Regarde et écoute – La championne du fromage

Bonjour chers élèves,

Cette semaine découvrons l’histoire de Virginie: “la championne du fromage!”. Mais qui est-elle? D’où vient-elle? Et une championne du fromage, ça existe vraiment? Bonne découverte à tous!

Voici le podcast sur lequel vous allez travailler:

Vous pouvez aussi le trouver sur votre téléphone en utilisant l’application “Acast”. Cherchez le podcast “Duolingo podcast French” et téléchargez le podcast intitulé: “La championne du fromage (The cheese champion)“. Vous pouvez aussi travailler en utilisant la transcription du podcast en cliquant là.

Et maintenant, les questions (en anglais). Chaque section du podcast en français a une question à répondre:

  1. Why Virginie didn’t like to go to the cheesemonger with her mother as a child?
  2. Give any details about how Virginie and Jean-François feel in love.
  3. What did Virginie say to Jean-François when he decided to open a cheese shop?
  4. Where did Virginie and Jean-François kissed for the first time?
  5. How does Virginie describes Jean-François?
  6. What were Jean-François and his mother selling at the market?
  7. What does Jean-François say about the North of France?
  8. What was Virginie’s dream?
  9. What did Virginie had to do during her pregnancy?
  10. Did Virginie accept to work as the cashier of Jean-François’ shop?
  11. How many children does Virginie have?
  12. What do both Jean-François and Virginie like?
  13. Can you name some of the steps of “l’affinage” (the cheese ripening)?
  14. Why did Virginie take over the shop?
  15. How did her family react to Virginie dropping her studies?
  16. Was it easy for her to take care of the cheese shop?
  17. How many “cheese boards” did she have to prepare for the Christmas holidays?
  18. What was she dreaming about at night?
  19. What big change happen to Virginie during the Christmas period?
  20. What are the different cheese sections in her shop?
  21. Feel free to keep on listening to know what happens to Virginie 🙂

Would you now like to meet Virginie? She opens the doors of her kingdom for you. Spoiler alert: there will be information about how far she got in the Cheese World Championship.

Et pour finir, voici les réponses:

  1. Why Virginie didn’t like to go to the cheesemonger with her mother as a child? – It was always cold there and there was always a bad smell.
  2. Give any details about how Virginie and Jean-François feel in love. – They went to the museum together. They talked about politics, religion. They watched the paintings at the Orsay museum. The looked at each other. They held each other’s hand.
  3. What did Virginie say to Jean-François when he decided to open a cheese shop? – That she would never work with him at the shop.
  4. Where did Virginie and Jean-François kissed for the first time? – On a platform at the train station in Paris.
  5. How does Virginie describes Jean-François? – A man of passion, of great charisma who wanted to create his own business.
  6. What were Jean-François and his mother selling at the market? – bread, fruits, vegetables and cheese.
  7. What does Jean-François say about the North of France? – It is a place with lots of farms, cows and milk. A very rich and interesting area.
  8. What was Virginie’s dream? – University life, German literature, books and poetry.
  9. What did Virginie had to do during her pregnancy? – To take a break from her work and studies.
  10. Did Virginie accept to work as the cashier of Jean-François’ shop? – Yes she did!
  11. How many children does Virginie have? – 4
  12. What do both Jean-François and Virginie like? – To think. The intellectual work.
  13. Can you name some of the steps of “l’affinage” (the cheese ripening)? – Cheese must be washed, turned around and dried several times.
  14. Why did Virginie take over the shop? – She was the only one able to do it. She felt she didn’t have any other choice.
  15. How did her family react to Virginie dropping her studies? – That it was such a pity. How could such an intellectual like Virginie could sell cheese?
  16. Was it easy for her to take care of the cheese shop? – No. It was difficult and humiliating.
  17. How many “cheese boards” did she have to prepare for the Christmas holidays? – 300
  18. What was she dreaming about at night? – Cheese.
  19. What big change happen to Virginie during the Christmas period? – She eventually feel in love with cheese!
  20. What are the different cheese sections in her shop? – cheese from the region, goat cheese, soft and hard cheese.

2019/20 – Junior Cycle – Semaine du 5 au 10 mai

Bonjour tout le monde.

Troisième semaine depuis les vacances de Pâques et les grandes vacances arrivent déjà à grand pas!

Let’s start  with the results of this week’s Kahoot on the French holidays and traditions:

…and now, this week’s assignments!


1st years:

Mardi:

Revise your numbers for tomorrow’s auction:

  1. in the book (check the index of the book at the beginning).
  2. using these links: numbers 1-10, numbers 11-20, numbers 20-100.
  3. or this link: numbers 1 to 100.

