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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Telling the time in German

Telling the time in German

This PowerPoint introduces the time in German, starting with a recap of the analogue time in English! At the end of the PowerPoint, pupils say the time out loud when they see it on the board.
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At the train station

At the train station

This PowerPoint introduces the all-important French vocabulary needed at the train station, including asking questions. There is also a Blockbusters game at the end to practise the vocabulary.
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Clothes - a show of hands

Clothes - a show of hands

Use this PowerPoint to revise or practise clothing in any language (simply change the letters at the bottom of the slide). The teacher says one of the articles of clothing and pupils raise the left hand, the right hand or both, depending on what shape/colour is shown on the corresponding image. Speed it up as you go along to keep pupils’ attention!
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Plenary dice template

Plenary dice template

Use this template to create a plenary pairwork resource. Fill the gaps in as you wish, pupils roll the dice and translate or carry out the specified activity. Could also be used as a starter activity.
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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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Transcription pairwork - German

Transcription pairwork - German

Use this to practise transcription in German. Pupils work in pairs - A and B. There is a different sheet for each person. Start with pupil A - they read the text you've put into the box to their partner who then transcribes it onto their own sheet in the relevant box. Then swap roles. They must then peer assess what they have written and tally the number of errors made in the relevant section. This is great for transcription, listening and pronunciation skills.
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Transcription pairwork - French

Transcription pairwork - French

Use this to practise transcription in French. Pupils work in pairs - A and B. There is a different sheet for each person. Start with pupil A - they read the text you've put into the box to their partner who then transcribes it onto their own sheet in the relevant box. Then swap roles. They must then peer assess what they have written and tally the number of errors made in the relevant section. This is great for transcription, listening and pronunciation skills.
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Transcription pairwork - Spanish

Transcription pairwork - Spanish

Use this to practise transcription in Spanish. Pupils work in pairs - A and B. There is a different sheet for each person. Start with pupil A - they read the text you've put into the box to their partner who then transcribes it onto their own sheet in the relevant box. Then swap roles. They must then peer assess what they have written and tally the number of errors made in the relevant section. This is great for transcription, listening and pronunciation skills.
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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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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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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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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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Spontaneous speaking in French - an introduction

Spontaneous speaking in French - an introduction

This is designed to be a lesson for early learners, introducing the idea of speaking spontaneously in French. It starts with the sounds of French (e.g. 'oi', 'é'). There's then a Kim's Game with French words that pupils have to work out the pronunciation of, using the sound-spelling rules. Next is a Connect 4-style game, using more words that pupils have to work out how to pronounce. Then the PowerPoint goes through some spontaneous phrases to be used in lessons, ending with a dictionary task - "Qu-est-ce que c'est?"
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