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Free time / Music Challenge tasks

Free time / Music Challenge tasks

Three 'Challenge Tasks' on the topic of music. These are all based on authentic French resources (mainly infographs found on Pinterest) with comprehension questions added. I put these up on my 'Challenge Wall' in the classroom for the term and direct any students to them who finish their work early. To save photocopying costs I encourage students not to write on the sheets and to put them back on the wall when they're finished. I find that students get a huge sense of achievement from knowing that they are reading and understanding real French literature! As an extra incentive to try more difficult work I offer 'challenge stars' in return for tackling these tricky tasks. These are converted periodically into merits.

By Nabourke

Food Challenge Tasks

Food Challenge Tasks

A selection of 'Challenge Tasks' on the topic of food. These are based on authentic French resources (mainly infographs found on Pinterest) with comprehension questions added. I put these up on my 'Challenge Wall' in the classroom for the term and direct any students to them who finish their work early. To save photocopying costs I encourage students not to write on the sheets and to put them back on the wall when they're finished. I find that students get a huge sense of achievement from knowing that they are reading and understanding real French literature! As an extra incentive to try more difficult work I offer 'challenge stars' in return for tackling these tricky tasks. These are converted periodically into merits.

By Nabourke

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

French GCSE A Complete Guide to Theme 1 – Identity & Culture, Topic 1 – ‘me, my family and friends’.

French GCSE A Complete Guide to Theme 1 – Identity & Culture, Topic 1 – ‘me, my family and friends’.

This covers the whole of Theme 1, Topic 1 – ‘me, my family and friends’. The PowerPoint is very lengthy (46 slides) and contains work for several lessons. The PowerPoint is broken down into four sections: 1) Reading and Writing; 2) Listening; 3) Grammar and 4) Speaking. There are 3 different worksheets to accompany exercises on the PowerPoint, as well as a transcript for the listening and answer sheet. The exercises include: reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations in English and into French; a listening comprehension with differentiated tasks (foundation and higher); verb and tenses exercises; grammar identification exercises; vocabulary match-ups; photo stimuli for written tasks; a blog writing task; two role-play cards (foundation and higher); two photo cards for speaking activities and finally questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam. This could be used over several lessons to introduce this topic or revise it.

By cgazzal

French New GCSE Theme 2 – Topic 1 - Home, town, neighbourhood and region.

French New GCSE Theme 2 – Topic 1 - Home, town, neighbourhood and region.

French New GCSE Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest, Topic 1 - Home, town, neighbourhood and region.This covers the whole of Theme 2, Topic 1. The PowerPoint is very lengthy (69 slides) and contains work for certainly 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 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; grammatical terms exercise; 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); four 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

Euro 2016 - French booklet

Euro 2016 - French booklet

A booklet of resources designed to help students talk spontaneously about football and tournaments in French. Get students chatting about last night's game, their views on the best players and who will win each group. The pack also includes some cultural information about France to maintain the interest of football-haters!

By markparrott

French GCSE New Specifications. A Resource Bundle to cover all of Theme 1 – Identity & Culture, Topics 1-4.

French GCSE New Specifications. A Resource Bundle to cover all of Theme 1 – Identity & Culture, Topics 1-4.

This covers the whole of Theme 1, 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

Year 8 settling activities

Year 8 settling activities

27 settling activities that I use with Year 8 more able students. I find that a settling activity on the board is really useful in ensuring a calm start to the lesson, whilst offering challenge from the first minute. These offer an easy means of revising vocab and grammar points that are not frequently covered and therefore easily forgotten!

By Nabourke

French GCSE Theme 2, sub-theme Travel & Tourism.

French GCSE Theme 2, sub-theme Travel & Tourism.

There is a fairly lenghtly GCSE text about holiday preferences, giving the advantages and disadvantages of seaside and also mountainside holidays. The accompanying worksheet has a wide range of activities to complete, both directly related to the text and activities just related to the theme. Activities include vocabulary exercises, translation, comprehension and answering questions relevant to parts of the new specifications speaking and writing exams.

By cgazzal

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

Les Magasins -Worksheet

Les Magasins -Worksheet

A 3-page worksheet to practise vocabulary of shops and to read shop adverts. It consists of 3 activities.1. Pupils need to write items in the correct column according to where you would go to buy them.2. This section has 6 adverts to read and understand.3. This section has a more detailed advert for Monoprix. Pupils read the advert and answer questions in English to show understanding.