Some students have yet to upload the description of their “Estate agent”. Please do so today.

Find some props for tomorrow’s class so you can better impersonate your role as an estate agent. Make it fun (ie. funny hat, fake mustach, your assistant teddy bear, etc.)!

Mercredi & Jeudi (online lesson):

La vente aux enchères:

    • La maison des sept nains – Patrick (Michael)
    • La maison de bob l’éponge – Ciara & Juliet (Aaron)
    • La maison de cendrillon – Barra (Patrick)
  • La maison blanche – Lochlan (Hugo)
    • La maison de Fortnite – Fionnuala (Yubo)
    • La maison du président irlandais – Sadbh
    • La maison de James Joyce – George (Andrew)
    • La maison de Taylor Swift – Ava (Aaron)
    • La maison du Président français – Michael & Aaron (Ciara)
    • La maison de Minecraft – Cillian & Hugo (Michael)
  • La maison de Bilbo le Hobbit – Alannah (Cillian)
    • La maison d’Ironman – Ellie (Lochlan)
    • La maison de Dark vador – Ali & Yubo (Alanah)
  • La maison d’Astérix et Obélix – Andrew & Francesca (Barra)
  • La maison de Gaudi – Rachel (Juliet)

DM: copy and learn the two new irregular verbs page 122 & p212 + blue box p170 + get acquainted with the sports p171 + start your summer exam revisions


2nd years:

Mardi (online lesson):

Correction Orange box p61

L’europe et les prépositions (devant les pays): http://lexiquefle.free.fr/

Pourquoi ces prépositions?

Je vais en Irlande / en France / en Espagne / en Pologne / en Irak / en Israël.

  1. When a country ends with an “E” it is feminine, thus, we put “en” in front (to/in).
  2. Masculine countries that starts with a vowel -> “en

J’habite au Portugal / au Royaume uni / au Québec / au Brésil.

  • These are masculine countries because they do not finish in “E”. -> “AU

Je suis né aux Pays Bas / aux Etats-Unis / aux Bahamas.

  • These are plural countries (there is an at the end) thus, I am using “aux

Exercice sur les prépositions: http://lexiquefle.free.fr/

DM: 3.09 p62 + first blue box p62 + blue box p101 + learn the rules about the prepositions in front of the countries

Mercredi:

Do the assigned homework from yesterday’s lesson.

Jeudi (online lesson):

Correction DM

Les prépositions devant les pays, exercice: https://www.lepointdufle.net/ressources_fle/pays.htm

  • In, to: En , au , aux
  • From: de d’
  • Otherwise: Le, la, l’, les

Révision du vocabulaire de l’été

Retrouvez le vocabulaire (en groupe):

  • Une planche de surf
  • Des sandales
  • Le parasol
  • Nager
  • La crème solaire
  • Une casquette
  • La canicule (a heatwave)
  • Un maillot de bain
  • Des lunettes de soleil
  • Se faire bronzer

Créez des phrases au futur simple et au passé composé (en groupe):

  • Hier (yesterday) -> passé composé or recent past: Hier j’ai mangé de la glace.
  • Demain (tomorrow) -> futur proche or futur simple: Demain je me ferai bronzer sur la plage.

DM: blue boxes p105 + p107 + start revisions


3rd years (groupe 1):

Mardi (online lesson):

Correction des devoirs

Le négatif (2.0)

Not -> ne … pas -> Je ne t’aime pas. /

I do not have any friends. -> Je n’ai pas d’amis. (de / d’ = any)

Never -> ne … jamais -> Je nai jamais mangé d’escargots.

No more -> ne  … plus -> Je ne veux plus aller chez toi.

Not yet  -> ne … pas encore -> Je n’ai pas encore reçu votre lettre.

Neither nor -> ne …. ni … ni -> Je n’aime ni les fruits, ni les légumes.

Nothing -> ne … rien -> Je n’ai rien fait.

Only (not a negative) -> ne … que -> Je ne fait que de la natation.

Exercice: https://kzofrancais.pbworks.com/f/negation.htm

DM: Blue boxes p249, p301 and 302

Mardi (2/2):

Do the assigned homework from today’s French lesson.

Jeudi:

Pick and choose from the following online activities:

Niveau A1 (débutant):

Niveau A2 (élémentaire):

Niveau B1 (intermédiaire):

Niveau B2 (avancé):


3rd years (groupe 2):

Mardi:

Pick and choose from the following online activities:

Niveau A1 (débutant):

Niveau A2 (élémentaire):

Niveau B1 (intermédiaire):

Niveau B2 (avancé):

Vendredi:

Correction des DM

Le négatif (2.0)

Ne … pas = not -> Je n’aime pas le basket. 

