French Speaking Challenge (A1): Week One

(This challenge is about SPEAKING. To get to a solid A1 reading level, click here for the A1 French Reading Challenge.)

 

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Week One: Challenge Introduction and Spoken Drills

Week Two: Spoken Drills

Week Three: Spoken Drills

Week Four: Spoken Drills

Week Five: Spoken Drills

Week Six: Spoken Drills

 

Week Seven: Reflections

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Welcome to week 2 of our French Spoken Challenge (A1.1). To learn more about the challenge, please read the challenge introduction here.

 

How to use the CI Clouds: Obviously, you can read the tutorial here, but if you can’t be asked, here’s how it works:

 

  1. Take a few words;

  2. Use positive, negative, interrogative (+,-,?) forms of each sentence;

  3. Generate hundreds of sentences easily.'

For example, I + understand + (French / Spanish / English) =

 

1) I understand French.

2) I understand Spanish.

3) I understand English.

4) I don’t understand French.

5) I don’t understand Spanish.

6) I don’t understand English.

7) Do I understand French?

8) Do I understand Spanish?

9) Do I understand English?

 

The amount of spoken sentences that can be generated quickly is crazy, for example adding you to the above examples would generate another 9 sentences. This kind of exercise is excellent for improving spoken French without a partner. I’ll include an exercise for each lesson. 

So let's get ready for our first week!

lundi:

mardi:

mercredi:

jeudi:

vendredi:

samedi (optional): Review each cloud in the positive

dimanche:(optional): Review each cloud in the negative

Well, that's the end of this week's challenge! See you next week for part 3 and please share & leave comments if you know someone who you think would be interested!

About Me

My name is Neil and I have been teaching English professionally for almost 20 years, the last ten of which at my language school. 

Apart from a diploma in teaching English as a foreign language (Cert Tesol), I have a BA in modern and Classical Chinese. I also speak Spanish, Italian, and French, and read Latin. 

Besides continuing my daily studies of these languages, I have also set myself a language goal of one new language a year. I’m looking forward to starting Japanese or German on the 1st January 2021.

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