Les Gilets Jaunes - Reading Comprehension  and Speaking

Who it’s for : This reading comprehension is for teachers who are teaching a higher level of French. It is good for students with good French reading and speaking skills, as it talks about the current French movement : the Yellow Vests.

**Included : **

  • A reading comprehension about the Yellow Vests.
  • A vocabulary search from the text. (Vocabulary that the students can re-use in their speaking and writing)
  • A true and false exercise.
  • Questions about the text (2) and questions for them to think about the movement and their country.
  • Full correction of the 3 exercises.

The learning objectives :

  • Comprehend the actual situation of France.
  • Identify where the problems are coming from/ what the problems are.
  • Examine and investigate how we can solve the problems.

Other information:
I also recorded myself reading the text so the students have a better idea on how to pronounce some of the words they might not be sure about. There is also a video that I uploaded. It is also a good exercise for your students as it shows different “messages” that they can analyse. (Some of the photos are repeated in the video)

This exercise is excellent for:
(i)GCSE and GCSE students with high abilities
AS Level
A Level
Ab Initio
Language B

This exercise matches all types of curricula as it is part of the “Economic and Social Development” of France.

Practical tips :

  • Some of the questions in exercise 2 can be used as a speaking task.
  • Exercise 1 can be done with or without a dictionary.
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  • Les-Gilets-jaunes.mp3
  • Les-Gilets-Jaunes---Reading-Comprehension---(i)GCSE - AS - A LEVEL - Ab Initio - Language B.pdf

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Created: Mar 2, 2019

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

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Les-Gilets-Jaunes---Reading-Comprehension---(i)GCSE - AS - A LEVEL - Ab Initio - Language B

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