Ma France

Ma France en classe

You can download and print activities for the 24 units of Ma France. They involve the four main skills: Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing.

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Unité 1: Parti !

The Preview programme gives a flavour of Ma France, featuring short clips from several different units

that you can use as taster or a diagnostic tool. Activities based on material presented in "Parti" will help you and your learners to:

  • Carry out an initial assessment
  • Pick out topic areas where they have strengths or weaknesses
  • Check whether the course is right for them
  • Get talking about visits to France

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Unité 2: En route

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Practise asking for, giving and understanding directions when travelling by car
  • Interpret French maps and road signs
  • Focus on the pronunciation of names of towns and villages

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Unité 3: Les langues

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Talk about members of the family
  • Spell out their name and other key words in French
  • Explain which languages they speak and how well
  • The material presented here also provides an opening for the learners to let you know just what they find hardest about learning to speak and understand French.

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Unité 4: Bon marché

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Ask for items and quantities of food at the market
  • Ask for help to find things in the supermarket
  • Talk about shopping habits and preferences
  • Practise listening for and understanding prices

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Unité 5: Le travail

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Talk about their job and what it involves
  • Discuss working hours
  • Find out what ski instructors do in the summer

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Unité 6: Très occupé

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Make appointments and plans to meet friends
  • Talk about the working day
  • Explain a hold up or delay
  • Practise pronunciation with tongue twisters

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Unité 7: Les enfants, les animaux

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Learn a range of adjectives to describe other people and animals
  • Use verbs in the third person to refer to others

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Unité 8: Accrobranche

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Give and understand instructions
  • Understand written and spoken warnings and give simple ones
  • Talk about parts of the body
  • Talk about Accrobranche and other adventure sports

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Unité 9: Le vin

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Talk about wines and compare them
  • Express their particular preferences
  • Learn something about the Southern Rhône and its wines

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Unité 10: Les repas

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Talk about different types of restaurants and take-away foods
  • Express their particular preferences
  • Learn something about Lyonnaise cooking

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Unité 11: Le gîte

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Talk about the sort of holiday home they are looking for
  • Make a booking by phone or via the Internet
  • Ask about facilities and services available locally

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Unité 12: Une maison à vendre

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Talk about the rooms and features of a house
  • Discuss their needs with an estate agent
  • Read and understand the key features in property adverts
  • Gain some small insight into the property market in France

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Unité 13: La randonnée

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Understand directions when out walking
  • Talk about the countryside
  • Explain what they are going to do in the near future
  • Learn something about the coast behind Marseilles

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Unité 14: Les plats

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Talk about cooking and ingredients
  • Understand and give instructions for making a dish
  • Learn something about the regional cuisine, the chefs and restaurants in Lyons

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Unité 15: La pharmacie

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Explain their symptoms to a pharmacist
  • Ask for a remedy
  • Understand the instructions given by the chemist
  • Revise or learn the vocabulary for parts of the body
  • Learn more about the role of the pharmacist in France

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Unité 16: La chambre d'hôte

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Learn something of the delights of the area around Marseilles
  • Talk about what they did during a short break away
  • Learn more about B & B in France

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Unité 17: Les vacances

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Exchange information with others about where they come from
  • Ask and answer questions about travel and holidays
  • Talk about arrivals / departures / length of stay
  • Recognise verbs that need être as an auxiliary in the perfect tense

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Unité 18: Le musée

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Describe how things used to be
  • Practise giving and understanding key dates from the past
  • Check their understanding of key points
  • Learn something of the origins of the cinema
  • Talk about films they have seen

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Unité 19: Le dating

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Exchange information about themselves and their character
  • Say what they like to do in their spare time and ask others about it
  • Use "tu" to address friends

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Unité 20: Les jeux

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Talk more about games and sports
  • Ask key questions with quel, qui, quand, qu'est-ce que . ? Etc.
  • Learn about the French football scene

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Unité 21: Les fleurs

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Express good wishes, condolences and congratulations at significant events
  • Learn more about religious and secular festivals in the French calendar
  • Order flowers for a special occasion
  • Talk about the flowers they like/don't like and explain why

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Unité 22: L'hôtel

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Ask for what they need in a hotel
  • Make polite requests using the conditional tense

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Unité 23: Bricolez

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to: Talk about the work needed on an old house

  • Explain their plans for the future
  • Talk about the different craftsmen who work on a house

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Unité 24: Les infos

Activities based on this unit will help your learners to:

  • Express opinions about issues in the news and about the weather
  • Listen for information on the weather forecast
  • Talk about the climate and climate change
  • Learn something about the life of a journalist on local radio
  • Find out about cultural and leisure events in a ski resort

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