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Sample pages Polly Glot va en France / en Belgique


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Written by Suzi Bewell, well known and highly respected languages teacher and trainer. Suzi has an indefatigable passion for the French language and has always been more than a tad disappointed not to see more real French culture in text books and learner resources. Having bemoaned this situation for many years, she has decided to shut up and take action!

These are the first 2 books from the series of 12 featuring Polly Glot's adventures in the francophone world. This book sees Polly the curious multilingual parrot travel to France and Belgium and discover more about the people and culture. Polly visits the Paris, Nice, and many theme parks and also the Carnaval in Binche, she sees all the sights of Brissels including the BD musuem and the famous Mannekin Pis and all his many costumes! Polly also gets carried away eating lots of chocolate in Bruges!

The book is aimed at upper KS2 pupils but would also be suitable for older learners as an aide-mémoire or simply for independent reading for pleasure.

The books include many hyperlinks to songs and additional cultural information which can be expoloited in class via the IWB or at home should you wish to share the book with your learners. The book can also be printed out and is attractively presented in full colour with QR codes which allow both the teacher and the learner to access French native speaker sound files.

Whatsmore, there are 2 quizzes via Quizlet and Kahoot which allow the teacher to review the learning in a fun and interactive light touch way. There is also a final page of useful links where you can find more information about France / Belgium and the French / franco-belge culture.

We hope you and your learners enjoy these books! More books coming soon featuring Switzerland and the wider French speaking world including Canada, Guyane, Martinique, Réuinion and more.
Suzi and Polly x

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Sample pages Polly Glot va en France / en Belgique

  1. 1. Les aventures de Polly Glot dans le monde francophone Polly Glot va en France Suzi Bewell avec Noémie Burrato
  2. 2. “Quelle heure est-il en France? C’est bizarre! Il est une heure de plus!” Il est midi en Angleterre. Il est une heure en France. 5
  3. 3. Polly a découvert aussi que l’hymne national de la France n’est pas “God Save The Queen” comme en Angleterre. L’hymne national français s’appelle La Marseillaise. On écoute souvent La Marseillaise pendant de grands événements sportifs comme la coupe d’Europe de foot. Aux armes, citoyens 15
  4. 4. “J’aime le sport...mais je suis aussi une grande gourmande!” “Vous savez qu’il existe plus de mille variétés différentes de fromages en France!” La France, c’est le pays du fromage! 17Miam miam! Moi, j’adore le fromage français!
  5. 5. Les aventures de Polly Glot dans le monde francophone Polly Glot va en Belgique Suzi Bewell avec Noémie Burrato
  6. 6. “D’abord, j’ai visité la célèbre statue en bronze du Mannekin Pis à Bruxelles. C’est un petit garçon nu qui fait pipi!” La statue est le symbole de l'indépendance d'esprit des Bruxellois. Ce qui est amusant, c’est qu’à Noël, il se déguise en Papa Noël! Le Mannekin Pis a plus de huit cents costumes!
  7. 7. Polly aime aussi faire la fête. Tous les ans elle va au Carnaval de Binche. Pour Mardi Gras il y a des milliers de Gilles* dans les rues. Moi aussi, j’adore me déguiser comme le Mannekin Pis. *
  8. 8. Tous les ans, en août, il y a une fête très amusante à Dinant en Belgique: la Régate Internationale de baignoires. Tout le monde fabrique des bateaux avec des baignoires! En plus, il y a un grand prix de dix mille euros!