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Worksheets and a few Powerpoint presentations for Modern Languages. Mainly Spanish at the moment and mainly Key Stages 3-4, but one or two Key Stage 5 too. I hope my resources are useful to you. I spend quite a lot of time making them and would like to save other busy teachers time preparing resources - so you can get on with teaching.

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Worksheets and a few Powerpoint presentations for Modern Languages. Mainly Spanish at the moment and mainly Key Stages 3-4, but one or two Key Stage 5 too. I hope my resources are useful to you. I spend quite a lot of time making them and would like to save other busy teachers time preparing resources - so you can get on with teaching.
French Verb Tenses Overview Sheet
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French Verb Tenses Overview Sheet

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Double-sided sheet with an overview of all the main French verb tenses. Ideal ‘quick reference’ sheet for Key Stage 4 and 5. Pupils can stick it in front of their books/files. Sections are numbered so you can quickly refer them to the right section. Includes key irregular/semi-irregular verbs. PDF and editable Powerpoint* version included. *Note that if you don’t have the latest (2016) version of Office, the formatting of the PPT version will appear wrongly. But the PDF will be fine. SPANISH VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE IN MY SHOP :)
KS3 Spanish: Present Tense - AR verbs
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KS3 Spanish: Present Tense - AR verbs

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Introduces present tense of regular AR verbs (main model verb: estudiar). Short practice exercise. Plenary game (pupils gain points for their team by creating a phrase, e.g. if they say 'bailan', the teacher clicks "they" and "dance", revealing a number of points under each square which are added together and given to that team)
KS4 Spanish: Las relaciones familiares (¿Te llevas bien con...?)
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KS4 Spanish: Las relaciones familiares (¿Te llevas bien con...?)

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FAMILY RELATIONSHIPs. You could base a whole lesson around these resources (or set them for homework/revision). Contains: A slide with a ‘mosaic writing’ activity (credit to Gianfranco Conti for this idea): i.e. Pupils are given a short paragraph in English about family relationships and have to construct a Spanish translation from the words provided in the grid. A worksheet with various tasks designed to build up/practise key vocabulary to do with this topic. The idea is that the gap-fill task can be completed purely by using words drawn from the first text - in other words, pupils are identifying and recycling the relevant language. Likewise the Translation sentences at the bottom can be done using vocabulary from elsewhere on the worksheet. Ideas for further exploiting the worksheet You can exploit the texts on the worksheet in other ways. E.g. spot the adjectives. Re-write one of the texts changing the underlined parts (teacher could project the texts onto board with some phrases underlined) to say something else, verbally or in writing e.g. alternative adjectives, different verbs, different family member words. Plenary with mini-whiteboard sentences to translate based purely on words and phrases from the text (or incorporating prior knowledge too for stronger classes). Reading texts aloud for pronunciation practice. Translate the first text. etc etc.
House and Town - Knowledge Organiser (Parallel Text)
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House and Town - Knowledge Organiser (Parallel Text)

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Ma ville et ma maison - French GCSE A Knowledge Organiser (KO) in the form of a parallel text about someone’s city and home. Designed to expose students’ to many of the key vocabulary items from the AQA GCSE Specification (Home, Town, Neighbourhood and Region section - e.g. verbs like déménager) and to provide useful recyclable structures and phrases. Google ‘Michaela French Knowledge Organisers’ for some ideas about what to do with this kind of parallel text. Had a productive couple of lessons with my GCSE class exploiting this text, all with minimum teacher preparation (apart from writing the text!) e.g. You can use it for pronunciation practice/awareness: I got pupils focussing on the recurring [ɛ] and [ɑ̃] in the first few paragraphs. They had to listen and highlight the text, then I re-read the text with pupils putting hands up when they heard the sound. Then they had a go in pairs. Then we did some work on the vocabulary. Listening activities too where I changed parts of the text and pupils had to identify what had changed. Then they had a go at adapting parts of the text and combining words and phrases from it to make their own paragraphs. Includes editable PPT version and a PDF version.
KS3/4 Spanish: Hay que/Debes/Tienes que - healthy living
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KS3/4 Spanish: Hay que/Debes/Tienes que - healthy living

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A lesson on saying what you have to/must do to stay healthy, e.g. Tienes que comer fruta y verdura Hay que hacer ejercicio Full lesson including put-pieces-of-paper-together-to-create sentences activity, dice speaking game, mini-whiteboard activity. Also accompanying worksheet (page 2 of the worksheet is the sentence-building activity template for pupils to cut out).
KS3 Spanish: Numbers 1-31, months, saying your birthday
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KS3 Spanish: Numbers 1-31, months, saying your birthday

