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

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Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

2.3.2 La date de votre anniversaire

Activité 20

Écoutez et notez la date:

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Framboise
Extrait 56
Philippe
Numéro un p6
Interv.
Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?
Colette
Le 2 octobre.
Philippe
Numéro deux p1
Interv.
Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?
Pierre
Le 15 mai.
Philippe
Numéro trois p11
Interv.
Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?
Agnès
Le 1er février.
Philippe
Numéro quatre p36
Interv.
Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?
Voxpop
C’est le 25 juin.
Philippe
Numéro cinq p13
Interv
Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?
Philippe
C’est le 1er octobre
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  1. In Extract 56, we asked people about their birthdays: Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire? Listen and make a note of the answers.

    Écoutez et notez la date.

(i) Le 2 octobre
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)

Now read the dates aloud.

Lisez les dates à haute voix.

le premier the first of

Answer

To say a date in French, you simply start with le and then say the number (vingt-cinq) and then the month (mars). The exception is premier which means first.

  1. Le 2 octobre.

  2. Le 15 mai.

  3. Le 1er (premier) février.

  4. Le 25 juin.

  5. Le 1er (premier) octobre.

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Écoutez et répétez:

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  • 1. Listen to the months recorded in Extract 57 and repeat them in each pause.

  • Écoutez et répétez

  • 2. Answer the question: Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?

  • Répondez à la question.

Answer

  • 1. Check your answers on the audio and in the transcript below.

  • Extrait 57

  • Les mois de l'année:janvier, février, mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, août, septembre, octobre, novembre, décembre.

  • 2. Did you remember to start your answer with C'est le…?

Remember that we use the ordinal number le premier for the first, but cardinal numbers for other dates: le deux etc.

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