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by Teachit
6th November 2015


French | Listening | Stereotypes

This animated video is a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the stereotypes we may have of the French, from what they wear to what they eat.

Teaching ideas

Ask students to work in groups to brainstorm what comes to mind as 'typically French' for the following categories:

Vêtements / Villes / Monuments / Français célèbres / Alimentation

Play the first 1min 35 secs of the clip and ask students to tick off any stereotypes they guessed correctly and add any more mentioned in the video.

You could then ask students to do the same for English stereotypes, before challenging how accurate these actually are!

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