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The BIG Spanish Quiz 2020 (KS3 version)
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UPDATED FOR SUMMER 2020! I’ve tweaked or replaced some questions to keep this resource up-to-date. If you have already purchased it, you can, of course, download it again. This quiz includes 7 different rounds with a total of 35 questions, plus 5 bonus tie-breaker questions. Designed to be something fun for the end of the year, it nonetheless has educational value, teaching about Spanish-speaking cultures and current affairs, and even sneaks in a bit of vocabulary and grammar (without ever mentioning the g word itself). One of the rounds includes links to YouTube videos, with the videos integrated into the Powerpoint. If you don’t have a version of Powerpoint that supports integrated online videos, the link for each one is given in the slide notes. The quiz is provided in two flavours: English language (questions and most answers in English) and Target Language (all questions and answers in Spanish), so you can pick the version that best fits your class. There is also a KS4 version available separately or as part of a bundle with this one. The rounds are split off into sections, making it is easy to move them around or skip to a particular part if you don’t think you’ll have time to do the whole thing. The answers are given at the end of each round, so you can quickly wrap up if you find yourselves short on time. For the videos to work, you must click Enable Content when powerpoint starts. All the images in this Powerpoint have either been created by me or carefully sourced from copyright-free or Creative Commons sources. Some slides are interactive and, as well as including videos and animation, have different images that will appear depending on which answer you select, to provide the pupils a clue. Please check the notes section for each slide as useful information is provided there for you. Sample questions (in English) for each round (all are multiple choice): Round 1: Un imagen vale mil palabras Choose the best description for the image. (See preview images) Round 2: La Cultura et La Sociedad What happens on the 6th January in Spain? Round 3: El Deporte Rafael Nadal is the second highest ranked tennis place according to the Association of Tennis Professionals. Where is he from? Round 4: La Palabra Adecuada What is Nemo? Round 5: La Música Which of these singers does not speak Spanish as their mother tongue? Round 6: La Traducción Translate: I cook dinner on Tuesdays. Round 7: Estáis enterados? Who is the Prime Minister of Spain? Plus 5 more questions in the tie-breaker round! Please let me know your thoughts. If this is well received, there may well be an updated version next year!
The BIG French Quiz 2020 (KS3 version)
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UPDATED FOR SUMMER 2020! I’ve tweaked or replaced some questions to keep this resource up-to-date. If you have already purchased it, you can, of course, download it again. This quiz includes 7 different rounds with a total of 35 questions, plus 5 bonus tie-breaker questions. Designed to be something fun for the end of the year, it nonetheless has educational value, teaching about French-speaking cultures and current affairs, and even sneaks in a bit of vocabulary and grammar (without ever mentioning the g word itself). One of the rounds includes links to YouTube videos, with the videos integrated into the Powerpoint. If you don’t have a version of Powerpoint that supports integrated online videos, the link for each one is given in the slide notes. The quiz is provided in two flavours: English language (questions and most answers in English) and Target Language (all questions and answers in French), so you can pick the version that best fits your class. There is also a KS4 version available separately or as part of a bundle with this one. The rounds are split off into sections, making it is easy to move them around or skip to a particular part if you don’t think you’ll have time to do the whole thing. The answers are given at the end of each round, so you can quickly wrap up if you find yourselves short on time. For the videos to work, you must click Enable Content when powerpoint starts. All the images in this Powerpoint have either been created by me or carefully sourced from copyright-free or Creative Commons sources. Some slides are interactive and, as well as including videos and animation, have different images that will appear depending on which answer you select, to provide the pupils a clue. Please check the notes section for each slide as useful information is provided there for you. Sample questions (in English) for each round (all are multiple choice): Round 1: Y’a pas photo ! Choose the best description for the image. (See preview images) Round 2: La Culture et La Société When people greet each other in France, what do they do? Round 3: Les Sports The Olympics will take place in Paris in…? Round 4: Le Mot Juste Which phrase can you use to both say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’? Round 5: Chanter comme une casserole What’s the name of the French version of this song? (includes video clip) Round 6: Le Meilleur Traducteur Translate: I am 13 years old Round 7: Vous êtes au courant ? This monument may soon have a roof made of glass. What’s it called in French? (with picture) Plus 5 more questions in the tie-breaker round! Please let me know your thoughts. If this is well received, there may well be an updated version next year!
31+ Room Labels (French, Spanish and combined)
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31+ Room Labels (French, Spanish and combined)

