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20 October 2014
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On-Line Lesson Plan based on section 1:
Hello! How are you?

Students will learn to say Hello and Goodbye; to ask how someone feels and answer how they are feeling.

National Curriculum
Relates to QCA non-statutory Guidelines Scheme of Work, Unit One.
Links to Citizenship.

Resources required:
  • Primary French website
  • Map of France or Europe (optional)
  • Puppets or Printable Activity 1 (these paper puppets can be made in an earlier Technology session)
No previous knowledge is required for this lesson. The teacher can introduce the lesson by waving and greeting the class, saying Bonjour; repeat until the class respond. Ask students what they know about France, its language, and its position in relation to Britain and Europe. You could include the following questions: Have you been to France on holiday? Is France far away? How do you get there? Can you point to France on the map of Europe. Why do we learn French? Can you count in French? Do you know any French words?

  • Presentation Cartoon 1 - Hello! How are you?: Have the class:
    1. watch and listen to the story (clicking on the arrows to continue)
    2. replay this and repeat the language two or three times
    3. from the complete story page, select frames to rehear and repeat

  • Song 1: Have the class:
    1. listen to the song, singing in the pauses, karaoke style; repeat this if wished
    2. progress to the next activity - listen to the song and select the matching pictures
    3. progress to the next activity - listen to the song and select the matching text

  • En France: Select and show frames of French children greeting each other, from the complete page

  • Offline - Pair practice of Bonjour / Au revoir using puppets, imagining they are French children

  • Offline - Class conversation practice of Ça va? / Ça va bien / Ça va mal: students talk to partners or circulate around the room, imagining they are French children

  • Extension, on-line: Listen to and read the complete En France photo story. Use a software package to create conversations: use a drag and drop technique to re-sequence speech bubbles; print off and illustrate
Volunteers use their puppets to imitate the screen characters and perform conversations incorporating the greetings language learned in the lesson.

Suggested homework
Practise the greetings, talking to puppets, friends, family, pets or soft toys.

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