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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 La Haine - Points positifs et aspects qu'on pourrait critiquer (Essay + exercises)

A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Points positifs et aspects qu'on pourrait critiquer (Essay + exercises)

A model essay on La Haine for the A2 French cultural studies essay writing question "Quels aspects de l’œuvre du metteur en scène que vous avez etudié est-ce que vous trouvez plutôt positifs ? Est-ce qu’il y a des aspects de l’œuvre que vous critiqueriez ? Expliquez pourquoi." This resource includes a 732-word model essay with a variety of points, vocabulary and grammatical structures and also 3 exercises for pupils to complete, including a vocabulary finder task, a reading comprehension and target language response task, and a third task which invites pupils to think of further positives and criticisms of La Haine.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - KKD présente une image optimiste de la vie en banlieue (ESSAY)

A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - KKD présente une image optimiste de la vie en banlieue (ESSAY)

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.
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A-LEVEL GERMAN: Goodbye Lenin Model Essay - Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Mauerfall

A-LEVEL GERMAN: Goodbye Lenin Model Essay - Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Mauerfall

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
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Examinez la représentation de la police (Model Essay, follow-up tasks & ans)

A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Examinez la représentation de la police (Model Essay, follow-up tasks & ans)

An 850-word model essay based on the AQA AS French specimen set paper 2 question “Examinez la représentation de la police dans le film La Haine”. The essay includes 4 follow-up tasks; a gap-fill task, a synonym finder task, a French > English translation task and an idiom match-up task. All tasks are based on the content of the essay and come complete with teacher’s answers, including a 20-mark translation. This would comfortably form the basis of a whole lesson. The essay also follows the Point-Evidence-Evaluation model which I preach to my students and has reaped success in exams!
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - Le contexte et le récit (4 lessons PowerPoint)

A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - Le contexte et le récit (4 lessons PowerPoint)

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.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Main themes of film director and your reaction to these (Model essay)

A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Main themes of film director and your reaction to these (Model essay)

My response to the A-level essay question Analysez les principaux thèmes ou les principales idées du metteur en scène que vous avez étudié. Comment avez-vous réagi à ces thèmes ou à ces idées ? which is relevant for either the legacy or the new-style A-level courses. This is a great model resource to discuss the importance of structure and to access for vocabulary and essay-writing phrases. We discuss the importance of the PEE model (Point-Evidence-Evaluation) and sometimes get pupils to do group work whereby each group evaluates a paragraph and explains PEE in each to other groups. ***NOW INCLUDES ASSOCIATED EXERCISES FOR PUPILS, INCLUDING PHRASE-FINDER AND TRANSLATION OF EXPRESSIONS WITHIN ESSAY***
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Les thèmes principaux (1 lesson PowerPoint)

A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Les thèmes principaux (1 lesson PowerPoint)

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.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe kiffe demain Analysez les rapports entre personnages masculins / féminins ESSAY

A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe kiffe demain Analysez les rapports entre personnages masculins / féminins ESSAY

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.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe demain - KKD comme journal: comment cela affecte l'histoire (Model essay)

A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe demain - KKD comme journal: comment cela affecte l'histoire (Model essay)

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.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Essay Writing Framework

A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine Essay Writing Framework

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.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Points positifs et aspects qu'on pourrait critiquer (Essay + exercises)

A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Points positifs et aspects qu'on pourrait critiquer (Essay + exercises)

A model essay on La Haine for the A2 French cultural studies essay writing question "Quels aspects de l’œuvre du metteur en scène que vous avez etudié est-ce que vous trouvez plutôt positifs ? Est-ce qu’il y a des aspects de l’œuvre que vous critiqueriez ? Expliquez pourquoi." This resource includes a 732-word model essay with a variety of points, vocabulary and grammatical structures and also 3 exercises for pupils to complete, including a vocabulary finder task, a reading comprehension and target language response task, and a third task which invites pupils to think of further positives and criticisms of La Haine.
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Ma ville autrefois

Ma ville autrefois

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.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - KKD présente une image optimiste de la vie en banlieue (ESSAY)

A-LEVEL FRENCH Kiffe Kiffe Demain - KKD présente une image optimiste de la vie en banlieue (ESSAY)

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.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Le contexte général, social, cinématographique et biographique (3 lessons)

A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Le contexte général, social, cinématographique et biographique (3 lessons)

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.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Le scénario et les événements importants  (1 lesson PPoint & handout)

A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Le scénario et les événements importants (1 lesson PPoint & handout)

