Lesson 6: The French go to the Olympic Games

Learning about the ancient and modern Olympic Games and writing a magazine interview article in French about taking part in an Olympic sport

Learning objectives

  • Hearing and understanding words for sports cognates in French

  • Understanding of the history of the Olympic Games and what sports are played at the modern Olympics

  • Using key phrases in French to write a magazine article

Lesson plan

Learning about the ancient and modern Olympic Games and writing a composition in French about taking part in an Olympic sport
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Teacher Video: The French go to the Olympic Games

Presentation: Key Vocabulary and Pronunciation - Les jeux Olympiques

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Presentation: Les jeux Olympiques

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Presentation: Translation text – Les jeux Olympiques

Resources

Activity: The Olympic Games interview - x1 each
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Activity: Olympics writing frame - x1 per child or pair
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Created by:
Simone Haughey,  
Languages specialist
Previously a generalist Primary teacher for 12 years, Simone now specialises in Languages. She is MFL Consultant and Languages Teacher at Robin Hood Primary. Her work with Mandarin Chinese led to the IoE Confucius Institute for Schools awarding her school with Confucius…
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