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Renting a gîte: an online reading task


You remember that slightly quaint phrase "web quest"? It was sometimes used to describe online research tasks. Well this is such a task, quite appropriate for remote teaching too, provided your classes have access to a phone, tablet or computer. It's actually a resource from the Y9 page of, and an example of a proper real life "task" (in the Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) tradition). 

I am copying it below. It's self-explanatory, provided you are a reader of French, and would suit classes from around high-attaining Y9 through to Y11. It gives good practice in online dictionary use - encourage classes to use Word ref rather than an online translating service like Google - they'll learn more this way.

Feel free to copy this into Word and edit as you please.

On loue un gîte (Renting a gîte)

Allez au site

Sur la carte interactive sélectionnez une région. Puis, sélectionnez un département.

Il vous faut un gîte pour 6 personnes, avec 4 lits. Vous ne voulez pas payer plus de 500 € par semaine. Trouvez 3 gîtes qui correspondent à vos besoins. Cliquez sur les photos et notez, en anglais, les équipements de chaque gîte.

En ce faisant, complétez la liste de vocabulaire ci-dessous :

Consultez si nécessaire (ouvrez une deuxième fenêtre).





chambre attenante     

lit bébé       

maison mitoyenne  


draps fournis            


coin cuisine              

deuxième étage                   

animaux autorisés         

mobilier de jardin                  


maison rénovée                     





terrain clos                          

salle d’eau                         



 piscine chauffée            


Quand vous avez choisi voter gîte préféré et complété la liste de vocabulaire, présentez votre gîte à un partenaire ou à la professeure.

Devoir : Mon gîte idéal   120+ mots


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