By miriamw4ll

Les bonnes manières de table - Reading comprehension and vocabulary building

Les bonnes manières de table - Reading comprehension and vocabulary building

This is a comprehensive worksheet based on a text describing table manners in France.It includes 1) vocabulary-building exercises (crockery and cutlery at a French table);2) exercises on pronouns (what does this pronoun refer to? - typical exercise for IB French Paper 1);3) looking at different ways to express polite advice - using the future tense, the imperative, the pronoun 'on', etc;4) an exercise to develop an understanding of useful connectives and applying them to a summary of the text; 5) opportunities for a whole-class discussion based on what students have read and learnt from the text.This worksheet should be covered over a series of 2 to 3 lessons and can be followed up by the following written task: write a comprehensive table manners guide for a foreigner visiting your country.This is aimed at AS/A-level students, as well as IB French B (SL or HL) students.I have included a correction for all the exercises.

By Kamol

French KS2, 3, GCSE and A level- How to use 'être' verbs in the past (perfect)- full worksheet

French KS2, 3, GCSE and A level- How to use 'être' verbs in the past (perfect)- full worksheet

This is a seven page guide on how to form verbs in the PAST PERFECT tense that use 'être' as their past participle (the HAVE part, e.g. she HAS done). You will need this skill to complete KS3 and almost all GSCE tasks to an A/A* standard. With informal layout and full explanations of what each tense is, and why, with examples, and 48 exercises to try with full answers, this is an essential guide to ensure you can write, read, hear correctly and speak good, full sentences in tasks.This is part 1- how to do the pluperfect tense with verbs that use 'être' is also in the shop. Passive tenses (e.g. they have BEEN seen) will also be covered as they use 'être' too, in another guide.Suitable for revision, a lesson guide or familiarising yourself with French grammar for pupils, teachers, tutors and home schoolers. For ages 11 and upwards and even for primary school students if they are advanced students.

By siobhanthetutor

Christmas dinner bookmarks

Christmas dinner bookmarks

Christmas dinner bookmarks has one bookmark for each course of a typical Christmas dinner. Can be used as a translation activity, students can make and decorate their own versions, improve dictionary skills by looking up unknown words or confirm their own deductions. Translation into English included.

By LoveFrance

Photos of France for Reading Comprehension

Photos of France for Reading Comprehension

This file contains over 100 photos I have taken in France.It includes photos of food, Paris, Boulogne, Dijon, Strasbourg shops and signs.I use these to illustrate worksheets, PPT Presentations, Smart Notebook files etc. You are buying the rights to use these photos for yourself and your school. They are not to be re-sold. There is a word document in the zip file with a list of all the photos.

By miriamw4ll

A-Level French Unit 11 How criminals are treated

A-Level French Unit 11 How criminals are treated

A unit of work with the ultimate focus on translation into French. Pre-reading vocabulary and syntax manipulation tasks, a text, comprehension tasks, grammar and micro-translation tasks leading to three paragraphs for translation graded by difficulty. Activities include communicative practice, matching, word completion, syntax and morphology, and gap-fill. This would suit upper sixth students (advanced level) or first year university/college students and could be used in class or for independent practice. All the answers are provided. It will form part of a whole bundle of units for AS and A-level French which will be an invaluable supplement to your chosen course. There are two versions, a pdf and an editable Word document. The unit consists of nine pages, plus answer key.This resource is designed to go with the AQA A-level French specification in England , but could be issued to any A-level, college or undergraduate French student. It was written by Gianfranco Conti and Steve Smith.

By spsmith45

Smoking in Schools - Reading comprehension for IB French B

Smoking in Schools - Reading comprehension for IB French B

This article looks at how certain French schools have started to allow students to smoke on the premises after the November terrorist attacks in Paris and the state of emergency, alleging that students would be safer smoking at school than outside.Ideal as a preparation for French B SL Paper 1 when covering the topic of health and smoking, or looking at current affairs. It could also match the difficulty of Text A in an HL paper.The questions are modelled exactly on the comprehension questions in the exam.Can be used for a mock exam or an end of unit assignment. Can also be used in class.I have included a markscheme at the end.