Ne … jamais = Never (negative form) -> Je n’ai jamais mangé des escargots.

Ne … plus = No more -> Je ne joue plus au foot. (I do not play soccer anymore)

Ne … pas encore = Not yet -> Il n’ont pas encore marqué. (They haven’t scored yet)

Ne … ni… ni = Neither nor -> Je n’aime ni le poisson ni les escargots.

Ne … rien = Nothing -> Je ne fais rien.

Exercice: https://kzofrancais.pbworks.com/f/negation.htm

DM: Blue boxes p249, p301 and 302

2019/20 – Junior cycle – Semaine du 27 avril au 4 mai

Bonjour tout le monde!

So here we are, second week back to school. Here are some info for you all:

All assignments are du by Monday the 4th of May. Best is if you do them during your assigned French class. However feel free to organise your work differently if it fits better with your schedule.

Here is the “top 5” of last week’s Kahoot on the theme of “Pâques”. Well done to he 50 students who took part in it!

This week we have two students who created online activities for all to enjoy. You can find Emilie’s activity on “Cyprien”, a French youtubeur talking about his memories of school in France. As for Daniel, he focused on the topic of wild life and humankind with an activity on the trailer of the movie “Terra”. Merci à tous les deux!

And finally our weekly extra online activity from TV5monde.org

Niveau débutant – Nous rêvons d’aller dans un pays francophone (niveau A1)

Niveau élémentaire – Nous osons une autre communication (niveau A2)

Niveau intermédiaire – Portrait d’un majordome (niveau B1)

Et c’est parti!

Mr Porzadny


1st years:

Lundi:

Correction des devoirs

Kahoot sur les verbes en IR:

https://create.kahoot.it/details/les-verbes-reguliers-en-ir/afb3b89e-2e26-4442-ae6b-b0f1fcffb7e7

Révision prépositions de lieu :

https://youtu.be/UZrgoZBliaM

Exercice intéractif :

https://www.lepointdufle.net/ressources_fle/couleurs_et_formes3.htm

Gauche = to the left

Droite = to the right

DM (to be done during Thursday’s French timetabled class) : Réviser les préposition de lieu + corriger les questions de l’oral + apprendre par cœur les verbes en -IR + any 3 exercises of your choosing from : https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/French/ET2/IR_Verbs/Index.htm

Mardi:

Watch the following video to learn a little about the 1st of May which is a holiday in France.

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Try your best to answer the following questions linked to the video. It’s ok if you don’t get everything. Just try your best. The answers to the questions can be found at the very bottom of this post.

  1. What were american workers asking for during a protest on the 1st of May 1886?
  2. What happened in the city of chicago?
  3. What was the 1st of May until recently?
  4. What happened in 1919?
  5. What was the consequences of the law of 1947?
  6. Finally, what is also the meaning of the 1st of May?

Finally, do the following kahoot on French holidays and traditions.

Mercredi:

La maison de…

Votre carte d’identité d’agent immobilier:

  • Bonjour je m’appelle Brick.
  • Je suis agent immobilier.
  • J’ai un an.
  • J’habite à Wuhan en Chine.
  • Je suis petit et fort.
  • J’aime le couscous et les immeubles (a building).

Physical description -> grand, petit, sportif, fort, blond

Personality -> triste, intelligent, paresseux, content, généreux

Révision: “Il y a” + pièces de la maison (p142 + p138)

Il y a (= there is / there are) une entrée, une salle à manger, une cuisine, un salon, une chambre, des toilettes, une salle de bain et une buanderie.

Description de l’activité “vente (vendre = to sell) aux enchères” (description d’un élève, € 100, vente aux enchères, acheter la maison où un trésor est caché…)

Choix de votre maison (ordre aléatoire).

  • La maison des sept nains – Patrick
  • La maison de bob l’éponge – Ciara & Juliet
  • La maison de cendrillon – Barra
  • La maison blanche – Lochlan
  • La maison de Fortnite – Fionnuala
  • La maison du président irlandais – Sadbh
  • La maison de James Joyce – George
  • La maison de Taylor Swift – Ava
  • La maison du Président français – Michael & Aaron
  • La maison de Minecraft – Cillian & Hugo
  • La maison de Bilbo le Hobbit – Alannah
  • La maison d’Ironman – Ellie
  • La maison de Dark vador – Ali & Yubo
  • La maison d’Astérix et Obélix – Andrew & Francesca
  • La maison de Gaudi – Rachel

Exemple de description d’une maison (la maison des septs nains).

