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Unit 5 Syllabus

Here is the syllabus for unit 5.pdf

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Plan du Jour


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  • I can give the name of my family members.
  • I can tell how many people are in my family and who they are.

(1) Unit 4 Test Review. Talk about family, the words for family and how to say the number of people in your family, the number of brothers and sisters. Learn how to give the names of family members (s’appeler).



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  • I can tell the ages of each my family members.
  • I can ask the age of others (family, friends, etc.).
  • I can use possessive adjectives correctly with family.
  • I can use basic stem-change verbs (appeler, jeter, envoyer, ennuyer, payer)

(2) Family vocabulary. Learn questions, presenting family to others. Write descriptions of family. Pair/share on family. Review using verbs. Review connections (with de) and possession. Listening practice.

CULTURE: Language Learning TED


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Anniversaire de Martin Luther King Jr.


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  • I can describe my hair and eye color.
  • I can ask someone’s hair and eye color.
  • I can use the verbs to have and to be correctly.

(3) Review verbs (avoir and être – j’ai les yeux… and mes yeux sont…). Talk about hair colors and styles, and eye color. Guess Who. Write a description of your family. Pair/share.

CULTURE: Reading: Dans une minute

Listening quiz


Family & Possession Vocabulary

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  • I can describe my physical appearance (not hair or eye color).
  • I can ask “What do you look like?” (physical characteristics).
  • I can describe the physical characteristics of each of my family members.

(4) Review description. Practice conversation about self and family. Learn additional physical descriptive words. Comparing family members. Review how adjectives work, including irregular adjectives.

CULTURE: Les chiens de France

Family Expressions & Body Part Vocabulary


Passport 1 – Introduce my family

(NM.IC.2 & 4)

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  • I can describe what my family and I do together.
  • I can tell where we live.
  • I can say if I have a pet or name what some pets are.

(5) Review questions. Animals. Figure out family connections. Possession Song. Describe your family connections. Animal stories. Teach NOUS form and practice with a lot of verbs. Practice conversations about family.

CULTURE: Les cathédrales de France

Reading quiz


Animals Vocabulary

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  • I can ask what each member of another person’s family likes to do for fun.
  • I can tell what each member of my family likes to do for fun.

(6) Review animals. Understanding relationships and possession. Review conversations and various verbs. Talk about more advanced family vocabulary and relationships. Work on using the various possessive adjectives with animals now.

CULTURE: Reading: Dexter, superchien

Verb (to have and to be) quiz


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  • I can describe at least three things about my personality.
  • I can ask “What are you like?” (personality).

(7) Sing songs. Review asking questions. Talk about likes/dislikes, what doing, where going, weather, and identifying people. Play guess who as a class from last time, but this time with students or celebrities.

CULTURE: Sing a song

Adjectives Vocabulary

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  • I can describe the personalities of each of my family members.
  • I can use the metric system for size and weight.

(8) Writing about family. Continue to practice conversations. Discuss family and work on writing your presentation. Talk about how height and weight are done in French.

CULTURE: La Révolution Française

Possession & Adjectives quiz


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  • I can compare and contrast my family with that of the target cultures (size, hobbies, etc.).
  • I can discuss what typical French families are like (nationality), family life, traditions, values, etc.).

(9). Write about yourself and your family. Present your information to one other person or more. Pair/share. Watch videos about French families. 

CULTURE: Reading: Floppy dans le noir

Passport 2 – Describe Information about my family


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Unit Five Review, discuss family, possession, adjectives, animals, avoir vs. être, likes/dislikes, food, and other vocabulary, lots of games and practice.

Family Presentation

(NM.PS.1-2, N.CPP.2, N.CIA.1)

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Unit 5 Exam



Unit 5 – Vocabulary List pdf

Questions | Answers | Body Parts | Expressions | Family | Description | Possession | Pets | Avoir | Être

I. Questions
1-How (is he/she called)?
2-What age (does he/she have)?
3-What is his/her nationality?
4-Where is he/she from?
5-When is his/her birthday?
6-Describe him/her.
7-What does he/she like?
8-Where does he/she live?
9-What does he/she not like?
10-What does he/she do for fun?
Review: regular -ER verbs

