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Welcome to today's lesson.

Today's lesson is called formal and informal situations; talk to people you do and do not know.

We're going to be using common irregular IR verbs in the present tense and using.

So the two different ways in French to say you.

I hope that you're in a quiet place with no distractions.

You're going to need something to write with and something to write on.

Let's get started.

You can see now on the screen, the plan for today's lesson.

Please have a read of what it is we are going to be doing today.

Before we get started with this, it would be good to have a look at some of the language that I will be using throughout today's lesson.

Please have a read of the vocabulary on the screen to refresh yourself.

If you need to pause the video here, please do.

We're going to start, as always, with some of the sounds of French.

Not it's really important that we practise the sounds of French little and often so that when we speak French, we are able to pronounce the words a little bit better.

Let's have a look at the sound for today's lesson.

Now the sound for today's lesson is the sound associated with this grapheme, the sound.

So for instance.

Let's take the sound on its own.

Once more.

Did you know what means? Well done if you did.

It means day.

Please point to and say the correct French word for never.

please point to and say the correct French word for I have.

is correct.

Last but not least, please point to and say the word for great in French.

Very well done.

It's now time to look at the vocabulary that we'll be using in this lesson and next lesson.

Now you'll see on the screen, all of the words for today's lesson and the next lesson in French.

As a little bit of practise, please point to the word that I say and say the English translation out loud.

Well done, is we come.

is because.

Well done, that's we go out.

You plural or formal, go out.

Now you'll see just the French words on the screen.

The English has disappeared.

Now later this lesson, you'll boost your learning by trying to remember the English yourself.

Please write the French words into your notes.

We're now going to do a little bit of practise.


is hi.

We come.


To go out.

You plural go out.

Time for our first grammar focus for today's lesson.

Now our first grammar focus is common irregular IR verbs in the present tense.

So these are verbs that we will see often.

So they're common, but they are irregular.

They don't follow the usual pattern for regular IR verbs.

Let's take a look at some examples.

Our first example is the verb to sleep.

You can see the endings here.

So we have taken off the IR and we have added s for s for has a t.

Now you'll notice here that silent final consonants are at the end of each word.

So all sound the same even though have an s on the end and has a t on the end.

Okay, really important to note down when you make your notes in a moment that these final letters are silent.

We then have and.

Again, remembering that the E-N-T is silent.

I'd like you to make a note of the word in your notes, please.

Now there other verbs that follow the same pattern as in the present tense, for instance the verbs to leave and to go out.

You can see on the screen now some examples.

with an s is I sleep.

with an s is I leave.

And with an s is I go out.

Then for the he and she forms you have the t on the end of each of the verbs.

Really important to remember that follow the same pattern as.

Please make a note of this in your notes.

It's time for some practise now.

Please point to and say the correct French translation.

I go out.

We sleep.

You plural or formal leave.

He sleeps.

she goes out.

Let's look at another irregular IR verb that you'll see fairly often in French.

Now this verb is the.

To come.

We have.

Now notice here that whereas just has an e, here we've got an i and an e.

That's why it's in blue.

So I come.

you come.

he or she comes.

Now again, we've got the silent final consonants, just like with.

We then have and.

Again, remembering our E-N-T, on the end of our they form is silent.

Please make a note of this really important verb in your notes.

Now, there were two really important verbs in French that follow the same patterns as.

Now, is one of them.

You can see that after the r and the e you have the verb to come.

So it's the same conjugation, just within R-E at the beginning.

So I come back.

you come back.

et cetera.

Now, once again you'll notice that on form, there is no I-E on.

It just stays the same.

Please make a note of this important verb in your notes.

Our final irregular IR verb for today is.

Again, you can see that is at the end of the verb.

So very, very similarly to you just add the d and the e at the start of the verb, and it follows the same pattern.

If you'd like to make a note of this whole verb in your notes, you can.

Or you could just make a note of the verb and say that it follows the same pattern.

We're going to do some reading practise now, practising these IR verbs that we have just seen.

Let's take a look.

So you're going to see a sentence and you need to decide whether the missing subject pronoun is.

Now the reason are together is because they actually all have the same ending, the verbs that we're seeing today.

If you remember from what you've written down, they all have the same ending on the end of their verb.

Okay, so let's take a look.

So something Now can you remember which of those pronouns would be in front of with an s on the end? Okay because with an s is the form of.

Now, numbers one to five.

We'll do these one at a time together.

Please write down the missing subject pronoun for each one.

Did you write down ? Please make note of the missing subject pronoun.

And let's check.

Because ends in an s.

Please note down the pronoun.

If we recognise that the E-N-T on the end of is our the form.

So for they.

Okay, so we go out in town.

Please write down the correct pronoun.

would be correct.

What does each sentence mean? Can you remember? Do you remember the verb ? Well done if you do.

So he or she comes back to school.

