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Unit 4 Syllabus

Here is the syllabus for unit 4.pdf

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Plan du Jour


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  • I can name many different professions.
  • I can ask someone what their job is.

(1) Unit 3 Test Review. Learn professions. Learn about historically important French people and the jobs they did. Pretend to be or do various jobs to guess professions.

CULTURE: Les Métiers Video – Several


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  • I can talk about the possible jobs that I might want to have when I am older.
  • I can express future wants, desires, and needs with the near future.

(2) Review near future. Learn job verbs. Talk about typical jobs in France and U.S. Talk about the jobs we might want to do. Use construction I want, I would like, I need to, etc. with infinitives.

CULTURE: Le Chouette Bol de L’air

Occupations Vocabulary

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  • I can describe some tasks that you would do for a number of different jobs.
  • I can ask someone to describe the duties of job.

(3) Discuss more types of jobs. Compare what students want to do for a career (espérer). Talk about the jobs available for French teenagers. Work on definitions of specific jobs and job requirements.

CULTURE: Quand J’étais petit

Listening quiz


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  • I can talk about some of my interests as they relate to future jobs.
  • I can talk about my grades in school as they relate to future plans.

(4) Talk about personal interests. Look at surveys of job interest. Look at requirements for jobs, the skills, grades, etc. needed to apply. Talk about other future opportunities, and requirements for these things. Look at the verbs to know and how they are used.

CULTURE: Les Crayons de Couleur

Job verbs Vocabulary

Near future quiz


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  • I can talk about the jobs of people that I know, friends and family (the name of the job, what they do, how much they earn, pros and cons).
  • I can talk about the jobs of people that I don’t know, celebrities and other important people.
  • I can explain what you should know and who you should know to do certain jobs.

(5) Introduce verbs to read, to say, to write. Learn about people who do or did the job you want to do. Review qualifications for these jobs. Talk about the jobs your friends and family do as well as others. Connaître/savoir.

CULTURE: Hébèrgement et Séjour Linguistique en France – Alliance Française (18 ans ou plus) et autres

Reading quiz

2nd Draft – Current event (peer review)

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  • I can list the jobs that are available to those who speak French or another foreign language.
  • I can share some of the advantages of becoming fluent in another language.

(6) What other opportunities do U.S. students have with language skills?  Review verbs. Describe in the simple future. Describe and write about what specific plans you will take to get a future job. Practice the future by saying what you will do with French in future.

CULTURE: Les Campeurs

Opportunities Vocabulary

Passport 1 – Discussing Jobs


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  • I can talk about the foreign opportunities available for youth and students who want to study French abroad.
  • I can express my future goals and wants, using the simple future.

(7) Research and look at various opportunities for students and youth who want to study, travel, or serve in French-speaking or other countries. Compare price, time, and the goals of these different opportunities. Have individuals/groups share what they are learning.

CULTURE: École et Immersion en France

Irregular Future Stems Vocabulary

To know quiz


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  • I can talk about the price of various study abroad and travel opportunities.
  • I can talk about the price of university and other higher education opportunities.

(8) Discuss and compare the prices for some of the educational and travel opportunities available for American students. Share and reflect on the prices of college, university, and other education (culinary school, military, etc.)

CULTURE: On a parlé dans la radio


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  • I can describe some of the reasons the French celebrate Christmas the way that they do.
  • I can share and describe some of my Christmas and New Year’s traditions.

(9) Christmas in France cultural day. Talk about the Christmas holiday, the various traditions, and the cultural significance of these holiday traditions. Have students share what they will do to celebrate in the future.

CULTURE: Noël Reading Video et Vidéo en Famille

Future quiz


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  • I can answer interview questions (explain my skills, interests, experience) in order to get a job or to be accepted into another similar position.

(10) Review vocabulary. Practice doing inteviews for jobs or other opportunities. Review and practice using the simple future. Practice and review asking questions, following up, and extending our French.

