Syllabus Fall 2003
Chapt 9 - les Catalogues et les magasins
- Les petits magasins dans la page cuisine de la civilisation française
b. Next choose one item from three of these online catalogues, write the name of the store, the name of the article and the price.
c. Find the names of 3 departments (des rayons) in the Carrefour department stores through either their On-line Sales or Daily Specials site.
Chapt 10 - les Routesa. What are the rules of the road in France ? : Do you have to wear a seat belt? (Est-ce qu'il faut porter une ceinture de sécurité?) Do you drive on the right or on the left? (Est-ce qu'on conduit à droite ou à gauche?) What is the speed limit in town, on the highway? (Quelle est la limite de vitesse en ville, sur l'autoroute?)
- Guide pratique des transports en France
- mappy.fr - Guide de déplacements en France et en Europe
c. Take a look at the written test for a French driver's license using Codexpert (test gratuit). Essayer (try) et lancer (start) le test. What is the answer to the first question. If you feel up to it, try to pass.
Chapt 11 - le Mariagea. Find the wedding dinner menu in the following page. Note how many dishes were served and list 5.
- la vie familiale de la civilisation française
b. In France, what is the average age for the first wedding of women, of men? (l'âge moyen du premier mariage?) How many children live in single parent families or with a parent and step-parent? (Combien d'enfants vivent dans une famille monoparentale ou recomposée?) What is the average age when children leave their family? (Quel est l âge moyen où les enfants quittent leur famille?)
- la société française: les modes de vie - famille
c. What is the traditional present for the 40th wedding anniversary? (Quel est le cadeau du 40ième anniversaire de mariage?)
- Cadeaux d'Anniversaires de mariage or Anniversaire de mariage
[OPTIONAL: Etudiez la chanson de Patricia Kaas]
- les Réservations SNCFYou are preparing a weekend train trip from La Rochelle to Paris next month. You want to leave Friday afternoon and return Monday morning. Use the SNCF site to prepare your round trip ticket. Search for the schedule (les horaires); specify the departure and arrival cities; select the date and time (Friday afternoon or Saturday morning); then validate your choices and select the train you will take. Print out the page with the finished ticket and times. How long will the trip take? Don't actually buy the ticket!
- la SNCF - site officiel
- la MétéoYou are thinking of making a trip to either Strasbourg or to Bordeaux tomorrow. Look at the weather forecasts from at least one of the sources below (you'll have to do a little searching). Say what will the weather be like in the two towns. Based on this information, where would you prefer to go?
- Météo France
- FR3 - la Météo
- La chaîne météo
Chapt 13 - la Cuisinea. Find two recipes, one in each of two different categories: poissons, légumes, desserts, etc. Give the name of the recipe and list the ingredients.
- Recettes de cuisine
- Recettes de cuisine
- Les recettes de cuisine de Sylvie
b. Select a region in France and list a dish, a wine and a cheese that comes from that region.
- les Fromages de France
- Quai °1, menus région par région
- French Civilization Cuisine page - Ponterio
- Voyage virtuel page , interactive map - Ponterio
- la TélévisionFor one evening this week, list the shows that are in the evening program for two of France's TV stations. What sorts of shows are they?
- TF 1
- France 2
- France 3
- Canal +
- Médecins sans frontièresa. Look up the address and the telephone number of Médecins sans frontières in Paris in the white pages of the telephone directory. If there is more than one telephone number, what is the difference between them? Check the map (le plan) to see which boulevard is located near their address.
b. Then, check the WWW page of the Médecins sans frontières foundation to see if they list the same address. Now find the office of Médecins sans frontières that would be closest to you if you were living in Carcassonne. If you were calling from the USA to find out if they had doctors in a particular trouble spot, what number would you dial?
- Pages Jaunes - annuaire téléphonique
- Fondation MSF