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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/
Pets and colours worksheet
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Pets and colours worksheet

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A worksheet with a sequence of activities to introduce and practise talking about pets and colours for beginners’ Spanish. Activities include a matching exercise, a vocab table to fill out, a listening gap-fill and a ‘bad translation’ exercise.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Désolée / Sorry - Justin Bieber (French version) KS3 lesson
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Désolée / Sorry - Justin Bieber (French version) KS3 lesson

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A lesson with differentiated activities to accompany the French version of the Justin Bieber song ‘sorry’, covered by ‘Sara’h’, a French YouTuber. Activities include multiple-choice listening, gap-fills, rearranging the sentences in the correct order, translation / vocab-finding and matching. If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging, here is a KS4 lesson based on the same song https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/d-sol-e-justin-bieber-french-version-ks4-lesson-12284463
Present vs perfect practice French
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Present vs perfect practice French

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A short worksheet with a reading and listening exercise to practise distinguishing between the present and perfect - good to do once students have just learned the perfect tense, to go back to the present and consolidate the differences between them
La révolution française listening comprehension
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La révolution française listening comprehension

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A listening and reading comprehension in French to give students a very basic introduction to the French revolution based on a French YouTube video. Aimed at Year 11 roughly (the video is hard but there is plenty of scaffolding in the exercises) Activities include vocab building gap-fill, gapped translation, listening gap-fill, true or false statements, and comprehension with reordering of information. Answers included.