Yesterday I introduced my grade 11/12 students to some French idiomatic expressions. They actually enjoyed learning about the expressions and kept asking for more. Today, I did the activity I mentioned in yesterday’s post. I had students pick a partner. They then chose an expression from an envelope and I asked them to figure out the meaning of the expression. There were expressions like “être une vraie fourmi” or “avaler des couleuvres”. The next step was for them to create a dialogue that used the expression in such a way that the other students in the class would be able to guess what the expression means.
This activity worked really well. I was happy that they were engaged and that they were coming up with dialogues on the spot.
Thank you to the authors of the book 70 activités motivantes de communication orale, Thierry Kasenti and Simon Collin for the great activity! I can’t wait to try some more from the book.
Bon week-end à tous!