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.
German figure skaters win gold at the Olympic Winter Games
With the Olympics in full swing, you could use this article about a German medal win for either reading or listening practice. The text can be copied or projected and the audio can be downloaded or played from the site www.nachrichtenleicht.de.
You may wish to copy the following questions for use as either listening or reading comprehension (answers provided below).
© Luu (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Relèveriez-vous le défi?
Daredevils among your students may be up for the idea of riding a zipline from the Eiffel Tower. We've created a listening worksheet about the experience to accompany this short clip from the Euronews website. Open for a limited time only, to coincide with the French Open tennis tournament, the idea is to give people a taste of just how fast a tennis ball can go. C'est canon!
The Tour de France runs from 4-27 July this year and is an interesting cultural and sporting topic for students to find out more about. As the end of term approaches, why not get students to work in groups and do their own research on the Tour?