This listening activity can be used at many different ability levels. It also encourages students to get up and move around, ideal for a middle school setting.
The teacher chooses the thematic vocabulary which will be the focus of that day's verbal commands. Using the imperative verb form, the teacher instructs students to move to/touch/find/go to certain objects or people in the classroom. For younger students, one or two short commands would suffice. As students become older and more proficient, you can use longer, more complex commands.
Thematic vocabulary can include:
les animaux / les objets dans la salle de classe / les parties du corps / les couleurs / les formes géométriques / les nombres / les vêtements / les prepositions
The commands themselves practice "l'impératif" and can incorporate "les verbes d'action"
1) Place le livre sous la table de Janine.
2) Trouve un objet rouge et en forme de rectangle près de la porte.
To incorporate a speaking component on the part of the students, students can compose their own commands modeled after those they heard the teacher give. The students can then take turns giving verbal command for their classmates to follow.
A suggested evaluation rubric is provided on page 2 of this document.
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can provide some of the thematic vocabulary to practice:
French Visual Vocabulary Word Bank – Les animaux
French Animals Game – Le cercle magique
French Clothing Vocabulary Game – Le cercle magique
French School Supply Vocabulary Game – Le cercle magique
French Numbers (Les nombres) - Chart
For a lesson or review on L'IMPÉRATIF, click on the link below:
French Imperative Form (L’impératif) - Notes
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