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Dans mon sac – a pelmanism game for students to play matching pairs games with French vocabulary. The resource uses fifteen items students may take to school and provides the pictures and the words in French for pupils to match. For an explanation of how to play the pelmanism game, scroll down to the bottom of the screen. To download the ‘Dans mon sac’ pelmanism in PDF format please click on the image below.

Dans mon sac

 

Pelmanism

Students work in small teams of 3 – 6. They shuffle the cards and lay them all face down on the table. Students take it in turns to select two cards, aiming to find a matching pair. If they find one, they keep the cards and take another turn. If not, they must return the cards to where they found them.

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A Battleships game for practising hobbies and opinions. Students must create sentences using starters such as:

J’adore…

J’aime…

Click on the image below to download the hobbies battleships game in PDF format and scroll down further for a full explanation of the game.

Hobbies Battleships

Instructions

Many students will have played this game before in English, although some will need instructions.

Students should work with a partner and use one worksheet each. On the top grid, they should secretly mark their battleships. One battleship should be 4 squares long, one three squares long and two battleships of two squares length:

XXXX

XXX

XX

XX

Example:

Hobbies Battleships example

Once they have their battleships in place, they should guess where their partner’s battleships are by creating sentences. The very first square on the board, for example, would be:

J’adore faire du vélo or j’adore le vélo

The very last would be:

Je déteste les échecs or je déteste jouer aux échecs

The partner will then say whether the guess is a “hit” (touché), “miss” (raté) or when they have completed sinking a whole ship, “sunk” (coulé). Students may use the bottom grid to mark on the hits and misses of their opponent’s ships.

If the guess “hits” a ship, the guesser has another go. If it is a miss, play passes to the other player.

The winner is the first to sink all of his/her opponent’s battleships.

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A Battleships game for practising school subjects and opinions. Students must create sentences using starters such as:

J’adore…

J’aime…

Click on the image below to download the school subject battleships game in PDF format and scroll down further for a full explanation of the game.

School subject battleships

 

Instructions

Many students will have played this game before in English, although some will need instructions.

Students should work with a partner and use one worksheet each. On the top grid, they should secretly mark their battleships. One battleship should be 4 squares long, one three squares long and two battleships of two squares length:

XXXX

XXX

XX

XX

Example:

French Battleships

Once they have their battleships in place, they should guess where their partner’s battleships are by creating sentences. The very first square on the board, for example, would be:

J’adore l’anglais

The very last would be:

Je déteste les sciences

 

The partner will then say whether the guess is a “hit” (touché), “miss” (raté) or when they have completed sinking a whole ship, “sunk” (coulé). Students may use the bottom grid to mark on the hits and misses of their opponent’s ships.

If the guess “hits” a ship, the guesser has another go. If it is a miss, play passes to the other player.

The winner is the first to sink each of his/her opponent’s battleships.

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A simple PowerPoint with a French quiz. Would suit a first French lesson of the year.

Click on the image below to download.

French Quiz

Photo credits where necessary:

Gérard Depardieu Photo:

By Gérard_Depardieu_(Berlin_Film_Festival_2010).jpg: Siebbi derivative work: César (Gérard_Depardieu_(Berlin_Film_Festival_2010).jpg) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Thierry Henry Photo:

By Shay (My friend, Shay’s photobucket album) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

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A French song with accompanying gap-fill exercise. This track is a bit more rock, if that appeals to your students. You will find links to the worksheet and answer sheet underneath the YouTube clip.

 

 

To download the gap-fill worksheet, click on the image below:

French Song

 

To download an answer sheet, with the missing lyrics highlighted in red, please click here.

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I have written an accompanying gap-fill worksheet for this French song by Mika. You will find the YouTube clip below and you are able to download the worksheet below that.

There is one line of dubious lyrics (T’es défoncé ou t’es gay?  = Are you high or are you gay?) – just a warning depending on the age of your students!

 

 

Click on the image below to download the worksheet.

 

Mika French song

 

You can find an answer sheet with the missing words filled in in red here.

You can also find an alternate YouTube clip with the lyrics in both French and English on the video here.

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A vocabulary challenge – Students are given a certain number of each letter of the alphabet and must find a word beginning with each.

Click on the image below to download the worksheet in PDF format.

Vocabulary Challenge

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This catchy French song has very clear lyrics. I have included the YouTube clip below plus an accompanying gap-fill worksheet underneath that.

Please consider yourself forewarned of the semi-naked man in the video!

Click on the image below to download the gap-fill worksheet.

French Song

You can also find the completed song lyrics with the missing words highlighted in red here.

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