La Famille

La Famille – arguably the most important topic any Junior or Leaving Cert student encounters. Browsing through the Internet will lead you in many different directions. Here are some suggestions on how to maximize your students’ potential via the use of the Internet.

Some Basics
Activities

When studying French you need to be able to talk about your family and home. How many brothers and sisters you have, where you live and the things you do.

Qui est-ce? La Famille

http://www.librosvivos.net/smtc/Pag...sp?idIdioma=FR&TemaClave=1034&est=0 Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Description of each member of the family. Click on the name of the person and listen to a short description of them. Sound is not totally sharp.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: Family

Suggestions for use: You may need to listen carefully in advance as the sound is not very sharp but th eaccent is good.

Asset type: Audio
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
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Cool French - Family

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/cool/family.shtml Added: 15 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Family vocabulary with a little difference. Includes slang words and some that are a little vulgar.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Family

Suggestions for use: Could be introduced to a class for some light relief.

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Language: English , French
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Prénoms

http://www.e-prenoms.com/ Added: 15 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Detailed alphabetical information about the origins of first names as well as listings for patron saints of various professions and trades. Very good for the origins of the name 'Patrick'. Navigation is a little different.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Family

Suggestions for use: Get the class to explore their own first name. Get them to explain orally or in writing the origin of their name and the feast day associated with it.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
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Une famille pauvre

http://www.20minutes.fr/societe/602...francoise-eleve-fille-690-euro-mois Added: 03 Apr 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

News article about a poor family in Paris and how the mother manages to make ends meet. Gives good awareness of the poverty issue in France. Ideal for Junior Cert reading comprehensions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Poverty

Suggestions for use: This article would be best used as a reading comprehension with questions in English.
Ask the students to write all the numbers in letters for a little revision.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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La Famille - Dialogue

http://www.jump-gate.com/languages/french/french6.html#notesvoc Added: 23 May 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Lesson Plan

Role plays asking people about their family.
Listening section available.
Full grammar explanations; a little heavy for Junior Cycle.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Speaking

Strand unit: Family

Suggestions for use: Practise these questions and answers in class with partner.
Make up new answers to suit self.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Furniture for Each Room

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/lan...nline/french/sect35/no_07/no_07.htm Added: 10 Nov 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Listen to the furniture mentioned and drag and drop the items to the correct room. Colourful, fun site which beginners will enjoy.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: Home

Suggestions for use: Could be used as a test, having already learnt the rooms and furniture vocabulary.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Description personnelle - flashcards

http://quizlet.com/12776116/personal-details-flash-cards/ Added: 03 Mar 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Set of 50 flashcards with vocabulary to describe oneself. Includes articles for the names & sound. Links to practise the vocab with exercises or games. Good resource for all senior cycle students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Personal Details

Suggestions for use: - ideal resource to let students work on their own at home or in the computer lab
- ask them to try the games & tests & keep a record of their results to see how they improve
- work on pronuncia

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Activité écrite et orale - la famille

http://roumanie.vizafle.com/files/pedagogicalfiles/po_a2_famille.pdf Added: 12 Nov 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

This pdf offers several ideas for activities about family, including speaking. Great to revise the topic with TYs but oral activities would be good practise for older students in view of the LC oral exam.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Speaking

Strand unit: Family

Suggestions for use: - pick activities depending on the level of students (more oral work for older students)
- ask students to work in pairs to remove some of the pressure of having to talk in French
- some ora

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Les déscriptions physique

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12379/12016.doc Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Set of three activities - unscrambling words that describe people; writing a description of yourself; describing a famous person.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Family

Suggestions for use: Print out and do. Useful activity after a series of classes on describing myself and my family.

Asset type: Document
Language: English , French
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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La famille

http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~creitan/q2famille.htm Added: 30 Apr 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Cloze-test layout with list of possible answers available.
Works on comprehension of family member names.
Very useful for 1st years.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Family

Suggestions for use: Learner could draw and label own family tree using vocabulary provided.
Learner could develop oral or written description of own family mentioning each persons name and age.
A new, similar exercise

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Mots croisés : la famille

http://eoidcedeira.8m.com/famille.htm Added: 27 Nov 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Online crosswords about family with definitions in French. With corrections. Just eight clues - good revision for all students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Family

Suggestions for use: - great for revising at home
- if computer lab not available project the webpage onto the board or copy it
- students could write some definitions of their own in the same style

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs: