Q4 Quarterly

3 Quizlet sets to get you immersed in the passé-composé but also impératif (how to give commands):

Passé composé: https://quizlet.com/_2289a3

VANDERTRAMPP verbs: https://quizlet.com/_mukmc

Imperative: https://quizlet.com/_pxkq5 Focus on understanding the difference in sound between a command given to a group vs. a command given to one individual.


Absent(e)? Lisez ça!

Please look up the following places in Paris and give a quick description of what they are:

Le Palais de l'Élysée
Le Palais Bourbon
Le Jardin du Luxembourg (et le Palais du Luxembourg)


En classe vendredi 19 mai

I am absent today. We will start Tintin at some point next week. Two assignments for today: 

1. For now, using the photocopy I gave you in class yesterday, I would like you to answer the following questions in English. 
Who is Serbian?
What was Mœbius's real name?
What do FNAC stores sell?
What was Uderzo's role in Asterix books?
What do French supermarkets have that most American supermarkets don't?

2. Continue studying IMPÉRATIF on Quizlet. 


En classe jeudi 11 mai.

Je suis absente. 😶 Mais aujourd'hui, vous allez écouter un passage audio. 

1. Open your notes in the TRAVAIL section. 
2. You will listen to a series of 15 commands en Français.
3. Number 1 through 15 on your paper and write down what they mean in English only. Please specify if you hear commands made to a single individual/informal or to a group/formal.
4. On Friday, I will select 5 out of the 15 commands and you will have a quiz based on your understanding of them. 

If you cannot get the file to play, tap DOWNLOAD. It should open in a new window on Safari/Chrome. 

5. Let's finish with commands specifically tailored for the classroom on QUIZLET. If you have the QUIZLET app, search for the following set: Classroom Commands / Les Ordres de la Prof (make sure it's a MadameVanStone set).


En classe jeudi 4 mai.

Chers étudiants et étudiantes de ma classe 2CP de l'après-midi:

1. Here is a 10-minute video to watch and whose instructions are to be followed. Please fast forward and start the video at 6:27. Go until the end.

2. Using the vocabulary below, try to complete the sentences below that: 



Today, you will have the challenging task of reading and comprehending the first three paragraphs of an article which was not designed for language learners. The sentence structure and the vocabulary used will sometimes make it difficult for you to comprehend. But remember:

1. Go with what you know first.
2. Figure out the rest using context clues.
3. When searching vocabulary online (as a last resort), use the Larousse dictionary: http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais and enter the word you are searching for in the Rechercher window: 

Write your comprehension of the article in the TRAVAIL section of your notes. 


Mercredi 26 avril en classe

Today in class, we started by watching a ShowMe video:
Students followed directions at the end of the video and entered their answers in the following Google form:


Your Q3 grade

By now, you have probably seen your Q3 fluctuate, somewhat drastically for some. The reason for this drastic change is the input of your Oral Proficiency grade, which does not belong in the same category as the rest of the quizzes you took throughout Q3. Your quizzes belong to the Evaluations category (which accounts for 10% of your quarter grade), and the Oral Proficiency, which reflects your capacity to speak, is in the Assessments category (which accounts for 60% of your grade). For some of you who performed well orally, you are seeing a good (or excellent) Q3 grade. Others (a minority in both my French 2CP classes), are disappointed. 
This discrepancy between Evaluations and Assessments is not my personal decision. If you would like to discuss this further, the best you can do is contact our school administration. 


If absent on Wednesday, March 29...

If you were absent from class on Wednesday, March 29, here is the little worksheet that students had to do -- please print it and write your LAST & First Name in the lower right corner. It is to be handed in. Merci!


Pour demain

I made the following tutorial last school year after being out sick two days in a row. My voice isn't in perfect shape, but you will understand. 
«Je me sens» means "I feel". 
Click / Tap here for the little tutorial: http://goo.gl/EctF93


Pour demain mardi 7 mars

Make sure you can navigate this conversation comfortably both in oral and written forms: 


A5 & B2: vos devoirs pour demain.

Cherchez des images de Montmartre et du Sacré Cœur à Paris. Pourquoi est-ce que Montmartre est un quartier artistique, même aujourd'hui? (cherchez vos infos sur internet).
Si vous alliez à Paris, est-ce que vous visiteriez Montmartre? Pourquoi, pourquoi pas?
Écrivez vos réponses dans vos notes (section TRAVAIL). 


Devoirs pour demain mardi 28 février

B3: Here is the HW for tomorrow.
Find the following in the text: 

  • a heart attack
  • slowly
  • she started
  • did not respond
  • came back from
  • shouted
  • don't come back



Click on the following document and follow directions carefully. Hint: the past tense in French is made up of more than one word


Cloud of infinitives + Quizlet

Here is the cloud of infinitives you will want to know very well.
Here is the Quizlet to master: https://quizlet.com/_2ygf68
And the Quizlet worth spending a few minutes on: https://quizlet.com/_2uj317


Vocabulaire pour mercredi

Classe B3, we won't see each other until Wednesday. Here is the vocabulary you have to copy in the vocabulaire section of your notes (use a new page). Please look it up and write the English equivalents:

S´endormir =  
Perdre =
Perdre le sommeil =  
Etre perdu =
Un mois =  
Une semaine =  
Un jour =
Attendre =  
Je t´attends =  
Attends-moi! =

Plus fort (fort has at least two meanings in French, please write them both) =


Jeudi 12 janvier en classe

Mesdemoiselles et Messieurs, je suis absente aujourd'hui. 

Premièrement, travaillez avec un partenaire (ou en solo) pour faire ça: 

Deuxièmement, here is a gratuitous collage of Marie Mai to put a smile on your face. 

Troisièmement, étudiez les questions avec QU'EST-CE QUE... / OÙ EST-CE QUE... / QUAND EST-CE QUE... sur Quizlet. Set a timer for 20 minutes and commit them to memory. 


Qu'est-ce que...?

On the latest QUIZLET set Qu'est-ce que...?, I need you to practice "Learn" & "Spell" more than anything else.  Please practice pronouncing the questions with Mme. Van Stone's voice from Quizlet.