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STEP 1 - Select French
STEP 2 - Select Vocabulary
STEP 3 - Select Advanced level
Any feedback would be more than welcome
First part of a booklet on talking about leisure in the present tense. 14 pages of activities including sentence builders, narrow reading, oral communicative drills and lots more drilling in jouer a / faire du + sport .
Vocab includes a wide range of nouns and adjectives, recycled and drilled in over and over again throughout the booklet across all four skills.
A wide range of activities suitable for KS4 and for able Year 9 groups (although parts of it can be used with less able groups too). For an online version of this go to: www.language-gym.com/work-outs/
A bunch of resources including oral activities + pre-communicative activities.
Although some of them are labelled as KS3 they are actually suitable for average KS4 groups, too as they are address a specific grammar point or were designed for very able year 9 groups
Another oral ping-pong translation
INSTRUCTIONS - The students work in pairs. They have a sheet with the same English sentences to translate into French, but Partner A has the translation of sentences 1 to10, whereas Partner B has the translation of sentences 11 to 20.
I call it 'Oral ping-pong translation' because they do it orally, Partner A challenging Partner B with a sentence and showing the correct answer to provide them with feedback and to award points (3 for perfect sentence, 2 for one mistake only, 1 if there are mistakes but at least the verb is correctly formed). I give them a time limit (10 minutes); when the time is up the person with the higher score wins. Best to have people of similar ability in each pair. Here is an example: I made for a very able year 11 of mine. Obviously the activity can be done in writing too.
As a follow-up, I get the students to make a note of the most serious mistakes they made in their books so that I have an idea of what their problem areas are. Differentiation opportunities are obvious: different sets of sheets for groups of different ability