more Quotes
first previous next last
  • Syllabus
  • Vocabulary
  • Practice
  • Assignments
  • Links
  • I Cans

Unit 3 Syllabus

Here is the syllabus for unit 3.pdf

jour A

jour B


Plan du Jour


le 27


le 28


  • I can say three things I like to do.
  • I can ask “What do you like to do?”
  • I can tell what I prefer to do.
  • I can ask “What do you prefer to do?”

(1) Unit 2 Test Review. Past-times & hobbies. Practice asking basic “what” questions in French. Give poem or song for them to choose to memorize. Learn how to conjugate ER verbs.

CULTURE: Basic French Facts


le 31


le 1


  • I can use the verbs to play and to do correctly with sports, activities, and instruments.
  • I can tell which sports are more or less popular in target cultures compared with U.S.
  • I can describe how the French celebrate Halloween and what Toussaint is for the French.

(2) Learn ways to describe scary and funny Halloween traditions. Sing songs. Talk about some interesting sports or hobbies in various French speaking countries. Learn basics for jouer à / de and faire de.

CULTURE: Halloween and Toussaint.


le 2


le 3


  • I can ask/answer a question between two different preferences.
  • I can talk about things I don’t like to do.
  • I can count from 61-100.

(3) Review activities. Learn more activities. Talk about countries, people, and their past-times. Reading about topics. Learn how to make a sentence negative. Counting 61-100.

CULTURE: Les Frites – Leur origine

Past-time Vocabulary

le 4


le 7


  • I can tell when I like to do something.
  • I can ask “When do you like to…?” I can tell how often I like to do something.
  • I can use the verbs avoir and être.
  • I can react to what someone says.

(4) Discuss how often we do things. Learn prhases. Practice reading and listening. Learn some irregular verbs (avoir & être) and compare to regular ER verbs.

CULTURE: Reading: C’est Moi le plus fort

Listening quiz


Numbers 61-100 Vocabulary

le 7-11 novembre

La Semaine de Français Nationale

le 8


le 9


  • I can tell with whom I like to do something.
  • I can ask “With whom do you like to…?"

(5) Review conversations about preferences. Talk about who you do things with. Learn about basic adverbs. Talk about language week activities. More reading practice. Continue to learn new verbs and expressions.

CULTURE: FFF – French Football

Subjects & Reactions Vocabulary


Passport 1 – Talking About Preferences

(NM.IC.3 & 4)

le 10


le 11


  • I can ask and tell what someone else likes to do.
  • I can ask and tell what someone prefers to do.

(6) Review activities and verb (1st/3rd person singular). Teach pattern for 2nd person. Practice asking questions. Compare past-times. Review colors and classroom objects.

CULTURE: WWI and the Armistice

Adverbs & Questions Vocabulary

le 14


le 15


  • I can ask and tell with whom someone else likes to do something.

(7) Conversations-use questions to discuss and talk about activities. Discuss when we do things, and connecting sentences. Continue to practice new verbs to describe what others do.

CULTURE: Reading: Charlie Brown

Reading quiz


People Vocabulary

le 16


le 17


  • I can ask and tell how often someone else likes to do something.
  • I can ask and tell when someone does some activities.

(8) Review activities, time, dates, weather, and then discuss what you do and don’t do in different seasons. Continue to practice all your various verbs and subjects. Talk about various sporting events and activities in the French culture.

CULTURE: Le Tour de France

Verb quiz


Passport 2 – Talking about my hobbies


le 18


le 21



Unit Three Review. Calendar, colors and license plates, bingo #’s, vocabulary basketball, and quizlet practice.

Weather & Activity Presentation

(NM.PS.2 & 4; N.CP.3, N.CIA.3)

le 22


le 28


Unit 3 Exam

le 23-25 novembre

Le Jour d’Action de Grâces 



Unit 3 – Vocabulary List pdf

Questions | Answers | Leisure Activities | Countries | Subjects | Faire | Vouloir | Regular ER Pattern | Negative | Adverbs | Question Words | Responses | People

I. Questions
1-What do you like?
2-What do you do (in the winter)?
3-Who’s your favorite soccer player?
4-How well do you play golf?
5-Which (sports) do you prefer?
6-With whom do you play golf?
7-At what time do you dance?
8-What do you want to do?
9-When do you swim?

