2019/20 – Junior cycle – Bonnes vacances de Pâques

Bonjour chers élèves,

Bravo à vous tous pour le travail effectué à la maison. J’imagine que ce n’était pas très facile mais vous y êtes arrivés!

Voici donc deux semaines de vacances qui s’offrent à vous. Alors ne vous inquiétez pas, les activités suivantes sont tout à fait optionnelles. Mais pour ceux qui sont motivés, en voici, en voilà!

Bonnes vacances et reposez-vous bien.

Mr Porzadny

(Well done to you all for the workd done from hoe. I imagine it wasn’t easy but you made it! So here are two well deserved weeks of holidays for you. Do not worry, the following activities are optional. But for those who are motivated: here you go! Enjoy your holidays and have a good rest.)

Pick and choose amongst the following activities:

Comment faire un lapin de Pâques en Origami?

Quelques jeux de Pâques… mais aussi des histoires, des recettes et du bricolage.

Recette du gâteau au chocolat “Nid de Pâques”

Pourquoi mange-t-on du chocolat à Pâques?

Questions sur la vidéo:

  1. Fill in the blank: “Des oeufs, des lapin et des ______ en chocolat font rêver les gourmands”.
  2. What were people giving each other for Easter before the 19th century?
  3. What does the “egg” symbolise?
  4. During the antiquity, which civilisation celebrated the arrival of Spring by giving each others eggs?
  5. What did Christians not eat during Lent?
  6. When were chocolate eggs first created?
  7. In the end, what’s the most important thing?

Si c’est trop difficile voici la transcription pour vous aider à répondre aux questions:

Tous les ans, au moment de Pâques, des œufs, des lapins et des cloches en chocolat font rêver les gourmands ! Et quand vient le weekend, la chasse aux œufs en chocolat est officiellement ouverte ! Pourtant, avant les années 1800, on ne s’offrait pas des œufs en chocolat mais de véritables œufs de poules.

Alors d’où vient cette tradition des œufs de Pâques ?Il faut savoir que l’œuf symbolise l’origine du monde, le renouveau.

Pendant l’antiquité, les Perses s’offraient des œufs de poule au printemps, pour marquer la fin de l’hiver et la renaissance de la nature.

En Europe, la fête de Pâques commémore la résurrection du Jésus Christ et la fin du Carême. Autrefois très respecté, le Carême est une période où les chrétiens se privent volontairement de certains plaisirs dont celui de manger des œufs.  Pour fêter la fin de ces privations, ils s’offraient les œufs pondus durant cette période.

Au milieu du XIXe siècle, les chocolatiers mélangent du sucre, du beurre et du chocolat en poudre, et obtiennent une pâte qu’on peut verser dans des moules. Et c’est ainsi que naît l’œuf en chocolat et plus tard, les cloches, les lapins, la friture. Selon les régions, c’est soit les Cloches, soit le Lapin de Pâques, qui déposent les œufs un peu partout dans les jardins.

Au final, peu importe qui cache les œufs, l’important c’est de se régaler !

Réponses aux questions:
  1. Fill in the blank: “Des oeufs, des lapin et des ______ en chocolat font rêver les gourmands”. cloches (bells)
  2. What were people giving each other for Easter before the 19th century? Real chicken eggs.
  3. What does the “egg” symbolise? The orgin of the world
  4. During the antiquity, which civilisation celebrated the arrival of Spring by giving each others eggs? Persians
  5. What did Christians not eat during Lent? Eggs
  6. When were chocolate eggs first created? In the middle of the 19th century
  7. In the end, what’s the most important thing? To enjoy the chocolate

Keep on practicing your Duolingo!

Bonnes fêtes de Pâques!

2019/20 – 3rd Year – 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 written work) on Google classroom.

FOLENS, the publishers of your French textbook are making the ebook available to all, in case you don’t have it. Here are the instructions:

  • Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
  • Select Teacher
  • Fill in a username, email and password
  • For Roll Number use the code: Sec20

Bon courage et à bientôt,

Bon courage et à bientôt,

Mr Porzadny

 

Ecoute:

Do the following activity (or activities). A1 level activities are for beginners,  A2 are a little harder and B1 is intermediate 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 débutant – Nous allons vivre à la français (niveau A1)

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

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

 

Duolingo:

Practice Duolingo for 10 minutes everyday or for 20 minutes every two days. Remember you can do so with the Duolingo App or from any laptop/computer.

