[5 minutes] Speaking Practice: Students read and translate to each other responses to Exs. 30–31. CAH checks homework for points during this time.
[15 minutes] Writing Practice: Students write answers to Exs. 30 & 31 on board for comparison and grammar check.
[5 minutes] Verb Drill!
- Each student thinks of a different French verb.
- Each student goes to board, writes that verb's infinitive form, then its tu, nous, and vous forms.
- In English, if we want to tell someone to do something, whether it's one person or many people, we just say the verb, without any subject or suffix: Eat! Sing! Finish your homework! Do it! Be good!
- If we want a group to which we belong to do something, we say "Let's" before the verb: Let's go! Let's eat! Let's meet at the park! Let's get out of here!
- In French, we use different forms of the verb for commands depending on whether we want tu, vous, or nous to do something:
- Fais les devoirs!
- Do the homework!
- Faites les devoirs!
- Do the homework!
- Faisons les devoirs!
- Let's listen!
- Let's look!
- Let's finish!
- Let's wait!
- Let's go!
- Let's do the homework!
- Students practice saying and writing command forms of the verbs they've put on the board.
- Do p. 202 Exs. 33 & 34 together.
Who's got to do it
What we say in French
you know well,
friend or child)
(many people, or
one person who is
your boss, elder,
(us! whatever we're
doing, we're doing it
- Going around the room and looking at pp. 196–198, students say a complete sentence using one of the vocab words or phrases. Each student picks another student in the room to give an English equivalent.
- As time allows, follow up with Q&A and face-to-face drill.
- For next time, prepare le théâtre du restaurant—a restaurant skit!
- Students may work in pairs or trios (no quartets! no quintets! Pas de plus!).
- One student plays a serveur/serveuse; other plays client/cliente.
- Skit must include...
- ordering food and beverage (with at least one recommendation from server)
- server reading back the orders to make sure he/she has them right
- conversation between clients while waiting for meals to arrive (if only one client, then yes, you talk to yourself, making observations about the restaurant, the server, the weather... perhaps pretending to converse with someone you recognize at another table...)
- delivery and consumption of meals
- handling the check
- p. 188: partitive (de)
- p. 190: -ir verbs
- p. 200: conjugation of prendre (to take)
- p. 202: imperative (giving commands)