La lettre de Lili

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La lettre de Lili

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Novel
Author or source: Marcel Pagnol
Intended age of students: Key Stage 3/4
Source reference: This letter is in the novel 'Le chateau de ma mere' and is available online here :

While on holiday in the arriere-pays of Provence Marcel befriends Lili , who lives fairy wild in the countryside. When Marcel is forced back to school he receives this letter in fractured French from his friend

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La lettre de Lili

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Lili expresses himself in flowing French of course but is not accurate in his spelling ; the text gives opportunities for revisiting knowledge of French phonics to identify how some of the words are more conventionally written.

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The text includes a lot of specialised vocabulary - around names of birds etc.

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