Unit 1 Lesson 2 Greetings greetingicon.png

Revise Bonjour! and Salut! Encourage children who know a greeting in another language can also use that to greet the class.
Bonjour clip
Use the How are you? ppt to revise Ça va? Ça va bien et toi? & introduce an alternative answer – Ça va mal – by showing your thumbs down or drawing a sad face on the board.
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Invite children to move around the class, shaking hands, giving a greeting and asking each other how they are.

Ask children to practise how to say the on sound (adjacent) by holding their noses. Encourage them to look at the shape of your mouth and to look at their own in a mirror.
Ask the children if they know another word containing the on sound (Bonjour).

Listen to the song Sur le Pont d’Avignon (below) When children hear a word with the on sound, they raise a hand. Extension - try the more about sur le pont d'Avignon activity.
Sur le pont d'Avignon activity
more about sur le pont d'Avignon

IWB notebook file by Sarah Ferretti
Teach monsieur and madame.

Compare the French sound on with the sound this letter string produces in English.

Create a language portrait (adjacent).
Language Portrait activity
At the end of the session, wave goodbye and say Au revoir