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GCSE French - using complex structures

GCSE French - using complex structures

PowerPoint and accompanying workpack designed to encourage pupils to use a variety of complex structures in their spoken and written French. An extremely useful reference and revision tool for pupils to use as part of their exam preparation. The presentation is designed so that teachers can deliver a set of structures at a time in any order they please. You could also upload it to your VLE for pupils to access independently. Please do let me know if you spot any mistakes.

By maryjane1969

The Perfect Tense Card Race

The Perfect Tense Card Race

Print out the cards and laminate them. Pupils work in pairs or small groups and race against each other to form the perfect tense with the cards after reading the infinitive and the subject from the PowerPoint. Good element of competition and really highlights how much (or little!) they actually know. Includes avoir and être verbs and agreement. Can be easily adapted to suit your requirements too.

By maryjane1969

GCSE  Intensive verbs and  tenses revision

GCSE Intensive verbs and tenses revision

A number of grammar quickies and gap-fill exercises to practise tenses and reading comprehension skills across most GCSE topics. For free self-marking ONLINE grammar activities go to language-gym.com/work-outs/ and select grammar modules. For a free interactive ONLINE verb trainer go to: www.language-gym.com/verb-trainer/

By gianfrancoconti1966

GCSE French tenses revision board game

GCSE French tenses revision board game

NEW EDITION ADDED. You need to print this in colour in order for it to work. Throw a die, land on a square and conjugate the verb in the correct tense. Get it wrong and go back three spaces. Very easy for you to edit to suit your groups.

By maryjane1969

French regular verbs (ER and IR/RE)

French regular verbs (ER and IR/RE)

Introduction to the regular present tense. A short starter activity matching subject pronouns, followed by the presentation of the three main groups of regular verbs and their endings. There is a short conjugation exercise for each group of verbs and printable blank verb flowers too.

By maryjane1969

Mes vacances et ma passion-Les Alpes

Mes vacances et ma passion-Les Alpes

I tried to select a nice topic and theme to teach and revise various skills and grammatical aspects . It links to Expo3 ( la Normandie ) rouge with the discovery of an area but I jaust added more on this so students get to compare areas and see how varied France is. I will add more through a different power point and add worksheets , this is taking ages .... hope it helps. I used the interactive quiz with the gap fill as a little starter and introduction about the Alps before showing the Power Point.

By skiermeetsboarder

Present Indicative of irregular verbs

Present Indicative of irregular verbs

A wide range of activities to consolidate the present tense of irregular verbs. For more practise you may want to use this free interactive webtool: www.language-gym.com. It's an online French verb conjugation trainer optimised for iPad and Google Chrome.

By gianfrancoconti1966

Francophonie

Francophonie

A series of powerpoint on the topic of Francophonie. A more closer look at Reunion island. Couldn't upload the videos but you can find &'les grands champions de la francophonie&'; on youtube (Francophonie 2) and use the clip from 'Jeunes Francophones&' on Senegal for the pwp on Goree island. Link to the video : http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/dakar-et-lesclavage/1756.html Activities on the pwp start at 1:30.

By rollet_marie

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 5 To use numbers with classroom items (Year 3 School Life)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 5 To use numbers with classroom items (Year 3 School Life)

Leçon 5 To use numbers with classroom items continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the fifth lesson in the Year 3 Autumn 2 School Life Unit and includes:* A power point show with a range of native sound files for every item of language;Starter: Review of number 1-12 song with music sound file from Year 3 About Ourselves French unit; Screens 3-4 Lesson objective and key structures; Screens 5-6: Presentation of saying you have and have not a certain number of objects; Screen 7: Listening activity - children identify first what the characters have and what they have not. Next they identify the number of items; * A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the School Life unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated copiable worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 6 To write about your class (Year 3 School Life)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 6 To write about your class (Year 3 School Life)

