This icebreaker or review activity has the students match a US place name (city etc.) in French to its state. Students are asked to explore current pronunciation of the place vs. the real French pronunciation. 22 match cards. Can also be played with smaller card versions as a small group match game.
Baton Rouge, La Louisiane; Detroit, Michigan etc.
Each student is given either the city or the state and they must find their match. Once together they compare current pronunciation with real French, consider and discuss how the the place got its name.
As an icebreaker, activity takes approximately 10 mins.
Les noms français aux É-U
by Helen Coltrinari
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