I use this French Christmas Mystery with my Year 10 and 11 (grade 9 and 10 students) who have studied the perfect tense and perfect infinitive. It could also be used with younger Gifted and Talented students.
I show them the PowerPoint first, eliciting the information in English and then give them out a set of cards. There are a variety of clues, including some red herrings, so the students really have to use their thinking skills and teamwork. I allow them to use dictionaries.
* The ANSWERS to the mystery are at the top of the cards sheet. Be careful not to give this information out!! All students are aiming to figure out who. Most to find out what gift and some why.
The suspects are the Santa’s reindeer including; Tornade (Dasher), Danseur (Dancer) , Furie (Prancer), Fringant (Vixen) and Comète (Comet)!
Examples of clues:
Hier soir Tournade a porté des gants jaunes.
Danseur est allé à la discothèque à 18h00. Il est rentré à 22h00.
Danseur ne s’entend pas avec Tonerre.
Furie a perdu son portable.