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FR F22 INT La ville du futur, quelle sera votre ville du futur idéale ? (The city of the future, what will be your ideal city of the future?)

Goal of the class:

  • learning new vocabulary on sustainability, ecology, urban spaces. Discussing current issues regarding the building of the citites of the future
  • use of the future and conditional tenses in French
  • Warm-up:
  • Quelle est ta ville préférée, pourquoi?
  • À quoi ressemblerait pour toi la ville du futur idéale?
  • En quoi les villes du futur seront-elles différentes de celles d’aujourd’hui ?
  • Si vous étiez maire d’une ville (city mayor), quels changements apporteriez-vous à votre ville pour qu’elle soit une vrai ville du futur ?
  • Quelle ville choisirais-tu comme capitale du monde et pourquoi ?

Activity 1 : À quoi ressemblera la ville du futur ?

  • Selon la vidéo, quel est le pourcentage de personnes qui vivront dans les villes en 2050? (According to the video, what is the percentage of people who will live in cities in 2050?)
  • Quelles actions les villes d’aujourd’hui doivent prendre pour devenir des « villes vertes »? (What are the actions modern cities need to take to become “green cities”?)

Vocabulary input following the videos on words/expressions used in it:

  • Pionnier – pioneering
  • Climat – climate
  • Vivre en symbiose avec la nature – live in symbioses with nature/the environment
  • Consommation – consumption
  • Urbanisation croissante – growing urbanisation
  • Recycler – to recycle / recyclage (nom) – recycling
  • Cultiver – to grow (food, etc)
  • Citoyens – citizens
  • Protéger/respecter l’environnement – protect/respect the environment
  • Energie renouvelable – renewable energy/power

Activity 2: Construisez la ville de demain (imagine/create the city of tomorrow)

  • Quels sont pour vous les critères de la ville idéale du future? (listez les au tableau/sur un feuille de papier ou votre ordinateur/telephone)
  • 1) Imaginez que vous êtes des architectes célèbres. Vous devez réaliser un croquis et une brochure descriptive d’une ville du futur. Votre objectif est d’attirer des investisseurs pour pouvoir construire cette ville, quels seront les critères important pour rendre votre projet unique et pionnier? (nouvelles technologies? Respect de l’environnement/écologique?, etc). Soyez créatifs!
  • 2) Présentez votre projet devant toute la classe (present your project to the class)

Ressources : Powerpoint, Youtube

ES S22 INT My hometown

Language Resident: Franco Rivas Quiroz

Level: Advanced

Class theme/topic discussed: My hometown (Online)

Goal of the class:

Students will be able to:

  • Describe their home city/town and express what they like/ do not like about it. “Lo que me gusta de mi ciudad es que / lo que no me gusta es que” “Lo que más me gusta/ lo que menos me gusta

Use comparatives and superlatives to express similarities and differences among cities “Sao Paulo es más grande que Valparaíso” “Santiago es la ciudad más grande de Chile”

  • Express desires for the future and explain the reasons for that. Example: “me gustaría vivir en Nueva York, porque hay muchos restaurantes allí”

Class structure:

Warm up:

Mi lugar favorito: Students will show us a picture of their favorite place in their hometown and explain why do the like that so much.


  • -The facilitator describes his hometown (Valparaiso) and shows pictures using a powerpoint presentation. Students are encouraged to ask questions about it if they want to know something else about it.
  • -Students are divided in pairs or groups of three using breakout rooms. Each one in their corresponding groups describes their hometown and talk about what they like/do not like about it. After that, some students share with the rest of the class what they like the most and the least about their hometowns, while the facilitator shows pictures about their hometowns using the projector and Google Images.
  • -In groups or couples, students talk about the city where they would like to live, and explain why. Then they share it with the rest of the class.
  • -Students see 4 images of cities around the world (Santiago, Chile; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Morelia, Mexico; Singapur, Singapur). In breakout rooms, they discuss the following questions: what city do you think it is? Which one of them do you think is  more quiet? which one is it closer? which one is more similar to your hometown? They share with the rest of the class after that.

Wrap up:

Using Jamboard, students design how the perfect city would look like and they give it a name. Then they share to the class.

Resources used: Powerpoint presentation, Google Images, Jamboard.

Reflection: What worked/did not work? How can it be improved?

Students participated well. They seemed engaged trying to figure out what cities they were and comparing them to where they came from. It seemed like students had fun with the last activity and laughed. What didn’t work that well was the fact that in one of the breakout rooms, students were not talking at all. I asked them about the questions and they started speaking, but maybe they were too shy to start speaking, or they had already talked about them quickly.

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