Voici les heures de vos interviews individuelles.
Ne soyez pas en retard!
Let’s explore the characteristics of some famous Parisian cafés and reflect on our Unit. In groups of two, you will follow the guidelines posted here and publish your findings on your blogs.
You will complete all exercises of “Mise en Train” and “1ère Etape” in your Chapter 5 Practice and Activity worksheets, exercises 1 to 9 on pages 49 to 52. These sheets will be handed out to you at the beginning of the lesson. If you cannot complete in class, please finish at home.
Which sports do you like? What are your favourite pastimes?
During your individual interviews, you will
Refer to your interview sheet to prepare well and check your times below so as not to miss your interviews.
As a conclusion to our unit on leisure activities, we are going to explore the sights of Paris and plan a week-end trip including sightseeing and various leisure activities.
At the end of this individual project, you will give an oral presentation with a visual support (PowerPoint, Keynote or Prezi) on your weekend visit of Paris.
You will have three class periods and personal time to complete this project. Make sure you submit your script the day before your presentation for proofreading.
Bonne visite !
In order to prepare for your upcoming summative tasks this week, make sure you review well our current unit “Amusons-nous!”.
Go to your online textbook, select chapter 6 and under the tab “Review and Assess” you will find the self-test that will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Make sure you complete this test by doing all the activities listed in the left hand side column.
For your interviews, you can access the review document here. Your times are as follows:
Bonne chance !
Your examination on Thursday April 26 will cover several aspects of our current unit “Amusons-nous!” It will include a reading-comprehension component and a writing component.
In order to fully prepare yourselves, you are advised to practice on the material that we have already covered and you also need to pay careful attention during the lessons leading up to the exam. Giving high priority to your studies during this crucial time is important if you are to be successful in your French exam.
What you need to review:
How you can practice:
Go to your online textbook, “Chapitre 6”, “1ère Etape”, “Book Pages” and do the following exercises:
You will be able to test yourselves with the interactive exercises entitled “Jeu” that appear in sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of 1ère Etape. If you would like to check your answers to the other exercises mentioned previously, let me know during class and we can set aside some time before Thursday 26 when you can check them with me.
In order to prepare for your reading comprehension component, you are encouraged to read the “Lisons” section of your textbook on pages 188-189 and try to answer the questions online. For copyright reasons, the text itself is only available in print format. I will make printouts for those students who do not have a hard copy of the textbook.
Bonne révision et bonne chance!
Les joueurs de cartes, Paul Cézanne (Musée d’Orsay)
Our previous online task was to familiarize ourselves with the famous sights of Paris and the first stage of our topic introduced us to the foods and drinks served in French cafés.
Now that we are able to explore several “cafés parisiens”, let’s reflect on our Significant Concept, “French cafés as social institutions”. What roles have they played in French society?
Our Area of Interaction, “Human ingenuity”, also prompts us to reflect on how French cafés have evolved over the centuries, what impact they have had on French society and what future developments we can foresee.
Finally, let’s find some answers to our Unit Question, “What does the café have to offer that makes it still a popular tradition in any community?”
Paris has many famous cafés, which have, over the years, attracted numerous artists, writers and philosophers from around the world. With a partner you will investigate one such café (or similar establishment known as bistro or brasserie)and post the answers to your research on your blogs. Specifically, you will be required to answer the following with as many details as you can find:
Voici la liste des cafés parisiens:
This homework is to help you become more familiarized with the vocabulary of our unit on a French café.
Log in to your online textbooks and go to chapter 5 “On va au café?”.
Click on the Book pages tab and select the Mise en Train section on pages 142-144. Go through all sections from Stratégie to number 10. 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.
Go to the Activités menu and do activities 1 to 4. Save your answers on the Cahier électronique.
Post all your answers to the above exercises on your blogs under the unit title On va au café? 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.
Deadline: Beginning of class on Friday, January 20.
What have you discovered during your research?
You will share your results with the class in the form of a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation entitled “Les attractions de Paris”.
Your presentation, made up of about ten slides, will include the elements described below. For (1) and (2) you will not only include pictures of the sights but also maps indicating their locations in Paris and the reason why you would like to visit those sights, beginning your sentences with “Je voudrais visiter… parce que…”
Make sure to add your bibliography on your last slide.