Earthquakes and the Imperative

Clearly earthquakes are a common feature in many countries and we know of the devastating effects that these events can have. To draw attention to the fact that a number of French-speaking countries are on fault lines and are at risk of earthquakes, we can incorporate the use of earthquake drills in schools into our teaching when the covering the imperative. The idea is to build up to a type of “Jacques a dit” activity giving orders to students.

The resources are below + there is also an interesting video on the BBC Learning Zone about a school in Guadeloupe and an earthquake drill –

WORKSHEETS   READING   Telling people what to do in French   The imperative in French   What should you do in the case of an earthquake   Earthquake reenactment script

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