French Stories

French stories for children:

French listening practice in context with visuals and subtitles in French & English.
The stories are very short, usually no longer than 3 minutes approximately, recorded at a manageable pace for students to listen & join in with for pronunciation practice as well as developing other essential skills.
Ideas for use in class:
a) Watch the video
b) Highlight/point out phrases of particular interest/use
c) Talk about the story in English
d) Encourage students to engage with the characters, their feelings and experiences.
e) Relate those feelings and experiences to children’s own lives.
f) Return to & discuss the phrases highlighted at the beginning.
g) Ask students to write and illustrate the story
h) Encourage students to return to the video for more practice …
i)  and go on to write and produce stories of their own!

Worksheets with questions & transcripts of the words to back up the listening/oral practice are gradually being added for each story:

Introductions in French: Meeting & Greeting!
Not really a story but included because of the ‘characters’ in the different scenes!


Two speedy hamsters: One becomes ill!
Qu’est-ce que c’est?  C’est un hamster …
French Worksheet Now Available: Worksheet


Description of a new puppy with LIKES and a few DISLIKES:
A New Puppy

French Worksheet now available:  Worksheet

KS2 French:  True story about a very special little dog!
Maggie est coquine!
French Worksheet now available: Worksheet


Comparisons in French: A story to illustrate: Plus _ que
Plus _ que
French Worksheet now available:  Worksheet 


KS2/3 Story, Present Tense: Maggie travaille!
A special little dog works hard to protect the birds:
Maggie & the squirrel

French worksheet now available:  Worksheet

Ma Famille – A True Story!
Lots of useful vocabulary about family members:

KS2 Story about dogs at the river + simple questions

Maggie & Billy at the river – Questions & Answers
Story without the questions:  Maggie & Billy at the river 
French worksheet now available:  Worksheet


KS2/3 food story about two dogs eating supper!
C’est l’heure de manger. Supper!
French Worksheet now available: Worksheet


KS2/3 Story about going to the hairdresser’s: Chez le coiffeur!
Chez le coiffeur: At the hairdresser’s
French worksheet now available:  Worksheet


Je m’appelle Billy –  Introducing Billy!  Maggie’s son!!
Follow-up worksheet:  Worksheet


Billy & the stick insects (Preposition Practice!)
French AND English

Winter scenes in French for kids:
 Weather in French: Winter!


KS3/4 French story to illustrate describing adjectives:
Le MacDo des oiseaux
French Worksheet now available: Worksheet


A story to show the difference between ces, ses, c’est
+ Demonstrative Adjectives

Worksheet now available:  Worksheet
Ces,ses and c’est


KS2/3 story in present tense about likes/dislikes  +
perfect tense for recognition:
 Maggie has grown!
Words in French:  Worksheet


Story about a puppy to contrast imperfect & perfect tenses: 
Imperfect tense – A New Puppy

French words + follow-up exercise: Worksheet


KS3/4 Cross-curriculum Story:
Fire in the mountains!!
French Worksheet with questions & story in French:  Worksheet
Translation practice into English:  Worksheet


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