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Just in time for going back to school, here’s something quick and easy to decorate your classroom with! With these around your room, the kids have no excuse not to use the target language to ask for permission to use something. Also would be ideal in a primary school classroom so your kids can be exposed to the language they are learning everyday. Each label is colour-coded to show the gender of the object and includes a beautifully designed icon that makes it clear what it is showing, which useful if the object itself is hidden or to stop any confusion between items like the window and the blinds. I decided all the icons used on these from scratch and also have made these available to use for your own powerpoints and handouts if you wish. Ten of the labels are smaller sizes which are designed either to label trays/drawers, or to print two-to-a-sheet for even smaller labels (if you want to label a pen pot for example). They are all available in both French and Spanish as well as a combined version that shows both. The labels include, so far: Pen Marker Pencil Felt tip Scissors Eraser Paper Scrap paper Glue sticks Mini-whiteboards Floor Ceiling Wall Window Drawers Cupboard Desk Dictionaries Door Chair Table Exercise books Shelves Speaker Whiteboard Bin Recycling bin Blinds Interactive whiteboard Lights (I put this by the light switch) Clock Think of something you’re missing? Either let me know in a comment after buying or, before you buy, contact me through my website: www.mjhaxby.co.uk I’m also open to the idea of making a German version, but want to know if there is demand for this first!
The BIG Spanish Quiz 2020 (KS4/GCSE version)
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The BIG Spanish Quiz 2020 (KS4/GCSE version)

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UPDATED FOR SUMMER 2020! I’ve tweaked or replaced some questions to keep this resource up-to-date. If you have already purchased it, you can, of course, download it again. This quiz includes 7 different rounds with a total of 35 questions, plus 5 bonus tie-breaker questions. Designed to be something fun for the end of the year, it nonetheless has educational value, teaching about Spanish-speaking cultures and current affairs, and even sneaks in a bit of vocabulary and grammar (without ever mentioning the g word itself). The picture description and translation rounds give a little extra GCSE practice as well. One of the rounds includes links to YouTube videos, with the videos integrated into the Powerpoint. If you don’t have a version of Powerpoint that supports integrated online videos, the link for each one is given in the slide notes. The quiz is provided in two flavours: English language (questions and most answers in English) and Target Language (all questions and answers in Spanish), so you can pick the version that best fits your class. There is also a KS3 version available separately or as part of a bundle with this one. The rounds are split off into sections, making it is easy to move them around or skip to a particular part if you don’t think you’ll have time to do the whole thing. The answers are given at the end of each round, so you can quickly wrap up if you find yourselves short on time. For the videos to work, you must click Enable Content when powerpoint starts. All the images in this Powerpoint have either been created by me or carefully sourced from copyright-free or Creative Commons sources. Some slides are interactive and, as well as including videos and animation, have different images that will appear depending on which answer you select, to provide the pupils a clue. Please check the notes section for each slide as useful information is provided there for you. Sample questions (in English) for each round (all are multiple choice): Round 1: Un imagen vale mil palabras Choose the best description for the image. (See preview images) Round 2: La Cultura et La Sociedad What is the name of the festivla in Buñol where people throw tomatoes? Round 3: El Deporte The Copa América is an international football tournament between South American countries. Who has won it the most? Round 4: La Palabra Adecuada When pigs fly (when frogs grow hair) = Cuando las ranas críen ___ Round 5: La Música La Cucaracha is a traditional folk song from Spain, which was popularised in Mexico. But what is a cucaracha? Round 6: La Traducción Translate: I used to hate it Round 7: Estáis enterados? Iconic revolutionary, Che Guevara’s place of birth has recently been put on sale. Where was Che Guevara born? Plus 5 more questions in the tie-breaker round! Please let me know your thoughts. If this is well received, there may well be an updated version next year!
The BIG Spanish Quiz 2020 (KS3/KS4)
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The BIG Spanish Quiz 2020 (KS3/KS4)

