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Speaking Trivial Pursuit template

Speaking Trivial Pursuit template

Good for revision for speaking exams. Pupils can do this in pairs. In advance, choose the topics or sub-topics. Their partner decides if their answer is good enough. If so, they colour in the segment in the relevant colour. If not, they discuss why and may try again. This is just one of many possible activities.

By TheMFLTeacher

Sentence Race - template

Sentence Race - template

Groups of 3 or 4. Choose a pupil at random to choose a number. Click on the number (on your computer) to reveal a word. All pupils have 30 seconds to write a sentence using that word. The most impressive (and correct) sentence wins a point for their team.

By TheMFLTeacher

Sentence Builder - template

Sentence Builder - template

Students choose a number and have to make a sentence with the word shown. Depending upon ability, they could make new sentences with the following words chosen, or they could try to make a story with the following words.

By TheMFLTeacher

Sentence Auction - template

Sentence Auction - template

You must buy sentences at every shop. Each sentence costs 1€. Each sentence is worth a different amount of winnings. Draw your Euros into your winning column. If you run out of Euros in your bank, you can use your winnings to buy sentences. The winners have the most Euros. Full instructions in the notes section of the PPT.

By TheMFLTeacher

Say Something - Dice pairwork

Say Something - Dice pairwork

Pupils roll the dice and then: ask a question, give a statement, say something positive, say something negative, say something in the future, say something in the past about a given topic.

By TheMFLTeacher

Say Something - cards

Say Something - cards

Make these into cards. Then pupils have to pick one at random and say something: a question, a statement, a positive thing, a negative thing, something in the future or something in the past (each represented by a symbol).

By TheMFLTeacher

Say Something - Random images

Say Something - Random images

Use this as a random picture selector: Press F5 and then ‘s’ randomly. Whatever the picture is and the symbol at the bottom of the slide, pupils must take it in turns to say something – a question about the picture, an exclamation, a positive, a negative, something in the future and something in the past.

By TheMFLTeacher

Reading Challenge template

Reading Challenge template

One of my personal favourites! Have a reading text in the box. In 2 teams, pupils choose a word to find in the text. The pupils don’t know what each word is worth. Click on the word they have chosen when they have correctly identified it in the text and their score will be revealed. The winning team is the team with the highest score once all words have been found in the text. 3 slides with different scores.

By TheMFLTeacher

Mein Typischer Tag Lesung - German Reading - (Reflexive/Separable Prefix Verbs)

Mein Typischer Tag Lesung - German Reading - (Reflexive/Separable Prefix Verbs)

In this beginner reading, Günther, a grade 10 student from Germany, describes his typical day. He uses many reflexive verbs/separable prefix to describe his various sports, school and extra curricular activities. Includes reading comprehension questions. After completion, have students write out their own daily routine using the new verbs! Includes: sich treffen sich anziehen sich aufwachen sich einschlafen

By ninatutor

Mastermind template

Mastermind template

For pairwork activities. Full instructions are on the document, but the basic idea is that pupils try to guess each element of a phrase or short paragraph in a limited amount of attempts.

By TheMFLTeacher

Mi día típico - Spanish Reading with Reflexive Verbs - Verbos reflexivos

Mi día típico - Spanish Reading with Reflexive Verbs - Verbos reflexivos

In this beginner reading, Antonio, a grade 10 student from Texas, describes his typical day. He uses many reflexive verbs to describe his various sports, school and extra curricular activities. Includes reading comprehension questions. After completion, have students write out their own daily routine using the new verbs! Verbs used include: levantarse vestirse desayunarse irse ducharse quedarse

By ninatutor

Listening & reading bingo grid

Listening & reading bingo grid

Use this grid for listening work, reading work or anything you can think of. The idea is that pupils, for example, listen once to a text and fill in the words they know in the middle section. They then pass it to their partner who fills in any extra words that are not in the middle section after the second time of listening. They then pass it on to someone else in the class who then fills in the darkest section on the outside of the grid with any extra words not filled in after the third time of listening. Best to use this with a challenging listening/reading.

By TheMFLTeacher