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Easy video listening for Y8-10

This is a sample resource from based on a video clip from the Frello site I recently reviewed. Help yourself. You could use this with a good Y8 class or possibly Y9-10, depending on the class.

Qu’aimes-tu et que n’aimes-tu pas ?

Video source:

A.  Ecoutez Théo et remplissez les blancs en choisissant les mots dans la case

lire         beaucoup          verres       méchants         aimes        préfère         manquent        bière        inutiles      viens       espèrent        balader        viens           raffole           pense

Bonjour à tous, comment ça va, aujourd’hui? Je m’appelle Théo, je _______ de Lyon, en France. La question du jour est : qu’est-ce que tu _______ et qu’est-ce que tu n’aimes pas?
Ce que j’aime tout d’abord. J’adore le sport, _______. J’aime aussi _______, aller au cinéma, au théâtre, me _______ dans de jolis endroits et boire des _______ avec des amis. Je _______ que c’est boire des verres avec mes amis que je _______. Des verres de vin ou de _______, par exemple. Et je _______ de bonne cuisine!
En bon français que je suis, je n’aime pas les règles _______ comme les feux rouges qui ne servent à rien. Je n’aime pas non plus les gens qui _______ d'honnêteté et je déteste ceux qui sont _______ les uns avec les autres et qui ________ ainsi se mettre en valeur.
Et toi, qu’aimes-tu et que n’aimes-tu pas?

B.  Complétez le vocabulaire
what - __ ___             first of all - ____ _’______                 places – ________
drinks (glases)  - _____  I’m mad about - __ _______  __        cooking - _______
rules - ______                 red lights - ____ _____                      nothing - ____
people - _____                who lack - ___ _________                honesty - _________
those who - ____ ___     each other - ___ ___ ____ ___ _______     
hope - __________   to make themselves look good - __ _______ __ _______                                 
C.  Traduisez en français

1.  what I like - __ ___ _’_____     2.  to go to the cinema - _____ __ _______
3.  nice places - __ ______ ______  4.  to have a few drinks - _____ ___ ______
5.  I’m mad about good cooking - __ ________ __ ______ ________
6.  like any good French person - __ ___ ________           
7.  which are useless - ___ __ ________ _ ____
8.  who lack honesty - __ _________ _’_______________

D.  Write a paragraph about your likes and dislikes. Re-use language from the passage.


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