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 – 1st 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). And to start this second week of remote learning fun I am adding a new feature “Hangouts”.

Hangouts” is the messaging platform from Google suite that teachers are using to correspond with their class. I have created a new conversation called “Français 2025” (since you will be graduating in 2025) where you can ask any questions you may have regarding the assignments or anything related to French. I would greatly appreciate if you could please keep this platform for anything related to our French classes.

I have also created a Google classroom for you that we will be using in the near future. At the moment all I am asking you to do is to join it using the Class code I have sent to your parents and that I am sending you over Hangouts.

A reminder, 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 très vite,

Mr Porzadny

 

Ecoute:

Do the following activity (or activities). A1 level activities are for beginners,  A2 are a little harder . 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)

 

Duolingo:

Make sure that you have added yourself to the online duolingo classroom of 1st years by clicking here: https://www.duolingo.com/o/knywmw

Once this is done, 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 1:

Watch the following video about “les prépositions”:

Copy the vocab from p148 + do the listenings (red boxes) p140, 148 & 149 + comprehension (blue box) p149 + pink boxes p141 & p152.

Correction of last week’s homework:

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulaire:

This week again, some more vocabulary and expressions about the house as well as some preposition. To learn and practice at your own pace…

On y va! – Mais où ça?.

La maison – Les types de logement

La maison – Chez moi (écoute)

 

French challenges:

Try as best you can to do the following activity:

Fill in the blanks

 

Project:

This week I would like you to find an easy French recipe you will be making for your family! It could be a simple dish for lunch, dinner or breakfast or a cake some pastries, etc. Knowing that next week you will have an activity to do about your experience of “being a French chef” make sure you keep track of your sources (Youtube video, name of website where you found the recipe, etc.).

 

2019/20 – 1st 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:

Do the following activity. A1 level activities are for beginners. 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 nous informons en français (niveau A1)

 

Duolingo:

Make sure that you have added yourself to the online duolingo classroom of 1st years by clicking here: https://www.duolingo.com/o/knywmw

Once this is done, 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 1:

Make sure that the vocabulary from p138 is written in your copy and revised + orange boxes p139 + blue boxes p140 & 141

 

Vocabulaire:

Our Unit of learning 5 is dealing with the theme of the house. Learn and practice the following lists of vocabulary and expressions:

La maison – Les pièces de la maison.

La maison – Où j’habite

La maison – Bienvenue chez moi

 

French challenges:

Try as best you can to do the following activities:

Multiple choice – Words

Multiple choice – Listening

2019/20 – 1st Years – La lettre + Spring assessment

La lettre informelle (p193):

Le format :

  1. Basic info (Top right) :
    1. The place you write from (ex : Dublin)
    2. , (virgule = coma)
    3. The date (ex : le 12 février)
  2. Address the person :
    1. Cher / Chère (dear) -> « Cher » is masculine & « Chère » is feminine
    2. Name of the person (ex : Cher Michael)
    3. , (virgule = coma)
  3. The ending (Bottom left) :
    1. Different ways to end the letter :
      1. See you soon, = A bientôt,
      2. Write to me soon, = Ecris-moi bientôt,
      3. Keep in touch, = On reste en contact,
      4. Love, = Amitiés, (friendship)
      5. Lots of kisses, = Plein de bisous,
      6. A big hug, = Un gros câlin,
      7. Wish you luck, = Bonne chance,
      8. See you very quickly, = A très vite,
      9. See you later, = A plus tard,
      10. Got to go, = Je dois y aller,
      11. Bye, = Salut,
      12. Enjoy yourself, = Profite bien,
      13. Have a good day, = Une bonne journée à toi,

DM : Finish your personal reflection work + revise for Spring assessment test (9th of March)

Spring assessment revision:

  1. Description (physical and personality).
  2. Colours. Quelle est ta couleur préférée ?
  3. Clothes. Qu’est-ce que tu portes ?
  4. Adjectives
  5. Mes gouts : Aimer – ER verbs. Qu’est-ce que tu aimes ?
  6. Demonstrative adjective : ce, cet, cette, ces
  7. La lettre.