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Unit 1: http://www.hku.hk/french/dcmScreen/lang2043/fetes_tableau.htm

I. After you have finished exploring this site, answer the following questions.

  1. What are the names of five French holidays that resemble their American counterparts?
  2. La Chandeleur (Candlemas, in English) is a religious holiday observed on February 2. What food is featured on this day?
  3. Le 14 juillet marks the beginning of the French Revolution. What happens on the Champs- Élysées during this event?
  4. Is la Saint Valentin a religious holiday?
  5. When did the French start to celebrate la fête des mères?
  6. Click on "gui" next to the "Jour de l'an." What is gui in English?

Unit 2: http://www.musee-orsay.fr
After you have finished exploring this site, answer the following questions.

  1. Click on "Français," "Collections" and "Histoire du musée." For what purpose was the building originally used?
  2. Click on "Architecture." In what year did this service cease?
  3. Now click on "Plan du musée," on the left-hand bar. How many floors does this museum have?
  4. Go to the "niveau supérieur" and click on "salle 34." Look at the impressionist pictures. Which one is your favorite? Why?
  5. Now go to the "Rez-de-chaussée," "Galerie Seine." What kind of paintings are here?
  6. Finally, go to "Niveau médian" and click on "passerelle." What type of art is exhibited here?

Unit 3: http://www.bocuse.fr/
After you have finished exploring this site, answer the following questions.

  1. What is the full name of this chef?
  2. Click on "Restaurant Bocuse." In what city is Bocuse's restaurant located?
  3. What kind of building is this restaurant?
  4. Click on "Cartes et menus." What courses are listed?
  5. If you were invited on a date at this restaurant, what would you order?
  6. Click on "Plan d'accès." Which river of the Rhône Valley is the restaurant Paul Bocuse closer to?

Unit 4: http://www.antilles-info-tourisme.com/guadeloupe/art-fr.htm
After you have finished exploring this site, answer the following questions.

  1. Guadeloupe is part of an archipelago. How many other islands are in this archipelago?
  2. What two countries share the island of Saint Martin?
  3. For what crop is Guadeloupe best known? What kind of plantations are found on Basse-Terre?
  4. In what part of Guadeloupe is the famous volcano La soufrière located? Is it an active or inactive volcano?
  5. How many kilometers of trekking can one do in the Parc National?
  6. Click on "300 espèces d'arbres et d'arbustes." The symbol of the Parc National is the racoon. How do you say "racoon" in French? How do you think it got its name? (Apply what you know about racoons to the last part of its name, laveur.)

Unit 5:
Lucky you! Because you have worked hard on your French, your parents are sending you on a three-day vacation to either Cannes, a well-prized vacation site on the French Côte d'Azur, or to the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Martin! What's more, you can take your best friend with you!

If you choose to go to Cannes, go to the following site:
http://www.cannes.fr/

If you choose to go to Saint-Martin, go to this site:
http://www.sxmsaintmartin.com

Once you have finished exploring the site of your choice, choose a hotel and plan a full week of fun: activities, sports and outings in the region. Starting with vendredi through dimanche, make a schedule of what you and your friend will be doing, writing down the activities, the days and the times they are offered.

Unit 6: http://www.guide-de-voyage.com/maroc/a_decouvrir_maroc.php

After you have finished exploring this site, answer the following questions.

  1. Click on "Histoire." Who became the king of Morocco in 1999?
  2. Click on "Informations pratiques." Do French people need a visa to enter Morocco?
  3. Click on "Art et culture au Maroc." Who sings mostly classical music?
  4. Click on "A découvrir au Maroc." Which city is called "the royal city"?
  5. Agadir is known for having the most beautiful what?
  6. Which Moroccan city appeals to you the most and why?
  7. Click on "Gastronomie." Tajine is the national dish of Morocco. What is it?

Unit 7: http://www.ville-blois.fr/
After you have finished exploring this site, answer the following questions.

  1. Click on "Tourisme/Château royal de Blois/Le chateau royal de Blois en quelques clics." What four styles of architecture does this castle embody?
  2. Click on the link below: www.chateaudeblois.fr
    Click on "Histoire/Les Guerres de religion." In what year and which part of the castle was the Duc de Guise assassinated? Because of this information, can you guess who killed him?
  3. Click on "Le son et lumière." What is it? In your opinion, what would be the difference between attending this event and watching fireworks over Disneyworld's castle?
  4. Return to the principal page on Blois. Click on "BLOIS AU QUOTIDIEN/Culture/Lieux culturels." See "centre social de Mirabeau." What is a "centre social"? These are very prominent in France, especially in smaller cities. Can you do an Internet search on this term and figure out what it is?
  5. Click on "Tourisme" again. Is it possible to go to the Château de Blois by bike?
  6. What museum presents a private collection of the city of Blois?
  7. What can you see at the Musée d'histoire naturelle?

Unit 8: http://www.vieux.montreal.qc.ca/accueil.htm
After you have finished exploring this site, answer the following questions.

  1. Click on "Des siècles d'histoire." When did Montréal become the historical city that it is today?
  2. Click on "Informations touristiques." What free information can you get?
  3. Click on "Activités/Musées, attraits et espaces publics," then "Centre des sciences de Montréal." What is particular about this museum?
  4. Which Montreal museum relates the life of a 17th-century woman educator of Montreal?
  5. Under "Attraits particuliers," check out the "Marché Bonsecours." Is this place similar to a French open market, or is it a historical market like Paris's famous "Les Halles"?
  6. Under "Espaces publics," what square was named after a British Queen? How do you say "square" in French? (Look it up!)
  7. What is the significance of the "Place d'armes" for the city of Montreal?

Unit 9: http://www.ville-orleans.fr
After you have finished exploring this site, answer the following questions.

  1. Click on "ORLÉANS/hier." When did Jeanne d'Arc deliver the city?
  2. On the left, click on "Personnages célèbres." What famous painter lived in Orléans?
  3. Now click on "se loger/se restaurer." Hows many hotels are located in Orléans?
  4. What are some specialties you might enjoy when dining out?
  5. Click on "nouveaux habitants." How many people move to Orléans each year?
  6. Click on "les environs." Where can people go to the beach in Orléans?
  7. Finally, click on "la ville en chiffres" and "université-recherche." How many universities are there in Orléans?

Unit 10: http://cathedrale.chartres.free.fr
After you have finished exploring this site, answer the following questions.

  1. Click on "La Cathédrale" and "Histoire." In what century was the first Cathédrale de Chartres built?
  2. What has happened yearly since 1935?
  3. Go back and click on "Histoire Sacrée." This paragraph describes a natural phenomenon: because of the peak of the cathedral, lightning would strike often. This resulted in what popular belief?
  4. Click on "La nef." What happened to the Cathedral in the first part of the 13th century?
  5. Is the nave of the Cathédrale de Chartres bigger or smaller than that of the Cathédrale de Paris?
  6. What represented the number seven?
  7. Go back and click on "Vitraux." Most of the stained-glass windows date from which century? What was the purpose of stained-glass windows?
  8. Click on the link to admire those old stained-glass windows. Which is your favorite? Why?

Unit 11: http://www.eco-test.com

  1. Click on “Ensemble Préservons la vie.” In France, with what percentage of alcohol in your blood are drivers considered unsafe?
  2. Begin by clicking on "effets de l'alcool." What are five consequences of drinking alcohol?
  3. Is there anything that can be done to quickly reduce the amount or effects of alcohol consumption?

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