Facts about France
This learning activity will allow you to discover interesting information and facts about France.
For this week, you will be learning useful daily routine phrases in French. Follow the
link to discover the vocabulary and practise the correct pronunciation.
|Create a comic strip of your daily
routine. In the speech bubbles, write
the appropriate French daily routine
|Create flashcards to help you revise
the daily routine phrases. On the
front side of each card, write one of
the phrases in French. On the back
side of the card, draw a picture /
write the English translation. Ask
someone at home to test you by
flashing the cards at you.
|Play the miming game with someone
at home. Ask them to mime one of
the activities presented in the list
and guess what they’re doing by
naming the activity in French
Le quatorze juillet
This week you will be discovering what Bastille Day is all about. Click the link below to read the information provided and find out why, when and how French people celebrate their national day.
|Draw / paint a scene of the storming of La Bastille. You can use Houel’s painting (on the resource link above) if you need inspiration.||Test your knowledge on the French national day by answering the questions on the worksheet below. Make sure you answer in full English sentences.||Imagine you are a poor inhabitant of Paris in 1789 and you are not happy with the monarchy in your country. Write a diary entry to describe your life and your feelings towards the injustice you’re experiencing.|
Research the vocabulary linked to the French national day. Scroll up and down the page to find the french way to say the words on the list in the document below.
|Create a poster to present interesting facts you have discovered on the French national day. Make sure you use colours and pictures to make your work more attractive.||
Make your own French toilet roll man to celebrate the French national day. Follow the step by step instructions on this link:
Les expressions françaises
Do you know what an idiom is? Can you think of any?
An idiom is a phrase or expression whose meaning can't be understood from the ordinary meanings of the words in it. For example "Kill two birds with one stone" doesn't actually mean use a stone to kill two birds. It meas to complete two tasks at the same time or solve two problems with one action.
This learning is all about exploring and understanding the peculiar things French speakers sometimes say. Follow the link to discover funny french expressions and idioms to familiarise yourself with them.
Click here to use this resource:
Here are some things you could try...
|Create a wordsearch grid where you will hide some of the funniest French expressions you’ve learnt. Alternatively, you can also design a crossword.||Design flashcards to practise the expressions you’ve learnt. Cut out paper into cards, write the sentence on one side and draw a picture on the other. You can then ask your family to use the cards to test you|
|Research other French idioms and expressions on the internet then translate them literally and write an explanation of what they really mean. Record these in your workbook.||Think of ways you can mime each of the expressions. You can film yourself acting them out or play a miming game with your siblings, parents or carers.|
|Draw an illustration for each expression you have discovered. You can use the example of “Dormir à la belle étoile” at the top of the internet page as an example. Record this in your workbook.||Pick 5 English expressions / idioms (eg: it’s raining cats and dogs) and use a bilingual dictionary or the internet to translate them literally into French. Write them in your workbook.|
Les sujets scolaires
This learning will be about the names of school subjects. Follow the link to learn as many words as you can, practise the pronunciation and test your learning through online games.
|Create actions for each french school subject that would help you remember the vocabulary. Example: pretend to type on a keyboard for “l’informatique”.||Design your daily timetable at school using the french words you’ve learnt for the different subjects. You could even create your ideal timetable if you want! Make sure you also name the days of the week in French!|
|Create a wordsearch or a crossword to practise and test your knowledge of the school subjects in French.||In your workbook, draw three columns representing masculine / feminine / plural. Sort out the different subjects into the right column.|
|In your workbook, write opinions with reasons for every school subject you have learnt. Use J’aime / J’adore / Je n’aime pas / Je déteste. Example: J’adore le français parce que c’est cool.|