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Slides introducing numbers 1-31. Practice activity (a few sums). Visual prompts to practice saying people's ages (up to age 31). Presentation of months of the year. Exercise where pupils must write the birthday in Spanish. Two speaking activities (incl. class survey). (Images are public domain from https://www.pdclipart.org )
KS4 Spanish: Environment - model writing
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KS4 Spanish: Environment - model writing

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This worksheet has two sides: one with a 150-word environment question, with a model answer to highlight, dissect and analyse (to give students ideas for their own writing) second side gives a 90-word environment question, with an inadequate sample answer for them to analyse, annotate and improve in pairs Students found this useful to prepare to write their own answer to an GCSE question on the environment. Took up a good chunk of the lesson.
KS3 Spanish: Present Tense - Regular IR verbs
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KS3 Spanish: Present Tense - Regular IR verbs

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Presentation of regular IR verb endings (present tense), with oral practice and practice activity. Plenary class game to finish: Two teams take turn to say a sentence, e.g. 'VivEN en Cuba'; the relevant box is clicked; if there is a cross underneath it, that team gets a point.
Spanish Verb Tenses Overview Sheet
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Spanish Verb Tenses Overview Sheet

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Double-sided sheet with an overview of all the main Spanish verb tenses. Ideal ‘quick reference’ sheet for Key Stage 4 and 5. Pupils can stick it in front of their books/files. Sections are numbered so you can quickly refer them to the right section. Includes stem-changing and key irregular/semi-irregular verbs. PDF and editable Powerpoint* version included. *Note that if you don’t have the latest (2016) version of Office, the formatting of the PPT version will appear wrongly. But the PDF will be fine. FRENCH VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE IN MY SHOP :)
KS3 Spanish: Nouns, gender, definite article (el, la, los, las), dictionary skills
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KS3 Spanish: Nouns, gender, definite article (el, la, los, las), dictionary skills

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Brief presentation of the concepts of 'noun' and 'gender', then the definite articles: el and la, then los and las (explaining about pluralisation). Practice activities requiring pupils to look nouns up in the dictionary. Plenary game of hangman to finish (provided students have already learnt the Spanish alphabet!), based on the words covered in the lesson. All images public domain from: https://www.pdclipart.org/
KS4 Spanish: Future Plans
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KS4 Spanish: Future Plans

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This is a triple worksheet (three pages) about future plans (not future jobs as such but more general: I'm going to take a gap year, go to university, learn to drive, etc). Sheet 1 is a vocabulary sheet for this topic. Sheet 2 has some simply match-up and gap-fill tasks to introduce key vocabulary. Sheet 3 has four sample paragraphs about people's future plans. There are questions testing comprehension but also getting pupils to highlight useful language such as time phrases, connectives, etc. The idea is to get them to think about how they can write sophisticated paragraphs about this topic.
A-Level Spanish: Racism / Conditional Tense
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A-Level Spanish: Racism / Conditional Tense

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Useful for practising the Conditional Tense in the context of the Racism topic. Gets students practising relevant vocabulary while practising their grammar at the same time. (If you use the new Oxford 'AQA Spanish' text book you'll find that p.35 in Section 2.2A (Las medidas contra el racismo) covers the Conditional Tense in just this context.) Contains: 1) Worksheet with 20 sentences about combatting racism for students to translate into Spanish. Each requires a verb in the Conditional Tense, including some of the main verbs with irregular stems (and a couple of derivatives, e.g. intervenir). 2) Simple Powerpoint presentation where the sentences appear one by one, followed by the answer. You could do a few on mini-whiteboards/iPads as a class and then pupils fill in the rest on their sheet.
KS3 Spanish: Grammar Booklet (10 pages)
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KS3 Spanish: Grammar Booklet (10 pages)

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10 page (+cover) Grammar Booklet. Perfect for end of year revision or consolidation work during the year. This was designed as a Grammar Revision booklet for first year Spanish students, covering: Gender: masculine and feminine nouns Singular and plural nouns 'The' (the definite article) 'A (an)' (the indefinite article) 'Some' Adjective agreements Me gusta(n) ‘My, your, his, her, its’ (Possessive pronouns) Regular verbs in the Present Tense Two irregular verbs: ‘tener’ and ‘ser’ There are step-by-step explanations and exercises for each grammar point. The vocabulary used presupposes familiarity with the first four chapters of Mira 1 (or a similar text book: it is typical'beginners'' vocabulary on family, pets, colours, etc)