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: Topics

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: Topics

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: Topics

Strand unit: Countries / Tourism

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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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: Topics

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
Rights: All rights reserved
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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: Topics

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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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 / Culture

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

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

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: Topics

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
Rights: All rights reserved
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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: Topics

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
Rights: All rights reserved
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