French Christmas resources - Noël en France (exploiting a short text)

These resources are based on a short text about Christmas in France, which I think came originally from

There are 11 pdf files in all, all printed using dopdf -

The pdfs are based on a Mix and Gap file containing the text, which is also included below (mtx3). This file provides a wide variety of interactive exercises for use with PCs or with an interactive whiteboard. It requires TaskMagic3. If you haven't got TaskMagic3, you can download a 30-day trial from the TaskMagic website (doesn't require registration or anything - just download and install it).

If you've previously trialled TM3 and would like to trial it again, that's now possible. Also, if you'd like to arrange a longer trial period, that's now possible too. See the information at the bottom of the page at

The screenshot above shows the student front page for the file in TaskMagicPlay. In TaskMagic, each of the little thumbnails links to a different interactive exercise.

Here is the Mix&Gap file (requires TaskMagic3):

And here are the pdf worksheets:

See this video tutorial on getting started with Mix and Gap and an introduction to the automatically generated exercises in Mix and Gap:

See this video tutorial which gives a brief introduction to the 7 non-auto-generated exercises in Mix and Gap:

SEE THESE DETAILED VIDEO TUTORIALS on all aspects of creating your own Mix and Gap files to exploit all sorts of texts in TaskMagic3 (by creating interactive exercises and worksheets).




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Thank you very much for your hard work and for making your work available to teachers around the world.
Hi. The resources look great and I've downloaded the free trial, but I must be very dim as I can't seem to actually access the Noel en France files on Task Magic. I tried clicking on the Download fr_noelenfrance.mtx3 link but it saved it as an html file.
Try downloading it, then open the downloads folder. Then right-click and open with "TaskMagicPlay". Send me an email to mdlsoft at mdlsoft dot co dot uk if you need more help.