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UNITE 3 – Leçon B Ordering food and beverages. Gender of Nouns Unlike nouns in English, every French noun has a gender, either masculine or feminine.

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1 UNITE 3 – Leçon B Ordering food and beverages

2 Gender of Nouns Unlike nouns in English, every French noun has a gender, either masculine or feminine. You will need to remember the gender of each French noun that you learn. »La Tour Eiffel

3 Definite Articles – pg 84 To refer to a specific person, place or thing, you use a definite article. The definite articles in French are listed below. They ALL mean the. –Le – comes before a masculine word beginning with a consonant sound. –La – before a feminine word w/ consonant sound. –L – used instead of the le or la before a word that begins with a vowel sound. –Les – the plural form of le, la and l.

4 Pronunciation of Definite Articles Le [luh] - rhymes with je La [lah] Les [lay] – rhymes with day, pay, ray, say! In spoken French, the sound of les is often the only indication that the noun is plural. Always be careful to distinguish between the different sounds.

5 Indefinite Articles Un and une are indefinite articles. –They mean a or an (or one when using as a number!) Des – the plural form – means some The great thing about articles in French is that they usually indicate the gender of the noun. –Je voudrais une salade et un jus dorange. Salade is feminine; jus is masculine.

6 des boissons (f.) un café = a coffee un coca = a Coke un coca light = a Diet Coke un jus de pomme = an apple juice un jus dorange = an orange juice un jus de raisin = a grape juice un jus de fruit = a fruit juice une limonade = a lemon-lime soda une eau minérale = a mineral water

7 la nourriture un sandwich –un sandwich au jambon –un sandwich au fromage un hamburger un hot-dog un steak-frites –saignant = rare –à point = medium –bien cuit = well done

8 une salade une omelette une quiche le fromage = cheese le jambon = ham la pomme = apple lorange (f.) les frites (f.) = fries les raisins (m.) = grapes

9 des desserts (m.) une crêpe une glace au chocolat = chocolate ice cream une glace à la vanille = vanilla ice cream le chocolat la vanille la fraise

10 Je voudrais….. Je voudrais [voo dray] = I would like This is the POLITE way of saying I want. When ordering food or drink, you would use un or une (or another number) prior to the noun (in most cases.) Ex. Je voudrais un steak-frites et une limonade, sil vous plâit. = I would like a steak and fries and a lemon-lime soda please.

11 Donnez-moi…. Donnez-moi = Give me When ordering you speak formally to your serveur, hence the –ez (vous) ending to the verb donner, which means to give Ex. Donnez-moi un jus dorange sil vous plâit. = Give me an orange juice please.

12 Enquête culturelle – p 69 - 70. Volunteers to read? Important terms to make note of during the reading: Le boulevard Saint-Michel La Sorbonne Steak-frites Les friteries Un diabolo menthe Un express Un café crème Les crêperies Les galettes ***These terms are in BOLD in your textbook.

13 Based on picture, say in French whether you are hungry or thirsty!

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15 Pg 71 – Exercise 2 1. Cest une… 2. Cest un… 3. Cest un… 4. Cest un… 5. Cest une… 6. Cest une… 7. Cest un… 8. Cest un… crêpe jus dorange sandwich au jambon café glace au chocolat salade steak hamburger

16 Pg 72 – Exercise 3 If you had a choice between two items, say which one you would order. Begin sentence with Donnez-moi per the example!

17 Pg 73 – Exercises 4 & 5 Exercise 4: –For each receipt, count the number of masculine items and the number of feminine items. –Be prepared to state how many of each there are on each receipt AND what they are! Exercise 5: –Name one item you could order for each of the prices listed. 5 MINUTES!

18 HOMEWORK Reminder – Due NEXT class: Read pages 76-78 and do Ex. 10 on page 79. Due WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Workbook pages 35-40. USE your textbook to do them. They must be already completed when you walk in the room otherwise they will be counted 1 day late (-30%)

19 Imagine that youre playing Scrabble in French. What food item can you spell with each set of letters? 1. elinalv __________________________ 2. mopem __________________________ 3. bmnajo __________________________ 4. setirf __________________________ 5. ssaniir __________________________ 6. grenao __________________________ 7. merafgo __________________________ 8. toohlcca __________________________

20 10. Categorize the following items by putting each one in the appropriate column. Put appropriate un or une before the noun. Limonade / jus de pomme / glace à la vanille hot-dog / hamburger / jus dorange glace au chocolat / crêpe / coca Café / jus de raisin / eau minérale sandwich au fromage / sandwich au jambon Boissons Sandwichs Desserts

21 Categorize the following items by putting each one in the appropriate column. Write un or une in front of each item. JAI FAIM….. salade coca café sandwich au jambon jus dorange crêpe omelette JAI SOIF…… quiche steak-frites jus de raisin limonade hot-dog eau minérale glace


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