I. Questions
1-Qu’est-ce que tu aimes?
2- Qu’est-ce que tu fais (en hiver)?
3-Quel est ton joueur de foot préféré ?
4-Comment est-ce que tu joues au golf?
5-(Quels sports) est-ce que tu préfères ?
6-Avec qui est-ce que tu joues au golf?
7-À quelle heure est-ce que tu danses?
8-Qu’est-ce que tu veux faire?
9-Quand est-ce que tu nages?

II. Answers
1-I like...
2-I do…
3-My favorite player is…
4-I play…
5-I prefer…
6-I play with…
7-I dance at…
8- I want to…
9-I swim on the weekend.

II. Réponses
2-Je fais…
3-Mon joueur préféré est…
4-Je joue…
5-Je préfère…
6-Je joue avec…
7-Je danse à…
8- Je veux…
9-Je nage le week-end

III. Leisure Activities
1-to hang out with friends
2-to go to the mall
3-to play videogames
4-to play sports
5-to play basketball
6-to play soccer
7-to play baseball
8-to play football
9-to play volleyball
10-to play board games
11-to read
12-to watch television
13-to surf the internet
14-to text
15-to watch a movie
16-to go hiking
17-to ride a bike
18-to go swimming
19-to draw
20-to paint 
21-to jog
22-to rock climb
23-to sleep
24-to skateboard
25-to (water) ski
26-to snowboard
27-to ice-skate
28-to play piano
29-to play trumpet
30-to play flute
31-to eat
32-to listen

III. Les Passe-temps
1-sortir avec les amis
2-aller au centre commercial
3-jouer aux jeux-vidéos
4-jouer aux sports
5-jouer au basket
6-jouer au foot
7-jouer au baseball
8-jouer au football américain
9-jouer au volley
10-jouer aux jeux de société
12-regarder la télé
13-surfer sur l’internet
14-envoyer un texto
15-voir un film
16-faire une randonnée
17-faire du vélo (du VTT)
21-faire du jogging
22-faire de l’escalade
24-faire du skate
25-faire du ski (nautique)
26-faire du snowboard
27-faire du patin à glace
28-jouer du piano
29-jouer de la trompette
30-jouer de la flûte

IV. Major French-Speaking Countries
8-Ivory Coast
10-The Democratic Republic of Congo

IV. Les Pays Francophones Principales
1-la France
2-la Belgique
3-la Suisse
4-le Luxembourg
5-le Monaco
6-le Canada
7-le Haïti
8-la Côte d’Ivoire
9-le Sénégal
10-la République Démocratique de Congo

V. Subject Pronouns
2-You (informal)
8-You (formal, plural)
9- They (boys or boys/girls)
10-They (girls only)

V. Les pronoms sujets

VI. Irregular Verb: to do - faire
1-I do
2-You do
3-he/she/one does
4-we do
5-you do
6-they do

VI. Verbe Irrégulier: to do - faire
1-je fais
2-tu fais
3-il/elle/on fait
4-nous faisons
5-vous faites
6-ils/elles font

VII. Irregular Verb: to want - vouloir
1-I want
2-You want
3-he/she/one wants
4-we want
5-you want
6-they want

VII. Verbe Irrégulier: to want - vouloir
1-je veux
2-tu veux
3-il/elle/on veut
4-nous voulons
5-vous voulez
6-ils/elles veulent

VIII. Regular -ER conjugations
1-I play
2-You play
3-he/she/one plays
4-we play
5-you play
6-they play

VIII. Les Conjugaisons Réguliers - ER
1-je joue
2-tu joues
3-il/elle/on joue
4-nous jouons
5-vous jouez
6-ils/elles jouent

IX. Negative Construction
1-I don’t like
2-You don’t like
3-he/she/one doesn’t like
4-we don’t like
5-you don’t like
6-they don’t like

IX. La Construction Négative
1-je n’aime pas
2-tu n’aimes pas
3-il/elle/on n’aime pas
4-nous n’aimons pas
5-vous n’aimez pas
6-ils/elles n’aiment pas

