Bon appétit! Thème: Defining quantities

La nourriture et les boissons     L'addition, s'il vous plaît!     Allons au spectacle

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

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La nourriture et les boissons

Because of their convenience, supermarkets are becoming increasingly popular in French-speaking countries. Even so, many people like to shop for food in smaller, specialized shops when they have the time.

Look at some Web sites of specialized food vendors. Note the claims made for each boulangerie. Do they differ?

Now read the definition of charcuterie in the Epicurious Dictionary. What type of store would be most likely to sell charcuterie in the United States? Follow the links to look up definitions of other culinary terms that are unfamiliar to you.

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If you're using McDougal Littell's Discovering French: Blanc  refer to Unité 3, Leçon 9, pp. 140-153.



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L'addition, s'il vous plaît!

French chefs must really love the Internet! There are certainly plenty of Web sites full of recipes for them to explore.

Join the chefs by exploring some tempting culinary sites. Choose several recipes that appeal to you. List the ingredients you would expect to find in your kitchen and those you would have to buy. In what specialty stores would you shop for the ingredients you need? Are there any ingredients you're not sure you could find in your area?

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If you're using McDougal Littell's Discovering French: Blanc refer to Unité 3, Leçon 12, pp. 174-177.



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Allons au spectacle

How often do you like to see live musical or stage performances? Once a month? Once a week? How about movies and museum exhibits?

Check out the calendar of shows on a Canadian Web site. Find out what types of shows are listed, and state how often you would like to attend such shows.

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If you're using McDougal Littell's Discovering French: Blanc refer to Unité 3, Leçon 12, p. 180.


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