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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

French GCSE A Complete Guide to Theme 1, Topic 4 – Customs & festivals in French-speaking countries

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.
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French GCSE New Specifications A Complete Guide to Theme 3  Topics 1- 4.

French GCSE New Specifications A Complete Guide to Theme 3 Topics 1- 4.

This is a must to cover the whole of Theme 3 Current and future study and employment, Topics 1- 4. The work contained in this large bundle is enough for at least a complete half term. The bundle contains lengthy Power Points for each topic/ sub-theme. The Power Points are broken down into sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are a large number of different worksheets to accompany exercises on the Power Points; and transcripts for the listening activities as well as answers for the activities. The wide range of exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; verb and tenses exercises; listening comprehensions with different tasks; numerous reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations into English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks; role-play cards (foundation and higher); photo cards for speaking activities and questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.
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A Complete Guide to the French GCSE New Specifications - Themes 1-3, All Topics.

A Complete Guide to the French GCSE New Specifications - Themes 1-3, All Topics.

This bundle covers all 3 themes and is broken down into all 12 topics of the new GCSE specifications, which are all sold separately. The work contained in this huge bundle is enough for two or three terms. The bundle contains lengthy Power Points for each topic/ sub-theme. For each of the 12 topics there is: a Power Points are broken down into sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are a large number of different worksheets to accompany exercises on the Power Points; and transcripts for the listening activities as well as answers for the activities. The wide range of exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; verb and tenses exercises; listening comprehensions with different tasks; numerous reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations into English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks; role-play cards (foundation and higher); photo cards for speaking activities and questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.
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French GCSE A Complete Guide to Theme 1, Topic 4 – Customs & festivals in French-speaking countries

French GCSE A Complete Guide to Theme 1, Topic 4 – Customs & festivals in French-speaking countries

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.
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GCSE German Photo Cards, General conversation, Translations, Exam Rubrics.

GCSE German Photo Cards, General conversation, Translations, Exam Rubrics.

German GCSE New Specifications – Speaking Exam – Photo Cards, General Conversation, Reading Exam -Translations, Exam Rubrics. This is a bundle of 4 large resources: 1. A booklet that can be given to all GCSE students, containing in total 60 translations of varying lengths and levels of challenge. The translations have been created carefully and are in line with exam board exemplar materials. 2. Based on the new specifications of exam boards for German GCSE, there are 40 different photo cards, all have 5 questions. The range of questions covers both foundation and higher tiers. The cards cover all 3 themes and all topics/sub-themes. 3. This is a booklet that can be printed for each student and contains over 150 general conversation questions. These questions have put together by researching all exam boards specifications and example materials. The questions are in themes are also broken down into topics/ sub-themes. Within each set of questions in a sub-theme, they have be classified into tenses so that pupils can be clear of the tense they need to use to answer the relevant question. 4. For the new GCSE exams, pupils will be expected to understand all German exam rubrics. This PowerPoint goes through all rubrics needed, starting with understanding the main verbs, commonly used words and then through to whole instructions in German. There are plenty of exercises for pupils to complete and a worksheet that accompanies the PowerPoint.
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French – Conversation Cards – Questions and Answers.

French – Conversation Cards – Questions and Answers.

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
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French New GCSE Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas Topic 2 - Social Issues

French New GCSE Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas Topic 2 - Social Issues

This covers the whole of Theme 2, Topic 2 – ‘Social Issues’. The PowerPoint is very lengthy (68 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 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; 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.
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French GCSE New Specifications - Translations into French and English.

French GCSE New Specifications - Translations into French and English.

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.
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French GCSE New Specifications - Role Plays - Theme 2.

French GCSE New Specifications - Role Plays - Theme 2.

This is a set of 30 role-plays in a printable format to use for mock/ preparation/ class practice for speaking exams. These are all based on Theme 2 – Local, national international and global areas of interest. They have been compiled by studying exemplar materials given by all exam boards. There are 15 foundation tier and 15 higher tier role-plays. There is a teacher’s pack for each set of role-plays, giving the teacher’s part for each conversation. There are also two Power Points, one for the foundation role-plays, one for the higher set. Each PowerPoint starts with an explanation of the role play section of the exam and then shows each role play card, followed by showing the (!) unknown question so that students can also prepare for that/ start to predict what the unknown question could be.
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New Specifications French GCSE Speaking Exam Photo Cards

New Specifications French GCSE Speaking Exam Photo Cards

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.
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A Complete Guide to the French GCSE New Specifications - Themes 1-3, All Topics.

A Complete Guide to the French GCSE New Specifications - Themes 1-3, All Topics.

This bundle covers all 3 themes and is broken down into all 12 topics of the new GCSE specifications, which are all sold separately. The work contained in this huge bundle is enough for two or three terms. The bundle contains lengthy Power Points for each topic/ sub-theme. For each of the 12 topics there is: a Power Points are broken down into sections: 1) Grammar; 2) Listening; 3) Reading and Writing; and 4) Speaking. There are a large number of different worksheets to accompany exercises on the Power Points; and transcripts for the listening activities as well as answers for the activities. The wide range of exercises include: vocabulary match-ups; verb and tenses exercises; listening comprehensions with different tasks; numerous reading comprehensions with different types of exercises to complete; translations into English and into French; photo stimuli for written tasks; blog writing tasks; role-play cards (foundation and higher); photo cards for speaking activities and questions related to the general conversation section of the speaking exam.
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French GCSE New Specifications - Role Plays - Theme 1.

