Are you looking to take your French students’ reading skills to the next level? Then these short non-fiction French reading passages about disasters in history could be just what you need! Designed specifically for students who are at A2/novice-high level, these readings provide an effective way of moving towards the B1/intermediate-low benchmark.
Each passage is roughly 300-350 words long, with a handy glossary that follows each one to help with any unfamiliar words or phrases. This means you can expand their vocabulary and hone their reading skills without worrying about getting stuck on unknown terms. And with a range of topics covered – from historical accounts to wild animals – there’s something for everyone, no matter what you’re interested in learning!
This item includes 10 different passages about these historical disasters:
- the sinking of the TItanic
- The AIDS epidemic
- the Tenerife air disaster
- the Halifax explosion
- Bhopal chemical disaster
- the Great Smog of London
- the Challenger explosion
- the Triangle Shirtwaist fire
- the Kyshtym nuclear disaster
- the Banqiau Dam failure
Each reading is on one page and includes an image about the disaster, a short glossary of less-common words, and 2-4 question in English to check for comprehension. An answer key is included.
Use the readings for independent reading practice, bell work, reading assessments, or class practice. They can also be used for sub plans.