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I am a native speaker of French, currently based in India. I am an IGCSE and IB French teacher and I have been teaching for 7 years. I am also Curriculum leader for the IBDP in my school and Head of the MFL Department. I am an IB examiner. I rarely use textbooks and I prefer to create my own SoW and my resources, using current material, such as songs, videos and news articles.

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I am a native speaker of French, currently based in India. I am an IGCSE and IB French teacher and I have been teaching for 7 years. I am also Curriculum leader for the IBDP in my school and Head of the MFL Department. I am an IB examiner. I rarely use textbooks and I prefer to create my own SoW and my resources, using current material, such as songs, videos and news articles.
L'Étranger, Albert Camus - Workbook
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L'Étranger, Albert Camus - Workbook

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I created this workbook when I studied L'Étranger with my Year 13 French B Higher Level class. The aim of this workbook is to provide a variety of activities to help students understand the novel, the style and philosophy of its author. There are comprehension exercises, writing tasks, grammar activities (use of tenses in the novel) and one interactive oral activity. It is geared towards French B Higher Level students, but could easily be used for A-level students. Working through this workbook would take 3 to 4 weeks.
Christmas resources for French and German
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Christmas resources for French and German

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2 PowerPoints to introduce/revise Christmas vocabulary in French and German. Both PowerPoint include presentation of vocabulary, 'shout out' game, SPLAT game and point game (pupils have to give the word in French to find out how many points they have won). I have also included different worksheets to practice the 15 words presented in the PowerPoint. For the French wordsearch, the hidden message is: 'Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!', and for the German, it is: 'Fröliche Weinachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!' Enjoy and good luck for the end of term!
Telling the time
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Telling the time

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Worksheet to practise telling the time in French. Can be used as an assessment of a practice exercise. There is a listening task and 2 writing tasks. The listening task can be used as pair-work: one pupil tells the time, the other draws the hands on the clock. Good for peer assessment.
Jobs and future plans with conditional
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Jobs and future plans with conditional

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PowerPoint presentation introducing the conditional tense with lots of interesting vocabulary (for higher). The worksheet is a differentiated exercise for foundation.
Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupéry - Feuilles de travail
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Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupéry - Feuilles de travail

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This is a series of activities to guide the reading of Le Petit Prince. Each worksheet goes in pairs: the students' sheet and the teacher's notes. The focus of these worksheets is to help students understand the book, but also to develop their vocabulary and ability to write creatively in French. There is some literary analysis of the text to give students the opportunity to transfer the skills developed in English. There are also a few grammar exercises, based on the text (irregular plural of nouns and adjectives, adjective agreements and pronouns). This represents 3 - 4 weeks worth of work with students. At the end, I chose to show them the animation movie which came out in July 2015. I created this resource for my Year 12 French B Higher Level group, but I have also used it (with modifications) with my Year 11 advanced IGCSE group.
Le meilleur système scolaire
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Le meilleur système scolaire

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I created this resource as part of a unit on education. It explores the strengths and weaknesses of different school systems around the world and gets students to think about how they learn and how different school systems attempt to provide the best answer to today's challenges around education. All sources are authentic (1 radio programme and 3 videos) and the links are on the worksheet. It is also an opportunity for students to learn and practise new vocabulary, as well as revise/learn about conjunctions that call for the subjunctive (bien que, pour que, sans que, etc.). This activity represents 1200 minutes of class work. This activity is ideal for A2 students, IB Higher level students or B2 level students.
Reading comprehension (IB French B SL Paper 1 - style) on Smoking in schools
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Reading comprehension (IB French B SL Paper 1 - style) on Smoking in schools

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Ideal as a preparation for French B SL Paper 1 when covering the topic of health and smoking. It could also match the difficulty of Text A in an HL paper. The questions are modelled exactly on the comprehension questions in the exam. Can be used for a mock exam or an end of unit assignment. Can also be used in class. I have included a markscheme at the end.
Smoking in Schools - Reading comprehension for IB French B
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Smoking in Schools - Reading comprehension for IB French B

