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Quelle heure est-il? What time is it?

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

 

TASK 1: 

Watch the video to learn how to say the time.

Quelle heure est-il?

Saying the time in whole, half and quarter hours in French.

TASK 2: Write

A: Write these times in English:

e.g. Il est huit heures. = It's 8 o'clock

 

  1. Il est sept heures.
  2. Il est onze heures.
  3. Il est deux heures.
  4. Il est cinq heures et demie.
  5. Il est neuf heures et quart.

  6. Il est dix heures moins le quart.

 

BONUS Questions - make a guess at these times:

  1. Il est minuit

  2. Il est midi.

 

B: Write these times in French:

  1. Six o’clock
  2. Three o’clock
  3. Five o’clock
  4. Half past seven 
  5. Quarter past seven
  6. Quarter to eight
  7. Quarter to nine

 TASK 3: Listen

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.

Quelle heure est-il 1.mp3

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!

Quelle heure est-il 2.mp3

Extension Challenge:

 

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.

Amadou & Mariam feat. Manu Chao - Sénégal Fast Food

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