Paris, Camille

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Paris, Camille

Contributor: Sarah Brough

Language of text: French
Type of text: Song lyric
Author or source: Camille
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
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- Starter : Quels sont les lieux que vous n’aimez pas? Pourquoi? Provide sentence stems if needed.
- Video clip : class work in pairs – each pair has a listener and a watcher. Listeners write down all the words they hear. Watchers write down what they see (not just nouns: verbs & adjectives too) – use French or English, look up unknown words with partner.
- Play the video again and partners swap roles. Share findings briskly.
- Skim read the lyrics: Find words which indicate a negative opinion. Share findings briskly.
- A deux : Qu’est-ce que la chanteuse n’aime pas à Paris? Où est-ce que la chanteuse voudrait vivre? Share findings briskly.
- Translate the lyrics orally in pairs. Share findings briskly!!
- Work on the key sounds: listen again to the clip. Listen for rhymes and repetition of sounds (assonance). Share findings.
- Play the just a minute pronunciation game, focusing on the silent letters on the end of words.
Tags: ville; Paris; capitale; city; capital

Another way of learning how to talk about your town.
A different view of Paris.
Introduction to a really interesting singer.

Enjoyment of the song.
A better understanding of sound spelling link.
An introduction to some colloquial language.

Topics or themes:
This would work well when students learn how to describe a town, particularly if they study a unit of work about Paris.

Sound / spelling is important in this text.

Use of rhyme to underline sound spelling links

How much time required:
1 lesson

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