Reading Challenge with negative, positive scores & a wipeout

Reading Challenge with negative, positive scores & a wipeout

Enter the text of your choice into the box and then add the English of the TL in the text to the boxes underneath. Pupils read the text and then take it in turns to choose which English phrase they would like to find in the text (in the target language). If they are right, click on the phrase to reveal their team's score. There are positive, negative scores and a wipeout. Instructions are in the PowerPoint.
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French - Rooms of the house

French - Rooms of the house

Use this PowerPoint to introduce the rooms of the house in French. The first two slides are plans of the ground floor and the first floor. Click on each room to take you to the words to introduce to the students. Click on the red arrow to return to the plan. When the introduction of the vocabulary is complete, there is a '4 in a row' game to practise the words.
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Listening bingo in pairs

Listening bingo in pairs

Pupils each have a copy of the Word document (bingo grid). Either allow pupils to listen once or twice to fill in the words they hear and understand into any of the squares (there is no need at all to complete the grid). Partners check they have written the target language and English correctly in each square. Then, using the PowerPoint, reveal one square at a time. Pupils mark each other's grids. Whatever score is under each square is what that pupil gets for each grid they've filled in correctly. The winner is the pupil of the pair who has the highest score.
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-er verbs dice practice

-er verbs dice practice

Use this resource to practise conjugating -er verbs in French. Pupils roll a dice and then conjugate the given verb in pairs.
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Media opinions Blockbusters

Media opinions Blockbusters

Use this PowerPoint to practise giving your opinion about books, films, TV programmes, etc. Instructions are in the PowerPoint.
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Bomb timers

Bomb timers

Use these visual timers to keep students on their feet! Click on the bombs to start the timers. When time is up, the bomb 'explodes'. Time limits from 30 seconds to 5 minutes with instructions explaining how to set a longer time limit.
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Directions in French

Directions in French

A PowerPoint to introduce directions in French. Each slide follows a moving arrow with the directions, leading to the different places on the map of 'Fausseville'.
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Pointless - French cognates

Pointless - French cognates

This is a bit of fun that the kids love! Use when teaching about French cognates and near-cognates. A great team game for a whole class activity. Instructions are on the first few slides.
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Directions in German

Directions in German

A PowerPoint to introduce directions in German. Each slide follows a moving arrow with the directions, leading to the different places on the map of 'Rotstadt'.
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Connect 4 template

Connect 4 template

This can be used in any language (or subject!). Type your clues into the ‘Clue’ boxes. Pupils work in two teams (red and blue) and their objective is to get 4 (or 3, if you prefer) of their coloured rectangles in a row for a point. This can be vertically, horizontally or diagonally. I allow 5 in a row to count as 2 points. In presentation mode, click on the relevant coloured circle to change the colour of the rectangle.
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Blockbusters template

Blockbusters template

Following the popularity of Blockbusters resources, here is the template I use in my lessons. Add the first letters of words in a phrase, images or words to the ‘Add text, initials or picture here’ on the yellow hexagons. In teams (red and blue), pupils aim to make a continuous line of their colour horizontally. This can be as long or as short as they want, as long as it’s continuous. The other team will aim to block them. When they have chosen a yellow hexagon and have answered correctly, click on that hexagon (on your computer). Then click on the relevant team colour to make it change to either blue or red. Instructions are in the notes section of the PowerPoint.
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Donate or Steal? - with negative scores

Donate or Steal? - with negative scores

This has proved so popular with all of my classes! In teams (blue & red), pupils answer a question and choose a square from the opponents’ grid. Their opponents then get that score. They are allowed to steal one score only from their opponents throughout the game. An ‘X’ is a wipeout and wipes the opponents’ score (which can be a good thing if their score is negative!). If they cannot answer or give an incorrect answer, the opposite team answer and choose to swap the number or keep it. This can be used with any subject and any vocab/topic! Make it up on the spot! There are three different boards, so pupils are unlikely to memorise the scores.
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Quantities of food and drink in French

Quantities of food and drink in French

This PowerPoint introduces quantities of food and drink in French. It starts with an example conversation at a market and pupils have 2 minutes (timed) to find the quantities. The vocabulary is then introduced and it ends with a Os and Xs game to practise the vocabulary.
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Saying what you like to eat or drink in German

Saying what you like to eat or drink in German

Use this PowerPoint to introduce saying whether or not you like different foods and drinks in German. Instructions are in the PowerPoint, which starts by introducing the vocabulary and ends with pupils using a 'reveal' activity to identify the food/drink in German.
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TV programmes & films in French

TV programmes & films in French

This PowerPoint introduces the vocabulary of different types of TV programmes and films. The vocabulary is introduced, then, with the necessary vocabulary around the edge of each slide, the corresponding images appear and disappear quickly. Pupils identify them in French. Finally, focusing on detail, pupils write the vocabulary correctly.
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Famous French people in history

Famous French people in history

Use this PowerPoint to introduce a few famous French people in history. There is brief information about all in French, which can then be translated by students into English.
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Time phrases in French

Time phrases in French

Use this to teach students different time expressions for past, present and future in French. Students need to be able to use and recognise time expressions/phrases to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
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Time in French

Time in French

This PowerPoint uses both analogue and digital to introduce and practise the time in French. Assuming some weaker pupils may not be sure of telling the time, this is introduced/practised in English first, before moving on to the French. At the end, pupils shout out the time in French when it appears on the board.
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Preparing for the listening & reading exams

Preparing for the listening & reading exams

Although this is designed to suit the French listening and reading exams, it can easily be adapted to suit other languages. This presentation goes through tips and tricks for both preparation for and use in the GCSE listening and reading exams. Instructions are in the notes section of the PPT. There are also lists of prefixes and suffixes, negative forms, 'pesky little words' that catch you out and synonyms and antonyms. Along with this PPT you will find a RAG vocab spreadsheet, arranged by topic area, for students to use. There are also past paper questions from AQA, arranged by topic area. These are a free addition.
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