This is a collection of my speaking board games which are ideal for independent work. They can be used for any language. They are ideal for GCSE role play revision, but can also be excellent preparation for the listening and reading examinations.
There are some ideas on how to use the boards. You may like to give pupils dice and some counters, but you can also play with them when the board is projected on your whiteboards (to save printing costs).
Presentation for Module 1 Unit 2 of Studio AQA GCSE Higher book.
Enough for several lessons
Slides for all activities - with most answers
Grammar sheets with answers
Translations with answers
BONUS: French presentation template (save the presentation as a PowerPoint template in your Custom Office Templates folder and you can use it again when you make your own presentations)
This is a vocabulary mark book for test results (we use it for grammar and vocabulary tests but it can be used for any subject) which can monitor test results, retests and ranks the class for each test to encourage competition.
I have included instructions on how to use the tracker.
The file is protected to stop people from erasing formulae but the password is MFL.
If you come up with a great update - do let me know. I know it isn't perfect!
Gameboards for holidays and leisure. Print them out in colour A3 size. You will need counters and dice. There are suggestions on how to use them. I have uploaded boards for the other GCSE topics too. Very good for independent learning, encouraging spontaneous speaking (group talk) and GCSE revision. DO let me know if you think it needs altering in any way.
This is a presentation designed to encourage GCSE pupils to use a variety of complex structures in their written and spoken controlled assessments.
The worksheet asks them to build up lists of different kinds of grammatical structures (there is a honeycomb of different examples to start with) before embarking on their own creations. I asked mine to work with their AQA word lists.
Apologies to Heston Blumenthal. All feedback gratefully received.
Print out the cards and laminate them. Pupils work in pairs or small groups and race against each other to form the perfect tense with the cards after reading the infinitive and the subject from the PowerPoint. Good element of competition and really highlights how much (or little!) they actually know. Includes avoir and être verbs and agreement.
Can be easily adapted to suit your requirements too.
Introduction to the regular present tense. A short starter activity matching subject pronouns, followed by the presentation of the three main groups of regular verbs and their endings. There is a short conjugation exercise for each group of verbs and printable blank verb flowers too.
I have these printed A3 size and laminated and the students can refer to them when speaking in spontaneous debates in class. They have been very positive about them and far from slowing the pace, it enables them to keep talking!
Game for revision of AQA GCSE topics - I have uploaded boards for other topics too. I print these in colour on A3 and have them laminated. All you need are counters and dice. There are suggestions on how to use the game too. Very good for independent learning, encouraging spontaneous speaking (group talk) and GCSE revision.
Do let me know if anything needs changing.
Reading and Listening practice for GCSE Higher pupils and A2 introduction to environment. Reading comprehension acitivities with link to short video clip with speaking / listening activity at the end. After watching the video a few times, pupils can try to piece together the short (but fast) dialogue by speed dating around the room (and thereby practising it many times with different people)
I use these to teach regular present tense verb patterns to beginners, but the flowers can be used for any tense that is made of a stem and ending.
I have displays of flowers in all of the language classrooms.
You can reduce the size of the flowers and print multiple copies on a page. Pupils can then make a collage to represent all of the verb groups or tenses they know.
based on Module 1 unit 4 of Studio 1, this covers hair and eye colour, height, and introduces possessive adjectives (my and your) with family members. An easy reading comprehension sheet on hair and eyes is included for reinforcement