Dialogue directions and example:

Dialogue directions and example:
You will be working with a chosen partner to write and perform a French dialogue to the
rest of the class. You will need to do the following:
1. Write the dialogue in English and French in your composition book. Use your
previous notes or a dictionary for the words you don’t know or don’t remember.
2. The dialogue should follow this order: say hi to each other. Ask each other’s
names. Ask each other’s age, ask each other where you live or where you are
from, ask each other what you like to do, and what you don’t like to do, then say
3. Have me check all dialogues.
4. Practice the dialogue
5. Memorize the dialogue
6. Perform the dialogue for the class
7. You will get two grades for this project: one for the written part in your
composition book, and one for the oral performance. The dialogue has to be
memorized. You may use a flash card to help you (glance at).
Example of a typical dialogue (you may add anything you want that is appropriate as
long as you also follow the directions above.) If you choose to add more, you may delete
the requestioning, and just say “et toi?”
Vero: Bonjour!
Sheaffer: Salut!
Vero: Comment tu t’appelles?
Sheaffer : Je m’appelle Sheaffer, et toi ? Comment tu t’appelles ?
Vero : Je m’appelle Véronique. Quel âge tu as ?
Sheaffer : J’ai trois ans, et toi ? Quel âge tu as ?
Vero : J’ai vingt ans. Où habites-tu ?
Sheaffer : J’habite à Wichita Falls, et toi ? Où est-ce que tu habites ?
Vero : J’habite à Wichita Falls aussi. Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire ?
Sheaffer : J’aime jouer aux voitures. Et toi ? qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire ?
Vero : J’aime cuisiner et peindre. Qu’est-ce que tu n’aimes pas ?
Sheaffer : Je n’aime pas les monstres et les géants. Et toi ? qu’est-ce que tu n’aimes pas ?
Vero : Je n’aime pas la musique de campagne. Enchantée de faire ta connaissance. Au
revoir, à demain.
Sheaffer : Enchanté de faire ta connaissance aussi. À bientôt, salut !
Vero : Hello !
Sheaffer : Hello !
Vero : What is your name ?
Sheaffer: My name is Sheaffer. And you? What is your name?
Vero: My name is Veronique. How old are you?
Sheaffer: I am 3, and you? How old are you?
Vero: I’m 20. Where do you live?
Sheaffer: I live in Wichita Falls. And you? Where do you live?
Vero: I live in Wichita Falls also. What do you like to do?
Sheaffer: I like playing with cars. And you? What do you like to do?
Vero: I like cooking and painting. What do you not like?
Sheaffer: I do not like monsters and giants. And you? What do you not like?
Vero: I do not like country music. I’m happy to meet you. Goodbye, see you tomorrow.
Sheaffer: Nice to meet you too. See you soon. Goodbye!
Things to know or remember:
*Make sure you ask all the questions.
*When using two verbs (ex: I like to eat) the same thing happens as in English, the
second verb is always in the infinitive form.
* There are NO inversions in French, so be careful when you translate from English to
*In front of a city, you always need to use the preposition “à” in front of the city name.
* Always have an article (a, an, or the) in front of all nouns.
*The only NEW thing learned in this dialogue is “nice to meet you”. Everything else
we’ve done last semester. Look into your composition book to find all the other stuff you
need for this dialogue.
*Practice makes perfect! If you don’t practice enough you won’t be able to memorize
your lines. Do not wait the last minute to work on your memorization.
*If you need more of my help than we have in class, you may come for practice after
school as long as you tell me at least one day in advance.