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I have over 25 years language teaching experience in UK secondary schools and 12 years as a Curriculum Leader. I was also a GCSE examiner for many years. I love languages and have enjoyed creating these resources. I am working on lots of resources for the GCSE new specifications.

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I have over 25 years language teaching experience in UK secondary schools and 12 years as a Curriculum Leader. I was also a GCSE examiner for many years. I love languages and have enjoyed creating these resources. I am working on lots of resources for the GCSE new specifications.
French GCSE A Complete Guide to Theme 1, Topic 4 – Customs & festivals in French-speaking countries
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French GCSE A Complete Guide to Theme 1, Topic 4 – Customs & festivals in French-speaking countries

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This covers the whole of Theme 1, Topic 4 – ‘Customs & festivals in French-speaking countries/ communities’. The PowerPoint is very lengthy (57 slides) and contains work for six or seven lessons. The PowerPoint is broken down into four sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are several different worksheets to accompany exercises on the PowerPoint, as well as a transcript for the listening and answer sheets also appear on the PowerPoint. The exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; verb and tenses exercises; a listening comprehension with different tasks; several reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations in English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks (foundation and higher); two role-play cards (foundation and higher); five photo cards for speaking activities and finally questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.
French – Food & Drink - A Complete Pack.
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French – Food & Drink - A Complete Pack.

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This is a set of resources to introduce and practise food & drink items. The PowerPoint initially introduces food and drink items in categories, with practice exercises to follow each set. In total there are over 70 food and drink items and the resource is easily adaptable if you want to introduce less. The work in this pack of resources will certainly cover several lessons. There are a range of activities on the PowerPoint and an accompanying worksheet. Also included in the pack is a word search, an odd one out activity. The PowerPoint introduces a café conversation and then an activity for pupils to make their own conversations in pairs; reading comprehension exercises; and a ‘design your own menu’ activity in a step-by-step format. The PowerPoint goes on to introduce quantities with examples and practice activities as well as a dialogue ‘au marché’ that pupils can then replicate in pairs. Pupils will gain a good knowledge of a wide range of food and drink items, and will be able to recognise and use them in a range of situations.
French – Conversation Cards – Questions and Answers.
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French – Conversation Cards – Questions and Answers.

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This is a set of 28 question cards and 28 answer cards to get your pupils speaking to each other in French and great to use as starters for target language practice. They include questions about name age, likes, favourites, preferences, family, daily routine, and many more. These fun colourful cards can be printed and cut into individual question and answer cards to be used in several different ways, depending on the ability and confidence of your students: Both question and answer cards can be given to students in pairs to practice a conversation. (Easier level) Question cards only given to pairs to practice a conversation. Students will need to form their own answers. (Middle level) Students are only given the answer cards and need to use these to form the relevant questions. (Harder level) It is essential that pupils can ask questions (not just answer them). Regular practice of these question and answer sessions will allow them to get used to asking questions and be able to formulate further questions independently. CORRECTED AND UPLOADED
Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns. in French - a complete guide.
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Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns. in French - a complete guide.

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This PowerPoint introduces pupils to direct and indirect object pronouns in a step-by-step format (except y & en, as these feature as a separate resource). The slides contain grammar notes that pupils can note in their exercise books and use as a reference for all future work using these pronouns. The PowerPoint goes through all uses of direct object pronouns and then there are exercises to check comprehension, with answers. The PowerPoint then goes through indirect object pronouns in the same format. There are further exercises to ensure comprehension of using more than one pronoun in different situations. There is also a lengthy worksheet, which accompanies the PowerPoint (45 slides). This is a tried and tested method to ensure comprehension and check the ability to confidently form both direct and indirect object pronouns.
French GCSE 9 - 1 Specifications - Theme 3, Topic 4 - Jobs, career choices and ambitions.
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French GCSE 9 - 1 Specifications - Theme 3, Topic 4 - Jobs, career choices and ambitions.

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This covers the whole of Theme 3, Topic 2 – ‘Jobs, career choices and ambitions’. The PowerPoint is very lengthy (76 slides) and contains work for at least six or seven lessons. The PowerPoint is broken down into four sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are several different worksheets to accompany a broad range of exercises on the PowerPoint, as well as a transcript for the listening and answer sheets also appear on the PowerPoint. The exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; grammar exercises; a listening comprehension with different tasks; several reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations into English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks (foundation and higher); four role-play cards (foundation and higher); five photo cards for speaking activities and finally a whole range of questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.
The French Future Tense with Aller and The Simple Future - A Complete Guide.
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The French Future Tense with Aller and The Simple Future - A Complete Guide.

