Place and time


This dossier will provide links about two essential topics in the French curriculum: describing places (home, town, area) and talking about time (telling the time & date).

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Students are asked to learn vocabulary to describe places from their first year learning French.

La ville et la campagne

http://web.archive.org/web/20071130...ntenpoupe/chapitre_19/chap19voc.htm Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Vocabulary resource with listing of key words associated with town and country. Also includes examples of sentances using the words listed.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Environment

Suggestions for use: Get the students to describe a day in the countryside or a day in a town using the vocab on this page. Good listing.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , French
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Hwb - Quelle heure est-il?

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V...ime/quelleheu/introduct/default.htm Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Resource developed for the Welsh education portal that explores numbers and telling the time. Also introduces revising numbers, allowing students to discuss daily routine and introducing the forms of reflexive verbs in the present tense.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Time/dates

Suggestions for use: Contains a starter activity, main session and plenary session with excellent teachers notes.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , French
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La région Limousin

http://www.location-cure.net/actual...ature-ou-pour-une-cure-thermale-259 Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

A short article describing the Limosin region in the centre of France. It has a paragraph on the green spaces of Limosin as well as the thermal spa in the area. Uses accessible language.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Tourism / Excursions

Suggestions for use: Get the students to research a similar area to Limosin and describe it in similar language.

Key Skills: Literacy

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Tourism

Suggestions for use: Get the students to research a similar area to Limosin and describe it in similar language.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
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Ville ou campagne?

http://www.bonjourdumonde.com/blog/...rbie/3/non-classe/ville-ou-campagne Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Blog article with views of French teenagers on the pros and cons of living in the country or in a town. Could be used as a template for similar discussion in your classroom.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Environment

Suggestions for use: Read in class and get the views of your class. Perhaps the students could write down three points in favour of town or country.

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Environment

Suggestions for use: Read in class and get the views of your class. Perhaps the students could write down three points in favour of town or country. Expressing opinions is an important feature of learning French for LC.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Learn Time in French

http://www.frenchspanishonline.com/...rsfrench/school/time/learntime.html Added: 01 Oct 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Listen to the audio saying the time of the day then adjust the hands on the watch. You can also check the answer to see if you are correct. Simple activity. (Contains advertising.)

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: Time/dates

Suggestions for use: Play in the class. It will improve vocabulary and listening skills. The voice is from a native French speaker and is clear.

Key Skills: Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , French
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Les Heures

http://lexiquefle.free.fr/heure.swf Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes

Vocabulary and exercise for the time of the day. Two main sections - les heures; and les minutes. Contains sound effects.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Time/dates

Suggestions for use: Perfect for IWB. Display to whole class and do the exercise.

Key Skills: Literacy Numeracy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
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Quel jour sommes-nous?

http://www.frenchtutorial.com/en/learn-french/timedate/date Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

What date is it? A guide to the days of the week and the months of the year.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Time/dates

Suggestions for use: Basic vocabulary, but if students do not have it written elsewhere this could be a good starting point.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , French
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Numbers (0 to billions)

http://www.french-linguistics.co.uk/tutorials/numbers/ Added: 06 Jun 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Notes on French numbers with explanations in English. Spelling can be checked at the top of the page. Suitable for all years, depending on the curriculum.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: Numbers

Suggestions for use: The notes can be used in class or for revision at home. After learning numbers the class can play bingo or other number games.

LCA
Modern Languages

Strand: French

Strand unit: 1.2 Numbers

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Fêtes en France

http://www.french.hku.hk/starters/fetes.htm Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Calendar of the major festivals and holidays in France. Gives information on whether or not the festival is a national holiday as well as something on the origins and characteristics of the festiival.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Holidays

Suggestions for use: Read in class. Then make a similar calendar for a different country, - Ireland for example.

Key Skills: Literacy

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Holidays

Suggestions for use: Read in class. Then make a similar calendar for a different country, - Ireland for example.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
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Une année en France

http://www.french.hku.hk/dcmScreen/lang2043/calendrier.htm Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

A month-by-month account of the main social and sporting events happening in France. Accessible language so very useful for a reading comprehension.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Society

Suggestions for use: Read and ask questions.Extension activity would see a similar exercise being done for Ireland.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
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Emploi du Temps

http://www.frenchspanishonline.com/...nersfrench/school/date/semaine.html Added: 01 Oct 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Time table activity. Listen to the audio say what time subject classes begin then drag the subject to the correct point of a diary. There is a check facility for answers. (Contains advertising.)

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: Time/dates

Suggestions for use: The advertising is annoying but the activity works very well. Play on the class computer. In computer room get the students to undertake the activity independently.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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L'appartement

http://www.estudiodefrances.com/exercices/appartement.html Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video

Description of the rooms and content of a modern apartment. Includes clear sound file explaining the apartment. Users have to drag the correct names to the appropriate rooms.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: House

Suggestions for use: Display on class computer. Get students to do the activity. Good resource. Extension - describe roms in a students home.

Key Skills: Communicating Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
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Vocabulaire illustré: la maison

http://www.ortholud.com/orthographe/voc/maison/index.php Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Activity in which users identify and label elements of a house exterior. Vocabulary for words like garage, window, front door are checked.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: House

Suggestions for use: Simple resource to present to first year class. Vocab is provided. Display on class computer.

Key Skills: Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
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Furniture Vocabulary Game

http://www.ur.se/sprk/franska/inredning/ Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Help Olivier furnish his bedroom. Olivier will give instructions in French and you must try and implement them.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: Home

Suggestions for use: Some of the French is a little difficult. Highly interactive and engaging. Play on class computer for whole class.

Key Skills: Working with Others Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
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Personality Quiz

http://www.ma-caisse-epargne-norman...dos/quizz/ville-mer-ou-campagne.php Added: 17 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Multiple choice quiz designed to tell whether your personality is more suited to the country, the seaside or the city. Upon validation there is a paragraph describing your personality.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Environment

Suggestions for use: Interesting activity for class. Do it for a selection of individuals and see how they compare.

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Environment

Suggestions for use: Interesting activity for class. Do it for a selection of individuals and see how they compare.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
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