In this unit, students will be reading and creating a magazine about technology. They will learn vocabulary and expressions related to describing technology in their schools.
Computer Terminology - Find a list of common computer terminology in French
Your Magazine should include:
1. Title Page
2. Annonce de correspondant
4. At least ONE word puzzle
5. Comic strip OR Website Critique
Comic Creator : Use this website to create a simple comic strips with clip art. Make sure you have enough time to finish and print right away. (You may not save on this website)
Bitstrips : Login to Bitstrips for schools and create comic strips with a variety of scenes and characters. You're able to save on this website. (Only available with a valid login).
Bitstrips for Schools Student Login Instructions
Under Student Login on the left, enter the following classroom code: miss li and click on the Go button
Select your name from the name box. If this is the first time you are logging in, create your password and click Set Password. If you have logged in before, enter the password you made on your first login and click Login
Create your own puzzles :
Crossword Maker: Create a crossword with this website. Make sure you print the puzzle and the answers right away. (Cannot save puzzle)
Word Search Maker: Create a wordsearch using this website. Make sure you print the puzzle and the answers right away. (Cannot save puzzle)
Word Scramble Maker: Create a Word Scramble in less than a minute! Make sure you print the answer key (PDF File)
Examples of Web Sites Reviews:
Web Sites for "Une critique":
- les lecteurs de CD (CD player)
- Les téléviseurs (television sets)
- les lecteurs de DVD (DVD player)
- Les caméras numériques (video cameras)
- les numériseurs d'images (scanners)
- les projecteurs numériques (LCD)
- rétroprojecteur (overhead)
- les logiciels (software)
When writing a sentence, the verb must be conjugated according to the subject. Below is an example of how to conjugate regular verbs ending with "er".
parler 'to speak'
Note:Je changes to j' before a verb starting with a vowel or a silent h (ex.j'adore, j'habite).
Steps to conjugation:
1. Drop the "er" from the infinitive to form the stem. (Ex. Parler = infinitive; parl = stem)
2. Identify the subject of the sentence. (Ex. Je parl__. Mes parents parl__.)
3. Write the appropriate endings. (Ex. Je parle. Mes parents parlent.)
RE verbs are verbs that end with an "re". Conjugating regular RE verbs are very similar to conjugating ER verbs. The only difference are the endings to the singular pronouns/ subjects. Below is an example:
prendre - "to take"
il/elle/on prend (NO endings)
Note: The "s" and the "ent" at the end of the verb are silent. Do not pronounce them.
Just for Fun:
Click on the links below for a variety of on-line resources:
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
- 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
- Short stories : Practice reading comprehension with pictures
- Listen to Anything you want! : Type in any French words or phrases, and listen to how it's pronounced by several French speakers.