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French / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise the regularities and irregularities of spoken French, and use pronunciation, rhythm and stress in increasingly complex ways

[Key concepts: liaisons, rhythm, intonation, pitch; Key processes: recognising, discriminating, imitating, producing]

 (ACLFRU120)

Elaborations
  • recognising and reproducing rhythms in more complex sentences, using pausing and intonation to signal clause sequence and emphasis
  • using tone and intonation to indicate emphasis or emotion, for example, elle a fait quoi? Il est tellement doué!
  • using words and expressions with more complex syllable combinations (la magnitude, les augmentations, qu’est-ce que c’est que ça?), building fluency and accuracy in relation to pitch, stress and rhythm
  • understanding the function and patterns of use of liaisons and silent h forms in maintaining speech flow, for example, L’Hȏtel Splendide est situé au bord du lac; c’est en effet un hȏtel splendide!
  • recognising the role of pronunciation, rhythm and pace in creating effects and suggesting relationships in oral texts such as stories, poems, songs and conversations
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Pronunciation,  Stress (Speech),  French language,  Irregular verbs

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