This activity corresponds to the video "Ça veut dire quoi droite et gauche en politique" on 1jour1actu.com. First, there is a pre-reading activity that asks students to list characteristics of "droite" and "gauche" from their own prior knowledge. Next, I have transcribed the text from the video, deleted key vocabulary, and illustrated the text with screen shots. I have highlighted important vocab and included it in a vocab box. Finally, as a post-viewing activity, I've put in four screen shots from the video that illustrate both left and right political ideals. Students need to identify whether the picture represents la gauche or la droite and explain using examples from the video.
This video fits perfectly into an intermediate level unit about LEADERSHIP.
The web address [http://www.1jour1actu.com/info-animee/ca-veut-dire-quoi-droite-et-gauche-en-politique/] for the video is also printed on the handout.
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