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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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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: 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.
KS4 SPANISH: El fin de semana pasado (Last weekend)
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KS4 SPANISH: El fin de semana pasado (Last weekend)

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Aim: to help GCSE (or KS3) pupils prepare to write their own paragraph about ‘last weekend’ (after previously learning the Preterite Tense and relevant activity vocabulary). Worksheet with 2 model texts about “el fin de semana pasado” (last weekend). Contains opinions and time phrases for pupils to find. Accompanying Powerpoint with a “One Pen, One Die” activity to do after the worksheet. Then a speaking pair game (roll the die, say the sentence, gain the points). Also a gap-fill activity to reinforce the language from the worksheet - could be used as a Starter the following lesson.
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.
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 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 French: Healthy Living/Perfect tense
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KS4 French: Healthy Living/Perfect tense

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Lesson on saying what you’ve done recently to be healthy. I did this toward the end of the Healthy Living topic, once key vocab on exercise and healthy eating had been covered, and once we had re-capped the Perfect Tense (with avoir) Starter : match the French time phrases to the English **Gap-fill activity: ** for mini-whiteboards and/or books: fill in the correct verb form or past participle Trapdoor game: Students love this. Pupils take turns to read through the passage with a partner, choosing options each time from the list. Their partner must read it back from memory; if they go wrong they have to go back to the start. Then swap roles. I model this first so pupils have to listen then I choose one to read back what I said. Then, to make it harder, there is a version with some words and letters taken away, so pupils are not just reading from the screen but have to remember the phrases.
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)
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)