These Activities to accompany French Duolingo Podcast Episode 85: Notre-Dame à travers le temps will help your students with their listening comprehension skills while also entertaining them. This set of activities it meant to accompany episode 85, which is the story of a man who dreams of becoming a fashion designer while working to reduce waste and protect the planet.
Each podcast is in both English and French – so even novice-high students can enjoy the stories. The podcasts are approximately 24 minutes long and are available for free on the Duolingo podcast site. This set of activities it meant to accompany episode 85, which is the story of a man who is devastated when his beloved clock is destroyed in the Notre-Dame cathedral fire.
The activities include both pre- and post-listening activities. To prepare your students to listen to the podcast, you will find:
- vocabulary list
- vocabulary matching activity
- links to vocabulary set on Gimkit, Blooket and Quizlet so students can practice
- a crossword puzzle to practice the vocabulary
During the podcast, students can take notes on the sheet provided in the activity if you wish them to do so.
After listening, students can do the comprehension questions. There is a set of 10 questions, in both English and French to check for understanding. There is also a page with 10 true and false questions and 10 fill in the blank questions.
If you would like the students to read the complete transcript of the podcast, you will find it on the Duolingo Podcast site. Please note that I am not affiliated with Duolingo and these activities do not contain the transcript or podcast – but they do contain the link to the site where you can legally find both.
ACTFL Standards Alignment:
Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
Standard 3.1: Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
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