Ma famille - My family
Bonjour! This week's challenge is all about your family. Watch the following video to learn some of the key vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RbZll7UkSI
Some of you have learnt how to talk about your family before, but you'll notice that this video teaches you some different words. Instead of 'ma mère' for 'my mother' you'll learn the more familiar term 'ma maman' which means 'my mummy'. Instead of 'mon père' for 'my father' you'll learn 'mon papa' which means 'my daddy'. Similarly, instead of 'ma grandmère' for 'my grandmother', you'll learn 'ma mamie' which means 'my granny', and instead of 'mon grandpère' for 'my grandfather' you'll learn 'mon papi' which means 'my grandad'. All languages work like this - you learn to use certain words in different situations, even though they mean the same thing! Since we're all spending so much time at home we're probably using the familiar terms a lot more at the moment, so this is a good opportunity to learn how to say them!
Bronze: Draw a picture of your family and label it using the new words you have learnt. Remember to use 'mon' when you are writing about a male member of your family, and 'ma' when you are talking about a female member of your family. Bonne chance!
Silver: Draw a picture of your family and label it using the new words you have learnt, then video yourself pronouncing all the words beautifully!
Gold: Draw a picture of your family and label it using the new words you have learnt, then video yourself pronouncing all the words and telling me what each of your family members is called using the third person. We all know that 'Je m'appelle' means 'My name is...' To tell me what someone else is called, we say 'il s'appelle' for a boy and 'elle s'appelle' for a girl. So, you could point to your mum for example and say 'Ma mère, elle s'appelle Charlotte', then point to your dad and say 'Mon père, il s'appelle Bruce.'