🥗French Level 1, Activity 13: La nourriture / Food (Online)

Menu with the sections "Snacks," "Foods," and "Drinks"
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Description: In this activity, students will learn about foods and menus by matching descriptions of meals to appropriate photos. They will also play a game of bingo for vocabulary related to ordering in a cafe.
Semantic Topics: foods, menus, ordering food, meals, la nourriture, le repas, commander la nourriture, superlatives, le superlatif

Products: Food, meals, recipes, menus

Practices: The French generally have a smaller, and more carb centric breakfast, a large lunch, and a smaller dinner at 8 pm or later.

Perspectives: Meals are very important in France! Much of the time, sitting down as a family and eating together is seen as an important family activity. Sunday meals are especially important and oftentimes more lavish. Meals tend to take longer to finish than in a typical American household, due the special importance placed on gastronomy in French culture.

  • What might that say about French culture, in relation to food and family, that they typically have longer meals than us? What is American “food culture” like in comparison, and what do you think that shows about our values?

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards: 

  • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations or correspondence in French to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret spoken and written French on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts, and ideas in French to an audience of listeners or readers.

Idaho State Content Standards: 

  • COMM 1: Interact with others in the target language and gain meaning from interactions in the target language.
  • COMM 2: Discover meaning from what is heard, read or viewed on a variety of topics in the target language.
  • COMM 3: Utilize appropriate media to present an idea to an audience.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can look at pictures on a menu and identify the foods.
  • I can say what food I like or dislike.
  • I can identify items related to restaurants.


1. Begin by introducing the Can-Dos for today’s activity.


2. Students will match typed sentences with the appropriate photo on warmup cards. There are 4 sets of phrases, each color-coded so you can easily separate them into groups. Each set is identical.

Les étudiants doivent associer une phrase avec une photo. Il y a 4 ensembles de phrases, chacun ayant une couleur différente afin de faciliter la distribution aux équipes. Chaque ensemble est identique.

Main Activity

Food/Restaurant Bingo!

  1. Copy-paste the link below into the Zoom chat. When students use the link, they will automatically be given a random bingo card. Using your bingo card, start calling out words. When a student has a word on their card, they can click on that word and an X will appear. The student to fill their card first wins!



Ask the following questions to finish the activity:

  • Quel plan de repas préférez-vous ? Pourquoi ? (Which meal plan do you prefer? Why?)
  • Préférez-vous manger au restaurant ou chez vous ? (Do you prefer to eat at a restaurant or at your house?)
  • Quel est votre restaurant préféré ? (What is your favorite restaurant?)
  • Quel est votre repas préféré ? (What is your favorite meal?)

End of Activity:

  • Can-Do statement check-in… “Where are we?”
  • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with cards.
  • Encourage students to be honest in their self evaluation
  • Pay attention and use feedback for future activities!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can look at pictures on a menu and identify the foods.
  • I can say what food I like or dislike.
  • I can identify items related to restaurants.

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