Minute Francophone stories are based on true current events in French-speaking countries. They use as many details as possible, but include some made-up details to add to the story’s comprehensibility.
This story is based on the true story of a lion found in Noisy-le-Sec, a small town near Paris. It is targeted at novice mid to novice high students. Students should already have acquired the verbs avoir, vouloir, être, and aller.
The files include a printable story packet with English comprehension questions, vocabulary matching, and French writing practice (5 pages); a powerpoint with images for establishing meaning (10 slides); directions (1 page); and an answer key (1 page). All files are in PDF as well as editable Microsoft Word or Powerpoint files. Please feel free to edit the story and files to meet the needs of your students, however, do not remove the copyright info.