French: Fall 2014

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Here is a list of the words we’re learning each week…click on the audio links to hear the French words spoken and practice at home. Complete the at-home activity for each theme to earn Challenge Badges. Just click the submission button after each activity to notify your teacher that you completed the activity.

Have fun!

Greetings

English French Pronunciation
Hello! Bonjour! Bohn-zhoor
How are you? &#199a va? Sah-vah
I am well. &#199a va bien! sah vah bee-ehn
I am bad. &#199a va mal. sah vah mahl
I am not bad. Pas mal. pah mahl
I am o.k. Comme ci Comme &#231a kohm see kohm sah
What is your name? Comment t'appelles-tu? coh-moh tah-pell too
My name is… Je m'appelle… zhuh mah-pell
Goodbye! Au revoir! oh reh-vwah

To hear audio files, click here: French Greetings

At-Home Activity: Say Hello to your family each day, and ask how they are doing. When a family member tells you what happened during their day, decide if they would say that they are well, etc. and teach them the words to use!

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Numbers 1-10

English French Pronunciation
One un uhn
Two deux deuh
Three trois twah
Four quatre kah-truh
Five cinq sank
Six six seese
Seven sept set
Eight huit weet
Nine neuf nuhf
Ten dix deese
How many? Combien? kohm-bee-ehn
There are… Il y en a… eel ee ohn ah

To hear audio files, click below:
French Numbers
At-Home Activity: Count everything! How many plates on the dinner table? How many chairs in the living room? How many windows in each room of your house? Make a chart of numbers and track what you find (i.e 2= pets, windows in bedroom. 5=chairs, plates, etc.)Teach your family how to say “How many” and “There are” and practice the number words with them. Play hopscotch and use the language words when hopping from one number square to the next.

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French Family

English French Pronunciation
mother la m&#232re lah mair
father le p&#232re leuh pair
sister la soeur lah seur
brother le fr&#232re leuh frair
grandmother la grand-m&#232re lah grahn-mair
grandfather le grand-p&#232re leuh grahn-pair
Who is that? Qui est-ce? kee ehs
That is… C'est… say
my (girl) ma mah
my (boy) mon mohn

To hear audio files, click here:French Family
At-Home Activity: Look through family photo albums and point out members of your family. Looking for the names of other extended family members? Check out the website WordReference.com for an on-line language dictionary in many languages.

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French Animals

English French Pronunciation
Dog le chien leuh shee-eh
Cat le chat leuh shah
Cow la vache lah vahsh
Horse le cheval leuh sheh VALL
Sheep le mouton leuh moo-tohn
Rabbit le lapin leuh la pehn
Fox le renard leuh reh NAR
Elephant l'éléphant leh leh fahn
What do you see? Que vois-tu? keuh vwah too
I see Je vois zhuh vwah

To hear the audio files, click French Animals

At-home Activity:Make an animal matching game. On a 3×5 inch piece of paper, draw a picture of one of the animals from the vocabulary, filling up the page. Write the animal name using the language word in big letters across the sheet. Make one for each animal. Color in the images if desired. Stack the sheets and cut them into thirds. Mix them up, and then find the right puzzle pieces to reassemble each animal.

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French Weather

English French Pronunciation
It is nice (out). Il fait beau. eel fay boh
It is bad (out). Il fait mauvais. eel fay moh-vay
It is snowing. Il neige. eel neh-zhuh
It is raining. Il pleut. eel pleuh
It is sunny. Il fait du soleil. eel fay doo soh-lay
It is windy. Il fait du vent. eel fay doo vawn
the sun le soleil leuh soh-lay
the rain la pluie lah ploo-ee
the snow la neige lah neh-zhuh
the wind le vent leuh vawn
the clouds les nuages lay noo-ah-zhuh
What's the weather like? Quel temps fait-il? kel tawn fay-teel

To hear audio files, click here: French weather
At-Home Activity: Keep track of the weather at home for one week. Did you see ‘le soleil’? How many days were nice? How many days did it rain or snow? Make predictions with your family and see who has the best ‘record’ of predicting the weather!

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French Meals

English French Pronunciation
Chicken le poulet leuh poo-lay
Steak le bifteck leuh beef-tek
Vegetables Les l&#233gumes Lay lay-GOOM
Fruit les fruits lay fwee
Sandwich le sandwich leuh sahnd-weech
Cereal le c&#233r&#233al leuh say-ray-al
Bread le pain leuh pehn
Milk le lait leuh lay
Water l'eau loh
Juice le jus leuh zhoo
What would you like? Que voudrais-tu? keuh voo-dray too
I would like Je voudrais zhuh voo-dray

To hear audio files, click below:
French meals

At-Home Activity: Practice using “Je voudrais” with your family at mealtimes. If your meal includes one of the food words we learned this week, ask for the food or drink politely. Try to eat a balance of foods (following the MyPlate.gov guidelines) during the day. Did you have les fruits, les l&#233gumes, and le lait today? Try to make a balanced meal at dinner. If you complete this activity during the week, send me an email using the link below! Bon app&#233tit!

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