Brick: “La maison est confortable et chaleureuse. Il y a un grand jardin et il y aussi une belle vue. La maison est un petit cottage dans le bois (the wood). Dans la maison il y a une grande chambre, il y (there) fait (for temperature) chaud, il ya un joli petit chat et aussi une grande cave avec beaucoup de jeux vidéo.” 

DM: Write your ID card in a google doc in the appropriate section on Google classroom + Write a description of the house you have chosen (no need to upload it, will be used next class). Feel free to use online tools such as dictionaries, translators, etc. However if you use translators try not to translate whole sentences but rather words. You still have to make the effort of creating the sentence using your current knowledge of the French language.

Jeudi:

Do the assigned homework during the last two online lessons (Monday’s and Wednesday’s class).


2nd years:

Lundi:

Watch the following video to learn a little about the 1st of May which is a holiday in France.

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Try your best to answer the following questions linked to the video. It’s ok if you don’t get everything. Just try your best. The answers to the questions can be found at the very bottom of this post.

  1. What were american workers asking for during a protest on the 1st of May 1886?
  2. What happened in the city of chicago?
  3. What was the 1st of May until recently?
  4. What happened in 1919?
  5. What was the consequences of the law of 1947?
  6. Finally, what is also the meaning of the 1st of May?

Finally, do the following kahoot on French holidays and traditions.

Mardi (online lesson):

Révision “le futur proche”:

Dylan mange une pomme…hmmmmm c’est bon!

Lochlan -> Dylan va manger une pomme.

Luke: put the mange into its infinitive (manger) then use to go (in present tense) into it (dylan va + manger)

Futur proche = aller in the present tense + add the infinitive of the verb

Olivia parle à Evie. -> Olivia va parler à Evie.

Danny finit ses devoirs. -> Danny va finir ses devoirs.

Andrew va au supermarché. -> Andrew va aller au supermarché.

Le futur simple!

  1. Take the infinitive of the verb (manger, partir, vendre, etc.). Careful -RE verbs drop the E
  2. Add the endings of the futur simple: ai, as, a, onz, ez, ont (which look very similar to the verb avoir in the present tense: J’ai, Tu as, Il a, Nous avons, Vous avez, Ils ont)
  3. Be careful there are some irregular verbs. Learn the most important ones that you can find page 60 of your book and here https://fr.tsedryk.ca/grammaire/futur/FUTUR_SIMPLE.htm

Exercices:

Match: https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/French/Grammar/Future/1022.htm 

Regular verbs: https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/French/Grammar/Future/1024.htm

Irregular verbs: https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/French/Grammar/Future/1026.htm

DM (to be done during Wednesday’s French timetabled class):

orange box p43 + start learning your irregular verbs (in the future tense) + pick 2 exercises from this page https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/French/Grammar/Future/index.htm

Mercredi:

Do the homework from yesterday’s class. If you have some time left, feel free to do one of the “Extra” activities of the week (you can find them in the introduction section of this post).

Thursday:

Correction orange box p43

  1. Il lira. Elles danseront. Tu boiras. Nous attendrons. Elle tombera. Vous saisirez. Je mettrai. IL écrira. Tu prendras. Ils joueront. Vous partirez.
  2. Tu écouteras. Nous partirons. Vous voyagerez. Ils travailleront. Elle écrira.

Irregular verbs p60 

Kahoot: https://create.kahoot.it/details/le-futur-simple/a814449f-8f9c-4fc6-940a-a09a45de43da

Summer exam

DM: start learning the Irregular verbs p60 + Orange box p61 + copy vocab p98 + listening p99


3rd years (group 1):

Lundi:

Watch the following video to learn a little about the 1st of May which is a holiday in France.

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Try your best to answer the following questions linked to the video. It’s ok if you don’t get everything. Just try your best. The answers to the questions can be found at the very bottom of this post.

  1. What were american workers asking for during a protest on the 1st of May 1886?
  2. What happened in the city of chicago?
  3. What was the 1st of May until recently?
  4. What happened in 1919?
  5. What was the consequences of the law of 1947?
  6. Finally, what is also the meaning of the 1st of May?

Finally, do the following kahoot on French holidays and traditions.

Mardi (1/2 – online lesson):

Correction orange box p267

Comparatif (2/2):

better / worse than = meilleur que / pire que (+ adjectif) Les chaussures d’Obélix sont meilleures que celle d’Astérix. OR mieux que ( + verbes): -> Idéfix saute mieux qu’ Obélix / Idéfix court moins bien qu’ Astérix.

