There are five units in this module. These are outlined below.
Unit 1 – Telling someone where you live
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say where they live and give a reason why they like/don’t like living there.
Most students will be able to ask where other people live.
Some learners will have progressed further and can use the nous form and say what they live near to.
Key vocabulary: j’habite = I live; nous habitons = we live; près du / de la / de l’ / des + areas / places to live; Ou habites-tu? = Where do you live?
Key grammar: the NOUS form of ER verbs and AVOIR, notre / nos / près de + definite article
Unit 2 – Talking about someone else’s home
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to talk about someone else’s home.
Most students will be able to extend their knowledge by using the negative to say what people do not have in their homes.
Some learners will have progressed further and can confidently conjugate regular ER verbs and know AVOIR.
Key vocabulary: Où habitant-ils ? = Where do they live; Ils/elles habitent = they live; Ills/elles ont/n’ont pas de = they have/don’t have
Key grammar: full paradigm of ER verbs (use habiter) and AVOIR, prepositions
Unit 3 – Describing the rooms in your house and saying where they are
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to describe what is in a house.
Most students will be able to also say where rooms are.
Some learners will have progressed further and can use key vocabulary to show a range of extended sentences using il y a, nous avons and use of the negative.
Key vocabulary: Chez nous = at our house; il y a = there is; au rez-de-chaussée = on the ground floor; au premier étage = on the 1st floor; au deuxième étage = on the 2nd floor; nous avons… = we have + list of rooms in a house
Unit 4 – Saying what you usually/deciding what you are going to do in the evening
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say at least 3 phrases that they do in the evening.
Most students will be able to describe their entire evening routine.
Some learners will have progressed further and can use ON to describe what they do in the evening with a time.
Key vocabulary: list of phrases using subject pronoun ‘on’; Qu’est-ce qu’on fair ce soir? = What shall we do this evening?
Key grammar: use of ON with regular and irregular verbs
Unit 5 – Talking about what you have in your room
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say what is in their bedroom.
Most students will be able to say what is in their room and where it is.
Some learners will have progressed further and can say what is/isn’t in their room, where it is as well as using être confidently.
Key vocabulary: dans ma chambre = in my room; j’ai / je n’ai pas de = I have / haven’t; il y a / il n’y a pas de = there is / isn’t; sur = on; sous = under; dans = in; par terre = on the floor + list of bedroom items
Key grammar: être (all forms), prepositions
There are frequent vocabulary tests throughout this module and all students complete a common assessment at the end of the 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 “My home” in the skills of Speaking and Reading.