Quick and easy Christmas cards

Quick and easy Christmas cards

Stupidly easy lesson - lots of images for you to use (saves search times!!!). Print out sufficient, give kids gluesticks, colouring pencils and coloured card to cut out and stick onto. Jazz up the greetings inside if you wish - and there you are - easiest last lesson of the year ever - and avoids the HELL of watching half a DVD!!!
pinski1971
Comparatives - Echo 3 Rot Coole Schule

Comparatives - Echo 3 Rot Coole Schule

Supports Echo 3 Rot double page spread, with thanks to other TES users, a few of whose slides I've adapted. Very interactive, lots of speaking, visuals, reinforces comparative in context of personal characteristics and school, ability to give in depth opinion on school subjects. Bit of a mish mash, but hope it&'s useful!
pinski1971
Question skills / healthy lifestyle FUN!!!

Question skills / healthy lifestyle FUN!!!

This is specifically for Health / Drugs / Alcohol German. First presentation reminds / coaches on speaking and handling questions, lots of listening involved. Second presentation fires questions at the students and they have to respond appropriately.
pinski1971
Synonym and 'word power' - ALL MFLs

Synonym and 'word power' - ALL MFLs

Excellent little activity for students to choose best fit / synonym / missing word from a choice. BRILLIANT and engaging, adapt it for any topic, any level of ability, really fun and students learn a lot from this!! If you choose the right options, you create six packs of cards, if you go wrong you can't close the loop and finish the activity. Super for vocabulary building.\nSorry - just noticed I have some errors in my spreadsheet - please correct &'BauarbeiterIN&'; and 'Sauer&' - should be lower case &';sauer'.
pinski1971
Teenage Stress

Teenage Stress

Introducing several issues in German which could cause teenage stress. Students have to rate according to 'ist mir (gar nicht) wichtig... and then revises conditional tense. Pupils to brainstorm solutions to suggested problems. Lots of opportunities to speak and write. As usual, feedback welcome... (sorry, re-loaded after spotting typos!)
pinski1971
Which tense is being used?

Which tense is being used?

GCSE-style Higher level reading comprehension with two short(ish)passages that I have adapted from exam boards - followed by 5 statements that students should mark as being in the past/present/future tense.\nI've adapted to make more complex and include funkier adverbs of time, challenging and Edexcel-exam-style friendly.
pinski1971
Vocabulary boosting self-mark game. All langs

Vocabulary boosting self-mark game. All langs

Either use as vocab boost (tailored to your group's requirements) use use as excellent group activity to promote discussion and deep understanding of how gender/case affects def/indefinite/pronouns. Students must make six groups of six cards - it's self marking so perfect consolidation activity after teaching. Biscuits for the winning team are recommended!
pinski1971
How Christians might view suffering

How Christians might view suffering

Lots of group talk / higher level discussion in this lesson exploring christian viewpoint on suffering - who is responsible? Tracing back to Adam and Eve who 'let in' evil via free will etc... Fun video, lots of AfL and group discussion. WITH THANKS to another TES uploader - I nicked a slide off one of your presentations!
pinski1971
Wo ich wohne + Dative

Wo ich wohne + Dative

Series of lessons to teach where you live plus dative endings definite/indefinite. (Have already taught types of house/location). Moves on to rooms in house, what you might do there - very interactive, nice grammar focus on 1st/2nd person verbs too. Enjoy!!! Please feed back. It's nice to have occasionally, you know?...
pinski1971
School Subjects - opinions vocabulary / structures

School Subjects - opinions vocabulary / structures

Can be amended for ANY topic (or MFL, actually!) Lots of opportunities to give opinions and extend/justify. Build in 'weil' for higher ability if you want. Focus on speaking skills. Update... got observed with this and had an Outstanding - lots of feedback on the peer assessment and group interactions - you can really show off questioning and Blooms with this lesson... HTH
pinski1971
WEIL/WENN plus DAS WETTER and ACTIVITIES

