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French

Our French curriculum by year group is outlined below. 

For 2020-2021, Years 4-6 cover the Year 4 units. This will be reviewed in July 2021. Year 3 will be covering Year 3 units. 

Year 3

Autumn term 1 Autumn term 2 Spring term 1 Spring term 2 Summer term 1 Summer term 2

Moi (All about me)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Appreciate songs in the language.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.

Core language

Bonjour! Hello!

Salut! Hi!/Bye!

Ça va? How are you?

Ça va bien/mal. I’m fine/not very well.

Et toi? And you?

Au revoir! Goodbye!

Monsieur/Madame Mr/Mrs, Sir/Miss (to teacher)

oui, non yes, no

Je m’appelle ... My name is ...

Comment tu t’appelles? What’s your name?

voici ... here is ...

1–10: un, deux, trois, quatre, 1–10: one, two, three, four,

cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, five, six, seven, eight, nine, dix ten 

J’ai ... I have ...

Quel âge as-tu? How old are you?

J’ai sept/huit ans. I’m seven/eight years old.

Jeux et chansons (Games and songs)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Appreciate songs in the language.

Express opinions and respond to those of others.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.

Core language

11–20: onze, douze,

treize, quatorze, quinze,

seize, dix-sept,

dix-huit, dix-neuf, vingt

Combien de ...?

Je préfère ...

J’ai …

11-20: eleven, twelve,

thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,

sixteen, seventeen,

eighteen, nineteen, twenty

How many …?

I prefer …

I have …

 On fait la fete (Celebrations)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Appreciate songs in the language.

Ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.

Core language

 (très) bien (very) well/good

Je joue bien au football. I’m good at playing football.

Je nage bien. I’m a good swimmer.

Je nage. I swim/I’m swimming.

Je danse. I dance/I’m dancing.

Je chante. I sing/I’m singing.

Je lis. I read/I’m reading.

Bravo! Well done!

Super! Chouette! Super! Cool!

Fantastique! Fantastic!

Je suis/Tu es un génie/ I’m/You’re a genius!

génial(e)!

Joyeux anniversaire! Happy birthday!

Les mois: (en) janvier, février, The months: (in) January,

mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, February, March, April,

août, septembre, octobre, May, June, July, August,

novembre, décembre September, October,

November, December

Je peux .../Je peux ...? I can .../Can I ...?

s’il te plaît please (informal singular)

Portraits (Portraits)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Appreciate songs in the language.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.

 Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including key features and patterns of the language.

Core language

rouge red

rose pink

jaune yellow

bleu(e) blue

vert(e) green

noir(e) black

blanc(he) white

violet(te) purple

(Add -s to all the above if plural)

marron (invariable) brown

orange (invariable) orange

J’ai ... I have ...

un nez a nose

une bouche a mouth

des yeux the eyes

un bras an arm

une jambe a leg

Il/Elle a ... He/She has ...

... le nez bleu. ... a blue nose.

... la bouche bleue. ... a blue mouth.

... les yeux/cheveux bleus. ... blue eyes/hair.

Il/Elle est grand(e)/petit(e). He/She is big/small.

 Les Quatre Amis (The Four Friends)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

Describe things and actions orally and in writing.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including feminine and masculine forms.

Core language

le cheval the horse

le mouton the sheep

le lapin the rabbit

la souris the mouse

Il galope. He/It gallops.

Elle court. She/It runs.

Il/Elle est ... He/She/It is ...gris(e) grey

Non, le lapin ne galope No, the rabbit doesn’t

pas, etc. gallop, etc.

 Ca Pousse (Growing Things)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

 Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Appreciate songs in the language.

Ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including feminine and masculine forms.

Core language

Tu aimes ...? Do you like ...?

J’aime ... I like ...

Je n’aime pas ... I don’t like ...

beaucoup a lot

Je voudrais ... I would like ...

s’il vous plaît please (formal or plural)

Vous désirez? What would you like?

(formal or plural)

Voilà. There you are.

Merci. Thank you.

Au revoir. Goodbye.

Dans mon panier In my basket

il y a there is/there are

Year 4

Autumn term 1 Autumn term 2 Spring term 1 Spring term 2 Summer term 1 Summer term 2

On y va! (All aboard!)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Core language

Je vais à l’école. I go/I’m going to school.

à pied on foot

en voiture by car

en vélo by bike

en bus by bus

en train by train

Où vas-tu? Where are you going?

Je vais ... I’m going ...

en Belgique to Belgium

en France to France

Il fait chaud. It’s hot.

Il fait froid. It’s cold.

Il fait beau. It’s fine weather.

Il fait mauvais. It’s bad weather.

Il fait du soleil. It’s sunny.

Il fait du vent. It’s windy.

Il pleut. It’s raining.

lundi, mardi, Monday, Tuesday,

mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,

samedi, dimanche Saturday, Sunday

et and

Vive le Sport (Our Sporting Lives)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language, and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

 Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

 Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied.

