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.
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
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 - 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
- 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!