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My name is Christopher Palmer and I am a languages practitioner. I am now in my tenth year of practitioning and I have a wealth of experience of liaising with the standard EdExcel GCSE French, Cambridge International GCSE French, EdExcel A-Level French and beginner's Mandarin courses. My experience has not only resided in the UK, but I have been residing in far east Asia and I am now currently settled in Saudi Arabia. I have published a vast array of resources which span Key Stage 2-5.

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My name is Christopher Palmer and I am a languages practitioner. I am now in my tenth year of practitioning and I have a wealth of experience of liaising with the standard EdExcel GCSE French, Cambridge International GCSE French, EdExcel A-Level French and beginner's Mandarin courses. My experience has not only resided in the UK, but I have been residing in far east Asia and I am now currently settled in Saudi Arabia. I have published a vast array of resources which span Key Stage 2-5.
French: Numbers 1-30

French: Numbers 1-30

This powerpoint teachers numbers from 1-30 in French. It also reinforces or introduces age and years in French, in addition to how to express one's age and when one was born in French. There are also follow up activities in this powerpoint such as picture pairs and French mathematics. The powerpoint is aimed at Key Stage 2-3 French. Happy teaching and learning!
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French for Adults: Beginners: Parts 1-1 to 1-5 (Only £8!!)

French for Adults: Beginners: Parts 1-1 to 1-5 (Only £8!!)

This bundle allows you to purchase the following ‘French for Adults at beginner’s level’ resources for ony £8!: Part 1-1: Greetings and definite/indefinite articles Part 1-2: Numbers 1-10 and where one lives Part 1-3: Days of the week, numbers 1-21, age, birthdays Part 1-4: Numbers 1-31, birthdays and festivals and ‘de’ - possession Part 1-5: Time: On the hour and regular ‘-er’ verbs in the present tense Preparation time for each resource: 30 minutes - 1 hour (introducing new vocabulary and also the transcript for the listening activity) Lesson length: 1 hour - 1.5 hours Each resource includes the worksheet, the sound file for the listening task and the listening transcript. Happy teaching and learning!
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French: Demonstrative pronouns

French: Demonstrative pronouns

This presentation focuses on demonstrative pronouns in French which is covered at IGCSE and A-level French. It explicitly highlights the main demonstrative pronouns in question followed by subsequent activities with differentiated levels. Happy teaching and learning!
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Primary French: Numbers 1-100 (Higher level version)

Primary French: Numbers 1-100 (Higher level version)

Here is a workbook designed to cover numbers 1-100 using the theme of members of the family, age and birthdays! A brilliant way to revise these themes! This workbook has pages and pages of activities such as colouring in members of the family and mathematical exercises in French. This activity booklet is geared towards native speakers of French, gifted and talented students and students of a much stronger ability. The cost of this booklet is 5 pounds. Happy learning!
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Cambridge IGCSE French: Listening activity workbook

Cambridge IGCSE French: Listening activity workbook

I have developed this resource from having designed my own worksheets from the Cambridge IGCSE textbook (2015 edition) into a workbook. The listening activites follow the whole book from units 1-15 and most of them are differentiated between lower level and higher level activities, however as the book progresses, the less the lower level activites become available as I strongly encourage my students to undertake the same level of work upon entering the second year of the IGCSE programme, as the examinations are going to be at the same level. Before you purchase this resource, please note that these resources are designed from and follow the Cambridge IGCSE 2015 edition and the NOT the newest 2017 edition. Happy teaching and learning!
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French: Days of the week wordsearch

French: Days of the week wordsearch

A wordsearch with the days of the week in French in it. Students look for the words and write them in the grid below the puzzle and then with the English translation or in their home language. This resource is free! Happy teaching and learning!
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The passive - Higher level

The passive - Higher level

Worksheet based on the passive which is really useful for either IGCSE, A-Level or IB level. Students study the pronouns and the verbs and then write sentences using the passive in the past and the future. They need to pay close attention to agreement as necessary.
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Etre verbs - Higher level

