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Madame Clemas

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Bonjour! My name is Sophie Clemas. I am Head of Languages at an international school but have also worked in comprehensive schools in the UK. I absolutely love teaching and enjoy creating resources, particularly those which are differentiated and most importantly, where students can enjoy learning French!

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Bonjour! My name is Sophie Clemas. I am Head of Languages at an international school but have also worked in comprehensive schools in the UK. I absolutely love teaching and enjoy creating resources, particularly those which are differentiated and most importantly, where students can enjoy learning French!
French A Level/IB Tourism: Speaking, Reading & Listening
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French A Level/IB Tourism: Speaking, Reading & Listening

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With the new IB curriculum, there is now a Listening exam so I’ve created this booklet which also covers some speaking and reading, on the topic of Experiences/Loisirs. However, this would also be suitable for A Level. There is a starter speaking activity on ‘un bon touriste/un mauvais touriste’ and also a reading activity on advantages and disadvantages of tourism, followed by a listening exercise on ecotourisme from a France24 extract and then a plenary. The link for the listening is in the booklet and I’ve also included the answers on a separate document. I hope it’s useful for you :)
NEW ORAL EXAM FRENCH B HL: How to give a Presentation
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NEW ORAL EXAM FRENCH B HL: How to give a Presentation

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This is a toolkit designed to help HL students for the NEW French IB course for the oral exam. The toolkit shows students how to give a presentation on a literary extract which is clear, organised and analytical - three words which come directly from the language guide! It is laid out in a clear format into four detailed sections. For each section, there are sentence starters and key phrases. It also includes the mark scheme at the end so that students can self/peer-assess their presentations. I hope you find it useful :)
IB French B Oral/Speaking Exam 2018 Handbook
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IB French B Oral/Speaking Exam 2018 Handbook

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Do you want to prepare your Year 13s for their IB French B oral exam? This is based on the old course but a lot of the advice and guidance can be used for the new course. I give this very detailed Handbook to both my SL and HL students to help them revise, which I use for class and homework. It includes: an explanation of the different parts of the exam; specific techniques to give an excellent presentation on a photo; strategies on how to give developed answers in the discussion; TOP TIPS; examples of photos used in previous exams; examples of questions for the discussion; Francophone culture linked to Option topics; SL and HL mark schemes; students to evaluate and assess previous candidates’ oral exams. The students find this Handbook very easy to use and use it all the time in the run-up to their speaking exam!
Festivals: Speaking/Writing Frame
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Festivals: Speaking/Writing Frame

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This is a very clear speaking/writing frame, designed to make it easy for KS3/KS4 students to talk and write about festivals in French, to include: opinions and reasons, what happens at a festival and what they did last year. My students find these ‘Knowledge Organisers’ incredibly easy and helpful to use!
IB French B Paper 2 2018 Revision HANDBOOK
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IB French B Paper 2 2018 Revision HANDBOOK

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Do you want to prepare your Year 13s for their Paper 2/Writing Exam? This is based on the old course but the advice and guidance will still be relevant for the new course. I have given this handbook to my SL+HL students and it includes everything they need to know for the exam, including: exam breakdown; checklists of the specific characteristics needed for each text type; a checklist for types of language and sentence structures needed for Level 4-7; a detailed explanation of each part of the mark scheme in a student-friendly way; a space for self-assessment, and lots of past paper questions for both SL and HL (including both Section A+B). My students are finding this so helpful, I hope you will too :)
Adjective Agreement in French
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Adjective Agreement in French

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This resource is designed to help students understand the main adjective agreement rules for French. It is scaffolded, so students build up their confidence from regular to irregular adjectives. It also includes short translation exercises, so that students can apply the adjective agreement rules.
Houses for Sale: French Estate Agent Reading Comp
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Houses for Sale: French Estate Agent Reading Comp

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This fun activity gives students the chance to see what real-life adverts for houses up for sale look like. This is a chance for students to recognise key vocabulary from the topic of House/Home, such as rooms in the house. The exercise that follows allows students to work out complex and interesting vocabulary from the adverts, which they can then use themselves in a follow up activity - designing your own house for sale advert! I normally use this with a confident class in Year 8 or 9.
KS3+4 FRENCH MATS: Bronze, Silver & Gold
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KS3+4 FRENCH MATS: Bronze, Silver & Gold

