As explained in class, your examination on May 7 will be based on our topic “C’était comme ça”. It will include the following two tasks:
1) Two reading comprehension texts related to one of the themes of our current unit, city life versus country life. Both texts will be unseen passages similar in difficulty to the ones we have done previously. Reviewing and acquiring a thorough knowledge of all the vocabulary introduced and encountered during the exploration of this aspect of our unit will be essential to preparing successfully not only for this task but also for your second task.
2) A composition based on the same theme, in which you will have to state and support your position in a well constructed argument.
In class we will spend time looking at some connectors that can be used to improve your writing style and develop it to a more sophisticated level to convince your readers.
Be prepared to use them in your examination paper!
As part of our unit on school life, we are going to explore three poems by Jacques Prévert, but before we begin did you know that Jacques Prévert wrote the lyrics of this famous song “Les feuilles mortes” ?
Ecoutons la version française chantée par Yves Montand et ensuite celle d’Eric Clapton. Qu’en pensez-vous ?
As explained in class, your exam on April 29 will include the following:
1) Two reading comprehension texts related to our current unit on “L’amitié”. Both texts will be unseen passages similar in difficulty to the ones we have done previously. Review of our topic and a thorough understanding of all vocabulary introduced during the course of our study are essential to preparing succesfully for your exam.
2) The second half of your exam will cover our recent study of “La Parure” by French author Guy de Maupassant. You will be expected to write an imaginary ending to the short story in the conditional tense. Reviewing your verb conjugation patterns is also recommended if you want to be successful in this writing task.
Please read the location opener and Mise en Train of chapter 8 in your online textbooks. Familiarize yourselves with all new vocabulary and practice your oral skills by listening to the audio recording of the episode and practice repeating.
Complete all exercises of Mise en Train and post all your answers on your blogs.