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Ariane - an example of video listening

I posted this worksheet on today. You could use it in class, teaching from the front, pausing and repeating the video as much as you want. Make sure you can access Vimeo. Alternatively, the handout could be used at home by students, for correction in class. The level is high intermediate/low advanced so might suit an excellent Y10 group up to an AS level class. The linked video is from the excellent series of short video presentations from 1jour1actu for French children.

C’est quoi, la fusée Ariane ?   1m 42s

Regardez et écoutez. Cochez les phrases correctes et complétez la liste de vocabulaire.

1.         Une fusée, c’est aussi un « lanceur ».
2.         Ariane est construite par la France uniquement.
3.         Ariane a volé pour la première fois il y a 35 ans.
4.         Ariane est lancée à Kourou en France.
5.         En ce moment c’est la cinquième version d’Ariane qui est en service.
6.         En 2014 elle a fait cinq vols.
7.         Le rôle d’Ariane est de transporter des satellites dans l’espace.
8.         Ces satellites ont un objectif militaire principalement.
9.         Certains satellites permettent de capter différentes chaînes de télévision.
10.       Donc on peut dire que, grâce à Ariane, on peut mieux trouver sa            destination en voiture.
11.       Ariane transporte moins de satellites que les fusées russes et américaines.
12.       C’est un lanceur fiable et costaud.
13.       Ariane peut transporter presque 20 tonnes.
14.       Ariane est moins chère que le nouveau lanceur rival américain.
15.       Les Européens vont développer une nouvelle version d’Ariane pour l’an               2020.


rocket - _________ (f)                                  launcher - _________ (m)
to take off - ___________                             to take off – s’__________
freighter  – c______ (m)                               powerful – p_______, c_______
to take, transport – e__________                 in orbit - ___ _______
to receive (a signal) - ________                   to find your way – s_ ________       
Earth dweller, earthling - _________ (m)     success - _________ (f)
reliable - _______                                         formidable – r____________
low cost - _ ___ ____                                    efficient – p__________
construction job – c________ (m)         to see the light of day - _____ __ _____


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