Y9 French Citizenship Task

15 12 2010

Why is it important to learn to speak another language?

The task:  You have been learning about the importance and benefits of language learning.  You must refer to the work you have done in class and carry out your own independent research about why it is important to speak another language.  You must produce a detailed essay in English (the more detail you give, the higher the citizenship level is likely to be) which answers the question.  You may include other resources such as graphs, statistics, newspaper headlines and images if they are relevant to your essay.

Check the attached Citizenship Level Descriptors to see what you must include to achieve each level.

Y9 French Citizenship in MFL level descriptors

9car Miss Andrew’s class – your work is due Thursday 6th January


Y8 French Citizenship Task – Due Thursday 11th November

21 10 2010

You have been studying the topic of food and drink this half term.  You must now think beyond the basics and ask yourself the questions, is our attitude to food different to the attitude of French people?  Do they have a more healthy relationship with food?  Do they have more or less obesity problems than us?  Do they eat fast food as much as we do?

The task: 

You must research the answers to the above questions and produce a detailed essay in English (the more detail you give, the better the level will be) which illustrates your findings.  You may include any other resources such as graphs, images and statistics if they are relevant to your essay.


You must refer to the Citizenship level descriptors so you know what you must do and include in order to access the highest level.

Miss Andrew’s classes – your assignments are due Thursday 11th November

You can produce your essay using word or powerpoint.  Remember to include pictures, facts and figures and lots of information.

Also remember to check the Citizenship Level Descriptors to see what citizenship level you are working at (see attached document).

Y8 French Citizenship in MFL level descriptors

8MEL French Set 1 French Written Homework Due: Friday 7th May 2010

30 04 2010

Write an answer (at least 4 lines) for each of the following questions:

1.  Qu’est-ce que tu aimes regarder a la tele? (What do you like to watch on TV?)

2. …et ton pere/ ta mere, qu’est-ce qu’il aime regarder?

(…and your dad/ mam, what does he/she like to watch?)

3. Qu’est-ce que tu vas regarder demain?
(What are you going to watch tomorrow?)

I recommend that you download and print the ‘Les medias Learning Mat’ from this blog as it has lots of useful vocabulary and structures to help you answer each question in detail and with a greater level of accuracy.

Please complete the work in your exercise book and hand in for marking on Friday 7th.

Bonne chance!

Year 10 French Miss O’Brien/ Miss Cutts

29 04 2010

Write a brief postcard message to the rest of your class about where you have been/ what you have done over the bank holiday weekend. (100 words minimum).

Use as many past tense phrases and opinions as possible BUT do it without access to your book to test yourself on what you can do/ say from memory.

Leave your message by clicking on the link below “Leave a comment/ 1,2,3, comment(s)”. You must write your first name and either O’BR or CUT to say which class you are in. Do not write your surname!!!

Bonne chance

PS   If you can, you coudl do it in Microsoft Word and insert the accents and then paste it onto the blog (that would make your writing more accurate).  Just a thought.

8MEL Set 1 French (Miss O’Brien) Research Homework

25 04 2010

Apologies this post has been delayed- as a result you have an extension for this homework task and it is now due to be completed for Friday 30th April.

Task:  Research at least one of the following French TV shows and leave a detailed comment (but no more than 100 words) about your findings/ opinion.

We will read them out and discuss them in class on Friday.

You could comment on the similarities with English TV or the differences.  Or, you may have your own ideas for what to focus on.  It is your choice!  Have fun and good luck.

  • Nouvelle Star (equivalent of X Factor style shows)
  • Loft Story (Big Brother)
  • Le maillon faible (The weakest link)
  • Qui veut gagner des millions (Who wants to be a millionaire?)
  • A prendre ou a laisser  (Deal or no deal)

To enter your comments you simply click on the link below that says ‘leave a comment’.  Please begin your comment with your first name and form group- DO NOT TYPE YOUR SURNAME.   Do not be alarmed if your comment doesn’t immediately appear on the blog as they need to be approved by a teacher before they are displayed….but once they are approved they will be displayed.  Thank you.

Year 10 French Homework Due Monday 26th April

22 04 2010

1. Complete translations into English of the ‘useful phrases with Y’.

2. Vocuabulary test. Page 86, Section ‘Des projets de vacances’.

1st word/ phrase= aller a la peche (to go fishing) Final word/ phrase= louer (to rent).


Year 12 French (Miss O’Brien) Easter Work

5 04 2010

Plese find attached documents which you should aim to complete and hand in on Tuesday 20th April. Should the grammar sheets not give you adequate explanations then you can research the grammar points yourself on the Internet or by using your textbook/ grammar book. If you encounter major difficulties however, please do not spend your holidays getting stressed about it. Instead come and see me with the sheet on Monday 19th April and we can talk about the grammar point you are unsure of.

Click on the hypertext below:

Activit_s_de_vacances_Comp_tences[1] Adapting to 3rd person

Activit_s_de_vacances_Grammaire_[1] Agreement of past participle

Destinations_de_vacances_et_le_tourisme_Grammaire[1] Prepositions

L__quilibre_travail_vie_personnelle_Comp_tences[1]Widening vocabulary

L__quilibre_travail_vie_personnelle_Grammaire[1] Faire + infinitive

Les_attitudes_envers_les_vacances_Comp_tences[1] Forming questions

Les_attitudes_envers_les_vacances_Grammaire[1] THE PERFECT INFINITIVE