French GCSE New Specifications - Role Plays - Theme 1.

This is a set of 30 role-plays in a printable format to use for mock/ preparation/ class practice for speaking exams. These are all based on Theme 1 – Identity and Culture and have been compiled by studying exemplar materials given by all exam boards. There are 15 foundation tier and 15 higher tier role-plays. There is a teacher’s pack for each set of role-plays, giving the teacher’s part for each conversation. There are also two PowerPoints, one for the foundation role-plays, one for the higher set. Each PowerPoint starts with an explanation of the role play section of the exam and then shows each role play card, followed by showing the (!) unknown question so that students can also prepare for that/ start to predict what the unknown question could be.
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German GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam - General Conversation.

German GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam - General Conversation.

This is a booklet that can be printed for each student and contains over 150 general conversation questions. These questions have put together by researching all exam boards specifications and example materials. The questions are in themes are also broken down into sub-themes. Within each set of questions in a sub-theme, they have been classified into tenses so that pupils can be clear of the tense they need to use to answer the relevant question. These can form the basis of regular classroom practice for the speaking exam and if pupils are confident with these questions, they will also be able to answer many of the questions that will form part of the photo card section of the exam.
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French GCSE New Specifications - Role Plays - Theme 3.

French GCSE New Specifications - Role Plays - Theme 3.

This is a set of 30 role-plays in a printable format to use for mock/ preparation/ class practice for speaking exams. These are all based on Theme 3 – Current and Future Study and Employment. They have been compiled by studying exemplar materials given by all exam boards. There are 15 foundation tier and 15 higher tier role-plays. There is a teacher’s pack for each set of role-plays, giving the teacher’s part for each conversation. There are also two Power Points, one for the foundation role-plays, one for the higher set. Each PowerPoint starts with an explanation of the role play section of the exam and then shows each role play card, followed by showing the (!) unknown question so that students can also prepare for that/ start to predict what the unknown question could be.
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French New GCSE Theme 2 – Topic 1 - Home, town, neighbourhood and region.

French New GCSE Theme 2 – Topic 1 - Home, town, neighbourhood and region.

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.
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Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns. in French - a complete guide.

Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns. in French - a complete guide.

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.
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German GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam Photo Cards.

German GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam Photo Cards.

Based on the new specifications of exam boards for German GCSE, I have produced 40 different photo cards, all have 5 questions. The range of questions covers both foundation and higher tiers. The cards cover all 3 themes and all sub-themes. The questions are based on information/ specifications/ sample materials from several exam boards. They can be used over many lessons for practising this part of the exam and/or as part of mock exams.
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French – Food & Drink - A Complete Pack.

French – Food & Drink - A Complete Pack.

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.
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French – Years 8 or 9 Magazine Project - ideal for the end of term.

French – Years 8 or 9 Magazine Project - ideal for the end of term.

This is a fun, creative project for students of all ability ranges. It is a great project for pupils in years 8 or 9 and takes 2 – 3 weeks to complete. Pupils work in pairs or small groups to make their own French magazine. The PowerPoint goes through the different types of magazines pupils could create (fashion, sport, tech, healthy lifestyle, music, travel) and explains in a step-by-step format the different features each magazine should include. Example and ideas of features/ articles to include are also given. The PowerPoint is a complete introduction to pupils for the creative work they will be doing, in the form of a magazine, and there is also a worksheet to print for each group to keep to guide them through everything they should include. It is ideal to do at the end of term as it allows pupils to work independently from the teacher; practise the French they have learnt; and they really enjoy this creative task.
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The Negative in French with the Perfect Tense/ le passé composé.

The Negative in French with the Perfect Tense/ le passé composé.

This pack has two PowerPoints that explain how to put past perfect tense verbs in to the negative form. The first PowerPoint goes through forming the negative with n'/ne and pas for all verbs except reflexives. It then goes on to introduce ne ... rien/ jamais/plus/que. Each section has a range of exercises to complete and there is a worksheet to accompany the PowerPoint. These exercises include a reading comprehension and transition exercises, important to start early on, ready for the new GCSE specifications. The second PowerPoint follows a very similar format for reflexive perfect tense verbs and has exercises to complete. These presentations compliment my Complete Guide to Past Perfect Tense Verbs, following a tried and tested method.
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French GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam - General Conversation.

French GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam - General Conversation.

This is a booklet that can be printed for each student and contains approximately 200 general conversation questions. These questions have put together by researching all exam boards specifications and example materials. The questions are in themes are also broken down into sub-themes. Within each set of questions in a sub-theme, they have been classified into tenses so that pupils can be clear of the tense they need to use to answer the relevant question. These can form the basis of regular classroom practice for the speaking exam and if pupils are confident with these questions, they will also be able to answer many of the questions that will form part of the photo card section of the exam. UPDATED
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French – Describing People – Physical Descriptions & Characteristics.

French – Describing People – Physical Descriptions & Characteristics.

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.
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French GCSE New Specifications Theme 3 -  Topic 3 – Education Post-16

French GCSE New Specifications Theme 3 - Topic 3 – Education Post-16

This covers the whole of Theme 3, Current and future study and employment, Topic 3 – ‘Education post-16’. 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; 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); two 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.
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