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Year 11 French Revision Quiz
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Year 11 French Revision Quiz

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Contains three parts, each 10 questions long: Verbs, Nouns, and DIY ( students translate whole sentences). The quiz is on the easy side - top sets may need more stimulation - but see for yourself. NB: Slides 8, 34, and 37 mention me by name - change to your own! Otherwise all is non-specific.
Machismo y feminismo: starter activities
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Machismo y feminismo: starter activities

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Two starter activities on the Machismo y feminismo chapter of the 'Igualdad de los sexos' module of the new AQA specification. The first activity asks pupils to unscramble words to find synonyms of some of the topic vocab. The second activity asks them to translate some expressions into Spanish. The expressions have been specially selected as they contain little 'traps', such as a difference in articles, false friends, etc. Pupils may use the textbook for vocab tips (pp. 54-55).
French Time Murder mystery
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French Time Murder mystery

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Students read a text and fill out a grid with details in order to discover the murderer. Aimed at high-ability KS3, may be suitable for low-ability KS4. Designed with aim of consolidating topic of time in French.
Daily routine: Simba's Day
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Daily routine: Simba's Day

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An extended activity that could take up to a whole lesson, depending on the students' level of French. Designed to reinforce the Daily Routine topic in a slightly more entertaining way. Students read the text and fill in the gaps using words from a list. They then complete two more activities: answering reading comprehension questions in English, and doing a multiple-choice exercise in French. NB: The two files are an EASY and a CHALLENGING version of the same thing; see what suits your class best. A good challenge for KS3. May be suitable for lower-achievement KS4. I follow this up by making them pick a cartoon/book character and write about his or her day in a creative way.
French Relationships with Conditional Tense
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French Relationships with Conditional Tense

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A couple of PowerPoint presentations introducing students to a few basic phrases in the conditional (voudrais, serait, aurait...) and practicing talking about one's ideal partner. Also deals with adjective placement and agreement.
French Relationships Speaking Prep
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French Relationships Speaking Prep

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A lesson to prepare students for an exam-style speaking assessment on relationships: this tests question comprehension as well as topic vocabulary. At the end, I ask students to pack up and translate/answer one of the questions each to be allowed to leave the room.
Spanish fillers - Muletillas
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Spanish fillers - Muletillas

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To develop comprehension and fluency, an overview of fillers and interjections: match-up of Spanish and English, then a video making fun of celebrities who use a lot of fillers, then a speaking activity in which students are required to use as many fillers as possible.
French Easy Technology Quiz
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French Easy Technology Quiz

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A quiz consisting of 3 rounds (grammar and spelling, odd one out, and identify correct description for the image). Made for KS3, but could be used with lower-ability KS4. Good for revising the technology module, or if students are a little tired!
Context: embodied knowledge, schema, co-text
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Context: embodied knowledge, schema, co-text

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English Language A-Level lesson (AQA) to introduce students to the terminology of: embodied knowledge, schematic knowledge, co-text. Offers regular opportunities for pupils to write on the board collectively to contribute and to reflect on what they've learnt.
Mi ciudad cut-out activity
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Mi ciudad cut-out activity

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A fun activity to consolidate vocabulary of places in town. Students cut out words and stick them onto the right picture, then draw a map of Seville based on the resulting text. This can take the better part of a lesson. NB: For the sake of simplicity, I have taken liberties with geographical positioning - it is not all true to life...
Word search grid
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Word search grid

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A ready grid to print out and get your students to design their own word search. My favourite way of doing this is clues in source language, answers in target language - easy-peasy and educational!
Crime and punishment: Translation and speaking
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Crime and punishment: Translation and speaking

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A two-slide presentation including a translation exercise (ideal as a starter) and Devil's Advocate, a speaking activity in which students are given statements to defend or argue against. This mostly deals with the earlier parts of the Crime and Punishment unit: basic crime vocab and reasons for criminal behaviour.
Perfect tense quickie
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Perfect tense quickie

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A quick exercise for the Spanish perfect tense - pupils look at stills from The Simpsons and make a sentence in the perfect tense to answer the question, ¿Qué has hecho?
Vocabulary activity - Intro to Crime (French)
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Vocabulary activity - Intro to Crime (French)

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A starter activity in which students get introduced to some crime vocab by actively guessing it, using their knowledge of English cognates and a few hints. This tends to be quite popular with students.
Spanish: Use of drones as a security measure
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Spanish: Use of drones as a security measure

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A comprehension worksheet to go with a video (link in the document) featuring an Argentinian news clip on drones. Can be used for Scientific Progress module or for Crime module, since it discusses the uses of drones by the police.
Literature Reading Comprehension IGCSE Spanish (Question 5)
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Literature Reading Comprehension IGCSE Spanish (Question 5)

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Since there aren’t many sample materials for the new Edexcel IGCSE Spanish specification (2017), I’ve created this resource modelled exactly on Question 5 of the Reading and Writing exam - the one where students read a literary extract and answer questions about it in Spanish. The only difference is that this also contains a list of translated words to help students, which is NOT provided in an exam. The literary text is an excerpt from a collection of tales ‘Relatos de mi pueblo’ by the Mexican writer Efraín N. Pacheco García. Answers are included at the end of the document. Word document allows you to tailor it to your class or a different exam body.
How to use accents in Spanish - homonyms (si – sí)
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How to use accents in Spanish - homonyms (si – sí)

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A self-guided explanation and exercises dealing with the following often-confused pairs: si – sí mi – mí tu – tú el – él Students figure out the rules based on a body of examples, then complete gapfill and translation exercises. I have found that this tends to clear up a lot of confusion common about accents in Spanish!