CULTURE: Jobs that require French

Passport 2 – Talking about my future


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Unit Four Review, professions, near future, planning for the future, career planning.

Final Current Event Due
(IL.PW.3 &5)

My future plans presentation

(IL.PS.3, I.CPP.1, I.CIA.1)

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Unit 4 Exam. All mastery assignments & quizzes must be done prior to taking the exam.



Unit 4 Vocabulary List pdf

Questions | Answers | Occupations | Near Future | Connaître | Savoir | Lire | Dire | Écrire | Espérer | Opportunities | Verbs

I. Questions
1-Which job do you prefer to have?
2-What would you like to do for a career?
3-What is (your dad’s) job?
4-What would you like to do?
5-You are invited...

I. Les Questions
1-Quel métier est-ce que tu préfères ?
2-Quel boulot est-ce que tu vas faire ?
3-Quel est le métier de (ton père) ?
4-Qu'ets-ce que tu voudrais faire?
5-Je t'invite...

II. Answers
1-I want to be a doctor.
2-I am going to be a biologist.
3-My dad is a dentist.
4-I want to...

II. Les Réponses
1-Je préfère être docteur.
2-Je vais être biologiste.
3-Mon père est dentiste.
4-Je voudrais...

III. Occupations
*Note: the French have masculine and feminine forms for most occupations.
2-police officer
3-TV host
5-author or writer
7-cab driver
8-chef / cook
9-hairdresser / barber
12-manager / director
16-postman / post woman
18-businessman / businesswoman
20-computer programmer / IT worker
24-owner or boss
25-pharmacist / chemist
27-fireman / firewoman
30-waiter / waitress
32-salesman / saleswoman

III. Les Métiers
*Note: the French have masculine and feminine forms for most occupations.
1-une actrice / un acteur
2- un(e) agent de police
3-une animatrice / un animateur
4-un architecte
5- un(e) auteur ou un écrivain
6-une avocate / un avocat
7- un(e) chauffeur
8- un(e) chef
9-une coiffeuse / un coiffeur
10- un(e) comptable
11- un(e) dentiste
12-une directrice / un directeur
13- un(e) docteur ou un médecin
14-une électricienne / un électricien
15-une étudiante / un étudiant
16-une factrice / un facteur
17-une fermière / un fermier
18-une femme / un homme d'affaires
19-une infirmière / un infirmier
20-une informaticienne / un informaticien
21- un(e) ingénieur
22- un(e) journaliste
23- un(e) juge
24-une patronne / un patron
25-une pharmacienne / un pharmacien
26- un(e) plombier
27- un(e) pompier
28- un(e) professeur
29-un(e) secrétaire
30-une serveuse / un serveur
31-un(e) soldat
32-une vendeuse / un vendeur

IV. Near Future (Aller) + Infinitive
1-I am going to relax
2-You are going to swim
3-he/she/one is going to play soccer
4-we are going to travel to France
5-you are going to choose ice-cream
6-they are going to listen to music

IV. Futur Proche (Aller) + Infinitif
1-je vais me reposer
2-tu vas nager
3-il/elle/on va jouer au foot
4-nous allons voyager en France
5-vous allez choisir la glace
6-ils/elles vont écouter la musique

V. Irregular Verb: To know - connaître
1-I know
2-You know
3-he/she/one knows       p.p. knew
4-we know
5-you know
6-they know

V. Irregular Verb: To know - connaître
1-je connais
2-tu connais
3-il/elle/on connaît      p.p. connu
4-nous connaissons
5-vous connaissez
6-ils/elles connaissent

VI. Irregular Verb: To know - savoir
1-I know
2-You know
3-he/she/one knows      p.p. knew
4-we know
5-you know
6-they know
*Note: the difference between these verbs is that savoir is to know facts, or information by heart (i.e. how to do something), whereas connaître is to know someone (i.e. to be familiar with someone).

