Vocabulary related to directions
Regions in France + regional dishes
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted them to know more about the French regions and geography, and to be able to locate things with the right prepositions.
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
They reacted very well
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handout with the map of the regions
Powerpoint presentation of the dishes
Please attach a copy.
Here is the plan I had with me in class
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, it worked really well and I think it was useful for them to know more about French regions and food.
1. Vocabulary – 5 min
– à côté de
– au-dessus de
– en dessous de
– entre = between
– à droite de
– à gauche de
→ locate 3 things in the room and make them guess (they have to ask questions using the prepositions)
Related to villes/regions
– à l’est/ouest/nord/sud de
– memorize the map
⇒ read the names of the regions
⇒ locate some famous cities (Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Nice…)
– have them think about a region and the other has to ask questions to guess
– interactive map: have them guess the regions one after the other OR have to make the other move the mouse to the right region using the prepositions (en haut, a droite…)
3. Review food vocab
– PowerPoint presentation
– Have to name the ingredients
– And locate the regions