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**Updated for summer 2020! ** No repurchase necessary. With both the KS3 and KS4 version of the BIG Quiz, each in both Target Language and English versions, here is a total of 4 different versions of the quiz, so you can adapt to every class! Item description: Ready for the end of the year? Or looking for something engaging to start September off with? This quiz includes 7 different rounds with a total of 35 questions, plus 5 bonus tie-breaker questions. Designed to be something fun for the end of the year, it nonetheless has educational value, teaching about Spanish-speaking cultures and current affairs, and even sneaks in a bit of vocabulary and grammar (without ever mentioning the g word itself). One of the rounds includes links to YouTube videos, with the videos integrated into the Powerpoint. If you don’t have a version of Powerpoint that supports integrated online videos, the link for each one is given in the slide notes. The quiz is provided in two flavours: English language (questions and most answers in English) and Target Language (all questions and answers in Spanish), so you can pick the version that best fits your class. There is also a KS4 version available separately or as part of a bundle with this one. The rounds are split off into sections, making it is easy to move them around or skip to a particular part if you don’t think you’ll have time to do the whole thing. The answers are given at the end of each round, so you can quickly wrap up if you find yourselves short on time. For the videos to work, you must click Enable Content when powerpoint starts. All the images in this Powerpoint have either been created by me or carefully sourced from copyright-free or Creative Commons sources. Some slides are interactive and, as well as including videos and animation, have different images that will appear depending on which answer you select, to provide the pupils a clue. Please check the notes section for each slide as useful information is provided there for you. Sample questions (in English) for each round (all are multiple choice): Round 1: Un imagen vale mil palabras Choose the best description for the image. (See preview images) Round 2: La Cultura et La Sociedad KS3: What happens on the 6th January in Spain? KS4: What is the name of the festivla in Buñol where people throw tomatoes? Round 3: El Deporte KS3: Rafael Nadal is the second highest ranked tennis place according to the Association of Tennis Professionals. Where is he from? KS4: The Copa América is an international football tournament between South American countries. Who has won it the most? Round 4: La Palabra Adecuada KS3: What is Nemo? KS4: When pigs fly (when frogs grow hair) = Cuando las ranas críen ___ Round 5: La Música KS3: Which of these singers does not speak Spanish as their mother tongue? KS4: La Cucaracha is a traditional folk song from Spain, which was popularised in Mexico. But what is a cucaracha? (Video clip included) Round 6: La Traducción KS3: Translate: I cook dinner on Tuesdays. KS4: Translate: I used to hate it Round 7: Estáis enterados? KS3: Who is the Prime Minister of Spain? KS4: Iconic revolutionary, Che Guevara’s place of birth has recently been put on sale. Where was Che Guevara born? Plus 5 more questions in the tie-breaker round! Please let me know your thoughts. If this is well received, there may well be an updated version next year!
The BIG French Quiz 2020 (KS4/GCSE version)
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UPDATED FOR SUMMER 2020! I’ve tweaked or replaced some questions to keep this resource up-to-date. If you have already purchased it, you can, of course, download it again. This quiz includes 7 different rounds with a total of 35 questions, plus 5 bonus tie-breaker questions. Designed to be something fun for the end of the year, it nonetheless has educational value, teaching about French-speaking cultures and current affairs, and even sneaks in a bit of vocabulary and grammar (without ever mentioning the g word itself). The picture description and translation rounds give a little extra GCSE practice as well. One of the rounds includes links to YouTube videos, with the videos integrated into the Powerpoint. If you don’t have a version of Powerpoint that supports integrated online videos, the link for each one is given in the slide notes. The quiz is provided in two flavours: English language (questions and most answers in English) and Target Language (all questions and answers in French), so you can pick the version that best fits your class. There is also a KS3 version available separately or as part of a bundle with this one. The rounds are split off into sections, making it is easy to move them around or skip to a particular part if you don’t think you’ll have time to do the whole thing. The answers are given at the end of each round, so you can quickly wrap up if you find yourselves short on time. All the images in this Powerpoint have either been created by me or carefully sourced from copyright-free or Creative Commons sources. Some slides are interactive and, as well as including videos and animation, have different images that will appear depending on which answer you select, to provide the pupils a clue. For the videos to work, you must click Enable Content when powerpoint starts. Please check the notes section for each slide as useful information is provided there for you. Sample questions (in English) for each round (all are multiple choice): Round 1: Y’a pas photo ! Choose the best description for the image. (See preview images) Round 2: La Culture et La Société You’re meeting your French boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s parents for the first time. How will you address them? Round 3: Les Sports Where does the Tour de France start this year? Round 4: Le Mot Juste Which phrase does NOT introduce an opinion? Round 5: Chanter comme une casserole In the film, A Star Is Born, what famous French song does Lady Gaga sing? (Includes video) Round 6: Le Meilleur Traducteur Translate: Next year, I am going to study Spanish. Round 7: Vous êtes au courant ? Which anniversary of the end of the Second World War did we celebrate this year? Plus 5 more questions in the tie-breaker round! Please let me know your thoughts. If this is well received, there may well be an updated version next year!
The BIG & MINI French Christmas Quiz (KS3 version)
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The BIG & MINI French Christmas Quiz (KS3 version)

