Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Grammar: The "est-ce que" form and the proper intonation

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Suggesting an activity with the est-ce que form.Suggesting an activity with interrogative intonation.
Suggesting an activity with the est-ce que form.Suggesting an activity with interrogative intonation.
Suggesting an activity with the est-ce que form.Suggesting an activity with interrogative intonation.
Suggesting an activity with the est-ce que form.Suggesting an activity with interrogative intonation.
Suggesting an activity with the est-ce que form.Suggesting an activity with interrogative intonation.
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Conception: Valérie Collige, Université catholique de Louvain.
Published on 03/08/2013 - Modified on 22/08/2017

Grammar / Politely suggesting an activity with the "est-ce que" form and with intonation

The verbs "aimer" or "vouloir" are used in the conditional or present tense to politely suggest an activity.
The verbs "aimer" and "vouloir" are followed by an infinitive.

Suggestions can be expressed in two ways:

- With "est-ce que":

Using the conditional:

Est-ce que tu aimerais
aller à la piscine ?
Est-ce que tu voudrais
aller au cinéma ?


Using the present:

Est-ce que tu veux
aller au restaurant ?


Using the conditional:

Est-ce que vous aimeriez
visiter ce musée ?
Est-ce que vous voudriez
aller au cinéma ?


Using the present:

Est-ce que vous voulez
aller au restaurant ?


- Using rising intonation :

Using the conditional:

Tu aimerais
aller à la piscine ?
Tu voudrais
aller au restaurant ?


Using the present:

Tu veux
aller au cinéma ?


Using the conditional:

Vous aimeriez
visiter ce musée ?
Vous voudriez
aller au cinéma ?


Using the present:

Vous voulez
aller à la piscine ?

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