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Ciao ! I'm an italian-born teacher of Mfl and polyglot currently working in the UK. I enjoy visiting new places, reading books, learning new languages and living a simple lifestyle. Here in the Mediterranean corner you'll mainly find resources focused on Spanish, French and Italian. I hope it will be useful!

Ciao ! I'm an italian-born teacher of Mfl and polyglot currently working in the UK. I enjoy visiting new places, reading books, learning new languages and living a simple lifestyle. Here in the Mediterranean corner you'll mainly find resources focused on Spanish, French and Italian. I hope it will be useful!
The Big Fat French Culture quiz
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The Big Fat French Culture quiz

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Culture quiz with 40 questions total divided up in four rounds (French Geography, Paris, Food, People and Culture). Useful as an end of year activity, a house competition or for taster French days/ activities. Questions will suit year 7 and year 8. Best way to play it is in teams, groups answer on paper and the answers are marked by another team. Answers are provided round by round.
The Big Fat Spanish Culture Quiz
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The Big Fat Spanish Culture Quiz

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Culture quiz with 40 questions total divided up in four rounds (Spanish Geography, Spanish landmarks, Food, People and Culture). Useful as an end of year activity, a house competition or for taster Spanish days/ activities. Questions will suit year 7 and year 8. Best way to play it is in teams, groups answer on paper and the answers are marked by another team. It can easily take an hour to finish it at a slow pace, about 45 minutes if going fast. Answers are provided round by round.
Year 8 worksheets French- holidays
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Year 8 worksheets French- holidays

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Pack of worksheets for a year 8 French class, for a total of 31 activities in reading and writing. All activities are about holidays as a topic. The worksheets cover present, past and future tenses with a selection of vocab. Each section includes vocab at the beginning, for student help. This way, the resource can be used with classes of different abilities. The document is 22 pages long ( 11 if double sided ) and includes space for students to write, where relevant. The resource is best used as cover work. Answers are provided on a separate document. Topics in detail: countries means of transport accommodation free time activities in the present tense free time activities in the past tense free time activities in the future tense. Attached are both documents as PDF and also as a Word file, so that you can pick and mix the activities you want students to do. This is in case you want them just to do certain activities without following the order on the document.
Year 9 French  food worksheets
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Year 9 French food worksheets

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Pack of worksheets for a year 9 French class, for a total of 31 activities in reading and writing. All activities are about food as a topic. Each section includes vocab and grammar at the beginning, for student help. This way, the resource can be used with classes of different abilities. The document is 23 pages long ( 11 if double sided ) and includes space for students to write, where relevant. The resource is best used as cover work for a middle mixed/higher mixed class. Answers are provided on a separate document. Topics in detail: foods - foods in the plural form meals comparisons between foods foods and past tense -activities on what we ate and drank foods and future tense- what what we will eat and drink Attached are both documents as PDF and also as a Word file, so that you can pick and mix the activities you want students to do. This is in case you want them just to do certain activities without following the order on the document.
Year 7 French worksheets-greetings to numbers
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Year 7 French worksheets-greetings to numbers

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Pack of worksheets for a year 7 French class. 13 pages of activities (6 sheets double sided and 1 one sided) on basic vocab, with help included. Answers provided. Ideal to use as a cover work, should last at least for two lessons depending on the speed the students work at. Students can pick which exercises they want to do first and they can take their own time with it. Exercises go to basic to more challenging to accommodate different levels of ability. topics in detail: -greetings -feelings (e.g. I am tired) -months of the year numbers 1 to 31 writing about basic details (age, birthday, feeling)
Insights in Italian, mfl club
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Insights in Italian, mfl club

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Lesson for year 8s or 9s who already study French or Spanish, ideal as a one -off enrichment lesson or for an after school mfl club. Useful to have year 8s understand that from one language they can get to another, also using different strategies (similarity to Spanish/French, context, common sense) to work out meaning.
Spanish worksheets - basics -numbers-age
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Spanish worksheets - basics -numbers-age

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Pack of worksheets for a year 7 Spanish class. 12 pages of activities (6 sheets double sided) on basic vocab, with help included. Answers provided on separate document. Ideal to use as a cover work, should last at least for two lessons depending on the speed the students work at. Students can pick which exercises they want to do first and they can take their own time with it. Exercises go to basic to more challenging to accommodate different levels of ability. topics in detail: -greetings -feelings (e.g. I am tired) -months of the year numbers 1 to 31 writing about basic details (age, birthday, feeling)
The Big Fat Italian Culture quiz
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The Big Fat Italian Culture quiz

