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Learning Exercise

Material: Atlas francophone: Les Etats en chiffres
Submitted by: Danielle Trudeau on Mar 02, 2003
Date Last Modified: Mar 02, 2003
Title: Practice comparison with Atlas francophone
Description: Writing assignment for the intermediate learner: one paragraph to one page (double-space).
Type of Task: Core activity, Individual, Student-centered, Unsupervised
Time Required 20 minutes.
Topics: Grammar: comparative and superlative structures in context; country names, articles and prepositions with country names.
Course: Intermediate French 25B: Write French
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division
Prerequisites Skills: One year of French.
Learning Objectives: Practice various comparative and superlative structures in writing.
Master grammatical distinctions (e.g. autant de, autant que).
Practice articles and prepositions with country names.
Prepare for taking writing tests of unit A2-A4 of the DELF exam.
Text of Learning Exercise: Choose two countries from "Atlas Francophone" and compare them in terms of their population, resources and environment. Use the structures you have learned to express comparisons or the superlative (plus que, moins que, plus de, moins de, le plus, le moins, le meilleur, etc). Minimum number of sentences: 10, including one introductory sentence presenting the countries and their geographical situation and one sentence for the conclusion.
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