AS-TU UN ANIMAL? WALT: Recognise words for pets and say which ones I have in French • WILF: • To be able to use plurals and a connective accurately for Level 3
HOW TO SAY IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF PET – “PLURALS” MORE THAN ONE OF SOMETHING IS KNOWN AS A “PLURAL”. IN ENGLISH, TO MAKE SOMETHING PLURAL, WE ADD AN “S” TO THE WORD FOR EXAMPLE, 2 CATS, 4 DOGS, SOME RABBITS ETC. THERE ARE SOME EXCEPTIONS OF COURSE… EG, A SHEEP, 2 SHEEP. 1 MOUSE, SOME MICE. PLURALS ARE VERY SIMILAR IN FRENCH… TO MAKE SOMETHING PLURAL YOU ADD AN “S” DEUX CHATS TROIS LAPINS DES POISSONS (= SOME FISH) AS IN ENGLISH, THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE. THE NEXT SLIDE SHOWS SOME EXAMPLES…
SOME DIFFERENT PLURALS IN FRENCH DEUX OISEAUX DEUX CHEVAUX DEUX SOURIS (IF THE WORD ALREADY HAS AN “S” ON THE END, YOU DO NOT ADD ANOTHER)
COPY THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES INTO YOUR BOOKS J’AI DEUX CHATS = I HAVE TWO CATS J’AI TROIS LAPINS = I HAVE THREE RABBITS J’AI DES POISSONS = I HAVE SOME FISH J’AI DEUX OISEAUX = I HAVE TWO BIRDS J’AI DEUX CHEVAUX = I HAVE TWO HORSES J’AI DEUX SOURIS = I HAVE TWO MICE NOW WRITE IN FRENCH A SENTENCE SAYING WHAT PETS YOU HAVE. ALTHOUGH FRENCH AND ENGLISH ARE SIMILAR WITH THEIR PLURALS, IN FRENCH, THE “S” IS SILENT WHEN PRONOUNCED. NOW HAVE A GO AT THE EXERCISES ON THE NEXT SLIDES TO PRACTISE THESE PHRASES…
WRITE A SENTENCE IN FRENCH BASED ON EACH PICTURE. SET YOUR WORK OUT LIKE THE EXAMPLE. x4 x3 x2 J’aideuxchiens 2. 1. Example x1 x1 x2 + x4 + 3. 4. 5. some some x2 + some 8. 6. 7. x5 x1 x2 + + some + 10. 9. some
Some extra information to read. Make notes in your books if you like. Unesouris Un chat = A mouse = A cat Did you notice anything different about the French word for “a” with these pets? That’s right, one says “un”, the other says “une”. They both mean “a” so why are they different? In French all nouns (person, place or things) are known as either Masculine or Feminine. Read the next slide carefully as it will explain more keywords
READ THIS SLIDE VERY CAREFULLY Every NOUN in French is either Masculine or Feminine A noun is a person, place or thing. Any word that you can put the word “a”or “the” in front. In French, the words for “a” and “the” are different, depending on if the word is masculine or feminine. ENGLISH MASCULINE FEMININE UNE A UN LA LE THE REMEMBER: It is the “word” itself which is either masculine or feminine. You might own a female cat, but the word for “cat” in French will always be masculine. How do you know if a word is masculine or feminine? You have to learn them!! When you learn a new noun in French, you will always learn it with the extra words “UN”, “UNE”, “LE” or “LA”. Just like you did with the words for pets.
WELL DONE FOR FINISHING ALL THE EXERCISES. NOW GO TO WWW.ZIMFLEX.COM,GO TO THE FRENCH KEY STAGE 3 HOMEPAGE, CLICK THE GAMES LINK AND ENJOY THE PETS GAMES. ALTERNATIVELY, CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO TAKE YOU STRAIGHT THERE http://www.zimflex.co.uk/French/Games/Key%20Stage%203/Pets/petsgameshome.html