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
26th February 2016


French | Listening | Reading | Food

Les énergivOres ( is a great site for the environment topic, with short, quirky, educational animations on a range of issues. Try the clip entitled 'Les incarnés' (1min 43 secs) to show the true cost of our reliance on meat.

Teaching ideas

Below the video you will find a series of coloured tabs - click on the one entitled 'mini jeux'. The five multiple choice questions will introduce some of the key language, themes and statistics in the clip.

Students could then watch the clip, noting any numbers they hear. Once the group have shared what they heard, ask them to listen again for the significance of each figure, e.g. 100 = Les Français mangent plus de 100k de viande par an.

They could then redo the multiple choice quiz, giving more information about each of the questions from what they have heard in the clip.

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