"Trouvez quelqu'un qui...": Teacher’s Guide

  • Activity:
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** "Trouvez quelqu'un qui...": Communicative Verb Practice
  • Goals:
    • Give students some communicative practice using the following tenses in French: passé composé, present, and futur proche.
    • Makes the students aware of subject-verb agreement, and forces them to pay attention to it orally for some verbs.
  • Organization:
    • Students search the room for classmates who fit certain descriptions
  • Time:
    • 20-30 minutes
  • Materials Needed:
    • List of questions for students to use as a point of departure
  • Procedure:
    • 1. Students are given a list of questions (included below in French) that they must use to find classmates who apply to each one.
    • 2. Students will then need to ask classmates (using the correct form of the verb, of course) whether or not they did certain things, are going to do certain things, or feel a certain way. NOTE: They will read verbs conjugated in the 3rd person singular, but they will need to ask classmates questions using the 2nd person singular.
    • 3. Finally, the students will have to respond to the teacher’s follow-up questions about students in the class using the 3rd person singular.
  • Variations:
    • If the teacher chooses to focus on subject-verb agreement, he/she should, perhaps, have the students write out the questions they will ask their classmates before doing the activity.
  • Sample List of Questions/Statements:
    • Trouvez quelqu’un qui…
      • …est né(e) en octobre.
      • …a pris une douche ce matin.
      • …est resté(e) au lit jusqu’à 7h30 ce matin.
      • …a écouté les actualités à la radio hier.
      • …n’a pas bien mangé hier soir.
      • …a téléphoné à sa mère la semaine dernière.
      • …est allé(e) au centre ville pendant le week-end.
      • …n’est pas du tout fatigué(e).
      • …va à la fac en voiture tous les jours.
      • …va aller à Russell House cet après-midi.
      • …va préparer le dîner ce soir.
      • …va voyager pendant le congé d’automne.



Created by: Wendy Rickenbacker

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