This Extra French episode 5 worksheets packet for episode 5 includes activities for the French version of the show. Includes comprehension and vocabulary activities to make the episode more useful.
The show Extra! is a thirteen-episode series for French language learners. it takes place in a Paris apartment/dormitory and has four main characters – Sam, Nico, Sacha, and Annie. Sam is an American who is trying to learn French as well as to make some new friends. He has a secret that will affect the way he relates to other people.
Each episode can stand alone, although it is more interesting to start from the beginning and watch them in order. I spread the episodes out over the course of a semester, but you could do them more or less frequently.
I usually show these to my second-year students during the second semester. They have enough vocabulary to understand most of the dialog by this time. As the season goes on, Sam’s French skills improve – and the level of language used by the characters also goes up.
The worksheets provide comprehension checks but also scaffolding resources.
In this packet you will find:
- vocabulary list with English translations
- vocabulary list with no translations – have students fill in while watching
- comprehension questions in French
- comprehension questions in English
- flashcards for the vocabulary list
- a word spiral puzzle
- Scrambled sentences
- a “who said it” activity
- a Cloze activity with word bank
There are many places to view the episodes, YouTube has them in both sub-titled and non-sub-titled versions. For lower-level students, I would suggest the version with French subtitles.
Episode 5: Une étoile est née
with subtitles: http://youtu.be/avDyykyEDFw
without subtitles: http://youtu.be/aHBZGWfJ0Q0