Les copains et la famille Thème: Talking about people



Une coïncidence     Le jour et la date

In-class activities for students: Try these activities with a classmate or two or on your own!


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Une coïncidence

It's true that U.S. music and films are very popular in the French-speaking world, but people in France, Canada, and other places where French is spoken also enjoy original French-language entertainment.

Check out some French-language movie and music sites on the Web. Take notes on the information you find, and keep track of how many films and performers are already familiar to you.

What do you think of the French translations of the names of American films? Can you recognize any American films from their French titles alone?

Note any French-language movies or recording artists you find especially interesting. Perhaps you will come across their names again as you continue your French studies.

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Unité 2, Leçon 6, pp. 40-43.


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Le jour et la date

We all love to celebrate birthdays! Compile a list of birthdays of well-known French-speaking people.

First, think of as many famous French-speaking people as you can. Then take a look at the Famous Birthdays site, and try to find the birthdays of the people on your list. Have a contest with your classmates to see who can come up with the longest list.

Create a calendar of notable birthdays in the French-speaking world.

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Unité 2, Leçon 8, pp. 48-51.

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