Elementary school French resources: tourist office and visitor information

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KS1 / 2 Whole Day Taster Sessions (French)

KS1 / 2 Whole Day Taster Sessions (French)

These resources were used with a Y2 class to do a whole day of French. They are also non-linguist friendly (copy/type words into a google dictionary to hear how they're pronounced). There are 3 sessions which were interspersed with song-singing, accompanied by actions to break up the activities. Tete, epaules, genoux, pieds was a favourite! These sessions were delivered to 50 pupils over the course of a day in a mixed comprehensive school, in a socially and economically deprived area, with 50% of the class being EAL. However, it contains ample content to be easily exploited for a hungrier audience. Each session contains the 'date board' I use as a starter for all of my lessons across KS3 and 4. It's so simple but focuses pupils immediately. Session 1(47 slides) has a cultural focus and will show pupils how many landmarks around the world are within easy reach of the UK. The resource includes pictures and maps as well as driving / flying time from the U.K. to these places. There is scope for an easy extension activity here - pupils couldresearch the French landmarks and present their findings to the rest of the class for example. Session 2 (6 slides) brings French language in, without it being too intense and gives pupils the opportunity to practise basic phrases and French handwriting. Session 3 (11 slides) brings in lots of language, focusing on the basics with support whilst also allowing pupils to push themselves with the extension documents. For session 3, once the starter activity had been completed, I divided the 50 pupils across 8 groups, on 8 tables and we did a carousel activity to progress through the difference phrases. I assigned table leaders to explain their sentence to their group and how the sheet could be used to support them to write sentences about themselves. Each sheet contains extension phrases. Once pupils had grasped how to use the sheets (around 4 tables in for some of them!), they felt confident to manipulate the sentences for themselves and the whole activity became much quicker. I planned to bring the focus back to the French style handwriting if it were the case that pupils finished the activity in order to produce display work. They took a long time to make but went down a treat so it was time well spent. Enjoy!

By deutschelehrerin

Qu'est-ce qu'on peut y faire? (What can you do there?)

Qu'est-ce qu'on peut y faire? (What can you do there?)

In this worksheet you will be able to create complex sentences to describe some different activities that tourists may do in an area. There are 2 exercises (French to English and English to French) and all necessary vocabulary is provided. Suitable for all levels of ability. Answers provided.

By vettyjames

5 Video Resources for A Level French

5 Video Resources for A Level French

Attached is a bundle of 5 Videos resources with with a comprehension worksheets and transcription on various A Level topics: Immigration, New Technologies, Heritage, Volunteering and Tourisme. These video are an excellent way to broaden student's knowledge, improve their listening skills and elicit conversations and debates.

By jeromsauvin

Les heures d'ouverture (Opening hours)

Les heures d'ouverture (Opening hours)

This worksheet requires knowledge of shops and businesses. (À quelle heure ouvre la banque? Pas à pas 1Q is available from the same author). You also need to know numbers and how to tell the time. In this worksheet you will find vocabulary to help you understand opening and closing times. There are 2 exercises (French to English and English to French) and the required vocabulary (additional to that mentioned above as necessary) is included. Answers provided.

By vettyjames

À quelle heure ouvre la banque? (What time does the bank open?)

À quelle heure ouvre la banque? (What time does the bank open?)

In this worksheet you will learn how to ask about opening / closing times for a variety of shops and businesses and how to deal with places classed as 'masculine' and 'feminine'. There are 2 exercises (French to English and English to French) and all necessary vocabulary is provided. Suitable for all levels of ability. Answers provided.

By vettyjames

C'est loin? (Is it far?)

C'est loin? (Is it far?)

In this worksheet you will find vocabulary that will help you ask about / understand how near or far a destination is. It also introduces the concept of approximate numbers. There are 2 exercises (French to English and English to French) and all necessary vocabulary is provided. Suitable for all levels of ability. Answers provided.

By vettyjames

Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 French - Bon voyage  (Holidays) (AQA new spec)

Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 French - Bon voyage (Holidays) (AQA new spec)

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 7 French students. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. Students have to research information about the place that they would like to visit (any place in world really but I encouraged to visit France). Students decide on the task and start researching relevant information about the chosen location using their iPads/ Chromebooks. At the same time they create a poster or a travel brochure with pop-up images (!!!) about the chosen location. During the second lesson they distribute the writing task bullet points in-between the members of the group and complete a piece of writing as per success criteria and model answer. In the end they stick their written notes (or attach them) to their poster /travel brochure. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term! Note: the writing example is oriented on the revision of tenses studied this year, holidays, weather and location vocabulary. Please let me know if you have any other ideas on how this project can be implemented. If you still have some time left you can enjoy few games I have inserted to simply have fun during the (possibly) last lesson of the year.

By madsheep_123

End of topic project Directions - En ville

End of topic project Directions - En ville

Students spend 3-4 lessons (1h) to complete the project. They learn about a town in France and create a travel brochure in French. I used this activity with my Year 8s and they loved it. I included a reflection sheet to get them to think about the skills they used during this project. I paired them up but can be an individual activity.

By Laulau27

En ville il y a ...  (In town there is ...)

En ville il y a ... (In town there is ...)

In this worksheet you will be able to create complex sentences to describe different activities you can/like to do in different locations. There are 2 exercises (French to English and English to French) and all necessary vocabulary is provided. Suitable for all levels of ability. Answers provided.

By vettyjames

GCSE: 8 reading comprehension exercises

GCSE: 8 reading comprehension exercises

a large bundle of all the GCSE/AS reading comprehension exercises I have been using and perfecting over the years: texts and questions on 'my area/where I live; sports (doping); environment (car sharing), work experience abroad (au pair, charity work, year abroad), my holidays, and my area. An excellent collection of resources to revise and assess students' reading comprehension skills.

By florenceyo