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Grammar

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  • Indicative
  • Present
  • Imperfect
  • Perfect : past participle agreement with subject or object
  • Future : active use of aller + infinitive & active use
  • Pluperfect
  • Venir de + infinitive: active use in present tense and active use in imperfect tense.
  • Passive voice: être + past participle & c’est + past participle
  • Conditional: all verbs present and perfect tenses
  • Imperative
  • Present participle: including use with en, eg il est sorti en courant
  • Infinitive: verbs governing the infinitive with or without preposition & perfect infinitive
  • Negatives: ne…pas; ne…jamais; ne…rien; ne…personne; ne…plus; ne…que; ne…aucun; ne…ni…ni
  • Interrogative forms: any correct form is acceptable and question words are listed under interrogatives

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  • Gender
  • Singular and plural including common irregulars

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  • Formation and position of adjectives and adverbs
    • Adjectives: agreement in number and gender, non-agreement of compound adjectives of colour, common irregular adjectives & variation in meaning according to position, eg même,grand
    • Adverbs: feminine form of the adjective, adverbial expressions of time and place, position of adverbs, use and position of y & formation of adverbs in -amment; -emment
  • Comparison of adjectives and adverbs
    • Regular comparative forms:aussi + adj/adv (+ que);plus + adj/adv (+ que);moins + adj/adv (+ que)
    • Regular comparative forms: ne pas si + adj/adv
    • Meilleur; pire; mieux
  • Superlatives
    • Le/la plus + adjective;le/la moins + adjective
    • Le meilleur, la meilleure etc; le mieux; le pire
    • La moindre
  • Quantifiers
    • Assez, beaucoup plus/moins, peu, un peu, très, trop
    • Si, tout à fait tellement, quel, comme, fort, tout, bien
    • Si, tout à fait, tellement, quel comme (in exclamations)

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  • Definite (including use of au, aux, du, des)
  • Indefinite
  • Partitive: distinction between: il y a du fromage/il y a peu de fromage
  • Il y a beaucoup de fromage/il n’y a pas de fromage

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  • Combien?, comment?, où?, pourquoi?, quand? Depuis quand?
  • Ca, ce; cela
  • -Ci, -là
  • Cela, ceci; celui/celle-ci; celui/celle-là; ce qui/ce que
  • Celui, celle used with de, dont, qui/que

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  • Mon, ma, mes etc
    • Agreement in number and gender with noun
    • Mon, ton, son etc used before a feminine singular noun or adjective beginning with a vowel or mute h, eg mon amie Véronique; mon ancienne école
    • C repetition and agreement before each noun: eg mon frère et ma soeur
    • D receptive use: emphatic form, eg son frère à lui

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  • Autre, même, tout, chaque
  • Pareil, tel, plusieurs, quelques, pas grand-chose
  • Quelque chose, quelqu’un
  • N’importe quel
  • Chacun, certain
  • N’importe qui/n’importe quoi

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  • Subject personal pronouns
    • All, including on
  • Direct and indirect object personal pronouns,reflexive pronouns
    • Me, te, le, la, l’, nous, vous, les, me, te, lui, nous, vous,leur, se in affirmative sentences
    • Moi, toi with imperatives and negatives
    • Active use of two pronouns before a verb: il me l’a dit
  • Use of en
    • Use and position of en
  • Use of y
    • Use and position of y
  • Disjunctive pronouns
    • Moi, je…; c’est moi; c’est à moi etc
    • Moi-même, etc. Use after a preposition, pour lui
  • Relative pronouns
    • Qui, que/qu’, quoi
    • Ce qui/ce que
    • Ce qui/ce que
    • Lequel/laquelle etc (after preposition); auquel, duquel, don’t

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  • Numbers
    • All cardinal numbers
    • All cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers
    • Ordinal numbers
    • Active use of premier up to sixième
    • Receptive use of septième onwards
  • Expressions of quantity
    • Beaucoup, assez, peu, un peu, trop, demi, moitié,quart
    • Tant, tellement
  • Dates and times
    • Day and month, le 12 septembre
    • Time of day, including 24 hour clock
    • Years, 1995
    • Figures accepted in written examination
  • Use of depuis
    • In present tense, eg j’apprends le français depuis cinq ans
    • In imperfect tense, eg j’habitais ici depuis 2 ans, quand

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Topics Covered

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  • Home life and school
  • Food, health and fitness

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  • Self, family and personal relationships
  • Holidays and special occasions

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  • Home town and local area
  • Natural and made environment
  • People, places and customs

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  • Continuing education
  • Careers and employment
  • Language and communication in the work place

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  • Tourism at home and abroad
  • Life in other countries and communities
  • World events and issues

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A – Level

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  • Le Malade imaginaire, Molière
  • Thérèse Raquin, Émile Zola (the novel, not the play)
  • L’Alouette, Jean Anouilh
  • Moderato Cantabile, Marguerite Duras