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x4 mats for £4! These mats are differentiated into Bronze, Silver and Gold, so students feel supported but are also really motivated to push themselves; they know exactly what they need to do to improve their writing and speaking. Each of the ones uploaded here - one for Year 7, one for Year 8, one for Year 9, and one for Years 10+11 - include Bronze, Silver and Gold categories of connectives, qualifiers, adverbs of time, opinions and tenses. I also use them when students self or peer-assess their work and because it’s so clear and easy to read they love it! I print them in colour on A4 and laminate them, then give them out to students during writing and speaking tasks. They could also be printed on A3 and made as a poster. Great also for revision. I call them ‘Progress Mats’ / ‘Tapis de Progres’ - I hope you like them :)
Schulfächer/Subjects: Extending Opinions
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Schulfächer/Subjects: Extending Opinions

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This is a very clear, easy to use worksheet with differentiated exercises - Bronze, Silver and Gold - giving students the confidence to give extended opinions on school subjects. Each section starts with support at word level - students have to write the correct answer from a short list of options, then they use this to translate at sentence level. Each section adds a new way of extending sentences - opinions, adjectives, intensifiers, connectives and adverbs of time. I hope you find it useful :) The French version is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mati-res-scolaires-extending-opinions-12374424
Future Plans/Relationships SpkWrit Frame
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Future Plans/Relationships SpkWrit Frame

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This is a very clear speaking/writing frame, designed to make it easy for KS4 students to talk and write about their plans for the future and what they think of marriage. Support given with English translations, but also challenges students to use more complex structures if they choose to. My students find these ‘Knowledge Organisers’ incredibly easy and helpful to use!
Matières scolaires: Extending Opinions
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Matières scolaires: Extending Opinions

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This is a very clear, easy to use worksheet with differentiated exercises - Bronze, Silver and Gold - giving students the confidence to give extended opinions on school subjects. Each section starts with support at word level - students have to write the correct answer from a short list of options, then they use this to translate at sentence level. Each section adds a new way of extending sentences - opinions, adjectives, intensifiers, connectives and adverbs of time, therefore also supporting whole school literacy! I hope you find it useful : ) The German version is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/schulf-cher-subjects-extending-opinions-12374342
French Present Tense: Revision
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French Present Tense: Revision

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A worksheet divided into Bronze and Silver activities, to help students build their confidence in writing accurately in the present tense. There is also a focus on self-assessment, encouraging students to reflect on what they understand and what they need to improve on.
London Olympics 2012 - Sports Reading Comprehension
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London Olympics 2012 - Sports Reading Comprehension

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A reading comprehension which uses language from the toolkit I've shared on being part of a club. The text includes 'interviews' from Mo Farrah, Rebecca Addlington, and Tom Daley. There are two versions of the text (higher/foundation), with exercises afterwards. However, the answers are the same so you can mark it with the class at the same time.
Checklist: How to score A*-B on IGCSE/GCSE Speaking Exam
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Checklist: How to score A*-B on IGCSE/GCSE Speaking Exam

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This is a very handy, concise and clear checklist students aiming for the top grades can use when self/peer-assessing for their IGCSE speaking exam. But it can also be used for GCSE since the language requirements are so similar. It also includes a list of French idioms which examiners like to hear! Any feedback would be much appreciated :)
As-tu des frères ou des sœurs? Speaking & Writing Toolkit
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As-tu des frères ou des sœurs? Speaking & Writing Toolkit

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This is a very easy-to-use toolkit designed to help students talk about their family that goes beyond answering with one or two sentences. Students can develop their answers by talking about ages, physical descriptions and personality. A great resource for modeling in writing and speaking tasks.
School Subjects + Teachers: Hogwarts Differentiated Text
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School Subjects + Teachers: Hogwarts Differentiated Text

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A reading comprehension about school subjects and teachers for KS3. Differentiated - one foundation version and one higher. Despite the different text, the questions in the exercises will have the same answers, so that marking can happen at the same time with all students involved.