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Video listening update

One of the innovations I am most happy with on is the concept of "video listening". Some time ago I began adding worksheets to the site which link to online videos. For me this is handy because it avoids copyright issues and for teachers the resources should be very convenient since sheets can be printed off and given to students for either self study in school or at home, or presentation from the front of the class with projector.

My impression with classes was that that they were more motivated to listen when they could also see something, even a simple face to face interview.

A survey I have done suggests plenty of teachers are making use of these listening worksheets. I only ever create worksheets I would have used myself in class. It may sound immodest, but I had a pretty good sense of what worked!

I have sheets at all levels, but with more at advanced and intermediate level. Easy listening online is much harder to find. My Free Samples page is here.

Here are the topics covered at advanced or adult level:

Talking about sport
Why learn French?
Christmas in France
The Eiffel Tower
Song: Une bonne et heureuse année
Tablets and smartphones
Legalising c....bis
Love and marriage
Internet safety
Health - making vegetable soup
Holiday plans
Military school
La Ligue contre le cancer
Describing a film
Cinema - Etre et avoir extract
National stereotypes
La Terre est ronde - song by Orelsan - materialism, happiness...
La corrida (song) - bull-fighting
Savoir aimer - love
Hors saison song - relationships
Derniers baisers song - holidays, relationships
Describing a holiday
Alternative energy
Job interview advice
Assisted dying
Forensic science - interview with a coroner
Animal rights
Bullying at school
Massed brawls of football hooligans
Beauty pageants for girls
Madame X - song by Cabrel about poverty and inequality
Châtelet Les Halles - song by Florent Pagny about life in the inner city
Villes nouvelles
Restos du coeur
Genetic modification
Deadly pollution in Italy
Extreme weather and climate change
Carbon capture and storage
What is democracy?
20th anniversary of the Channel Tunnel
The new Zoo de Vincennes - from BFM TV/Youtube
International Garden Festival, Chaumont-sur-Loire - from
Monet’s garden in Giverny – from Youtube
Comté salad recipe – from Auchan/Youtube
Appetiser recipe – from LeChefTV/Youtube
Boeuf bourguignon recipe - from 750 grammes/Youtube

Here are the intermediate (GCSE) resources:

Future tense - song Octobre by Francis Cabrel
Why learn French?
Family - a mother describes her daughters
Food - report on a Strasbourg restaurant
Health - walking
Health - Peppa Pig video on exercise
Home life/DIY - Peppa Pig - Papa accroche une photo
Home life - Peppa Pig video - une chasse au trésor
Health/sport - roller blading in paris
Holidays - talking about favourite holidays
Peppa Pig - Polly va en vacances
Peppa Pig - La fête de l'école
Peppa Pig - A la plage
Describing a film
Guided tour of Lyon
Funny talking animals

Finally, here are the few resources for post beginners:

Peppa pig goes shopping
Buying groceries
Daily routine
 Trotro joue à cache-cache - video listening
La famille Berrow


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