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Christmas is coming! I wasn’t quite satisfied with doing just one French Christmas quiz, so I made two! You can use the BIG Xmas Quiz (25 questions) to take up a whole lesson and the Mini Xmas Quiz (12 questions) to round off the second half of a Christmas lesson. I know that sometimes buying resources feels like a gamble, so I’ve put these two together so that you can be sure to get the lesson you need. Both quizzes are highly interactive. The BIG Xmas Quiz allows students to choose the order they do questions (advent calendar style) so they can aim for the questions with more points, but it’s up to you whether those points are just for the choosing team or whether everyone can go in. Personally, I like giving the first team ten seconds to answer then open it up to everyone else. The BIG Xmas Quiz also includes music (links to Youtube, make sure you enable external content when prompted) and some GCSE linked tasks (translation, describing pictures, culture) slyly slipped in. The Mini Xmas Quiz also teaches both language and cultural elements in an engaging, but also branches out beyond just Christmas themed questions. The question types also vary, but all involve minimal writing (multiple choice, order sorting, matching up images to text). Both quizzes come in Target Language and English versions. As well as these Key Stage 3 versions, there are also Key Stage 4 versions available separately or as part of a bundle. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dream House Worksheet (+Powerpoint!)
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Dream House Worksheet (+Powerpoint!)

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A beautiful double-sided worksheet to get your students using language creatively. This is the perfect follow up to my Rooms of a house lesson (available for free here) and practices writing descriptions of pictures, vocabulary to do with a house, adjectives and prepositions. The worksheet folds up like a doll house, providing pupils with lots of rooms to label as they want and plenty of room to write the description of their house. It’s even possible to cut out the windows to see “inside”, because the front and back match up perfectly. Instructions for students: Fold the edges into the middle to build your house. Decide which room will be where and label them. Write a description of each floor. Add drawings and colour to show what each room is. This comes with a Powerpoint slide that gives the students all the instructions they need, so you can display this, check that they understand and then let them get on with it. I’ve found that this activity can easily take up a whole lesson and it’s entirely pupil-led, so you are free to go around the classroom, observe and help out. Kids love the creative side of it, but those who prefer not to do a lot of drawing are free to concentrate on the writing if they want. Make sure you print the sheet double-sided and with short-edge binding, otherwise the house won’t match up. See the gif included for a demonstration.
The BIG French Quiz 2020 (KS3/KS4)
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The BIG French Quiz 2020 (KS3/KS4)

