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Paul Smith (Teacher of French & German KS3 - 5)

In amongst the madness that is modern-day teaching, I still find time (somehow) and enjoy creating my own resources, from Key Stage 3 worksheets and PowerPoint presentations to Key Stage 5 model A-Level French & German essays, and everything in between. PLEASE leave an honest review if you purchase any of my resources! Thanks, Paul

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In amongst the madness that is modern-day teaching, I still find time (somehow) and enjoy creating my own resources, from Key Stage 3 worksheets and PowerPoint presentations to Key Stage 5 model A-Level French & German essays, and everything in between. PLEASE leave an honest review if you purchase any of my resources! Thanks, Paul
A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - Le contexte et le récit (4 lessons PowerPoint)
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - Le contexte et le récit (4 lessons PowerPoint)

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A 34 slide PowerPoint with at least 4 lessons worth of activities for students to become more familiar with the novel Kiffe Kiffe Demain by Faïza Guène, specifically the context and the storyline of the work. The lessons based around the book's context include activities on the author herself, as well as it's literary milieu as a celebrated piece of littérature beur. There is also a lesson based around gaining a greater understanding of the history of immigration in France . The storyline lessons build knowledge of the key events in the book, culminating in a task requiring pupils to match summary titles to each "chapter" from the book, complete with page number references. This will enable pupils to build a useful table to refer back to, when looking for evidence of particular aspects of the storyline when writing A-level essays. The PowerPoint includes gap-fill tasks, reading and listening comprehension tasks, summary tasks, phrase finder tasks, as well as translation and grammar activities, with answers to facilitate self- and peer assessment of activities.
A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Essay Writing Framework
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Essay Writing Framework

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This is a list of generic essay phrases that I have used in my many model essays on La Haine which I give to my students at the start of the year and encourage them to use when writing their own essays on the film. In this way, students are "trained" to write their essays in a structured fashion, following the Point-Evidence-Evaluation model. I call this the bones of the essay, and the meat on those bones comes from their own planning and ideas. I also encourage my pupils to add to this list should they come across any expressions that they like/use that aren't already on the list. Although students obviously aren't allowed any aid in the exam with them, by the final exam, some of these phrases will be embedded in their work by force of repetition. Students will naturally develop "favourites" and provided that these are used in the correct context, it will enable them to focus more on the content, i.e. gaining more marks for the critical analysis of the ideas they put forward.
A-LEVEL GERMAN: Goodbye Lenin Model Essay - Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Mauerfall
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A-LEVEL GERMAN: Goodbye Lenin Model Essay - Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Mauerfall

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My own model response to the new-style AQA A-level Paper2 question "Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Fall der Mauer? Inwiefern wird alles besser für ihn?". The essay also includes a comprehensive vocabulary list which has been drawn from the essay itself. Many of these phrases and expressions are generic and could be used for other essays. The essay can be accessed in many ways, including: - Asking pupils to highlight the Point, Evidence and Evaluation in each of the main body's paragraphs. They could summarise these in English which is a useful precursor from them to write their own plan in English following the Point, Evidence and Evaluation model. - Highlighting certain sections, phrases or passages for translation to consolidate on grammar structures which may have already been taught. - Asking pupils to read the essay and then consulting the mark scheme they could give the essay a mark and then justify why they chose the mark when discussing with peers. This would help to familiarise pupils with what is needed in order to score the higher marks. I hope you find this resource useful! Paul
A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe kiffe demain Analysez les rapports entre personnages masculins / féminins ESSAY
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe kiffe demain Analysez les rapports entre personnages masculins / féminins ESSAY

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A 762-word model essay in response to the AQA A-level French Paper 2 question on Faiza Guene’s Kiffe Kiffe Demain with the title “Analysez les rapports entre les personnages féminins et les personnages masculins dans ce roman.” The model essay is accompanied by 6 exercises, including a synonym finder task, a grammar gap-fill based on adjectival agreement, a verb formation gap-fill task, a diamond 9 speaking task based on relationships between characters, an English summary task to show understanding of model essay’s structure and content (Point-Evidence-Evaluation) and the final task which requires pupils to choose the relationships they wish to analyse and to offer their thoughts to each one. This resource could be used over the course of 2 lessons and serves as an excellent model to support less confident pupils, but also contains a wealth of vocabulary and structures in order to inspire the more able.
GCSE German - Perfect Tense worksheet & Perfect Tense summary
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GCSE German - Perfect Tense worksheet & Perfect Tense summary

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I created this resource for my Year 9 group who are studying die Medien und Freizeit. This is a reading comprehension worksheet with two tasks. The first is an identification task of the auxiliary verb and past participle & the second requires pupils to work back from the past participle to the infinitive whilst identifying the auxiliary verb. The latter exercise can be completed with the support of the summary sheet. Sentences can then be adapted as a written task.
A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Les thèmes principaux (1 lesson PowerPoint)
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Les thèmes principaux (1 lesson PowerPoint)