VI. Verbe Irrégulier: To know - savoir
1-je sais
2-tu sais
3-il/elle/on sait       p.p. su
4-nous savons
5-vous savez
6-ils/elles savent
*Note: the difference between these verbs is that savoir is to know facts, or information by heart (i.e. how to do something), whereas connaître is to know someone (i.e. to be familiar with someone).

VII. Irregular Verb: To read - lire
1-I read
2-You read
3-he/she/one reads       p.p. read
4-we read
5-you read
6-they read

VII. Verbe Irrégulier: To read - lire
1-je lis
2-tu lis
3-il/elle/on lit      p.p. lu
4-nous lisons
5-vous lisez
6-ils/elles lisent

VIII. Irregular Verb: To say - dire
1-I say
2-You say
3-he/she/one says         p.p. said
4-we say
5-you say
6-they say

VIII. Verbe Irrégulier: To say - dire
1-je dis
2-tu dis
3-il/elle/on dit        p.p. dit
4-nous disons
*5-vous dites
6-ils/elles disent

IX. Irregular Verb: To know - écrire
1-I write
2-You write
3-he/she/one writes        p.p. wrote
4-we write
5-you write
6-they write

IX. Verbe Irrégulier: To know - écrire
1-j’ écris
2-tu écris
3-il/elle/on écrit        p.p. écrit
4-nous écrivons
5-vous écrivez
6-ils/elles écrivent

X. Stem Change Verb: To hope - espérer
1-I hope
2-You hope
3-he/she/one hopes        p.p. hoped
4-we hope
5-you hope
6-they hope
Review: vouloir - to want, pouvoir - to be able to, and devoir - to have to. (Units 3 & 6 French 1)

X. Verbe: To hope - espérer
1-j’ espère
2-tu espères
3-il/elle/on espère          p.p. espéré
4-nous espérons
5-vous espérez
6-ils/elles espèrent
Révision: vouloir - to want, pouvoir - to be able to, and devoir - to have to. (Unités 3 et 6 Français 1)

2-humanitarian aid / effort
3-study abroad
6-trade school
8-a degree
9-a pursuit
10-a plan
11-a job

XI-Les Possibilités
2-l’aide/l’effort humanitaire
3-l’étude à l’étranger
4-une carière
6-un collège technique
7-une université
8-un diplôme (licence, maîtrise)
9-la poursuite
10-une intention
11-un métier
12-le recherché
13-un entretien

1-to intend to
2-to dream of
3-to become
4-to get a job
5-to graduate
6-to be employed
7-to earn money
8-to save
9-to obtain
10-to be hired
11-to be laid off
12-to decide
13-to plan
14-to volunteer
15-to offer (your) time
16-to change jobs
17-to pay (well)

XII-Les Verbes
1-avoir l’intention de faire qch
2-rêver de faire qch
4-trouver un travail
5-obtenir son diplôme du lycée
6-être employé(e)
7-gagner de l’argent
10-être engagé(e) / embauché(e) par
11-être renvoyé(e) / viré(e)
14-faire du bénévolat
15-offrir (votre) temps
16-changer de boulot
17-payer (bien)

Practice - On va pratiquer!

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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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Link to Homework Sheet


Link to Canvas - to submit your work!

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PRACTICE 1: Below are an assortement of videos. You need to listen to each and then answer the questions that follow. They are all related to simple information.

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PRACTICE 3: For this unit you will need to be able to read and understand a definiton of a specific job or career and select it from a list. You can practice this below.

Je travaille dans un bureau. Je tape des emails. Je parle au téléphone. Je prépare le café pour mon patron. Je suis____________________.

Je travaille dans un restaurant. Je prépare les plats élégants pour mes clients. Je fais les jolies desserts aussi. Je travaille généralement le soir. Je suis____________________.

