It's an online French news/magazine which publishes some very good current affairs articles (really good for teaching A level French) and, often, some incredibly funny features.
Today I was sent this article, a collection of notes from parents to teachers entitled: LES MEILLEURS (ET LES PIRES) MOTS D'EXCUSE DES PARENTS
So I thought of a fun starter activity for advanced level students:
- Give the students a few of these excuses
- Get them to rank them in order of silliness, etc.
- Explain their reasons to a partner or a group.
- Create some of their own excuses