There are five units in this module. These are outlined below.
Unit 1 – Talking about sports and saying what you do and don’t like
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say a sport they like/don’t like.
Most students will be able to use the key vocabulary to talk about a range of sports they like/don’t like.
Some learners will have progressed further and will do all of the above and correctly use the definite article as well as forming a question on sports.
Key vocabulary: j’adore = I love; j’aime = I like; je n’aime pas = I don’t like; je déteste = I hate; + list of sports
Key grammar: definite article + sports
Unit 2 – Saying what sports you do in your free time
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say one sport they do and how often.
Most students will be able to say more than one sport and can begin to recognise how to use the negative.
Some learners will have progressed further and will know when to use je joue and je fais as well as expressing what they don’t do.
Key vocabulary: Je joue au + sport = I play…; Je fais du/de la/de l’ + sport = I do …; une/deux trois fois par semaine = once/twice/three times a week
Key grammar: negatives with DE
Unit 3 – Talking about other free time activities
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to talk about at least one activity they like/don’t like doing.
Most students will be able to vary their sentences by recognising and offering a range of their key vocabulary.
Some learners will have progressed further and will recognise how to use infinitives with j’aime etc as well as saying what someone else likes/doesn’t like doing.
Key vocabulary: Est-ce que tu aimes… ? = Do you like…?; J’aime = I like; Je préfère = I prefer; Je n’aime pas = I don’t like
Key grammar: revision of negatives, infinitive verbs, 3rd person singular with aimer.
Unit 4 – Talking about what you do at the weekend
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say what they do at the weekend.
Most students will be able to say what they do as well as what someone else does.
Some learners will have progressed further and will recognise and begin to use regular/irregular verb conjugation.
Key vocabulary: J’écoute = I listen; Je regarde = I watch; Je joue = I play; Je fais = I do; Je mange = I eat; Je sors = I go out; Je dors = I sleep; Je ne fais rien = I don’t do anything
Key grammar: IR and RE verbs (singular form) + lire, sortir and aller (singular form)
Unit 5 – Talking about the weather
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say what the weather is like.
Most students will be able to describe the weather using points of the compass or a country.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to say what they do depending on what the weather is like.
Key vocabulary: Que temps fait-il? = What’s the weather like?; Il y a du/des + weather phrases; points of the compass
There are regular vocabulary tests throughout this module.
How to help your child
Please use the vocabulary on this unit under the homework on the website to support your child’s work at home. Please test your child on the related vocab, orally and/or in writing. Encourage your child to use the sound files underneath the vocab files. They should listen and repeat several times. Please encourage your child to do learning on a little and often basis as this is the most effective strategy for learning vocab. Please encourage your child to use a dictionary or online dictionary such as www.wordreference.com to check the meaning of words in their homework book and NOTE this on the text. Encourage your child not to rush their written work but to check all language carefully, using model texts and a dictionary. It is best not to leave homework until the night before it is due in, in case there are difficulties or questions the teacher could answer. Useful supporting material can be found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ and on http://www.zut.org.uk/index.html which is a free online resource available after 4pm and before 9am and weekends.
Click here for the vocabulary for this unit.
Click here for the soundfiles to support learning.
This should help students to revise for the end of half term test on “Free Time” in the skills of Listening and Writing.