X. Adverbs
7-on the weekend
8-during the week

X. Les Adverbes
6-de temps en temps
7-le weekend
8-pendant la semaine

XI. Question Words
5-At what time
6-With whom
7-"do" or "does"

XI. Les Questions
2-Que (Qu')
5-À quelle heure
6-Avec qui
7-est-ce que(qu')

XII. Responses
2-That's too bad!
3-That's horrible!
7-I don't care

XII. Responses
1-Super! ou Chouette!
2-C'est dommage!
3-Quelle horreur!
6-Génial ou Bravo ou Extra!
7-Ça m'est égale!

XIII. People (A person)
10-best friend

XIII. Les Gens (Une personne)
1-une mère
2-un père
3-un prof
4-un(e) élève
5-un garçon
6-une fille
7-un frère
8-une sœur
9-un(e) ami(e) ou un copain/une copine
10-un(e) meilleur(e) ami(e)

Return to top

Practice - On va pratiquer!

conversation listening reading presentation writing

Conversations | Listening | Reading | Presenting | Writing

Select a topic for practice based on what you are studying in class or need help on.


Here is where you will find your homework for class. Be sure to follow your syllabus and homework sheet and keep up on the work that has been assigned. You will be studying vocabulary with quizlet, you will also need to complete these assignments and practices (other tab) on the date they are due.


homework tracking sheet

Link to Homework Sheet


Link to Canvas - to submit your work!

Canvas Join Code: 3HBMML or follow url:




Qu'est-ce qu'on fait pour s'amuser?

PRACTICE 1: French teenagers spend a great deal of time on their studies since they and their families considedr it important to do well in school. They have a longer class day than American students and are given more homework.

However, French teenagers do not study all the time. They also enjoy listening to music, watching TV, and playing computer games. Many participate in various sports activities, but to a lesser extent than American students. On weekends, they like to go out with their friends to shop or see a movie. They also go to parties and love dancing.

Listen to the following dialogue to find out what French teenagers do for fun.

Écouter de la musiqueMélanie est à la maison. Elle écoute de la musique.

Mélanie: J'aime le rock anglais.

Ils jouent au footMarc, Élodie et David sont au stade. Ils jouent au foot.

Marc:Nous jouons au foot.
Élodie:Nous jouons aussi au basket.
David:Nous aimons les sports.

TéléphonerOliver est en ville. Il téléphone.

Oliver: J'aime téléphoner. Je téléphone à une copine.

Les Jeux VidéoZaïna joue aux jeux vidéo.

Zaïna: J'aime jouer aux jeux vidéo. J'aime aussi regarder la télé.

Questions or Statements

Language Note: Have you noticed that the endings for the verbs change from E to ES when you are asking a question. This is because in French there are different endings depending on the subject that you are using. When you ask a question in French, you use the subject TU (you) and that makes the verb have the ES ending. When you reply, you are using the subject JE (I), which uses the ending E. However, the pronunciation of both these endings is the same--they are SILENT!

Later on you will learn some of the other endings...perhaps you have already recognized some on your own. Remember a good language student is observant.

Return to top





PRACTICE 2: You will need to memorize some poems and pass them off along with the pledge of allegience in French.hat

Mon Chapeau Poem

Quand je mets mon chapeau gris - When I put on my gray hat
C'est pour aller sous la pluie - It's for going out in the rain
Quand je mets mon chapeau vert - When I put on my green hat
C'est que je suis en colère - It means I'm mad
Quand je mets mon chapeau bleu - When I put on my blue hat
C'est que ca va déjà mieux - It means I'm already doing better
Quand je mets mon chapeau blanc - When I put on my white hate
C'est que je suis très content. - It means that I'm very happy.

Les Papillons Poem by Pierre Gamarrabutterfly

Un papillon bleu - a blue butterfly
Un papillon rouge - a red butterfly
Un papillon tremble - a butterfly trembles
Un papillon bouge - a butterfly moves
Un papillon rose - a pink butterfly
Qui vole et se pose - that flies and lands
Un papillon d'or - a gold butterfly
Qui tremble et s'endort - that trembles and goes to sleep

Le Serment au Drapeau Américainamerican flag

Je voue obéissance
au drapeau des États-Unis d'Amérique
et à la République qu'il symbolise
une nation sous le bon Dieu
avec liberté et justice pour tous.