Je sauve la vie des personnes en danger. Je grimpe sur les échelles pour éteindre le feu dans les apartements et maisons. Aussi, je dois porter une uniforme particulère pour me protéger des témperatures extrêmes. Je suis____________________.

J’explique aux passagers comment evacuer l’avion en cas de danger ou accident. Je sers les boissons et des biscuits pendant le vol aussi. Je suis l’assistant du pilote. Je porte un costume et je voyage beacoup. Je suis____________________.

Si vous avez de la fièvre ou avez mal à l’estomac, vous allez me voir. Je donne des recommandations aux patients dans leur besoin. Je proscris les médicaments. Je dois bien connaître les maladies du corps. Je suis____________________.

J’adore écrire et quand je travaille j’écris beacoup. Aussi, je fais les interviews avec des gens pour informer la publique. Je dois publier des articles dans les gazettes tous les jours. C’est un peu stressant, mais c’est aussi très intéressant.. Je suis____________________.

Je travaille dans un garage. Je répare des voitures et motos. C’est un travail sale et difficile, mais c’est aussi un travail important. Je suis____________________.

Je travaille dans les restaurants et cafés. Je prends les commandes des clients. Je sers la nourriture et les boissons. Je suis le premier contact. Si vous mangez et avez un problème, appelez-moi. Je suis____________________.

Je travaille dans un salon ou chez moi. Je coupe les cheveux courts. Je fais les permanantes. Je décolore les cheveux. J’adore rester à la mode. Je suis____________________.

J’habite dans la campagne. Je m’occupe des animaux comme les poules, les vaches, les chevaux, les moutons, etc. Aussi, je plante et récolte les graines et les fruits pour les vendre au marché. Je suis____________________.

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For this unit you will give a detailed weather report in French. Using the images below, give a weather report.

weather report

Temperatures are in Fahrenheit.

Be certain to use a variety of weather expressions and phrases in your descriptions.

Although you can focus on current weather, you will also predict and forecast future temperature based on local conditions.

Every weather forecast should have the basics such as air temperature, type of weather (cloudy, rainy, sunny, etc), wind speed and direction as well as humidity. Then, depending on how much information you wish to include, you could put in visibility, amount of cloud cover, amount of precipitation, and arriving storms.

Listen to the example:

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In French 1 we learned the basics. Quel temps fait-il?

Il fait beau - The weather's nice

Il fait chaud - It's hot

Il fait froid - It's cold

Il fait frais - It's cool

Il fait mal or mauvais- The weather's bad

Il fait du vent - It's windy

Il fait du brouillard - It's foggy

Il fait humide - It's humid

Il fait nuageux - It's cloudy

Il fait du soleil - It's sunny

The other way to talk about the weather is with a specific verb, such as to rain or to snow. Here are some examples:

Il pleut - It's raining

Il neige - It's snowing

Il gèle - It's freezing

Il y a des orages - There is a thunder storm

Here are some more fun weather expressions:

Il pleut des cordes - It's raining cats and dogs (literally: It's raining ropes)

Il fait un temps à ne pas mettre un chien dehors - The weather's too bad to go outside (literally: The weather is such that I wouldn't even put a dog outside)

Il fait un froid de canard - It's cold enough to freeze a penguin (literally: It's cold like a duck)

Il pleut des grenouilles - It's raining enough to drown a fish (literally: It's raining frogs)


Il fait chaud. Il fait 36°. It is hot. It is 36°.

Il fait doux. Il fait 17°. It is mild. It is 17°.

Il fait froid. Il fait -4°. It is cold. Il is -4°.

Remember that 32° C is boiling and 0° C is freezing.

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Des Jours à l'Avenir - Une Prévision Météo

PRACTICE 5: Making an estimation of weather is what you will really be doing in French. This requires the near future and a simple change in the phrase to do. This is the verb aller - to go.

