AMIS

WELCOME

TO

LES CINQ AMIS

By: Pete Jones

Head of Modern Languages - Pine Ridge Secondary School

Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Welcome to the world of Les Cinq Amis and Mind Mapping. This is one in a series of activities which will allow your students to work in cooperative groups of two on that "rainy" day or on a day when you may wish to take a break from the "routine" of the FSL classroom. This activity is based on one of the units from our grade 11 text book. You will have to adapt the ideas to your own text and the themes and vocabulary of its units.

Throughout Les Cinq Amis our friends are linked together by their interests, qualities, jobs, tastes, problems and pastimes. Your students will be allowed the opportunity to review, from a different and "fun" perspective, the vocabulary of the different units in which our friends make their début. I have endeavoured at all stages to integrate the themes and vocabulary of our different units.

The activity which you are about to see deals with the future.

This activity is very challenging for the students and equally challenging for the teacher to put together.


Here's how it works! The students read and answer the clues (See QUESTIONS POUR LES ELEVES below) which are looped and linked in an intricate way. Patience is the order of the day! They record the information on the sheet (See FICHE DE TRAVAIL below) by the side of the appropriate category. If their answers are accurate, there will be four boxes in the table with no information entered. This will then enable them to answer the four questions beneath the table.


To move from a strictly reading/writing exercise to a listening/speaking exercise, students may be asked to create (and write) four additional questions based on other information in the table. They are given the opportunity to ask their questions to the whole class or to other groups of students.

Another activity which your students may enjoy is to expand the information they have obtained on any given character by adding two serious and two "silly" details. They then prepare a mind map based on that particular character and one or two members of the group will present the mind map to the class or to another group.

Below, you will find in the following order:


1. The question sheet for the students.

2. The empty table for the students with the four questions below. This is the students' worksheet.

3. An answer sheet, for your eyes only!


QUESTIONS POUR LES ELEVES

1. L'homme qui veut visiter une colonie de vacances sur Mars a observé un OVNI en forme de triangle.

2. Fifi Futur veut visiter le comète d'Halley.

3. L'homme qui a vu un OVNI violet et jaune a un robot qui attaque les professeurs de français!

4. Pierre Planète déteste Eric Espace et Eric Espace déteste Pierre Planète.

5. L'homme qui a un robot qui refuse de faire la vaiselle, a inventé une machine qui lit les pensées.

6. Adèle Astre veut visiter l'autre côté de la lune.

7. L'homme qui a vu un OVNI violet et jaune, a inventé un arbre sur lequel pousse l'argent!

8. L'amie de Violette Vénus a un robot qui aime manger les ordinateurs!

9. L'amie de Fifi Futur veut visiter les anneaux de Saturne.

10. Fifi Futur a observé un OVNI qui ressemble à l'USS Enterprise.

11. La fille qui veut visiter les anneaux de Saturne a inventé une pilule qui vous rend de plus en plus intelligent.

12. L'homme qu'Eric Espace déteste veut visiter une colonie de vacances sur Mars.

13. Adèle Astre a inventé un casque qui vous rend de plus en plus beau.

14. Eric Espace a un problème avec son robot - il attaque les professeurs de français!

15. Le robot de Pierre Planète refuse de faire la vaisselle.

16. La fille qui veut visiter l'autre côté de la lune a un robot qui refuse de faire la queue.

17. Fifi Futur est l'amie de Violette Vénus et Violette Vénus est l'amie de Fifi Futur.

18. La fille qui a inventé la pilule spéciale a observé un OVNI couvert de boutons.


FICHE DE TRAVAIL - "L'AN 2500"


FIFI FUTUR PIERRE PLANETE ADELE ASTRE ERIC ESPACE VIOLETTE VENUS
invention
créé
. . . . .
OVNI
observé
. . . . .
veut
visiter
. . . . .
problème
avec robot
. . . . .

1. Qui a inventé une machine qui fait les devoirs?

2. Qui a observé un OVNI qui ressemble aux pommes frites?

3. Qui veut visiter un trou noir?

4. Qui a un robot qui fait la grasse matinée?


FICHE DE REPONSES - "L'AN 2500"


FIFI FUTUR PIERRE PLANETE ADELE ASTRE ERIC ESPACE VIOLETTE VENUS
invention
créé
machine qui fait les devoirs . . . .
OVNI
observé
. . ressemble aux pommes frites! . .
veut
visiter
. . . un trou noir .
problème
avec robot
. . . . fait la grasse matinée

1. Qui a inventé une machine qui fait les devoirs?

2. Qui a observé un OVNI qui ressemble aux pommes frites?

3. Qui veut visiter un trou noir?

4. Qui a un robot qui fait la grasse matinée?

ENJOY THE ACTIVITY!

Please take a few moments to e-mail me your comments.

I have made it easy - all you have to do is click on my name!

Pete


SO FAR VISITORS HAVE DROPPED BY

THANK YOU FOR BEING ONE OF THEM


Why not stop by another small group cooperative learning activity called Phrases Magiques

Don't forget Mon Ami Imaginaire

Be sure to visit Volterre

Please also visit Tennessee Bob's Famous Links

Please visit also Les Applications pédagogiques de l'Internet

Be sure not to miss Janice Paulsen's Le Quartier français

Best Wishes from Whitby, Ontario, Canada - Pete Jones


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