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This resource pack will ensure students have a full understanding of recognising and conjugating verbs in the future tenses. Each PowerPoint takes you through how to (1) form the future tense with ‘aller’ and (2) form the simple future tense on a step-by-step basis, all grammar notes could be copied into ex books. There are lots of follow on exercises to check comprehension and a reading comprehension in each. These Power Points have been put together after using the grammar notes on which they are based for many years. This is a way of ensuring pupils understand and can easily use these tenses. Each PowerPoint has an accompanying worksheet for all of the exercises.
French GCSE 9 - 1 Specifications Theme 1, Topic 1 – ‘me, my family and friends’.
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French GCSE 9 - 1 Specifications Theme 1, Topic 1 – ‘me, my family and friends’.

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This covers the whole of Theme 1, Topic 1 – ‘me, my family and friends’. The PowerPoint is very lengthy (61 slides) and contains work for at least six or seven lessons. The PowerPoint is broken down into four sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing 4) Speaking. There are several different worksheets to accompany exercises on the PowerPoint, as well as a transcript for the listening and answers on the Powerpoint. The exercises include: reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations into English and into French; a listening comprehension with differentiated tasks; verb and tenses exercises; grammar identification exercises; vocabulary match-ups; photo stimuli for written tasks; two writing tasks (higher and foundation); two role-play cards (foundation and higher); five photo cards for speaking activities and finally questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam. This could be used over several lessons to introduce this topic or revise it. UPDATED MAY17
French 9 - 1  GCSE Speaking Exam Photo Cards
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French 9 - 1 GCSE Speaking Exam Photo Cards

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Based on the new specifications of exam boards for French GCSE, I have produced 40 different photo cards, all have 5 questions and are a range of questions to cover both foundation and higher tiers. The cards cover all 3 themes and all sub-themes. The questions are based on information from several exam boards. The assessment criteria for AQA, Edexcel and WJEC are included on the mark schemes document.
French – Describing People – Physical Descriptions & Characteristics.
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French – Describing People – Physical Descriptions & Characteristics.

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This is a set of resources to introduce describing others and oneself. There is a lengthy PowerPoint (79 slides) that goes through describing height, build, hair and eyes with reinforcement activities, match up activities, gap fills, translations and a reading comprehension. It then goes on to introduce 16 characteristics with listening activities, match ups, snake sentences and reading comprehensions. The final activity is the creation of a wanted poster for students to complete. There is an 8-page worksheet that accompanies the PowerPoint. These resources are enough for several lessons and start for the introduction through to pupils confidently using all of the new language, creating whole descriptions of themselves and others.
The Present Tense in French- Regular and Irregular Verbs - A Complete Guide.
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The Present Tense in French- Regular and Irregular Verbs - A Complete Guide.

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This resource will ensure your students have a full understanding of both regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, and that they will be able to form the present tense in French confidently and independently. This pack has two lengthy Power Points that explain in detail how to form the present tense of regular and irregular verbs. The first PowerPoint goes through in detail how to form the present tense of -er, -ir and -re verbs and the slides can be used as grammar notes for pupils to record in their books. Each section has a range of exercises to complete and there are final exercises to complete using all the three types of regular verbs. These exercises include transition exercises, important to start early on, ready for the new GCSE specifications. The irregular verbs PowerPoint follows a very similar format with exercises to complete, translation work and challenges. There are worksheets to accompany each PowerPoint. These presentations of the present tense follow a tried and tested method; ensuring pupils have a clear grasp of this tense.
Reflexive Verbs in the Present Tense in French - A Complete Guide.
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Reflexive Verbs in the Present Tense in French - A Complete Guide.

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This resource pack will ensure students have a full understanding of recognising and conjugating reflexive verbs in the present tense. The first PowerPoint introduces pupils to reflexives verbs, in the infinitive and then demonstrates how to form the present tense of reflexive verbs, using a step-by-step method. The slides contain grammar notes that students can note in their exercise books and use as a reference for all future work using these verbs. There are a range of exercises to complete, as well as a reading comprehension and a writing task. There is a worksheet that accompanies the PowerPoint. The second PowerPoint contains pictures of daily routine activities with the appropriate phrases, in the first person, and then moves on to tasks to complete using all subject pronouns with a wide range of reflexive verbs. This is a tried and tested method to ensure comprehension and the ability to confidently form the present tense with reflexive verbs.
The pluperfect Tense / Le plus que parfait in French - a complete guide..
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The pluperfect Tense / Le plus que parfait in French - a complete guide..

