French Film Activity Booklet: Bienvenue Chez les Ch'Tis

French Film Activity Booklet: Bienvenue Chez les Ch'Tis

A French activity booklet based around the successful film, Bienvenue Chez les Ch’Tis (Boon, 2008) The resource consists of • 13 pages of activities plus 4 glossary pages covering the words used in the exercises and 1 final page containing ideas for exploiting glossaries. • A separate answer booklet. The ideal target age is 14+. The slang spoken by the Northerners may be a little too bizarre to inflict on beginners but is a delight for more advanced linguists. Activities are graded by ability. The resource could be used with more disaffected pupils, perhaps those who have decided not to continue with French for GCSE. The booklet could be given to pupils as a three week study/project module. It can also be used for older pupils and adults who want to keep their French ticking over. The resource includes an observational quiz based on a 7 minute sequence towards the start of the film. The observation quiz section can be done orally or in writing. The focus is in English to give all pupils an opportunity to show their often exceptional powers of observation. These sections work well as a class game – one side of the room against the other or boys v girls. They are a good way to keep less motivated pupils engaged. Vocabulary from the quiz is followed-up in subsequent activities. The quiz is actually a discrete opportunity to contextualize vocabulary. The activities also offer opportunities to discuss prejudice and intolerance. There is one film review-writing activity. The main focus is however on developing vocabulary. This is another of my French UFTEL (Using Film to Explore Language) resources. I hope it shows the benefits of Using Film to Engage Linguists. Amusez-vous bien. Jon Meier.
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German Higher Level Language List for GCSE

German Higher Level Language List for GCSE

A list of higher level language for GCSE German. Emphasis is on grade-boosting phrases and constructions. Ideal revision for those targeting higher grades in the Writing, Reading and Listening components. 5 pages with plenty of examples. Followed by a 'learning check' section - 30 examples from the main section to translate into English. The next section has the answers in English with space to translate them back into German. In 'Word' so it's customizable.
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French 'Faux Amis'  Call My Bluff Quiz 1

French 'Faux Amis' Call My Bluff Quiz 1

A French 'call my bluff' quiz on False Friends Good for an end of term activity. Could be done as a form or inter-form competition. 25 questions: 5 easy, 5 medium, 5 hard and 10 very hard. Suitable for 11-17 year olds. There's a blank answer grid for pupils. Plus the Teachers' answers. The answers are also on the final Powerpoint slide. Slide 28 also contains a link to a Kahoot version of the same quiz.
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German GCSE Key Language Summary

German GCSE Key Language Summary

A list of key language for GCSE German. Emphasis is on grammar rather than vocabulary. Ideal for revision for all four skills papers, especially writing and reading. 4 pages with plenty of examples. Followed by a 'learning check' section - 30 examples from the main section to translate into English. The next section has the answers in English with space to translate them back into German. In 'Word' so it's customizable.
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German Language Lesson Lifesaver Booklet - Linked Translations.

German Language Lesson Lifesaver Booklet - Linked Translations.

A 60 page pdf booklet of German Linked Translation Activities. 20 Topics. 3 differentiated translation worksheets per topic. Ideal for MFL departments who need to set cover work. Suitable for Years 8 -12 (12 -17 year olds). Near beginners up to advanced learners. 20 Topics. Each topic has 3 differentiated levels: Entry, Continuation, Extension. One A4 worksheet per level. Each worksheet is divided as follows: ➢ Section A: 10 sentences to translate from German into English. ➢ Section B: 5 sentences to translate from English into German. These sentences are linked to the German examples in section A. Students can work out the German by careful scrutiny and manipulation of the sentences in the first section. ➢ Section C: vocabulary grid linked to the sentences. Grouped by gender, verb and other grammatical forms. The vocabulary grid can be included with the sheet or folded over and not copied for students. This provides a further element of differentiation. ➢ Section D lists the grammar areas covered. ➢ Answers are in a separate section at the back so that cover teachers can go over work. The resource does NOT contain grammar explanations, just links to grammar points. The worksheets can be a springboard for further grammar work. Vocabulary is based on word frequency and not on prescribed content of exam boards or publishers. The focus is on general translation skills practice, and is not specifically aimed at GCSE. It is an absorbing way to keep pupils busy and engaged. This is an ideal resource if you or other colleagues are absent. Or just use it in normal lessons as extra translation-based topic reinforcement. NWACWA Never Worry About Cover Work Again!
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French Language Lesson Lifesaver Booklet -Linked Translations

