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To Do or not to Do on the Beach

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French bienvenue Le Tour de France Le Rolland Garros sable fin Manche sud galet pic-niquer nord vital crme solaire coup de soleil mare English welcome The Tour de France Rolland Garros tennis competition sand fine, thin, delicate English Channel south pebble to picnic north vital sunscreen cream sunburnt tide Class masculine noun noun noun noun adjective noun masculine noun noun verb form noun, adjective adjectif noun, numeral adjective noun noun Gender masculine masculine masculine masculine feminine masculine masculine masculine feminine masculine feminine

Vocabulary Sample Sentences


Bienvenue dans ma demeure! Le tour de France est la competition cycliste la plus connue du pays. Le Rolland Garros est une comptition prestigieuse de tennis. J'aime faire des chteaux de sable. C'est un repas aux plats trs fins. Cette danseuse a un corps fin. Ce sable fin de dcoration est parfait pour la maison. J'ai travers la Manche en ferry. Le climat du sud est doux. La plage d'Etretat en Normandie est une plage de galets. Nous adorons pique-niquer sur la plage ou la piscine. La France est situe dans l'hmisphre nord. Le vent du nord est froid. Une bonne nutrition est vitale pour la sant. Respirer c'est vital! France tour is the cyclist competition the most well-known of the country. Rolland Garros is a prestigious tennis competition. I like to make sand castles. It's a meal with very fine dishes. This dancer has a thin body. This fine sand for decoration is perfect for the house. I crossed the English channel by ferry. The climate of the south is mild. The Etretat becah in Normandie is a pebble beach. We love to picnic on the beach or at the swimming-pool. France is located in the northern hemisphere. The north wind is cold. A good nutrition is vital for health. Breathing is vital!

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La crme solaire est conseille lors de l'exposition au soleil. Il est tout rouge, il a un coupde soleil. L'ocan atlantique a de forte mare. Sunscreen cream is recommended for sun exposure. He is all red, he has a sunburnt. The Atlantic ocean has strong tides.

Grammar Points
INTRODUCTION: What to do or not to do on the beach. Voil l't! The summer is here! There is a great song from "les ngresses vertes" reminding us of the joys of summer. The months of July and August are highly awaited by many. It is vacation time. Numerous people are taking their summer vacations in order to go to the beach. Some things may be surprising to some, but are considered normal in France.

Cultural Insight
Where are the best beaches in France? Le bronzage, c'est chouette! Sunbathing is nice! Favorite hobby of French people in vacation, sunbathing and "le farniente" * (lazing-around) are daily activities. Season are felt with the change of activities and even the media programming evolve according to the season! There is in summer a TV program announcing the beaches climate! The most fashionable beaches are: On the English Channel: - Cabourg - Cayeux-sur-mer - Cherbourg - Honfleur - Le touquet paris plage - Yport On the Atlantic ocean - Brigongnan plage - Dinard - Les sables d'Olonne

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- Perros-Guirec - Biarritz - Biscarosse - Lege Cap Ferret - Saint Jean de luz - Vannes On the Mediterranean sea: - Argeles - Cannes - Cassis - La grande Motte - Le Grau du roi - Nice - Marseilles - Porquerolles - Sete - Saint Raphael - Saint tropez *The word "farniente" taken from Spanish is widely use in France.

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