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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: Impersonal verbs
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French: Impersonal verbs

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This resource looks at impersonal verbs and there is a story which uses them explicitly. There are follow-up activities available. This resource is geared towards learners of IGCSE level and useful to review at A-Level. Happy teaching and learning!
French: Tricolore 1 (5th edition) - Unit 3 end of unit test paper
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French: Tricolore 1 (5th edition) - Unit 3 end of unit test paper

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This is the third installment of the test papers series which I have devised following my teaching from Tricolore 1 text book which I use to teach my year 7 students. The content of the test is as follows: Possessive adjectives, i.e. mon, ma, mes, ton, ta, tes Members of the family Rooms in the house The grammatical use of ‘de’ to express ‘possession’ Numbers 1-70 The verbs ‘avoir’ and ‘être’ This pack contains the following: One listening test paper One reading, grammar and writing test paper The audio file for the listening test A copy of the listening transcript The mark scheme This resource is designed for students of Key Stage 3 (primarily year 7 students) (First form in Northern Ireland) or learners of post-Key Stage 3 age who are learning French for the first time. Pleas note that this resource is linked to the 5th Edition of the Tricolore 1 textbook and not the former ones. Happy teaching and learning!
French: General lesson on the conditional
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French: General lesson on the conditional

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This lesson is designed to give a fundamental idea of how the conditional tense is formed and its use. This lesson is specifically geared towards students studying the IGCSE French programme, but it can also be used for the standard GCSE programme and good revision for AS/A2 French. I tend to use the IGCSE French grammar workbook which is what I am referring to on slide 7, but feel free to make up your own exercises or get them from a different grammar workbook. This resource is free. Happy teaching and learning!
French: European countries wordsearch
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French: European countries wordsearch

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This resource is made up from the topic from the Tricolore 2 textbook (5th edition) on page 24 which is about European countries and their prepositions. The students find the 20 countries in the wordsearch with their preposition and write up the country names in the appropriate tables overleaf. This resource is geared for Key Stage 3 learners. Happy teaching and learning!
French: Demonstrative Adjectives
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French: Demonstrative Adjectives

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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!
French: Tricolore 1 (5th edition) - Unit 1 end of unit test paper
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French: Tricolore 1 (5th edition) - Unit 1 end of unit test paper

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This is the first installment of the test papers series which I have devised following my teaching from Tricolore 1 text book which I use to teach my year 7 students. The content of the test is as follows: Numbers 1-20 General greetings The use of the definite article ‘le’, ‘la’, ‘les’ and ‘l’’ This pack contains the following: One listening test paper One reading, grammar and writing test paper The audio file for the listening test A copy of the listening transcript The mark scheme This resource is designed for students of Key Stage 3 (primarily year 7 students) (First form in Northern Ireland) or learners of post-Key Stage 3 age who are learning French for the first time. Pleas note that this resource is linked to the 5th Edition of the Tricolore 1 textbook and not the former ones. Happy teaching and learning!
French: Indefinite adjectives and pronouns (lower level)
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French: Indefinite adjectives and pronouns (lower level)

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Here is a free worksheet regarding the use of indefinite adjectives and pronouns when studying IGCSE French and A-Level French. read each sentences both in French and the English translation. Identify the indefinite adjectives and pronouns used in each sentences and write them in the grid. This puzzle is geared towards students of a weaker ability.
French: General lesson on the immediate future tense
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French: General lesson on the immediate future tense

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This activity explicitly gives instructions on how to form the immediate future tense, step by step form. This activity is useful for students studying French at Key Stage 3 and GCSE/IGCSE level. It also provides follow up activities with progressively difficult levels. Happy teaching and learning!
Primary French: Breakfast (Part 1)
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Primary French: Breakfast (Part 1)

