Words and expressions from the South

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I wanted to carry on the topic of slang and to introduce the students to some words and expressions from the south of France.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Pair work
Fill in the blanks

How did students react?

They reacted very well, they were interested. First they had to match slang words with their synonyms and to fill in blanks with the right word.
They also had to fill in the blanks of a song with the same words they had just seen.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes they engaged with each other when trying to fill in the blanks of the text with slang words.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)


Please attach a copy.

Here is the plan I had with me

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes definitely

Intermediate 12/3

1. Warm-up 5 min

2. Slang 15 min

– What do they know? 3min
– List of words they need to match 5 min
– Correction – 5 min

3. Words from the South 10 min

– List of words they need to match with the standard meaning – 5 min
– Correction – 5 min

4. Song ‘Tomber La chemise’ de Zebda – 30 min

– 1st time without the lyrics
– 2 times with the lyrics
– Correction, explanation of the words