Il va faire beau - The weather's going to be nice

Il va faire chaud - It's going to be hot

Il va faire froid - It's going to be cold

Il va pleuvoir - It's going to rain

Il va neiger - It's going to snow

Il va y avoir des orages - There is going to be thunder storms.

Here is another practice.

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PRACTICE 6: I can write a description of a familiar experience or event using phrases and simple sentences (what I do during the week or on the weekend). (Novice High)

Example writing

Fill in the blanks with the missing verbs in the past tense (imparfait ou passé composé selon le cas).

Le week-end dernier je (aller - p.c.) à Salt Lake avec ma famille. Nous (prendre - p.c.) la voiture. Toute ma famille (venir - p.c.) , mon père, ma mère et mes deux soeurs. Pendant le voyage j' (écouter - p.c.) mon ipod et j'(lire - p.c.) un livre. Il (faire - imp.) très beau. J' (être - imp.) très excité parce que nous (aller - imp.) à un match de basketball. J'adore le basket. C'est génial. Nous (trouver - p.c.) nos places dans le stade. Puis, mon père et moi (acheter - p.c.) des chips et sodas. Le match (être - imp.) très intéressant. Le Jazz (gagner p.c.) 103 contre 98. Ils (jouer - p.c.) contre les Lakers. Après le match, nous (acheter - p.c.) des souvenirs. J'(vouloir - p.c.) un t-shirt, mais c'(être - imp.) trop cher. Alors, j'(acheter - p.c.) une casquette. Mes soeurs (acheter - p.c.) des albums de photos parce qu'ils adorent le Jazz aussi. La fin.

Using the Correct Form of the Past Tense

Choosing between tenses quiz

Fill in story - practice writing the tense: passé composé ou imparfait - Petit Nicholas

Now you can practice writing your own story.

*For extra practice, rewrite the paragraph in third person. Il ou Elle...

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Savoir ou Connaître

PRACTICE 7: To get you read for the unit exam, see if you complete the following to choose which verb is needed. Remember, savoir with facts and connaître with people and places.

Cliquez sur le verbe correcte.

1. Nous   notre numéro de téléphone. 
( savons, connaissons )

2. David   que la classe commence bientôt.
( sait, connaît )

3. Terrance   bien Oakland, parce qu'il habite à Oakland. 
( sait, connaît )

4. Tu   où se trouve l'appartement de Tricia? 
( sais, connais )

5. Nous   bien nos amis. 
( savons, connaissons )

6. Tout le monde   que la terre est ronde. 
( sait, connaît )

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PRACTICE 8: In this conversation you will have this unit, you will need to discuss with your partner what to do, where to go, and when to meet. This involves extending invitations, and then either accepting or rejecting someone's invitation. This section will describe how this is done.

There are a number of different ways to extend, accept, and refuse invitations in French, both formally and informally.

Extending an invitation

In the following phrases, ___ must be filled in with an infinitive (a verb) in French.

   Vous nous feriez très plaisir si vous pouviez nous consacrer une soirée. (formal)
   We would be delighted if you could spend an evening with us.

   Nous serions très heureux de vous accueillir chez nous.
   We would be very happy to welcome you to our home.

   Je vous invite à ___
   Je t'invite à ___ (informal)
   I invite you to ___

   Êtes-vous libre ?
   Tu es libre ? (informal)
   Are you free?

   Avez-vous envie de ___
   Do you want to ___?

   Tu as envie de ___? (informal)
   Do you feel like ___?

   Ça te dit de ___? (informal)
   How does ___ sound?

   Et si on (mange, voit un film, etc.) ? (informal)
   How about (eating, seeing a movie, etc.)?

   Venez donc ___ (formal)
   Viens donc ___ (informal)
   Come and ___

Accepting an invitation 

   Bonne idée ! (informal)
   Good idea!

   Ça va être génial ! (informal)
   That'll be cool!

   Ça va être sympa ! (informal)
   That'll be nice!

   Cela me ferait grand plaisir. (formal)
   I would be delighted.

