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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.
Les sports
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Les sports

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PPt will need adapting by you as goes with my particular lesson but could give you some ideas. Tick or fix for example links to a previous lesson M. Vraiment sportif-idea is that answers are printed on to card with questions for AFL on the other side- reading task differentiated as are questions for reflection and the success criteria for the writing task
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. Used in preparation for CA on weekend activities that is why there are some questions for adapting at the end
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.
Relationships and helping around the house
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Relationships and helping around the house

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Not the most inspiring of topics. The grammar summary is aimed at my class in particular but you might find it useful and it is easy to adapt to a different context that might be more relevant. The quien manda is a reading but I need to re-add questions/tasks so will you. Cinderella brings together talking about relationships with imperfect and present tense and helping around the house.
all the Tenses and relationships/family/free time
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all the Tenses and relationships/family/free time

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Not fabulously original but I have been trying to drum tenses in to Y10 and thought some of these might be useful to share. The Imperfect ppt is based on my childhood so you might want to change the slides. Also I acknowledge that one of the reading tasks is not my own, so thank you to the person who shared it originally. I am building up to a first CA around relationships/family/free time hence the context for all the grammar tasks. I particularly wanted to get them mixing tenses, hence the mixing it up activities.
KS4 French - The world without technology
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KS4 French - The world without technology

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Way to get students to talk about how they use technology. I took the 2 questions about dumping on Facebook and would you ban mobiles in school and got them to do a speed date around the room to practise asking and answering then we did a straw poll to see who would really dump a boy or girlfriend on face book and they loved it. This was follow up to doing Higher listening practise Edexcel 2011/2012 one on use of mobiles in class 2012 and one on using social networking sites 2011. Also nicked and adapted from a freebee from Mary Glasgow magazine about dumping on Facebook
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. Key focus on speaking and does challenge students on uses of gustar and other verbs for likes/dislikes + adjectival agreement- it does need differentiating.
Critica de cine
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Critica de cine

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Developed from Edexcel rojo activity on Pans Lab Reading, adapting texts and then writing, watching extracts of the film and commenting. Could be a build up to an assessed piece of writing or speaking Historia oficial is a Higher reading activity
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....
classroom display for Spanish
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classroom display for Spanish

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I have just put together display for sprucing up classroom at start of term- have had them laminated A3- For years I have been putting up classroom language signs and then failing to sustain insistence that they use the phrases so I have distilled it down to absolute minimum on one poster and have decided to challenge them to keep it going all year. Meetings and greetings- not all that clever really but again just to see if I can get them to say hi in Spanish spontaneously if the constant reminder is on display
El gran concurso de fin de año
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El gran concurso de fin de año

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A way to get disaffected Y9 students through the last few weeks of term. Does not have to be done at the end of the year. You may well want to change bits to fit what you have done with your classes. Also the bit about Viva Argentina relates to current world cup and so will be out of date soon and is my wind up of the boys in one of my Y9 classes. Could be all in Spanish to make it more challenging and be used in KS4 or indeed KS5.
Describing amazing latin american cities
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Describing amazing latin american cities

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As the topic of where you live can be a bit boring we get our students to do presentations on a Latin American capital city-great practice for orals and good cultural input. In fact it could become a CA if you wanted it to. In the build up we use some or all of these resources. When they are doing the presentations the rest of the class have to fill in a listening grid, can be devised by students.
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. El 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.
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. If you were thinking of giving Y9 some Summer work in preparation for GCSE you might find this useful to use and or adapt.
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. Le 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 I have added presentation for a teach meet -showing elements of the above but also ideas for using fairy stories- and source of material This is the year that will be doing literature at GCSE
Represión y rebelión en América Latina-the full resource (not the sample)
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Represión y rebelión en América Latina-the full resource (not the sample)

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How to use this resource Márquez always said that he did not invent any of the magical realist tales he wrote about that in fact they were based on everyday reality. He said that Latin America was a wonderful continent but marked by hundreds of years of internal and bloody conflict. Such conflicts as are still going on in many of these countries. Its’ indigenous populations have paid a high price and one which is little known about. We do now know a lot about the extent of CIA involvement in counter insurgency operations throughout Latin America thanks to the endeavours of human rights organisations and the declassification of a lot of CIA files and thanks to the discovery of the Archives of terror in Paraguay. We also know that there are and have been strong protest movements, small but long lasting rebellions and mass street demonstrations that have resulted in governments backing down on crippling austerity measures and taking some notice of the demands of las voces sin voz. This resource takes a comprehensive look at the many dictatorships in Latin America (mostly from the 60s onwards but one or two go back to the 30s) and at the armed rebellions, guerrilla movements and street protests, as well as indigenous activism. It includes film and book reviews, some of which you will have heard of and others perhaps not. The tasks match exam board specifications for reading and translation and provide lots of opportunities for students to discuss the key issues and think about the personal project/presentation for the oral exam. The topic of monarchies and dictatorships, protest and social movements is specific to AQA but ideal for the oral personal presentation/project for Edxcel and Edquas too. Since the stories have a lot in common what you will probably want to do is select just a few, focus on several countries, or distribute them amongst students so they all do different ones and then discuss, share notes. You might use some one year and then different ones the next. You might look at one or two dictators for comparison and then look at the street protests in 2019, the Noche de los lápices which covers student activism, the indigenous activists and how dangerous it is to be an environmental activist on this continent. You might want to focus on the Zapatistas-quite a noble revolutionary movement and one which has really empowered its’ women. You might decide that your students are likely to be interested in the FARC as a guerrilla movement and the sinister power of the paramilitaries of Colombia. Do encourage students you think are interested in going the extra mile to watch some of the films, read some of the books even if in translation.