Welcome to French at KES!
We hope very much that you will find the French course stimulating and rewarding. In order to get you started during the long summer holiday, we have indicated a number of activities that we feel will help you keep your French up to date and prepare you for the A-Level course.
1. Complete these revision activities. The best way to keep your French in tip top shape and to get a flavour of what's to come, is to do these activities. They link IGCSE to A-level and correspond to the A-level topics:
2. Watch a French film. Subscribe to Netflix or Amazon Prime, or pop into the languages office and borrow a film before the end of term, (remember to sign this out in the book). Then write a short review of this in French. You will be asked to present this to the French assistant, so consider how you wish to do this; you could create a short power point, show the trailer and then describe it or simply stand up and talk about it in French.
The following films have proved very popular. Just click on the titles to watch the trailers. There are of course, many more that you could watch.
Intouchables; 'The Untouchables' tells the true story of a quadriplegic aristocrat whose world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humoured ex-con as his caretaker.
Le fabuleux déstin d'Amélie Poulain: Amélie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.
La Môme (la vie en rose);The life story of singer Edith Piaf.
La Haine :After local youth Abdel is beaten unconscious by police, a riot ensues on his estate during which a policeman loses his gun. The gun is found by Vinz who threatens he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.
Les Indigènes (Days of Glory):During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
2. Read 1jour1actu and use thisislanguage.com to make sure that you feel confident with the grammar that you tackled for your IGCSE examination. You could work through a number of exercises, practise learning the irregular verbs and keep working on your vocabulary in readiness for September.
There are lots of additional activities that you could do if you wished.
Below are suggestions only:
· You could read the Penguin edition of short stories (parallel edition) which can be bought via Amazon and there is a kindle version.
· You could take a look at the French page of the website and look at the student resources page. Look at the Lower 6 course and start familiarising yourself with some of the topics.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the course!
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