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This article looks at how certain French schools have started to allow students to smoke on the premises after the November terrorist attacks in Paris and the state of emergency, alleging that students would be safer smoking at school than outside. Ideal as a preparation for French B SL Paper 1 when covering the topic of health and smoking, or looking at current affairs. It could also match the difficulty of Text A in an HL paper. The questions are modelled exactly on the comprehension questions in the exam. Can be used for a mock exam or an end of unit assignment. Can also be used in class. I have included a markscheme at the end.
The subjunctive
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The subjunctive

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I created this resource for my year 12 student. It introduces the subjunctive in French, step by step and is linked to the topic of healthy eating. I have also added comparisons to Italian, as my student is Italian, but if that is not relevant to you, just delete that bit. Let me know what you think!
La personnalité - Advanced Crosswords
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La personnalité - Advanced Crosswords

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Crosswords to practise personality adjectives and adjective agreements. Students have to complete the sentences using the correct adjective with the correct adjective agreements. This gives them an opportunity to see these adjectives used in context and in idiomatic turns of phrase, which they can later reuse for a speaking or a writing activity. I used it at the beginning of Year 10 as an extension task while revising how to describe someone, but it could also be used in KS3 with a more advanced group.
L'amitié à travers les chansons
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L'amitié à travers les chansons

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This worksheet looks at 2 very different songs, both on the topic of Friendship: Les copains d'abord (Georges Brassens) and L'Itinéraire (Bénabar). It is an excellent opportunity to develop the use of French slang (argot) and colloquialism, while looking at two different approaches to the concept of friendship. The first song may require some level of explanation as there are many cultural references that can be quite obscure to students but it is an absolute classic. Originally created for my year 12 French B Standard and Higher Level class, but can be adapted to AS/A levels, possibly even advanced (I)GCSE. I have included a suggested markscheme for the questions at the end of the document.
Health - (I)GCSE booklet
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Health - (I)GCSE booklet

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This booklet covers: - Parts of the body - Illnesses and injuries - Food and drinks - Healthy eating - Smoking and addictions - The partitive article - Past tense of reflexive verbs - The present participle/The gerund - The pronoun 'en' - The subjunctive in context - Modal verbs and modal expressions I have created this booklets for 3 of my year 10 students who are working at an advanced level. It covers advanced vocabulary and grammar and includes reading and writing exercises. It is designed so that students can work independently, with limited teacher support. It can also be used for IB/AS level or as cover work.
The world of work - (I)GCSE Extended Booklet
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The world of work - (I)GCSE Extended Booklet

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This booklet covers: - Jobs (masculine/feminine) - Useful vocabulary to describe what you do - The conditional past - Summer jobs - Advantages and inconvenients of different jobs - Verbs followed by the prepositions 'à' and 'de' - Talking about work experience (mon stage) - Understanding when to use the imperfect and when to use the perfect tense - Understanding the different uses of past participles (advanced) - 2 listening activities (about summer jobs - B1 level) - 1 reading comprehension (true or false - my work experience) - 1 scaffolded writing comprehension (modeled on section 2 from paper 4 - my work experience) I have created this booklets for 3 of my year 10 students who are working at an advanced level. It covers advanced vocabulary and grammar and includes reading and writing exercises. It is designed so that students can work independently, with limited teacher support. It can also be used for IB/AS level or as cover work. There is a markscheme for all the exercises at the end of the document.
La presse en France - Vocabulary building
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La presse en France - Vocabulary building

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I made this lesson as an introduction to my unit on the media and the press. The text is about the press in France and the difference between newspapers and magazines, dailies, and weeklies, etc. It is an excellent opportunity to revise or introduce some key vocabulary related to this topic (hebdomadaire, mensuel, la Une, la police, les faits divers, etc.). There is a vocabulary exercise, as well as a comprehension task, and a gap-fill summar of the text at the end.
Health - (I)GCSE Extended booklet
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Health - (I)GCSE Extended booklet