   C'est gentil (de votre part).
   That's kind (of you).

   D'accord. (informal)

   J'accepte avec plaisir.
   I'm glad to accept.

   Je viendrai avec plaisir.
   I will be glad to come.

   Je vous remercie.
   Thank you.

   Oui, je suis libre.
   Yes, I'm free.

Declining an invitation

   C'est dommage, mais ___
   It's too bad, but ___

   C'est gentil, mais ___
   That's kind, but ___

   Désolé, mais ___
   I'm sorry, but ___

   J'ai quelque chose de prévu.
   I have something planned.

   Je me vois malheureusement obligé de refuser. (formal)
   Unfortunately, I'm obliged to decline.

   Je ne peux pas.
   I can't.

   Je ne peux pas me libérer.
   I'm unavoidably busy.

   Je ne suis pas libre.
   I'm not free

   Je suis occupé.
   I'm busy.

   Je suis pris.
   I'm otherwise engaged.

French vocabulary related to invitations

   to invite

   accepter (avec plaisir)
   to (gladly) accept

   to decline

   to welcome

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John's Future


Now listen to the following explanation about John and what he wants to do for work now and in the future. Then answer the questions that follow.


Je m’appelle John et je vais parler de mon stage en entreprise au mois de mai de l’année dernière. J’ai travaillé dans un centre sportif près de chez moi pendant deux semaines. Mon collège a organisé le stage et aussi, nous avons beaucoup parlé en classe avant le premier jour du stage.. La préparation est très importante. 
 Tous les jours je me suis levé à sept heures, j’ai pris le bus pour arriver au travail à huit heures et demie. J’ai mangé tous les jours à une heure et j’ai fini le travail à cinq heures. 
 Le premier jour j’ai visité toutes les sections du centre sportif et j’ai travaillé dans le bureau avec une secrétaire qui s’appelle Sue. Sue est très gentille et très organisée car ce sont des caractéristiques très importantes pour travailler avec le public. 
 Pendant le reste du stage, j’ai travaillé avec des instructeurs, j’ai préparé les équipements, j’ai lavé les vestiaires et j’ai travaillé dans le gymnase.. C’était très intéressant et le stage s’est très bien passé. J’ai appris beaucoup et maintenant je sais que je voudrais travailler avec du public dans le futur. 
 Après mes examens, je voudrais continuer mes études. Je veux étudier le business. J’aime beaucoup les travaux pratiques et j’aime bien l’informatique aussi. Après je vais chercher un travail dans un centre sportif car j’aime beaucoup le sport bien que ce ne soit pas mon job idéal. Je voudrais être footballeur professionnel parce que j’adore le foot. Surtout le Real Madrid, et ça paye bien; mais être footballeur professionnel est très difficile.

  1. In which month last year did John do his work experience?
  2. Where did he work and for?
  3. How long did he work there?
  4. What time did he have to get up every morning?
  5. How did he get to work?
  6. What time did he finish work?
  7. What happened at 1pm?
  8. What was the job of his colleague in the office?
  9. What was her name?
  10. Who did John have to deal with a lot?
  11. What did John have to clean?
  12. In which other area did he work?
  13. What does John want to study next?
  14. What would John’s ideal professional job be?
  15. Where does he want to work after his exams?
  16. What would be a good aspect of his ideal job?

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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: Look at a job site and find out which jobs in your area require French. Consider how profitable learning this language will be for you. Write a short description of a job you found, and any other information.


I love FrenchAssignment 2: As a group (small or large), put together a real French party. Plan some activities, where you use French in fun ways. You could make and eat French food, listen to French music, watch a French movie together, go to a French place together, or just have a study party. What a great way to take the language you love outside of class.

Take pictures or video of your soirée and bring to share with the class.

Assignment 3: Find a book from the reading section and spend 20 minutes reading. See if you can learn some new words or phrases to use in class.

