Chapitre 4: Mise en Train

1.Tu as compris?

  • Why are the students taking pictures?

For the photography competition at their school.

  • What do Agnès and Jean-Philippe take pictures of?

They take pictures of different sites in Martinique.

  • What do they emphasize in their presentation of Martinique?

They emphasize the beautiful beaches, forests, and flowers of Martinique.

  • What do Stéphane and Lisette take pictures of?

They take pictures of people and their everyday life.

  • What are they trying to show in their photo-essay?

They are trying to show different lifestyles of people living in Martinique.

2. Pourquoi?

  1. L’île est verte toute l’anné parce qu’il y a toujours un peu de pluie.
  2. C’est un paradis pour les pêcheur parce que le climat est doux et la mer est toujours bleue.
  3. Beaucoup de gens se lèvent à 4h parce que le travail commence très tôt.
  4. C’est une île très colorée parce qu’il y a des fleurs de toutes les couleurs.
  5. On aime se balader ensemble le samedi après-midi ou le dimanche parce que c’est quand la famille peut être réunie.

3. A qui, les photos?

  1. Stéphane et Lisette
  2. Agnès et Jean-Philippe
  3. Stéphane et Lisette
  4. Agnès et Jean-Philippe
  5. Stéphane et Lisette

4. Cherche les expressions

  • suggest that they participate in the photo contest?

Ça te tente de le faire avec moi?, Pour vraiment l’apprécier, on doit voir comment on vit ici.

  • accept a suggestion?

Pourquoi pas?, Tu as raison.

  • describe what’s on the island?

C’est magnifique, immenses, le paradis

  • describe the weather?

Il fait beau, chaud même parfois, mais il y a toujours un peu de pluie, le climat doux

  • tell when and how often they do something?

Le soir, le samedi après-midi ou le dimanche, à 4h, d’habitude, toujours

5. Et maintenant, à toi

Imagine que tu vas faire un reportage photographique sur ta ville ou sur ton état. Qu’est-ce que tu vas prendre comme photos?

Si je vais faire un reportage photographique sur ma ville, je vais prendre des photos de sites touristique et des photos de gens comme les photos. Par exemple, je peux prender un photo de la Tokyo Tower et les gens qui sont travaillent dans les magasins à Shibuta et Harajuku. J’ai choisi ces parce qu’il y a beaucoup de sites touristique à Tokyo et Tokyo est aussi célèbre pour le nombre de personnes, donc je pense qu’il serait intéressant de voir leur vie quotidienne.

New Vocabulary Words

  • le sable
  • le cocotiers
  • milliers
  • la jungle tropicale
  • des moustiques
  • balader
  • le zouk
  • les pêcheurs
  • parmi

Kindergarten Visit

We visited the kindergarteners to read and play with them. I was assigned two partners, a boy and a girl. We started off with reading the books they chose and when one of them did not have much problem reading, the other one had a little bit of a problem so I helped her out when she got stuck. After they each finished reading, I read two books that they chose for them. Finally, we played a board game together. Overall it was a very interesting experience and I had fun.

My partners were both very good communicators. When they were reading the book, sometimes there were onomatopoeias as well as words that showed emotion. When these words came up, the boy and the girl both used their voice in different ways. For example, when the woman in the book was chased off by bees the girl made a buzzing sound and the boy tried to make his voice scared for the woman. I also tried to be a communicator for them when I was interacting with them as well as when I was reading the book to them. When I read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to them, I started off normally and when the caterpillar started to get fat I slowed down, and finally when it became a butterfly I used a happy voice. From these experiences, I think we were all able to become communicators.

They were also both inquirers. When there was a word they did not how to pronounce or did not know the meaning of, they always asked me. This showed that they were very curious about learning and I think that being a curious inquirer is a very important person to be. I also tried to become an inquirer by trying to find out what my partners liked and to get to know how to interact with small children. At first, I had trouble communicating with them because they were small and even though I have a little brother it has been a long time since he was as small as them. However as we got to know each other, I found that they were very kind and friendly and overall I had a lot of fun together with them.

