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Twenty years as Spanish and French teacher, specialist in Latin American culture, particularly film and Literature. My resources are very creative and students find themselves developing curiosity about the culture as well as being challenged to take risks with the language. They are engaging for the teacher too and they will inject some fun in to your lessons if like me you like to be creative and encourage your students not to play it safe. They do link to assessment requirements too.

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Twenty years as Spanish and French teacher, specialist in Latin American culture, particularly film and Literature. My resources are very creative and students find themselves developing curiosity about the culture as well as being challenged to take risks with the language. They are engaging for the teacher too and they will inject some fun in to your lessons if like me you like to be creative and encourage your students not to play it safe. They do link to assessment requirements too.
Talking about where you live-describing the house
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Talking about where you live-describing the house

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More than one lessons worth for teaching how to describe home/bedroom. Students can then use to write about own house and create Ads to sell their dream home. I also get them to write a description of their dream bedroom because more creative-changing rooms idea. Properties in the sun is a challenge to get them using more interesting vocab. Silly points is someone else's game so thank you to whoever put that on TES- but I have made it in to describing home- Play with it so you can see why it is called silly points. Students absolutely love it and they work really hard on the tasks- You can adapt any way you like and at any level- so you can do things like -10 seconds to give me 10 words for....
The Nazca lines: KS3 Spanish lesson
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The Nazca lines: KS3 Spanish lesson

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I have a challenging Y9 Spanish group made up of all boys. I took them to the computer room and told them they were investigative reporters who were interested in the supernatural and the unexplained. They were then given this task sheet and I have never seen them so focussed. They all decided it was alien in origin and won't be persuaded otherwise, even when I told them about the severed heads.
Critica de cine
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Critica de cine

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Developed from Edexcel rojo activity on Pans Lab\n\nReading, adapting texts and then writing, watching extracts of the film and commenting.\n\nCould be a build up to an assessed piece of writing or speaking\n\nHistoria oficial is a Higher reading activity
que buena es la comida
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que buena es la comida

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I use this to get students in to the topic of food which can be a bit boring. I get them to prep their own answers, and then speed date to ask and answer with as many partners as possible. I am trying to get them to be more authentic in their responses to get those top marks in Speaking.
Expressing opinions about food with cultural twist
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Expressing opinions about food with cultural twist

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With the idea of interesting students in the culture behind the language this is expressing opinions about food whilst learning about food from Spain and Latin America. It gives a great opportunity for students to get their tongues round some great words and they will often enjoy giving opinions about foods they have never tried. It brings out and challenges their prejudices.\nKey focus on speaking and does challenge students on uses of gustar and other verbs for likes/dislikes + adjectival agreement- it does need differentiating.
la mode for listening skills
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la mode for listening skills

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Not particularly original but emphasis on developing listening skills so you might want to take a look. I have added the assessment that we do at the end of the unit so you can see what the listenings are leading up to. Not a brilliant test but you might find it useful and or infinitely adaptable. The peer listening activity where students adapt dialogue and then read it out to another pair for speaking and listening practice works well if set up right.
Daily routine for Y8 Spanish
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Daily routine for Y8 Spanish

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I think I've shared this before but this is a slimmer version for Y8 or Y9 beginners as opposed to GCSE. Aim to make doing routine and working with present tense a bit more fun by describing the day of a Vicky Pollard type character.
Bienvenidos al español-prep for GCSE
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Bienvenidos al español-prep for GCSE

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I've got a big class for GCSE Spanish in September and this is my attempt to get them to revise the basics before the start of the autumn term so we can hit the ground running.\nIf you were thinking of giving Y9 some Summer work in preparation for GCSE you might find this useful to use and or adapt.
Giving advice-relationships and health issues
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Giving advice-relationships and health issues

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I shared a lesson plan on giving advice with accompanying documents and then received a comment which made me have another look.\nThis is in fact the full lesson plan ppt that goes with those resources, sorry about the mistake.
Música para la isla desierta
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Música para la isla desierta

