Some lessons comparing city and country life. Using traffic light cards and mini-whiteboards.\n\nThe Town and Country Mouse Lesson includes a link to a French cartoon version of the story. You will find it on the 3rd slide. My year 9s really enjoyed this lesson and created some fab comic strips!
<p>Divide class into pairs and sit one half of pairs on chairs in a circle, facing outwards. Partners stand opposite them. Inner circle do one side of conversation and outer circle do other. Students do the dialogue over and over again and use different moods, types of voices etc to practise this. The outer circle should move round everytime so that they have a new partner each time. This is great for breaking down barriers and having a laugh. Get them to do it as if one is deaf or as if one of them has a lisp or as if they fancy their partners etc. By the end of the session they might be able to do a large part of the conversation using only the English as a prompt.</p>
PowerPoint and accompanying workpack designed to encourage pupils to use a variety of complex structures in their spoken and written French. I use it as a revision tool for pupils to use as part of their controlled assessment preparation. Please do let me know if you spot any mistakes.
Print out the cards and laminate them. Pupils work in pairs or small groups and race against each other to form the perfect tense with the cards after reading the infinitive and the subject from the PowerPoint. Good element of competition and really highlights how much (or little!) they actually know. Includes avoir and être verbs and agreement.
Can be easily adapted to suit your requirements too.