Bonjour! Last week we looked at TIME MARKERS. This week we’ll look at Question Words to understand and ask questions; this is very important in speaking when you interact with people. They may ask you WHAT you enjoy doing in your free time or you may ask HOW MUCH something costs when you shop in a French speaking country. Remember to email us photos of your creative work at email@example.com 🙂
LES MOTS INTERROGATIFS (QUESTION WORDS)
Question words are fairly simple, all you really need to do is REMEMBER them. So why not sing them to keep practising? Here’s a clip from YouTube, it’s a class singing with their French teacher. Try to see if you can sing along when the words disappear!
To say WHAT in French you can use “qu’est-ce que” or “quoi“. Please note that quoi is quite informal. Let’s see how you can use both using the questions from the picture above.
Formal: Qu’est-ce que tu fais? What are you doing?
Informal: Tu fais quoi? You’re doing what?
Informal: C’est quoi ton instrument? What’s your instrument?
Formal: Qu’est-ce que c’est ton instrument? What’s your instrument?
LA BLAGUE DE LA SEMAINE
C’est quoi le dessert préféré des pompiers*? (*fire fighters)
Réponse: La crème brulée. MDR!!!
Challenge: Use https://www.wordreference.com/ to find the English or French for the words listed on the worksheet below. To give evidence of your Treasure Hunt, simply take a picture of the item or copy a web link where you saw the word!
Un peu d’histoire…
This week we’re inviting you to visit Le Palais de Versailles (in English “The Palace of Versailles”). The Palais was where French kings used to live (from Louis XIV in 1682 until the start of the French Revolution in 1789 under Louis XVI). The Palais is located about 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of the centre of Paris.
To find out more, please check Versailles’ website on http://en.chateauversailles.fr/discover
And for a virtual tour of the Palais, please check https://artsandculture.google.com/project/versailles
Un dernier challenge? Allons-y!
Recently we learnt how to conjugate verbs in the present tense. Now that you are familiar with the conjugation of regular verbs, you are ready to tackle irregular verbs. One of the best ways to check the conjugation of irregular verbs is to use verb tables like Bescherelle, to use an online “conjugator” or to use an App dedicated to French verbs 🙂
Ready for another “Treasure Hunt” with verbs this time? Download the worksheet below and use a conjugator (online or App) to find the conjugated forms of 20 regular and irregular verbs in the present tense. Then check your work with the answers provided.
LA RECETTE DE LA SEMAINE
French food is très délicieux!!!!!! You can find more French recipes on C Mon Etiquette (Miam Miam!)
How about having a go at the recipe below? Don’t forget you can send photos of your culinary delights to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy cooking 🙂