A PowerPoint and supporting Word document which will provide at least one lesson aimed at improving student's knowledge of the plot and order of events in La Haine, which is so often rusty even after viewing the film for the first few times. Tasks include matching summaries of key events to clips from the film, ordering events that take place in the film and writing a short summary against the clock to present verbally in pairs/to class. Key/tricky vocabulary in the summaries have also been highlighted, and pupils can be encouraged to use the context of what they have already understood and asked to build an understanding of these expressions.
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A-LEVEL GERMAN: Goodbye Lenin Model Essay - Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Mauerfall

A-LEVEL GERMAN: Goodbye Lenin Model Essay - Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Mauerfall

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
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La Haine A2 French Speaking Exam Practice Task

La Haine A2 French Speaking Exam Practice Task

Paired speaking task. Pupils ask each other the questions on their resource about La Haine and pupils to then peer-assess using the AQA A2 marks scheme. This can easily be adapted to use any part of the mark scheme & include different questions to suit what has been taught. This enables students to identify areas upon which to focus revision.
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A-level French La Haine 6 essay bundle

A-level French La Haine 6 essay bundle

1) A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine French Model Essay - Main themes of film director and reaction My response to the A-level essay question Analysez les principaux thèmes ou les principales idées du metteur en scène que vous avez étudié. Comment avez-vous réagi à ces thèmes ou à ces idées ? which is relevant for either the legacy or the new-style A-level courses. This is a great model resource to discuss the importance of structure and to access for vocabulary and essay-writing phrases. We discuss the importance of the PEE model (Point-Evidence-Evaluation) and sometimes get pupils to do group work whereby each group evaluates a paragraph and explains PEE in each to other groups. ***NOW INCLUDES ASSOCIATED EXERCISES FOR PUPILS, INCLUDING PHRASE-FINDER AND TRANSLATION OF EXPRESSIONS WITHIN ESSAY*** "I think this essay will be helpful to any students struggling to get to grips with the demands of the challenge of writing a target language essay on a cultural topic. It would serve as a sound model for how to structure a sufficiently well-argued response, and demonstrates effectively how details should be adduced to explain and justify the points raised." 2) A2 FRENCH La Haine A2 Model Essay - Points positifs et aspects qu'on pourrait critiquer + exercises A model essay on La Haine for the A2 French cultural studies essay writing question "Quels aspects de l’œuvre du metteur en scène que vous avez etudié est-ce que vous trouvez plutôt positifs ? Est-ce qu’il y a des aspects de l’œuvre que vous critiqueriez ? Expliquez pourquoi." This resource includes a 732-word model essay with a variety of points, vocabulary and grammatical structures and also 3 exercises for pupils to complete, including a vocabulary finder task, a reading comprehension and target language response task, and a third task which invites pupils to think of further positives and criticisms of La Haine. 3) La Haine A2 FRENCH Model Essay - Le facteur le plus important pour le succès du film Another model essay in response to an A2 essay writing question from the AQA FREN3 June 2013 Q14b. This can be accessed in a variety of ways in order to help pupils make progress with their essay writing. 4) La Haine A2 Model Essay - How does the film's director seek to provoke strong emotions among viewers A model A2 French essay on the film La Haine and on how Kassovitz seeks to provoke strong emotions among viewers. 5) La Haine A2 Model Essay - Influences of director An exemplar model A2 French essay I wrote on the film La Haine about the influences of the film's director Mathieu Kassovitz. It has a few comprehension exercises thereafter. 5* "Thank you very much for this essay. I really like the exercises at the end too." Mlle Pierre 5* "Excellent - very useful resource. I am not teaching La Haine but it has still provided some valuable inspiration to help support my students on the film we are studying" afyvvmc 6) La Haine A2 Model Essay - To what extent does originality play a role in the film's success A model A2 French essay on the film La Haine. Pupils could be asked to pick out key vocabulary, identify structures used, adapt ideas or even pick out key points made, evidence presented or evaluation made. Extent originality contributes to success Some of the essays have accompanying exercises. Bundle price 18% cheaper than buying essays individually.
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A-LEVEL FRENCH  La Haine - Examinez les similarités et les différences entre Saïd, Vinz et Hubert

A-LEVEL FRENCH La Haine - Examinez les similarités et les différences entre Saïd, Vinz et Hubert

A comprehensive 926-word model essay on the new AQA AS French Paper 2 writing title on La Haine "Examinez les similarités et les différences entre Saïd, Vinz et Hubert dans La Haine." The essay covers every one of the suggested bulletpoints and can be exploited in a variety of ways, and also includes a vocabulary list with key expressions and vocabulary used throughout the essay.
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