Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level --- N/A ---
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Some of the most basic vocabulary beginner students will need to practice is the language used in greeting people. Once students have learned the basic expressions for saying “hello”, “goodbye”, and “how are you”, they can use storyboards to reinforce this vocabulary. For this activity, have students create two short storyboard scenarios in which people greet each other in both informal and formal scenarios. After the students have created the storyboards, have them present them to the class as a means of practicing their oral language skills.
Informal French Greetings
S: Salut Jean-Luc!
J-L: Salut Sylvie. Ça va?
S: Ça va bien! Et toi?
J-L: Pas mal.
S: Ciao, Jean-Luc!
J-L: À plus tard!
Formal French Greetings
Directeur: Bonjour Madame Giraud. Je vous présente Monsieur Dubet.
Madame Giraud: Enchantée!
Monsieur Dubet: Comment allez-vous, Madame?
Mme G: Très bien, merci.
Directeur et M. D: Au revoir, Madame.
Mme G: Au revoir, messieurs.
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For this activity, create two short storyboard scenarios in which people greet each other, ask how the other is doing, and then part ways. The first row of storyboards should reflect an informal conversation between two friends or peers. The second should use formal language and depict an appropriately formal scenario. Be prepared to present your scenes to the class.
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