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French New GCSE Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas... Topic 3 - Global Issues

French New GCSE Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas... Topic 3 - Global Issues

This covers the whole of Theme 2, Topic 3 – ‘Global Issues’.The PowerPoint is very lengthy (58 slides) and contains work for 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); six photo cards for speaking activities and finally questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.

By cgazzal

French New GCSE Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas Topic 2 - Social Issues

French New GCSE Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas Topic 2 - Social Issues

This covers the whole of Theme 2, Topic 2 – ‘Social Issues’.The PowerPoint is very lengthy (68 slides) and contains work for 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; verb and tenses exercises; a listening comprehension with different tasks; several reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations in 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 questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.

By cgazzal

Are renewable energies a solution for the future?

Are renewable energies a solution for the future?

This essay is a consideration of the impact of fossil fuelsand nuclear energy on the environment and also an exploration of the possibilities of solar and wind power. It is written with the A2 written examination in mind but could also be useful for revision for the oral topic of the environment.It is by reading essays like this that I hope students will be able to produce their own.

By suzepotter

French GCSE New Specifications -Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest

French GCSE New Specifications -Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest

This covers the whole of Theme 2, Topics 1- 4. The work contained in this large bundle is enough for at least a complete half term. The bundle contains lengthy Power Points for each topic/ sub-theme. The Power Points are broken down into sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are a large number of different worksheets to accompany exercises on the Power Points; and transcripts for the listening activities as well as answers for the activities. The wide range of exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; verb and tenses exercises; listening comprehensions with different tasks; numerous reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations into English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks; role-play cards (foundation and higher); photo cards for speaking activities and questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.

By cgazzal

A2 French video Environment

A2 French video Environment

Some worksheets made around youtube videos on the topic of environment. I'll upload the other AQA topics as well (multicultural society and social issues).

By noemie

Environment- French GCSE revision pack

Environment- French GCSE revision pack

A range of activities on the environment. vocabulary, phrases, connectivesTo practise conjugating French verbs use this FREE interactive web-tool: www.language-gym.com. A FREE ONLINE VERSION OF THE VOCAB BUILDERS AT: www.language-gym.com/work-outs/

By gianfrancoconti1966

French A Level revision environment pollution energy translation exam practice

French A Level revision environment pollution energy translation exam practice

A revision sheet to recap some of the key vocabulary for the environment and protecting the planet. There are four activities: key vocabulary, translation into English, key verbs and deciding which preposition follows them and translation into French. The key focus is on translation exam skills, both ways. The translations into French use all the vocabulary and verbs also on the sheet.

By RL6

L'environnement

L'environnement

A new updated version of the previous PP presentation - added: links to websites/films/songs - all related to the environment. Also, a number of activities for students to complete (debates/ research etc...). Film: L'homme qui plantait des arbres (Back 1987). Chansons: L'hymne de nos campagnes (Tryo), La terre meurt (Aznavour), Signaux de fumée (Zazie). Site: developpement-durable.gouv.fr; cite-sciences.fr, snpn.com; fne.asso.fr

By natjohnston

GCSE French Unit 8: Environment (reading, vocabulary builders and translations with answer keys)

GCSE French Unit 8: Environment (reading, vocabulary builders and translations with answer keys)

This is a densely packed eight page unit of work with a focus on reading and translation into French. The theme is environment The level is Higher Tier GCSE. You will find pre-reading tasks, a set of reading comprehension paragraphs, pre-translation activities and five short, graded passages for translation into French. These tasks enable students to build up their skills by recycling language in various ways (matching, translating, synonyms, antonyms, true/false, questions etc). They are based on the concept of "narrow reading" whereby similar language is used across a number of reading paragraphs enabling students to have repeated exposure to the similar language.A detailed answer key is supplied. This resource is primarily for independent work to be done in class or at home.There is a pdf version and editable Word document.Written by Steve Smith and Gianfranco Conti (The Language Teacher Toolkit).

By spsmith45

A2 French AQA style sentences to translate with answers 1

A2 French AQA style sentences to translate with answers 1

Targeting specific grammar areas - agreements, reporting speech, tenses, negatives, prepositions and the subjunctiveTopics: immigration, environment, economyHave just given this to my A2 class for independent revision as the exam looms in a few days - they were delighted.Have attached the worksheet twice as a pdf and in Pages

By madamebennett

GCSE French bundle of translation/narrow reading units

GCSE French bundle of translation/narrow reading units

This is all eight of our GCSE (Higher Tier) units which can be purchased separately for £3. Each unit contains 6-8 pages of exercises (matching, translation both ways, gap-fill, comprehension) leading up to five graded translations into French. The concept of "narrow reading" is key here. Each unit contains a number of short reading texts, each one designed to recycle similar language items based on a unifying theme.The final translations may look hard to some, but students will manage them after the tightly structured preceding tasks.These units could be set for homework or done in class. All answers are provided for self-marking. We think you'll find them a very useful supplement to your other resources. At £15 they are an extremely good value, photocopiable resource.

By spsmith45

KS4 French Environment -  Lesson 1

KS4 French Environment - Lesson 1

Reading and Listening practice for GCSE Higher pupils and A2 introduction to environment. Reading comprehension acitivities with link to short video clip with speaking / listening activity at the end. After watching the video a few times, pupils can try to piece together the short (but fast) dialogue by speed dating around the room (and thereby practising it many times with different people)

By maryjane1969

AS French - The World Around Us

AS French - The World Around Us

Here is a series of booklets for the Edexcel AS Level topic ‘The World Around Us’ which I shall update as I make them. Resources currently include: tourism, the environment, pollution, politics & business (delocalisation).

By MonsieurM

GCSE French Environmental Issues - Reading Comp, Vocabulary, Phrases, Exercises.

GCSE French Environmental Issues - Reading Comp, Vocabulary, Phrases, Exercises.

There is a GCSE reading comprehension based on France's internal governmental proposals to current environmental issues. With the text there is a vocabulary match exercise, questions to answer in English and questions to answer in French. The second document has an extensive list of environment related vocabulary and phrases followed by translation exercises.

By cgazzal

Outgoing (current) AQA A2 French unit 4 topic overviews and example debates

Outgoing (current) AQA A2 French unit 4 topic overviews and example debates

Based on the specification and past role-play cards, this is an overview of the unit 4 speaking exam non-cultural topics showing students what they need to be able to discuss. Provocative example debates are provided to help bait reticent students. Topics covered: pollution, energy, protecting the planet, immigration, integration, racism wealth and poverty, law and order and science and technology

By twainman

A2 French AQA L'environnement - l'énergie

A2 French AQA L'environnement - l'énergie

I made these presentations a couple of years ago for a AS group after they had taken their exams in preparation for A2. Hence, some of the questions, especially with the pictures, feel very AS-like. Good for transition from AS to A2 possibly?

By MademoiselleR