 Present ideas and information orally.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Core language

Qu’est-ce que tu fais What are you doing/do you

(lundi)? do (on Monday(s))?

Je joue au tennis/basket. I play tennis/basketball.

Je joue au cricket. I play cricket.

Je fais du vélo. I ride my bike/go cycling.

Je fais du skate. I go skateboarding.

Je fais de la danse/natation. I dance/swim.

zéro zero

boire to drink

manger to eat

le jus d’orange orange juice

le yaourt yogurt

le poisson fish

une pomme an apple

les carottes (f. pl.) carrots

le chocolat chocolate

le coca cola

les pommes frites (f. pl.) chips

les bonbons (m. pl.) sweets

Oui, c’est bon pour la santé. Yes, it’s good for your health.

Non, c’est mauvais pour No, it’s bad for your

L’argent de Poche (Pocket Money)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language, and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions, and express opinions and respond to those of others.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Core language

J’adore ... I love ...

Je déteste ... I hate ...

ça that

21–30: vingt et un, 21–30: twenty-one,

vingt-deux, vingt-trois, twenty-two, twenty-three,

vingt-quatre, vingt-cinq, twenty-four, twenty-five,

vingt-six, vingt-sept, twenty-six, twenty-seven,

vingt-huit, vingt-neuf, twenty-eight, twenty-nine,

trente thirty

C’est combien? How much is it?

un euro one euro

C’est super/magnifique/ It’s great/magnificent/

fantastique. fantastic.

J’ai I have

Je n’ai pas de ... I don’t have ...

la santé. health.

La Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes.

 Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in French.

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words.

Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Present ideas and information orally.

Core language

Où habites-tu? Where do you live?

J’habite dans ... I live in ...

je suis I am

petit(e) small

grand(e) big

lent(e) slow

rapide fast

fort(e) strong

faible weak

féroce fierce

timide shy

Quelle heure est-il? What time is it?

une heure, deux heures, one o’clock, two o’clock,

trois heures, quatre heures, three o‘clock, four o‘clock

cinq heures, six heures, five o‘clock, six o‘clock

sept heures, huit heures, seven o‘clock, eight o‘clock

neuf heures, dix heures nine o‘clock, ten o‘clock

Il est midi. It’s midday.

Il est minuit. It’s midnight.

Raconte-Moi une histoire! (Tell me a story)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language, and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

 Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine and masculine forms.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Core language

Regardez. Look.

Répétez. Repeat.

Écoutez. Listen.

40–90: quarante, cinquante, 40–90: forty, fifty,

soixante, soixante-dix, sixty, seventy,

quatre-vingts, eighty,

quatre-vingt-dix, cent ninety, a hundred

Il/Elle est ... He/She is ...

grand(e) big

petit(e) small

vrai, faux true, false

 Quel temps fait-il (What’s the weather like?)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language, and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

 Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions.

Core language

Il neige. It’s snowing.

Il gèle. It’s freezing/icy

Quand ..., il te faut When ..., you need ...

Il fait ... degrés it’s ... degrees

... moins. minus

lundi, le 5 juin, etc. Monday 5th June, etc.

le 5 juin, etc. the 5th June, etc.

Year 5

Autumn term 1 Autumn term 2 Spring term 1 Spring term 2 Summer term 1 Summer term 2

Bonne appetit, bonne sante (Healthy eating)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

 Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

 Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine and masculine forms and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

Dans le sac, il y a ... In the bag, there is ...

et and

aussi also

mais but

Il est bon/mauvais. It is good/bad. (m.)

Elle est bonne/mauvaise It is good/bad

pour la santé. for your health. (f.)

Ils sont bons/mauvais. They are good/bad. (m. pl.)

Elles sont bonnes/ They are good/bad. (f. pl.)

mauvaises.

Scene de plage (Beach scene)

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine and masculine forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

(Le chien) regarde (le chat). (The dog) is watching/

looking at (the cat).

(Le bateau) glisse sur (The boat) is gliding

la mer. over the sea.

(La petite fille) dort. (The little girl) is sleeping.

(La dame) brosse (The lady) is brushing

(les cheveux de la (the little girl’s hair).

petite fille).

Les gens marchent, The people are walking,

parlent et jouent. talking and playing.

C’est ... It is .../It’s ...

Ce n’est pas ... It isn’t ...

Je suis le musicien (I am the music man)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Ask and answer questions.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

Tu joues ...? Do you play ...?

Je joue du saxophone/ I play the saxophone/

piano/violon. piano/violin.

Je joue de la guitare/ I play the guitar/clarinet/

clarinette/batterie. drums.

Je ne joue pas de/d’ I don’t play

Il/elle joue He/she plays

C’est génial! It’s brilliant!

C’est nul! It’s rubbish!

Le retour du printemps (The return of Spring)

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

 Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

 Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

 Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine and masculine forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

au printemps in the spring

en été/automne/hiver in the summer/autumn/

winter

clair bright, light

sombre dark

heureux happy

triste sad

Viens/Reste (chez moi). Come/Stay (with me).

