Translation 101: Prepare for GCSE and A-levels in MFL

Top workbooks, booklets and exam practice tasks to practice translating in French, German and Spanish

Tes Resources Team

Practicing Translation In A Classroom

Workbooks, games and other tasks to help students tackle translation exercises

Being able to translate sentences from one language to another is a skill students need to have developed to be assessed for KS4 and KS5 level qualifications. This can often be hard, as learners need to understand the meaning of tricky expressions such as collocations and idioms. Here's a collection of new and popular resources to help your pupils practice translation in French, Spanish and German.

French

Check out the most popular resources to work on translation in French. You can also find a large collection of GCSE and iGCSE revision resources in our French GCSE and iGCSE collection.

A2 Year 13 French Translation Practise
adamlolly

A2 Year 13 French Translation Practise

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This resource provides a worksheet of thirty questions to practise essential grammar items in preparation for the summer exams. It focuses on translation skills which students who will have to translate in their exams will be likely to benefit from. Many different tenses and prepositions are tested ...
French A level Translation Workbook
laprofdelangues

French A level Translation Workbook

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A workbook (with an answerbook included as a separate document) for A level students doing French and needing translation practice. There are exercises on each theme from English to French and from French to English. The themes include: family structures, modern values, friendships, relationships ...
Short translation tasks with mark scheme
-myrtille-

Short translation tasks with mark scheme

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Practice translation activities in the style of the new GCSE. Worksheet includes a short version of the AQA mark scheme. I go through the correct translation on the board then get pupils to make corrections and peer assess before I mark their work. Using these every 2-3 weeks as a 10-15 min...
Translation Booklet New GCSE Spec. French into English Higher Level
RS C

Translation Booklet New GCSE Spec. French into English Higher Level

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\> Prepare your students for the new GCSEs with this 17 page translation booklet. \> Each page has two passages to translate. \> Each page is dedicated to one of the new GCSE sub-topics. \> The back of the booklet has suggested answers. \> Extension work can easily be set, ask...

German

Browse through the most sought-after German translation activities. Have a look at our German GCSE and iGCSE collection for more revision resources.

German translation at A2
FrauSue

German translation at A2

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Two worksheets on translation. 1) Things to watch out for when translating into German ('spot the trick') with explanations, examples and answers. 2) Exercises to practise use of adjectival or adverbial form when translating into English.
Writing mat for past tense
sommersprossen

Writing mat for past tense

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Contains a summary of sentence starters, modal verbs, opinions, infinitive clauses, relative clauses etc to help students to improve their past tense writing.
German GCSE 9 - 1 Specifications Translation Exercises.
cgazzal

German GCSE 9 - 1 Specifications Translation Exercises.

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This document is in the format of worksheets/ a booklet that can be given to all GCSE students. It is broken down into themes and then into the topics within each theme. For each topic there are 10 translation exercises, as on the Reading Exam. It is contains in total 120 translations of varying len...
A-Level Exam Practice Translation
suhop

A-Level Exam Practice Translation

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This powerpoint is designed to help students understand the system underlying the translation section in their A-level exam paper. It features example sentences from past exams and introduces students to a step by step approach to tackle those often tricky translations. Includes answers and explanat...
GCSE German - Authentic Reading Materials / Translation Exercises
cajarvis31

GCSE German - Authentic Reading Materials / Translation Exercises

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In this document, you will find a range of reading materials (no exercises, but the reading materials are there for you to do with what you please!) aimed at the new GCSE Specification (tailored slightly towards Edexcel, but will likely work well for all exam boards). There are works by Bertolt Br...
German perfect tense translation game
Maryjane Bennett

German perfect tense translation game

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This is a fast paced activity reviewing the perfect tense conjugation of German verbs. There are over 100 slides and five games to play. Slides give the English and pupils have ten seconds to find the German translation. The presentation is easily adaptable and can be used either as a whole lesson o...

Spanish

Choose from these frequently-downloaded workbooks and improve learners' translation skills in Spanish. Our Spanish GCSE and iGCSE collection also has a range of revision lesson ideas.

GCSE Spanish translation booklet
Kloereese

GCSE Spanish translation booklet

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I've made this Spanish translation booklet (also one on here that I made for French) to comprise all areas of the AQA Spanish GCSE spec. I've included sentence level translation and paragraphs for each topic and in both languages. Hope that they can be of use - any feedback greatly appreciated! ...
Spanish A level Translation Workbook
laprofdelangues

Spanish A level Translation Workbook

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A workbook (with an answerbook included as a separate document) for A level students doing Spanish and needing translation practice. There are exercises on each theme from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. The themes include: - family structures, modern values, friendships, relations...
A2 Spanish Translation phrases
Blanca1

A2 Spanish Translation phrases

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List of phases based on the AQA Spanish syllabus translation English > Spanish. Use for games, quizes, etc. You will find this file in Quizlet, where your students can compete against each other. If you find this resource useful, please consider contribute to the Spanish post 16 TES bank, ...
AQA A2 TRANSLATION (ENGLISH TO SPANISH)
myspanishexam

AQA A2 TRANSLATION (ENGLISH TO SPANISH)

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This resource contains a handful of sentences to practise translation from English to Spanish. These sentences are all taken from AQA past papers from the 2003-2009 specification. Although topics are different to those in the current specification, these sentences are still good to revise English gr...

More translation resources

Triumphant Translations Worksheet - Module 1 - Holidays
meg014840

Triumphant Translations Worksheet - Module 1 - Holidays

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A translation challenge worksheet to support revision. This includes 5 sets of translations varying from full paragraphs in the style of higher tier to short sentences like the foundation exam. As well as the translations themselves, there is also additional support in the form of individual word an...
German GCSE translation practice (translation pitfalls)
Gertrud

German GCSE translation practice (translation pitfalls)

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These are two revision lessons for Y11 to practise the main difficulties with translations: difference between mag/gern, using connectives and the correct word order, comparative, impersonable phrases, infinitive phrases, using seit. The lesson assumes that the students have learned these grammar t...
Translation skills builder GCSE topics
meakihi

Translation skills builder GCSE topics

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This booklet covers the different GCSE topics for French (AQA). There are activities to practise accurate translation, and they are designed to encourage students not to just Googletranslate! There are activities of different difficulties.