Lesson 4: Shopping in French - how much?

Asking and answering questions used when shopping, pupils learn phrases such as ‘some’ and ‘I would like’

Learning objective

  • To be able to use vocabulary to describe a quantity of different food nouns

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Communicating for practical purposes
  • Broaden vocabulary and develop ability to understand new words
  • Write phrases from memory


KS2 Framework:

  • Use a bilingual dictionary to source and check new words (L5.3)
  • Manipulate language by changing an element in a sentence (KAL)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Write up Monsieur Mangetout’s new menu. This can be written, illustrated and displayed on paper plates. (There are lots of examples of French cursive script online to make it more authentic looking.)
  • Use the fruit market image as a maths starter or set up your own food stall/role play area for ordering French food.

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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