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Culture quiz with 40 questions total divided up in four rounds (Italian Geography, Rome, Food, People and Culture). Useful for taster Italian activities of for starting classes of Italian. Questions will suit year 7 and year 8. Best way to play it is in teams, groups answer on paper and the answers are marked by another team. Answers are provided round by round.
European Day of Languages - House quiz
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European Day of Languages - House quiz

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This is a House Quiz I’ve used for the European Day of Languages - can be adapted for specific setting. Comes with answer sheet for ease of marking. I have also attached separately the audio files in the ppt. In case there are compatibility issues, this way they can be re- inserted in the ppt.
Se Dio Vuole- Italian film - activity booklet
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Se Dio Vuole- Italian film - activity booklet

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This is a resource I created whilst teaching Italian in Australia. It is a 34 pages long activity booklet to go with the Italian film “Se Dio Vuole” - “God Willing”. It would suit A Level students as the booklet is fully in Italian and deals with cultural topics, high level grammar topics - present conditional, past conditional for example - and has comprehension activities to go with different snippets of the film, as you progress through it. Each activity will have answers at the end of the booklet and also transcript where relevant. You can print as a booklet.
Black History Month in France -KS4
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Black History Month in France -KS4

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A set of activities I usually use with KS4 - mostly year 10 - in October for Black History Month. It can easily cover 2 lessons if not 3. Lesson 1 - information (in English) about Black History Month and why it is not celebrated in France - suitable for class discussion, comprehension questions at the end of the text . Group work can then be set - researching info about important French black people. Alternatively, you can set the research for homework. Lesson 2 - all in French -interview with Kylian Mbappe - comprehension questions and revision of to be/ to have in the present tense. Revision of vocab about family and physical descriptions.
Year 9 Italian writing support mat
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Year 9 Italian writing support mat

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This is a mat I use with Year 9s in Italian, above all for writing activities in class - not tests-. I have a couple of copies per table, they are printed out as an A3 and laminated so I can use them for the whole academic year. This way they can look back to the content they need if they don’t remember words from year 7 and 8. In the booklets we currently use, there is no such support, hence why an extra help mat. I use this mostly in lower ability classes. If they don’t remember something I just need to tell them we’ve done that word in year 7 and the word category or the topic -adjective, key verb, means of transport…- I have uploaded both the Pdf version and the Word document version in case you want to adapt it. The Tes preview is not the best but everything is well laid out in the documents.
Year 9 Spanish previous learning mat
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Year 9 Spanish previous learning mat

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This is a mat I use with Year 9s in Spanish, above all for writing activities in class - not tests-. I have a couple of copies per table, they are printed out as an A3 and laminated so I can use them for the whole academic year. This way they can look back to the content they need if they don’t remember words from year 7 and 8. In the booklets we currently use, there is no such support, hence why an extra help mat. I use this mostly in lower ability classes. If they don’t remember something I just need to tell them we’ve done that word in year 7 and the word category or the topic -adjective, key verb, means of transport…- I have uploaded both the Pdf version and the Word document version in case you want to adapt it. The Tes preview is not the best but everything is well laid out in the documents.
Year 9 French previous learning mat
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Year 9 French previous learning mat

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This is a mat I use with Year 9s in French, above all for writing activities in class - not tests-. I have a couple of copies per table, they are printed out as an A3 and laminated so I can use them for the whole academic year. This way they can look back to the content they need if they don’t remember words from year 7 and 8. In the booklets we currently use, there is no such support, hence why an extra help mat. I use this mostly in lower ability classes. If they don’t remember something I just need to tell them we’ve done that word in year 7 and the word category or the topic -adjective, key verb, means of transport…- I have uploaded both the Pdf version and the Word document version in case you want to adapt it. The Tes preview is not the best but on the documents everything is well laid out.
Year 7/8 Christmas resources -French
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Year 7/8 Christmas resources -French

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A series of activities that will suit best a year 7 class in French, can also work for year 8. I have used some of the activities but not all of them. If you do them all, it will easily take more than two hours, so I recommend picking and choosing the activities. The resource includes: quiz - about 20 questions - on Christmas in France full explanation (in English) of Christmas traditions in France match up basic vocab related to Christmas English/French * splat speaking activity - who killed Santa? Christmas wordsearch Christmas crosswords template to create their own Christmas wishlist in French The Powerpoint includes all activities and attached are also the worksheets, in Word and Pdf format. Answer key, where relevant, is also attached on a separate work document.