Etre verbs - Higher level

Worksheet based on forming etre verbs as the auxiliary verb. Students look at the pronouns and the verbs and then write sentences in the perfect tense. They may require assistance in forming past participles before attempting this exercise.
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French: Superlatives

French: Superlatives

Here is a powerpoint which explicitly explains the use of superlatives and its formation. This powerpoint also contains many interactive activities with progressive levels. This activity is designed for learners from Key Stage 3 French onwards. Happy teaching and learning!
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French: Demonstrative Adjectives

French: Demonstrative Adjectives

Here is a presentation of demonstrative adjectives in French and it is very useful to teach them in the context of clothes shopping. The presentation consists of consolidated activities followed by a quiz and various written activities. This activity is targeted at Key Stage 3 French and GCSE/IGCSE French. It is also useful to introduce this concept to adults who are learning French for the first time or A-level revision. The cost of this resource is ₤3. Happy teaching and learning!
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French: Etre en train de faire quelque chose

French: Etre en train de faire quelque chose

Here is a useful resource which explains the concept of 'etre en train de faire quelque chose'. It starts off with some examples which fundamentally explains its significance, followed by games and drill practice. There are also some translation which students could do upon completion of practising the concept. This concept is geared towards IGCSE and A-Level French. Happy teaching and learning!
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French:  Adjectives which go before the noun

French: Adjectives which go before the noun

This poster displays all the adjectives which are placed before the noun. Print the document and then blow it to A3 size, laminate it and then put it up on your classroom wall or simply print it in A4 size and get the students to stick it in their exercise books.
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French: General lesson on modal verbs in the present tense (pouvoir, devoir, savoir, vouloir)

French: General lesson on modal verbs in the present tense (pouvoir, devoir, savoir, vouloir)

This activity explicitly looks at the key modal verbs in French such as 'pouvoir', 'devoir', 'savoir' and 'vouloir' in the present tense in step by step format alongside explicit explanations of each concept. Concepts such as the use of negatives, question words and the use of 'depuis' and 'ca fait .. que' are also incorporated in this activity as they are concepts that are greatly associated with the present tense. This activity is ideal for learners of IGCSE level. There is also a colourful handout available which displays the conjugation of each verb in the present tense and a wordsearch! Happy teaching and learning!
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French for Adults: Beginners: Part 1: Greetings and definite/indefinite articles

French for Adults: Beginners: Part 1: Greetings and definite/indefinite articles

Preparation time: 30 minutes - 1 hour (introducing new vocabulary) Lesson length: 45 minutes - 1 hour Here is the very first resource for introducing French to adults at beginner's level! I have compiled this resource using an adult approach who are learning French for the very first time. This activity focuses general greetings and introduces gender and number differentiation, which incorporates all the four keys skills such as reading, listening, speaking and writing. This resource includes the worksheet, the sound file for the listening task and the listening transcript. Happy teaching and learning!
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The present participle

The present participle

This presentation gives a thorough explanation of how to form the present participle in French in a way to convey that two actions are happening at the same time. This would be ideal for students who are studying IGCSE French, A-Level French and adults who are simply studying french for the first time or revision.
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Mandarin Chinese:  Months of the year and dates (higher level)

Mandarin Chinese: Months of the year and dates (higher level)

This attractive colouring in workbook is designed for learners of Mandarin Chinese who are learning Mandarin for the first time. After having coloured in the twelve pictures and practised their character writing, they can do the subsequent exercises which follow, including dates in Chinese. This workbook is geared towards students of a stronger ability, gifted and talented students and students whose native tongue is Cantonese or who have been exposed to traditional characters.
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French: Tu or vous?

French: Tu or vous?

This resource explicitly outlines a very broad cultural element such as the great distinctions as to when to use the 'tu' or the 'vous' form. Students complete the quiz reassuring them of any unfamiliar vocabulary and then they read the cartoon strip followed by another quiz on the story and there are follow up activities on it. This resource is geared towards learners of Key Stage 2/3 level. Happy teaching and learning!
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