Les Loisirs

Engaging in and talking about leisure pursuits is an important communicative task when studying French.

Some Basics
Activities
Cinema & TV

How do you describe your free time activities? Giving opinions about books, articles and music are important. Inviting someone to do something and responding to an invitation are must-have skills.

Le temps libre - Vocabulaire

http://web.archive.org/web/20071210...ntenpoupe/chapitre_14/chap14voc.htm Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Comprehensive listing of words and phrases associated with leisure and holidays. Also includes some sentances using these words.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Holidays

Suggestions for use: Good standard vocab to support text book. Get students to write fake tweets based on the reasons they need a holiday. Specific vocab for same included on this page.

Key Skills: Literacy

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Holidays

Suggestions for use: Good standard vocab to support text book. Get students to write fake tweets based on the reasons they need a holiday. Specific vocab for same included on this page.

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Hwb - Le Sport et Les Loisirs

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V...ch/apps/simple-projector/index.html Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes

A series of interactive activities and games to introduce sports vocabulary and language patterns. Each activity includes vocabulary and activities that make use of audio and animation

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JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Sport

Suggestions for use: Perfect for use on IWB. Includes 5 activities. Animations include pronunciation sounds of each new words, students use the visual images to connect the french word to understanding.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Literacy

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Classzone - Leisure Activities Sample

http://www.classzone.com/etest/viewTestPractice.htm?testId=1120 Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Sample survey results based on a survey of leisure preferences among classmates. Might inspire a similar survey in your class.

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JC
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Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Leisure

Suggestions for use: Do a similar survey in your class. Get the students to do decide the contents of the survey.

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Conjugaison du verbe aller

http://la-conjugaison.nouvelobs.com/du/verbe/aller.php Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Clear description of the conjunction for one of the most used french verbs - to go. Shows its usage in the le présent, l'imparfaif, passé simple, future simple, passé composé, plus-que-parfait, passé antérieur, futur antérieur. Also gives definition and useage explanation for each tense.

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JC
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Strand: Grammar

Suggestions for use: Can be displayed on the computer while you give verbal explanation. Get students to write various semtances using the different tenses for the verb.

Key Skills: Working with Others

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Les sports

http://babelnet.sbg.ac.at/canalreve/sport/liste.htm Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Descriptions of most major sports. Gives the name of the sport and some a line or twol about how to play.

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JC
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Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Sport

Suggestions for use: Useful reference site. Could be displayed on class computer and discussion of each.

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Sport

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La lecture en France: plus de livres, moins de lecteurs

http://www.actualitte.com/societe/l...e-livres-moins-de-lecteurs-1315.htm Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Short article about reading habbits in France comparing the situation now with 1981 and giving breakdown for male / female readership of books. Potentially useful resource when considering the leisure activity of reading.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Leisure

Suggestions for use: Read in class and compare with this class. How many students read for pleasure? How many are reading a non school book now?

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La Dictionnaire Visuel - Musique

http://www.infovisual.info/04/pano_fr.html Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Gives the names for the various parts of musical instruments. Covers both modern and old instruments. Very detailed but visual.

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JC
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French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Hobbies

Suggestions for use: Some of your students will play instruments - so get them to become familiar with the french names for parts of these instruments.

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Leisure

Suggestions for use: Some of your students will play instruments - so get them to become familiar with the french names for parts of these instruments.

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Instruments of the Orchestra

http://www.europschool.net/static/dico/fr/orchestre/orchestre_fr.html Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video / Reference

French language resource that gives the names for the main instruments of the orchestra. Includes sound file for each name.

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JC
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Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Leisure

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Sparx: Le jeu vidéo

http://www.francesoir.fr/actualite/...ui-guerit-la-depression-215989.html Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Article about a video game and how it can benefit young people to play. The Departement of Education in France helped develop the game.

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SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Leisure

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Language: French
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Le Mot Juste

http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/o...86934/paralleles_flashcards/12.html Added: 11 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Listen to words and test yourself on vocabulary related to loisirs et vacances

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Leisure

Suggestions for use: seful resource for testing vocab after classes on les loisirs.

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Les Loisirs - Preferences

http://www.tinglado.net/?id=les-loisirs Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Choose a specific leisure interest from the dropdown list to tie in with the sentance about the person. Will test understanding of leisure vocabulary like les achats, le lecture, le bricolage, la dance, la cuisine and le peinture.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Leisure

Suggestions for use: Short activity - ten mins of class time. To reinforce vocab. Do on class computer.

Key Skills: Communicating Literacy

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Accepter / refuser une invitation écrite

http://www.didieraccord.com/exercices/index.php?ex=3.2.8 Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

User must choose from a series of dropdowns the phrases to use in accepting or rejecting in invitation. Prior knowledge of some basic vocabulary required.

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JC
SC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Meeting & Greeting

Suggestions for use: Useful exercise when discussing letter writting or replying.

Key Skills: Communicating Literacy

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Meeting & Greeting

Suggestions for use: Useful exercise when discussing letter writting or replying.

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French Terms for Movies and Film Festivals

http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/movie.htm Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Listing of key words from the About.com directory. as well as words associated with Cannes there is a listing of actors, stage workers and verbs used in the film industry, like couper (to cut) and diriger (to direct).

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Cinema

Suggestions for use: Get the students to write or speak about a recent film they saw - this vocab will be useful.

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Quelle sorte de films aimes-tu?

http://www.quia.com/jg/1334104list.html Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Gives a series of possible answers to the question of what kind of film you like. Covers terms for war films, westerns, comedy, adventure, horror, romantic and so on.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Cinema

Suggestions for use: Ask the students this question. The site will provide vocab for answers.

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TV Vocabulary in French

http://www.frenchspanishonline.com/...school/home/television.html#current Added: 14 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Listing of words commonly used in TV. Users click on a word to hear audio for that word.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Television

Suggestions for use: Get students to describe two TV programmes they watch.

Key Skills: Communicating Literacy

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Mon film préféré

http://babelnet.sbg.ac.at/canalreve/bravo/module4/3.1.html Added: 06 Jun 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Short online reading comprehension on the film Titanic. Four young people give their opinions on this film.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Cinema

Suggestions for use: Students could use google.fr to write a resumé of the film and its main characters. This could be extended to a class survey of who likes what types of film in the group.

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Les emissions à la télé (wordsearch)

http://o.bacquet.free.fr/c3television.htm Added: 06 Jun 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

An interactive web-based wordsearch on various types of tv programmes. Can also be printed off or saved in PDF format as a homework activity for lower ability students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Leisure

Suggestions for use: Students can do this activity as part of more general work on leisure activities. They can use the vocabulary in the word search to categorise programmes that family members watch.

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