If you're looking for videos on Pancake Day (AKA Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday), or Easter, come this way!
There are two A1+-level videos with interactive comprehension activities about Pancake Day in the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4.
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Vidéos > A1+ > Rencontres avec d'autres cultures > Pancake Day and Valentine's Day
Two for the price of one! Two British girls, Abby and Darcy, make pancakes and discuss Valentine's Day traditions.
Vidéos > A1+ > Rencontres avec d'autres cultures > Pancake Day Art
Brother and sister Rhys and Lucy make decorative pancakes for Shrove Tuesday in the shape of Minions, the cute little creatures from the Despicable Me films. A great opportunity to revise colours and clothes vocabulary as they discuss how to create the Minion.
Like all the resources in the Banque de ressources (BRNE), you can download the video or audio to use offline, as well as the script and teacher's guide. There are online activities to help your pupils comprehension. And the videos are available with non subtitles, English subtitles, or keyword subtitles to use with different levels.
Carry on for Easter
There are several more resources for Easter proper. You'll find even more activities for the first two in the English Tracks 5e workbook.
Audios > A1+ > Rencontres avec d'autres cultures > Easter Egg Hunt
A Canadian school student describes the annual Easter egg hunt on Vancouver Island.
Vidéos > A1+ > Rencontres avec d'autres cultures > Easter Sunday
Alice, a British girl, looks at different types of Easter eggs — straight from the henhouse, hand-painted or in chocolate.
Vidéos > A1+ > Rencontres avec d'autres cultures > Easter Traditions
British boys Josh and Dylan talk about hunting and painting eggs.
Vidéos > A1+ > Rencontres avec d'autres cultures > Making Easter Eggs
Lyra decides to make her own chocolate eggs, and gives us a little spelling lesson while she's at it.
BRNE anglais cycle 4