Leçon 6 To write about your class continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the sixth lesson in the Year 3 Autumn 2 School Life Unit and includes:*A power point show with a range of native speaker sound files for every item of language;Starter: Game - Pictionary with animated score cards; Screens 3-4: Lesson objective and Key structure; Screens 5-6: Presentation of word for "my" vocabulary they have covered over the unit; Screen 7: A non-fiction presentation by Laurent presenting her class; Plenary: Matching broken sentences; * A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the School Life unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated copiable worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 4 To identify classroom items (Year 3 School Life)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 4 To identify classroom items (Year 3 School Life)

Leçon 4 To identify classroom items continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the fourth lesson in the Year 3 Autumn 2 School Life Unit and includes:* A power point show with a range of native sound files for every item of language;Starter: Instruction rhyme with music attached reviewing the instructions from Leçon 1; Screens 3-4 Lesson objective and key structure; screens 5-6: Presenting 10 classroom objects; Screen 7: Speaking task pair work asking and answering a question about what things are; Plenary: Animated sorting activity; * A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the School Life unit with grammar notes;* A b/w copiable illustrated worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster

French GCSE New Specs Theme 3 - Current, future study /employment, Topic 2 – Life at school/college

French GCSE New Specs Theme 3 - Current, future study /employment, Topic 2 – Life at school/college

This covers the whole of Theme 3, Topic 2 – ‘Life at school/college’.The PowerPoint is very lengthy (74 slides) and contains work for at least six or seven lessons. The PowerPoint is broken down into four sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are several different worksheets to accompany a broad range of exercises on the PowerPoint, as well as a transcript for the listening and answer sheets also appear on the PowerPoint. The exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; grammar exercises; a listening comprehension with different tasks; several reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations into English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks (foundation and higher); two role-play cards (foundation and higher); five photo cards for speaking activities and finally a whole range of questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.

By cgazzal

A Level Verb Conjugation exercise with 100 sentences

A Level Verb Conjugation exercise with 100 sentences

Conjugation exercise with 100 sentences. Students conjugate the verb in bracket in the right tense. Answers are provided when to select Review tab, then Final: show up.Students find this activity useful to revise tenses and also learn some set phrases. Can be used as a translation exercise as well. It provides an opportunity to review any area of weakness student might have. Can be set in class ( usually takes minimum 45mn, with corrections and explanations) or for homework. It is suitable for exam revision, for all exam board.

By jeromsauvin

SPANISH VERBS (1 & 2) - PRACTICE & REVISION - 198 ESSENTIAL VERBS

SPANISH VERBS (1 & 2) - PRACTICE & REVISION - 198 ESSENTIAL VERBS

PERFECT FOR PRACTISING AND REVISING 198 ESSENTIAL SPANISH VERBS!This combined pack of SPANISH VERBS GAMES AND ACTIVITIES SETS 1 AND 2 features 198 high-frequency SPANISH verbs, and offers an interactive and communicative alternative to 'traditional' vocabulary and grammar drilling activities. The games and activities really do help to create a lively and multi-skill language learning environment.The alphabetical SPANISH-English reference lists of all 198 verbs work well as a learning support resource, and also as a whole-group reading out loud pronunciation and warm-up practice. The cards are versatile, and can be used for a number of language learning games; I’ve described several games you can play and ways you can use them in the classroom. They're great for a ready-made quick vocab quiz too! The game card template lets your students put their knowledge of SPANISH verbs to the test as they create quiz cards for each other, preferably from memory!There are three differentiated RECALL AND WRITE ACTIVITIES in each booklet:CHILLOUT CHALLENGEStudents recall and write all the verbs in English from a SPANISH prompt - the SPANISH verbs are in alphabetical orderCHAMPION CHALLENGEStudents recall and write all the verbs in English from a SPANISH prompt, with the verbs appearing in random, rather than alphabetical orderSUPERCHARGED CHALLENGEStudents recall and write all the verbs in SPANISH from an English prompt - this really does put their knowledge to the test - and is great for practising spelling in SPANISH too.I've classed the set as suitable for ages 14-18, but it really does depend on when your students began SPANISH, the level they are currently working at, and the level they are aspiring to. The games and activities are particularly useful as students prepare for examinations, and for the transition period between learning stages. The REFERENCE, RECALL AND WRITE booklets have 18 pages, and are best photocopied double-sided as a workbook for students to work through either in directed class time, or as independent learning at home.Laminating is certainly worth the effort and expense - you will be able to re-use the cards for years to come.I've created several sets of SPANISH verb games and activities, each featuring different sets of verbs - they work well as complementary learning resources, and build up a comprehensive bank of essential SPANISH verbs for your students.There are 4 non-editable files in a zipped format:SET 1: GAME CARDS AND BOOKLETSET 2: GAME CARDS AND BOOKLETThey're also available individually if you prefer, each priced at £3.00. Please use the TERMS OF USE carefully: the resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only.¡MUCHAS GRACIAS Y QUE OS DIVIRTÁIS!

