Year 8 French Adjective agreement

Bonjour et bienvenue!

Hi Year 8, welcome back! It’s been lovely to see some of the work that you’ve been producing. Remember to email us with your lovely creations at mflwordpress@clf.uk

Last week we looked at masculine and feminine words, today we are going to find out about adjectives and how they agree to masculine and feminine words. I wonder how many French adjectives you can remember? How many of the emojis below can you work out in English?

Right at the beginning of Year 7 (I hope you can remember back that far!), you learnt colours and items in your bag, in French. How many items can you remember?

For example, un sac bleu, un crayon jaune, un cahier vert, un stylo noir.

What do these all have in common?

Have a look at each colour, it goes AFTER the noun. In French, all adjectives go after the noun it’s describing.

Take a look at the video below to find out about more rules regarding adjective endings.

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

Now using your knowledge of adjectives and your vocabulary lists, have a go at creating a mini poster, presentation of what you have been learning. You can then tick this off your French learning menu and don’t forget to email us your work at mflwordpress@clf.uk

Les blagues du jour! (Jokes of the day!)

What to French people call a bad Thursday? A trajeudi!!!!!

La culture française

Last week we learnt about Pâques (Easter), today we’re going to look at one of the most famous tourist attractions in France. La Tour Eiffel

Did you know?

  • The tower is visited by almost 7 million people a year, making it the most visited paid-for monument in the world.
  • The tower was completed on March 31, 1889 and was the world’s tallest man-made structure for 41 years. It is 324 metres tall and weighs 10,100 tonnes.
  • There are 1665 steps to the top of the tower.
  • There are 20,000 lightbulbs used on the Eiffel Tower to make it sparkle every night on the hour.
  • Its construction took two years, two months and five days.
  • Repainting the tower, which happens every seven years, requires 60 tonnes of paint.
  • It was only originally intended to stand for 20 years and was the main exhibit at the 1889 Exposition Universelle World Fair.
  • The tower sways six to seven centimetres in the wind.
  • The names of 72 engineers, scientists and mathematicians are engraved on the side of the tower, each of which contributed to its construction.

We’d love you to have a go at creating your own Eiffel Tower. All you will need is a piece of A4 paper and watch the video below.

Remember to send us photos of what you have been able to create at mflwordpress@clf.uk

Here’s some we made earlier!

Paris is an amazing city with lots of interesting places to visit, as we can’t go out anywhere at the moment why not visit the Louvre in Paris virtually and tell us which paintings/sculptures you’ve enjoyed seeing and why? https://www.louvre.fr/en

Louvre Museum’s Napoleon Courtyard, at dusk.

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.