Want to practise your French listening skills on the topic of ‘les vacances’/’holidays’ at CEFR A2/B1 or GCSE/iGCSE French level with activities and a copy of the transcript? Read on!
Below, you will find a link to our ‘les vacances’ video with an introduction from me (Sabina) and an interview type set up of questions with Enrika. Enrika is a native French speaker. This A2/B1, iGCSE and GCSE French listening practice video is perfect for French teachers to assign to their class as additional homework. It can be used in lessons, as the questions are at a level these students should understand to a degree. I have created this authentic French listening practice materials to help students practise their French listening skills, develop their vocabulary base, as well as practise their communication skills.
Having taught French in secondary schools, I have noticed a distinct lack of useful, targeted French listening practice materials. So, I have developed a selection of audio-visual clips for students and teachers to use, with or without the video. There are accompanying worksheets and transcripts available for download below too. Whilst they are free, I have paid for the content to be created and it has taken time to edit the video and write this post. If you find it useful, please do consider
Who is this French listening practice aimed at?
It is an ideal French listening practice resource for advanced beginner / pre-intermediate French students looking for extra listening materials for their GCSE, iGCSE, CEFR A2 and B1 studies. Although I have created it with my GCSE French students as listening practice, you can use it with adaptation for French students at KS3 or KS4, Scottish National 4, as well as CEFR A2.
What does this ‘les vacances’ French listening practice audio-video clip include?
This blog post and authentic audio-visual French listening clip is covers the topic of ‘les vacances’ / ‘holidays’ with references to present, past and future time frames. You will hear all about the topic of holidays from Enrika, a native French speaker who hails from Paris. She is in her friend’s (Amina) apartment and is being posed ten questions which she replies to.
INTRODUCTION: In this video, there is a 4.20 minute introduction from Sabina (me). I am an experienced and qualified secondary French teacher and tutor with excellent results. I give a brief summary of the video content and suggest some useful activities which French students can do whilst listening to/watching the audio clip.
MAIN CLIP: Includes Enrika answering ten questions on the topic of les vacances.
This video not only offers a great opportunity to learn more about the topic of holidays through listening practice for CEFR A2/B1 students and French GCSE/iGCSE students. In addition, it enables advanced beginners, pre-intermediate French students to discover new verbs, nouns and adjectives too. Check it out here:
Additional Listening Practice Material for This Audio-Visual Clip
To support your listening skills, why not listen to the audio/ watch the clip whilst trying the accompanying activities below? I have created the listening practice for GCSE French students, advanced beginner/pre-intermediate French learners, as well as CEFR A2/B1 level French students. However, all French learners are welcome to use this original material on the topic of holidays.
Les Vacances Listening Practice Worksheets
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Download your FREE copy of the PDF Worksheet To Accompany Les Vacances in French Listening Practice Video above by clicking the yellow image below:
Download your FREE copy of the PDF Les Vacances in French Listening Practice Transcript by clicking the pink image below:
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