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Parallel texts on fair trade

Here is a parallel text exercise I put together with Y8 or Y9 in mind. Remember that the thought here is that parallel texts are a way of dealing with the disconnect with students' reading interests and their linguistic skill. By offering a translation in English alongside the French passage you are allowing students an easy route in to the content. You can then use other exercises to reinforce the target language input and build vocabulary.

This one is about fair trade. It could be further exploited, for example, via gapped translation or a part of a CLIL project on fair trade.


French text

Le commerce équitable

Beaucoup des petits producteurs et ouvriers des pays du Sud ne peuvent pas vivre dignement de leur travail car ils sont exploités ou pas suffisamment payés.

Le commerce équitable est une forme de commerce mondial qui assure aux producteurs des prix justes et des meilleures conditions de travail , tout en garantissant aux consommateurs des produits de bonne qualité, et dans le respect de l'environnement.  

Le commerce équitable respecte et récompense les femmes. Elles sont toujours payées pour leur contribution dans le processus de production et sont impliquées dans les organisations.
Il respecte aussi la convention des Nations-Unies sur les droits des enfants.  

La production des produits équitables ne vont pas á l'encontre de leur bien-être, leur sécurité, leur conditions éducatives et besoin de jouer.

Que peux-tu faire ?

Demande à tes parents de choisir des produits comme du café, du thé, du jus d'orange ou des céréales pour le petit déjeuner qui portent le label du commerce équitable.

Tu peux aussi demander des jouets qui sont aussi distribués par les boutiques du commerce équitable et ainsi participer au commerce équitable tout en jouant !


English text

Many small scale producers and workers from southern hemisphere countries cannot make a decent living from their work because they are exploited or inadequately paid
Fair trade is a form of worldwide trade which assures producers fair prices and better working conditions, whilst guaranteeing consumers good quality products the production of which respects the environment.
Fair trade respects and rewards women. They are always paid for their contribution to the prod!uction process and are involved in the running of organisations.
It also respects the United Nations convention on children’s rights. The production of fair trade produce does not harm their well-being, their safety, their educational conditions and their need to play.
What can you do?
Ask your parents to choose products such as coffee, tea, orange juice or breakfast cereals which bear the fair trade logo.

You can also ask for toys which are sold in fair trade shops and so contribute to fair trade through your play!

Exercises
Cochez les phrases correctes seulement
1.         Beaucoup d’agriculteurs sont mal payés pour leur production.
2.         Le problème concerne l’hémisphère sud du globe principalement.
3.         L’hémisphère nord est très affecté par ce problème.
4.         Beaucoup de fermiers de l’hémisphère sud sont exploités.
5.         Le commerce équitable garantit des prix justes.
6.         Le commerce équitable garantit des produits de mauvaise qualité.
7.         Ce type de commerce ne respecte pas l’environnement.
8.         Les femmes et les enfants sont respectés par le commerce équitable.
9.         Le commerce équitable va à l’encontre du bien-être des enfants.
10.       Pour encourager ce type de commerce tu peux demander à tes parents d’acheter des produits avec le label « Fair trade ».
11.       Il n’y a pas de céréales produites par le commerce équitable.
12.       Il existe du thé et du café « Fair tade ».

Complétez la lsite de vocabulaire

Français
Anglais
producteur (m)

vivre


exploited

worldwide
juste, équitable


consumer
produit (m)


to reward

process
bien-être (m)


safety
jouet (m)


Est-ce que votre famille achète des produits issus du commerce équitable ? 
Lesquels ?


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