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Où habitez-vous?" because it is the formal way of asking "Where do you live?" in French. "Où habitons-nous?" is incorrect because it translates to "Where do we live?" and does not match the question being asked.

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  • 3. 

    What's your name?

    • A.

      Qu'est-ce que votre nom?

    • B.

      Comment vous appelez-vous ?

    Correct Answer
    B. Comment vous appelez-vous ?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Comment vous appelez-vous ?" because it is the French translation of the question "What's your name?" It is a polite and formal way to ask someone's name in French.

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  • 4. 

    What do you do for living?

    • A.

      Qu'est-ce que vous faites comme travail ?

    • B.

      Qu'est-ce que vous travaillez ?

    Correct Answer
    A. Qu'est-ce que vous faites comme travail ?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Qu'est-ce que vous faites comme travail?" because it is the correct way to ask someone about their profession or what they do for a living in French. The other option, "Qu'est-ce que vous travaillez?" is grammatically incorrect as it is missing the word "faites" which is the correct verb form for the subject "vous" (you).

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  • 5. 

    I live in the States.

    • A.

      Je suis américain.

    • B.

      J'habite aux États-Unis.

    Correct Answer
    B. J'habite aux États-Unis.
    Explanation
    The given statement "I live in the States" is translated to French as "J'habite aux États-Unis." This is the correct answer because it accurately conveys the meaning of the original statement, indicating that the speaker lives in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    My name is .............. .

    • A.

      Je m'appelle .............. .

    • B.

      Il s'appelle .............. .

    Correct Answer
    A. Je m'appelle .............. .
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Je m'appelle .............. ." This is the correct answer because the phrase "Je m'appelle" is French for "My name is." The blank space after the phrase indicates that the person is supposed to fill in their own name. Therefore, the correct completion of the sentence would be "Je m'appelle [insert name]."

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  • 7. 

    I am a .............. .

    • A.

      Je suis un/e .............. .

    • B.

      Je suis .............. .

    Correct Answer
    B. Je suis .............. .
  • 8. 

    Do you have children?

    • A.

      J'ai des enfants ?

    • B.

      Vous avez des enfants ?

    Correct Answer
    B. Vous avez des enfants ?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Vous avez des enfants?" because it is the correct way to ask someone if they have children in French. The phrase "Vous avez" translates to "Do you have" and "des enfants" means "children".

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  • 9. 

    I have a son and a daughter.

    • A.

      J'ai un fils et une fille.

    • B.

      J'ai un garçon et une fille.

    Correct Answer
    A. J'ai un fils et une fille.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "J'ai un fils et une fille." because it accurately translates the statement "I have a son and a daughter" into French. The phrase "J'ai un fils" means "I have a son" and "et une fille" means "and a daughter." Therefore, the answer correctly conveys the information given in the original statement.

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  • 10. 

    I am .............. years old.

    • A.

      Je suis .............. ans.

    • B.

      J'ai .............. ans.

    Correct Answer
    B. J'ai .............. ans.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "J'ai .............. ans." This is the correct answer because it translates to "I am .............. years old" in English. The phrase "J'ai" means "I have" in French, and when followed by "ans" it means "years old." Therefore, this is the appropriate phrase to use when stating one's age in French.

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