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PowerPoint presentation and supporting resource which introduces the main themes of La Haine. By this stage, pupils will already have built up a knowledge of the plot/storyline. Activities include a short translation starter, a match-up task which can be done in small groups, diamond 9 speaking task, a reading comprehension match-up task requiring students to match examples of specific events in film to specific themes, a synonym finder task, a short writing task to pen own examples from film and matching them to specific themes covered and a speaking task plenary to get pupils thinking about the importance and representation of the themes, as well as the director’s intentions.
A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - KKD présente une image optimiste de la vie en banlieue (ESSAY)
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - KKD présente une image optimiste de la vie en banlieue (ESSAY)

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This is an extensive 1043-word model response to the A-level French Paper 2 question on Kiffe Kiffe Demain « Ce livre présente surtout une image optimiste de la vie en banlieue parisienne. » Dans quelle mesure êtes-vous d’accord avec ce jugement ? The document also contains activities aimed at exploiting the model essay, including a phrase finder task for useful generic essay structures, a match-up synonym task of words/expressions found in the essay, a French > English translation task and a summary task which will require students to summarise what they understand from each of the paragraphs in the main body of the essay in English following the point, evidence and personal evaluation rationale in terms of structure. This template then serves as a basis for students to commence their own plan to attempt the same essay question.
GCSE German - Gesundheit Du bist was du isst
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GCSE German - Gesundheit Du bist was du isst

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A reading comprehension worksheet with a model text and 2 comprehension tasks, including a "richtig, falsch, nicht im Text" task and a vocabulary identification task. The text provides a useful model for pupils preparing a response as part of a GCSE writing or speaking task.
A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe demain - KKD comme journal: comment cela affecte l'histoire (Model essay)
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe demain - KKD comme journal: comment cela affecte l'histoire (Model essay)

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A 783-word model written response to the new AQA A-level French 7652 Paper 2 question "Faïza Guène présente Kiffe kiffe demain comme un journal. Comment est-ce que cela affecte la façon dont l’histoire est présentée ?" The response is followed by a comprehensive vocabulary list which will enable pupils of all levels to access the model response. Pupils can use the model response to identify point, evidence and personal evaluation in each main paragraph, as well as to draw out useful generic essay language which they can in turn use in their own work.
Mes loisirs autrefois et maintenant
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Mes loisirs autrefois et maintenant

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A reading comprehension task and some Imperfect tense verb gap-fill/manipulation and translation tasks in a nice concise resource on previous and current hobbies. Pupils can be encouraged to adapt paragraphs to create their own.
An Idiot's Guide to French Tenses
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An Idiot's Guide to French Tenses

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A concise yet comprehensive & colourful resource for French students between KS3 to KS5 which can easily be made into a personalised booklet which summarises all of the key French tenses, including Pluperfect, Perfect, Imperfect, Present (Regular & Irregular), Near Future, Future, Conditional & Conditional Perfect. My pupils find the tense summaries really useful and they have also been enlarged and put onto A3 and laminated by other staff to use as classroom wall display support.
Mes dernières vacances - Le voyage
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Mes dernières vacances - Le voyage

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Pupils to recognise whether phrases in grid are positive or negative. They can then read model text and complete vocabulary finder and reading comprehension tasks before writing their own using the model for inspiration. This is a useful resource for preparing pupils for GCSE writing or speaking tasks.
GCSE or AS FRENCH: Adjectives
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GCSE or AS FRENCH: Adjectives

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A self-made PowerPoint on adjectives and adjectival agreements. Includes regular and irregular adjectives, as well as various adjectival patterns and adjectives which change meaning depending on whether they come before and after the noun. Includes examples of each as well as exercises on certain slides. Slides also make a useful handout for pupils. The accompanying word document is a list of useful adjectives to describe personality which can be used as an extension to PowerPoint in getting pupils to agree adjectives to describe someone in their family or a friend.
GCSE German - Talking about school uniform
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GCSE German - Talking about school uniform

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Reading comprhension worksheet with vocabulary finder task, reading comprehension questions and a grammar identification task. The paragraph gives a good model for pupils preparing a response to part of a GCSE writing or speaking task.
A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Le contexte général, social, cinématographique et biographique (3 lessons)
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Le contexte général, social, cinématographique et biographique (3 lessons)

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A 31-slide PowerPoint which includes at least 3 lessons worth of materials and activities enabling pupils to build a greater knowledge of the general, social, cinematographic and biographical contexts of the film La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz. Activities include timed gap-fill tasks, reading comprehension tasks, grammar tasks, speaking tasks, research-based 70-word reading summary tasks and translation tasks.
Les autres œuvres du réalisateur Mathieu Kassovitz
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Les autres œuvres du réalisateur Mathieu Kassovitz

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A research activity in which pupils use the internet or their smartphones using school WIFI to research the other films, apart from La Haine, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and complete the grid. This enables pupils to establish common themes and includes links to 3 of Kassovitz's short films, and can lead to subsequent target language discussion in which pupils offer opinions.