Lesson 1: Les instruments

Children learn to ask and respond to the question “Tu joues d’un instrument?” and learn the names and sounds of musical instruments

Learning Objectives

  • Talking about whether a musical instrument is played

  • Talking about preferences for different types of music

  • Picking out certain words when listening to spoken French

  • Working out what new words mean by looking for cognates

Lesson Plan

Talking about playing musical instruments in French
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Teacher Video: Les instruments


Video Clip Answers
Instruments Match-up
Instrument Sounds
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Created by:
Simone Haughey,  
Languages specialist
Previously a generalist Primary teacher for 12 years, Simone now specialises in Languages. She is MFL Consultant and Languages Teacher at Robin Hood Primary. Her work with Mandarin Chinese led to the IoE Confucius Institute for Schools awarding her school with Confucius…
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