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An idea for a beginning of Y12 or Y13 icebreaker. Largely about speaking but can be used to do a grammar diagnostic. Based on Radio 4's desert island discs. Great fun to try and a good way to get to know the group and their confidence levels, is also music is a topic that has come up on Edexcel AS papers every year. Do let me know if you have tried something like this before and or if you try this one.
L'ange V le démon-making what you do in your free time my creative for Y7
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L'ange V le démon-making what you do in your free time my creative for Y7

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I have done this for Y9/Y10 before but not Y7. Just to get away from same old same old- getting them to learn how to describe the weekend of a teenager from hell V the Saturday of a good two shoes- so I always leave the toilet seat up and shut myself in my room instead of I play football and I watch TV. Or I always go to the supermarket with mummy and I do my homework the minute I wake up. It isn't that much more difficult actually and they respond well to it.I've just added some conventional matching tasks on end-nothing new but good cover.
adding challenge to adjectives of personality
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adding challenge to adjectives of personality

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They say they are making it harder to get those top grades so here is a way to make even teaching something reasonably straight forward like adjectives of personality a little more A*- or indeed 1 as it will be in a few years apparently.
Eating disorders and addiction to smoking
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Eating disorders and addiction to smoking

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SOS salud is short agony aunt letters related to diet with giving advice. \nEl tabaquismo- you might think this is more AS but sometimes able GCSE students are surprised by how much they understand particularly as this is a topic they know about and the language is taken and adapted from a newspaper article on the net so is full of cognates. The questions also clear up some of what they might not understand.
Changing the infinitive to I with daily routine in French for Y7
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Changing the infinitive to I with daily routine in French for Y7

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Instead of approaching Daily routine as a lexical task which is what we often do with Year 7, this approach focuses more on verbs and daily routine is simply the context, so in the end what matters is that they can apply the rules not that they know 10+ phrases for describing routine. My Year 7 can now define a regular/irregular and reflexive verb. They know what an infinitive is and what to conjugate means. We then went on to look at the gap fill more closely so that they can add connectives and time phrases to a description of their daily routine as I am sure you all do. The difference now is that when they prepare for their speaking assessment at the end of this term they will hopefully, some at least add activities they do in the evenings that I haven't taught them.
Getting to grips with present tense at GCSE with I
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Getting to grips with present tense at GCSE with I

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Not particularly original but I have quite a lot of fun reading out the story for the listening activity and being a Spanish 'Vicky Pollard'- also I find the card sort really gets them thinking about metalanguage and how verbs work- I find mind mapping a really good way to get them to figure out the rules instead of giving it to them- pre-populate a mind map with sub headings so they only have to fill in details and that works well. I also like getting them to work with infinitives and verb tables because they don't use them effectively if you don't actively show them how.
Los jovenes pasan demasiado tiempo frente a....
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Los jovenes pasan demasiado tiempo frente a....

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Los jovenes pasan demasiado tiempo frente a una pantalla- taken from several articles on net. Idea that it is not just a conventional reading resource but shows and trains them in how to tackle a higher reading.\nUsed in preparation for CA on weekend activities that is why there are some questions for adapting at the end
Giving advice-relationships and health issues 2
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Giving advice-relationships and health issues 2

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This is the right version to look at. I shared the wrong ppt last time so it would not have made sense.\n\nIt was used to prepare students for a Controlled assessment on giving advice and health issues\n\nWorked really well and generated some lively discussion
Foray in to literature
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Foray in to literature

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Food and poetry designed for our Y7 who are doing food this term but could be adapted.\nLe petit nicholas- again Y7 when doing school- followed by watching the excellent and funny film of le petit Nicholas that they loved because we'd looked at the story first\nI have added presentation for a teach meet -showing elements of the above but also ideas for using fairy stories- and source of material\nThis is the year that will be doing literature at GCSE