I. Questions
1-Comment s’appelle-t-il/elle?
2-Quel âge a-t-il/elle?
3-Quelle est sa nationalité?
4-D’où vient-il/elle ou D’où est-il/elle ?
5-C’est quand son anniversaire?
6-Comment est-il/elle?
7-Qu’est-ce qu’elle/il aime?
8-Où habite-t-elle/il?
9-Qu’est-ce qu’elle/il n’aime pas?
10-Qu’est-ce qu’elle/il fait pour s’amuser ?
Review: regular -ER verbs

II. Answers
1-My mom is called…
2-My dad has (#) years.
3-My brother is (NATIONALITY).
4-My sister is from…
5-The birthday of my friend is…
6-My dog is…
7-My grandma likes…
8-My aunt lives…
9-My grandpa does not like…
10-My uncle does…

II. Réponses
1-Ma mère s’appelle…
2-Mon père a (36) ans.
3-Mon frère est (espagnol).
4-Ma sœur vient de (est de)…
5-L’anniversaire de mon ami est le…
6-Mon chien est (petit et brun).
7-Ma grand-mère aime…
8-Ma tante habite à…
9-Mon grand-père n’aime pas…
10-Mon oncle fait…

III. Body Parts

III. Les parties du corps
1-les cheveux
2-les yeux (un œil)
3-le nez
4-la bouche
5- la tête
6-la main
7-la jambe
8-le bras
9-la taille
10-le pied

IV. Expressions
4-somewhat, a little
7-only child
8-half or step

IV. Les Expressions
1-plus âgé(e) que…
2-plus jeune que…
3-jumeau (jumelle)
4-un peu
6-le cadet (la cadette)
7-l’enfant unique
9-beau- (belle-)

V. The Family
1-the dad (daddy)
2-the mom (mommy)
3-the brother
4-the sister
5-the parents
6-the children
7-the cousin (boy/girl)
8-the grandpa
9- the grandma
11-the grand parents
12-the uncle
13-the aunt
14-my friend
16-my boy/girl-friend
17-a classmate

V. La Famille
1-le père (papa)
2-la mère (maman)
3-le frère
4-la sœur
5-les parents
6-les enfants
7-le cousin / la cousine
8-le grand-père ou papi
9-la grand-mère ou mémé
11-les grands-parents
13-la tante
14-un(e) ami(e) ou copain/copine
16-mon copain / ma copine
17-une camarade de classe

VI. Description
24-dirty blond
Review: être - to be, colors & nationalities, and negation.

VI. La Description
1-blond (e)
2-brun (e)
3-grand (e)
4-petit (e)
5-beau (belle)
6-joli (e)
8-roux (rousse)
11-vieux (vieille) *vieil
12-intelligent (e)
14-intéressant (e)
15-méchant (e)
18-sportif (sportive)
20-heureux (heureuse)
26-gros (se)
Review: être - to be, colors & nationalities, and negation.

VII. Possession
1-my (masc., fem., plural)
2-your (informal)
3-his or her
5-your (formal)
6-their (sing., plural)
7-of (with possession)

VII. La Possession
1-mon, ma, mes
2-ton, ta, tes
3-son, sa, ses
4-notre, nos
5-votre, vos
6-leur, leurs

VIII. Pets
4-guinea pig

VIII. Les Animaux Domestiques
1-un chien (une chienne)
2-un chat (une chatte)
3-un hamster
4-un cochon d’inde
5-un serpent
6-une araignée
7-un cochon
8-une vache
9-un canard
10-un cheval (les chevaux)
11-une poule
12-un coq
13-un oiseau
14-un mouton
15-une abeille
16-un poisson rouge
17-un lapin
18-un agneau
19-une chèvre
20-un rongeur
21-une grenouille

IX. Irregular Verb: to have - avoir
1-I have
2-You have
3-he/she/one has
4-we have
5-you have
6-they have

IX. Verbe Irrégulier: to have - avoir
2-tu as
3-il/elle/on a
4-nous avons
5-vous avez
6-ils/elles ont

X. Irregular Verb: to be - être
1-I am
2-you are
3-he/she/one is
4-we are
5-you are
6-they are

X. Verbe Irrégulier: to be - être
1-je suis
2-tu es
3-il/elle/on est
4-nous sommes
5-vous êtes
6-ils/elles sont

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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.


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Practice 1: As you continue to read, work on finding new vocabulary, and understanding French, your own speaking will improve.

Reading about family.

Marie décrit sa famille.

