Lesson 4: What my French family likes

Understanding and expressing simple opinions, saying what I, and others in my family, like or don’t like, using plural nouns with the definite article.

Learning objective

  • To be able to understand and express simple opinions

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

National curriculum links:

  • Speak with fluency and spontaneity
  • Express opinions and respond to those of others


KS2 Framework:

  • Understand and express simple opinions (O5.2)
  • Remember, retain and recall words and phrases (O5.4)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

As you take the register, get the children to give their opinions and report on the previous person, for example:

Annie says, J’aime les pommes – I like apples

Bertie says, Annie aime les pommes et moi, j’aime les carrottes

Charlie says, Bertie aime les carottes et moi, je n’aime pas les bananes


In maths, ask the children to devise a class survey about (French) food and think about how they can present their findings in an appropriate format.

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
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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