Are you tapped out of creative ways to practice the passé composé? Need something fun to review something you've already practiced a million times, but your students still struggle with?? Combine reading comprehension, vocabulary building and passé composé practice with this activity using the music of quirky and creative contemporary French artist, Camille.
In this activity, students will first brainstorm some causes and effects of absent-mindedness in an activity designed to activate their prior knowledge. They will then do some pre-listening vocabulary matching to help them understand the poetic lyrics. Students will then conjugate the missing verbs from the lyrics to the song in the passé composé and listen to the song "L'étourderie" (please find a recording of the song...or look it up on my YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuVGA2-POfG5lW35HjYJMKfMQGZM4BS3e) to verify their verb conjugations.
After checking the answers together (which are included), students will explore the lyrics of the song, highlighting their reading comprehension skills and challenging them to interpret the relationship described throughout the song using the lyrics.
In a drawing activity, students will try to imagine the meaning of the figurative personification of love expressed in the song and will finally write an imaginary letter between the characters apologizing for their forgetfulness and attributing it to the distractions of being in love.