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tram

The town of St. Etienne in central France has always kept its tram system

Easter bunny

The Easter Bunny rides again! Seen in a Choclaterie in Le Puy, this giant Easter Bunny was for sale, riding his moped full of Easter goodies!

stork

Mother Stork guards her nest on a tree top.

vache

La vache à clochette is a feature on the grassy mountain slopes of the Jura mountains, away from the tourists.


 
Information and Lessons

Débutants avancés - les cornichons
Intermediate A - les flâneurs
Intermediate B - les chouchous

Avancés - les dauphins

une crêpe au chocolat

Une crêpe au chocolat

It's traditional to drink cider when you eat pancakes in France.

 

Février - February
le 2 février: la Chandeleur -
2nd February: la Chandeleur

Autrefois, c'était la fête des chandelles - on allumait des bougies. Aujourd'hui on mange des crêpes.
In the olden days, this was the Feast of Candles, people used to light candles. Today, people eat pancakes.

e 14 février: la Saint-Valentin
14th February - Valentine's DayLa fête des amoureux. On s'envoie des cartes. The day for those in love. People send cards to each other.
Les vacances de neiges pour les écoliers
The "snow holidays" for school children

2 semaines de vacances, mi-trimestre. Beaucoup de gens partent en vacances à la neige.
2 weeks of holidays mid term during the Spring term. Many people head off for ski-ing holidays.

Advanced Beginners - Les Cornichons - Lesson Plans

Pages needed from book.

le 5 février:Revision H/W. Ex 1, 10 - 20, Ex 2, 10 - 22 Ex 6 all The lonely gilet jaune, click here.
le 12 février:Revision continued. H/W Ex 11.
le 19 février:1. IR Verbs. Ex 5 for H/W
le 26 février:2. Un mauvais rêve. We completed Ex 1 and 2. No 7 for H/W
Restaurant/Food revision. Click here.

NO LESSONS

le 26 mars


REVISION
LES JOBS ER Verbs.

BBC - French - Ma France Set of good short lessons on easy French.

Click here for useful links

Find out about French bread and croissants. Click here.


Intermediate A - Les Flâneurs
Lesson Plans

Pages needed from book.

le 5 février: 1. Interviews. completed ex 1. H/W ex 6. The lonely gilet jaune, click here.
le 12 février:1. Interviews. completed ex 2,3,4. H/W writing answers to no 4.
le 19 février:2. Interviews2. Ex 2 nos 7 to end for H/W, answer questions in French. 3. On va outre-mer. We completed Ex 1-3. Doing Ex 3 for H/W
le 26 février:

NO LESSONS

le 26 mars

REVISION
Clothes

BBC - French - Ma France Set of good short lessons in easy French.

Judy's great adjective list.
Click here

Click here for useful links


Intermediate B - Les Chouchous

Pages needed from book

le 5 février: 1. J'en ai entendu parler. Completed ex 1 and revised Dr Mantraps. H/W Ex 6. The lonely gilet jaune, click here.
le 12 février: 1. J'en ai entendu parler. Completed worksheet. H/W select 8-10 items from ex 2, then add a commentary using ex no 4.
le 19 février: 2. Aah! Les invitations. Ex 5 for H/W
le 26 février:3. je me suis reposé Completed all. Ex 4 for H/W

NO LESSONS

le 26 mars

REVISION
Passé composé 1 Passé Composé 2 Passé Composé 3

BBC - French - Ma France Set of good short lessons on easy French.

Click here for useful links


Avancés - Les Dauphins Lesson Plans

le 5 février:1. Le centre ville de Tours. completed ex 1, 2 and reading on p 2. Re-reading p2 for H/W. The lonely gilet jaune, click here.
le 12 février:2. Les boutons H/W ex 2.
le 19 février: 2. Les boutons H/W ex 5. Pick six of the words from the table and use to compose your own sentence.
le 26 février:Completed 2. Given out 3. Le Petit Nicolas et l'inspecteur. No 2, work on vocabulary for H/W

NO LESSONS

le 26 mars


REVISION
Subjunctive mood

Click here for useful links

LINKS

Class1 and 2 Links

Numbers
Counting numbers
Numbers again! 1 to 100 -clear pronunciation.
Numbers - Listening.
A song for French Numbers!
Count from 1 to 100!
from the BBC - click on the button by the number

Text for Beginning CD All sections in both English and French. A very handy tool!

Beginners' Revision Term 1

BBC French for Primary Schools
- very useful.Themes such as colours, pets etc.

