Fun French Fairy Tale Plays - Learn Language Confidently Through Drama

Fun French Fairy Tale Plays - Learn Language Confidently Through Drama

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Dorothy Hamilton

Fun French Fairy Tale Plays - Learn Language Confidently Through Drama is a collection of 10 specially written French plays, which have been adapted from well-known stories. Each story is given a special twist to add extra humour;  Rapunzel lives at the top of the Eiffel Tower and Snow White loves to play sports!

The plays provide an ideal way of motivating children aged 7–13 to learn French. Pupils will enjoy the challenge of learning a French script and subsequently gain confidence through performing it to an audience of adults and/or fellow pupils.

The plays use simple repetitive language and are easily adaptable. Each play has a specific language focus, making it easy to link the plays to topics the pupils are studying.

The book contains reproducible scripts, English translations and suggestions for performing the plays. The CD-Rom included with the book contains audio files of native French speakers performing the plays as well as a PDF version of the book.

The plays included are as follows:
Play Title   Theme   Language Focus
  Love   Expressing opinions. Everyday language useful
for home activities. Simple phrases in the present tense.
La Petite Poule Rousse
The Little Red Hen
  Animals, Actions, Food, Table manners   Simple phrases in present tense. Verbs with ‘je’.
Everyday language useful for mealtimes.

Pauvre Papa Noël
Poor Father Christmas

  Making excuses.   Weather. Time and dates. Illnesses. Countries.
Boucle d’Or
  Food   Useful everyday phrases for preparing and eating food. A few simple phrases in the future and past tense.
Rapunzel et la tour Eiffel
Rapunzel & the Eiffel Tower
  Friends, Appearance and Personality   Adjectives for describing people. Use of ‘être’ in the present tense. Comparative adjectives. A few phrases in the future tense using ‘aller’.
Le Chat Botté
Puss in Boots
  Family   Adjectives, clothes, opinions. Several traditional French songs.
Blanche-Neige et les nains sportifs
Snow White & the Sporty Dwarfs
  Sports and Hobbies   Key phrases for sports, hobbies, activities and household chores.
Simple phrases in present, past and future tense with ‘aller’.
Wendy part en vacances
Wendy goes on holiday
  Holidays   Key phrases about holidays in the present tense, future tense and past tense.
Vocabulary for holiday activities, weather, and transport.
Les trois petits cochons vont à l’école
The 3 Little Pigs go on Holiday
  School   Phrases about school subjects, likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses.
Comments about subjects and teachers’ personalities.
Adjectives. School-bag items. Routine of school day. Time.
Dorothée fait les courses
Dorothy goes Shopping
  Shopping   Food, clothes, key shopping phrases. Some phrases in the past tense. A fair
amount of more advanced sentence structure.

Fun French Fairy Tale Plays has been developed for use with children at primary school who are learning French. It has been aimed at teachers who work with children in Key Stages 2 and 3 (7 - 13 years).

Paperback, 124 pages, 280 x 210mm

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Fun French Fairy Tale Plays
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