Might remember that is sleep.

So sleep.

The is just a longer way to say, in this case for eight hours.

They are coming or come to my house.

We've already done.

So we go out in town.

And the last one.

Well done, it's they become teachers.

Now onto our next grammar focus for today.

We're going to be looking at the two ways to say you in French.

is informal and singular.

Whereas is formal and/or plural.

Now the choice between the two pronouns defines the relationship between two people and how they interact.


Informal and singular.

Whereas would be for multiple people.

Or one or more people that you didn't really know.

So formal.

We're going to look at this little more.

is informal and singular where formal and/or plural.

Now this affects the verb conjugations, as you would have seen already in lots of verbs in French.

So looks like that.

So it has a yes ending when it's regular er verbs in the present tense, whereas ends like that.

A little ez, and it sounds different as well.

So it's just really, really important to remember that depending on the version of you that you are saying that the start of your verb, it does change the verb form that follows, the conjugation.

Now here you have a table to explain what form of you you use and when.

I'd like you to make a note of this in your books please.

Please point to and say which form of you you would use for each person that you see.

So the first one, your best friend.

Are you going to use ? It is.

You know them.

It is therefore informal, so.

Your teacher.

Well done it would be.

It's an adult.

It would be someone you didn't know in an informal way.

So your teacher is.

Your father.

Well done, generally would be used.

It's informal.

They're in your family.

You know them very well.

Your friends.

Yeah, even though you know them, so you have an informal relationship, it is because there is more than one of them.

So you would use the plural form of you.

What about an elderly neighbour? It would be.

You would use the formal form of with them.

Now also impact how you say please in French.

Now we have here and.

Now, if you separate the you get.

So literally if.

means if.

So if it pleases you is literally what it means.

So and for formal.

You might have already used in class.

is what you would use if you're just speaking to one person or an informal situation, so somebody you know.

We're going to do some listening practise now.

So you're going to be listening for the forms with IR verbs.

So putting together our two grammar points for today.

For each number one to five, you're going to be writing the missing word or words.

Please write down the missing word.

Did you write like that? Well done, if so.

What does that sentence mean in English? Well done.

You come or you are coming to the park this evening.

Well done.

like that with an s on the end because it's the form of the verb.

What does that sentence mean in English? Well done.

It's you go out at the weekend with your friends.

Let's take a look.

Well done, it's you sleep.

You sleep a lot at the weekend.

Have a go.

with an s on the end, even though it's silent, Well done.

In the future you become a teacher.

Or you are becoming the teacher.

A little bit trickier, this one.

Just hear it once more, just in case you need to.

There we go, It's a question, this one.

So and are the wrong way around.

Because it's inversion, like a question.

So what does it mean ? Well done.

It's are you coming back tomorrow? Are you coming back tomorrow? meaning to come back.

especially on that last one that was super tricky.

Well done.

It's now time to do some writing practise, practising everything that we've done today and using some of the vocabulary that is the focus for today's lesson.

Now, your activity is called a tangled translation.

Your task is to write a French and an English version for each sentence.

You'll notice that each sentence is in a mixture of French and English.

So for each one you're writing it in French and in English as well.

Give it a go.

When you're ready for some feedback, please press play again.

Here you have the correct translations, both in English and in French, for the sentences.

You'll notice that at the end of number three, there's an extra e for.

That's in case the person you were talking about is feminine.

But in this case, you don't know.

I'd like you to really carefully look through your answers and make any corrections that you need to.

It's time to revisit our vocabulary for today's lesson now.

Earlier you wrote these words in your notes in French.

I'd like you to try to translate them back into English now.

Please pause the video to complete your task.

There you have the completed vocabulary list for today.

Please check your answers.

If you need to pause the video again, please do.

It's time for some speaking now, really being careful to look out for those silent final consonants, mainly on our verbs that we've seen today.

Now you need to choose one word from each row, starting at the bottom, so rock climbing activity, to make the sentence at the top of the screen.

You're going to have five seconds for each phrase.

So you formal come to school.

Did you say ? Well done if you did.

You informal go out in town.

You go out in town.

You formal sleep in a hotel.

It's now time to summarise our learning for today.

On the screen you have five verbs or pronouns to translate into French.

Please pause the video here and complete these.

If you want to try and do it without looking at your notes from today, please do, but you can also use your notes to help you if you need.

Let's take a look at your answers.

So is you, singular or informal, plural or formal.

for you go out.

for you sleep.

And for you formal come back.

Make any changes that you need to.

A big well done.

Thank you for your hard work and concentration today.

Now, in part two of this lesson, we'll be revisiting some of the things we've seen today, some of the grammar and the vocabulary as well, but in the meantime, it would be brilliant if you could move on to the exit quiz for today.

If you need to, before you do that, you can rewind the video and rewatch any bits that you want to.

I hope to see you soon.