Expressions with ‘AVOIR’ + ‘DEPUIS’ Formation Exercises In French, ‘avoir’ is used in some expressions where ‘to be’ is used in English. J’ai quatorze ans I am 14 years old J’ai soif I am thirsty J’ai faim I am hungry J’ai chaud I am hot J’ai froid I am cold J’ai besoin de… I need… J’ai peur… I am scared Click Click here for more practice Next If you need to use other pronouns other than ‘I’ then you need to use the appropriate form of the verb avoir - see below J’ai Nous avons Tu as Vous avez Il/elle a Ils/elles ont ECOUTEZ On a Click Click here for more practice Click Next Since: Depuis In English, we use the perfect tense to say how long we have been doing something. In French, you use depuis (since) and the present tense. Example: I have lived in Paris for 2 years J’habite à Paris depuis 2 ans. I have been learning French for 6 months J’apprends le français depuis 6 mois. https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/prep1.html Next Thank you for using this OCR resource Other OCR resources are available at www.ocr.org.uk To give us feedback on, or ideas about, the OCR resources you have used email firstname.lastname@example.org OCR Resources: the small print OCR’s resources are provided to support the teaching of OCR specifications, but in no way constitute an endorsed teaching method that is required by the Board, and the decision to use them lies with the individual teacher. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the content, OCR cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions within these resources. © OCR 2015 - This resource may be freely copied and distributed, as long as the OCR logo and this message remain intact and OCR is acknowledged as the originator of this work. Please get in touch if you want to discuss the accessibility of resources we offer to support delivery of our qualifications: email@example.com This resource is an exemplar of the types of materials that will be provided to assist in the teaching of the new qualifications being developed for first teaching in 2016. It can be used to teach existing qualifications but has been designed to be used for the content in the new qualifications. Please check the OCR website for updates and additional resources being released. We would welcome your feedback so please get in touch.