Pupils are given picture prompts with optional vocabulary on the reverse of the pictures. Those who need to can refer to the vocabulary during the task. Using the group talk structures, they are encouraged to have spontaneous conversations.
Group talk can be differentiated to allow all abilities to participate.
I normally use groups of 4 or 6 and set a time limit. Afterwards, I encourage reflective feedback and ask for examples of conversations.
I also use peer assessment sheets so that pupils can assess each other.
Can be used with any class, my year 7 class loved it. There is a higher ability power point that I used with year 9.
Print out A3 copies of the text and place outside the room. Use rules slide to explain expectations of the group. I have attached a timer to keep the pace of the task and to allow students to keep track of time.
Afterwards, you can use a mark scheme to check the sentences. I have also included a follow on text so that pupils can understand what they have been reading.
On the higher power point there is a writing mat which can be used as an extension task.
Can be altered for other MFL subjects or change the numbers to words or questions.
For Plouf- pupils have to get accross the river by jumping from one stone to another, saying the number as they go. If they hesitate they fall in and the class shout 'Plouf'
Pictures of weekly shopping in other countries. Pupils have to guess which countries they are and say what items they can see. I used this with a top set and asked them to pretend they were in one of the countries and say what they bought and ate last week and what they will buy and eat next week.