Reading and Listening Stories for GCSE French

Reading and Listening Stories for GCSE French

A creative original story split into 15 mini chapters per pack!

Diverse characters and intriguing storylines tie in with topics of the new specification for fun and useful learning.

Written and recorded by native speakers – students will learn new vocabulary, grammar and expressions while developing their reading and listening comprehension, translation and pronunciation skills.

Flexible format:

  • Individual chapters in A4
  • The entire story in an A5 booklet
  • Recordings for every chapter in two formats

Listening tracks

☆ Tailored support or challenge!

Two speeds provided per pack:

  • Foundation – regular and slow
  • Higher – regular and fast
  • G+T –– regular and challenging

Regular based on the examined speed.

Students’ pack

Per chapter:

  • A text of 100–150 words (F), 150–200 words (H) or 200–250 words (G+T)
  • A glossary of key difficult words to support reading and listening
  • A notes box to write additional vocab, queries and opinions, and to keep track of expressions to reuse

Plus! G+T pack: additional ‘Did you know?’ boxes in the target language to boost knowledge

Teacher’s pack

  • Three comprehension questions and a translation task per chapter to consolidate learning
  • A versatile bank of ideas for additional differentiation, extension, debate and homework tasks

Ideal for classwork, extensions, homework or independent study!


‘Very well-thought-out and useful resource. The organisation of it is very clear and age appropriate. The story is fabulous – it is a realistic story for any teenager in France, and yet one which English students will also relate to. The areas of France mentioned give insight into aspects of culture. The natural use of higher level grammar which is used – examples of the subjunctive, the use of direct object pronouns – enhance the read because nothing is stilted or put in for the sake of the exam… it is such a natural and joyful read, that a student wouldn’t always be aware that they were reading an “advanced piece of grammar”. The situation is up to date ( re: the Maison Pour Tous) and the French teacher, in particular is presented as someone who wishes to help a student which is consistent with the empathy in the story.’ – C Walles, Tutor & Peer Reviewer

‘I love the idea of a longer reading text for pupils as even children’s books in French can be inaccessible. I like the fact that it links to all of the GCSE topics, as well as using different tenses. I particularly like the link to GCSE topics and that it is a continuous story, rather than a separate story for each topic. This is something that is definitely missing, so this resource could fill a gap in the market. The resource matches the specification in terms of topics and variety of language. I am confident that the resource would be able to support pupils with production of this language, as there are various sentences in the first person.’ – L Wright, Head of French & Peer Reviewer

‘I like the story and its positive messages and it is pitched correctly at higher level. The 15 chapters are manageable and each is neatly self-contained while still part of the whole story. I like the fact that the topic covered is labelled at the start of each chapter – it helps pupils to start tuning in to that vocab and will help their comprehension. I feel that by virtue of being a story, this resource will provide a welcome break from the usual reading comprehension tasks in course books and exams. As a practising teacher, I appreciate the inclusion of the answers as they save time having to do the answers myself.’ – J Briden, Subject Leader for French & Peer Reviewer

Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.

Price is £54
Click here for full details and to order.

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