Modern Foreign Languages - Resource of the week

13th July 2012 at 01:00

School's out for summer

As pupils and teachers get excited about the approaching summer break, try these resources to discuss holidays and practise speaking.

French: Dice board game. An easy game that helps pupils to practise holiday vocabulary and sentence structure. The board is divided into sections, each with a statement or question. Pupils roll two dice to select their section. They gain one point for translating and another for responding to the statement or question in French.

Spanish: Light bulb game. A test of memory recall. A set of 25 cards are printed and laminated; each card has a topic printed on it, such as opinion phrases or things you might take on holiday. Place the cards face down on a table. Pupils pick a card and in two minutes write as many words associated with the card's topic as they can.

German: Ferienpostkarten. Pupils read four short postcards and identify nouns, verbs and adjectives. Then they practise writing holiday postcards. Encourage them to send postcards to school from their summer holiday locations (in German). It will make a lovely display for the start of the academic year.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today