C’est mon père. Il s’appelle Stéphane. Il est ingénieur. Il a 36 ans et il est très amusant. À côté de lui, c’est ma mère, Nathalie. Elle est médecin et très dynamique. Elle a 32 ans. Là c’est mon frère, il s’appelle Quentin. Il a 19 ans. Il est étudiant en informatique. Il est très timide et ne parle pas beaucoup. Ma sœur Coline, c’est le contraire. Elle est très sociable. Elle a un an de plus que moi, 14 ans. Elle adore le français. Et enfin, mon grand-père, Jacques et ma grand-mère, Isabelle, qui sont les parents de mon père. Ils ont 62 ans et 68 ans et ne travaillent plus. Ils sont retraités.

  1. Who is married to Nathalie ?
  2. What is Marie's brother's name?
  3. When is "mon" used?
  4. How old is Marie?
  5. What do you think retraités means?


Reading about sports.

Practice 2: Lisez attentivement ce texte et faites les exercices.

Mary Pierce a trente sept ans. Elle naît le quinze janvier mille neuf cent soixante-quinze à Montréal, au Canada. Son père est américain et sa mère est française. Très tôt , elle sympathise avec la petite balle jaune.

A l'âge de quatorze ans, elle entre dans le circuit professionnel et décide de porter les couleurs de la France. Le public a "le coup de foudre" pour cette joueuse attachante et souriante. Il apprécieson talent et sa bonne humeur, sur les courts du monde entier. 

En mille neuf cent quatre-vingt-quatorze, Mary est finaliste à Paris ; malheureusement , elle ne gagne pas. Mais, l'année suivante , elle triomphe en Australie. Mary a de beaux jours devant elle. 

  1. Mary 'sympathise avec la petite balle jaune' signifie :
  2. Mary ' décide de porter les couleurs de la France ' veut dire qu'elle décide de...
  3. ' Avoir le coup de foudre ', c'est...
  4. Mary est ' attachante ' signifie...
  5. ' Le public apprécie le talent de Mary ' veut dire...
  6. ' Etre de bonne humeur ', c'est
  7. ' Un court ', c'est
  8. ' Mary est finaliste à Paris ' signifie
  9. Mary ' triomphe en Australie ' veut dire
  10. ' Mary a de beaux jours devant elle ' signifie

Reading - note


Est-ce que tu peux aller chercher ton petit frère à l’école ? Je dois aller voir ta grand-mère : elle est malade. Envoie un texto pour dire que vous êtes à la maison. Et pas de télé avant de faire les devoirs ! D’accord ?
Bises à tous les 2.

  1. Gwenn doit aller chercher son petit frère à l’école parce que :
  2. Une fois à la maison, Gwenn doit :
  3. Gwenn et son petit frère peuvent-ils regarder la télé ?

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Practice 3: Listen and read the following passage and then answer the questions that follow.


Parle-moi de ta famille, as tu des frères et des soeurs?

J'ai deux frères et une soeur cadette. Mon 1er frère, Marc, s'est marié l'année dernière et sa femme est enceinte. Mon second frère, Olivier, travaille pendant un an en Malaisie (Malaysia). Ma soeur, Anne, est encore à l'école primaire.

Quelle grande famille. Moi, je suis fille unique. Et tes parents?

Mon père est architecte et ma mère est bénévole dans une association caritative (a volunteer in a charitable association). Ma grand-mère vit à la maison depuis la mort (the death) de mon grand-père.

Mes parents ont divorcé il y a 3 ans. Je vis maintenant avec ma mère qui s'est remariée. Je vis avec ma belle famille (step family): Sinèad, c'est ma demi-soeur. Je rends visite à mon père deux fois par mois et nous passons les vacances d'été ensemble. Es-tu étudiant?

J'étudie pour devenir ingénieur dans l'aéronautique. Je vais bientôt faire un stage à Toulouse. Et toi?

J'aimerais enseigner l'anglais à l'étranger. J'envisage (I am considering) de m'installer en France si je peux.

1. How many brothers does the person have?
2. What is the name of his sister?
3. What does his dad do for a job?

4. Is his family of six considered big or small?


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Practice 4: Learning to ask questions is the best way to improve your conversation skills. The most common and best way to ask questions is with to phrase "est-ce que". Now, see if you can "poser des questions".