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Here is part 1 of breakfast items in French. The powerpoint introduces differentiated vocabulary for different levels, followed by various activities and a quiz. This pack also contains differentiated workbooks for different levels where children colour in the words blue, as it only contains masculine nouns (and they can colour in the pictures too!). This is ideal for Key Stage 1 and 2 French. New vocabulary: Le café Le pain grillé Des oeufs Le beurre Le jus d'orange Differentiated vocabulary: Des oeufs brouillés (scrambled eggs) Un oeuf à la coque (a boiled egg)
Primary French: Numbers 1-20 picture pairs
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Primary French: Numbers 1-20 picture pairs

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Picture pairs numbers 1-20 in French. This is ideal for Key Stage level 1-2 French. Instructions: Print off each slide and them laminate them. Cut along the black line to separate them and begin playing! Happy playing and learning!
French for Adults: Beginners: Part 1: Greetings and definite/indefinite articles
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French for Adults: Beginners: Part 1: Greetings and definite/indefinite articles

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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!
French: General lesson on irregular verbs in the present tense
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French: General lesson on irregular verbs in the present tense

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Here is a resource which looks at the formation of a wide range of irregular verbs in French. This resource details in step by step form as to how to form the conjugation of irregular verbs. There are also thinking opportunities for students to conjugate irregular compound verbs. I have also attached a crossword if your students complete the work in this resource. I have also included a blockbusters game in the theme of irregular verbs. The rules are as follows: The idea of the game is to score a line through, blocking one’s opponent in the process. A through line can either be completed horizontally or vertically. Whichever hexagon one chooses, that person has to rule one dice and the number indicated on the dice will determine which subject he/she must conjugate with the verb. The numbers indicated on the dice are as follows: Je Tu Il Nous Vous Ils For example, if ‘dire’ is selected and the number shown on the dice is a ‘1’, that person will then have to conjugate ‘dire’ with ‘je’. If the player gives the correct answer, he/she can claim that square. If the answer is wrong, the turn then goes to the other team players. Happy teaching and learning!
Primary French: Numbers 1-50 (Key Stage 2 level)
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Primary French: Numbers 1-50 (Key Stage 2 level)

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This resource looks at exclusively, the numbers from 1-50 in French and expressing the year in French. This resource is geared towards learners of Key Stage 2 level and it can also be good revision for learners at Key Stage 3 level. This resource exercises reading, writing and listening skills, alongside mathematical skills. The workbook contains differentiated versions. The children can colour in the numbers on each page of course! Happy teaching and learning!
French: The relative pronoun 'dont'
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French: The relative pronoun 'dont'

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This resource explicitly outlines the use of the term ‘dont’ in the context of a story about a young girl who was adopted. There are also subsequent follow up activities, fundamentally exercising the use of ‘dont’ and other relative pronouns which your students may have previously encountered. This activity is geared towards IGCSE level French and it is also useful for students who are studying A-Level French. Happy teaching and learning!
French: Tricolore 1 (5th edition) - Unit 2 end of unit test paper
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French: Tricolore 1 (5th edition) - Unit 2 end of unit test paper

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This is the second installment of the test papers series which I have devised following my teaching from Tricolore 1 text book which I use to teach my year 7 students. The content of the test is as follows: Numbers 1-30 Days of the week Where one lives Prepositions used in expressing where one lives This pack contains the following: One listening test paper One reading, grammar and writing test paper The audio file for the listening test A copy of the listening transcript The mark scheme This resource is designed for students of Key Stage 3 (primarily year 7 students) (First form in Northern Ireland) or learners of post-Key Stage 3 age who are learning French for the first time. Pleas note that this resource is linked to the 5th Edition of the Tricolore 1 textbook and not the former ones. Happy teaching and learning!
French: Superlatives
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French: Superlatives

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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!
Expressing the year in French
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Expressing the year in French

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Here is an activity which instructs students how to structure the year in French. This activity is specifically geared towards students studying French at Key Stage 3 and good revision for GCSE, IGCSE and A-Level and adult learners. The answers to the activity are also included in this activity.