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So here are some authentic links to do with the internet:
This first one is amazing. It's from jeunesse77.fr and is called Touche pas à mon poste ! It is a 24 page pdf document containing lots of information and statistics (remember exam boards love statistics!) and is primarily aimed at young people.
Steve Smith's frenchteacher.net site also has some fantastic resources in the free samples section but I'd recommend that all teachers of French subscribe to access all of his excellent resources for the price of a text book.
Obviously, I won't use all of these resources with my students inn class but I shall give them a list of the sites for their own independent reading.
Over the years I've found that the students who achieve best are the ones who read independently and there's nothing wrong with pointing them in the right direction.