1.For those in class today, make some notes (en français) about the film we watched today
Can you briefly summarize what the film is about?
Who are the characters? How would you describe their personalities & challenges?
What are your thoughts and opinions about the theme of the film? The characters?
What questions do you have for your classmates about the film?
For those not in class to watch the film, make a list of general questions to ask to learn more about the film from those who watched it.
2. Listen to Hélène Cormier talk about the various meanings/uses of the word ‘pogner’ in Québec. We heard it several times in the film.
3. Then, listen to Hélène Cormier explain the 5 most frequently used ‘familiar’ or ‘informal’ Québécois expressions. Make notes! Remember that one of your objectives with our current unit is to recognize differences in formal/informal French.
4. On page 6 of your unit package, make a web (or other graphic) that shows a wide range of your interests and life passions … en français, bien sûr, si possible. You are working to develop the personal vocabulary that you need to discuss who you are and what interests you .
5. Then, on page 7, highlight or circle the qualities of right brain or left brain that best describe you at this time.
Vous avez deux tâches obligatoires aujourd’hui. Please complete them in the order they appear here.
Reply to my question on the Questions Pour Madame channel on Teams by 1:30. Then, using the language that you have been practising this unit, respond to or question at least 2 classmates on their answers. If you do not participate in this online exchange between 1:30 – 2:00, you will be marked absent from class today.
In English, fill in the blanks/answer these questions about the article “Les selfies, nouvel art de l’autoportrait?” p 22-23 *The objective is to find the information requested without attempting to translate the entire article into English.
a. What do Rihanna, Pope Francis and Nabilla have in common?
b. The word ‘selfie’ was declared a ______________ and in 2013 was _________________ according to Oxford Dictionaries.
c. According to this article, how many people had tagged an Instagram post with ‘selfie’?
d. The practice of taking selfies is halfway between a communication tool and ________________.
e. Some people believe that artists like Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Courbet were precursors of the selfie movement because they painted a lot of self-portraits. What does art historian, Pascal Bonafoux, say about the difference between self-portraits and selfies?
f. André Gunthert, researcher of visual culture, says that the selfie is more about communication between friends than art. (les potes = European French for ‘friends’) What does he say we must do and why?
g. Et, en français, qu’est-ce que tu en penses de tout ça? Est-ce que les selfies sont de l’art?
***With any time that you have left this afternoon, you can be working on your ‘cultural show & tell’ – due on Thursday, May 27th
***Three new Language Gym tasks have been assigned and must be completed by Saturday
*The transcript for this video is on p 20 of your unit package
TO BE READY FOR CLASS ON THURSDAY:
1.What connection can you make between the ‘appropriation culturelle’ video and the obvious economic impacts of culture (as seen in the second video)?
2. Take the time to read the transcript of the 2nd video. Find the meaning of the following words/phrases:
PIB (produit intérieur brut)
Elle équivaut environ
des milieux de vie
3. Watch this video to review the uses of the verb ‘faire’ in French & to learn some new expressions you can use in communication
Take notes from the video on p 21 of your unit.
To start preparing for next week (and the end of our mini-culture unit)…
Explore an aspect of French culture (from any French-speaking region in the world) & be ready to share it on Thursday, May 27th.
Remember that you are not completing a ‘research project’. You are exploring something that personally interests you, making connections to French culture (while avoiding stereotypes, bien sûr!), and then sharing it either with partners or in small groups.
You must bring a visual, an object, a song, etc, to share. Yes, it will be like ‘show & tell’ in French class!