Aujourd’hui: C’est le…………… octobre
LES COULEURS
WALT: to learn the colours
WILF: Be able to say colours in French
(Level 1a)
Be able to use colours as adjectives with pets
(Level 2a)
COPY THE WORDS FOR COLOURS IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH INTO YOUR BOOK
blanc
violet
vert
jaune
noir
rouge
rose
brun / marron
bleu
orange
gris
ADJECTIVES (A describing word)
• COLOURS ARE ADJECTIVES AND ARE
WRITTEN AFTER THE NOUN (THE
PERSON, PLACE OR THING)
• Example: UN CHIEN MARRON
“MARRON” COMES AFTER “CHIEN”
SO IN FRENCH, YOU ARE ACTUALLY
SAYING “A DOG BROWN”.
LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES AND COPY THEM INTO
YOUR BOOK IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH….
THE FIRST ONE HAS BEEN DONE IN ENGLISH TO HELP YOU. YOU
CAN WORK OUT THE REST ON YOUR OWN!
J’ai ... (I have...)
un chien blanc =
a white dog
J’ai ...
un chat noir
J’ai ...
un chien marron
J’ai ...
un chat gris
J’ai ...
un poisson orange
J’ai ...
un lapin blanc
J’ai ...
un lapin gris
J’ai ...
un cheval marron
J’ai ...
un oiseau vert
Did you notice anything different about the French word for “a” with pets from
last lesson? Some of you may already have read this already.
Un chat
= A cat
Une souris
= A mouse
That’s right, one says “un”, the other says “une”.
They both mean “a” so why are they
different?
In French all nouns (person, place or things) are known as either Masculine or Feminine.
Read the next slide carefully as it will explain
more
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READ THIS SLIDE VERY CAREFULLY
Every NOUN in French is either Masculine or
Feminine
A noun is a person, place or thing. Any word that you can put the word “a” or “the” in
front.
In French, the words for “a” and “the” are different, depending on if the
word is masculine or feminine.
ENGLISH
MASCULINE
FEMININE
A
UN
UNE
THE
LE
LA
REMEMBER: It is the “word” itself which is either masculine or feminine. You
might own a female cat, but the word for “cat” in French will always be
masculine.
How do you know if a word is masculine or feminine? You have to learn
them!!
When you learn a new noun in French, you will always learn it with the extra
words “UN”, “UNE”, “LE” or “LA”. Just like you did with the words for pets.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW IF THE NOUN IS MASCULINE OR FEMININE.
IF THE NOUN IS FEMININE, IT HAS AN EFFECT ON THE ADJECTIVE.
LOOK…
UNE SOURIS GRISE
BECAUSE THE WORD FOR MOUSE IN
FRENCH IS “FEMININE”, YOU MUST ADD
AN “E” TO THE ADJECTIVE
THERE ARE SOME OTHER RULES TO
BE AWARE OF…
IF THE COLOUR ALREADY ENDS IN
AN “E” YOU DO NOT NEED TO ADD
ANOTHER.
THERE ARE ALSO SOME COLOURS
WHICH ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT
WITH “FEMININE” NOUNS. THE TABLE
ON THE NEXT SLIDE WILL HELP YOU.
MASCULINE
NOIR
BLEU
VERT
GRIS
BRUN
ROUGE
JAUNE
ORANGE
ROSE
VIOLET
BLANC
MARRON
FEMININE
NOIRE
BLEUE
VERTE
GRISE
BRUNE
ROUGE
JAUNE
ORANGE
ROSE
VIOLETTE
BLANCHE
MARRON
EXTRA “E”
ALREADY
HAS AN “E”
EXTRA
LETTERS
AND AN “E”
NO “E”
SOME MORE EXAMPLES..
UNE ARAIGNÉE VERTE
UNE SOURIS VIOLETTE
SOME ANIMALS CAN BE MORE THAN ONE COLOUR. HERE IS WHAT
YOU DO IN FRENCH…
UN SERPENT NOIR, ROUGE, JAUNE ET VIOLET
EXERCISE 1. COPY EACH PHRASE INTO YOUR BOOK BY COMPLETING IT
WITH THE CORRECT COLOUR. THINK ABOUT IF THE COLOUR NEEDS AN
EXTRA “E” OR NOT.
un chat.....
un cochon d’Inde.....
une souris.....
un oiseau.....
un serpent.....
un cheval.....
un chien.....
un oiseau.....
un poisson..... et.....
un lapin.....
un oiseau...............
une tortue......
EXERCISE 2: MAKE YOUR OWN POWERPOINT PRESENTATION TO
DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED TODAY. FIND PICTURES
OF PETS ON GOOGLE AND WRITE A DESCRIPTION IN FRENCH. AIM
FOR 5 SENTENCES CORRECT FOR A LEVEL 2A.
LOOK AT THIS EXAMPLE….
J’AI UN POISSON BLANC ET ORANGE