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Video listening on frenchteacher

One of the staples of the frenchteacher site are the video listening tasks. They can be found for every level, but given how tricky it is to find level-appropriate authentic videos, most of mine are in the Y10-11 and a-level sections of the site. Below is one I uploaded fairly recently, based on an A-level topic: family life in France.

When I am selecting videos I look for: interest, relevance to the syllabus, length (short) and clarity/speed.

I'll embed the video so you can see it straight away.

Isabelle - mère célibataire  3m 06

Regardez, écoutez et répondez. Le vocabulaire dans la case vous aidera.


un boulot – job            une femme de ménage – cleaner   une grande surface – supermarket

le SMIG – minimum wage       à la minute pres – to the exact minute       conjoint – partner

à l’amiable – on good terms  Un HLM – council flat   allocation logement – housing benefit  

le RSA – universal credit             joindre les deux bouts – to make ends meet  

assumer – to take on, take responsibility for          le quotidien – daily life 

saisir la justice – to go to court


1.     Elle commence et termine sa journée de travail à quelle heure?

2.     Pourquoi est-ce qu’elle « cumule les petits boulots » au lieu de faire un emploi régulier ?

3.     Quel est son premier boulot de la journée ? Que fait-elle exactement ?

4.     Combien d’heures fait-elle ici ? Combien est-ce qu’elle gagne ?

5.     Que doit-elle faire après avoir fini son travail à la pharmacie ?

6.     Que fait-elle à 8.30 ? 

7.     Terminez la phrase : « Elle poursuit sa journée avec ………………………………….. »

8.     Quel rôle joue son ex-conjoint ?

9.     Qu’est-ce qui s’est passé il y a quatre ans ?

1    Au moment de la séparation, que pensait Isabelle ? Quelle était la réalité ?

11  Ou vivent Isabelle et les enfants ? 

1    Combien reçoit-elle comme allocation logement ? 

1    Combien est-ce qu’elle touche en salaire ? 

1    Après avoir payé toutes les charges, combien d’argent a-t-elle ? 

1    Selon Isabelle, combien gagne son ex-conjoint? 

1    Qu’est-ce qu’Isabelle ne veut plus faire ?

1    Qu’est-ce qu’elle a décidé de faire alors ?




1.         6 h du matin, 6h du soir

2.         Elle n’a ni expérience, ni diplômes.

3.         Elle travaille a la pharmacie d’un supermarché, comme femme de ménage.

4.         8 heures par semaine. 240 euros par moi.

5.         Elle doit conduire les enfants à l’école.

6.         Elle commence son deuxième boulot à la cantine d’une école.

7.         « Elle poursuit sa journée chez deux autres employeurs»

8.         Il s’occupe des enfants un weekend sur deux.

9.         Ils se sont séparés à l’amiable.

10.       Elle pensait que son ex-conjoint allait contribuer financièrement, mais il ne l’a pas fait.

11.       Dans une résidence HLM.

12.       406 euros par mois.

13.       1200 euros

14.       200 euros

15.       1200 euros

16.       Elle ne veut plus assumer toute seule les charges du quotidien.

17.       De saisir la justice (pour que son ex-compagnon contribue à l’entretien des enfants.


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