This is a story based lesson teaching vegetable vocabulary, expressions used to buy food, and market culture.
The lesson begins by stating that you are hungry and going to buy some food. Show a series of picture and ask if the stores are in America or France. Students should correctly guess that the first pictures are of American grocery stores. They should be tricked when you show them a farmer's market in America. This then transitions to taking a look at French markets.
Begin your story at the French supermarket. Introduce the merchant and point out that you are the client. The slides teach a market conversation step by step and introducing new vocabulary. Have students repeat the sentences out loud. Break the class into groups to alternate saying the lines out loud.
Additional vocabulary is learned by displaying a picture of the food item on the slide. Periodically a slide has pictures of the recently learned vegetable vocabulary. This allows you to play a mini game and also check for comprehension. Ask students "is this ___?" and mislabel the item. Try again until you label correctly. After students are more familiar with the vocabulary you can ask students "what is it?" and they should respond with the correct name.
An interpersonal conversation activity follows (printable worksheets) where students play the role of the merchant and client. The client needs to ask the merchant how much the items cost and then follow the conversation outline to state how much of that item they would like to purchase. *More detailed instructions are included on the document*
The lesson concludes with a series of pictures I took in France. This gives students insight into the various markets in France and shows them key products such as the "panier" and "chariot."