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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

Lower Intermediate - les cornichons Class 1
Intermediate A - les flâneurs Class 2
Intermediate B - les chouchous Class 3

Avancés - les dauphins Class 4

If you find a file not linked please advise the Tutor.

Juin -June
Ouf!
On respire après tous les jours fériés du mois précedent!

Le championnat de tennis au stade Roland-Garros à Paris - un tournois international.
The French Open - at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, the international tennis tournament.

La fête des Pères - Father's Day
On donne des cadeaux à papa.
You give presents to Dad.

Les 24 heures du Mans: Le Mans - 24 hours:
la course automobile de Formule un.
The famous Formula 1 car race.


Class 1. Lower Intermediate - Les Cornichons - Lesson Plans

* Please remember that lessons continue when you are absent. So try to keep up with doing the homework.

24 May: E Quelle heure est-il? Completed Ex 1 -6. HW.p 144, Ex D. p 145 Ex E, sentence each to say what you like, what you don;t like, what you do, what you never do; then describe weather in Qld (something else as well as it rains).
31 May: E Quelle heure est-il? Ex 11. Write out times as 12 hour times.
7 June: E Quelle heure est-il? HW Ex 18
14 June:E Quelle heure est-il? Completed. HW EX 19. Started F. On fait les courses. Completed Ex 1,2 and 3.
21 June: F. On fait les courses.Completed all up to ex 8. HW ex 5.
28 June:
5 July:
12 July: On célèbre la Fête Nationale ....

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.


Class 2. Intermediate A - Les Flâneurs Lesson Plans

* Please remember that lessons continue when you are absent. So try to keep up with doing the homework.

24 May:D Passé Composé 1. Completed irregular verbs Ex 9 and 10. HW Ex 8.
31 May: E Le Petit Nicolas et les cours de gym. Completed Ex 1, reading through text for HW.
7 June: E Le Petit Nicolas et les cours de gym. Ex 2 on the first page.(put into passé composé). Read through second half of story on second page.
14 June:E Le Petit Nicolas et les cours de gym. completed.HW EX 4.
21 June:F. J'ai bien dormi. completed ex 1-4. HW ex 5.
28 June:
5 July:
12 July: On célèbre la Fête Nationale ....

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

* Please remember that lessons continue when you are absent. So try to keep up with doing the homework.

24 May: E Imperfect Tense. Completed Ex 1 -5. HW Ex 6, pick any ten starters, match with any of the given verbs to make your own good sentences.
31 May:E Imperfect Tense. Completed Ex 7, 8, 9 and 10. HW Ex 13.
7 June: F souvenirs. HW Ex 2
14 June: F souvenirs. Completed ex 2-9. HW EX 6.
21 June:F souvenirs. completed up to ex 12. HW Ex 12, à l'écrit.
28 June:
5 July:
12 July: On célèbre la Fête Nationale ....

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

24 May H Les répliques cinglantes HW Completed. Ex 4
31 May: I Auguste Escoffier part 1. Completed. J Auguste Escoffier part 2. HW Ex 1.
7 June: J Auguste Escoffier part 2. HW EX 4. K Les rues sans noms. HW Ex 1.
14 June:K Les rues sans noms. HW EX 5. Pick any 10, add either "heads" of "tails" to the phrases.
21 June: L Le passé était épouvantable. Completed Ex 1,2 and 3. HW - read through text.
28 June:
5 July:
12 July: On célèbre la Fête Nationale ....


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!

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
Le Point du Flé
A french site with some useful listening and other exercises for "débutants".


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Latest News!

Lessons continue during June / July School Holidays.

Classes at the Masonic Community Centre, 3rd Avenue, Caloundra.


Books for classes in 2022.

Class1 :
Façon de Parler 1. Aries and Debney. Coursebook Edition 6

Class 2 and 3 :
Façon de Parler 2. Aries and Debney. Coursebook Edition 5

E versions available, contact the tutor

 


Comment une jeune fille morte dans la Seine est devenue une fille aux lèvres les plus embrassés du monde


La dame à la licorne.
Version française.English Version


Futur Simple

June's great list of irregular Future stems.


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

new
French Linguistics
- excellent site, easy to negotiate for those grammar questions you might have. Suitable for all levels

Very useful VERB site. 100 most common verbs, 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


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


Miam miam!
Alain's Quiche à la Mamie 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.


new

Song about Paris by Rayna

 


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
"Les clés d'actualité" good for reading practice -short articles, easy read.

tricolore


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!

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 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
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.

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. Very useful
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


Tuesdays.
BYO cup, exercise book and pen.

Venue Fee: $60 per year

Class 2
Les Flâneurs

8.30 to 10.30am


Wild daffodils in the Auvergne

Perouges near Lyon

Typical chalet in the village of Morteau, Doubs.


Bev's special Tarte aux Oignons

Bev's recipe for Clafoutis Miam miam!

David & Dawn's Pets de Nonne.

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