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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Les catastrophes naturelles
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Les catastrophes naturelles

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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.
Who wants to be a Millionaire?
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Who wants to be a Millionaire?

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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...
Daily routine - Past tense
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Daily routine - Past tense

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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!
Les programmes télé - Understanding a TV guide
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Les programmes télé - Understanding a TV guide

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This activity is based on an authentic French TV guide and contains 4 tasks aimed at developing students' vocabulary (types of TV programmes), practising the telling the time in French and checking understanding. The last task tests the students' thinking skills and logic in French. I have included corrections for each of the activities. I created this activity for my Year 12 ab initio when we covered the unit on leisure and pastimes, but it could easily be used with a GCSE group, or even KS3 with more able students.
Google Street View treasure hunt to practise directions!
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Google Street View treasure hunt to practise directions!

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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.
At home - Extended booklet
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At home - Extended booklet

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I created this resource for 3 of my year 10s who are much more advanced than the rest of the class. It is designed so that students can work independently and introduces new vocabulary and grammar, but also includes a reading comprehension task and some opportunities for speaking. This should represent about 7 or 8 hours of work for a student, providing they take the time to learn the vocabulary, take notes and practise the grammar. This is also ideal to set as cover and it can be given to students up to year 12 as thorough revision. I have also included an answer sheet for all the activities.
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.
Les bonnes manières de table - Reading comprehension and vocabulary building
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Les bonnes manières de table - Reading comprehension and vocabulary building

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This is a comprehensive worksheet based on a text describing table manners in France. It includes 1) vocabulary-building exercises (crockery and cutlery at a French table); 2) exercises on pronouns (what does this pronoun refer to? - typical exercise for IB French Paper 1); 3) looking at different ways to express polite advice - using the future tense, the imperative, the pronoun 'on', etc; 4) an exercise to develop an understanding of useful connectives and applying them to a summary of the text; 5) opportunities for a whole-class discussion based on what students have read and learnt from the text. This worksheet should be covered over a series of 2 to 3 lessons and can be followed up by the following written task: write a comprehensive table manners guide for a foreigner visiting your country. This is aimed at AS/A-level students, as well as IB French B (SL or HL) students. I have included a correction for all the exercises.
IGCSE revision booklet - Hobbies and Free-time
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IGCSE revision booklet - Hobbies and Free-time

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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: - 2 vocabulary exercises (types of movies and hobbies) - 3 grammar reminders and tasks (direct object pronouns & the pronoun 'y'; the imperfect; and the perfect tense) - 2 listening exercises, modelled, as far as possible, on the IGCSE listening paper, but with authentic recordings (links to the recordings are on the sheet itself) - 1 reading exercise, modelled exactly on Paper 2 (last 2 texts) - 2 writing tasks, modelled exactly on Paper 4 (one short and one long) - a series of questions with model answers for students to practise the speaking exam.
IGCSE revision booklets
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IGCSE revision booklets

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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.
IGCSE revision booklet - At home
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IGCSE revision booklet - At home

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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 (furniture, rooms in the house, places in town and directions) - 2 grammar reminders and tasks (prepositions & the preposition 'à') - 1 listening exercise, modelled, as far as possible, on the IGCSE listening paper, but with authentic recordings (link to the recordings is on the sheet itself) - 2 reading exercise, modelled exactly on Paper 2 (Section 1 - vocabulary tasks) - 2 writing task, modelled exactly on Paper 4 (one from Section 1 and 2 from Section 2) - a series of questions with model answers for students to practise the speaking exam.
IGCSE Revision booklet - At school
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IGCSE Revision booklet - At school

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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 (School subjects, equipement, school system, clothes, daily routine and revision of the time) - 1 grammar reminder and task (Adjective agreements) - 1 listening exercise, 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 - first text) - 2 writing task, modelled exactly on Paper 4 (one from Section 1 and 2 from Section 2) - a series of questions with model answers for students to practise the speaking exam.
Midi 20,  Grand Corps Malade - Practising understanding the time with a song.
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Midi 20, Grand Corps Malade - Practising understanding the time with a song.

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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.