French Language Lesson Lifesaver Booklet -Linked Translations

A 60 page pdf booklet of French Linked Translation Activities. 20 Topics. 3 differentiated translation worksheets per topic. Ideal for MFL departments who need to set cover work. Suitable for Years 7 -12 (11 -17 year olds) 20 Topics. Each topic has 3 differentiated levels: Entry, Continuation, Extension. One A4 worksheet per level. Each worksheet is divided as follows: ➢ Section A: 10 sentences to translate from French into English. ➢ Section B: 5 sentences to translate from English into French. These sentences are linked to the French examples in section A. Students can work out the French by careful scrutiny and manipulation of the sentences in the first section. ➢ Section C: vocabulary grid linked to the sentences. Grouped by gender, verb and other grammatical forms. The vocabulary grid can be included with the sheet or folded over and not copied for students. This provides a further element of differentiation. ➢ Section D lists the grammar areas covered. ➢ Answers are in a separate section at the back so that cover teachers can go over work. The resource does NOT contain grammar explanations, just links to grammar points. The worksheets can be a springboard for further grammar work. Vocabulary is based on word frequency and not on prescribed content of exam boards or publishers. The focus is on general translation skills practice, and is not specifically aimed at GCSE. It is mainly an absorbing way to keep pupils busy and engaged. This is an ideal resource if you or other colleagues are absent. Or just use it in normal lessons as extra translation-based topic reinforcement. NWACWA Never Worry About Cover Work Again!
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Media Studies A-Level Revision Learning Mat Year 2

Media Studies A-Level Revision Learning Mat Year 2

Three colourful learning 'placemats' full of key A-Level Media theory terms in pdf form. Suitable for Year 2 of the A-Level course but could be introduced earlier to enable 'drip feed' embedding. They can be copied and laminated on A3 and used for essay work and revision. 3 pages: Page mat 1 is general theory, extending the Year 1 basic theory mats. See link below* Page mat 2 mainly covers Marxism, Gramsci, News values, Feminism Page mat 3 deals with digital and social media. For differentiation, as students become more confident in their use of theories, the placemat support can be withdrawn. Some can be allowed to use it while others should be able to do without. * Media Theory Learning Mats for Year 1: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/media-studies-a-level-revision-learning-mat-year-1-11456706
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Media Theory Booklet 3 (A-Level, Year 2: mainly social & digital media)

Media Theory Booklet 3 (A-Level, Year 2: mainly social & digital media)

An 11 page revision booklet containing a summary of some key media concepts for Year 2 of A-Level Media Studies. The focus is mainly on social and digital media. Updated recently to include sections on Clay Shirkey, as well as Eli Pariser's 'Filter Bubble' The last page contains a 30 item quiz based with detachable answers. The booklet is packed with informative panels with space alongside for the student's own examples and annotations.
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German 'Call My Bluff' Quiz

German 'Call My Bluff' Quiz

A German 'Call My Bluff' style quiz on general words. 25 questions: 5 easy, 5 medium, 5 hard and 10 harder. Good for an end of term activity. The words are, in general, not too obscure and not ridiculously long. Suitable for 12-17 year olds. Resource includes: 1) the main Powerpoint 2) a blank answer grid for pupils. 3) Plus the Teachers' answers. The answers are also on the final Powerpoint slide. Some literal meanings are also explained here too. Slide 28 also contains a link to a Kahoot version of the same quiz.This could be done as a recap or reward activity after the going through the Powerpoint quiz and the answers.
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Media Studies A-Level Theory Booklet Year 1

Media Studies A-Level Theory Booklet Year 1

A 12 page revision booklet containing a summary of key media theories for Year 1 of A-Level study. The booklet is packed with informative panels with space alongside for the student's own examples and annotations. The booklet is a comprehensive summary of basic media theories. The last two pages contain more advanced concepts showing how media relates to socio-political theory such as Hegemony, Gramsci and the Frankfurt School. These provide a bridge into Year 2 of the A-Level Media course.
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French workbook on 'Quais de Seine' by Gurinder Chadha (6 minute short)

