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Der Besuch der Alten Dame - how to write an essay - sentence-builders
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Der Besuch der Alten Dame - how to write an essay - sentence-builders

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A really useful resource for showing students how to use formal essay language to get their point across in A Level German essays. This is the hardest element of the new A Level - both to teach and for students to do themselves. This resource provides a crucial stepping stone between knowing the work of literature really well, and constructing a sound answer in essay form. To use each sentence-builder, simply choose an option from each box moving from left to right. Ideas for use by students: orally, give students English sentences to translate into German (stick to options given in full in the tables to familiarise them with what they contain) write short paragraphs in English mixing simple sentences stating events with sentences built from the sentence-builders - students then translate into English. give students a target when writing an essay to include a certain number of sentences (e.g. 5) made from the sentence-builders. On their subsequent essay encourage them to use the sentence-builders but to choose different verbs (i.e. if they used betont, behauptet, gezeigt, illustriert, tell them these ones are now banned, which should encourage more advanced verbs like darauf hingewiesen, vermittelt.
A Level German: improve essays using synonyms
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A Level German: improve essays using synonyms

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Do your students’ essays tend to repetitive? Would you like to broaden their vocabulary and increase the variety of their essay language at the same time? This double-sided resource will help students to do just that. By using it they will be able to avoid repetition of key phrases and increase variety in their language when writing essays about literature/plays/films for A Level German (2016 spec - all exam boards). Format: alternatives are suggested for three common sentence structures which are often overused. On the reverse side are some worked examples. The language here can be used in all essays on any play/film/work of literature and will help boost students’ language marks with minimal effort. This handout is ready to print and hand to students. It could form the basis of a lesson, or be an independent task students use to reflect and improve on their own essays.
KS3 French Studio 1 Mes Passetemps Revision
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KS3 French Studio 1 Mes Passetemps Revision

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When I taught this topic (Module 3 from Studio 1) I used a sentence builder at some point in each lesson to demonstrate the relevant language point. For revision I put them all together to remind the students of their learning. Great for a variety of games: Guess my sentence, translation into French, hands-down questioning (say an English sentence, turn the projector off after 3 seconds, and pupils give an answer from memory), the beep game ('beep' one element out - student guesses).
AQA A Level German Vocabulary Worksheets: Feste, Kunst und Architektur, Berliner Kulturleben
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AQA A Level German Vocabulary Worksheets: Feste, Kunst und Architektur, Berliner Kulturleben

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Three self-contained worksheets focusing on the most important vocabulary for the AQA A Level German Theme 2 (Artistic culture in the German-speaking world) topics: 4. Feste und Traditionen, 5. Kunst und Architektur, 6. Das Berliner Kulturleben damals und heute. For all worksheets there is a carefully selected vocabulary list, followed by four exercises to aid learning of this vocabulary. All 3 worksheets are included in editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf. If you like this resource, try the vocabulary worksheets for Themes 1, 3 and 4, or try the bundle of all four - feedback welcomed!
Edexcel A Level Vocabulary Worksheets: Immigration und die deutsche multikulturelle Gesellschaft
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Edexcel A Level Vocabulary Worksheets: Immigration und die deutsche multikulturelle Gesellschaft

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Three self-contained worksheets focusing on the most important vocabulary for the new Edexcel A Level German topics from Theme 3 (Immigration und die deutsche multikulturelle Gesellschaft): Die positive Auswirkung von Integration Die Herausforderungen von Immigration und Integration Die staatliche und soziale Reaktion zur Immigration Perfect for introducing the topics, as a quick lesson-starter, or as an independent/homework task. The same lists could be used to set a subsequent vocabulary test, and are an excellent starting point for more in-depth revision. Included in all worksheets is a carefully selected vocabulary list, followed by five exercises to aid learning of the vocabulary. The worksheets are included in editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf. Answers and ideas for further use of this vocabulary list are on the second page of each document. If you like this resource, spot any errors, or have any feedback as to how it might be improved, please let me know - worksheets for Edexcel A Level Themes 1 and 2 are already available, and Theme 4 is in progress!
AQA A Level German: Vocabulary worksheets - Familie; die digitale Welt; Jugendkultur
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AQA A Level German: Vocabulary worksheets - Familie; die digitale Welt; Jugendkultur

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Three self-contained worksheets focusing on the most important vocabulary for topics from Theme 1 of the AQA A Level German specification (Aspects of German-speaking Society): Familie im Wandel, die digitale Welt, Jugendkultur: Musik, Mode und Fernsehen. For all worksheets there is a selected vocabulary list, followed by four exercises to aid learning of this vocabulary. Both worksheets are included in editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf. If you like this resource, try the vocabulary for Themes 2, 3 and 4 too - feedback welcomed!
Edexcel A Level Vocabulary Worksheets: Die Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands
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Edexcel A Level Vocabulary Worksheets: Die Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands

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Three self-contained worksheets focusing on the most important vocabulary for the new Edexcel A Level German topics from Theme 4 (Die Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands): Die Gesellschaft in der DDR vor der Wiedervereinigung Ereignisse vor der Wiedervereinigung Deutschland seit der Wiedervereinigung Perfect for introducing the topics, as a quick lesson-starter, or as an independent/homework task. The same lists could be used to set a subsequent vocabulary test, and are an excellent starting point for more in-depth revision. Included in all worksheets is a carefully selected vocabulary list, followed by five exercises to aid learning of the vocabulary. The worksheets are included in editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf. Answers and ideas for further use of this vocabulary list are on the second page of each document. If you like this resource, spot any errors, or have any feedback as to how it might be improved, please let me know - worksheets for Edexcel A Level Themes 1, 2 and 3 are already available, and a bundle of all four is also available!
AQA A Level German Vocabulary worksheets - all topics
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AQA A Level German Vocabulary worksheets - all topics

