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Hello! I am new here. French and Spanish teacher in the UK (GCSE, IGCSE, A-Level, Pre-U). I produce worksheets, quick activities and sentence builder sheets. I have recently started to upload my work to TES, so if you like my resources, I'd be so grateful if you could leave a quick review. Thanks for visiting and I hope my stuff will help you in your lesson planning!

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Hello! I am new here. French and Spanish teacher in the UK (GCSE, IGCSE, A-Level, Pre-U). I produce worksheets, quick activities and sentence builder sheets. I have recently started to upload my work to TES, so if you like my resources, I'd be so grateful if you could leave a quick review. Thanks for visiting and I hope my stuff will help you in your lesson planning!
MFL Lesson builder for planning
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MFL Lesson builder for planning

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Here is my ‘lesson builder’ that I wrote about on this blog post and am sharing here after a few requests - the blog explains how it can be used. https://mflclassroommagic.com/2020/05/22/make-your-own-lesson-builder-cut-down-planning-time/
Teaching ideas for using Sentence Builders
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Teaching ideas for using Sentence Builders

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A brief guide on how to use a sentence builder for those who aren’t familiar with this fantastic tool that has been championed by MFL pedagogy legends such as Gianfranco Conti, Steve Smith and Dylan Vinales - I do not take credit for these ideas, I am simply organising them into a concise list of my personal favourite activities to accompany some of the sentence builders that I upload to my shop.
French vowels - Indila - Dernière danse
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French vowels - Indila - Dernière danse

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A worksheet for a lesson on the different vowel sounds in French (including the nasal vowels) - exercises practising pronunciation, then a minimal pairs listening task (transcript and answers included), followed by a gap-fill for the song dernière danse by Indila focusing on the vowel sounds only.
Vowels microlistening challenge - fête de trop Eddy de Pretty
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Vowels microlistening challenge - fête de trop Eddy de Pretty

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A challenging microlistening task based on the song fête de trop by Eddy de Pretto. This can be used AFTER students have had plenty of practice differentiating between the different vowel sounds in French, including the nasal sounds. A good way to practise (and also assess) the students’ understanding of these sounds. Answers included.
Maître Gims - Caméléon lesson
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Maître Gims - Caméléon lesson

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A worksheet on Maître Gims's new song 'Cameleon' from December 2017. Filling in the blanks in lyrics, matching up new vocab, and some short 'find the vocab' activities. You could also spend some time at the start of the lesson discussing French music, Maitre Gims, Black M and Sexion d'Assaut to see if any students have discovered their music before.
French culture quiz remote learning
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French culture quiz remote learning

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A (basic) quiz on French culture to complete with students over zoom / equivalent. Instructions in the powerpoint - I ‘share my screen’ with the students and open the powerpoint to go through each slide with students who complete the answers by typing them on their phones in an email to me.
Physical descriptions sentence builder & translations
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Physical descriptions sentence builder & translations

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A sentence builder and translation activity on the topic of physical descriptions / describing family members in French to answer the question ‘comment sont-ils physiquement?’ See this link for a free list of activities you can do with a sentence builder: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/teaching-ideas-for-using-sentence-builders-12281180
Reflexive verbs translations family relationships
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Reflexive verbs translations family relationships

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A set of translations from English to French to practise 3 key verbs on the topic of family relationships / les relations familiales - se fâcher contre, s’entendre avec, se disputer avec - a good revision exercise to go back to this topic or a writing practice for once pupils have had plenty of practise on reading & listening with these verbs eg. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reflexive-verbs-and-family-relationships-worksheets-12282709 les verbes pronominaux / la famille
Describing personality sentence builder
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Describing personality sentence builder

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A sentence builder on the topic of describing someone’s personality - may be useful within the topics of family or friends / le caractère / la personnalité / la famille / les amis / descriptions. See this link for a free list of activities you can do with a sentence builder: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/teaching-ideas-for-using-sentence-builders-12281180
Parler des loisirs sentence builder and activities
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Parler des loisirs sentence builder and activities

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See this link for a free list of activities you can do with a sentence builder: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/teaching-ideas-for-using-sentence-builders-12281180 Sentence builder for learning how to give opinions on your hobbies hobbies / free time activities with a range of activity ideas
Physical description bad translation listening activity
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Physical description bad translation listening activity

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A ‘bad translation’ listening activity to practise vocab on physical descriptions such as hair and eyes - les cheveux et les yeux. Transcript and answers included - teachers read the sentences and students listen and correct the ‘bad’ English translation - this requires ‘thorough processing’ and not superficial listening.
Relaciones familiares sentence builder
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Relaciones familiares sentence builder

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Family relationships sentence builder in Spanish for learning to describe how you get on with different family members and why. See this link for a free list of activities you can do with a sentence builder: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/teaching-ideas-for-using-sentence-builders-12281180
A quoi ça sert, l’école ? 1 jour 1 question listening
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A quoi ça sert, l’école ? 1 jour 1 question listening

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A multi skill set of activities based on the video ‘A quoi ça sert, l’école ?’ from the YouTube channel 1 jour 1 question - vocab activities, gap-fill, reordering, translation and sentence unjumbling. Answers included. Suitable for Year 11 or a good Year 10 group in my opinion.
15 x KS4 French sentence builders
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15 x KS4 French sentence builders

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All the sentence builders (along with several other activities) that I’ve made so far for KS4 French covering the topics of: describing personality/character describing physique/physical descriptions a true friend / good parents how you celebrated your birthday (perfect tense) describing location of house future studies future tense / hobbies / free time holidays - where you spend your holidays and how you travel my dream job and qualities needed my region / area talking about your hobbies / free time and giving opinions on them perfect tense / passé composé hobbies / free time benefits of doing an internship / un stage describing teachers and school activities family relationships - saying whether you get on well or not with family members and why See this link for a free list of activities you can do with a sentence builder: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/teaching-ideas-for-using-sentence-builders-12281180
French geography quiz
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French geography quiz

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A quiz in French on the Geography of France based on a fun video (in English) from the ‘Geography Now’ YouTube channel - the quiz is cut into two parts and is aimed at KS4/KS5. Answers included. Good for a cultural lesson. Link to video is in the word doc.
Listening or speaking starter / plenary for physical descriptions in Spanish
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Listening or speaking starter / plenary for physical descriptions in Spanish

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For a lesson on physical descriptions, either use for LISTENING: pupils have scrap paper and pen or a mini whiteboard. You give a short or long sentence in Spanish describing one of the people 1-6 on the images. You can therefore adapt the language to your group. Pupils then write down the number of the person it could be - you could even do a sentence that could describe 2 or 3 of the people to make it harder. To make this activity a bit easier, you could go through each photo from 1-6, and for each one give 2 short phrases, one that is true, one false, and pupils write the correct one. SPEAKING: assuming pupils have had plenty of practise with the vocab, get them to give a short or long sentence describing each person.
Comment ça va ? Sentence Builder
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Comment ça va ? Sentence Builder

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A good sentence builder to use at the start of lessons to encourage target language and reinforce some key structures. See this link for a free list of activities you can do with a sentence builder: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/teaching-ideas-for-using-sentence-builders-12281180