French Story: C’est un Hamster

French Hamster Story for Children

This story, which includes a youtube clip and printable worksheets, is about two extremely fast dwarf hamsters.
The verbs are in the 3rd person present tense.
Listening, reading and translation practice + online multiple choice quiz.

Verbs + Vocabulary:
Qu’est-ce que c’est?    =  What is it?
Que fait-il?    =  What is he doing?
One of the hamsters becomes ill:
Il est malade   =  he is ill
Il a besoin de  =  he needs …

C’est                   =  it is
Il s’appelle       =  his name is
Il court              =  he runs
il habite            =  he lives
il fait                   =  he does
il aime                =  he loves
il dort                 =  he sleeps
il est                    =  he is
il va                      =  he goes
il va bien           =  he is fine
il a besoin de  =  he needs

Il fait de la gymnastique = he does gymnastics

Read the words and join in:

French Hamster Story Video clip

Printable Worksheets:
Gap Fill Exercise:
Hamster Story Gap Fill Worksheet

Questions about the Story:
Hamster Story Questions

French Hamster Story Online Quiz


Great score!  Well done!
Have another go! Read the story and watch the video again. Join in! French Hamster Story

#1. What is it? ? Never leave out apostrophes. Try to think of the letters they are replacing. This question without the apostrophes would be hard to say: Que est ce que ce est?

#2. It is a hamster! It is called Bugatti

#3. Bugatti runs very fast

#4. His brother is called Veyron. He likes nibbling

#5. Bugatti does gymnastics

#6. Bugatti and Veyron, you are cute!

#7. They run a lot!

#8. Bugatti is sleeping. He is ill

#9. He needs some medicine

#10. Poor Bugatti, but he is fine now


Words of the Story in French:
Qu’est-ce que c’est?
Oui!  C’est un hamster!
Il s’appelle Bugatti.  Il court très vite.
Il habite avec son frère.
Son frère s’appelle Veyron.
Bugatti et Veyron …  Vous êtes mignons!
Bugatti fait de la gymnastique.
Veyron aime grignoter.
Ils courent beaucoup!

Aujourd’hui Bugatti dort.
Oh non, il est malade!
Il a besoin d’un médicament!
Mais c’est difficile!
Pauvre Bugatti!
Mais il va bien maintenant.
Amusez-vous bien!

J’aime beaucoup les hamsters!

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