Topical teaching ideas

If you want authentic materials for your lesson but don’t have time to search the net, here’s something for you. Topical, engaging news articles and video clips with suggested teaching ideas.



by Teachit
9th October 2014


French | Climate change | Listening | A level

This video would be a good introduction to the French A2 environment topic as it outlines very clearly the causes and effects of climate change. The graphics and labels in the video make this far easier to understand than it might first appear.

Teaching ideas

Try setting this as a homework task so that students can pause the video whenever it suits them to make notes. You might like to ask different students to focus on any or all of the aspects below when watching it:

  • Make a list of essential vocabulary for this topic.
  • Write down important statistics and what they represent.
  • Write a summary in French of how man has had an impact on the climate.
  • Choose a 30 second extract which interests you and write the transcript for the video.
  • Draw a cartoon strip based on the video graphics to illustrate climate change.

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