French narrow reading activity (Conti-style) including comprehension questions to model and practise Healthy Living (La Vie Saine) language. Ideal for Key Stage 3 pupils, or at lower end of Foundation GCSE. This resource is great for independent classwork after vocabulary and language has been introduced (it can take up to 30 mins, depending on the pace of the class). It is also really useful as a consolidation homework.
Comment résoudre les problèmes de l’environnement ? A comprehensive sentence builder and translation text using environmental issue and solutions topic-specific vocabulary for new GCSE French spec. This is perfect for bringing and together and practising vocab around local/global environmental problems and solutions. It contains topic-specific vocabulary as well as structures that will improve quality, complexity and range of language. Ideal for pupils taking the Higher paper, but also useful for confident Foundation pupils.
For KS4/ new spec GCSE French, 8-page booklet of WOW phrases to impress the examiner, improve range and complexity of language and aim for grade 8/9. Includes example sentences and paragraphs. With sliding scale of emojis to show students which phrases are the most impressive. This has also been fantastically well-received by Foundation students, who like to push themselves to add ‘higher-ranked’ words and expressions. Print out an A5 reference copy for each students to keep in their folders/books. You’ll be amazed how often they use them unprompted in class! PDF and editable Word versions included.
Conti-style narrow reading activities to practise Spanish Holidays topic, including activities on holiday, accommodation, countries, transport, basic near future tense and more.
Fully editable full lesson PowerPoint on school facilities and what you do there, including: Starter activity Sentence builder Trapdoor speaking activity Listening activity and transcript Two translation activities (Fr-Eng, Eng-Fr) Accompanying handouts The objective is to learn and practise School Facilities and what you do there (using ‘où’). Notes and answers provided on the PowerPoint with suggestions for differentiation. This could be a full, fast-paced lesson or would spread across two lessons with a mixed or less able group.
Full lesson and sentence builder on Healthy Living French GCSE topic. Focus on “Mon mode de vie avant et maintenant” using key verbs in the imperfect and present tenses to compare old and new habits. Includes: comprehensive sentence builder including higher level phrases quick-fire match the key words starter set of sentences for traditional translation or Conti-style activities (suggestions on slide) reading comprehension x 3 (past, present and future habits) “Find the French” comprehension exercise with embedded answers Blank “past present and future habits” template to print and set as either class or homework writing task
A full lesson/lessons for KS3 French (or Foundation KS4) on holidays and activities on holiday. With Conti-style activities. Goes well with holidays topic in Studio textbook. Would be suitable for a fast-paced lesson with a high ability group or could be spread over two or three lessons at a slower pace. Includes: -‘Break up the sentence’ starter activity -Sentence builder -Set of sentences for use with mind-readers/sentence-stealers/translation games etc. -Quiz Quiz Trade cards to print out and cut up -Trapdoor speaking activity -‘Bad Translation’ activity where students spot and correct the errors.
New GCSE French - Sentence builder and Conti-style narrow reading activity on Ideal Partner, including higher level phrases. Could also be used with high ability Year 9. Sentence builder and narrow reading work in tandem with each other Includes: comprehensive sentence builder including useful higher level phrases narrow reading - 6 mini reading texts with a variety of comprehension activities set of sentences for use with translation games and Conti-style activities such as Sentence Stealers and Mind Readers.
For new GCSE French - School and Future Plans topic. Includes: comprehensive and fully editable sentence builder including higher level structures, set of sentences for readaloud Conti activities such as sentence stealers, mind readers etc., sentence chaos activity, translations with suggested activities and model 150 word text with suggested activities.
KS3 French puzzle to introduce/consolidate rooms in the house. 3 activities on one sheet. Perfect as a silent starter or as cover work. Suitable for all abilities but especially great for weaker pupils as they enjoy unscrambling the words. Keeps noisy classes quiet whilst they concentrate!
For KS5/ A Level French, a full lesson PowerPoint on how to use figures and statistics when giving information in French. Includes handout, examples and four separate lesson activities. Perfect for new spec papers and focus on justifying opinions with facts and figures, as well as using stats to give synonyms in the summary section of the reading paper.
Key Stage 3 French lesson on giving opinions about school subjects. Enough content for two lessons depending on pace. Lesson includes the following, inspired by Gianfranco Conti activities: Starter activity (print-out) Sentence Builder Faulty Echo Delayed Dictation Find Someone Who (including printable, editable grid and cards) Mind Reader sentences Narrow Reading
A clear, editable sentence builder/knowledge organiser to help pupils construct a paragraph about their house and town/village. Useful for both KS4 and higher ability KS3 groups as a reference as well as a starting point for class activities such as translation games.
A simple crib sheet for Foundation pupils which collates key GCSE verbs in a range of tenses, including ideas to improve range of language. This can be used to stick into the back of their books as a reference tool. I have found it very useful in helping them to understand that they just need a handful of carefully selected verbs from each time frame for their writing and speaking (and don’t need to overwhelm themselves with hundreds of examples!). Also useful as a revision resource, you can test them on a selection of verbs each week and keep recycling them throughout the course.
For AQA GCSE 90 word writing question at Foundation and Higher. Double-sided. Includes: a model answer for the Family topic, ‘find the French’ activity, ‘find the tense’ activity and exam technique task. Perfect for discussing exam technique and analysing a model answer.
Full lesson PowerPoint for GCSE French Jobs and Future Plans topic (reading focus), on Work Experience and Part-Time Jobs. Includes: parts of sentences to categorise in venn diagram activity extra activity suggestions in notes comprehension text also acting as model text, very exploitable for grammar work “Find the French” comprehension activity reading comprehension questions
Gianfranco Conti-style, 3 texts with 3 narrow reading activities on French topic of house, location and household chores. Includes find the French activity and comprehension activities. Suitable for high ability Year 9 and across the range in Years 10-11.
A starter activity for KS3 French to re-cap places in the town and what you can do there. Pupils must use the clues to fill in the crossword with the key vocab dotted around the page. Fully editable so you can remove the answers from the page for a extra challenge.
KS4 GCSE FRENCH handout for pupils aiming for grade 8/9 in writing and speaking. Inlcudes a list of idioms and a list of expressions for adding detail and improving originality, complexity, quality and range of language.
A wordsearch to introduce key vocabulary for the topic of Healthy Living (La Vie Saine) for Key Stage 2 or 3 French. Ideal for low-ability groups.