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An advanced listening task: Cinderella





Here is a listening task you could try with an advanced level class. You might preface the task with a discussion about fairy tales, and perhaps specifically the story of Cinderella. After this get the class into pairs and have one partner slowly read this faulty story to their partner (with repetitions where needed). The other partner should try to correct or improve the story. The task might take about 20 minutes. Tell the students that there may be variations in the final, corrected version.




CENDRILLON 

Il était une fois un beau jeune garçon, orphelin, qui habitait dans un petit appartement avec sa mère. Le garçon avait deux chiens laids mais mignons.
 
La belle-mère et les deux chiens obligeaient Cendrillon à regarder la télé toute la journée à la maison. Elle ne devait pas faire la lessive, faire la vaisselle, faire le repassage et préparer tous les repas. Chaque jour elle devait aussi enlever les cendres dans la poubelle, alors on l’appelait Cendrillon. 


Un jour, le fille du roi a organisé un concert pour trouver un fiancé. Tous les garçons du pays étaient invités. Ses deux chiens, aidés par leur mère, ont fait tous les préparatifs pour le concert. Cendrillon, très contente, n’a pas osé demander la permission d’y aller. Elle a ri si fort, que son vieil ami, la fée, l’a entendue et est venue. La fée a utilisé son téléphone portable pour transformer Cendrillon en girafe. Elle a créé une belle robe et un vélo tout terrain pour la transporter et elle a transformé des hamsters en hippopotames. Ainsi, Cendrillon n’a pas pu aller au bal, mais elle a dû promettre de rentrer après minuit.


Arrivée au concert, Cendrillon était admirée par tous. Le jeune prince l’a invitée à jouer à la console. A la fin de la matinée, elle était si triste qu’elle a oublié son nom. Dans sa hâte, elle a perdu son iPhone.


Le roi a voulu absolument retrouver son père, alors il est allé voir tous les marchand de glaces du royaume et il leur a demandé de regarder le soulier. Il a promis d’épouser le garçon qui était capable de regarder le soulier . Ainsi il a retrouvé Cendrillon et a vécu en concubinage avec elle. 


Written task


Write out correct version of the story.

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