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French introduction to use of verb tables in a crime scenario for KS3 or KS4

French introduction to use of verb tables in a crime scenario for KS3 or KS4

Verb tables with activities for pupils to find the verb they need in the perfect and imperfect. Starts with the verbs in the verb table. Moves on to identifying the ending of other verbs, then to putting the correct ending on. Used in translated sentences to describe what was happening/what happened, using a crime scenario. Stepped activities which are all designed to be doable using the information/language given on the page. Suitable for KS3 or KS4. Includes the Oxford-Cambridge activity where the questionmaster challenges two partners to race to find verb endings on the page. Pupils buzz in when they find the answer.

By veverett

Bangladeshi factory fire reading comprehension

Bangladeshi factory fire reading comprehension

An authentic resource - an article from 1jour1actu.fr about the collapse of a clothes factory in Bangladesh with comprehension activities to help students to understand the article. I find that students are always really proud of themselves when told that the article has come from a real French newspaper! I don't tell them it's a newspaper for kids!

By Nabourke

New AS/A level French practice papers

New AS/A level French practice papers

I created four practice questions that you could use both as reading or listening for revisions with your classes. Of course this has not been certified by ofqual or any exam board but I tried to make questions similar to Edexcel papers.

By yannasm03

French GCSE - Reading Comprehension. T2, Topic 3 – Global Issues – Les Volcans.

French GCSE - Reading Comprehension. T2, Topic 3 – Global Issues – Les Volcans.

This resource is all about volcanoes, which comes under the ‘Global Issues’ GCSE topic. There is a fairly lengthy reading comprehension document and this is accompanied by a PowerPoint and student worksheet. The PowerPoint contains a range of activities for students to complete, firstly based on the reading comprehension and then based on other work. There is a vocabulary match-up, a vrai/faux exercise, questions to answer in English, translations from French into English and a fill in the missing word exercise. ALL answers are provided on the PowerPoint.

By cgazzal

A Complete Guide to the French GCSE New Specifications - Themes 1-3, All Topics.

A Complete Guide to the French GCSE New Specifications - Themes 1-3, All Topics.

This bundle covers all 3 themes and is broken down into all 12 topics of the new GCSE specifications, which are all sold separately. The work contained in this huge bundle is enough for two or three terms. The bundle contains lengthy Power Points for each topic/ sub-theme. For each of the 12 topics there is: a Power Points are broken down into sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are a large number of different worksheets to accompany exercises on the Power Points; and transcripts for the listening activities as well as answers for the activities. The wide range of exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; verb and tenses exercises; listening comprehensions with different tasks; numerous reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations into English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks; role-play cards (foundation and higher); photo cards for speaking activities and questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.

By cgazzal

Food Challenge Tasks

Food Challenge Tasks

A selection of 'Challenge Tasks' on the topic of food. These are based on authentic French resources (mainly infographs found on Pinterest) with comprehension questions added. I put these up on my 'Challenge Wall' in the classroom for the term and direct any students to them who finish their work early. To save photocopying costs I encourage students not to write on the sheets and to put them back on the wall when they're finished. I find that students get a huge sense of achievement from knowing that they are reading and understanding real French literature! As an extra incentive to try more difficult work I offer 'challenge stars' in return for tackling these tricky tasks. These are converted periodically into merits.

By Nabourke

Free time / Music Challenge tasks

Free time / Music Challenge tasks

Three 'Challenge Tasks' on the topic of music. These are all based on authentic French resources (mainly infographs found on Pinterest) with comprehension questions added. I put these up on my 'Challenge Wall' in the classroom for the term and direct any students to them who finish their work early. To save photocopying costs I encourage students not to write on the sheets and to put them back on the wall when they're finished. I find that students get a huge sense of achievement from knowing that they are reading and understanding real French literature! As an extra incentive to try more difficult work I offer 'challenge stars' in return for tackling these tricky tasks. These are converted periodically into merits.

By Nabourke

French GCSE New Specifications -Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest

French GCSE New Specifications -Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest

This covers the whole of Theme 2, Topics 1- 4. The work contained in this large bundle is enough for at least a complete half term. The bundle contains lengthy Power Points for each topic/ sub-theme. The Power Points are broken down into sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are a large number of different worksheets to accompany exercises on the Power Points; and transcripts for the listening activities as well as answers for the activities. The wide range of exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; verb and tenses exercises; listening comprehensions with different tasks; numerous reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations into English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks; role-play cards (foundation and higher); photo cards for speaking activities and questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.

By cgazzal