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

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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

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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 La Haine Paper 2 2018 Model Essay Représentation de la banlieue et des banlieusards
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Paper 2 2018 Model Essay Représentation de la banlieue et des banlieusards

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A 675-word model answer to the question 2018 AQA A-level French Paper 2 question 13.1 “Analysez la représentation de la banlieue et des banlieusards dans ce film et combine cette représentation est réaliste” The model answer includes an introduction, 3 clear main paragraphs with point, evidence and evaluation, as well as a conclusion. The language used also ties into the La Haine writing framework resource available in my shop.
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.
A-LEVEL FRENCH  Kiffe kiffe demain essay writing framework
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe kiffe demain essay writing framework

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A 4-page document offering essay writing phrases specific to writing responses to Kiffe Kiffe Demain essays at AS and A-level French. These are tailored around the book by Faiza Guene and is divided into sections, including introductory phrases, Introducing / structuring points in main paragraphs, presenting evidence, presenting evaluation, being more specific, making conclusions. I allow and actively encourage my students to write essays using this framework, up to and including timed essay attempts, in order to familiarise themselves with phrases which will enable them to produce a structured piece with varied language. This has proven very successful and popular with students, whose results have developed by using this resource.
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.
GCSE FRENCH - L'alcool, le tabagisme et la drogue
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GCSE FRENCH - L'alcool, le tabagisme et la drogue

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A self-made speaking mat which includes phonetics and PowerPoint presentation so that pupils of all ability ranges at GCSE can create extended answers to questions about smoking, drugs and alcohol. Suitable for all GCSE speaking and even writing preparation on the topic of Healthy Living/Lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
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 - qualité des rapports > vie supportable MODEL ESSAY
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe kiffe demain - qualité des rapports > vie supportable MODEL ESSAY

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A 618-word response to Q8.2 in the AQA’s recently published November 2020 A-Level French Paper 2 resource based on the novel Kiffe kiffe demain. « Ce qui rend la vie supportable pour les personnages dans ce roman, c’est la qualité des rapports qui existent entre eux. » Dans quelle mesure êtes-vous d’accord avec ce jugement ? The essay contains 3 main paragraphs, as well as an intro and conclusion. Each paragraph contains a clear point linked to the title itself, as well as specific evidence and then developed evaluation. This model can be explored in a variety of ways to look at essay structure, in particular the weighting of point-evidence-evaluation within paragraphs, grammatical structures or vocabulary.
GCSE German - Sport
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GCSE German - Sport

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A model text with three reading comprehension tasks about previous and current sporting activities/physical exercise habits with examples of perfect, imperfect, present and future tenses. The exercises include reading comprehension questions, a vocabulary finder and an adaptation task whereby pupils use language in the model text to create new ideas. Pupils can subsequently use the model text as inspiration for their own written piece.
Ma ville autrefois
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Ma ville autrefois

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Reading comprehension worksheet with vocabulary finder task and comprehension questions. Pupils can also texts as models for their own responses, which are ideal for GCSE speaking and writing preparation. The sentence building task is using phrases and ideas from the reading comprehension worksheet and along with the support column, pupils translate the English sentences into French to form an extended paragraph about how a town used to be.
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.
GCSE or AS FRENCH: Negative constructions
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GCSE or AS FRENCH: Negative constructions

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A self-made PowerPoint on Negative Constructions covering ne...pas, ne…guère, ne…jamais, ne…plus, ne…que, ne…personne and ne…rien. It includes examples and explanations of how each one works and has a translation exercise at the end to incorporate ideas presented in previous slides. The slides make a useful handout for students.
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.