1. Est-ce que
Est-ce que, literally "is it that," can be placed at the beginning of any affirmative sentence to turn it into a question:

   Est-ce que vous dansez ?
   Do you dance?

   Est-ce que tu veux voir un film ?
   Do you want to see a movie?

   Est-ce qu'il est arrivé ?
   Has he arrived?

Place any question words* in front of est-ce que:

   Quand est-ce que tu veux partir ?
   When do you want to leave?

   Pourquoi est-ce qu'il a menti ?
   Why did he lie?

   Quel livre est-ce que vous cherchez ?
   Which book are you looking for?

Once you have mastered est-ce que, then you can start to add question words. The first two that you will want to start to use are que and qui.

Qui means who or whom; it is used when asking about people. When whom is the object of the question, qui is followed by est-ce que.

   Qui est-ce que vous aimez ?
   Whom do you love?

   Qui est-ce que tu vois ?
   Whom do you see?

When who is the subject of the question, you can use either qui or qui est-ce qui. The word order cannot be inverted and the verb is always third person singular.

   Qui veut le faire ? / Qui est-ce qui veut le faire ?
   Who wants to do it?

   Qui parle ? / Qui est-ce qui parle ?
   Who is speaking?

Qui can also follow a preposition.

   À qui est-ce que tu parles ? / À qui parles-tu ?
   To whom are you speaking?

   De qui est-ce que tu écris ? / De qui écris-tu ?
   Whom are you writing about?

Que means what and is used to refer to ideas or things. When what is the object of the question, it is also followed by est-ce que.

   Qu'est-ce qu'il veut ?
   What does he want?

   Qu'est-ce que tu penses de mon idée ?
   What do you think of my idea?

   Qu'est-ce que c'est ?
   What is that?

When what is the subject of the question, you must use qu'est-ce qui followed by a verb in the third person singular, with no inversion.

   Qu'est-ce qui se passe ?
   What's happening?

   Qu'est-ce qui est tombé sur la terre ?
   What fell on the ground?

The last questions are:

  1. combien (de) - how many/much
  2. comment - how, what
  3.  - where
  4. pourquoi - why
  5. quand - when

All of these can be used to ask questions with either est-ce que.

   Quand est-ce que tu manges ?
   When do you eat?

   Combien de livres est-ce qu'il veut ?
   How many books does he want?

   Où est-ce qu'elle habite ?
   Where does she live?

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Describing self, family, and things. La description physique et morale.

Practice 5:

Hair descriptions:
Wavy - J'ai les cheveux ondulés
Curly – J'ai les cheveux bouclés ou frisés
Long – J'ai les cheveux longs
Short – J'ai les cheveux courts
Straight – J'ai les cheveux lisses ou raides

How to talk about hair color:
J’ai les cheveux noirs.
Other colors:
bruns ou châtains

pdfHere is a link to a handout useful for describing yourself and others.

How to talk about eye color:
J’ai les yeux bleus.
Eye colors:
brown - marron
blue – bleus
green – verts
gray – gris
hazel – noisettes
light – clairs
dark - foncés

Using être :
Je suis _______ brun(e),blond(e),roux(sse).
Je suis _______ grand(e),petit(e), sympa.
Je suis chauve (I am bald).

Using avoir :
J'ai une (des) tache(s) de rousseur.
J'ai des fossettes. J'ai une moustache, barbe, etc.

Other verbs :
Je porte des lunettes, des bagues, etc.


Practice 6: For this unit you will write about yourself and family and include the following information:

Name, age, where from, phone, address, email, physical appearance, personality, your likes & dislikes, and information about your family, friends, and school.

Writing practice

In order to correctly write, you need to practice. How would you give the following information in French?

Your name
Your age
Your nationality
Your likes
Your dislikes
Your physical description
Your personality
A friend's or family member's physical description
A friend's or family member's personality
Your teachers and classes at school
Your phone, address, and email

Now listen as Mr. Rocque answers the questions above. Use this example as a way to improve your own.


