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Débutants Sem. Automne 2013

Semaine 2 (week 2)

Learning goals
Epeler / compter (spelling / counting)
Ecouter des présentations (listen to introductions)
Verbes et expressions
Prononciation: les sons du français

Epeler et compter: practice in pairs

Ecouter des présentations
Listen to the dialogues p. 14 of the book Nouveau Taxi 1
Voici = hier is
Ma femme = my wife (femme means also "woman)
Mon mari = my husband
Qui est-ce? Who is he/she? c'est ... (he/she/it is ...)
Tu = you, but for informal situations (ex. with a friend)

Poser des questions (asking questions)
Using intonation: a sentence can become a question if you raise the voice at the end.
Ex: vous vous appelez? Arnaud?
Listen to the questions in the dialogues p. 14 and do exercice 5 p. 15.

Verbes et expressions
Ajouter normalement un -e- à l'adjectif masculin pour obtenir le féminin (usually add a -e- to the masculin adjective to obtain the feminin form)
Exemples: français-française
Look at the chart (02_les nationalités.doc)
Be careful: the prononciation is usually not the same for a man or for a woman
Ex. 4: listen: is it for a man or a woman

Les verbes "être" et "s'appeler"
Etre (to be)
Je suis                  I am
Tu es                    you are
Il/elle/on est          he/she/"one" is (we don't really have "it" in French)
Nous sommes      we are
Vous êtes             you are
Ils / elles sont       they are

Je m'appelle
Tu t'appelles
Il /elle/on s'appelle
Nous nous appelons
Vous vous appelez
Ils / elles s'appellent
This verb is a reflexive verb, that's why there is two pronouns: the first one is the subject and the second one is the reflexive pronoun. It's part of the verb.

Vocabulaire: Savoir-dire p. 15 + femme, mari, voici, ...

Prononciation: les sons du français
Look at the chart with the different sounds of French and their spelling.
You can listen to these sounds on this website: http://phonetique.free.fr
Click on "phonèmes" and then on "présentation" (but not the PDF)
To practice you can use both websites.

Devoirs (homework)
Learn verbs (use the MP3 to get the right prononciation) and new words
you can also do the exercises on the DVD-Rom you have in the book Nouveau taxi, and if you have the "cahier d'exercices", do exercises p.4 and 5.

To find the different files (MP3 and doc) click on "Fichiers" on your right handside.

Posted by Muriel Péclard at 11:10
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