This unit explores the theme of back-to-school shopping. We are learning to identify our own shopping preferences, create publicity items, and to read about well-known Canadian retail organizations.
Les vêtements d'homme - Picture dictionary for men's clothings, also hear the pronunciation
Les vêtements de femme - Picture dictionary for women's clothings, also hear the pronunciation
Click on the link below for a list of vocabulary for this unit (opens with Microsoft Word).
Grammer - L'impératif:
Imperative Video : Watch a video that clearly describes the Imperative
The imperative, called l'impératif in French, is a verb mood which is used to
· give an order
· express a desire
· make a request
· offer advice
· recommend something
Unlike all other French verb tenses and moods, the subject pronoun is NOT used with the imperative:
Fermez la porte.
Close the door.
Let's eat now.
Ayez la bonté de m'attendre.
Please wait for me.
Please excuse me.
The above are called "affirmative commands," because they are telling someone to do something. "Negative commands," which tell someone not to do something, are made by placing ne in front of the verb and the appropriate negative adverb after the verb:
Ne parle pas !
Formulating the "Impératif"
1. Drop off the endings of the verb (er, re, ir)
2. Add the following endings according to the verb category and the subject.
The verb endings for "ER" verbs are:
(Tu) - e
(Nous) - ons
(Vous) - ez
The verb endings for "RE" verbs are:
(Tu) - s
(Nous) - ons
(Vous) - ez
The verb endings for "IR" verbs are:
(Tu) - is
(Nous) - issons
(Vous) - issez
Verbs in this unit (Imperative):
N’oubliez pas (don’t forget)
N’attendez pas (don’t forget)
Profitez (Take advantage of)
acheter (to buy)
visiter (to visite)
choisir (to choose)
attendre (to wait)
Jeopardy: Challenge a friend on the Imperative form in French
Matching: Challenge a friend on the Imperative form in French
Like all French adjectives, possessive adjectives, listed in Table 1 , agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify (the person or item that is possessed) and not with the subject (the person possessing them).
Son and sa can mean either his or her because the possessive adjective agrees with the noun it modifies and not with the possessor . Sa mère, therefore, could mean either his or her mother, because sa agrees with the word mother, which is feminine. Similarly, son père can mean either his or herfather because son agrees with the word père, which is masculine. The true meaning of the word can be determined only by the context of the conversation.
Click on the links below for a variety of on-line resources:
· Quia.com : search for games related to this unit by typing in key words (i.e. vouloir/ pouvoir)
· AMDSB : Games and resources of basic vocabulary
- Numbers Jeopardy : Practice numbers from 1 to 1000 with this game
- Numbers Battleship: Practice numbers from 100 to 1000
- Possessive Adjective Millionnaire
ER Verbs Games:
· Millionaire : See if you can be a millionaire by answering questions related to ER verbs
· Matching : Match verbs with English translations
· Jumbled Words : See how many verbs you can unscramble
· Battleship : Answer questions to sink the enemy's ship
· ER verbs pronunciation : Click on this link to listen to common ER verbs, tips on conjugations, and quizes for more practice
RE/ IR Verbs Games:
· Millionaire : See if you can be a millionaire by answering questions related to RE/IR verbs
· Matching : Click on "solve" for a matching challenge
Avoir/ être Games:
· Millionaire : See if you can be a millionaire by answering questions related to "avoir" and "être"
· Quiz : Choose the right verbs
1. Shopping & Paying Video: Watch a video about shopping in France!
· Listen to Anything you want! : Type in any French words or phrases, and listen to how it's pronounced by several French speakers.