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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.

 

 


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Thursday 12th March 2015


Keywords

French | Video | Equality

This short French video clip (1m. 42s.) from www.1jour1actu.com makes a good introduction to gender equality for AS level students. The authentic language is fast but the animation helps illustrate the key ideas. The first 33s. can be played as an introduction to the topic, before completing the activity below, which is based on a 30 second extract from 45s. to 1m.15s.

Teaching ideas

Divide the class in half and ask one group to brainstorm stereotypes (les idées toutes faites)  for boys and one group to do the same for girls. They should think about which 'loisirs' and 'métiers' seem to be 'reservés aux garçons / aux filles' in society.

They could complete the sentences below (which are taken from the video clip itself) with several ideas of their own. Once each group has read out their completed sentences to the other, the extract from 45s. to 1m.15s can be played to compare their ideas with those of the video clip.

Les filles

On a du mal à imaginer que les filles soient fortes en …

ou qu'elles s'éclatent avec …

et que certaines filles choissisent de devenir …

Les garçons

On a du mal à croire que les garçons puissent aimer …

ou s'intéressser à …

et que certains garçons rêvent d'être …

Video clip answers

On a du mal à imaginer que les filles soient fortes en maths ou karaté ou rugby /

et qu'elles s'éclatent avec les jeux vidéos d'action /

et que certaines filles choissisent de devenir pilote de chasse, conductrice de rue, chef d'entreprise, Présidente de la République.

On a du mal à croire que les garçons puissent aimer lire des romans d'amour /

ou s'intéressser à la mode ou faire de l'équitation / 

et que certains garçons rêvent d'être instituteur, infirmier, secrétaire, danseur ou homme au foyer.

 

 


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