2019/20 – 6th years – Semaine du 26 mars au 2 avril

Chers élèves,

First of all: Well done to you all! I can imagine that with the recent changes that happened your routine may have been a little challenging. However I hope you are enjoying spending time with your family, hopefully enjoying the sun too and especially loving some French! On this note, here is this week’s assignments: Youpi! (as French people say).

A reminder that even though you are at home, you should make sure to upload your work (especially your past paper written work) on Google classroom. This week you will need to do some personal reflection work on last week’s assignment so you need your previous assignments done.

Some of you have also yet to join the French Google classroom and check regularly the “Hangouts” messaging platform. Make sure you join the French Google classroom (I am sending the class code once more this week on the Hangouts platform). Please type your written work using Google doc and upload it on Google classroom, this is so I can correct your work properly. I will not be able to correct any handwritten work.

Bon courage et à très vite,

Mr Porzadny

 

Ecoute:

Watch the French news as often as you can via TV5monde.org

Choose one of the following online activity. A2 is elementary level, B1 is intermediate level and B2 is advanced level. There are four exercises per activity, explanations are at the top and the correction of each exercise is given to you once you click “Ok” at the end. This exercise is a good opportunity to widen your vocabulary by adding some words you find useful in your copy.

Niveau élémentaire: Coronavirus: Attention aux fausses nouvelles (niveau A2)

Niveau intermédiaire: Coronavirus: Attention aux fausses nouvelles (niveau B1)

Niveau avancé: Coronavirus: Attention aux fausses nouvelles (niveau B2)
 

Duolingo:

Practice Duolingo for 15 minutes everyday or for 30 minutes every two days. Remember you can do so with the Duolingo App or from any laptop/computer.

 

Grammaire:

This week you get spoiled! Just few revision exercises on the Adverb but most importantly Ciaran’s online presentation on “Les pronoms relatifs” which should be a good recap of Michael and Rory’s work as well. Don’t forget to do the exercises and the homework Ciaran has prepared for you. And remember, want to dive deeper in the French grammar world, dive into the “Tex’s French Grammar” website.

Les adverbes:

Les adverbes – Cours, exercices et corrigés (PDF)

Les adverbes – Cours (Tex’s website) – IntroFormation and placementPlacement with Passé composé

Les adverbes – Petit jeu de basket

Les adverbes – Exercice (adverbes réguliers)

Les adverbes – Exercice (tous les types d’adverbes)

Les pronoms relatifs:

 

Papiers d’examen:

The usual timetable applies therefore the current assignements is:

  • Written question 2 a or b (for higher level) – usually done in class
  • Written question section C a (for ordinary level)

Work needs to be typed using Google doc and uploaded on the “Past papers” folder in google classroom.

As for the reading and listening comprehensions, if you are not done with both reading comprehensions and all listening sections of the 2014 past papers make sure to have them done by next Thursday.

The listening sections for 2014 can be found here on Educate Plus

Correction of Reading Comprehension and Listening can be found on examinations.ie

 

Personal reflection work

Every week I will ask you to write few lines about the work you have been doing the past week. This is for me to know you have done your work but also to know if anything needs to be change/improved (we are all in the same boat here, it’s a first for everyone).

In google classroom you will find the file called: “Réflexion personnelle de la semaine du 19 au 26 mars” under the “Réflexion personnelle” heading. Click on it and fill each section.

The last section on your past paper weekly work is slightly different. You need to go back through the correction I made of your work and do what we usually do in class that is to say, write the mistake, the correction and a little reflection on it (how can I improve, what was the mistake, etc.)

This is how the file looks like:

Semaine du 19 au 26 mars:

Ecoute: (Exemple: A2 was too easy so I did B1 which was still too easy. Could you upload some B2 level activities please?)

Duolingo: (Exemple: Nothing much, I did my weekly share of Duolingo practice.

Grammaire: (Exemple: I am not sure about when we put the adjective before the noun, can you help?)

Papiers d’examen: (Exemple: Mistake: Je suis 17 ans – Correction: J’ai 17 ans – Personal reflection: In French we say I have 17 years of age.) Do this for at least 5 mistakes you have made.

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