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The MFL Teacher is the ‘one-stop shop’ for teachers of Modern Foreign Languages. Whether you are looking for advice, a quick idea or quality ready-to-use resources, you will find it with The MFL Teacher. Please visit our website for more information, including our blog and our Bright Ideas!
Trapdoor template
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Trapdoor template

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This activity can be done in pairs or as a class. As a class, one pupil leaves the room while everyone else decides what the correct sequence should be. The pupil re-enters the room and tries to guess the sequence. If incorrect, they have to start again. It's better as a pairwork activity. One pupil decides which options they want to use in the complete paragraph. The other reads through the paragraph, guessing the options as they go. If incorrect, they must start again. Cue lots of laughter!
French - Prepositions
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French - Prepositions

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This PPT introduces pupils to prepositions in French, using Where's Wally? Pupils must find Wally first. After he's been found, introduce the preposition. At the end of the presentation, pupils must then match the French preposition to the English.
French - Advantages & disadvantages of social media
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French - Advantages & disadvantages of social media

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On the first slide, in line with the GCSE speaking photo card, pupils give sentences about the picture. This is an introduction to the topic of the advantages and disadvantages of social media. On the following slide, phrases have been taken from a text about social media. Students decide whether the statements are advantages or disadvantages. Students then use mini whiteboards to recap the vocab. To finish, students challenge each other for the next lesson. They all write a phrase from this lesson on a Post-It and stick it to the back wall. These are then randomly given out to the students as a starter in the following lesson to be translated.
MFL progress tracker sheet
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MFL progress tracker sheet

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My students stick this into the front cover of their exercise books and use it to record summative assessment results each half-term, giving them an overview of their progress over the year. It’s in the shape of an arrow and, at the end of the arrow, they write their target grade/level. When they record their assessment results, they also have to write a few words to say what they will do to try to improve their result for the next assessment.
French A level taster session - new AQA specification
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French A level taster session - new AQA specification

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This bundle of resources includes a PPT to introduce the new French A level from AQA, followed by an activity using a popular song in the French charts. There is also a worksheet to go with the song activity. The booklet is designed to accompany the PPT and includes information about the new A level in French from AQA. Remember, you may need to edit such information as the number of teachers and lessons. This is on page 2. There is reference to resources on Kerboodle as well, which of course will not be relevant to your students, so you may wish to delete/edit these parts.
Tarsia puzzle template
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Tarsia puzzle template

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Type in a word/phrase it the TL on one line and then the equivalent in English opposite it (as in the example). Do this within each inner section and then cut it up into cards. Pupils must then form a triangle with the cards by matching the TL to the English. Instructions are in the notes section of the PPT. It's worth Googling 'Tarsia puzzles'!
French - Music genres & opinions lesson
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French - Music genres & opinions lesson

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This is a whole lesson on different genres of music and how to give your opinion about the different genres. You will need access to the internet and speakers, as there is music for them to listen to in silence at the start and 3 different French singers/groups on YouTube (Louise Attaque, MC Solaar & Lilian Renaud). The accompanying worksheet is there to help pupils throughout the lesson.
Hangman template
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Hangman template

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Use this PPT to do a pre-prepared hangman starter. Simply add the letters you need to/delete blocks you don't need. Type the answer into the relevant box and it'll appear when clicked. All instructions are in the notes section of the PPT.
French - Label the countries in Europe
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French - Label the countries in Europe

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Pupils use the worksheet (and their knowledge of countries in Europe) to label the map of Europe in French. This could be done previous to or following teaching of countries in Europe or maybe a quick pre-worksheet quiz about the countries in English.
French - Local environment trapdoor text
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French - Local environment trapdoor text

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In pairs, one pupil notes down (in secret) which of each two options they will choose. The second pupil begins reading and chooses an option. If they’ve chosen correctly, they continue. If they are wrong, they must start from the beginning, remembering which of the options were correct. Prepare for a lot of laughter!
French - Describe the painting
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French - Describe the painting

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Using Monet's painting, 'Jardin à Sainte-Adresse' and example sentences underneath the painting, pupils have to change one word (if it’s a noun, they can change le/la) to make a sentence of their own. This activity focuses in particular on colours and agreements.