Les loisirs et les spectacles-
Thème:  Entertainment and leisure activities

Au cinéma     La musique pop     Le Top 50 en France     Yannick

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

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Au cinéma

Scan these French listings for current films. What kinds of movies do the French enjoy? Which of the French movies would you like to see? Have you already seen any of the films available to French moviegoers?

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Unité 4, Leçon 13, pp. 192-201.



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La musique

Try locating information about music, singers, and bands you like by using the French Music Database page on the Web. Look for examples of popular music from Africa, France, and the Antilles. Make a list of French bands or songs that you already know. Can you find styles of music that are new to you? Take notes (in French!) describing familiar music you've found and new music you'd like to hear.

Every summer, Montreal hosts a world-famous jazz festival. Learn about le jazz à Montréal at the Web site listed below. Have you ever attended this festival? Would you consider going? Why or why not?

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Unité 4, Leçon 14, pp. 202-211.



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Top 50 en France

At this site, you can read the latest music news and listen to snippets of the top 50 hits in France.

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Top 50 français



Unité 4, Leçon 15, pp. 212-221.

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Yannick

Yannick is very popular in France. He is a solo artist, but he began his career with the Parisian rap group Mafia Trece. Visit his page on the Top 50 Online website and listen to a sample of his song "Ces soirées là." Is the music familiar to you? What do you think of his music? Why do you think Yannick is popular with young French people? Are his recordings available in the United States?

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Unité 4, Leçon 15, pp. 212-221.

 


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