“Vie de merde”

How did you pick this theme or topic?

The website is known throughout the world (Fmylife.com) but was originally from France. It’s always funny to tell real or made up embarrassing stories.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Work in pairs
General discussion

How did students react?

Well. I think they liked the idea. They were creative, but still not THAT talkative.

Did they engage with each other and you?


What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Slips of papers

Please attach a copy.
Below is the plan I had with me in class

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Intermediate 2/3

Vie de merde

1. they draw one slip of paper and have to translate it. I help them with vocab but they have to use words that they know – 10

SP11 LP Interm 6 vdm

2. in pairs
→ they have to create 2 vdm stories, either real or made up
→ then write them on the board
→ then the others have to guess which is true or wrong
→ winning team gets a candy


⇒ they think about what they would like to do as a project