By LivelyLearning

er verbs GCSE tenses conjugation race

er verbs GCSE tenses conjugation race

This is another of my verb card races. Print off the cards from the word doc and get groups to compete against each other to get the translations right. It uses the verb 'porter' as an example and requires knowledge of the present, perfect, imperfect, future and near future.

By maryjane1969

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 3 To answer the register (Year 3 School Life)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 3 To answer the register (Year 3 School Life)

Leçon 3 To answer the register continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the third lesson in the Year 3 Autumn 2 School Life unit and includes:* A power point show with a range of native voice sound files attached for every item of language;Starter: Whole class quiz with animated score cards and quiz questions reviewing time on the hour from (leçon 2). Screens 3-4: Lesson objective and key structures; Screen 5-7: Presenting vocabulary to enable children to answer the register on their own and other behalves; Plenary: Listening activity and marking a register.* A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the School Life unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated copiable worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 2 To tell the time on the hour (Year 3 School Life)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 2 To tell the time on the hour (Year 3 School Life)

Leçon 2 To tell the time on the hour continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the second lesson in the Year 3 Autumn 2 School Life unit and includes:* A power point show with a range of native speaker sound files attached for every item of language;Starter: Game - whole class (loto- bingo) covering both the positive and negative forms of instructions from (leçon 1) with animated game boards . Screens: 3-4: Learning objective and key structures; Screens 5-7: Presentations covering time on the hour including midday and midnight; Plenary: Oral pair work quiz answering the French question (What is the time?); * A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the School Life unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated copiable worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 1 To understand some instructions (Year 3 School Life)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 1 To understand some instructions (Year 3 School Life)

Leçon 1 To understand some instructions continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the first lesson in the Year 3 Autumn 2 School Life Unit and includes:* A power point show with a range of attached native speaker sound files for every item of language;Starter: C'est vrai ou c'est faux (Is it true or false) listening activity reviewing name, age, and favourite colour from the previous Year 3 About Ourselves French unit. Screens: 3-4: Learning objective and Key concept; Screen 5: Instruction rap (chorus) with music sound file attached (4 instructions); Screen 6: Exploring six more instructions; Screen 7: Animation exploring how to make some instructions negative; Plenary: Game - Jacques a dit (Simon says) with illustrations and sound file support; * A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the School Life unit with grammar notes;* A b/w copiable illustrated worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 5 To say ages of brothers & sisters to 20 (Year 3 Home & Family)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 5 To say ages of brothers & sisters to 20 (Year 3 Home & Family)

Leçon 5 To say the ages of brothers & sisters up to 20 continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the fifth lesson in the Year 3 Spring 1 Home & Family Unit and includes:* A power point presentation with a range of native speaker sound files attached to every item of language with animation designed to support both learners and presenters:Starter: Noughts and crosses game reviewing adjectives; Screens 3-4: Lesson objective and key structures (He/She's so many years old); Screens 5-7 Main body: Speaking, listening and reading activities presenting ages from 11-20; Plenary: French boy presenting his sister using all the language learned in the unit so far. * A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the Home & Family Unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit)

