Did you find all of the information
that you expected in #1 above? Put a check mark beside each item
in #1 above that you found. Put an X in front of each item you
did not find.
Now, chose what you would buy
for a complete outfit. Write it here:
5. Find a partner tell him/her
what you would buy.
You and a friend have decided
to go to "Le Printemps" department store in Paris.
List 5 things you would buy in the order you would buy them.
Discuss with a partner what
kinds of clothes you usually wear to class, then talk about what
you think your teachers should wear to class.
Your hotel is in the 9th "arrondissement"
in Paris. What is the address of the Printemps store nearest
Your teacher may ask you to
prepare in French one or more of the following:
Make your own catalog page for
6 articles of clothing.
Write a diary entry about your
trip to a French department store and what you thought about
the store and the items sold.
Write a radio ad to advertise
a sale at the store.
Calculate the cost of dressing
yourself from head to toe, making a list of the articles you
would purchase with their prices, then total.
Your Aunt Claire is taking you
on a cruise. Before the trip, she gives you 1000ff to spend in
the department store. Describe what you will buy in as much detail
Compose a jingle for the Big
Sale going on at Le Printemps department store.
Teacher Lesson Plan
Nancy J. Williams
Title: Articles of Clothing
Level: French 1
Visit a French department store
Recognize names of certain clothing
items, prices, descriptions, sizes
Learn how clothes and shoes
are sized in France
Computer with access to the
World Wide Web, a print-out of boutique on Web site, or catalog
pages for clothing.
Chart comparing U.S. and French
clothing and shoe sizes.
Ask students to list what they
might find on a catalog page for a department store. Include
men's and/or women's articles of clothing along with any other
information they might find. Compare answers with each other.
Next, give them a chart showing sizes for U.S. and France and
have them find their sizes for clothing and shoes.
Have students find a department
store site and find the expected information in the ad: http://www.printemps.fr
To help students find expected
information, have them look for cognates.
Then have students look for
meaning in context.
Ask students to list words they
don't understand and think they need to know. Let student work
with a partner to figure out the meaning of words they need.
Then discuss with class.
Have students select a pair
of pants and supply certain information about it.
Have students chose what they
would buy to compose a complete outfit.
Ask students to share with a
partner their chosen outfits.
Applications and extensions:
Students are asked to list which
5 items they would buy, putting them in order
Have students discuss with a
partner what they usually wear to class and give
opinions about what their teachers
Ask students to make a catalog
page for 6 items of clothing.
Have students write a diary
entry about a trip to a French department store and what they
thought about the store and the items sold.
Ask students to compose a jingle
for the store advertisements.
Have students calculate the
cost of dressing yourself from head to toe, making a list of
the article you would purchase with their prices, then total.
Ask students to write a radio
ad to advertise a sale at the store.
Provide this theme for a paragraph:
"Your Aunt Claire is taking you on a cruise. Before the
trip, she gives you 1000ff to spend in the department store.
Describe what you will buy in as much detail as possible."