Assignment 4: Below are a list of topics to study. Pick one of these or choose one of your own to research. Then put together a 6 slide power point presentation about the topic. Slide 1 is your title slide, and slide 6 is the credits (please cite all your sources). Slides 2-5 will describe the topic with a few words and pictures.

  • A French delicacy like escargot, caviar, fromage, foie gras,
  • A French town (small one that you haven't heard of) like Calais, Piana in Corsica, Yvoire, Saint-Véran, Riquewihr or Hunawihr, Étretat, Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, or Montpellier.
  • A French product like perfume, clothing line, handbags, etc.
  • French inventors
  • French movie stars, or singers
  • French companies in America
  • French-speaking countries
  • French dialects
  • ...

Assignment 5: Find a book from the reading section and spend 20 minutes reading. See if you can learn some new words or phrases to use in class.

Job d'EtéAssignment 6: Summer will be hear sooner than you think. Isn't it time to start planning what you will do for work? A few extra dollars can't hurt right? Write a paragraph in a journal about what you would like to do or plan to do for some extra cash flow this summer? Use the near future in your writing sample.

Cet été, je vais travailler à / pour ...

Assignment 7: Telephone Conversation - Call someone from class and have a short conversation in French (60 seconds or so). Then invite them to do something later or on another day. Figure out what you will do, what time, and where. You can also just pretend to do this by calling and leaving a message.

Assignment 8: Read the following French poem out loud 3 times. Work on your pronunciation and accent. Try and sound as French as you can. Get a signature for credit.

Le Lion et Le Rat

  • Il faut, autant qu'on peut, obliger tout le monde :
  • On a souvent besoin d'un plus petit que soi.
  • De cette vérité deux Fables feront foi,
  • Tant la chose en preuves abonde.
  • Entre les pattes d'un Lion
  • Un Rat sortit de terre assez à l'étourdie.
  • Le Roi des animaux, en cette occasion,
  • Montra ce qu'il était, et lui donna la vie.
  • Ce bienfait ne fut pas perdu.
  • Quelqu'un aurait-il jamais cru
  • Qu'un Lion d'un Rat eût affaire ?
  • Cependant il avint qu'au sortir des forêts
  • Ce Lion fut pris dans des rets
  • Dont ses rugissements ne le purent défaire.
  • Sire Rat accourut, et fit tant par ses dents
  • Qu'une maille rongée emporta tout l'ouvrage,
  • Patience et longueur de temps
  • Font plus que force ni que rage.

Assignment 9: Find a book from the reading section and spend 20 minutes reading. See if you can learn some new words or phrases to use in class.

Assignment 10: UNIT EXAM REVIEW - Complete the review packet prior to taking the Unit 4 Exam. It is also a good idea to review all of the vocabulary and your notes. pdf Here is the French 4 Unit 4 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 4 – Time to grow up
Students will become acquainted with the various jobs and occupations available to them in our modern world. They will come to understand what their career path is, based on their interests, skills, and talents. They will discover volunteer opportunities, study abroad options, or internships for learning skills for their future jobs. Students will practice interviewing for a job. They will identify and learn about someone from their chosen profession that has had an impact on our society or the society of another country.

  • IL.IC.3 – I can use the language to meet my basic needs in familiar situations.
  • IL.IL.2 – I can understand messages related to my basic needs.
  • IL.IR.2 – I can identify some simple information needed on forms.
  • IL.PS.3 – I can present information on plans, instructions, and directions.
  • IL.PW.3 – I can write about topics of interest.
  • I.CPP.1 – I can explore and reference current and past examples of authentic cultural products and practices.
  • I.CIA.1 – I can handle short interactions with peers and colleagues in familiar situations at school, work, or play.


  • Use of the near future with all common regular and irregular verbs.
  • Gender of occupations.
  • Use of prepositions after certain verbs.
  • The difference between the verbs to know/familiar with.