Lesson 2: Pencils at the ready

Children learn the names of common classroom items and that each item is either 'masculine' or 'feminine' so preceded by 'un' or 'une', consolidating their learning by singing a song and playing games

Learning Objectives

  • Spotting whether a noun is masculine or feminine

  • Composing a sentence to tell someone about an item in a pencil case

Lesson Plan

Masculine and feminine
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Teacher Video: Pencils at the ready

Presentation: Key Vocabulary and Pronunciation - Pencils at the ready

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Activity: Pencil case flash cards
Activity: Pairs
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Belinda Dean,  
Languages specialist
Belinda is a French and Spanish teacher as well as a trainer for Network for Languages at Bath Spa University for the last seven years, delivering courses for teachers and PGCE students, and Expert Centre co-ordinator for the Global Learning…
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