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  • Les Caves du Vatican, André Gide
  • Les Justes, Albert Camus
  • Les Belles Images, Simone de Beauvoir
  • La Vie devant soi, Romain Gary

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AS – Level

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  • Le Malade imaginaire, Molière
  • Thérèse Raquin, Émile Zola (the novel, not the play)
  • L’Alouette, Jean Anouilh
  • Moderato Cantabile, Marguerite Duras

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  • Les Caves du Vatican, André Gide
  • Les Justes, Albert Camus
  • Les Belles Images, Simone de Beauvoir
  • La Vie devant soi, Romain Gary

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  • Communication and media
  • Global issues
  • Social relationships

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  • Cultural diversity
  • Customs and traditions
  • Health
  • Leisure
  • Science and technology

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Assessment for HL

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  • Creative writing of 300-400 based on one of the literary texts read

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  • Individual Oral presentation and discussion with the teacher
  • Interactive Oral (based on the core): three classroom activities assessed by the teacher

[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Two external examination papers”]

  • Text-handling exercises on four written texts, based on the core
  • Compulsory writing exercises

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  • Communication and media
  • Global issues
  • Social relationships

[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”In additionSL teachers select two from the following five options”]

  • Cultural diversity
  • Customs and traditions
  • Health
  • Leisure
  • Science and technology

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Assessment for SL

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  • Receptive and written productive skills: Creative writing of 300-400 (SL) or 500–600 (HL) words plus 100-word rationale

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  • Individual Oral: 15 minutes’ preparation time and a 10-minute (maximum) presentation and discussion with the teacher
  • Interactive Oral (based on the core): three classroom activities assessed by the teacher

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  • Text-handling exercises on four written texts, based on the core
  • Compulsory writing exercises

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  • La France
  • Qu’ est-ce que c’est?
  • La rentrée
  • Il est français ?
  • La journée de mme
  • Lavigne
  • Kalu est malade
  • Faire les courses
  • Mme Lavigne cherche un manteau
  • Allons à Paris
  • Les photos de manuel
  • Au café des laurent
  • Encore une lettre de rouen

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  • la rentŕee
  • Il est francais
  • la journée de madame lavigne
  • Kalu est malade
  • Faire des courses
  • Mme lavigne cherche un manteau
  • Allons à Paris
  • Les photos de manuel
  • Au Café de laurent
  • Encore une lettre de rouen

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  • unseen prose passage (factual/descriptive)

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  • One long composition (Informal letter)
  • Short compositions ( any three): (dialogue, reordering, post card, message, weather description of a person/situation with visual input and clues)

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  • Articles
  • Possessive adjective
  • Demonstrative adjective
  • Prepositions
  • Verbs (présent, futur proche, futur, passé composé, impératif, imparfait)
  • Pronominal verbs
  • Editing sentences
  • Re-ordering sentences
  • Question formation
  • Qualifying adjectives
  • Integrated questions (articles, prepositions, tenses of verbs done, editing sentences, re-ordering sentences, personal pronouns, negatives, degrees of adjectives, Interrogative adjectives and pronouns, question formation, relative pronouns)

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  • La Fmille
  • Au Lycée
  • Une journée de Pauline
  • Les saisons
  • Les Voyages
  • Lesloisirs et les sports
  • L’argent de poche
  • Faire des achats
  • Un diner en famille
  • La mode
  • Les fêtes
  • La Francophonie

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  • Entre Jeunes Class IX (CBSE)
  • Textbook Lessons 1-12

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[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”Reading Section” open=”yes”]

  • unseen prose passage (factual/descriptive)

[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Writing Section”]

  • One long composition (Informal letter)
  • Short compositions(any three): (recipe, message, re-arranging a text/dialogue in logical sequence or completing a text with the help of clues provided)

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  • Revision of grammar topics done in class 9
  • All grammar topics done in classes 9 and 10 with special emphasis to be laid on the following topics: pronoms relatifs (simples et composés) plus-que-parfait/ conditionnel passé/”Si” clauses/gérondif/participe présent,/discours direct et indirect, subjonctif)
  • Futur antérieur
  • Forme nominale
  • Pronoms personnels/y/ en
  • Pronom démonstratif (simple/composé)
  • Pronoms possessif
  • C’est ….qui
  • Editing sentences
  • Forming questions
  • Jumbled sentences
  • Tick the correct answer

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  • Retrouvons nos amis
  • Après le bac
  • Bon appétit
  • Chacun ses goûts
  • Chez le médecin
  • Chercher du travail
  • Le plaisir de lire
  • Métro, Boulot, Dodo
  • Vive la République
  • C’est bon le progrès

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  • Entre Jeunes – 2 (CBSE)
  • Lessons 1-10

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