French Negation with Likes and Dislikes
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level --- N/A ---
Type of Assignment Individual
As students begin their courses of beginning level French, they will learn to express likes and dislikes. This vocabulary naturally pairs with learning the adverb construction of “ne...pas”. Breathe life into your early practice exercises by allowing students to depict their opinions as they express them. For visual learners, this will help reinforce their basic vocabulary retention.
A simple T-Chart storyboard will enable students to express what “j’aime” in one column and what “je n’aime pas” in the other. Keep each row consistent by requiring that students choose a specific category for each row. Younger students may benefit from pre-selected topics (as in Template 2, refer to the top of the teacher guide) to help them organize their categories.
To practice facility with multiple verbs, require students to rotate between -er verbs such as aimer, adorer, détester, and préférer. The sample below demonstrates a use of negation with a variety of verbs in order to avoid repetition of any verb more than once.
|J'aime...||Je n'aime pas...|
|J'aime le football américain.||Je n'aime pas le tennis.|
|J'adore la glace au chocolat.||Je déteste la glace à la vanille.|
|Je ne déteste pas la chimie.||Je ne préfère pas l'anglais.|
|Je préfère la musique pop.||Je n'adore pas la musique classique.|
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For this activity, you will express your likes and dislikes in four different categories. Consider discussing your preferences for books, sports, music, classes, movies, clothing, food, animals, weather, or other topics.
For each topic, your storyboard will have two columns. In one column, you will express something that you like, accompanied by a depiction of your preference. In the opposite column, you will write a sentence naming something in the same category that you dislike. This, too, should have an accompanying illustration.
Use the verbs aimer, adorer, détester, and préférer. Make sure to avoid using any particular expression or verb more than once. You may use each verb a second time if you turn it into a negative.
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