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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.

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.
Future Plans (GCSE Spanish)
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Future Plans (GCSE Spanish)

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‘Find Someone Who’ speaking activity sheet (survey: find someone who… wants to go to university, etc) Small worksheet (two copies per page, to save on photocopying!) to introduce/practise phrases like: Tengo la intención de ser profesor. Quiero tener una familia. Espero encontrar trabajo. Me gustaría vivir en el extranjero. Pienso tomarme un año sabático. Quiero trabajar como voluntario. Espero ir a la universidad. Tengo la intención de seguir estudiand
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 - SOS Racismo / Interview with SOS Racismo president
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A-Level Spanish: Racism - SOS Racismo / Interview with SOS Racismo president

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For the KS5 'Racismo' sub-topic. The double-sided worksheet contains two tasks: 1) An introductory gap-fill activity (text summarising what SOS Racismo is and does) 2) An audio-visual activity where students watch a video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi1Xm0sqYr0 ) then answer the 11 accompanying questions. To complete task 2, pupils must watch a Youtube video of an interview with the president of SOS Racismo, who gives examples of racism, including his own experience, and some measures for combatting it. The video gives various other facts about racism in Spain. I would recommend that you reduce the speed of the video to 75% by selecting the Settings icon at the bottom of the video (not available on some tablet apps but visible on PCs), then clicking Speed > 0.75 PLEASE CHECK that the video is still available before downloading the worksheet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi1Xm0sqYr0 This sheet will probably take up most of the lesson by the time you have watched the video twice (pausing it to give students a chance to write), gone through the answers and discussed the issues raised. Alternatively, it could be set as a homework. (Images are public domain from openclipart.org unless otherwise credited)
House and Town - Trapdoor, sentence builders
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House and Town - Trapdoor, sentence builders

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Casa y ciudad. GCSE Spanish A trapdoor activity for talking about your house and a couple of sentence builders for giving opinions on your town. Useful for speaking activities / writing. Plus a slide on ‘se puede’ (in which place in town can you do the things described?) thrown in too.
A-Level French Literature - L'ETRANGER  (4 resources)
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A-Level French Literature - L'ETRANGER (4 resources)

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Four resources to aid pupils' study of L'étranger by Albert Camus. Focussing on characters, themes and key quotations. Hopefully this will save you some time. See individual resources in the bundle for more information about each.
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)
AQA A-Level Spanish (Listening): Immigration from Mexico to US
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AQA A-Level Spanish (Listening): Immigration from Mexico to US

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This is an audiovisual activity for the Immigration sub-topic (AQA A-Level Spanish). It contains a series of questions or gap-fill sentences related to a 2017 Youtube video about immigration from Mexico to the U.S. (I slowed the video down to 0.75 speed for the first listen, then played it at normal speed. This seemed to work well.) Please check the accompanying video (not produced by me) is still available before downloading the worksheet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiNHOEm_kHg
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.
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)
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/
KS5 Spanish: Useful Phrases for Speaking Exam (and essays)
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KS5 Spanish: Useful Phrases for Speaking Exam (and essays)

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There are a few 'useful essay phrases' resources out there online but I put together this one because: 1) I was mainly looking for useful phrases pupils could make use of in the (new AQA) speaking exam when talking about the various topics 2) Existing resources seemed more geared towards structuring an essay 3) ...and many contained many pages of often quite convoluted essay phrases students were fairly unlikely to remember or find an opportunity to use. Yes, virtually all of these phrases would be perfectly suitable in written work too but I have tried to compile a relatively brief (just over 2.5 pages) list of what seem to me the most handy expressions that could be plausibly used when speaking. I have gathered the ones which take the subjunctive in a separate box at the beginning of the document. Easily editable. And there is a box at the end for students to add further phrases.
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.
KS4 French: Demonstrative Adjectives & Pronouns (Clothes)
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KS4 French: Demonstrative Adjectives & Pronouns (Clothes)

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Presentation and worksheet to introduce and practise demonstrative adjectives and pronouns (lequel, celui-ci, etc). Uses clothes vocabulary/shopping context generally (a bit of food vocab too, to remind students that grammar is applicable in multiple contexts) Probably best after some work/revision on clothes has been done first. Also suitable for revision of this grammar point at A-Level. (All images are public domain from https://openclipart.org/ )
KS4 Spanish: Part time jobs
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KS4 Spanish: Part time jobs

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Double-sided worksheet providing vocabulary to help students describe different part time jobs. Pupils simply write the number of the corresponding English sentence (from side 2 of the sheet) next to the sentences on side 1. Could do this against the clock to add challenge/fun? ( All images are public domain from https://openclipart.org )