Included in this pack are two products to help students practice the usages of savoir and connaitre. Both are in Word format so that you can tailor them to your needs.
- human bingo speaking activity. In this game, there is a 4x5 table. Each box has a word. For example, if the box says, "Dallas," the student is expected to ask "Est-ce que tu connais Dallas?" or "Connais-tu Dallas?" The respondent could respond with "Oui, je connais Dallas" or "Non, je ne connais pas Dallas." We use Discovering French - Blanc, and object pronouns are included in this unit. I also encourage students to try to use object pronouns in their responses, i.e. "Je la connais;" however, savoir and connaitre are the main foci of this activity.
The 4x5 table works easily with my classes of 20+; if you have a smaller class, they can talk more than once, or you could take out rows/columns.
- writing activity. For this activity, students are writing savoir and connaitre in both present and passe compose tenses. It is a good alternative to the speaking activity (especially if you have a rowdy class that cannot handle standing up to do speaking activities) or as a nice accompaniment before or after human bingo.
Savoir / connaitre human bingo
by Christina G Thomas
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