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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!
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.
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/
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.
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
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.
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.
GCSE complex structures (non-verb-related)
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GCSE complex structures (non-verb-related)

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This is a revision mat of ‘complex structures’ for GCSE French writing, but all on non-verb grammar topics. I have also made a double-sided verbs one available at this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12498822
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.
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.
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.
GCSE complex structures mat - verbs only
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GCSE complex structures mat - verbs only

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This is a double-sided mat of ‘complex structures’ for GCSE French writing. This is only verb-related structures. A non-verb related one is available here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12501391
Cambios extraños Toy Story song (Strange Things) Spanish past tense practice
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Cambios extraños Toy Story song (Strange Things) Spanish past tense practice

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Worksheet to practise Spanish verbs in preterite and imperfect using the Toy Story song Cambios extraños ‘strange things’ - if pupils have already had plenty of receptive practice with these tenses, you could do this as a conjugation practice exercise - pupils complete the conjugations and then listen to the song and check their answers. Or, you could use this during the receptive processing stage of practice - by this point, they are familiar with the endings and this provides an opportunity to practise them through listening, they listen, and using their knowledge of endings and phonics, write what they hear. You could also ask them a few comprehension questions on the song or get them to find specific vocab or phrases, based on their level. Song available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmLInAm_u_k