OBJECTIVE: Saying the time in whole, half and quarter hours.
Quelle heure est-il? = What time is it?
Il est....heures = It is...o'clock
Watch the video to learn how to say the time.
TASK 2: ÉCRIVEZ
A: Write these times in English:
e.g. Il est huit heures. = It's 8 o'clock
Il est neuf heures et quart.
Il est dix heures moins le quart.
BONUS Questions - make a guess at these times:
Il est minuit.
Il est midi.
B: Write these times in French:
TASK 3: Écoutez!
A: Write down 1-7 and note down the times in English.
They are all in whole hours.
Pause and rewind the recording as much as you want.
B: Write down 1-7 and note down the times in English.
They are all half or quarter hours.
Pause and rewind the recording as much as you want... it is quite fast!
Sénégal Fast Food - Music Video
This video is by West African singers 'Amadou et Mariam'. It's set in Dakar, in Senegal. There is a lot of French spoken in this part of Africa. The singers come from Mali, and are both blind.
A young man, recently married, dreams of getting away from the poverty in Senegal to go to wealthy Europe. The end is ambiguous, but there is a real contrast between the bright colours and vibrancy of the African city and the hard reality of his arrival in France.
The chorus is all about time - Il est minuit à Tokyo, il est cinq heure au Mali... Quelle heure est-il au Paradis? (It is midnight in Tokyo, it's 5 in Mali... what time is it in Paradise?)
Try to list all the different types of transport you see in French.