Making use of news stories (10 years after 9/11, French)

This is a very short post, but packed full of free resources.

I made a TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap file based on a news story from BBC Afrique.

I printed out the worksheets as pdf documents using doPDF -

On this occasion I've converted the 9 pdf worksheets into 1 pdf file using MergePDF -

See below. Simply scroll through the pdf file to access the various printable activities. The activities are:

1. Find the French

2. 1 in 3

3. 8 Tiles

4. 15 Tiles

5. 24 Tiles

6. Gap-fill (with word list)

7. Long gaps (clause or sentence gaps)

8. Prompt gaps (no word list, but prompt for each gap)

9. Context gaps (no word list - only one possible answer)

The Mix&Gap file, from which the pdfs were printed, provides access to 18 interactive exercises.

See for more information about the interactive exercises created in the Mix&Gap component of TaskMagic3. If you already have TaskMagic3, click here to access the above file. If not, you can get a trial download from

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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