Dossier Projet #7: Un magasin

On achète!

You're going to go clothes shopping in France.

You have a few choices: you can go to a small boutique, or a larger store.

You must buy clothes for the following occasions:

Dossier Project #6: La Cuisine

Imagine that you are staying in a rented house or apartment in France for a week, and you have to do food shopping. You will go online to a French grocery store (Auchan or Monoprix) to find food products that interest you. You won't actually buy anything. You will select the products you need to purchase, then assemble the photos to make a presentation that displays your selections.

To save some money, you plan to cook your own meals at the place you are staying. You have a microwave (micro-ondes), but not an oven (four).

     un hypermarché en France 

                                                                  un petit supermarché 


  • Select items from different parts of the store.  
  •  You need to get:  
    • breakfast items  
    • lunch items 
    • dinner items  (to cook, or pre-made items from the surgelés or traiteur areas) 
    • some fruit
    • some vegetables 
    • beverages ?  (coffee/tea/juice/water) 
    • desserts ? 
    • anything else you'd like 
  • Assemble all your food images into a word document or PowerPoint-style presentation that represents your "shopping cart" (chariot) or basket (panier)
  • Organize each page or slide to represent one category (boissons, petit déjeuner, etc.) 
  • Explain what you will make with the food items to show you have enough food for the full week.  
  • Put the price of each item and the quantity you are getting.  
  • If you want to buy organic items, click on the bio heading. 
  • When you have all your pages assembled: 
    • Calculate the total cost (in euros)
    • Indicate your method of payment 
      • carte de crédit   (credit card)
      • carte bancaire   (debit card)    
      • en espèces  (cash) 

Voilà les supermarchés en France:

Many of these supermarchés offer online shopping (les courses en ligne) with services for home delivery (livraison à domicile) or in-store pickup (drive).

Start shopping!   

Auchan:   site-web pour les courses en ligne
Monoprix:  site-web officiel pour les courses en ligne


Once Max: Archéologie

La France a une grande histoire, et l'archéologie est très importante pour préserver les sites historiques. Voilà quelques ressources pour trouver des articles et étudier les sites historiques et l'archéologie en France.

Site officiel: Archéologie en France

Sites / Musées d'archéologie en France

Oncle Max: Vaison la Romaine

Voulez-vous voyager en car comme le club des cinq? Voilà le site-web des Cars Lieutaud, une entreprise à Avignon qui organise des excursions en Provence. Ils organisent aussi des excurions à vélo, à pied, en train touristique, ou dans une vieille voiture française.

Cars Lieutaud (Avignon)

Cars Lieutaud offre des excursions en 2CV: une deux chevaux.....la voiture classique de Citroën. 


Dossier Projet #5: Un Questionnaire

This is a variation on the game "20 questions". You will make up questions to find out about another person. Look at the verbs, questions and activities in your book to get ideas. You can use the same verb more than once, but no more than 5 times. Follow the directions below to make your questions fit the requirements. Think creatively!  
  • Use the verbs in your book to start (être, avoir, -ER verbs). 
  • You can use intonation, est-ce que or inversion, but remember you must use est-ce que or inversion with a question word (où, quand, qui, pourquoi, comment, que). 
  • Use the "vous" form. 
  • Your question can satisfy more than one requirement: 
    • inversion, où 
    • est-ce que, quand 
    • intonation, personnalité
  • 5 questions:  intonation  (oui/non; yes or no questions) 
  • 5 questions:  inversion   (oui/non) 
  • 3 questions:  inversion  (question words) 
  • 3 questions:  est-ce que  (oui/non) 
  • 4 questions:  est-ce que  (question words) 
  • 3 questions:  où  
  • 3 questions:  quand
  • 3 questions:  que
  • 2 questions:  pourquoi 
  • 4 questions:  aimer  (aimer + infinitive, aimer + noun) 
  • 4 questions:  personnalité  (nationalité, profession, description physique, adjectifs) 

Look through your book to get sample ideas. You can order your questions any way you want. 


Dossier projet #4: Ma Famille

You will put together pictures of your family to talk about them. You can select however many people you want to describe. You can use a larger family photo, but it will work best to use several photographs that show people individually or a few people at a time.

  • You can make an electronic file with electronic photos, or make a paper booklet if you have real photographs or want to make a paper copy. 
  • You will share your project during class with a partner. 
  • If you have a group picture, use à gauche à droite or au centre to distinguish family members within the picture 
    • Here are 3 variations: 
      • C'est ma mère à gauche,... 
      • Ma mère est à gauche,... 
      • A gauche, c'est ma mère,...     
  • Use adjectives to describe your family members. Use the vocabulary words you know (professions, physical & personality descriptions) before you head for a dictionary.  
  • Use simple sentences, you're practicing to speak orally so you can speak casually (and confidently) about your family. 

Dossier Projet #3: Une affiche (A Poster)

Make a poster (une affiche) for a real or an imaginary event. It can be an event you have done before, something you attended or plan to attend, or something you'd like to see. Think of a concert, a film showing, a sports event, a show, a dance, a festival.

  • Put the date, time, cost and location of the event. 
  • Put a phone number (real or imaginary) as contact for someone to get more information.
  • Spell out the full word for the month.   (i.e. "janvier", not "janv.")
  • Use the 24-hour system if your event is in the afternoon or evening. 
  • If your event is free, you can put "Gratuit" or "Entrée libre". 
  • If this is an annual event, remember to put your ordinal number (#e) to indicate this year.    
  • You can include art images if you want to make your poster more realistic. 

For a range of dates, follow this example:    du 21 au 27 juin
For a range of times, follow this example:   de 15h à 18h

Voilà des exemples: