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French and Spanish resources for KS3, KS4 and KS5. Not pretty but effective!

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French and Spanish resources for KS3, KS4 and KS5. Not pretty but effective!
French GCSE writing on social problems (helping the homeless)
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French GCSE writing on social problems (helping the homeless)

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Worksheet going from vocabulary to sentences to writing a 90 or 150 word piece about social problems for GCSE French. Starts with focussing on the topic vocab (French to English, the English to French). Then moves to translating sentences into English and similar sentences into French. A sentence builder to make sentences that will be useful in the writing. There is an example 90 word answer with gapped translation and word find activity. Finally students write their own 90 word piece using what they have learnt and can move on to 150 words.
French GCSE writing on the environment
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French GCSE writing on the environment

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A series of activities designed to get students to be able to answer a question on the tricky topic of environment. Starts with single words into and from French and builds up to sentences. Work follows on an example answer for a 90 word question and then students write their own after picking out chunks and phrases from the example. A 150 word writing is the final task. On 4 sides so can be printed easily two pages to a side and on reverse to save paper!
French animals, colour and avoir
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French animals, colour and avoir

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Sentence builder to make short but correct (!) sentences about having animals/pets. Uses all of avoir in the present tense plus negative and j’avais. I made this for my year 7 lower ability to do as an independent task. They are asked to write about their own pets at the end.
KS3 French food
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KS3 French food

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A sentence builder worksheet to give likes and dislikes of food with reasons Guaranteed to keep your class quiet for ten minutes :)
French beginner worksheet on family
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French beginner worksheet on family

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Two worksheets aimed at beginner year 7 French on the topic of family and introducing the vocab for family members. The grammar focus is on mon/ma and j’ai to form sentences. There are optional challenge questions but the idea would be that students could complete this work independently and without too much support. It would be good for homeowrk, to send home to complete or for when you need a quiet 20 minutes in class for whatever reason! I have aimed this a middle ability set. The first sheet is to build up from single items of vocab (family members) to sentences then on to a short paragraph. The idea is they will make fewer mistakes with writing as it is very scaffolded. The second sheet is reading comprehension with the aim of them being able to use the reading to help them write their own piece using ideas taken from the examples they read.
French GCSE topic: holidays
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French GCSE topic: holidays

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A collection of fill in vocab sheets , useful phrases sheets and tense recognition sheets Useful as timed starters, homework and classwork Also useful for cover or revision Includes a battleships grid so the students can play in pairs and you will hear them making the sentences aloud, I really enjoy this one
Revision booklet for Allez 1 Unit 3 Autour de Moi
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Revision booklet for Allez 1 Unit 3 Autour de Moi

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Six pages of revision that I prepared for my year 7 students to use independently. We are using the textbook Allez and our upcoming assessment will rely heavily on Unit 3 with some vocabulary from the first two units thrown in. The revision booklet covers vocabulary, sentences and translation. There is a Foundation GCSE style writing activity with support down the left- hand side of the page. This booklet would be ideal for a cover lesson. There is also a version with the answers.
Spanish revision worksheet for beginners
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Spanish revision worksheet for beginners

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Spanish revision booklet covering basics like dates, numbers, basic greetings, basic questions, stationery, colours Students should be able to work through independently with the idea being that this is revision. Could be homework or cover work. Could be emailed home for absent students. Includes a short guided writing with support supplied.
Spanish colours and opinions
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Spanish colours and opinions

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An easy step by step sheet helping students build up from single vocabulary items (colours) up to sentences about colours with opinions then a paragraph about themselves and their opinions on colours. Two sides of A4 for easy printing
Spanish writing my family
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Spanish writing my family

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Very structured and easy worksheet leading up to writing a short piece about family. starts with vocabulary, then sentences, then an example paragraph. Students should be able to write their own short piece at the end. Two sides of A4 for easy printing
French GCSE speaking and writing about holidays
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French GCSE speaking and writing about holidays

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Three worksheets I use to get GCSE French students speaking and then writing about past holidays oral translation sheet: students use the example to take it in turns (in pairs or threes?) orally translating sentences using the example to help. The sentences start very simple and add a bit each time to get harder. I follow this up by asking them to do a written translation of about 5 of them. trapdoor activity: pair work. Each student selects ONE of the options (in secret) and takes it in turns to read the paragraph to their friend guessing each time which option their friend has chosen in a sentence. Their turn finishes when they make a mistake. Of course this means they will read the sentences a lot of times! spot the difference: several similar but slightly different paragraphs about a holiday. Highlight differences, pick out what they mean then write your own similar one.
French ks3 holidays and perfect tense
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French ks3 holidays and perfect tense

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A collection of work sheets on the topic of holidays (where I go, what I take) and then past holidays with an emphasis on the perfect tense 8 sheets (plus one Foundation version for differentiation) Sentence builders, narrow reading, improving a text to support Higher writing For me the idea was to teach the perfect tense phrases as chunks of vocabulary THEN follow up with a grammar explanation
Spanish GCSE environment
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Spanish GCSE environment

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A narrow translation on the topic of the environment covering basic things you do to save the planet (I save energy, I recycle etc) and answer sheet Plus a battleships grid using modal verbs to say what we have to do in order to help the planet
French worksheet using aller, transport and places
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French worksheet using aller, transport and places

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French worksheet building up sentences about transport and places using the whole of the verb aller in the present tense (plus a past and future reference). Sentence builder with the hardest items glossed, first sentences to translate are easy and should be taken straight from the grid. Followed by a section of similar sentences with some unknown items that the students should know from prior knowledge. Finally a paragraph to translate with three time frames and gapped support.
French GCSE writing on school
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French GCSE writing on school

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Guided writing activity building up from vocab items to sentences and then a paragraph on the topic of school with model answer given on the way. On 2 sides of A4 for easy printing
French guided translation on topic: homeless
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French guided translation on topic: homeless

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French GCSE worksheet on topic of homeless (social problems). Aim is to use the example paragraphs to complete a Higher level translation into French. Spot the difference activity where students compare similar paragraph about homeless people, highlight the differences between the paragraphs and complete a comprehension activity on each picking out the main points. Students then use elements from different paragraphs (plus a small amount of prior knowledge!) to translate a similar passage from English to French.
French worksheet on topic of going out and the verb vouloir
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French worksheet on topic of going out and the verb vouloir

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Sentence builder showing the full verb vouloir plus negatives (je ne veux pas, je ne veux jamais) and activities. Students use the sentence builder to write sentences and make suggestions about going out. First ex is completely sourced from the sentence builder, the next ex is similar but has some easy additions from pre-learnt material (days of the week, family members). On the second page there are 5 model conversations suggesting activities and accepting / declining. Students pick out what is suggested, when etc. Finally they are invited to write their own similar to the examples.
GCSE French quickfire revision powerpoint
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GCSE French quickfire revision powerpoint

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GCSE French powerpoints for quickfire testing. Snippets of grammar. A very short snippet, phrase or word to translate and then the answer on the next slide. Designed to be quick and low stakes. Students write answers on mini white boards and hold up. Answers could also be given orally or just written as a list in books. English to French too hard? Do the powerpoint backwards! I use my clicker to change slides quickly. These are ones I’ve used with my own classes. There is a foundation (or easier) version and a higher (or harder) version. I use this activity again and again with the same slides (they get better at it). It’s a starter or a good time filler if you have a few minutes and want to get some energy back in the room. I do 10 minutes worth and then stop wherever I got to (or it gets boring). I use the same one for year 9, 10 and 11. It’s not pretty but it’s effective.
Conditional tense test (topic: volunteering)
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Conditional tense test (topic: volunteering)

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A clear test set out in 5 sections; conditional endings, regular verbs, irregular verbs, translate sentences into English, translate sentences into French. Could use the first page as a diagnostic with sixth formers before teaching the conditional. Vocab in the translations is from the topic of volunteering. Answer sheet also given so that you can display it on screen for swap and mark or for them to fill in correct answers, learn it and then do a retest.