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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.

Octobre- October

C'est la saison d'Automne en France et les feuilles changent de couleur -rouge, orange et jaune avant de tomber.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
The Arc de Triomphe Cup

Le premier dimanche d'octobre - les vendanges. important pour les viticulteurs, mais aussi pour les étudiants et les routards pour gagner un peu d'argent.

The first Sunday of October - the start of the grape harvest. Important for the wine makers! It's a great favourite with students and backpackers to earn extra money.

October is the season of Autumn in France, when the leaves on the trees turn red, orange, yellow, brown and  gold before they fall.  In the fields, woods and forests mushrooms ripen and become ready for picking. French people love to collect wild mushrooms. 

champignons

Holiday Fun!
Answers are with each lesson.

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.

16 August: H. La quantité encore. HW Ex 5, odds definite quantity, eg. une tranche de ; evens indefinite quantity, eg. trop de lait.
23 August: H. La quantité encore. HW Ex 9
30 August:
6 September:La prof est en vacances!
13 September: I. Les dates et les fêtes. HW ex 12
20 September: J Un drôle de week-end Completed all the revision in Ex 1. HW Text p 163 Ex F, P 164, put in your own prices for each object.
27 September: J Un drôle de week-end HW ex 3.

NO LESSONS 4 AND 11 OCTOBER

18 October: J Un drôle de week-end We will finish this work sheet.
25 October: Finish work sheet, little fête.

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.

16 August: G. Un faire-part à un mariage HW ex 7. Nos 10 - 20
23 August: H Les Révisions HW Ex 3, q 17 (relates to text) and ex 4, vrai ou faux.
30 August:
6 September::La prof est en vacances!
13 September: H Les Révisions HW text p 31 and 32, Ex B, C and D.
20 September: I Poèmes. Completed Ex 1 and 2. HW. Ex 1, q 4, rewrite Le Message but with a more cheerful theme. (see worksheet) Use the same grammatical structure.
27 September: I Poèmes. HW ex 7 and 9.
NO LESSONS 4 AND 11 OCTOBER

18 October: Le Petit Nicolas HW Prepare second lexique and the text.
25 October: Finish work sheet, little fête.

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.

16 August: H Les façons de voyager HW Ex 4.
23 August: H Les façons de voyager HW Ex 4, vu que and vu + finish the sentence.
30 August:
6 September: :La prof est en vacances!
13 September: HW text p 212, Ex C and E.
20 September: I Les revisions. Completed Ex 1-5. HW Ex 8.
27 September:I Les revisions. HW ex 9 and 16 - future tense

NO LESSONS 4 AND 11 OCTOBER

18 October: Le Petit Nicolas. Prepare second lexique and reading for HW
25 October: Finish work sheet, little fête.

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

16 August:O Un sacré scandale royal 1. HW Ex 5 Prepare sections of your latest spy novel! P Un sacré scandale royal 2. Ex 1 Lexique
23 August: P Un sacré scandale royal 2 still some to finish. O Mayday. HW ex 1 lexique. please request copy if needed.
30 August:
6 September: :La prof est en vacances!
13 September: Michel's tour de force. Plurals. Answers.
20 September: Q Le mystère du diamant Completed Ex 1, HW read through the reportage to prepare for next lesson.
27 September: Q Le mystère du diamant some ex. still to complete. R. Barbara - complete lexique for HW
NO LESSONS 4 AND 11 OCTOBER

18 Ocrtober: Mystère de Waterloo. Prepare lexique for HW
25 October:Finish work sheet, little fête.

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".


 
 

Latest News!

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

Last lesson 25 October.

Bring a small plate - and also a drink if you wish.


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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