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French resources for secondary
20 ways to celebrate European Day of Languages 26/09

20 ways to celebrate European Day of Languages 26/09

Not sure what to do to celebrate European Day of Languages? Having done it a few times, I have compiled my top 20 ideas for you, and even thrown in a Powerpoint presentation on the foreign origins of some words used in the English language, a short presentation I did in assembly. Enjoy!
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Ma valise - holidays

Ma valise - holidays

Perfect if you are teaching about summer holidays, this activity sheet has 3 exercises, each focusing on a different skill: writing (spelling practice with a list of holiday vocabulary), listening (gap fill with a song) and translation. It’s ideal for KS4 but would work with younger or older depending on ability.
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song lyrics with a twist (quiz)

song lyrics with a twist (quiz)

“N’arrête pas de croire, accroche-toi aux sentiments”…if you can do some basic French to English translation, then you will know which song those lyrics belong to! (but just to make sure, it was Journey with Don’t stop believing) Another fun, musical activity for your older or gifted and talented pupils to get their teeth stuck in. There are 20 famous song lyrics to translate, decipher and recognise. It’s always been a hit with my classes, and I hope your students will love it too. (Answers included on the second page)
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Main tenses practice (conjugaison)

Main tenses practice (conjugaison)

You need this! With over 20 pages of verb-based exercises, this comprehensive booklet covers the present, future, two past tenses (passé composé and imparfait) and the conditional mood. For each tense, you will find an explanation, tables with endings, irregular verbs and exceptions, followed by gap fill exercises and extension translation work for each tense. This booklet is ideal for KS4 but could easily be introduced in Y9 too. I also always ask my students to translate the 100+ sentences in the gap-fill tasks. Perfect companion to the GCSE course!
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Movie names

Movie names

This is a fun activity to introduce the topic of cinema, or to set your older students as an end of term treat! I’ve compiled a list of 30 super famous (mostly American) movies…but not under their original name, rather how they are known in France. Your students will have to use their knowledge to work out the original title.
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French oral questions for Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Higher

French oral questions for Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Higher

This booklet contains all of the 80 questions suggested by Edexcel in the back of their Studio Higher textbook. It is colour-coded to each unit and each question is translated into English. Pupils fill in their answers as they go throughout the course. It should save you a lot of time typing typical questions for each unit.
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French to English translation practice

French to English translation practice

40 sentences to translate from French to English, with suggested answers provided at the end. This is an ideal introduction to KS4 for your Y9s who will be continuing with French next year, or used as a revision tool during KS4. Most sentences are in the present tense and focus on vocabulary. They are organised into four main topics or strands: socialising, town and community, making choices and travelling abroad.
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a past holiday

a past holiday

Holiday Reading and Writing worksheet to discuss past and ideal holiday, based around a bank of positive and negative sentences.
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Kirikou

Kirikou

Worksheet with 12 questions in French to support watching Kirikou. This is ideal for Key Stage 3 but can be used for all ages.
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Name the room

Name the room

A quick, worksheet with four activities for beginner learners to reinforce learning the rooms in the house. First is a picture round, second is name the room where you would do the activity (simple sentences in French in the first person), then it’s anagrams and finally a vocabulary activity - get pupils thinking where they can find “un parapluie”, for example. Perfect to set as a homework, or simply to reinforce names of rooms during your lesson!
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French Calendar

French Calendar

Covering most French cultural events and celebrations, this document is the ideal handout for beginners. Written in English with some French, it details the main festivals pupils need to know about, and represents an excellent foundation for those who will continue with French studies at GCSE level. The second part of the document has two short activities to reinforce learning, and a link to a French website dedicated to young learners.
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holiday activities using nous + present tense

holiday activities using nous + present tense

I created this resource to support Y8 on their unit 5 in the Studio book. Starting with the very basic nous + present tense expressions, I made a table with more complex structures to show students how they can extend their sentences. This worksheet has a big match-up exercise and a writing task. Ideal for beginners. Covers the topic of typical holiday activities.
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near future practice

near future practice

Perfect as a follow-up homework or class work once you’ve introduced the near future, this worksheet has three comprehensive activities which really engage students in their learning: exercises include translation, jumbled-up sentences, colour-coding, time markers, and writing. Ideal for beginners , this worksheet also allows your more gifted students to use complex sentences in their writing.
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French Culture Quiz

French Culture Quiz

Ideal as an end of term treat for your secondary classes, this French culture quiz covers several topics from sport to geography among others. There are 30 questions altogether, all in English. Some of the quiz may be challenging for KS3 but will work perfectly for Years 10 to 13. Answers provided in the last page.
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What to revise for listening and reading GCSE exams

What to revise for listening and reading GCSE exams

A quick checklist to hand out when your charges start panicking about their exams, this resource will empower your students and help them focus on the things they need to know for their MFL listening and reading tests. It also offers a short list of ideas for extra revision resources.
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