Teacher goes through with students what each letter combination sounds like. Try to ellicit examples of French words from students that they already know.
Explain starter activity, then give students random cards (there are 7 letter strings so there will be 7 groups x approx. 4 students per group)Debrief – how did the students find doing the activity? Did they find their group first go?
Discuss the pronunciation and the exceptions with this sound (ville, mille, tranquille). What other words do students know? (bouteille, habille, soleil)
fleur, coeur, deux, neuf
Same sound – treize, mais, est, merci
There are many words with an ‘ou’ sound – try to get as many as the students can think of. Pretend you are a gorilla!! Ououou!!e.g. douze,
Pour commencer…• You will be given a French sound card• Practise making your sound with the teacher• Get up and walk around the room, making the sound until you find other members of the class with the same sound• Show each other your sound – were you right?