La famile Ohé: C'EST LUI!

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La famile Ohé: C'EST LUI!

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Oliver Jeffers
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: 9782877677912

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Either the children will already know the useful phrases listed below, or at least some of them, and this story will reinforce their knowledge of them, or I willl teach some of them to the children before I read the book so they can take part and understand what is going on.
After the pupils are familiar with the story, they can re-enact it, which they will love to do of course. If they know or have just learnt any other phrases to agree, disagree and allocate blame, they can include those in their role-plays too.

I like this book because it will help encourage the children to use everyday phrases in their lessons, in order to say when they agree, don't agree and to allocate blame. They will have fun doing it and, if encouraged, it will become spontaneous to them.

Children (and adults!) dream of being able to communicate naturally in a foreign language. Thanks to this story and the phrases the children will pick up from it, they will be one step closer to that goal.
As a follow up activity, the pupils could each come up with 5 extra phrases they would like to know in French; they could then look them up or have a vote as a class on the ones they all want to know, which you could share with them.

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It encourages spontaneous speaking.
It also reminds children that it is just best to get on; a lot of the time people don't even know what they are arguing about!

emphatic pronouns

Useful words and phrases: être d'accord, c'est lui, c'est pas moi, le culot, furax, bouche-bée, j'ai oublié
Also: pourquoi, pour quelle raison

How much time required:
1 lesson

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