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Translation - authentic texts

Translation - authentic texts

For KS4 or very able KS3 students. Students follow the instructions (taken from geo.de) to create their own origami foxes. Supporting materials facilitate their understanding of the texts. Used in an observation graded Outstanding.
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New German GCSE (AQA),Theme 3: Current & Future Study & Employment,Benefits of German/working abroad

New German GCSE (AQA),Theme 3: Current & Future Study & Employment,Benefits of German/working abroad

Worried about the pressures of planning a whole new set of resources for the new GCSE specification? Have no fear, MFL Creativity is here! Over the next year, well-thought out individual and bundle lessons will be uploaded for German, minimizing your planning and saving you time! New SoW based resources that interlink, meaning minimal planning for you. Provisional grade/level boundaries and conversions. Clear instructions available in the “Notes” segment of the PowerPoint. Varied practice and assessment activities throughout. Regular lesson-based, challenging F and H homework. Lower prices for bundle packages. End of module assessments available based on the new exam criteria. Vocabulary slides as investigative revision.
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German - Transcription phrases

German - Transcription phrases

I have a copy of this on my classroom wall and a set of cards for pupils when they are doing transcription pairwork. It's a list of punctuation phrases in German and English.
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German - Transcription pairwork template

German - Transcription pairwork template

Use this template to practise transcription work in pairs. There is a sheet for person A and one for person B. Type the 2 different texts into the relevant boxes (they must be 2 different texts). Pupils then take it in turns to read their text to their partner, who must then write what they hear in the empty box. After they have both finished, they then compare their written text to the original on their partner's sheet and tally any errors made.
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Trapdoor template

Trapdoor template

This activity can be done in pairs or as a class. As a class, one pupil leaves the room while everyone else decides what the correct sequence should be. The pupil re-enters the room and tries to guess the sequence. If incorrect, they have to start again. It's better as a pairwork activity. One pupil decides which options they want to use in the complete paragraph. The other reads through the paragraph, guessing the options as they go. If incorrect, they must start again. Cue lots of laughter!
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Translation pairwork template

Translation pairwork template

Pupils work in pairs. Give them a text to translate on the sheet individually to start with, then they swap for their partner to check (in their opinion). Their partner puts a mark in the box (my pupils like drawing sad faces for some reason!) for each error they think their partner has made. Encourages discussion.
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Translation aid

Translation aid

I use this to do 'walk-throughs' with classes, especially GCSE. Show them the first section to translate, discuss and then show them how you translated it. Feedback from my classes has been great for this. They have found it very useful. It's almost like doing 'workings out' in maths.
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Tarsia puzzle template

Tarsia puzzle template

Type in a word/phrase it the TL on one line and then the equivalent in English opposite it (as in the example). Do this within each inner section and then cut it up into cards. Pupils must then form a triangle with the cards by matching the TL to the English. Instructions are in the notes section of the PPT. It's worth Googling 'Tarsia puzzles'!
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Speaking Trivial Pursuit template

Speaking Trivial Pursuit template

Good for revision for speaking exams. Pupils can do this in pairs. In advance, choose the topics or sub-topics. Their partner decides if their answer is good enough. If so, they colour in the segment in the relevant colour. If not, they discuss why and may try again. This is just one of many possible activities.
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Sentence Race - template

Sentence Race - template

Groups of 3 or 4. Choose a pupil at random to choose a number. Click on the number (on your computer) to reveal a word. All pupils have 30 seconds to write a sentence using that word. The most impressive (and correct) sentence wins a point for their team.
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