Photo 2

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Photo 2

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: SNCF
Intended age of students: Key Stage 3
Source reference:

Attached files:
Photo attached of a sign in the station at Lens

File nameFile typeSize
Lens.jpgJPEG image data292.45 kBInfo

Ask pupils to speculate ...
What sort of document is it?
Which words do they spot?

Identify that it is a poster about politeness / civic responsibility

Work out the translation of 'il n'y a pas de petit..'
and ask pupils to speculate on what sort of things could follow in such a poster
In groups pupils use reference for specific words and then try to mime the meanings for other to guess
Read the sentences aloud , asking pupils to predict pronunciation / intonation of unfamiliar words
Ask pupils to suggest some other 'rules' for public places with the same construction


Understanding of an authentic poster
Generation of new sentences tr do with politeness: Il n'y a pas de petit(e/s) ...

Topics or themes:

.. pas de ...
adjectival agreement


How much time required:
40 minutes

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