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Trotro fait un bonhomme de neige

Here is the latest video listening resource from frenchteacher. Always keen to be seasonal, I chose this one about Trotro making a snowman. If you were unaware Trotro is a little donkey adored by French toddlers. He has a high cute factor and should gently amuse Y8 pupils (near beginner/very low intermediate).

Apologies for any dodgy formatting.

Trotro et le bonhomme de neige  2m 50

Watch and listen. Tick off the sentences you hear. Only 6 are correct.

1.         Chic! Il neige!
2.         Voilà une grosse boule pour le ventre.
3.         Je vais chercher une carotte pour ton nez.
4.         Je n’oublie pas ton nez.
5.         Brr ! J’ai froid aux pieds.
6.         J’ai une bonne idée. Je reviens te chercher.
7.         On va rentrer dans la maison.
8.         Qu’est-ce que c’est que cette flaque d’eau ?
9.         Oh papa ! Regarde mon bonhomme de neige !
10.       Il fait trop chaud dans la maison.
11.       Il fait froid dehors. C’est bien.
12.       Et voilà ! Tu vas avoir une mauvaise surprise.

Now complete the following English translations to match the original French above.

a)         What’s this ________?                 e)      It’s ________ warm in the house.
b)         Great! It’s __________.               f)       There! You’ll have a _______ surprise.
c)         It’s ______ outside. That’s good. g)      Brr! I’ve got cold _______.
d)         I shan’t forget your ________.     h)      I’ll ________ a carrot for your nose.

Complete this summary of the story in French. Use the words in the box below.

Trotro est content parce qu’il ______. Il décide de faire un ___________ de neige. Il utilise une __________ pour le nez. Il adore le bonhomme, alors il décide de rentrer dans la _________ avec lui. Papa arrive et il remarque que le bonhomme _________ à fondre. Il y a une ________ d’eau par terre.
Alors Trotro va ________ avec le bonhomme de neige. Il le place devant la ________. Il ouvre la fenêtre. Il dit : « Coucou, c’est _____ ! » et habille le bonhomme d’une écharpe.
bonhomme    dehors    flaque     fenêtre     neige     carotte     maison   commence    moi

Teacher’s answers

Correct sentences are :  1, 2,  4,  6,  8,  10,
Sentences : a) puddle     b)  snowing     c)  cold     d)  nose     e)  too     f) bad    g) feet   h) fetch/find/look for
Story:  neige     bonhomme     carotte     maison     commence      flaque     dehors  fenêtre  


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