French holiday resource: Fire in the mountains!
Cross-curriculum French story in the present tense
This is a true story about a forest fire during a hot summer holiday. Who knows how the fire started? Maybe it was glass which can magnify the heat of the sun and cause fires, a stray match, or a camp fire not extinguished properly or lit when the weather is too dry. Human negligence is so often the cause of wild fires ..
Fire in the Mountains!
Phrases and vocabulary are listed below the videos.
1. French Audio with French and English subtitles:
2. With French subtitles only:
3. With NO subtitles:
Useful French phrases & vocabulary included in the video:
la plupart du temps - most of the time
tout à coup - suddenly
à cause de – because of
au-dessus - overhead, above
l’un après l’autre - one after the other
quelque part - somewhere
partout - everywhere
les feux de forêt - forest fires
l’incendie – the fire
la foudre - lightening
la négligence humaine - human negligence
les cigales - the cicadas
un canadair – a fire-fighting plane
un hélicoptère bombardier - a fire-fighting helicopter
vos déchets – your rubbish
Faites attention à vos déchets! Watch out with your rubbish!
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