Finally, I also tried to become a caring person. Even though they were much smaller and was very different from me, I tried to show them some respect and empathy. I did this by not laughing or making fun of them when they got stuck on a word and listening as well as talking to them properly like I do to my friends. I think this worked well because they started to open up to me after some time and I was able to become friends with them.

Overall I really found this experience fun and interesting. I would like to visit them again. If I was to do this again, I think I would try to be a communicator, an inquirer, and a caring person like this time, but I would also like to be thinkers to think of other fun things to do with them.

Chapitre 2: Mise en Train

Tu as compris?

1.Which rooms of the Lepic house does Pamela see?

She sees the entrance, living room, kitchen, bathrooms, Sandra’s parents’ room, toilets and Etienne’s room.

2. What would Pamela like to do?

She wants to visit the cathedral.

3. Why don’t the girls visit the cathedral?

Because Pamela was tired and she slept.

Qui…

1. trouve la maison sympa?

Pamela

2. montre la maison à Pamela?

Sandra

3. aimerait bien visiter la cathédrale?

Pamela

4. explique comment aller à la cathédrale?

Sandra

Cherche les expressions
1.How does …

Sandra welcome Pamela? – Bienvenue chez nous.

Mrs. Lepic respond to a compliment? – Tu trouves?

Sandra ask how Pamela’s feeling? – Ça va? Pas trop fatiguée?

Sandra tell Pamela to make herself at home? – Bon, fais comme chez toi.

2. How does Pamela …

pay compliments? – C’est sympa ici.

say how she’s feeling? – Non, ça va.

express a desire to do something? – J’ai envie de visiter la cathédrale.

C’est quelle pièce?

1. Alors, là, à droite, ce sont nos toilettes.

2. Notre salle de bains est à côté.

3. Et voilà ta chambre.

4. Ça, c’est la salle à manger…

5. Et voilà la cuisine…

Et maintenant, à toi

J’aimerais faire du tourisme et visiter la vieille ville. Je voudrais acheter des souvenirs pour mes amies et ma famille. J’aimerais aussi manger la nourriture de la ville parce que j’aime bien manger.

Chapitre 11: Mise en Train

Activity 1

1. What time of year is it? How do you know?

It’s summer. I know this because they are talking about what they are going to do in June and August.

2. Who is planning to travel during the vacation? Where?

Ahmed is planning to go camping. Magali is planning to go to Sisteron to see her cousins in the Alps.

3. Who is going to work during the vacation? Why?

Ahmed is going to work at the gas station during the vacation. He is working to get money to buy a small bike.

4. What is Florent going to do?

Florent is going to the photography festival.

Activity 2

  1. aller dans les Alpes? Magali
  2. travailler en Arles? Ahmed
  3. rester en Arles? Florent
  4. partir en colonie de vacances? Magali
  5. aller voir ses cousins? Magali
  6. aller à la montagne? Magali
  7. faire du camping? Ahmed

Activity 3

  1. Les trois jeunes restent en France pendant les vacances. Vrai
  2. Les cousins de Magali habitent à la montagne. Vrai
  3. Ahmed va faire du camping dans les Alpes. Faux
  4. Ahmed va travailler dans un café. Faux
  5. Ahmed veut aller au Festival de la photographie. Faux
  6. Florent part en colonie de vacances. Faux

Activity 4

  1. to ask what someone is going to do? Qu’est-ce que vous allez faire… ?
  2. to tell what a place looks like? C’est super joli…
  3. to express an opinion? C’est génial!
  4. to express indecision? Je n’ai pas encore décidé.
  5. to make a suggestion? Pourquoi est-ce que tu ne… pas?
  6. to express a preference? Je préfère…

Activity 5

Quels projets de vacances est-ce que tu préfères? Pourquoi?

Je préfère aller à la plage, parce que j’aime nager et jouer avec mes amies et ma famille.

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