Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon
Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

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Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

Section 2.2

2.2.1 L'Ardèche

In this session, you pick up a brochure on the Ardèche at the office du tourisme, with a view to planning a day there with friends.

Key Learning Points

  • Asking for and understanding directions

  • Seeking clarification and/or repetition

  • Saying how to get about

Activité 12

Read the table below. Which of the places in it would be suitable for the following?

Lisez la brochure et trouvez l'endroit idéal.

  1. a sunny day

  2. a rainy day

  3. a budding artist

  4. a fitness fanatic

  5. a film buff

  6. somebody unconventional

  7. a food lover

  8. an animal lover

  9. a websurfer

  10. an art lover

Que faire à Lavilledieu? Les principales attractions culturelles

Maison de la culture

  • galerie d'art contemporain

  • salle d'expositions

  • vidéothèque

  • salles de théâtre et de cinéma

  • café Internet

Palais de la Gastronomie

  • salle de la truffe

  • exposition permanente: les arts de la table

  • dégustation de bières, vins et fromages de la région

  • démonstrations culinaires quotidiennes

Petit musée du Bizarre

  • l'imaginaire dans l'art populaire

  • une utopie du bizarre

  • œuvres d'autodidactes

  • collection permanente d'objets grotesques et macabres

  • encouragement à la création artistique

Centre sportif Léo Lagrange

  • piscine olympique en plein air

  • piscine couverte à vagues

  • sauna

  • piste cyclable: location de vélos

  • salles de musculation et de mise en condition physique

  • service de conseil en culture physique


  • exposition en plein air: écologie de la région

  • boutiques d'artisans

  • animations et spectacles folkloriques

  • musée de l'Agneau

l'agneau (m.)lamb


Suitable destinations would be:

  1. Le centre sportif; l'écomusée

  2. La maison de la culture; le palais de la Gastronomie; le petit musée du Bizarre; le centre sportif

  3. Le petit musée du Bizarre; la maison de la culture

  4. Le centre sportif

  5. La maison de la culture

  6. Le petit musée du Bizarre

  7. Le palais de la Gastronomie

  8. l'écomusée

  9. La maison de la culture

  10. La maison de la culture; le petit musée du Bizarre

Reading for clues

In activities like this, try looking for clues to find the answer(s) without using the dictionary. You don't always need to understand every single word to grasp the overall meaning or gist.

Words that are similar to English give you clues, and sometimes just one word in an unfamiliar phrase will give you enough of a clue to guess the meaning in the context. Here musculation suggests ‘muscle’, which gives a clue to the whole expression salles de musculation (weights rooms).


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