 

Bienvenue en France 2:

Copy and learn the vocab from p300 + blue boxes 292, 293 & 299 + red boxes p301 (you can get the audio from the ebook)

 

Vocabulaire:

Our Unit of learning 3 is dealing with the theme of the body and the professions. Learn and practice the following lists of vocabulary and expressions:

Le corps – L’apparence

Le corps – Petit quiz numéro 2

Les emplois – Les différents emplois

 

French challenges:

Try as best you can to do the following activities:

Multiple choice – Words

Multiple choice – Listening

Multiple choice – Expressions

 

Papiers d’examen:

Do the full past paper Sample C.

Type in Google doc and upload in the “Papiers d’examen” section on Google classroom your written work from Sample C Question 18.

 

CBA 2:

Make sure that all your reflection have been given to me. The following students still need to finish their note(s) and upload them on Google Classroom in the “Reflection notes of CBA2” section.

  • Sean, James, Cillian, Eric, Hugo, Lorenzo, Darragh, Maria and Luke
  • Ralph, Thomas, David, Tom, Sergei, Sasha, Jennifer

2019/2020 – 3rd years – Semaine du 19 au 26 mars

Chers élèves,

Each Thursday you will find in your section of MyFrenchTeacher.eu the assigned work for the week.

Make sure to get the help of your family to organise your time as best as possible. A little bit everyday is always better than all of it in one go.

FOLENS, the publishers of your French textbook are making the ebook available to all, in case you don’t have it. Here are the instructions:

  • Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
  • Select Teacher
  • Fill in a username, email and password
  • For Roll Number use the code: Sec20

Bon courage et à bientôt,

Bon courage et à bientôt,

Mr Porzadny

 

Ecoute:

Choose one of the following online activity. A2 is elementary level while B1 is intermediate 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: MC Solaar – Les mirabelles (niveau A2)

Niveau intermédiaire: MC Solaar – Les mirabelles (niveau B1)

 

Duolingo:

Practice Duolingo for 10 minutes everyday or for 20 minutes every two days. Remember you can do so with the Duolingo App or from any laptop/computer.

 

Bienvenue en France 2:

Make sure new vocab from p290 is copied and revised + blue boxes p290 & 291 + revise the lesson on the conditional present (your copy + p260) + do blue box p260 & orange box p261

 

Vocabulaire:

Our Unit of learning 3 is dealing with the theme of the body and the professons. Learn and practice the following lists of vocabulary and expressions:

Le corps – Problèmes de santé

Le corps – Les parties du corps

Le corps – Petit quiz

 

French challenges:

Try as best you can to do the following activities:

Multiple choice – Words

Multiple choice – Listening

Multiple choice – Images

 

Papiers d’examen:

Make sure that the full Sample B past paper is finished.

Type in Google doc and upload in the “Papiers d’examen” section on Google classroom your written work from Sample B Question 18.

 

CBA 2:

Make sure that all your reflection have been given to me. The following students need to finish their note(s) and upload them on Google Classroom in the “Reflection notes of CBA2” assignment.

  • Sean, James, Michael, Cillian, Eric, Hugo, Lorenzo, Will, Darragh, Maria and Luke
  • Ralph, Thomas, David, Tom, Sergei, Sasha, Jennifer

2019/20 – 2nd years – Correction email p45

De (from): Adam : adam@Imsocool.com

A (to): Noémie : Noémie@jesuistropcool.com

Date : 4 juillet 2020

Objet : Mes vacances

Salut Noémie,

Comment ça va ? Moi, tout va bien ici à Cannes dans le sud de la France. Moi et ma famille passons de belles journée à la plage. Mon frère aime faire des châteaux de sable et mes parents sont vraiment gentils parce qu’ils nous achètent des glaces au chocolat. Miam, délicieux !

Nous logeons (= to stay/live) dans un bel hôtel sur la rue principale de Cannes. Il y a beaucoup de restaurants et de magasins. J’adore faire du shopping avec ma petite sœur, surtout à la boulangerie. Demain nous allons tous aller au marché local. Je vais acheter du fromage, des baguettes, des pains au chocolat, du vin et des croissants. Ca va être génial !

Aujourd’hui le temps est magnifique ! Il y a du soleil et il fait très chaud. Malheureusement cet après-midi il va pleuvoir. Quel dommage 🙁

Voilà, c’est tout pour le moment. Grosses bises à toi et à plus tard !

Adam

Advice : Variety of vocabulary, different subjects (Je / Moi et ma famille / Nous / Mon frère , Mes parents -> ), different tenses (present, near future), agreement with genders and adjectives, variety of grammar points (posessive adjectives, etc.)