French workbook on 'Quais de Seine' by Gurinder Chadha (6 minute short)

A booklet of differentiated activities in French, based around the 6 minute short film 'Quais de Seine by Gurinder Chadha. This charming short film made in 2006 by the female director of ‘Bend it Like Beckham’, ‘Quais de Seine’ is a 6 minute section of a longer film called ‘Paris Je t’aime’, a series of chapters set in various districts (arrondissements) of Paris. It is a simple, self-contained story full of ideas about race, sexism, prejudice, integration and friendship. The film is ideal for Years 10 to 13. Available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLL4ogfxvss The film is ideal for luring your Year 10 and 11 pupils towards French A-Level. The booklet consists of 7 basic level activities (GCSE level) 10 more advanced activities (A-Level) Plus an answer section for cover teachers. There is a useful ALE (A Level Essentials) section with killer essay language which can be used in work about racism and intolerance. ______________________________________________________________ The resource is another UFTELL tool: Using Film to Enthuse Language learners. Using Film to Enhance Language-Learning _______________________________________________________________________ This activity booklet could easily provide 2 weeks of lesson material. Remember: You don't need to buy the film - it's on Youtube and it's only 6 minutes long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLL4ogfxvss
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Media Studies A-Level Revision/Learning Mat Year 1

Media Studies A-Level Revision/Learning Mat Year 1

A colourful learning 'placemat' of key terms in pdf form. This can be copied and laminated on A3 and used for textual analysis and essay work. 2 pages: Page 1 is Terminology for moving Image, print and websites. Page 2 is other key concepts and basic related theory (Representation Institution, Audience, Narrative, Genre) For differentiation, as students become more confident in their use of key terms and theories, the placemat support can be withdrawn. Some can be allowed to use it while others should be able to do without.
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Strategies for Improving A Level Media Essays

Strategies for Improving A Level Media Essays

A 13 page customizable Word booklet for students and teachers. The booklet refers specifically to A Level Media Studies but also contains lots of general advice for students and teachers. The booklet is full of ideas, examples and essay planning grids. It also includes a set of generic phrases for classroom display linking to theories and theorists. Not just applicable to Media Studies but also of particular interest to Sociology and Psychology,
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A-Level Media Studies Background Study Booklet - (Key Concepts)

A-Level Media Studies Background Study Booklet - (Key Concepts)

A 28 page workbook for students in their first year of A-Level Media Studies. Contains: -useful keyword terminology and definitions. -activities based around textual analysis and the key media concepts. -a list of short video texts, mainly adverts, which are ideal for studying film and media codes. -theory cards for revision. -lots of homework and self-study tasks. A workbook rather than a textbook. Photocopiable, so only a one-off purchase cost is involved. Suitable for background, parallel study, it could also provide a year's worth of home study tasks or 'flipped classroom' activities
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A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971) Activity Booklet for A-Level Media

A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971) Activity Booklet for A-Level Media

A 9 page activity and discussion booklet for A-Level Media and Film Studies students. Contains guided questions to help students with aspects of key media concepts. There are notes on the more difficult second part of the film, with follow up recap questions. Also contains stimulus cards to facilitate class discussion.
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'Mr Bean's Holiday' French Film Activity Booklet

'Mr Bean's Holiday' French Film Activity Booklet

A 28-page booklet based around the film ‘Mr Bean's Holiday' (Bendelack, 2007) Although the film is English, it provides lots of opportunities to discuss aspects of French life and explore French vocabulary in context. The activities are graded by difficulty , and are suitable for 11 -15 year olds. The resource could be given to pupils as a three week study/project module. The pupils' booklet includes a 7 page alphabetical vocabulary glossary. The resource also comes with a separate answer booklet. Look out for other UFTEL (Using Film to Explore Language) booklets written by Jon Meier. Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis Taxi 1 Un Chat à Paris La Maison du Bonheur
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Media Studies Keyword Revision Cards for A-Level Year 13

