A 16-page booklet based around the film ‘Taxi’ (Pirès, 1998).
Activities are mainly vocabulary-based and there are some observational quiz sections as well which could be done as a class competition.
The activities are graded by ability , and are suitable for a range of pupils from 12 to 16 years old.
The resource is particularly aimed at appealing to more disaffected pupils, perhaps those who have decided not to continue with French for GCSE.
The booklet could be given to pupils as a three week study/project module.
It could help those Year 8/9 doldrums towards the end of the year.
The resource consists of:
The main pupil booklet (16 pages)
A separate answer booklet for teachers and cover teachers
Notes at the end, in English, discuss the more political aspects of the film such as attitudes towards the police and Franco-German relations.
The observation quiz sections can be done orally or in writing. The focus is in English to give all pupils an opportunity to show their often exceptional powers of observation. These sections work well as a class game – one side of the room against the other or boys v girls. They are a good way to keep less motivated pupils engaged. Vocabulary from the quiz is followed-up in subsequent activities. The quiz is actually a discrete opportunity to contextualize vocabulary.
The booklet is part of a series produced by Jon Meier which will cover:
Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis
La Maison du Bonheur
Un Chat à Paris
Mr Bean’s Holiday