Connectives

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Last week we looked at giving opinions and today we are going to practise using connectives to extend our sentences and add more detail. There are lots of connectives in French, but today we’re going to look at 15 common ones. You might be able to find and use some new ones – let us know what you find by emailing us some sentences at mflwordpress@clf.uk!

Watch this video to practise the vocab and practise your pronunciation. Repeat after the video and see how French you can sound 🙂

Now it’s your turn to practise what you’ve learnt! (Answers at the bottom of this post)

La blague du jour! (Joke of the Day!)

Have you heard about the explosion in the French cheese factory? There was du brie everywhere!

Le télé-travail = working from home
En audio = audio/voice calls
En vidéo = video/ video calls

Vocabulaire

Pronouncing the French alphabet is really important, from spelling your name when you first meet someone to booking a hotel room. In this video, you can hear how each letter is pronounced in French and an example of a word for each letter. Could you create a list of 26 words in French, one for each letter of the alphabet? Perhaps you could choose a theme such as food or sports? Use wordreference.com to help you.

La culture française

What do you know about French geography?

Do you know of any parts of France that aren’t actually in France?

Mainland France is often called l’Hexagone, because it is roughly the shape of a hexagon. But there are other French territories around the world. They have the same laws, representation in the French National Assembly and Senate (government), the same President and use Euros. These territories are called France d’Outre Mer.

This video shows you a map and some of the territories of d’Outre Mer. Can you identify the five dĂ©partements (territories/counties) identified? Where are they in the world?

Key words:
une carte = a map
la France d’Outre-mer = overseas France
l’Hexagone = hexagone/ the nickname for mainland France
une région chaude = a hot region
une région froide = a cold region
un dĂ©partement = a French county or territory. We often don’t translate this word and use dĂ©partement in English too.

Demonstrate your knowledge:

What can you find out about each of these territories? Could you create a fact file?

We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s lesson. Don’t forget to look at the extended French project (attached below) and tick off the sections you’ve already completed. We would love your feedback about our French posts so please do email us at mflwordpress@clf.uk