1. Your name - Je m'appelle...
2. Your age - J'ai # ans (We use to have, not to be)
3. Your nationality - Je suis américain(e) et je suis d'Utah.
4. Your likes - J'aime faire, jouer, chanter, ...
5. Your dislikes - Je n'aime pas regarder, lire, aller, ...
6. Your physic al description - Je suis (grand, fort, brun, ...) J'ai (les yeux bleus, les cheveux blonds, la tête ronde, les jambes musclés, ....)
7. Your personality - Je suis intelligent(e), courageux (euse), timide, ...
8. A friend's or family member's physical description - Il ou Elle est .... / Il ou elle a ...
9. A friend's or family member's personality - Il ou Elle est ...
10.Your teachers and classes at school - Mon professeur d'anglais s'appelle..., Il est..., Il a..., Il enseigne..., Il aime..., Il n'aime pas...
11.Your phone, address, and email - Mon numéro de téléphone est..., Mon adresse est..., Mon e-mail est...

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Practice 7 and 8: For this unit you will sing a song common to many parts of French speaking Canada and France. Below, there is also another poem to help you practice and learn.


pdfAlouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette je te plumerai.

1. Je te plumerai la tête. Je te plumerai la tête,
Et la tête, et la tête,
Alouette, alouette.
Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette je te plumerai.

2. Je te plumerai le bec. Je te plumerai le bec.
Et la tête, et la tête.
Alouette, alouette.
Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette je te plumerai

3. Je te plumerai le dos. Je te plumerai le dos.
Et le bec, et le bec,
Et la tête, et la tête.
Alouette, alouette.
Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette je te plumerai

4. Les pattes, 5. Le cou, 6. Les ailes, 7. Les plumes


« Alouette » is a traditional and very popular French Canadian song. It’s also really popular in France and Belgium. It describes the process of plucking a skylark (a bird found through much of Europe and Asia).

Can you figure out which parts of the bird the song is referring to?

La tête, le bec, le dos, les pattes, le cou, les ailes, les plumes

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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.


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Assignment 1: Explore French Television. Les chaînes de télévision. I have listed some below. Which is your favorite show? How is it the same or different in France?

  • France Télévisions - Groups the national French channels. Choose a channel at the top of the page.
  • Monludo - France Télévision's site for young viewers that includes games, videos, and coloring pages.
  • TV5 Monde / 7 jours sur la planète - TV5 offers many online videos designed for learners of French. Explorez!
  • TF1 - Watch the JT (news) and many other shows.
  • TF1 Musique - Music videos
  • TFou! - TF1's site for young viewers that includes videos, games, and coloring pages. C'est "un must!"
  • Télé-Québec - News and programs from Québec.

NapoleonAssignment 2: Read about French History. This site is made for youth. Write up a summary of what you learned in English and turn it in for credit.

Assignment 3: Go to the website and study how to describe yourself. Practice describing yourself, your family, and your friends. Do a written description of you and two other people for credit.

Assignment 4: Go to the website and watch the video about descriptions. Create a list of three people you know and come up with three or four words that describe their personality and their physical appearance. Use the word bank below to help you.

1. Le portrait physique :
 la taille : grand, petit, de taille moyenne
 la corpulence : gros, gras, fort, mince,
 l’allure : jeune, vieux, beau, laid, élégant, sportif
 le visage : rond, ovale, allongé
◦ le nez : long, court
◦ les lèvres : fines, épaisses, pincées…
◦ les yeux : bleus, verts, marron…
◦ une moustache, une barbe, une barbiche…
◦ les cheveux : longs, courts, en brosse, blancs, poivre et sel, blonds
◦ un grain de beauté, des taches de rousseur, une cicatrice…
2. Le portrait moral :
 le caractère :avoir bon caractère, avoir mauvais caractère,
 les qualités : bon, généreux, courageux, honnête, juste, franc, ponctuel, sociable
 les défauts : égoïste, lâche, menteur, tricheur, capricieux, coléreux, paresseux
 les goûts : aimer lire, la musique, la peinture, les dessins animés, la danse, le football, les sorties à la campagne, les animaux, le chocolat…
 les habitudes : se lever tôt, marcher pieds nus, sucer son pouce, lire au lit, parler tout seul…

Assignment 5: Telling time is super important. You will need to understand time in many situations, from the airport and bus station, to movie theater and on television. Time is different around the world, even across the country. The "fuseau horaire" is the term for time zones in French. Below are several countries. Use the website to find the current time in the different countries. Write the time in French and tell someone about your discovery. Do dates change?

