Key vocabulary learning skills
__Vocabulary learning skills: __
- To try and reduce the number you need to learn, try to use all the tricks you can e.g.
a. “ha ha it sounds like” – Laine = wool = a sheep called Len. (If it makes you laugh it is more likely to work. Our brains are funny like that!)
b. “ooh it reminds me of” – pantalon = a bit like pantaloons = those funny old fashioned trousers in your history books.
At home, do it little and often - lots of breaks because it is boring!
No background noise/music. (Music is good for concentration for most other HW but bad for memorisation HW – it just is. Sorry!)
Learn the meanings first.
Cover up the English
Test yourself: Look – cover – say (the English) – check
Test yourself again: Look – cover – say – check (just ones you got wrong)
When you have 100% correct, move on
- Now learn the spellings.
Cover up the French
Test yourself: Look – cover – write (the French) – check
Look – cover – write – check (just the ones you got wrong)
When you have 100% correct, have a biscuit!
Customs and festivals
CUSTOMS AND FESTIVALS
cadeau le - present
église l’ (f) - church
fête la - festival, celebration, party
fête des mères la - Mother’s Day
fête des rois la - Twelfth Night/Epiphany
fête du travail la - May Day
fêter - to celebrate
feux d’artifice les (m) - fireworks
Jour de l’An le - New Year’s Day
juif/juive - Jewish
mosquée la - Mosque
musulman - Muslim
Pâques - Easter
poisson d’avril - April Fools’ Day, April Fool!
religieux/religieuse - religious
Saint-Sylvestre la - New Year’s Eve
Saint Valentin la - St. Valentine’s Day
Toussaint la - All Saints’ Day
veille de Noël la - Christmas Eve
- What is la mosquée in English?
- What is Jewish in French?
- What is 'la Jour de l'An' in English?
- New Year's Day