Il fait beau.
Il fait chaud.
Il fait froid.
Il fait gris.
Il y a du soleil.
Il y a du vent.
Il y a du brouillard.
Il y a de l’orage.
The first slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. I also elicit a gesture for a game of Simon Says at the end!
The next section of slides have multiple choice questions.
Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins!
Slide 36 can be used for a re-cap in the next lesson.
French - English Matching Cards Expressions:
Au printemps il y a du vent et il fait gris, mais parfois il fait beau.
En été il fait chaud.
En automne il pleut.
En hiver il neige et il gèle.
Au printemps au nord de la France il fait froid.
À Paris, en été il y a du soleil.
Il y a du brouillard en automne.
Il y a des orages en hiver.
You may choose to have different levels of challenge. For example,
Level 1 = match the cards and discuss the pronunciation.
Level 2 = match the cards , discuss the pronunciation and then have quick fire questions from French to English, whereby 1 student closes their eyes and their partner reads out the French cards which the student must translate into English from memory.
Level 3 = As Level 2 but the quick fire questions are from English to French.
Following checking there are 2 fun games to play, either pelmenism or a game I learnt in Japan called Karuta. In Karuta the students put the English language cards to one side and spread out the French cards in front of them. I then say the English and the students compete to touch the correct French card first. Whoever touches it first wins the card. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins. The students love this game!
This activity lasts around 15-25 minutes depending on how many games you play.
DIAMET is an atmospheric sciences research project involving University groups from Manchester, Leeds, Reading and East Anglia, in partnership with the Met Office.
This resource include videos, activities for students and information about different processes
I tried to select a nice topic and theme to teach and revise various skills and grammatical aspects . It links to Expo3 ( la Normandie ) rouge with the discovery of an area but I jaust added more on this so students get to compare areas and see how varied France is. I will add more through a different power point and add worksheets , this is taking ages .... hope it helps. I used the interactive quiz with the gap fill as a little starter and introduction about the Alps before showing the Power Point.
A series of powerpoint on the topic of Francophonie. A more closer look at Reunion island.
Couldn't upload the videos but you can find &'les grands champions de la francophonie&'; on youtube (Francophonie 2) and use the clip from 'Jeunes Francophones&' on Senegal for the pwp on Goree island.
Link to the video : http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/dakar-et-lesclavage/1756.html
Activities on the pwp start at 1:30.
Five children describe the holiday that they had LAST YEAR. Focuses on practicing the past tense. Revises: cities, countries, family members, types of transport, types of accommodation, activities and opinions. There are question worksheet in French and English to complete . If you consider this worth buying, 'un très grand merci.'
My thanks to clker.com, clipartbest.com and cliparts.co for the use of the clipart images.