WEIL/WENN plus DAS WETTER and ACTIVITIES

For good ability students, how to start with subordinate connectives (either weil/wenn) to force VCV construction, including free time activities in perfect and present tense. Scaffolding to encourage vocab recall, building from present to past tense, at which point I also include weil. For a top set 7th Grade, already know perfect and weil clauses. Have included weather es ist/es war handout for your ease.... THANKS TO OTHER TES MEMBER, WHOSE RESOURCE I LIFTED IMAGES FROM! Feedback most gratefully received!
pinski1971
Excellent reading/speaking activity 'FOOTBALL'

Excellent reading/speaking activity 'FOOTBALL'

Fabulous reading / speaking fun!! Adapted from an excellent english resource (from a colleague, I don't know the original, I'm sorry...). This can be adapted for any MFL and ability. Create a text document / print a webpage etc of suitable reading, about three/four paras is good. Pupils have up to 20 mins free access to dictionaries / online dictionaries. Help with idioms or complex language as needed. Then once ready, teams of equal ability (max. 4). One student starts to read and can be 'tackled' after 10 words for the definition / spelling etc. All instructions are in German and English but is completely adaptable. Pupils must shout 'tackle' or 'goal' in TL. Extremely good fun, have a whistle ready as referee!!
pinski1971
Echo 3 Rot Frauenmannschaft - listening skills

Echo 3 Rot Frauenmannschaft - listening skills

Interactive 'keep them on their toes&' lesson with lots of listening and practise to retain information for more than 10 seconds! Listening, thinking skills, lots of switching between future and perfect tense with game at end. \nPlease feed back!
pinski1971
Mein Stundenplan / Wie spät ist es?

Mein Stundenplan / Wie spät ist es?

Reinforces time lesson done already with nice interactive games (thanks to a game I've lifted from another contributor on TES!), then goes on to teach basic subjects and teach how to describe your day using verb inversion, thus 'Am Montag HABE ich.....' Suitable for 6th Grade.
pinski1971
Pets with music -

Pets with music -

thanks to TWO other contributors, whose resources I've combined. LOTS of listen/repeat/chanting and print out the table of French/English to save the student writing it out! Lovely chance to introduce Saint-Saens carnival of the animals. Leave slide 25 on freeze with all names of animals from the music, freeze the OHP and then click on the YouTube links - students can vote/guess with mini-white-boards which animal is being represented. Second part of ppt much more usual - Bon appetit!
pinski1971
Introduction to Perfect Tense with haben

Introduction to Perfect Tense with haben

Good for higher ability. Lots of thinking and group work to encourage independent learning and make students work out rules for themselves. I've mixed up reg/irreg verbs because my group is good enough to cope with it, also included a seperable verb. Thanks for a couple of graphics to other TES contributors. You will need to give/remind of the full haben forms. Feedback would be appreciated.
pinski1971
Healthy Eating Thinking and Reading skills

Healthy Eating Thinking and Reading skills

Higher ability but could be differentiated. Students must scan and retain information with time constraints, then deliver back orally and give advice in the conditional based on what they have read. All feedback much appreciated, please...
pinski1971
Frühstück - was ist gesund?

Frühstück - was ist gesund?

Lots of scaffolding to encourage personal responses of opinions and advice on healthy eating at breakfast. Lots of focus on subordinate clauses to hit A* material for controlled assessment. Can be used for spoken and written. (Sorry - just edited to say I've missed out an umlaut on gesunder - please add it in!)
pinski1971
In der Stadt preposition lesson - fun/interactive

In der Stadt preposition lesson - fun/interactive

Pupils design their own Stadtplan and use acc/dat knowledge to describe where things are. Resourced with a ready-to-use town plan, map of Berlin to give cultural background to street names and lots of opportunities for PLTS and speaking. \nPlease give feedback.
pinski1971
Phonics lesson - highly adaptable

Phonics lesson - highly adaptable

Practises common letter sound / blends for German - can easily be changed for French. It can be HUGELY reduced and done using duplo colour-coded blocks for children. Really good fun and lots of student participation in this. Please rate as I'm becoming obsessed with MFL phonics and would like to develop this whole area...
pinski1971
LISTENING SKILLS - describing a visit to a city

LISTENING SKILLS - describing a visit to a city

Focus on listening skills at GCSE, based around BBC Berlin clip. Higher ability gapfill listening and dictionary work, then listening to an embedded file, people saying what they did and their opinions.\nAll feedback welcome.
pinski1971