Return to top





PRACTICE 3: Beginning this unit you will be reading for an hour a week. Here is a link to the French 1 readings, in case you didn't see the link on the left here. Below are some additional readings with questions to test your comprehension.

Vacances : à fond la famille !

Pour une majorité de Français, les vacances d’été idéales se passent au bord de la mer et en famille

Où les Français partent-ils, l’été, en vacances? Réponse: en France. Nous sommes, en effet, 8 sur 10 à rester à l’intérieur de nos frontières et à préférer la mer à toute autre destination. 1 Français sur 2 met ainsi le cap sur les plages, de Méditerranée ou, dans une moindre mesure de l’Atlantique. 3 sur 10 choisissent la montagne, 2 sur 10 la campagne. Seulement 1 Français sur 10 part à l’étranger.

Mais au fait que recherchons-nous en vacances? Le repos? Pas sûr… Aujourd’hui, il faut bouger pour se sentir en vacances! D’ailleurs escapades en VTT et randonnées pédestres n’ont jamais eu autant de succès. Mais les vacances s’est aussi, et pour plus de 1 Français sur 2, la joie de se retrouver en famille. Pour la majorité des Français, ces moments partagés ensemble sont d’ailleurs le symbole même des vacances. Et vous êtes les premiers à profiter de cette tendance! Aujourd’hui, ce ne sont plus seulement les adultes qui décident du programme estival, mais aussi les enfants. D’où le succès croissant des parcs à thème, comme Disneyland Paris ou le Futuroscope!

  1. Do the French prefer to stay in France or visit other countries on vacation?
  2. What is the most popular destination for travel?
  3. Do the French prefer peaceful vacations or lots of activities?
  4. What is really important to have on vacations?
  5. Who decides what types of vacations the family will have?

Return to top




La Famille - the family

PRACTICE 4: Here a link to a family vocabulary power point to help before you do the reading.

family tree

  1. Who is Robert's sisters?
  2. How old is Sam's Grandpa?
  3. How old is Robert?
  4. Who is Beth's mother?
  5. Who is Derek's wife?

Return to top





PRACTICE 5: For writing you are going to review your classrrom objects and colors. Write a description of the picture below.


Return to top





PRACTICE 6: You will need to use your abilities to have a basic conversation about preferences. You will be asking questions similar to those in unit 2: Est-ce que tu préfères les maths ou l'anglais?

However, the difference is that this time you will need to include some reactions. There are many interjections you could use. It depends on the reaction you wish to make. Practice the following French interjections. pdf

Approbation (Agreement)

  • Non !
  • Oui !
  • Bon !
  • Bien !
  • D'accord !
  • Entendu !

Résignation (Resignation)

  • Tant pis !
  • Hélas !
  • Moi aussi !
  • Moi non !

Etonnement (Surprise)

  • Ça alors !
  • Mince !
  • Ah !
  • Incroyable !

Déception (Disappointment)

  • Oh, là, là !
  • Zut !

Douleur! (Pain)

  • Aïe !
  • Ouille !

Doute, indifférence (Doubt)

  • Euh !
  • Mon oeil !
  • Bof !
  • Hein !

Evidence (Facts)

  • Bien sûr !
  • Évidemment !

Intérêt (Interest)

  • Ah, ah !
  • Hé, hé !
  • Tiens !

Dédain, mépris, dégout (Disgust)

  • Pfff !
  • Beurk !
  • Bah !
  • Impossible !
  • Ça m'étonne !


  • Hourra !
  • Chic !
  • Chouette !
  • Génial !
  • Super !
  • Ouais !

Appel (Calling out)

  • Hé !
  • Coucou !
  • Au secors !

Ordre (Command)

  • Chut !
  • Silence !
  • La ferme ! Tais-toi !


  • Vas-y !
  • Courage !

Interrogation (Question)

  • Quoi ?
  • Pardon ?
  • Pourquoi ?

Moquerie (Joking)

  • Hi, hi !
  • Tu blagues ?

Peur (Fear)

  • Hi !




PRACTICE 7: Now practice reacting to the following sentences in French.

J'adore Justin Bieber !

Je n'aime pas les mathématiques !