Media Studies Keyword Revision Cards for A-Level Year 13

Media Studies revision words for A-Level, Year 13 144 words and concepts with definitions. 16 pages. The pages can be folded over, borders trimmed and then laminated. They can then be cut into revision cards. Definition on one side, keyword on the other. The cards are designed to be used in class with pupils reading definitions or key words to each other. Also good for study circles and for use with learning buddies. An ideal resource for taboo or card games - see below for a card game idea which always works well. ______________________________________ Revision Card game instructions - ideally players sit in a table of 4, as for a card game. A pile of about 30 cards is formed, with the keyword facing downwards. Player A holds the pack and reads, to player B on his/her left, the definition on the top card, making sure the others don't see the answer. Player A reads the definition to player B, who is the player to his/her left. If player B knows the answer, s(he) says it and wins the card. Player B then takes the pile and reads the top one to Player C on his/her left. If they get the keyword right they win the card. And so on. If a player does not know the keyword or gets it wrong, the question passes on to the next person (clockwise) until someone says the correct answer. If no-one gets it, the player asking the question reads the correct answer and places the card at the bottom of the pile. When all the cards in the pile have been played, players add up how many cards they have won.
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Media Studies Keyword Revision Cards for A-Level Year 12

Media Studies Keyword Revision Cards for A-Level Year 12

Media Studies revision words for A-Level, Year 12 387 words and concepts with definitions. A 43-page booklet. The pages can be folded over, borders trimmed and then laminated. They can then be cut into revision cards. Definition on one side, keyword on the other. The cards are designed to be used in class with pupils reading definitions or key words to each other. Also good for study circles and for use with learning buddies. An ideal resource for taboo or card games - see below for a card game idea which always works well. The free sample extract of 72 cards is available here. Copy and paste this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/media-studies-key-words-free-72-word-random-sample-a-level-year-12-11264588 Another set of cards for Year 13 is here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/media-studies-keyword-revision-cards-for-a-level-year-13-11267388 ______________________________________ Revision Card game instructions - ideally players sit in a table of 4, as for a card game. A pile of about 30 cards is formed, with the keyword facing downwards. Player A holds the pack and reads, to player B on his/her left, the definition on the top card, making sure the others don't see the answer. Player A reads the definition to player B, who is the player to his/her left. If player B knows the answer, s(he) says it and wins the card. Player B then takes the pile and reads the top one to Player C on his/her left. If they get the keyword right they win the card. And so on. If a player does not know the keyword or gets it wrong, the question passes on to the next person (clockwise) until someone says the correct answer. If no-one gets it, the player asking the question reads the correct answer and places the card at the bottom of the pile. When all the cards in the pile have been played, players add up how many cards they have won.
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French Translation Quiz on Famous Brands (full version)

French Translation Quiz on Famous Brands (full version)

A quiz worksheet on 25 famous brands with literal French translations. e.g. Paixverte - Greenpeace Features partial logo clues (easy version) or definitions (harder). Suitable for all levels. An end of term activity or a refreshing break from the exam grind. The resource contains 3 versions of the questions, answer sheets, vocabulary follow-up and extension .
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'French Roast' Film Activity Booklet

'French Roast' Film Activity Booklet

A set of activities about the compelling 8 minute French film 'French Roast'. (Joubert 2008) The film can be seen on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbFhATUfuow Although it only contains about 4 words of dialogue, the film provides plenty of scope to explore vocabulary and discuss aspects of French culture. It is also a good introduction to debates about prejudice. Suitable for 12-17 year olds. The material could be covered over 2 or 3 lessons plus a homework. Pupils could also use the booklet for independent study or project work. The booklet consists of 4 pages of activities which progress from basic observational vocabulary questions to more complex tasks about its message and techniques. There is also a film review scaffold which pupils can adapt. Answers are also provided. Do not copy these for the pupils! Another UFTEL resource (using Film to Explore Language). A must for anyone who loves film and France.
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French Film Titles Quiz - Guess the English film title.

French Film Titles Quiz - Guess the English film title.

60 film title questions with an answer sheet. Plus a follow-up vocabulary sheet quiz. Work out the English title from the French film title. A fun end of term activity. Suitable for years 7-11. Vocabulary review provides a good learning objective.
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