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Dissecting a lesson: using the relative pronoun "que"

Here is a lesson sequence based on a PowerPoint presentation. The aim is to get students to practise using que as a relative pronoun, e.g. Les livres que j'ai achet├ęs. This piece of grammar is tricky because in English we commonly use no word at all where French has to use que, e.g. compare with the books I bought. You will probably want to mention the PDO agreement issue here, but with many classes that won't be a priority.

The aim of the lesson is to generate LOTS of meaningful repetitions of que used as a relative pronoun. Students are encouraged to invent their own examples as part of the lesson plan.

So this sequence uses a sentence builder frame, a game (devised by Gianfranco Conti), paired practice and translations. I have included a set of instructions for the teacher, but you could adapt it as you please. the original PowerPoint is on the Y10-11 page of frenchteacher.net.



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