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by Teachit
13th November 2015


French | Reading | Anagrams

We love these funny anagrams of Paris metro station names from! These could make a fun starter or cultural activity with a twist.

Teaching ideas

Either print copies of the Paris underground map from here or ask students to find their own copy of this map online (if they have access to iPads).

Project the jumbled metro names one by one from here.  Students race to find the correct name on their map. You could help them out by giving clues in French as to which area of Paris (N, S, E, W) or colour line they should concentrate on to find the answer.

Answers (once again courtesy of The Local):

Sales hell -- Les Halles

Ear op - Opéra

Ill beast - Bastille

Rude dragon - Gare du Nord

Get dealers - Gare de l'Est 

Misery pad - Pyramides

Quiet, oh bible - Bibliothèque (François-Mitterrand)

Ah, eerie scalp - Pere LaChaise

Slurred vagabonds - Grands Boulevards

Dine Opulently - Pont de Neuilly

Passenger on a tram - Gare Montparnasse  

A topless deliverer - Porte de Versailles


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