EXAMEN FINAL: samedi 4 mai, 8h30

NOTES GENERALES

  • Révisez grammaire et vocabulaire, Chs. 7 + 8
  • Paragraphe à écrire
  • Passage à lire et à commenter
  • Sections orales et écrites

VOCABULAIRE:

  • Traditions (Ch. 7), En famille (Ch. 8)
  • Variés (Thématiques des Chs. 1-6)

GRAMMAIRE INCLUSE:

  • Subjonctif: compléter des phrases en employant le subjonctif, l'indicatif, ou l'infinitif (Révisez 7.II, III, IV, pp. 204-211)
  • Les adverbes: complétez une phrase en utilisant un adverbe formé d'un adjectif (Révisez 8.II et 8.III, pp. 213-215)
  • Verbes: croire, vivre, venir, plaire à (et leurs composés) (Révisez 7.I, p. 203 et 8.I, p. 212.)
  • Comparatif et superlatif: écrivez des phrases comparatives et superlatives avec des adjectifs, des adverbes et des noms (Révisez 2.III, pp. 158-159, 8.III et IV, pp. 215-216)
  • Les phrases de condition avec si: remplir le tiret avec la forme correcte du verbe (Révisez 5.III, IV, et V, pp. 186-194)
  • Le passé composé et l'imparfait: écrire un paragraphe (Révisez 3.IV, pp. 167-169 et les formes du passé composé et de l'imparfait)
  • La négation: Répondez à des questions en utilisant des expressions négatives (Révisez 6.II, pp. 197-200)
  • Les interrogatifs: Posez des questions sur un paragraphe (Révisez 2.V, pp. 160-163)

EXERCICE SUPPLEMENTAIRE

CORRIGES DE L'EXERCICE

 


EXAMEN ORAL FINAL: SIGN UP HERE

Purpose: At the Final Oral Exam in French 201, students are expected to demonstrate their progress this semester in conducting basic conversation on a variety of familiar topics, incorporating vocabulary and grammatical structures learned throughout the course. In particular, they should be able to control and use correctly the most common verb tenses such as the present, the passé composé, the imperfect, and the futur and conditional present. They should also demonstrate mastery of agreement and correct placement of adjectives, and correct use of interrogative structures.

Exam format: As for the mid-term oral exam, students will be expected to conduct an extended conversation based on one of the following 4 topics:

Sujets:
1. Conversation entre deux amis qui comparent leurs voyages récents
2. Conversation: deux adolescents se disputent sur le choix d'un film à voir au ciné ou d'une émission à regarder à la télé
3. Conversation: un parent raconte un conte de fées à son enfant, qui l'interrompt constamment avec des questions
4. Conversation entre un(e) jeune qui a des problèmes dans sa famille et un(e) adulte qui lui donne des conseils

Procedure: At the oral exam, four cards will be provided containing the four topics listed above. Partners will randomly choose one card and will conduct a conversation based on that theme. Both partners are to participate equally in the conversation, each asking questions and making logical responses. The conversation will be six to seven minutes in length; students are to continue conversing until the instructor indicates otherwise. The instructor will ask each student individual questions chosen from a variety of topics at the end of each conversation. The entire oral exam will last about twelve minutes.

Grading: Each student is graded individually.
Information conveyed (30%): scope and breadth of ideas communicated to partner(s); relevance of ideas to conversation topic; clarity of message.
Grammar (25%): accurate and appropriate control of verb tenses and moods, articles, pronouns, adverbs, adjective agreement, and variety of grammatical complexity.
Vocabulary (25%): choice and accurate usage of vocabulary appropriate to French 201; use of vocabulary from units covered to date; avoidance of English.
Pronunciation (10%): accuracy of pronunciation appropriate to French 201 level; no interference between pronunciation and the message conveyed.
Comprehension (10%): understanding of partner's/instructor's questions and statements.

Exam days: The oral exams will take place 29 April. Students will sign up with their assigned partner for an appointment. Make sure both partners' names appear on the signup time. You should arrive at least ten minutes before your exam time and wait in the lounge area of FH 235 for the instructor to call you in. Not showing up for your exam will result in a grade of 0% unless official documentation of an emergency can be provided.

Exam preparation: In order to prepare for the Oral Exam, carefully study the possible topics. Use your textbook to choose the vocabulary and structures needed to appropriately formulate questions and responses related to the topic. You are not expected to search outside of your textbook for structures and terms beyond the level of French 201. Instead, you are encouraged to practice and use what you already know within the contexts provided. You should not attempt to memorize a script with your partner. You should, however, practice speaking in French with your partner frequently before the oral exam.

To help fill in gaps and pauses in conversation, consider using filler words, and other phrases to keep the conversation going like these:

  • Ah vraiment?
  • C'est intéressant, fascinant, original
  • Cela m'intéresse énormément!
  • Oh, je sais pas...
  • Chouette! Super!
  • Ah bon? Je n'étais pas au courant...

