Grade 8 – Rentrée 2015

Vive la rentrée!

Bonjour la classe et bienvenue à tous!

This year, our first unit is entitled “La famille”. We will learn, among other things, the vocabulary for family relationships and for describing and characterizing people. We will also reflect on what constitutes a family and why it is important to understand the family value systems of another culture.


Let’s log in to our online textbooks and go to chapter 7 “La famille”. There you will be able to read, listen to and practice the conversation taking place between Thuy and Isabelle.

  1. Click on the “Book Pages” tab and select MISE EN TRAIN. Sympa, la famille! section on page 200-202. Go through all sections from Stratégie to number 8. Practice your listening skills by listening to all dialogues. (Click on the sound button in each section.) Repeat after each dialogue to practice your speaking skills. Make sure you have a good understanding of the story before starting the exercises. You may want to listen one more time to the whole episode while following with the text by clicking on the “Play all” button above Activités.
  2. Go to the Activités menu and do activities 1 to 5. Save your answers on the Cahier électronique.Post all your answers to the above exercises on your blogs under the unit title La famille. You may copy and paste your answers directly on your blogs or post screen shots of your answers. You are expected to write full sentences as much as possible.
  3. If you have completed all exercises before the end of your first French double lesson, you may want to find out what happens next in the story. This time, you need to go back to the “Home” button and click on the video tab. You can watch both the “Mise en train” and “Suite” episodes.

Au revoir! A vendredi!

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