Quirky comics: French – Aie, aie, aie 1

This beginner text is an entertaining text about students who feel sick at school and have to go to the nurse.

The Quirky comics video texts support the teaching of 'Understanding texts' outcomes in the Modern Languages K-10 Syllabus. This can be done in many ways, including:

  • Students can use the provided transcripts to read the stories aloud and record themselves perform the stories as plays.
  • They can summarise, sequence, extend and change the beginning or ending of the stories.
  • They can write profiles of the characters and then put them in different situations.

The texts can also lead to communicative 'Interacting' or 'Creating texts' tasks, such as, telling a nurse why you don’t feel well or writing an invitation to a birthday party.

Watch 'Sick (Aie, aie, aie) – Level 1' (2:42)

Sick aie aie aie – Level 1

(Duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds)

Frame 1-1

Girl with braids: J'ai faim, j'ai vraiment tres faim!

Frame 1-2

Boy with blond tuft: Monsieur, Gaelle est malade!

Frame 1-3

Girl with braids: J'ai mal au ventre.

Frame 1-4

Teacher: Eh bien, vas a I'infirmerie!

Frame 1-5

Boy with blond tuft: Tu as mange quoi a midi?

Frame 1-6

Girl with braids: J'ai mange beaucoup de spaghetti a la cantine. Trop de spaghetti… aie, mon ventre!

Frame 2-1

Boy with blond tuft: Madame, Gaelle est malade!

Frame 2-2

Nurse: Tu as mange trop de spaghetti a la cantine, c'est ca?

Frame 2-3

Nurse: Bon, ca va. J'ai des sparadraps.

Frame 3-1

Girl with braids: Voila! Un petit sparadrap!

Frame 3-2

Boy with blond tuft: Quoi? C'est tout? Pas de medicament?

Frame 3-3

Boy with blond tuft: Oh, les pauvres! Ils sont malades aussi?

Frame 3-4

Nurse: Non, ils sont tombes dans I'escalier. Mais ca va. Ils ont chacun un bon sparadrap.

Frame 4-1

Girl with red hair: Ca ne va pas?

Frame 4-2

Boy with blue helmet: Non, je suis tombe de mon velo. Ouille!

Frame 4-3

Girl with red hair: Tu as mal?

Frame 4-4

Boy with blue helmet: Oui, j'ai mal au pied!

Frame 4-5

Girl with red hair: Vite! A l'infirmerie!

Frame 4-6

Nurse voice over: Pas de probleme. Un bon petit sparadrap et voila!

Frame 5-1

Boy with red nose: Oh la la! J'ai froid.

Frame 5-2

Boy with red nose: Zut! J'ai un rhume.

Frame 5-3

Nurse voice over: Pas de probleme. Un bon petit sparadrap et voila!

Frame 6-1

Boy with blond tuft: Pas de medicament pour le ventre. Pas de medicament pour le rhume. Pas de pansements! Seulement un paquet de sparadraps! C'est terrible! Allons au bureau du principal!

Frame 6-2

Teacher: Bien sûr, je comprends. C'est terrible. J'appelle tout de suite!

Frame 6-3

Teacher: Allo!

Frame 7-1

[Truck arrives] Un camion arrive a l' ecole.

Frame 7-2

Nurse: Ah, enfin! Voila les sparadraps!

[End of transcript]


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Languages K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2019

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