By Kamol

300 generic lesson activities - 25% sample

300 generic lesson activities - 25% sample

This is a 25% sample of my very popular resource. The full resource can be found by searching for '300 generic lesson activities'. (Following its success in the summer sale, I have kept the sale price of £3). The description for the full file is as follows:Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.Taylor

By whizzbangbang

French Books Read Aloud - QR Codes

French Books Read Aloud - QR Codes

This set includes 16 QR codes for books read aloud with the words provided for students to follow.10 QR codes for books (5 French, 5 English) read aloud using audio, but do not provide the words for following along. Great resources for your listening centre and/or 5 au quotidien.Your students will require an iPad/tablet with a QR scanner.(I have run the URLS through Safeshare, so there won't be any ads or pop-ups.)The books have been found online using various sites, and as such could be removed from the internet at any time. Should you find a resource no longer works please contact me so that I can alter the resource.

By chezgalamb

Pere Lachaise - a reading for intermediate/advanced French students

Pere Lachaise - a reading for intermediate/advanced French students

At first, this cemetery was an unpopular final resting place and people had to be convinced to bury their loved ones here. Pere Lachaise cemetery is now a tourist attraction in Paris with a waiting list for burials. But why do people want to visit a cemetery? Find out in this reading.A 2 page reading for intermediate and advanced French students. Includes a 10 question multiple choice short answer worksheet in English with answer key as well as related resources.

By frackiewicz123

Euro 2016 activity pack - French

Euro 2016 activity pack - French

These resources will lead to an enjoyable and time saving end of year. So what is included? There is an extract from a Paris Match article with the French goalkeeper - pupils complete a reading activity finding key vocabulary.Guess who activity - 5 player pictures - 7 questions.Vocabulary match up - what do you do before the match? 11 phrases to match up revising free time and daily routine activities.5 player quotations and 5 questionsmaths challenge - revising numbers up to 54 to reveal Players - pupils can follow the examples to then create their ownliteracy challenge - put 11 countries into alphabetical ordercode breaker - use a code to reveal 2 phrases. pupils can follow the examples to then create their own.wordsearch of 20 football expressionscreative writing - modelled example of a mascot description - pupils create their ownspeaking frame to revise pinions and faire/jouer with sportsreading comprehension - footballer's daily routineorigami link to making your own football shirtexamples of bunting for pupils to create their ownwriting - places to visit in Pariscategorisation of healthy and unhealthy foods6 web links for independent reading and listening - authentic sourcescrossword - 27 adjectives to describe players and gameThese resources are easy to print or edit and cater from KS3 - KS5. They are ideal for starters, plenaries, group work. They can be used as class work, homework or cover work.

By rooney33

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

3 pages of info, facts and images about the Eiffel Tower (in English) plus a page of reading comprehension questions and further written activities. Suitable for homework, a non specialist or for cover work, in KS2 or KS3 low ability.

By jane80

Arc de Triomphe - reading for beg/int French students - Google Drive edition

Arc de Triomphe - reading for beg/int French students - Google Drive edition

The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon to celebrate French military victories. But he never saw it completed. Find out why in this article about the history of the Arch.This version of the item includes a short reading activity on Google slides to be shared via link or Google Classroom. Students can type their answers directly on the slides and share them with you. You can also use the included Google Forms version of the questions - have students type their answers and receive all answers on one convenient spreadsheet. Or even better - use Flubaroo to grade the multiple choice questions and you'll only need to grade the short answer questions!Includes answer key, additional resources AND instructions on how to use the slideshow with students and how to use Flubaroo to grade submissions via Google forms. All slides can be printed if desired

By frackiewicz123

La Tour Eiffel - reading for beg/int French students - Google Drive edition

La Tour Eiffel - reading for beg/int French students - Google Drive edition

Everyone now sees the Eiffel Tower as a beloved symbol of Paris. But it wasn't always accepted as such. Find out what the controversy was when the tower was first built and how the tower was saved from demolition only 20 years after it was completed.This version of the item includes a short reading activity on Google slides to be shared via link or Google Classroom. Students can type their answers directly on the slides and share them with you. You can also use the included Google Forms version of the questions - have students type their answers and receive all answers on one convenient spreadsheet. Or even better - use Flubaroo to grade the multiple choice questions and you'll only need to grade the short answer questions!Includes answer key, additional resources AND instructions on how to use the slideshow with students and how to use Flubaroo to grade submissions via Google forms. All slides can be printed if desired

By frackiewicz123