(informal singular)

Les couleurs sont ... The colours are ...

la fille the girl

trop too

très very

En route pour l’ecole (On the way to school)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; seek clarification and help.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation.

Core language

Quand je vais à l’école, ... When I go to school, ...

Je passe devant ... I pass in front of ...

Je traverse la rue I cross the road

Je tourne I turn

Je vais … I go

cinq minutes plus tard five minutes later

finalement finally

vrai, faux true, false

il est une heure et demie, it’s half past one,

deux heures et demie, etc. half past two, etc.

Je vais à l’école à huit I go to school at

heures et demie. half past eight.

à droite to/on the right

à gauche to/on the left

tout droit straight ahead

Je ne comprends pas. I don’t understand.

Répétez, s’il vous plaît. Repeat, please.

(formal or plural)

Les planetes (The planets)

Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine and masculine forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

la Terre the Earth

la Lune the Moon

près de near

loin de far

près du Soleil near the Sun

loin du Soleil far from the Sun

un nom (propre) a (proper) noun

un adjectif an adjective

parce que because

elle it (f.)

assez quite, fairly

très very

Year 6

Autumn term 1 Autumn term 2 Spring term 1 Spring term 2 Summer term 1 Summer term 2

Notre ecole (Our school)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.

Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine and masculine forms, key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

la salle de classe the classroom

l’entrée principale (f.) the main entrance

la cour the playground

le terrain de sport the sports field

Je cherche ... I’m looking for ...

Je cours. I run/I’m running.

Je travaille. I work/I’m working.

ici here

là there

Voici here it is

Voilà there it is

il est deux heures et quart it’s quarter past two

il est deux heures moins it’s quarter to two

le quart

il est deux heures cinq/ it’s five/ten/twenty/

dix/vingt/vingt-cinq twenty-five past two

il est deux heures moins it’s five/ten/twenty/

cinq/dix/vingt/vingt-cinq twenty-five to two

le déjeuner lunch(time)

le professeur the teacher (general term)

le maître, la maîtresse primary school teacher

Il/Elle a ... He/She has .

Ici et la (Out and about)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

 Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine, masculine and neuter forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

soixante-et-onze, soixante-douze, 71–79

soixante-treize, etc.,

soixante-dix-neuf

quatre-vingt-un, quatre-vingt-deux, 81–89

quatre-vingt-trois, etc.,

quatre-vingt-neuf

quatre-vingt-onze, quatre-vingt-douze, 91–99

quatre-vingt-treize, etc.,

quatre-vingt-dix-neuf

un homme a man

une femme a woman

Qu’est-ce que tu aimes/ What do you like/hate?

détestes?

Tu veux jouer au rugby/ Do you want to play rugby/

netball/ping-pong? netball/table tennis?

Oui, je veux jouer. Yes, I want to play.

Non, je ne veux pas jouer. No, I don’t want to play.

Notre Monde (The  world around us)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.

Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

*l’Europe (f.) Europe

*l’Afrique (f.) Africa

Où est ...? Where is ...?

des ... some ... (indefinite plural)

le matin the morning

l’après-midi (m. or f.) the afternoon

Monter un cafe (Setting up a cafe)

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

 Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine, masculine and neuter forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

une limonade a lemonade

une eau minérale a mineral water

un jus d’orange an orange juice

un verre de coca a glass of cola

un chocolat chaud a hot chocolate

un café a (black) coffee

un café au lait a coffee with milk

une tasse de thé a cup of tea

un paquet de chips a packet of crisps

une portion de frites a portion of chips

une glace au chocolat a chocolate ice cream

une glace à la fraise/ a strawberry/vanilla

à la vanille ice cream

Vous désirez? What would you like?

C’est combien? How much is it?

Bon appétit! Enjoy your meal/food!

e passe et le present (Then and now)

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

Broaden vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

*un supermarché a supermarket

*une boulangerie a baker’s (shop)

*une boucherie a butcher’s (shop)

*une épicerie a grocer’s (shop)

*une pâtisserie a cake shop

Il y avait ... There was/were ...

maintenant now

Qu’est-ce que c’est? What is it?

Il/Elle porte ... He/She is wearing ...

Il/Elle s’appelle ... His/Her name is ...

Quoi de neuf? (What’s in the news?)

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

Broaden vocabulary and develop ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including the use of a dictionary.

Describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing.

 Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine, masculine and neuter forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Core language

la météo the weather forecast

la mode fashion (fashion pages of a

magazine)

la cuisine cookery (cookery pages of

a magazine)

C’est beau. It’s beautiful.

C’est intéressant. It’s interesting.

C’est ennuyeux. It’s boring.

C’est dégueulasse. It’s disgusting.

C’est trop long. It’s too long.

car as, since, because

à mon/son avis in my/his/her opinion