A 4 page pdf document based on the ‘journal intime’/French diary writing. This writing task comes up in Irish Leaving Cert Exams, (OL and HL). This handout introduces students to the diary and lays out some useful phrases which can be used in most diaries e.g. Beginnings, endings, positive feelings, negative feelings and extra vocab. Also includes a note on examiner’s report (2016).
This is a very comprehensive and well structured vocabulary booklet for Junior Cert or Leaving Cert/GCSE French. It has 27 pages in total.
All topics needed for the Junior Cert are covered (from days of the week, to food, directions, pastimes, animals etc…). Each unit of vocab is presented in a grid over one/two pages. The French words are written in in black and the English translations are written in in a different colour for each topic. Also includes a full page of useful verbs in the first person ‘je’ in the present, past and future tense. The key ‘je’ verbs for ordinary level French are highlighted but can of course, be amended.
The booklet can be printed and put together to suit your preferences/class needs. This is a very easy and clear way of presenting or revising vocab and serves extremely helpful to the students.
*For the same booklet, without the English translations, see ‘My Shop’.
A 22 slide PPT which outlines when to use the present tense, how to conjugate regular ER, IR and RE verbs and gives a list of most common regular ER/IR/RE and irregular verbs. Comes ready to use with animations and transitions. Perfect for revision or initial teaching if taken section by section.
9 PPTs and a word doc activity. All based on OS maps. This is everything I cover with 1st year students (Year 7).
A 13 slide PPT introducing OS maps, scale, the legend etc…
A word document ‘Cops and Robbers’ Activity to get students using the legend
A 16 slide PPT on measuring distance (Straight line & Curved Line). Include 2 YouTube links to online demonstrations.
A 9 slide PPT on 4 figure grid references
An 8 slide PPT on 6 figure grid references
A 10 slide PPT on height on an OS map (colour, contour lines, sport heights, triangulation pillar)
An 11 slide PPT on slope on an OS map (even slope, concave slope, convex slope)
A 5 slide PPT on direction (N, S, E, W)
A 13 slide PPT on sketching an OS map (Manageable, step-by-step guide with visual aids)
An 8 slide PPT on reading the landscape on an OS map (relief, drainage and human landscape)
Each PPT is colourful and well-laid out with transitions and animations already done. Lots of images & extracts of OS maps used as visual aids. Some PPTs contain ‘to do’ and ‘homework’ slides. These refer to the EDCO book ‘Geoplanet’ but can be changed to suit the book you use in your own class.
*For More Geography resources and similar PPTs, see ‘My Shop’ .
A PPT used for preparation for the French oral exam. Presented in a clear and colorful way. Questions and answers included. Can be used for ordinary level students and can easily be supplemented for higher level students.
Complete vocabulary booklet for ordinary level senior students.
Easy to use and well structured. It has 31 pages in total. All topics needed for the Leaving Cert are covered, from basics like the days of the week, food, directions, pastimes, holidays and animals etc… to more difficult topics like social problems.
Each unit of vocab is presented in a grid over one /two pages. The French words are written in and there is room for the student to write in the English translation. Also includes a full page of useful verbs in the first person ‘je’ in the present, past and future tense.
The pages are numbered for easy direction in class.
*For a vocab booklet for Junior Cycle students or for a booklet with French and English words written in, see ‘My Shop’.
A 21 slide PPT based on Fold mountains. Suitable for 1st year students. Includes embedded video clips, key words and images/diagrams. There are some ‘to do’ and ‘homework’ slides which can be amended to suit the textbook, workbook or worksheet(s) you use yourself. The textbook and workbook we use is ‘Geography in Action’.
For more on Plate tectonics or for a bundle including this PPT, see ‘My Shop’.
Detailed notes based on 'le formulaire'/filling in an application form- which appears in the Ordinary Level Leaving Cert exam.
Includes notes on short and long questions and also translations of key question words.
A notes handout based on the post card. Aimed at ordinary level leaving cert students. Includes lots of useful phrases for all aspects of postcard - when/how you arrived, weather, accommodation, food, feelings, activities etc…
Activities are set out under three headings - Present, Past and Future.
There is also a sample postcard.
For a similar but less detailed handout on the postcard for Junior Cert students, see My Shop.
A 27 slide PPT on Francophone countries and French in the world. Here I’ve pieced together some stuff I’ve gotten for free on TES with some of my own stuff to make a short unit suitable for my Transition Year class.
Can be used as a whole lesson/set of lessons on ‘La Francophonie’. Includes hyperlinks to two YouTube clips on which two tasks are based. Also includes other short activities to keep the students engaged.
An activity and worksheet based on Stromae’s song Papaoutai.
Firstly, there is a listening activity where the lyrics are laminated and cut up into small chunks of text. Students work together in groups to listen to the song and re-order the lyrics correctly. Differentiation can be facilitated through the specific creation of groups here. Usually students need to here the song twice but of course, it can be played again if needed.
This listening task is followed with the worksheet which takes a closer look at the lyrics. Students are asked to find different types of words/grammar in the text (e.g. an infinitive verb, an adverb, a possessive adjective etc…), then have to catagorize positive and negative adjectives and finally have to translate some potentially new words from the lyrics.
The lyrics are also attached so that students have a copy each to analyze but the laminated lyrics can also be used and worksheet can be completed in a group.
For a complete study on Stromae with five separate activities/resources, see My Shop
A short 9 slide PPT explaining articles; The definite article, the indefinite article and the partitive article. Can be used to initially introduce the basic articles or can be used with an older class to revise.
5 PPTs based on Aerial Photographs;
1. An introduction to the different types of aerial photos and an explanation on locating features on aerial photos
2. sketching Aerial photos
3. Settlement on aerial photos
4. Colour on aerial photos/determining land use/determining time of year
5. Economic activities on aerial photos
A worksheet based on Belgian singer/songwriter Angele.
The worksheet begins with a short comprehension followed by English questions. This gives an overview of her life and how she got into music.
Second exercise is based on her song ‘Tout Oublier’. Students must watch the music video and put the images from the video in the correct order.
Finally, there are selected words from the lyrics of the song and students must catagorize the words e.g. an adverb, a past participle, an infinitive verb etc…
I use this resource with my TY classes as Angele is very current. Beware… Some of her music is explicit! Song chosen is OK for class.
For more worksheets and activities on French music and film, see My Shop
A 4 page word document based on email writing in French. Introduces email writing and lays out lots of useful phrases for tackling this kind of question. Phrases include a variety of tenses and are well laid out under headings. Also includes a sample email.
A gapfill exercise on the subject of TikTok and it’s popularity. Once gapfill is completed, students can use the text as a comprehension and answer the comprehension questions in English. This is followed by a grammar exercise where students must find different types of words in the text.
Once complete and corrected, the text can be used as notes for opinon pieces on technology/social media.
A grid which contains the most important verbs for Junior Cert (GSCE level) French in the infinitive, present, past and future tense. Very useful for students of any age/level/class. My students love it and it's their 'go to' resource for all written exercises.
A must have resource for teaching French!
A 2 page handout on postcard writing in French. Well laid out and easy to follow. Different key phrases are laid out under headings e.g. accommodation, weather, present tense activities, past tense activities etc... A go-to handout for postcard writing. Perfect for Irish junior cert higher level and can easily be amended for ordinary level too.
2 separate word documents- one based on cyber-bullying and the other on social networking (for and against). Each handout has some useful phrases that advanced French students could use in opinion/reaction tasks. The handouts used a variety of tenses and expressions.