Exercice en ligne: https://www.didierlatitudes.com/exercices/latitudes2/unite-4-latitudes2/dire-quon-aime-quon-prefere-3/

Le superlatif (avec Asterix, Obélix et Idéfix).

PLus grand que -> le plus grand

Moins grand que -> le moins grand

The best / the worst = le meilleur / le pire

Exemples:

Obélix est le plus grand.

Astérix est le moins grand = Astérix est le plus petit.

Les chaussures d’Obélix sont les plus grandes.

La plus grosses moustaches appartient à Obélix.

DM: exercices p276 + take notes from p286 + blue box p286 + exercice en ligne: https://www.didierlatitudes.com/exercices/latitudes2/unite-4-latitudes2/dire-quon-aime-quon-prefere-4/

Mardi (2/2):

Start working on you past paper Sample E. Type in Google doc and upload in the “Papiers d’examen” section on Google classroom your answer to the following written question (“JC 2016” instead of question 18):

You are on a school exchange in France, and are staying with a French family. Write a letter in
French to your penpal Annette who lives in another part of France. In your letter
– apologise for not writing sooner and give an excuse
– describe the family with whom you are staying
– tell her about some things you like/dislike about France
– say that you are going to spend a few days in Paris next week
– invite her to come to Ireland during the summer holidays.

Use the French period on Thursday to try and finish the past paper. If you are not finished by then, finish it for Monday the 4th of May.

Thursday:

Use this period to finish your Past paper sample E and the written question “JC 2016.


3rd years (group 2):

Mardi:

Watch the following video to learn a little about the 1st of May which is a holiday in France.

</
Try your best to answer the following questions linked to the video. It’s ok if you don’t get everything. Just try your best. The answers to the questions can be found at the very bottom of this post.

  1. What were american workers asking for during a protest on the 1st of May 1886?
  2. What happened in the city of chicago?
  3. What was the 1st of May until recently?
  4. What happened in 1919?
  5. What was the consequences of the law of 1947?
  6. Finally, what is also the meaning of the 1st of May?

Finally, do the following kahoot on French holidays and traditions.

Jeudi:

Start working on you past paper Sample E. Type in Google doc and upload in the “Papiers d’examen” section on Google classroom your answer to the following written question (“JC 2016” instead of question 18):

You are on a school exchange in France, and are staying with a French family. Write a letter in
French to your penpal Annette who lives in another part of France. In your letter
– apologise for not writing sooner and give an excuse
– describe the family with whom you are staying
– tell her about some things you like/dislike about France
– say that you are going to spend a few days in Paris next week
– invite her to come to Ireland during the summer holidays.

Don’t forget to sign off.

If you are not finished today, finish the past paper for Monday the 4th of May.

Vendredi:

Correction orange box p267

 

Comparatif (2/2):

better / worse than: meilleur que / pire que (noun)

Exercice en ligne: https://www.didierlatitudes.com/exercices/latitudes2/unite-4-latitudes2/dire-quon-aime-quon-prefere-3/

 

Le superlatif (avec Asterix, Obélix et Idéfix).

Adjectif:

Le plus + adjectif -> Obélix est le plus fort.

Le moins + adjectif -> Idéfix est le moins fort.

Best -> le meilleur / worst -> le pire

Verb:

The best = Le mieux -> Il écrit le mieux.

 

Exemples: (petit / gros / intelligent / -> moustache)

Feminine:  La moustache d’Astérix est le plus belle.

Masculine: Obélix est le plus grand/gros de l’équipe. (Obélix is the biggest of the team). Astérix est le plus intelligent.

Plural: Les chaussures d’Obélix sont les plus grandes.

DM: exercices p276 + take notes from p286 + blue box p286 + exercice en ligne: https://www.didierlatitudes.com/exercices/latitudes2/unite-4-latitudes2/dire-quon-aime-quon-prefere-4/


Here are the answers of the questions from the video on the 1st of May:

  1. What were american workers asking for during a protest on the 1st of May 1886? 8 hours of work per day.
  2. What happened in the city of chicago? Riots took place and several policemen and workers died.
  3. What was the 1st of May until recently? A day to pay respect for those who died in 1986 and also a day of protest for workers rights.
  4. What happened in 1919? Workers finally got their work time reduced to 8 hours per day.
  5. What was the consequences of the law of 1947? Employers had to pay their employees on the 1st of May even though they had a day off.
  6. Finally, what is also the meaning of the 1st of May? A time to spend with the family and to give to someone some lilies of the valley.