Stéréotypes de genre: les jouets genrés

Stéréotypes de genre: les jouets genrés

This pack contains 2 differentiated activities based on an article from December 2016 on gendered toys in toy magazines. These are aimed at IB French B classes, but could also be used for A/AS-levels. The first one is at Standard Level, the second is at Higher Level Standard level: Reading comprehension based on Paper 1 + vocabulary building tasks + translation (English to French and French to English) Higher level: Reading comprehension based on Paper 1 + vocabulary building tasks + translation (English to French and French to English) + introduction to/revision of the passive voice + practice exercises (within the context of the text) Both these activities can be completed by a class discussion on the issues raised by the text, and by watching the ad for gender-neutral toys by the Magasins U (available on YouTube). The whole activity should take 60 to 90 minutes.
Kamol
Who wants to be a Millionaire?

Who wants to be a Millionaire?

Great game, to revise pretty much any topic! I used it to revise the past tense with 'avoir' and -ER verbs with my Year 8, but it can be adapted for any purpose. Switch off the lights, let the suspense penetrate the classroom and get the kids in a competitive mood! They'll love it...
Kamol
Le meilleur système scolaire

Le meilleur système scolaire

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.
Kamol
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain - Booklet + guide to writing a film review

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain - Booklet + guide to writing a film review

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
Kamol
Les catastrophes naturelles

Les catastrophes naturelles

Activity based on an article published in Le Monde in Sept 17 which explores the relationship between the rise in natural catastrophes and climate change in the aftermath of the series of deadly hurricanes which have hit the US and the Caribbean in the Summer of 2017. This resource is an IB-style (Paper 1) reading comprehension for French B Higher Level students. It can also be used for A2 students, or students wanting to take the DELF B2/C1 exam.
Kamol
Activities on healthy eating

Activities on healthy eating

Authentic material to work on the topic of healthy eating. The two videos come from a French website launched by the Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé) and were broadcast on French telelvision a couple of years ago. I have included a differentiated gapfill that goes with 'La Boulangerie'. The poster also comes from the same website and is great for introducing key vocabulary and phrases related to healthy eating. Alternatively, these resources are available directly from the website (www.mangerbouger.fr), or from YouTube (mangerbouger+pub+boulangerie).
Kamol
Education and future plans

Education and future plans

PowerPoint presentation to revise the future with aller + infinitive, along with taking about your plans after you finish GCSE. Reading activities as well as grammar exercises.
Kamol
Daily routine - Past tense

Daily routine - Past tense

I used this PowerPoint to introduce reflexive verbs in the past on the topic of daily routine. You might want to delete the bit about 'Victor', though, as this is a joke between me and my class!
Kamol
Halloween

Halloween

These are two simple PowerPoint presentations to introduce Halloween vocabulary, both in French and in German. Each PowerPoint contains an introduction of vocabulary, a game of 'what's missing?' and a game of SPLAT.
Kamol
Le jour du souvenir

Le jour du souvenir

I’ve prepared this PowerPoint for my Yr8 and Yr9 classed to commemorate Remembrance Day. It contains new vocabulary, as well as activities to keep them busy for a whole lesson!
Kamol
Des expressions avec la nourriture

Des expressions avec la nourriture

I created this quizz for my year 8 top set, to reinforce the vocabulary related to food. However, I think this might be more KS4 material. Anyway, it's great fun, kids love it and I hope you'll enjoy it too!
Kamol
Find your partner activity-Daily routine

Find your partner activity-Daily routine

Each pupil has a card. Pupils should move around the classroom and describe their card to other pupils, until they find a person who has an identical card. This activity is great to get the kids talking, and it also develops their listening skills. They are also usually very excited when they have found their partner! This particular acitivity is related to daily routine, but can be adapted for virtually any topic and any class. Great game!
Kamol
L'Étranger, Albert Camus - Workbook

L'Étranger, Albert Camus - Workbook

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.
Kamol
Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupéry - Feuilles de travail

Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupéry - Feuilles de travail

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.
Kamol
Google Street View treasure hunt to practise directions!

Google Street View treasure hunt to practise directions!

This is a fantastic way to get kids to practise directions and places in town in a foreign language. Find a town where Google street is operational and make a list of instructions for kids to navigate, as if they were actually navigating in that town. It's a little time consuming to make, but kids really enjoy it and it's the next best thing to actually visiting the place in person! The follow-up activity is to get kids to plan one of their own in a town of their choice, to get them to practise places in town, using directions, and using the imperative. I have used it with my Year 8 group, as well as my Year 12 ab initio group, but it can be adapted to any year group by changing the level of difficulty of the questions.
Kamol
IGCSE revision booklet - Myself and my family

IGCSE revision booklet - Myself and my family

This resource booklet is perfect for students to conduct revision just before the exam. This booklet is designed for students to be able to work independently, but could also be used as cover work or directed revisions. It contains: - vocabulary exercises (physical descriptions, character descriptions, pets, nationalities & chores) - 2 grammar reminders and tasks (possessive adjectives and modal verbs 'pouvoir', 'devoir' and 'vouloir') - 1 listening exercises, modelled, as far as possible, on the IGCSE listening paper, but with authentic recordings (link to the recordings is on the sheet itself) - 1 reading exercise, modelled exactly on Paper 2 (Section 2 - easier text) - 1 writing task, modelled exactly on Paper 4 (short one) - a series of questions with model answers for students to practise the speaking exam.
Kamol
IGCSE revision booklets

IGCSE revision booklets

These revision booklets cover the following IGCSE topics: - Myself and my family - Hobbies and free time - My life at school - My home and my area They contain vocabulary and grammar revision exercises, as well as IGCSE paper practice exercises, modelled on the exam papers. I have also created listening exercises (link is on the documents) using authentic recordings. Each booklet should take 2 - 3 hours to complete and can be used as homework, directed revision or cover work.
Kamol
The world of work - (I)GCSE Extended Booklet

The world of work - (I)GCSE Extended Booklet

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.
Kamol
Midi 20,  Grand Corps Malade - Practising understanding the time with a song.

Midi 20, Grand Corps Malade - Practising understanding the time with a song.

I created this resource for my Year 12 ab initio class, after we learnt to tell the time in French. The purpose of this activity is to get students used to recognising simple sentences/words in a text spoken at normal speed, as well as revising key vocabulary linked to activities and daily life. The video clip also helps students associate words with visuals. At the end, there is a creative activity aimed at getting students to use the time in French, as well as what they learnt in the song, to produce a piece of creative writing. Grand Corps Malade is a famous French slammer (slam is spoken poetry with music) and his diction is very clear, making his songs ideal to work on with students. My students really loved this song and went on to downloading it for themselves later on. It could also be used with a GCSE/MYP group.
Kamol