Portraits - describing in French

This topic is all about describing people. Children learn how to verbally describe someone’s appearance, including their eye and hair colour as well as characteristics such as how happy or serious they look. The topic looks at the position of adjectives in the sentence and how the adjective must change to 'agree' with the noun that it describes (masculine, feminine, singular, plural). The topic starts with the subject of painting and the Louvre in Paris. The children develop their writing skills by completing a description of one of their friends.

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Lesson 1: Portraits - adjectival agreement in French

In this lesson, children learn how adjectives change and look at works of art from the Louvre

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Lesson 2: Simple descriptions in French

Pupils learn how to describe hair and eyes in this lesson and apply their knowledge in a fun guessing game

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Lesson 3: Describing people in French

Applying their vocabulary knowledge from the previous lesson, pupils write descriptions of other pupils’ drawings

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Lesson 4: Describing personality traits in French

Children learn to describe other pupils’ personalities, building their vocabulary by using a simple sentence structure

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Lesson 5: Writing portraits of friends in French

Using all of their skills from the topic, pupils write a written description of one of their friends

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Presentation: Key Vocabulary and Pronunciation - Portraits - describing in French

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