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09:53 May 21, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: show and tell
This is an expression used in schools, in particular in younger grades, where a child is asked to bring an object to school and talk about it in front of the class.
Louise A.
French translation:présentation
Explanation:
There is no equivalent expression used in French schools. There may be terms used in Canada though. The most common homework tasks in France are "exposés" but they require intensive research and writing, so in this case I would use a more general term like "présentation" which does not imply that you also turn in a written report, but simply means that you address the class on a pre-researched topic.

Cheers,

Béa
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Béatrice Huret-Morton
Local time: 00:24
Grading comment
Merci. Meme si ce mot ne rend pas tout-a-fait la meme idee, c'est le plus simple et le plus proche de l'idee originale.
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Summary of answers provided
napresentationxxxsylvieu
naprésentation
Béatrice Huret-Morton
naexposé vécu / démonstration pratique
Yolanda Broad
namontrer et raconter
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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14 mins
montrer et raconter


Explanation:
montrer et raconter (or 'montrez et racontez' or 'montrer et en parler' etc).

I don't think any of the above would be wrong

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
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Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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3 hrs
exposé vécu / démonstration pratique


Explanation:
De Termium : English:Education Theory and Methods show and tell period s CORRECT DEF - Time when children discuss experiences and/or objects brought to the classroom; valuable in the primary school for language growth, socialization, discovery of children's interests, and growth in general information. s French: Education Theory and Methods exposé vécu s CORRECT,MASC
démonstration pratique s FEM


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Yolanda Broad
United States
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7 hrs
présentation


Explanation:
There is no equivalent expression used in French schools. There may be terms used in Canada though. The most common homework tasks in France are "exposés" but they require intensive research and writing, so in this case I would use a more general term like "présentation" which does not imply that you also turn in a written report, but simply means that you address the class on a pre-researched topic.

Cheers,

Béa

Béatrice Huret-Morton
Local time: 00:24
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 490
Grading comment
Merci. Meme si ce mot ne rend pas tout-a-fait la meme idee, c'est le plus simple et le plus proche de l'idee originale.
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19 hrs
presentation


Explanation:
Since this is not something that's being practiced in schools of the French speaking world, except maybe in Canada. I would also suggest the word "presentation", which is general but is a good description of what the kids are asked to do: Bringing an familier object or a pet and talking about it in front of the class. Sylvie.

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