SMS French

The International Baccalaureate ab initio course requires you to be able to speak, write and understand material around the themes of

1.    Thème: environments urbains et ruraux
2.    Thème: individu et societé
3.    Thème: loisirs et travail

So how about taking it one small step at a time? I’ll post some questions which you can answer very briefly as though you were Tweeting or texting/SMS’ing. One a day, every week day. You can do this privately or add your reply to the comments.

I’ll tag them #SMSIB

Quizlet sets

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News in Slow French

SlowFrenchLots of free stuff on this audio site. Listen to the two presenters discuss the latest news in slow french. Vocabulary can be accessed through mouse-over. The site includes grammar and idioms as well as a beginner course in the form of a play which mixes the two languages, mostly English at the beginning and mostly French by the end!

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French numbers


Worth watching if you find French numbers difficult.

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How many French words do you know?

Knowing the 2000 most commonly used words allows you to understand 80% of ordinary written material (ie not technical or academic). Find out how many words you know at the Mes Mots website. Make sure that you know at least the most common 600 which are listed here. You can find more word lists at Wikipedia. The lists probably differ because they are compiled in different ways but there should be a great deal of overlap. Learning vocabulary in this targeted way is a good idea for rapid progress.

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À quel point sont les virus informatiques un risque ?

[Thème: Loisirs et travail, technologie]
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Est-ce que les ordinateurs nous gagne du temps ou sont-ils plutôt la cause de nous faire perdre plus de temps? Explique.

[Thème: Loisirs et travail, technologie]
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Considérez-vous sortir avec quelqu’un que vous aviez rencontré sur Internet? Pourquoi ou pourquoi pas?

[Thème: Loisirs et travail, technologie]
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Quel est ton truc préféré de la technologie numérique et pourquoi ?

[Thème: Loisirs et travail, technologie]
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Comment serait ta vie sans technologie numérique ?

Vocabulary practice

[Thème: Loisirs et travail, technologie]
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Est-il éthique de prendre ses vacances dans les pays très pauvres? Pensons à l’eau, l’emploi, la nourriture et ainsi de suite.

[Thème: Loisirs et travail, vacances]
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Comment réagiriez-vous aux nouvelles que vous aviez gagné, une croisière, tous frais payés, pour deux dans les Caraïbes à prendre en 2013?

[Thème: Loisirs et travail, vacances]
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