2 Starter slides. One is a trapdoor activity where pupils have to read out the sentences, guessing the word in each cloud. You should choose the words before the task and pupils guess what you have chosen.
Second slide, pupils make sentences from the words and then try to extend them using weil.
Before playing this, choose one word from the clouds and write it on a piece of paper.
One pupil starts to read out the sentence and when they arrive at the cloud they guess which response is correct (on your paper). If right, they continue but if they get it wrong then another pupil takes over. They must start from the beginning each time. This ensures that all pupils are focused.
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.
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.