Gr 7 Réunion à Québec

Réunion à Québec

This unit allows students to experience the French Canadian culture, the history of Nouvelle-France and tourist attractions.  Students will have an opportunity to plan, research, and explore other countries around the world.

Core Vocabulary:

une agence de voyages - travel agency

un(e) agent(e) de voyages - travel agent

un appel - gretting (on a letter/ postcard)

un autocar - a bus

un avion - a plane

un bateau - a boat

un billet (aller-retour/ aller-simiple) - (return/ one way) ticket

un canot - a canoe

une carte de la ville - city map

une carte postale - a postcard

au coin de - on the corner

une date de départ - date of departure

demander de l'aide - to ask for help

demander/ donner des directions - to ask for/ give directions

un(e) destinataire - an addressee (person to whom mail is addressed)

à droite - to the right

en face de - (to be) facing something

à gauche - to the left

un horaire - a schedule

un itinéraire - itinerary; a schedule

parler trop vite - speak too quickly

partir de - to leave from

le passé - the past

un point de départ - place of departure

une rue - street

une salutation - a closing formula at the end of a postcard/ letter

un site - a location

un site touristique - tourist attraction

tout droit - straight ahead

un train - a train

une ville - town

un voyage - a trip

un voyageur - voyageur (French-Canadian fur trader who travlled by canoe); traveller

Le futur proche:

Definition:  'Le futur proche" is one of the two future tenses in French, used to express something that is going to happen soon, an upcoming event which is going to occur in the near future. It is usually translated into English as going + infinitive (e.g., going to eat, going to drink, going to talk). The futur proche is characteristic of spoken French but may be used in informal writing. It is formed with the verb aller (to go) conjugated in the present tense followed by an infinitive.

Formation: Present tense of aller + infinitive of action verb

Present tense:
aller - to go

Here are some examples using the action word "manger":

  • Je vais manger - I am going to eat.

  • Tu vas manger - You are going to eat.

  • Il va manger - He is going to eat.

  • Nous allons manger - We are going to eat.

  • Vous allez manger - You are going to eat.

  • Elles vont manger - They are going to eat.

 Examples of "le futur proche using other verbs:

Je vais voir Luc.
I'm going to see Luc.

Il va arriver.
He's going to arrive.

Nous allons conduire.
We're going to drive.

Le futur proche grammar - Read more about the future tense on this website

Millionaire - play this game using "le futur proche"!

Asking Questions:

Asking Questions - Read more about how to formulate questions in French


Ma France - Watch a video to learn how to not get lost in France, giving and receiving directions in French

En route - Watch a video about asking for traffic information in Lyon

Trois-Pistoles en photo - A picture slideshow of Trois-Pistoles, a city in Quebec

Related Websites:

  • Québec - The official site for tourism in Quebec. Explore the history of our Francophone province, and discover the rich culture of its cities and attractions.
  • La région de Québec - The official site for Quebec City. Includes events, history, and a wealth of links to various attractions in the "Culture and Entertainment" section.
  • Valcartier Village Vacances - Explore this funpark located just outside of Quebec City.
  • Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France - Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France, c'est le rendez-vous incontournable des bons vivants! Amusez-vous en compagnie des conteurs, musiciens ... Learn more about this fascinating cultural festival which takes place in Québec City every summer. Discover other festivals and events being celebrated in Québec.
  • Bonjour Québec - Useful tips on how to plan a trip in Quebec city
  • Explore Canada - Learn about a program to explore the French-speaking part of Canada, where most expenses are covered!