This is an introductory level CD-ROM, not flashy but it does have pictures and basic identification of basics.
Games in French has a menu page with nine boxes of images, each image being a separate topic and a separate game. At the bottom of the page you find numbers 1, 2 and 3 in boxes. 1 is for beginners, 2 is for intermediate level, 3 is for advanced. 1 includes the nine boxes, 2 is the same, and 3 too -- the more complicated the level, the more complicated the games become! The CD-ROM includes 9x3=27 separate games in French.
A. Colours. Click on a ball, the voice will say in French what color ball you have clicked, eg. "La balle verte", "La balle jaune", etc.
B. Objects. Bike -- tree -- bed -- house -- "where is the bike?", "where is the tree?", etc. Follows same pattern as Colours.
C. Geometrical shapes. Same format. Circle, square, etc., hear and later identify.
D. Clothes for Boy. For both boy and girl, the exercise consists of dressing them, eg. "Put the skirt on...", etc. Student has to choose the right clothing and click on it.
E. Clothes for Girl. See last entry.
F. The Face. The voice identifies parts of the face, then asks, "Show me the nose...", etc.
G. Animals on the Farm. The voice identifies cow, dog, etc.. then asks "Show me the dog.", etc.
H. Wild Animals. The voice identifies bee, bird, etc. then asks "Where is the bee?", etc.
I. What are they doing? Voice says: The baby is sleeping, the girl is playing, the boy is drinking, the girl is swimming. Then: where is the girl who is swimming? and student must click correctly.
A. Transportation. Voice identifies plane, helicopter, boat. Then where is the plane? etc.
B. In the bathroom. Voice identifies the sink, toilet, tub, then Where is the sink? etc.
C. In the classroom. Voice identifies the table, pen, scissors, flag, then: where is the pen? etc.
D. Fruits. Voice identifies the apple, orange, then: where is the apple? etc.
E.Vegetables. Voice identifies the tomato, salad, then: where is the tomato? etc.
F. Let's set the table. Voice identifies the spoon, glass, rice, milk, bread, then: where is the spoon? etc.
G. Numbers from 1 to 6. Voice identifies the numbers, then will ask: 5, 3,1 etc.
H. Matching exercise. An overall review of the vocabulary seen so far: level 1 & 2.
A. Numbers from 1 to 10. Voice identifies numbers, then: show me 6 oranges, 9 flowers etc.
B. Jacques said. Jaques's voice says: "touch my hair", "touch my noise" etc. Student has to click on the right part of the body.
C. Let's find! Six boxes of images to be memorized: bed, tree, bike, etc. Then student has to guess in which box the bed, for instance, is hidden.
D. At home. Choose a door which leads you to a room: the kitchen, the living room, the bedroom, the garden etc. The voice identifies the vocabulary of that room. Then, student has to guess the vocabulary asked for.
E. The mouse and the cheese, learnig directions. Help the mouse get the cheese. Whenever the answer is correct, the mouse gets closer to the cheese. Voice says: on TV, under the table, behind the lamp, etc. Then student has to click on the right place, when asked to do so.
F. Two puzzles:
G. Numbers from 1 to 24:
H. What time is it? Sorry, cannot find file!!!!
I. Bingo: This exercise is a review of the vocabulary seen so far.
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