Je préfère le football américain !

L'anglais, c'est ma matière préférée !

Tu sais, j'adore parler français !

There are many possible responses, so try and find some you use a lot and memorize them so that you can incorporate them in your conversations!


Les Devoirs!

Here is where you will find your homework for class. Be sure to follow your syllabus and homework sheet and keep up on the work that has been assigned. You will be studying vocabulary with quizlet, you will also need to complete these assignments and practices (other tab) on the date they are due.


homework tracking sheet

Link to Homework Sheet


Link to Canvas - to submit your work!

Canvas Join Code: 3HBMML or follow url:


Assignment 1: Discuss 5 or 6 things that you and your friends like to do for fun - Qu'est-ce que vous faites pendant votre temps libre? Work on increasing your conversations time and the amount you discuss.

Assignment 2: Use the French interjections you have been practicing to improve your conversations. Try to memorize at least 3 or 4 that you can include often in your conversations. These are words like, huh, what, like, um, etc.

photo montageAssignment 3: Les passe-temps et loisirs are the words to describe what you do in your free-time; I know you have none because of homework...c'est la vie! :) Make a collage of pictures of all the things you love to do, including pictures and captions in French. You can either use pictures you have taken or cut pictures out of a magazine

Assignment 4: Every person is unique and your personality is what defines you. Using your first or last name or both you will write a personality poem. Each letter will be a word that describes you.







journal intime

Assignment 5: Journal Intime - Write an entry in your French journal about your hobbies and past times. Write the date,your name, and then try your best to write in full sentences, even if you need to use a dictionary. Describe the things you do, when you do it, with whom, and even why. Talk about what you like and dislike or what you and your friends and family do.

Assignment 6: This week is National French Week and also Lakeridge's French Week. Get involved and participate so you can get credit. There are many things to do. Choose one thing. Also, spread the word with your friends so that they want to get involved too.

Assignment 7: To prepare for your poem pass off, on your own read through the poems 10 times in the practice section to help you memorize them.

Assignment 8: Hopefully you have the poems memorized now, so to show off your skills find two people and recite the poems to them out loud to build your confidence.

Assignment 9: UNIT EXAM REVIEW - Complete the review packet prior to taking the Unit 1 Exam. It is also a good idea to review all of the vocabulary and your notes. pdf Here is the French 1 Unit 3 study guide to download.


Les Sites-Web

Here are several additional websites that will allow you to look up additional content and information about the topic. When you finish your assignments or practice for the day, and wish to advance your French, check them out.

All of these sites include vocabulary, games, and other activities for practice.


UNIT 3 – What you wanna do? I don’t know, what do you wanna do?

Students will learn to describe how they spend their free time, with whom, and where. They will be able to discuss a variety of sports and activities and consider how classmates and people from other cultures spend their time. Students will present a cultural report to the class.

  • NM.IC.2 – I can introduce myself and others.
  • NM.IC.3 – I can answer a variety of simple questions.
  • NM.IC.4 – I can make some simple statements in a conversation.
  • NM.IL.3 – I can recognize and sometimes understand words and phrases that I have learned for specific purposes.
  • NM.IR.1 – I can recognize words, phrases, and characters with the help of visuals.
  • NL.PS.4 – I can recite short memorized phrases, parts of poems, and rhymes.
  • NM.PS.2 – I can express my likes and dislikes using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
  • NM.PS.4 – I can talk about my daily activities using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
  • NL.PW.2 – I can write words and phrases that I have learned.
  • NL.PW.3 – I can label familiar people, places, and objects in pictures.
  • NM.PW.2 – I can write about myself using learned phrases and memorized expressions.
  • NM.PW.3 – I can list my daily activities and write lists that help me in my day-to-day life.
  • N.CIA.3 – I can use memorized languages, and very basic cultural knowledge to accomplish simple, routine tasks.
  • N.CP.3 – I can identify ways in which cultures are globalized.


  • Asking More Complex Questions with Question Words
  • Construction of Regular ER Verbs
  • Understanding Formal vs. Informal Relationships
  • Construction of Irregular Verbs Faire (to do) and Vouloir (to want)
  • Basic Negative Constructions for Regular Verb Sentences
  • Use of Basic Adverbs