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, Y10-11 (Intermediate)

Listening. Holidays - two young women talk about their holidays. Based on a BBC video (not available outside UK). Gap fill and "find the French". GCSE standard (intermediate, but quite easy).

, Y12-13 (Advanced)

Listening task. Interview with a forensic pathologist (coroner/medical examiner). Challenging task for advanced level with gap fill exercise. Linked video from the excellent Universcience.tv site.

, Y7 (Beginner)

Ma maison crossword for near beginners. English - French translations, including definite articles and simple possessives (mon,ma,mes). I think it's worth including articles as beginners in French get very confused about this.

, Y12-13 (Advanced)

Listening: an extract from the 2002 Nicolas Philibert film Etre et avoir with sentences to translate and a brief oral task. Linguistically easy, but needs careful listening with repeats. Good for English AS level cinema theme.

, Y12-13 (Advanced), FREE

Listening task. Speed dating. Easy A-level material based on a BBC video. Students watch the video and translate sentences from English into French. A good lesson in how word to word translation often fails. See Samples for access to this resource.

, Y10-11 (Intermediate)

Listening based on a BBC video in which a mother describes her daughters. Low(ish) intermediate level. Good for GCSE. Sheet includes vocabulary list, questions in French and a written task. Could be used with a good Year 9 class.

, Y10-11 (Intermediate)

Listening based on a BBC programme extract about a small family restaurant in Strasbourg, a "vinstub". Intermediate level (higher GCSE) with true/false and sentences to complete. This would suit a good intermediate class.

, Y12-13 (Advanced)

Reading comprehension and discussion on TV versus internet. Matching reading task with discussion questions. Good for AS level in England and Wales. High intermediate.

, Y12-13 (Advanced)

Listening task. Villes nouvelles, a report from the BBC Learning Zone clip bank. Perfect standard for A2 A-level French. This would work well with the Florent Pagny song I posted recently. Pre-listening discussion, then questions in French for intensive listening and detailed note-taking.

, Y12-13 (Advanced)

Listening. Marie-Anne talks about Amélie Poulain. Video from i-catcher-online.com, with gap fill and oral task - describing a film. Good AS level task (high intermediate).