Here is an idea how to add more authentic resources as asked for in the new specifications. This is a worksheet and a presentation based on a German pop song and includes a gap fill, a translation task and a creative project. The song is slow and suitable for beginners but is ideally used after the introduction of numbers and plurals. (E.g. in chapter 2 of Stimmt 1).
This download includes a PowerPoint with an introduction, the answer to the tasks and a translation of the text, a worksheet and a lesson plan.
Note: This unit of work is based on the song "1x" by "Die Prinzen". Please make sure you can access it on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZHrsf4xDE4 or somewhere else before buying. The song is not included.
4 pages of activities based around famous brands, logos and their literal German translations.
The resource includes answers to all the activities.
Differentiated activities suitable for near-beginners up to more advanced learners.
A fun filler activity. A nice end of term or start of term resource. A distraction from the assessment grind.
End your lessons with a bang !
Use this game as a plenary activity. This can be used for any subject and any year. E.g. MFL – translation of vocabulary
Maths – answers to sums. History – dates, facts
I personally have used it for pupils to translate vocabulary covered in a topic, scaffolding questions, starting with single words and then building up to more complex sentences.
How to run the activity:
Split the class into two groups or more.
Teacher asks a question to each group.
Teacher selects by hands up (or miniwhiteboards, or team discussion).
Teacher selects a pupil to give the answer.
If the answer is correct – pupil can choose a mine.
If there's a coin under the bomb - one point for your team
If there's an explosion under the bomb - lose one point
If there's a super bomb - the rubber duck of the evil clown - lose 2 points.
The team with the most points wins!
A German 'Call My Bluff' style quiz on general words.
25 questions: 5 easy, 5 medium, 5 hard and 10 harder.
Good for an end of term activity.
The words are, in general, not too obscure and not ridiculously long.
Suitable for 12-17 year olds.
1) the main Powerpoint
2) a blank answer grid for pupils.
3) Plus the Teachers' answers.
The answers are also on the final Powerpoint slide. Some literal meanings are also explained here too.
Slide 28 also contains a link to a Kahoot version of the same quiz.This could be done as a recap or reward activity after the going through the Powerpoint quiz and the answers.