French

Objectives:

To be able to communicate and understand about:

- Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest
- Current and Future Study and Employment
- Identity and Culture

To learn skills for spontaneous speaking and writing in French

To learn techniques for translation to and from French

To understand and be able to apply grammar rules in written and spoken French

Resources:

Métro 4 Rouge

Nelsons Thorne Foundation


Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Me, My family and Friends

Home, Town, neighbourhood and Region

My studies

Free Time Activities

Free Time Activities

Customs and Festivals

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

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Week 1:

Family members

Personalities and characteristics

Week 2:

Relationships

Week 3:

Friendships

Week 4:

Listening practice

Writing practice (see Appendix)

List of nouns (6 nouns)

Message (9 sentences)

Translation into French

Week 5:

Reading practice

Translation into English

Speaking practice (see Appendix)

Role play

Photo card

Conversation

Week 6:

Assessment 1

Week 7:

Assessment feedback

Grammar test (regular verbs plus avoir and être)

Speaking and writing practice

Week 1:

Description of home area

- revision of house (rooms)

- revision of house types/locations

- location (geographical)

- size (adjectives)

- number of inhabitants

- how long you have lived there

Week 2:

Facilities and activities

- what there is/isn’t in your town

- what you can/can’t do

- pros and cons of where you live

- opinions about your town

Week 3:

Town vs. country

- pros and cons of town life

- pros and cons of country life

- comparisons (plus/moins)

Week 4:

Listening practice

Writing practice (see Appendix)

List of nouns (6 nouns)

Message (9 sentences)

Translation into French

Week 5:

Reading practice

Translation into English

Speaking practice (see Appendix)

Role play

Photo card

Conversation

Week 6:

Assessment 2

Week 7:

Assessment feedback

Grammar test (verb devoir)

Speaking and writing practice

Week 1:

Basic description of school

- name

- location

- number of students/teachers

- facilities

- opinion

Week 2:

School subjects

- how many you study

- subjects you like and why

- subjects you don’t like and why

- comparing subjects

- favourite subject

- compulsory subjects

- option subjects chosen

Week 3:

Activities at school

- break/lunchtime

- extra-curricular activities

- outside of school

Week 4:

Listening practice

Writing practice (see Appendix)

List of nouns (6 nouns)

Message (9 sentences)

Translation into French

Week 5:

Reading practice

Translation into English

Speaking practice (see Appendix)

Role play

Photo card

Conversation

Week 6:

Assessment 3

Week 7:

Assessment feedback

Grammar test (irregular verbs aller, faire and pouvoir)

Speaking and writing practice

Week 1:

Music

- Genres

- Preferences

- When/where you listen to music

- Playing an instrument

Week 2:

Cinema and television

- Film types

- Inviting someone to the cinema

- How often you go to the cinema

- Writing a film review

- Box office statistics

- TV programmes

- Opinions and preferences

- How much television you watch

Week 3:

Writing practice (see Appendix)

List of nouns (6 nouns)

Message (9 sentences)

Translation into French

(5 sentences)

Speaking practice (see Appendix)

Role play

Photo card

Conversation

Assessment preparation

Week 4:

Assessment 4

Speaking and writing practice

Week 5:

Assessment feedback

Grammar test (irregular verbs sortir, prendre, mettre, voir and vouloir)

Speaking and writing practice

Week 1:

Food and drink

- Mealtimes and snacks

- Food preferences

- Culinary traditions in France

- Fruit, vegetables and quantities

Week 2:

Eating out

- Ordering food in a restaurant

- Complaining at a restaurant

Week 3:

Sport

- Leisure at home

- Leisure outside the home

- Last weekend

Week 4:

Listening practice

Writing practice (see Appendix)

List of nouns (6 nouns)

Message (9 sentences)

Translation into French

(5 sentences)

Week 5:

Reading practice

Translation into English

Speaking practice (see Appendix)

Role play

Photo card

Conversation

Week 6:

Assessment 5

Week 7:

Assessment feedback

Grammar test (perfect tense using avoir and regular verbs and common irregular verbs)

Speaking and writing practice

Week 1:

Special occasions celebrated in France

Week 2:

Listening practice

Writing practice (see Appendix)

List of nouns (6 nouns)

Message (9 sentences)

Translation into French

(5 sentences)

Week 3:

Reading practice

Translation into English

Speaking practice (see Appendix)

Role play

Photo card

Conversation

Assessment preparation

Week 4:

Assessment 6

Speaking and writing practice

Week 5:

Assessment feedback

Grammar test (perfect tense with être plus agreement rules)

Speaking and writing practicen theme of nature

- Comparison essay on two poems