“My family” and possessive adjectives

“My family” and possessive adjectives

Learning Objectives 

  • Using “avoir” (to have) in the indicative present
  • Learn possessive adjectives
  • Be able to introduce relatives and friends

Supplemental resources: vocabulary about family

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Key words and phrases

  • Les membres de la famille
  • Les grands-parents
  • Le grand-père
  • La grand-mère
  • Les parents
  • Le père
  • La mère
  • Les enfants
  • Le fils
  • La fille
  • Le frère
  • La sœur
  • L’oncle
  • La tante
  • Le cousin
  • La cousine


“avoir” in the present tense

Possessive adjectives

Talking about family and pets

Kwiziq: Verb “avoir” in the present tense

French today: Understand possessive adjectives

FrenchPod101: Talking about family


Straight through the Channel: Possessive adjectives

The French Formula: the verb “avoir”

French lessons: Possessive adjectives

Coffee Break Languages: People talk about their family


The French experiment: Possessive adjectives

Lawless French: Vocabulary about family

BBC Bitesize: Talking about your family

Your French corner: Talk about family and friends

Apprendre TV5 Monde: Vocabulary about family

Flemotion: Vocabulary about family


Learn French with Alexa: Practice the verb “avoir”

Learn French with Alexa: Practice possessive adjectives

IE Languages: Possessive adjectives

IE Languages: Family

EduCandy: Quiz on family vocabulary

Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below. 

Write a few sentences on your family, friends, or your pets. Indicate the names and occupations of some family members or friends if you can. Pay particular attention to the conjugation and the possessive pronouns.

Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below. 

Partner Speaking Exercise:

  • Draw up your family tree, or find a family photo and show it to your partner. Use the picture as a prompt to talk about your family. Then, ask questions to your partner: “As-tu des frères et sœurs ?”, “Comment s’appelle ton père ?” etc.

Independent Speaking Exercise:

  • Using a family tree or pictures, practice describing your family: their names, relationships, what they look like, their occupation, etc.
    You can describe a different family, real or fictitious, instead, to practice using a different possessive pronoun than “my”.

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module

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