EXAMEN II ( partie orale mercredi 3 avril; partie écrite vendredi 5 avril ) :

A REVISER:

  • Vocabulaire, Chs. 4-6
  • Temps/modes de verbe:
    • le futur
    • le conditionnel présent et passé
    • le présent
    • l'imparfait
    • le plus-que-parfait
  • Les nouveaux verbes irréguliers
  • Les pronoms
  • Les prépositions avec les noms géographiques
  • Les phrases de condition avec "si"
  • Les expressions négatives
  • Les pronoms relatifs
Pour préparer l'examen, voir les exercices à la page Equipement

FORMATS POSSIBLES:

  • Ecouter un passage, répondre à des questions
  • Lire un passage, répondre à des questions
  • Compléter des phrases d'un façon originale avec le temps de verbe approprié
  • Répondre à des questions par une expression négative
  • Remplir des tirets avec le pronom relatif correct
  • Récrire des phrases avec les pronoms objets corrects
  • Remplir des tirets par la préposition correcte devant les noms géographiques
  • Ecrire un passage original sur un thème donné

Réviser aussi les exercices sur iLrn et les exemples dans les présentations PowerPoint et sur les vidéos du professeur


EXAMEN ORAL DE MI-TERME: SIGN UP HERE

Purpose: The Midterm Oral Exam in French 201 is intended to provide you with the opportunity to practice and perform skills necessary to understanding and communicating in spoken French. It is designed to reinforce your abilities to ask and field questions in French, convey meaning, and express your point of view. This is your chance to demonstrate how much you already know and to measure your personal level of success in French. Bon courage!

Exam format: For the oral exam students will be expected to conduct an extended conversation based on one of the following 3 topics:

Sujets:
1. Conversation basée sur La 2 CV de ma soeur, entre un gendarme et la soeur de Fernand Raynaud
2. Conversation: deux amis visitent Paris; ils discutent les avantages et les désavantages des différents moyens de transport pour se déplacer en ville
3. Conversation: deux amis se racontent leurs histoires d'ennuis en voiture (panne d'essence, contravention, accident, etc.). Posez-vous des questions pour préciser les détails.

You should also be able to use interrogative structures effectively in order to ask your partner questions as part of the conversation.

Procedure: At the oral exam, three cards will be provided containing the three topics listed above. Partners will randomly choose one card and will conduct a conversation based on that theme. Both partners are to participate equally in the conversation, each asking questions and making logical responses. The conversation will be four to five minutes in length; students are to continue conversing until the instructor indicates otherwise. The instructor may choose to ask questions at the end of each conversation. The entire oral exam will last about ten minutes.

Grading: Each student is graded individually.
Information conveyed (30%): scope and breadth of ideas communicated to partner(s); relevance of ideas to conversation topic; clarity of message.
Grammar (25%): accurate and appropriate control of verb tenses and moods, articles, pronouns, adverbs, adjective agreement, and variety of grammatical complexity.
Vocabulary (25%): choice and accurate usage of vocabulary appropriate to French 201; use of vocabulary from units covered to date; avoidance of English.
Pronunciation (10%): accuracy of pronunciation appropriate to French 201 level; no interference between pronunciation and the message conveyed.
Comprehension (10%): understanding of partner's/instructor's questions and statements.

Exam days: The oral exams will take place on the 18th and 19th of March. Students will sign up with their assigned partner for an appointment. Make sure both partners' names appear on the signup time. You should arrive at least ten minutes before your exam time and wait in the lounge area outside the professor's office, FH 235 M, until you are called in. Not showing up for your exam will result in a grade of 0% unless official documentation of an emergency can be provided.

Exam preparation: In order to prepare for the Oral Exam, carefully study the possible topics. Use your textbook to choose the vocabulary and structures needed to appropriately formulate questions and responses related to the topic. You are not expected to search outside of your textbook for structures and terms beyond the level of French 201. Instead, you are encouraged to practice and use what you already know within the contexts provided. You should not attempt to memorize a script with your partner. You should, however, practice speaking in French with your partner frequently before the oral exam.

To help fill in gaps and pauses in conversation, consider using filler words, and other phrases to keep the conversation going like these:

  • Ah vraiment?
  • C'est intéressant, fascinant, original
  • Cela m'intéresse énormément!
  • Oh, je sais pas...
  • Chouette! Super!
  • Ah bon? Je n'étais pas au courant...

EXAMEN I: vendredi 22 février; partie orale mercredi 20 février

NOTES GENERALES

  • Révisez grammaire et vocabulaire, Chs. 1-3
  • Paragraphe à écrire
  • Sections orales et écrites

VOCABULAIRE:

  • Les études
  • Descriptions du corps, du caractère, des vêtements
  • Activités et passe-temps quotidiens
  • L'immigration, travail et questions sociales

GRAMMAIRE:

  • Le présent de l'indicatif: Fill in blanks with correct form of verb.
  • L'impératif: Put verbs, including reflexive verbs, into the imperative affirmative and negative.
  • Le passé. Choose between the passé composé, the imparfait, and the plus-que-parfait and conjugate the verb correctly.
  • Les interrogatifs: Ask questions on the information contained in a paragraph. Vary interrogative forms between adjectives (quel, etc.), adverbs (combien, pourquoi, etc.) and pronouns (avec qui, qu'est-ce que, etc.)
  • Les adjectifs: Form feminine and plurals of adjectives, and place in the correct place in sentences
  • Le comparatif et superlatif des adjectifs et des adverbes. Write sentences using comparative and superlative constructions.
  • L'infinitif. Use correctly the present and past infinitive foms.
  • Verbes irréguliers: payer, s'ennuyer, décrire, s'asseoir, accueillr, mourir et leurs composés
  • Expressions: manquer à, rendre, venir de, depuis
  • Tout: formes de l'adjectif et du pronom
  • EXTRA CREDIT: chanteuses et écrivains...

PARAGRAPHE: You will write a passage as detailed below. You may prepare the paragraph in advance, but you will write it without notes or dictionaries during the exam. Use 50-60 words and the past tenses; be as accurate as possible based on the information given in the reading pp. 44-46.

  • Le saga de Saba.  Écrivez l'histoire de Saba et de sa mère du point de vue de ses parents adoptifs, les Herschel. Montrez pourquoi Aimée et le Colonel ont décidé de garder le petit bébé malgré le vol de leur argent par la mère de Saba.

 

 

 

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