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This resource is a comprehensive pack to ensure students can understand and successfully form the pluperfect tense. There are two lengthy Power Points, which will take several lessons in order for pupils to grasp and successfully conjugate the pluperfect tense of avoir verbs, both regular and irregular, as well as all être verbs, including reflexives. The Power Points can be used for pupils to use or copy to form accurate grammar/ resource notes in their books, which they can then refer back to when working individually to form this tense. On each PowerPoint there are lots of exercises for pupils to complete to check comprehension. The exercises are mainly translation, which are in line with the new GCSE specifications. There are worksheets to accompany each PowerPoint. There is also a further worksheet to complete after the two Power Points and this is aimed at higher tier students.
French GCSE 9 - 1 Specifications - Translations into French and English.
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French GCSE 9 - 1 Specifications - Translations into French and English.

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This document is in the format of worksheets/ a booklet that can be given to all GCSE students. It is broken down into themes and then into the topics within each theme. For each topic there are translation exercises both into English, as on the Reading Exams and into French, as the Writing Exams. It is 36 pages in length and contains 120 translations of varying lengths and levels of challenge. The translations have been created carefully and are in line with exam board exemplar materials. This could be used by pupils at the end of teaching each topic/ sub-theme in order to test/ check understanding and to practise translation skills or used for wider translation purposes.
French GCSE (9 - 1) Theme 2 – Topic 1 - Home, town, neighbourhood and region.
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French GCSE (9 - 1) Theme 2 – Topic 1 - Home, town, neighbourhood and region.

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French New GCSE Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest, Topic 1 - Home, town, neighbourhood and region. This covers the whole of Theme 2, Topic 1. The PowerPoint is very lengthy (69 slides) and contains work for certainly six or seven lessons. The PowerPoint is broken down into four sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are several different worksheets to accompany exercises on the PowerPoint, as well as a transcript for the listening and answer sheets also appear on the PowerPoint. The exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; verb and tenses exercises; grammatical terms exercise; a listening comprehension with different tasks; several reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations in English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks (foundation and higher); four role-play cards (foundation and higher); five photo cards for speaking activities and finally questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.
French GCSE – Higher Tier - French Literature – Reading Comprehensions.
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French GCSE – Higher Tier - French Literature – Reading Comprehensions.

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As part of the new specifications for GCSE, students will have extracts from literary texts to answer questions about in the reading comprehension exams. This set of resources has extracts from 5 well known books with different activities to do on each of them. The resources are firstly presented on a PowerPoint, with all texts and questions appearing on the slides, as well as answers to the given activities. They also appear as 5 accompanying worksheets, which can be used independently and individually. Activities include: matching vocabulary, questions in French, questions in English, find the French from the text, multiple choice questions (in French and English), gap-fills and true or false. This is aimed at higher tier students.
The  Imperfect Tense/ l'imparfait in French - A Complete Guide.
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The Imperfect Tense/ l'imparfait in French - A Complete Guide.

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The first Power Point gives a step-by-step guide to understanding and forming the imperfect tense. The PowerPoint can be used for pupils to makes notes from in order to form accurate grammar/ resource notes in their books, which they can then refer back to when working individually to form the imperfect tense. On the PowerPoint, there is a whole range of different exercises to complete to allow lots of practice and also to check comprehension. The second PowerPoint is to show the use of both perfect and imperfect tense verbs in the same sentences and texts. Again, there are lots of exercises for pupils to complete to check comprehension and there is a worksheet to accompany the PowerPoint. The exercises on both Power Points include translation and photo cards to describe, which are in line with the new GCSE specifications.
Pets in French.
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Pets in French.

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This resource introduces 14 pets with a range of practice activities. It introduces the question ‘As-tu un animal?’ and a range of possible answers. There are pair work speaking activities, reading activities and writing activities, all based on the pets. A word search also accompanies the PowerPoint.
Pets in German.
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Pets in German.

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This resource introduces 14 pets with a range of practice activities. It introduces the question ‘Hast du ein Haustier?��� and a range of possible answers. There are tables to show the plural forms of the pets and a slide to show the use of the accusative form with Ich habe…. There are pair work speaking activities, reading activities and writing activities, all based on the pets. A word search also accompanies the PowerPoint (56 slides).