This roller coaster French reading comprehension activity will teach your students about the invention and development of roller coasters. It is suitable for novice-high/intermediate-low students with teacher guidance and higher-level students to work independently. If you teach AP French, this reading can be useful in giving your students practice reading nonfiction articles for the interpretive section of the test. The reading can lead to discussion or writing activities to include the other two modes of communication.
Roller coasters are a highlight of summer visits to the amusement park – but how did they come to exist? There’s a lot of science involved in making a fun – but safe – ride. Learn about the history of roller coasters and how they work, including information about the “coaster of death” designed to kill its riders painlessly.
This 9-page pdf file includes a one-page article with glossary in simpler French for level 1, a two-page article with glossary for level 2 and up, comprehension questions in both English and French, answer key, and links to additional online resources.
The print version includes:
- 1-page article in simple French about roller coasters
- 2-page article in standarde French about roller coasters
- 6 comprehension questions in English
- 6 comprehension questions in French
- Answer key
- Resources page with links to videos and website
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