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Updated for Summer 2020! No repurchase necessary. With both the KS3 and KS4 version of the BIG Quiz, each in both Target Language and English versions, here is a total of 4 different versions of the quiz, so you can adapt to every class! Ready for the end of the year? Or looking for something engaging to start September off with? This quiz includes 7 different rounds with a total of 35 questions, plus 5 bonus tie-breaker questions. Designed to be something fun for the end of the year, it nonetheless has educational value, teaching about French-speaking cultures and current affairs, and even sneaks in a bit of vocabulary and grammar (without ever mentioning the g word itself). One of the rounds includes links to YouTube videos, with the videos integrated into the Powerpoint. If you don’t have a version of Powerpoint that supports integrated online videos, the link for each one is given in the slide notes. The quiz is provided in two flavours: English language (questions and most answers in English) and Target Language (all questions and answers in French), so you can pick the version that best fits your class. There is also a KS4 version available separately or as part of a bundle with this one. The rounds are split off into sections, making it is easy to move them around or skip to a particular part if you don’t think you’ll have time to do the whole thing. The answers are given at the end of each round, so you can quickly wrap up if you find yourselves short on time. For the videos to work, you must click Enable Content when powerpoint starts. All the images in this Powerpoint have either been created by me or carefully sourced from copyright-free or Creative Commons sources. Some slides are interactive and, as well as including videos and animation, have different images that will appear depending on which answer you select, to provide the pupils a clue. Please check the notes section for each slide as useful information is provided there for you. Sample questions (in English) for each round (all are multiple choice): Round 1: Y’a pas photo ! Choose the best description for the image. (See preview images) Round 2: La Culture et La Société KS3: When people greet each other in France, what do they do? KS4: You’re meeting your French boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s parents for the first time. How will you address them? Round 3: Les Sports KS3: The Olympics will take place in Paris in…? KS4: Where does the Tour de France start this year? Round 4: Le Mot Juste KS3 :Which phrase can you use to both say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’? KS4: Which phrase does NOT introduce an opinion? Round 5: Chanter comme une casserole KS3: What’s the name of the French version of this song? (includes video clip) KS4: In the film, A Star Is Born, what famous French song does Lady Gaga sing? (includes video) Round 6: La Meilleur Traducteur KS3: Translate: I am 13 years old KS4: Translate: Next year, I am going to study Spanish. Round 7: Vous êtes au courant ? KS3: This monument may soon have a roof made of glass. What’s it called in French? (with picture) KS4: Which anniversary of the end of the Second World War did we celebrate this year? Plus 5 more questions in the tie-breaker round! Please let me know your thoughts. If this is well received, there may well be an updated version next year!
The BIG & MINI French Christmas Quiz (KS3/KS4)
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The BIG & MINI French Christmas Quiz (KS3/KS4)

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With both the KS3 and KS4 version of the BIG and MINI Xmas Quiz, each in both Target Language and English versions, here is a total of 8 different versions of the quiz, so you can adapt to every class! Item description: Christmas is coming! I wasn’t quite satisfied with doing just one French Christmas quiz, so I made two! You can use the BIG Xmas Quiz (25 questions) to take up a whole lesson and the MINI Xmas Quiz (12 questions) to round off the second half of a Christmas lesson. I know that sometimes buying resources feels like a gamble, so I’ve put these two together so that you can be sure to get the lesson you need. Both quizzes are highly interactive. The BIG Xmas Quiz allows students to choose the order they do questions (advent calendar style) so they can aim for the questions with more points, but it’s up to you whether those points are just for the choosing team or whether everyone can go in. Personally, I like giving the first team ten seconds to answer then open it up to everyone else. The BIG Xmas Quiz also includes music (links to Youtube, make sure you enable external content when prompted) and some GCSE linked tasks (translation, describing pictures, culture) slyly slipped in. The MINI Xmas Quiz also teaches both language and cultural elements in an engaging, but also branches out beyond just Christmas themed questions. The question types also vary, but all involve minimal writing (multiple choice, order sorting, matching up images to text). The KS4 MINI Xmas Quiz also has a few more GCSE-influenced questions compared to the KS3 version, without sacrificing the fun (it is Christmas after all). Both quizzes come in Target Language and English versions. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The BIG & MINI Spanish Christmas Quiz (KS3/KS4)
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The BIG & MINI Spanish Christmas Quiz (KS3/KS4)

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With both the KS3 and KS4 version of the BIG and MINI Xmas Quiz, each in both Target Language and English versions, here is a total of 8 different versions of the quiz, so you can adapt to every class! Item description: Christmas is coming! I wasn’t quite satisfied with doing just one Spanish Christmas quiz, so I made two! You can use the BIG Xmas Quiz (25 questions) to take up a whole lesson and the Mini Xmas Quiz (12 questions) to round off the second half of a Christmas lesson. I know that sometimes buying resources feels like a gamble, so I’ve put these two together so that you can be sure to get the lesson you need. Both quizzes are highly interactive. The BIG Xmas Quiz allows students to choose the order they do questions (advent calendar style) so they can aim for the questions with more points, but it’s up to you whether those points are just for the choosing team or whether everyone can go in. Personally, I like giving the first team ten seconds to answer then open it up to everyone else. The BIG Xmas Quiz also includes music (links to Youtube, make sure you enable external content when prompted) and some GCSE linked tasks (translation, describing pictures, culture) slyly slipped in. The Mini Xmas Quiz also teaches both language and cultural elements in an engaging, but also branches out beyond just Christmas themed questions. The question types also vary, but all involve minimal writing (multiple choice, order sorting, matching up images to text). The KS4 Mini Xmas Quiz also has a few more GCSE-influenced questions compared to the KS3 version, without sacrificing the fun (it is Christmas after all). Both quizzes come in Target Language and English versions. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The BIG Language Quizzes Super Pack
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The BIG Language Quizzes Super Pack

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All versions of my French and Spanish quizzes in the updated 2020 version: A total of 8 different versions of the lesson and all your end of year classes planned!
French BASICS Language Mat
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French BASICS Language Mat

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A language mat to stick on the table or hand out to help pupils with the basics. My pupils find the target language section particularly useful.
Spanish BASICS Language Mat
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Spanish BASICS Language Mat

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A language mat to stick on the table or hand out to help pupils with the basics. My pupils find the target language section particularly useful.
Perfect vs Present Tense (Listen/Translate)
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Perfect vs Present Tense (Listen/Translate)

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Ever teach the perfect tense and then find they have forgotten the present tense straight after? Find that your pupils are bogged down by all the details of the perfect tense? This is an ideal lesson to introduce or, even better, re-introduce the perfect tense because it focuses on just one part of it and puts it directly in comparison with the present tense, so pupils can notice for themselves the differences between them. It gives the attention to meaning and pronunciation before dealing with form in a combined explicit and implicit approach. Lesson objective: To use the past tense to translate phrases with “have done” or “did” and compare it with the present. I used this lesson with both a year 8 class and a year 9 class who had already seen the perfect tense before, but badly needed to review it. I’ve since tidied up the layout, added new images and added extra optional activities. The lesson also comes with an extended worksheet, which you could give to a whole class, just those pupils who won’t easily be able to get down or to any students who miss the lesson. Like all my lessons, it uses easily-recognisable icons to help support a Target Language environment. Instructions are given in TL, often with the English translation – I recommend deleting the translation for classes who don’t need it! The lesson also includes detailed slide-by-slide comments, with explanations and tips for delivery. There is a crossword to print for the starter activity, but if you prefer, you can sub this out for the alternative starter, which requires no printing. The recording for the listening activity is included in the powerpoint and as a separate file, but you can also listen to it here: https://rhinospike.com/audio_requests/jaimepapier/50584/ NOTE: In the version for download, I have increased the length of the pauses. The font Trebuchet MS is required to view this powerpoint and the worksheets correctly. This is usually pre-installed on Windows or with Office.
The BIG & MINI French Christmas Quiz (KS4/GCSE Version)
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The BIG & MINI French Christmas Quiz (KS4/GCSE Version)

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Christmas is coming! I wasn’t quite satisfied with doing just one French Christmas quiz, so I made two! You can use the BIG Xmas Quiz (25 questions) to take up a whole lesson and the MINI Xmas Quiz (12 questions) to round off the second half of a Christmas lesson. I know that sometimes buying resources feels like a gamble, so I’ve put these two together so that you can be sure to get the lesson you need. Both quizzes are highly interactive. The BIG Xmas Quiz allows students to choose the order they do questions (advent calendar style) so they can aim for the questions with more points, but it’s up to you whether those points are just for the choosing team or whether everyone can go in. Personally, I like giving the first team ten seconds to answer then open it up to everyone else. The BIG Xmas Quiz also includes music (links to Youtube, make sure you enable external content when prompted) and some GCSE linked tasks (translation, describing pictures, culture) slyly slipped in. The MINI Xmas Quiz also teaches both language and cultural elements in an engaging, but also branches out beyond just Christmas themed questions. The question types also vary, but all involve minimal writing (multiple choice, order sorting, matching up images to text). The MINI Xmas Quiz also has a few more GCSE-influenced questions compared to the KS3 version, without sacrificing the fun (it is Christmas after all). Both quizzes come in Target Language and English versions. As well as these Key Stage 4 versions, there are also Key Stage 3 versions available separately or as part of a bundle. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The BIG & MINI Spanish Christmas Quiz (KS3 version)
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The BIG & MINI Spanish Christmas Quiz (KS3 version)

