Week 2: Allez tout droit. Understanding and giving directions
Last week you learned how to ask for directions in a variety of different ways, including with pour aller,which needs to be followed by au, à la, à le or aux, for example Pour aller à l’office de tourisme, s’il vous plait? You also studied several prepositions and expressions to help you understand the way: à gauche, à droite, en face, à côté, près, loin followed by du, de le de la or des. This week you’ll have the chance to practise this and learn more vocabulary and use a wider range of expressions.
Last week, you also started to keep your own language notebook; this week, you’ll be adding to it. In particular, we suggest you make notes on the grammar you’ll be studying (for example, the verbs) and how you’re going to remember vocabulary. You might need to refer to a dictionary for some of the activities this week, so think about how you plan to look words up when you need to.
The emphasis this week will be on learning a variety of ways to give instructions so you can understand and give directions. There will be several listening activities and you will be taught how to listen in steps and how to listen for detail.
Finally, you will be practise the pronunciation of the letter ‘R’ in French, which can be quite difficult.