This French Extra activities megabundle includes activities for all 13 episodes of the French version of the show. Includes comprehension and vocabulary activities to make each 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.
For each episode you will find activities such as:
- 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
- a crossword puzzle
- fill in the blanks
- Scrambled sentences
- a word search puzzle
There are many places to view the episodes, YouTube has them in both sub-titled and non-subtitled versions. For lower-level students, I would suggest the version with French subtitles.
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This resource saved me a lot of prep work. It is thorough with a wide variety of activities to supplement each episode. My students’ interest for French learning has increased as a result. Highly recommended. – Richard L.
I have used the activities for episodes 1-3 so far and I love them! Great resource, a big variety of quality activities that have allowed me to adapt to the different levels. – Sabrina G.
I used this resource with my grade 11 and 12 core french split class. We absolutely loved watching the show and your resources were incredible! You saved me soooo much time and my students and I had so much fun! Thank you! – Angela P.
My French 4 and 5 kids love the series! This resource is a life saver, I especially love the vocab lists. – Raquela F.