French: Impersonal verbs

French: Impersonal verbs

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!
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French: The relative pronoun 'dont'

French: The relative pronoun 'dont'

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!
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French for Adults: Beginners: Part 3: Days of the week, numbers 1-21, age, birthdays

French for Adults: Beginners: Part 3: Days of the week, numbers 1-21, age, birthdays

Preparation time: 30 minutes - 1 hour (introducing new vocabulary and also the transcript for the listening activity) Lesson length: 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes Here is the 3rd 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 on numbers 1-21, age, days of the week and birthdays. It also briefly introduces the concept of 'de' used to signify possession which differs greatly from English. This resource also incorporates all the four keys skills such as reading, listening, speaking and writing. Happy teaching and learning!
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French for Adults: Beginners: Part 4: Numbers 1-31, birthdays and festivals and 'de' - possession

French for Adults: Beginners: Part 4: Numbers 1-31, birthdays and festivals and 'de' - possession

Preparation time: 30 minutes - 1 hour (introducing new vocabulary and also the transcript for the listening activity) Lesson length: 1 hour Here is the 4th 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 on numbers 1-31 and introduces the some cultural elements such as the French revolution and other festivals that occur in France, as well as birthdays. It also introduces the concept of 'de' used to signify possession which differs greatly from English. This resource also incorporates all the four keys skills such as reading, listening, speaking and writing. Happy teaching and learning!
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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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French: The use of 'chez'

French: The use of 'chez'

Here is a good resource which introduces the authentic concept of 'chez'. It is particularly useful for introducing to learners of Key Stage 3 level, in preparation for the GCSE/IGCSE programme. Happy teaching and learning!
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French: Expressions with avoir

French: Expressions with avoir

This resource looks at phrases which use the verb 'avoir' as opposed to 'etre'. The presentation of this concept has been composed in the form of a story about an eleven year-old girl who has recently moved to France and she doesn't speak French that well, resulting her in frequently using phrases that should use 'avoir', forms them with 'etre' instead. It is a very good story with a follow up quiz of the story. This resource is geared towards students at IGCSE level. Happy teaching and learning!
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French for Adults: Beginners: Part 2: Numbers 1-10 and where one lives

French for Adults: Beginners: Part 2: Numbers 1-10 and where one lives

Preparation time: 30 minutes - 1 hour (introducing new vocabulary) Lesson length: 45 minutes - 1 hour Here is the 2nd 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 on numbers 1-10 and introduces the conjugation of 'habiter' and 'etre' in such a way that one conveys where one lives in this lesson. This resource also incorporates all the four keys skills such as reading, listening, speaking and writing. 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. Happy teaching and learning!
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French: General lesson on the perfect tense in French - regular verbs

French: General lesson on the perfect tense in French - regular verbs

This resource introduces or reviews the perfect tense using regular verbs and looks at all three different verb endings such as '-er', '-ir' and '-re' verbs. It gives step by step instructions as to how it is formed. There are also handouts on a wide range of infinitives for '-er', '-ir' and '-re' verbs where students can refer to them throughout this activity. This activity is specifically geared towards either standard GCSE or IGCSE level French. Happy teaching and learning!
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French: Relative pronouns  (Lower level: Eric, le garçon qui rétrécit {Eric, the shrinking boy})

French: Relative pronouns (Lower level: Eric, le garçon qui rétrécit {Eric, the shrinking boy})

This resource significantly explores a wide range of relative pronouns at IGCSE French level which cover: - qui - que - qu' - où - dont - ce qui - ce que - ce qu' - ce dont - prepositions followed by lequel/lesquels/laquelle/lesquelles Because of the complexity of their functions, it is compiled in the theme of a story about a young shrinking boy who accidently mistook a magic potion for a drink and his parents and friend try to find him. This activity includes plenty of relative pronoun practice before reading the story, a wide range of vocabulary, multiple choice answering through the story and plenty of translation exercises after reading the story. This activity is suitable for IGCSE level French and also good revision for A-Level French. This is a lower level version and a higher level version will be available soon. Happy teaching and learning!
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French: Numbers 1-20

French: Numbers 1-20

This powerpoint teachers numbers from 1-20 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.
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French: The present participle - Part II

French: The present participle - Part II

This presentation illustrates the second function of how the present participle is used in terms of how something is done in the context of accidents, injuries and misfortune. Once again, it also illustrates how it is formed with non-reflexive verbs, reflexive verbs and negatives. This would be very ideal for students who are studying IGCSE French, A-Level French and adults who are simply studying french for the first time or revision. The concept of the present participle appears in Unit 9 of the Cambridge IGCSE course and this activity also introduces names of injuries or ailments and the concept of non-agreement with reflexive verbs in the past form with direct objects. 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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Primary French: Colours - Atouts des couleurs (Colour Assets) board game

Primary French: Colours - Atouts des couleurs (Colour Assets) board game

This board game is called 'Atouts des couleurs' (Colour Assets) and it is specifically designed for learners of Key Stage 2 and 3 level. The game largely focuses on colours and gender and number agreement. You go around the board answering questions (differentiated level of questions are available) not only on colours but other areas as well such as numbers, months of the year, countries, verbs, etc, so that you can earn points and try to get a full house. Be careful not to land on your opponent's squares or houses otherwise you will owe them points. This game bares an uncanny resemblance to Monopoly but differs in some ways. This pack consists of: 1 board game - it is best to print it off in A3 size and them laminate it 1 set of rules - both in French and in English 112 cards for lower level learners - print them in colour, laminate them and then cut them out 128 cards for higher level learners - print them in colour, laminate them and then cut them out 300 white houses to place on the squares that you win by answering questions correctly - print them, laminate them and then cut them out (I know it will be a pain cutting out 300 of them, but in the long run, it will be worth it!!) I have enclosed a set of rules which instructs you how to play. If you any questions about the rules, don't hesitate to contact me. Happy playing!
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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: General lesson on regular '-er' verbs in the present tense

French: General lesson on regular '-er' verbs in the present tense

This resource explicitly outlines how regular '-er' verbs in the present tense are formed and also incorporates present-tense linked grammar such as negatives and questions in French. This activity is useful for adults who are learning French for the very first time or revision for IGCSE/A-level French. There is also a list available of a wide range of regular '-er' verbs Happy teaching and learning!
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French: General lesson on the present tense regular '-ir' verbs

French: General lesson on the present tense regular '-ir' verbs

This resource explicitly outlines how regular '-ir' verbs in the present tense are formed and also incorporates present-tense linked grammar such as negatives and questions in French. It also recaps '-er' verbs from the previous session. This activity is useful for adults who are learning French for the very first time or revision for IGCSE/A-level French. There is also a list available of a wide range of regular '-ir' verbs Happy teaching and learning!
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French: General lesson on the pluperfect tense

French: General lesson on the pluperfect tense

This resource explores the functions of the pluperfect and its formation. This resources is geared towards learners of IGCSE level and it is useful for revision at A-Level. There are step-by-step activities which greatly facilitate one's learning of this concept. Happy teaching and learning!
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