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