Video listening (with subtitles). Clémence talks about her upcoming journey to Cambodia. This is a true/false/not mentioned task, very accessible because of the subtitles. A good opportunity for receptive practice of the near future. Clémence has a YouTube channel and has a clear and engaging vocal style.
Video listening. Another one from Arte Junior, this time a portrait of Zico, living in bombed out Benghazi, Libya. This is a well scaffolded task where students complete sentences by choosing a word with three options. Once again this is an eye opener for students.
Video listening. Oumou - portrait d'enfant. A short video from Arte Junior about a girl living in an orphanage in Mali. A good insight for pupils. Questions in English with some vocab to help. Answers given. Could be used with a mixed-attainment Y10 group.
Video listening. A short video from Arte Junior about the daily routine of a 13 year old village girl in India. False sentences to correct. Answers given. This could be used with a good Y9 class.
Video listening. Vishwa en Inde. This is a short video from Arte Junior on YouTube. The task is to match starts and ends of sentences. An eye-opening look at daily routine for pupils.
A strip bingo game on the topic of clothing. You could play this game remotely in a live lesson. Strip bingo is easy to prepare with individual words or chunks. Leave the words displayed. LOTS of repetition!
I have added to the Y8 (and Y9) page a checklist of further activities you could use to exploit the narrow listening and narrow reading resources. Many of them can be used with short, simple written texts in general.
A "narrow listening" exercise on the topic of TV/streaming. Usual format: four short paragraphs to read as students do true/false and matching. Other exercises could also be done using the same source material.
A simple transformational drill, requiring changing positive to negative sentences in the perfect tense. Some simple translations too. Drills like this can be done orally first, then in writing for reinforcement.
A "translate and transcribe" task using the song Si jamais j'oublie by Zaz. Students listen to the YouTube clip and translate an English version of the lyrics back into French.