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Christmas is coming! I wasn’t quite satisfied with doing just one Spanish Christmas quiz, so I made two! You can use the BIG Xmas Quiz (25 questions) to take up a whole lesson and the Mini Xmas Quiz (12 questions) to round off the second half of a Christmas lesson. I know that sometimes buying resources feels like a gamble, so I’ve put these two together so that you can be sure to get the lesson you need. Both quizzes are highly interactive. The BIG Xmas Quiz allows students to choose the order they do questions (advent calendar style) so they can aim for the questions with more points, but it’s up to you whether those points are just for the choosing team or whether everyone can go in. Personally, I like giving the first team ten seconds to answer then open it up to everyone else. The BIG Xmas Quiz also includes music (links to Youtube, make sure you enable external content when prompted) and some GCSE linked tasks (translation, describing pictures, culture) slyly slipped in. The Mini Xmas Quiz also teaches both language and cultural elements in an engaging, but also branches out beyond just Christmas themed questions. The question types also vary, but all involve minimal writing (multiple choice, order sorting, matching up images to text). Both quizzes come in Target Language and English versions. As well as these Key Stage 3 versions, there are also KS4 versions available as a bundle. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Hill of Être (B&W+Colour+PPT)
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The Hill of Être (B&W+Colour+PPT)

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This is for teaching which verbs use être as the auxiliary verb in the perfect (passé composé) tense. The hill shows all the verbs with an element of ‘transition’. If you downloaded this before, I have updated it with vector graphics, so it is much clearer. There is also a free version in black and white only and at a lower resolution. I wanted to keep a free version as I had an older version of this resource that I shared for free, so I didn’t want to remove it. However, this is the super-charged version, so if you like the free one and find it helpful, please consider supporting me. My pupils are always amused by the idea of someone falling and dying (!) at the end of the story, which makes it memorable. Usually, I only need to draw a quick sketch of a house on a hill on the board to remind them of how some verbs are different. This pack includes: Black and white version that pupils can stick in their books. Should still be readable at A5 size. Colour version for use in Powerpoints and small displays. Powerpoint that steps through the individual parts in the ‘story’, with high resolution versions of parts of the picture. A version without words which makes a snazzy desktop background. Poster-sized version of the picture (A3). Need any of these in a bigger size? Want it chopped into different pieces for you to cover an entire wall? I can make it as big as you like, just let me know in the comments! Alternatively, you can contact me before purchasing through my website.
Perfect vs Present Tense (Y9/KS4)
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Perfect vs Present Tense (Y9/KS4)

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Ever teach the perfect tense and then find they have forgotten the present tense straight after? Find that your pupils are bogged down by all the details of the perfect tense? This is an ideal lesson to introduce or, even better, re-introduce the perfect tense because it focuses on just one part of it and puts it directly in comparison with the present tense, so pupils can notice for themselves the differences between them. It gives the attention to meaning and pronunciation before dealing with form in a combined explicit and implicit approach. This lesson is a more advanced version of my Perfect vs Present tense lesson for KS3. However the activities are completely different, so they can both be used for the same class. Indeed, I used this with a year 9 class who had already done that lesson earlier in the year. Since they were familiar with the listening activity used, it was very quick to do. There is a worksheet included, but this is not at all necessary to do the lesson. The recording for the listening activity is included in the powerpoint and as a separate file, but you can also listen to it on RhinoSpike here The font Trebuchet MS is required to view this powerpoint and the worksheets correctly. This is usually pre-installed on Windows or with Office.