Heure aux Etats-Unis

Heure en Europe

Select the country to see the time

Quelle heure est-il? ie. il est sept heures dix

  1. à Orem _________________.
  2. à Londres _________________.
  3. à Paris _________________.
  4. à New York _________________.
  5. à Tokyo _________________.
  6. à Sydney _________________.
  7. à Moscou _________________.

MashAssignment 6: We often talk about our families and some of us dream of what our future family will be like. Typically we don't have a clue, but there are some fun games to play about it. One that you may have heard of is M.A.S.H. Your assignment is to play this game in French with a friend. Do your best to say all the parts you can.

Step 1: Select the four categories and choose four answers to each (Names of people you'll marry, number of kids, cars you'll drive, and then (Mansion - Château, Apartment - Appartement, Shack - Hutte, and House - Maison). You can experiment with other categories as well (places you'll live, job, etc.)

Step 2: Select a number

Step 3: Go around the sides of the things, crossing off each time you reach the number selected, until you are left with one item per category.

Step 4: Circle the final remaining item and reveal your fate.

Assignment 7: Read, watch, and learn this popular poem by Jean de la Fontaine.

pdfLe Corbeau et Le Rénard


Maître Corbeau, sur un arbre perché,
Tenait en son bec un fromage.
Maître Renard, par l'odeur alléché,
Lui tint à peu près ce langage :
"Hé ! bonjour, Monsieur du Corbeau.
Que vous êtes joli ! que vous me semblez beau !
Sans mentir, si votre ramage
Se rapporte à votre plumage,
Vous êtes le Phénix des hôtes de ces bois. "
A ces mots le Corbeau ne se sent pas de joie ;
Et pour montrer sa belle voix,
Il ouvre un large bec, laisse tomber sa proie.
Le Renard s'en saisit, et dit : "Mon bon Monsieur,
Apprenez que tout flatteur
Vit aux dépens de celui qui l'écoute :
Cette leçon vaut bien un fromage, sans doute. "
Le Corbeau, honteux et confus,
Jura, mais un peu tard, qu'on ne l'y prendrait plus.

Assignment 8: Watch 20-30 minutes of a Disney or other movie with French Audio and English sub-titles. Write down 10 new words that you learned. Turn in a paper with the name of the film and the list of words with translations.

Assignment 9: Your Family Presentation - you will prepare a short power point slideshow of you and your family and friends. You will tell about their likes and dislikes, what they are like, and include pictures.

Présentation de Famillepower point click here to get an example. Use the template to create one of your own.


Assignment 10: Une journée à Paris. Imagine that you are spending a day in Paris, France. What could be more exciting right? Now write in your journal an entry of what you did today. Include what foods you ate, the sights you saw, and your favorite memories. - An example from a blog post.

Aujourd'hui je suis à Paris. Je visite la Tour Eiffel. Je regarde les touristes. Je mange dans un café. Je mange une omelette et je bois un soda. Je fais du cyclisme. Je prends le métro. Je fais les photos.


Assignment 11: 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 5 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.


UNIT 5 – Family matters

Students will be able to describe their family. They will be able to give basic information about themselves and their family. They will be able to talk about their likes and dislikes, their personality, and what they look like. They will present on families in other cultures and countries.

  • NM.IC.2 – I can introduce myself and others.
  • NM.IC.4 – I can make some simple statements in a conversation.
  • NM.IC.6 – I can communicate basic information about myself and people I know.
  • NH.IL.1 – I can sometimes understand simple questions or statements on familiar topics.
  • NM.IR.1 – I can recognize words, phrases, and characters with the help of visuals.
  • NM.PS.1 – I can present information about myself and others using words and phrases.
  • NM.PS.2 – I can express my likes and dislikes using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
  • NM.PS.3 – I can present information about familiar items in my immediate environment.
  • NM.PW.2 – I can write about myself using learned phrases and memorized expressions.
  • N.CP.2 – I can identify some characteristics of national identity.
  • N.CIA.1 – I can imitate some simple patterns of behavior in familiar settings across cultures.
  • N.CPP.2 – I can identify some common practices related to home and community life of other cultures and my own.


  • Using Subject Pronouns to Replace the Names of People
  • Effect of Numbers of Plurality of Nouns
  • Basic Understanding of Adjective Use, Placement, and Agreement
  • Describing Posession in Terms of “The Sister of John”
  • Describing Possession with Possessive Adjectives (my, their, your)
  • Correct Use of the Verbs to Have and to Be