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 3 To describe some family & friends (Year 3 Home & Family)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 3 To describe some family & friends (Year 3 Home & Family)

Leçon 3 To describe some family & friends continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the third lesson in the Year 3 Spring 1 Home & Family Unit and includes:* Starter: Family name song with music sound file attached; Screens 3-4 Lesson objective and key structures (I am/He/She is); Screens 5-7 Main body: Presenting key structures with a range of adjectives and speaking activity to practice describing them; Plenary: Close activity for pupils to complete describing Henri the dinosaur's sister.* A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the Home & Family Unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 1 To identify family members (Year 3 Home & Family)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 1 To identify family members (Year 3 Home & Family)

Leçon 1 To identify family members continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the first lesson in the Year 3 Spring 1 Home & Family Unit and includes:* Starter: Picture multiple choice listening activity reviewing the language covered in the Year 3 School Life Unit covering, classroom items, instructions, answering the register and time on the hour Screens 3-4: Lesson objective and key structures for the lesson (My with family members); Screens 5-7 Main body: Presenting immediate members of the dinosaur family moving on to explore relationships they have with one another eg. daughter, son, wife etc and how to use "My" and "Here is" when presenting family members; Plenary: Pupils listen to Monsieur Dinosaure describing his family and are asked to sort out the captions to the pictures. * A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the Home & Family Unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 6 To present your family (Year 3 Home & Family)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 6 To present your family (Year 3 Home & Family)

Leçon 6 To present your family continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the sixth lesson in the Year 3 Spring 1 Home & Family Unit and includes:* Starter: Numbers 11-20 song with music sound file attached; Screens 3-4: Lesson objective and key structures (Here is/are) with family & friends); Screens 5-7 Main body: Reviewing name song with attached music file; listening activity reviewing structures ( He/She is) and matching sound files to picture sentences; Laurent presents her family and pupils seek to remember what she has said with prompts; Plenary: Pupils listen to sound files and guess who Madame Dinosaure is speaking about.* A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the Home & Family Unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 2 To name family & friends (Home & Family)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 2 To name family & friends (Home & Family)

Leçon 2 To name family & friends continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the second lesson in the Year 3 Spring 1 Home & Family Unit and includes:* Starter: Matching Henri the dinosaur family members with pictures; Screens 3-4: Lesson objective and key structures - I/He/She is called; Screens 5-7 Main body: Presenting the names of family members with the verb "To be called" and building sentences to present friends with "Here is"; Plenary: Sorting activity with male and female friends and the structures for "Here is".* A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the Home & Family Unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary learning mat for the unit).

By scwebster

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 4 To number brothers & sisters (Year 3 Home & Family)

Primary French WHOLE LESSON: Leçon 4 To number brothers & sisters (Year 3 Home & Family)

Leçon 4 To number brothers & sisters continues the Year 3 "Learn as you teach" French series which has been especially designed for non-language specialist primary class teachers and HLTAs. The lesson is the fourth lesson in the Year 3 Spring 1 Home & Family Unit and includes:* Starter: Reviewing numbers song 1-12 with attached music sound file from (Y3 About Ourselves Unit); Screens 3-4: Lesson objective and key structures (I have/I haven't any + brothers & sisters); Screens 5-7: Main body presenting saying what brothers & sisters you have including a listening activity; Plenary: Speaking activity answering a question about what brothers and sisters you have. * A lesson plan with screen by screen guidance on how to present the show to pupils including a complete French/English vocabulary for the whole of the Home & Family Unit with grammar notes;* A b/w illustrated worksheet with 3 differentiated tasks that has been directly linked to the main body of the power point show.(Another recommended resource which teachers may laminate and use in support of this lesson, is the double sided A4 colour illustrated pupil vocabulary for the unit).

By scwebster