Telling the time

1. Click for lots of different listening/games quizzes and activities.
2. Click for a selection of listening activities
3. Play with a clock in French!
4. Beat the clock game in French for telling the time!

Les fêtes en France
the special days in each month. Bilingual file
Pronunciation and Listening, easy vocab.
"Ma France"
New BBC site variety of material - variety of skill levels.
The French Experience
BBC site Very useful
BBC French Steps for Beginners.
Another series, good choice Listening and Pronunciation.
Le Point du Flé
A french site with some useful listening and other exercises for "débutants".


Les Chouchous Links

new Passé Composé by request:
Basic regular verbs
Irregular verbs
Verbs that use être
Revision - all types
More of the same!

Furniture - click on the word to hear its pronunciation.
Telling the time
useful listening and pronunciation
"Ma France"
New BBC site variety of material.
The French Experience
BBC site. Very useful
The French Experience
More BBC material related to our course, extra exercises.
GCSEBitesize:
many theme related listening and other activities at various levels.
Le Point du Flé
A French site with many useful listening and other exercises
Future Tense
Extra practice with this tense.

 
 

Latest News!

NO CLASSES

5, 12 and 19 March.


Les fraises en Australie
Newspaper article from Le Figaro


La dame à la licorne.
Version française.English Version


Excellent site for all levels, Beginners to Advanced.
Listening, Reading skills. You can select your own level of learning. Transcripts of listening materiel.
French TV Channel 5


By popular request

Pronunciation exercises

No.1. No. 2. No.3. No.5

No. 6 No.7 No. 8. No. 9


Good manners for French kids. Collected by Barb from a plate in Printemps in Paris

newFrench Linguistics - site covering all aspects of the language suitable for all levels

Very useful VERB site. Lots of good information, Tips for masculine and feminine, themed vocabulary lists, quizzes etc.

Site from Victoria for Beginners level. Excellent as it has sound files, games and exercises on a very large range of topics


Want some listening practice? Then click on the link below.
Nice slow French from the start to listen to and to read.


Towns in France.
Visit the new pages on some interesting French towns.


Miam miam!
Alain's Quiche à la Mimie Berthe. No pastry! Very quick and easy!


What are French kids eating at the school cantine ?
Click here to find out! You'd be amazed!


France the tourist never sees
See Bryan and Val's Blog for cost of living in France.


Books for classes in 2018.

Class1 and 2 :
Façon de Parler 1. Aries and Debney. Edtion 5 Coursebook

Class 3 :
Façon de Parler 2. Aries and Debney. Coursebook

There are CDs which go with these, and can be bought with the course book as a "Language Pack" or "Multimedia pack".


BBC Language Site
An excellent site for all levels.

An itinerary for Paris

Visiting Lyon

Find out lots about Lyon. Click here!


Links to French newspapers newspaper

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes A little look at Nouméa and its news.
Le Parisien Daily national - not too hard to read.
France Soir Daily national - not too hard to read.
Ouest France Daily national - This link has news in easy French!
"Les clés d'actualité" good for reading practice -short articles, easy read.

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Interesting Links

Normandie
A great video(Patricia has a friend who has a B&B there)

new Les Français, champions du fromage!
All about the cheeses you'll find in France!


Tour de France fans? Here is a great site to learn the Tour language!


Accents on a regular keyboard

Accents on a notebook

Adjectives
which ones go in front? Which ones change in meaning depending on position? And more!

Lee's Lovely Idioms
that all relate to food! The rest of the site is OK too and it has a French version. Well found!

restos du coeur Short videos on Les Restos du coeur. "On conte sur vous!"

French School Cantine
What do French school kids eat at lunchtimes? You'd be amazed!
Santons
and Christmas in France.


Les Dauphins Links

Telephone conversations and making arrangements from the BBC.
Les Restos du coeur.
"On conte sur vous!"Links to short videos
New BBC site "Ma France"

Good material.
The French Experience
BBC site on our course book. Very useful
The French Experience
extra exercises.
CSEBitesize:
many theme related listening and other activities at various levels.
Le Point du Flé
A French site with many useful listening and other exercises
Imperfect Tense


Class Information


2019
Tuesdays.
BYO cup, exercise book and pen.

Venue Fee: $50 per year

Coffee Kitty: $2 as required.


Wild daffodils in the Auvergne

Perouges near Lyon

Typical chalet in the village of Morteau, Doubs.

The French Affair
Some interesting fun facts

The French Affair
Lots about France, with a local flavour


Bev's special Tarte aux Oignons

Bev's recipe for Clafoutis Miam miam!

David & Dawn's Pets de Nonne.

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