2019/2020 – 3rd years – Student reflection note on CBA2

Dear students,

As the CBA2 due date approaches (3rd to 13th of March 2020) I would like you to start thinking about the Student reflection note you will have to do for each of your text/item you will submit as part of your CBA2.

So first, here is a little video from the department summarizing the Modern foreign language CBA2:

The student reflection note of the CBA2

“The note (student reflection note) provides space for the student to set out a very brief aim or intention for the piece of work and spaces to include reflection on what has been learnt and what the student might do differently on another occasion.

The note is used as a support for the student’s ongoing language learning. Student reflection is more meaningful if undertaken simultaneous to the creation of texts, where authentic opportunities arise, rather than weeks or months later.” – From the MFL assessment guidelines

The three questions you will need to answer are the following one:

  1. I chose this text item because:
  2. What I learnt from doing this text/item:
  3. What I would do differently next time:

To help you answering these questions, your teachers have provided you with some “Easy sample comments for reflection note of CBA 2 and assessment task“. These are based on the main learning outcome to be assessed through your 3 submitted items.

Easy sample comments for reflection note of CBA 2 and assessment task:

Communicative competence:

  • 1.9: I work on improving my pronunciation.
  • 1.10: I talk about me/[any familiar topic]/[cultural topics]
  • 1.11: I practice/talk with/interact/participate/work together with other students in French/Spanish
  • 1.17: I write letters/emails/create role-plays/presentations/videos about me/[any familiar topic]/[cultural topics]
  • 1.19: I write about things that I am interested in
  • 1.20: I use different tenses
  • 1.22: I use Chromebooks, my phone and computers to write and edit my work and create videos with my classmates or by myself.

Language awareness:

  • 2.1: I understand the rules of the language and correct my mistakes.
  • 2.2: I can create my own work in French/Spanish.
  • 2.7: I listen to advice/feedback from the teacher to improve my work.

Socio-cultural knowledge

  • 3.1: I know facts about French/Spanish speaking countries and their culture.
  • 3.2: I know facts about French/Spanish culture.
  • 3.4: I know more about French people/Spaniards.
  • 3.7: I have looked at what’s the same and different with Ireland and Irish people.
  • 3.8: I have found some interesting music/films/food/sports/etc. in the French/Spanish culture.

Some of YOUR answers (from class):

  • I chose this text item because:
    1. I really enjoyed team bonding trip in Bundoran and the activities I did with my friend. So I really enjoyed also writing about it. I did some research to learn new vocabulary in French.
    2. It gave me lots of opportunities to show off my knowledge of vocabulary and grammar in the French language.
    3. Bundoran was one of my favourite school trip and I enjoyed writing about it.
    4. We went on a school trip that involved learning French and making friends.
    5. I really enjoyed my French trip to Bundoran and I felt it greatly improved my French.
    6. I enjoyed writing about my friends.
    7. It was interesting to write about the trip.
    8. It shows our learning skills up to this point.

 

  • What I learnt from doing this text/item:
    1. I learned new French words.
    2. I was able how to use my past tense better and how to put them in a paragraph.
    3. I got better at giving directions.
    4. I learned how to express my feelings better in French and how to explain new and interesting activities in the past tense.
    5. It helped me revise the vocab associated with this topic.
    6. It helps with grammar because we have to use the present, past and future.
    7. I learned how to explain my experience in French and learn new vocabulary.

 

  • What I would do differently next time:
    1. I would use more advanced vocabulary to describe things.
    2. I would try to interweave my passage with more complex words, tenses and grammar to display my knowledge of the French language.
    3. I could have paid more attention in the French class in Bundoran…
    4. I would try to put more effort into using more advanced vocab.
    5. Use more descriptive language.
    6. I would use different tenses such as the recent past because I have only used the passé compose. It would bring a hint of variety to my text.
    7. I would revise my texts more often.
    8. I would give y portfolio to my teacher more often.
    9. I would use Duolingo more often (as my lovely French teacher reminds me weekly J)
    10. I would try and speak more French in and outside the class.

Homework:

    • Start working on an “Oral” text/item (presentation)
      1. example (google slide par Mr Porzadny)
      2. role play “how I feel” -> Thusday recorded for possble CBA2

  • Revise your portfolio
    1. Reflection note on a piece of work
    2. Revise your own work.
  • La fête du disco (Jeudi 19 décembre)
  • La video sur l’imparfait.