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Imperfect and Conditional - Song 'Et si tu n'existais pas'

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Last updated 12 November 2013, created 03 October 2008, viewed 13,038

Song from Joe Dassin (famous French singer who died in 1980, very popular in 1970's) originally but a remake from a (rubbish) rapper Willey Denzey who make it sound really good for the students... I used this song to practice in a light hearted way the SI + imperfect and conditional structure. More… Simple gap filling activity with the words available in a box! Hope it helps!

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Great song with a catchy tune which I think will help them remember the imperfect, thank you!

from LB228, 12 November 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Très bonne chanson pour cette structure grammaticale. Merci beaucoup.

from jesuisfrancaise, 23 July 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

great!. Different and the right song I was looking for!

from cleschot, 17 April 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Could be good. Thanks for sharing. Music always goes down well with my pupils. Thanks

from dijon, 01 April 2010
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Great. Ideal for my Year 12 students.

from lmekarni, 19 February 2010
(report comment) 3 out of 5

thank you. I will definitely use this too. Have you heard of Si j'étais un homme, je serais capitaine by Diane Tell?
Achieves the same thing really.

from louise crossley, 01 February 2010
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Et ton info n'existait pas.... Ace stuff. Went down a storm with my Highers. We then used this and serenaded the rest of the department

from chuffinpuffin, 10 November 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Fantastique!. I heard the Joe Dassin on my ipod last week and thought about using the song in class for imperfect/conditional agreement but then thought kids would find it boring... Thanks a lot for making the resource, I wasn't aware it had been recorded by an RnB artist recently.

from noemie, 05 July 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

merci beaucoup!. a great resource for my y10s!

from allowitmissman, 29 May 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

genial!!!!. this is fabulous! Thanks so much, I really like the newer version and my students will as well!

from mllebennett, 28 May 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

very good!. Thanks very much! I have to agree, Joe Dassin's version is much better to me!

from lolotte, 21 May 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Fantastic idea. Thanks very much for this great song - my year 10 will really enjoy it and it will give a meaning to learning the imperfect tense for them!

from penny stevenson, 18 May 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent resource. Thank you so much for this great idea.A great resource for a plenary for my Year 9s revising the imperfect

from hchh1965, 04 May 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thannks for this. My Year 10 really enjoyed it

from jeanesd, 08 January 2009
(report comment) 4 out of 5

bonne idée merci beaucoup!. very usefull merci! Joe Dassin's version sounds muchbetter to my non adolescent ears :)

from vpondeulaa, 27 November 2008
(report comment) 5 out of 5
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