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Contains worksheets for all four Themes (including all 12 topics) for AQA A Level German. Each worksheet contains a list of handpicked topical vocabulary, followed by four exercises aimed at familiarising students with this vocabulary. All worksheets are included in an easily editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf format. 29% saving on buying each pack individually!
Edexcel A Level Vocabulary Worksheets: all topics
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Edexcel A Level Vocabulary Worksheets: all topics

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Contains worksheets for all four Themes (including all 12 topics) for Edexcel A Level German. Each worksheet contains a list of handpicked topical vocabulary, followed by 4-5 exercises aimed at familiarising students with this vocabulary. Answers and further ideas for teaching are on the back. All worksheets are included in an easily editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf format. 38% saving on buying each pack individually!
AQA A Level German: Vocabulary worksheets - Einwanderung, Integration, Rassismus
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AQA A Level German: Vocabulary worksheets - Einwanderung, Integration, Rassismus

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Self-contained worksheet focusing on the most important vocabulary for the topics from AQA A Level German Theme 3 (Multiculturalism in German-speaking Society): 7. Einwanderung, 8. Integration, 9. Rassismus. The worksheets each contain a handpicked vocabulary list, followed by four exercises to aid learning of this vocabulary. Both worksheets are included in editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf. Suitable for a quick starter or revision activity, or to encourage students to find creative ways to learn vocabulary. If you like this resource, try the vocabulary worksheets for Themes 1, 2 and 4 too, or buy the bundle of all four - feedback welcomed!
KS4 German Charity Sporting Event starter
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KS4 German Charity Sporting Event starter

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I used this with a mixed Year 10 class in the final lesson before beginning a controlled assessment on a sporting event for charity. This activity introduces key phrases and structures, and also subtly gives some ideas as to how to have fun with your writing.
A Level German essay questions - all texts
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A Level German essay questions - all texts

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Using the freely available SAMs and past papers for 2017 and 2018, I have created this comprehensive list of essay questions on the literary texts/films set by AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas/WJEC. Use the filters at the top of each column (click the little downward arrow) to show only questions for the texts you teach, and you can easily create a list of past paper questions to give to students. This makes it easy for you to set essay tasks, and when the time comes, for students to complete their own revision essays. If you found this resource useful, please leave a comment - would you like me to create a version which includes the suggested content from the markschemes too?
KS3 French Studio 1 Mes reves (je voudrais +infinitif)
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KS3 French Studio 1 Mes reves (je voudrais +infinitif)

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Whole lesson based on the Studio 1 unit 'mes reves' on the structure 'je voudrais' + infinitive. One activity is omitted due to copyright - page and exercise reference is included for Studio 1 textbook. Features a sentence-builder and a multiple choice quiz to finish.
Edexcel A Level Vocabulary Worksheets: Musik, Medien, die Rolle von Festen und Traditionen
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Edexcel A Level Vocabulary Worksheets: Musik, Medien, die Rolle von Festen und Traditionen

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Three self-contained worksheets focusing on the most important vocabulary for the new Edexcel AS/A Level German topics from Theme 2 (Politische und künstlerische Kultur im deutschen Sprachraum): Musik Die Medien Die Rolle von Festen und Traditionen Perfect for introducing the topics, as a quick lesson-starter, or as an independent/homework task. The same lists could be used to set a subsequent vocabulary test, and are an excellent starting point for more in-depth revision. Included in all worksheets is a carefully selected vocabulary list, followed by five exercises to aid learning of the vocabulary. The worksheets are included in editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf. Answers and ideas for further use of this vocabulary list are on the second page of each document. If you like this resource, spot any errors, or have any feedback as to how it might be improved, please let me know - worksheets for Edexcel A Level Themes 3 and 4 are in progress!
GCSE German: Antonyms and Synonyms
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GCSE German: Antonyms and Synonyms

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This is a brilliant aspect of German to revise with your students ahead of their GCSE exams, or indeed to introduce at any point in the GCSE course. Resource contains: List of 32 pairs of opposite adjectives (e.g. hot/cold, happy/sad) split into 3 increasingly difficult blocks. These have been handpicked from the GCSE syllabus for AQA/Edexcel/CIE. List of 32 sets of synonymous words (e.g. brilliant/amazing/great, delicious/tasty) split into 3 increasingly difficult blocks. Some ideas of how these two lists might be integrated into your lessons and students’ independent revision. Set of 6 differentiated match-up activities based on the opposite adjective pairs. Set of 6 differentiated match-up activities based on the synonymous sets of words. Included is an easily printable .pdf as well as an editable .doc document. I hope this resource helps your students. Feedback is, as ever, welcomed!
AQA A Level German: Deutschland und EU, Politik und Jugend, Wiedervereinigung und Folgen
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AQA A Level German: Deutschland und EU, Politik und Jugend, Wiedervereinigung und Folgen

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Self-contained worksheet focusing on the most important vocabulary for the topics from AQA A Level German Theme 4 (Aspects of political life in the German-speaking World): 10. Deutschland und die EU, 11. Politik und die Jugend, 12. Die Wiedervereinigung und ihre Folgen. The worksheets each contain a handpicked vocabulary list, followed by four exercises to aid learning of this vocabulary. All worksheets are included in editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf. Suitable for a quick starter or revision activity, or to encourage students to find creative ways to learn vocabulary. If you like this resource, try the vocabulary worksheets for Themes 1, 2 and 3 too, or get the bundle of all four - feedback welcomed!
KS3 German: Das deutsche Schulsystem
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KS3 German: Das deutsche Schulsystem

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Pre-listening with keywords; predictive pre-listening task; listening (from Logo). 2nd task: video about school life. Leads to comparison between school systems and into speaking assessment preparation.