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French Nouns Gender, Number and Articles. Objectifs At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 1.Explain the unique characteristics of French nouns.

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1 French Nouns Gender, Number and Articles

2 Objectifs At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 1.Explain the unique characteristics of French nouns 2.Say and write the (3) indefinite articles 3.Say and write the (4) definite articles 4.Identify the gender and number of nouns using the indefinite and the definite articles

3 French Nouns are… Gender Number masculine singular plural feminine

4 Amazing clues just for you! To determine the gender or number of a noun: Look at the article (word before the noun) ex: un stylole chocolat une tablela rue des livresl orange les crayons

5 Team #1: Indefinite Articles English equivalent: a (an) / some French version: un une des masculine singular feminine singular masc./fem. plural

6 Indefinite Article sing. a notebook un cahier masc. (a notebook)

7 Indefinite Article sing. a turtle une tortue fem. (a turtle)

8 Indefinite Article plural some des tortues des cahiers (some turtles) (some notebooks) turtles notebooks

9 Activité 1 Décidez: masculin ou féminin? singulier ou pluriel? Write out each item and the answer next to it. ex: 1. un stylo4. une table 2. des livres5. un crayon 3. une rue6. des perruches

10 Noubliez pas! French nouns: - are either masculine / feminine - are either singular /plural - have clues in front of them called articles that tell the gender/number - Team #1 (un, une, des) Indefinite Articles = A (AN) / SOME

11 Team #2: Definite Articles THE

12 Definite Article sing. the sofa le sofa masc. (the sofa)

13 Definite Article sing. the table la table fem. (the table)

14 Definite Article sing. the orange l orange vowel (the orange)

15 Definite Article plural the les tables les oranges (the oranges) (the tables) tables oranges

16 Noubliez pas! Team #2 (le, la, l, les) Definite Articles = THE - «l» is used for all singular nouns that begin with a vowel or silent h even if the noun is masculine or feminine. - Each time you meet a new noun, you must find out the gender (dictionary) and learn it at the same time as the noun itself.

17 Activité 2 Décidez: masculin ou féminin? singulier ou pluriel? Write out each item and the answer next to it. ex: 1. l éléphant3. la souris 2. les tomates 4. le football

18 Activité 3 1.For all of the nouns presented in this lesson, write the English meaning next to them.

19 Evaluation Give the French for: 1. a)the cat b) a cat c) the cats d) some cats 2. a)the man b) a manc) the men d) some men 3. a) the budgie b) a budgie c) the budgies d)some budgies

20 Home work!! 1.Review the days lesson. 2.Learn to spell and write all the nouns presented. 3.Text: pg Read notes 1.1 and Do activities (A) and (B)


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