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This booklet covers: - Parts of the body - Illnesses and injuries - Food and drinks - Healthy eating - Smoking and addictions - The partitive article - Past tense of reflexive verbs - The present participle/The gerund - The pronoun 'en' - The subjunctive in context - Modal verbs and modal expressions I have created this booklets for 3 of my year 10 students who are working at an advanced level. It covers advanced vocabulary and grammar and includes reading and writing exercises. It is designed so that students can work independently, with limited teacher support. It can also be used for IB/AS level or as cover work.
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain - Resource booklet
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Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain - Resource booklet

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Here's a guided worksheet to complete as you watch the movie. It focuses mainly on developing vocabulary and enhancing comprehension but can be supported by class discussion. The second worksheet is a follow-on from the booklet and gives students the opportunity to read a film review for 'Amélie', look at how to write a film review, and plan their own review. The level of difficulty is A2/B1, accessible for students who have been learning French for 2-3 years at least. It is a great opportunity for students to gain an insight into French culture. Watching the movie and completing the booklet would take up to 5-6 hours. The film review worksheet would take about an hour to complete and the review can be set as an assessed task or a homework.
Takeaway homework menu - French IGCSE/Ab initio
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Takeaway homework menu - French IGCSE/Ab initio

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Takeaway homework gives student the opportunity to choose how they want to reinforce their learning and when. It puts the onus on them, rather than being an imposition from the teacher. Hand out this menu to your class and set out clear expectations: they will hand in one homework a week, or 4 homeworks each month (as per your requirements). Students will then choose a task that will appeal most to them and enable them to focus on their own needs or develop their own strengths and creativity. This homework menu has 3 levels of difficulty so the homework is immediately differentiated and there are 14 different tasks. The tasks are generic enough to be applied to any topic you are currently studying. A few of them give students the opportunity to do some independent learning.
Les clauses avec "si" --> Grammar worksheet linked to the topic of the environment (Higher Level)
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Les clauses avec "si" --> Grammar worksheet linked to the topic of the environment (Higher Level)

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This grammar worksheet starts with a brief revision of the imperfect, the future simplet and the conditional tenses/modes, which students often tend to confuse. It then introduces the 3 different types of "si" clauses: - Si + present + future --> Si nous continuons de gaspiller l’énergie, nous aurons de gros problèmes. - Si + imperfect + conditional --> Si nous continuions de gaspiller l’énergie, nous aurions de gros problèmes. - Si + pluperfect + conditional past --> Si nous avions continué de gaspiller l’énergie, nous aurions eu de gros problèmes. The explanation is followed by 2 fairly difficult exercises on the topic of the environment. I have created and used this worksheet with my French Higher Level group in Year 13. It could also be used for a French SL able group or for differentiation purposes (see worksheet on 'si' clauses for Standard Level)
Holidays - (I)GCSE advanced workbook
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Holidays - (I)GCSE advanced workbook

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This booklet covers: - Holiday destinations and activities - Weather phrases - Directions - Complaints in a hotel - The pronoun 'y' - Revision of the conditional and imperfect - Clauses with 'si' - An introduction to the subjunctive in context I have created this booklets for 3 of my year 10 students who are working at an advanced level. It covers advanced vocabulary and grammar and includes reading and writing exercises. It is designed so that students can work independently, with limited teacher support. It can also be used for IB/AS level or as cover work.
Les clauses avec 'si' --> Grammar worksheet linked to the topic of the Environment (Standard Level)
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Les clauses avec 'si' --> Grammar worksheet linked to the topic of the Environment (Standard Level)

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This worksheets offers students the opportunity to revise the formation of the imperfect, the simple future and the conditional, which they often confuse. It then explains 3 structures with 'si': - Si + present + future: Si le gouvernement ne met rien en place, les températures vont continuer d’augmenter. - Si + imperfect + conditional: Si le gouvernement ne mettait rien en place, les températures continueraient d’augmenter. - Et si + imparfait? : Et si les températures continuaient d'augmenter? There are 2 practise exercises (gapfill and fairly substantial translation exercise) for students to practise. Examples and exercises are all based on the topic of the environment and therefore provide students with the opportunity to revise the basic vocabulary on this topic. It can be used along with the same worksheet I have uploaded for Higher Level if you wish to differentiate the lesson.