French story: Maggie & the squirrel!

Short Story in French for children:

Maggie & the Squirrel:  Maggie Travaille!
This KS2/3 French resource emphasises the value of listening and noticing the world around you!
Audiovisual French story about a very hard-working little dog trying to chase away squirrels.
Transcript + questions follow below, but first watch the videos, listen, repeat and join in!
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Birds also feature in this topic to illustrate French adjectives which describe character and personality:  ‘Le MacDo des oiseaux’

1. Maggie travaille (audio in French)

2. Maggie travaille (Audio in French AND English)


Transcript in French + Questions: Maggie and the squirrel!

Voici le jardin.
Il y a une mangeoire.  Regardez!  Écoutez!
Maggie est la gardienne de la mangeoire!
Toute la journée elle surveille le jardin.
Les écureuils sont interdits!

Qu’est-ce que c’est?
Un écureuil arrive doucement.
Il attend.  Il écoute.
Est-ce que Maggie est là?

Il commence à manger les graines.
Oh non!  Il entend quelque chose.
Maggie et Billy ont vu l’écureuil!     (ont vu = have seen – past tense!)
Ils courent à toute vitesse!
Maggie sait ce qu’il faut faire.
Elle va devant!
Billy suit Maggie.  Il va derrière.
Ils courent après l’écureuil!

Bravo Maggie!  Bravo Billy!
Vous travaillez dur.
Grâce à Maggie et Billy la mangeoire des oiseaux est protégée.
Bien fait Billy!  Bien fait Maggie!

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Questions in English. Answer in French:

1.  What does Maggie do all day? (Full sentence please)
Toute la journée elle …

2.  How does the squirrel arrive? Boldly? Quietly? Noisily?
L’écureuil …

3.  What does the squirrel wonder?
Est-ce que …

4.  What does the squirrel begin to do?
Il commence à …

5.  Who goes in front?

6.  Where does Billy go?
Il …

7.  How do Maggie and Billy run?
Ils …

8.  Who do Maggie and Billy chase after?
Ils …

Highlighted Vocabulary:
 –  Here
Un écureuil
  –  A squirrel
Le jardin      –  The garden
Il attend       –  He waits
Il écoute       –  He listens
Devant         –  in front
Derrière       –  behind
Qu’est-ce que c’est? – What is it?

Maggie & the squirrel in French

Maggie & the squirrel in French

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