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.
Tintin has hit the headlines this month, with the launch of the first colour version of 'Tintin au pays des Soviets'. Here's our specially created resource to support your students in reading part of an authentic article about this event on the French website www.culturebox.francetvinfo.fr.
Our 'Tintin à la une' worksheet contains a starter activity to get students thinking about how Tintin titles are translated and some questions about the start of the article to make it more accessible. Answers and links to relevant websites are included with the teaching notes.
Who knows? This could be the lesson to turn your students into true 'tintinophiles'!
The homepage of the Spanish magazine site www.muyinteresante.es has a slider of eight or nine news headlines with pictures, which are regularly updated. These are ideal for a quick translation activity for KS4-5 as a way to make authentic news very accessible. Check before the lesson that the themes of the news items are suitable for your students before projecting them!