Amelie lit ‘Je m’habille et je te croque!’

8 Jan

Amelie is very fond of this book and today wanted to be recorded reading this, her second story. This is a great one for early language learners focussing on clothes and there are quite a few tricky sounds to exploit too.

What I find particularly interesting is that even at age 6, after only being taught how to read and recognise the link between sound and spelling quite recently (compared to most of the secondary age pupils I taught), Amelie still sometimes struggles to remember that ‘an’ is pronounced with a nasal sound unlike in English.  What amazes me further is that she is already able to self correct…and actually gets quite cross with herself when she pronounces it wrong!!!  See how she shakes the book in frustration.

It is also interesting to note that Amelie is so used to NOT pronouncing final silent consonants when she reads them that she says ‘mon t-shir(t)’ dropping the final ‘t’ – this is quite advanced for a 6 year old, I feel.


Please leave her a friendly, encouraging comment below and who knows you may see more stories here soon.




9 Responses to “Amelie lit ‘Je m’habille et je te croque!’”

  1. Maren January 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Amélie, c’est très, très bien! Tu deviendras un expert en franςais, je crois!

  2. Chris January 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    I’m so impressed Amelie! You read beautifully and it’s one of my favourite French stories! Well done!

  3. jayc7 January 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    wow amazing you really have the talent when it comes to french! I think you will make a superb french teacher when you are thankyou for the story.pps thanks for the christmas presie Suzi. martha.Super reading Amelie; beautiful, clear pronunciation!! Julia x

  4. Mme Burguin January 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    C’est génial Amélie! Tu as tres bien lu cette histoire et mon fils l’a regardé 3 fois!!! Il t’a dit ‘coucou’ aussi, mais il était décu que tu ne lui répondes pas! ;)Et apres on a regardé l’autre histoire ‘a la plage’, il a beaucoup aimé aussi! Encore Bravo!

  5. Caroline January 8, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Wow, Amelie – that is amazing – you speak so well. It sounded like a little French girl. Well done, you!! Great pronunciation

  6. Clare Seccombe January 10, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    Another beautifully read story, Amelie. Bravo!

  7. Suzi Bewell January 10, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Bless you all for your lovely comments! Suzi x

  8. kmurtagh January 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Bravo Amélie! Your French is fabulous. I’m sure lots of other children your age would love to be as good at French as you are 🙂 Well done! Looking forward to more stories.

  9. kieranjones January 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Excellent! I am even more jealous of the French skills now, maybe she can teach me some lessons! haha

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