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I’m Rachel and I've been teaching for 18 years! I first taught English (TEFL) in Japan and Madrid and then taught French and Spanish in Surrey. I subsequently worked in a UK curriculum school in sunny Dubai. I have now relocated to the UK and have a gorgeous baby daughter! I have a learning-centred approach and encourage my students to be active and reflective learners. I really enjoy the creative process of making PowerPoints and worksheets and hope you enjoy using them!

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I’m Rachel and I've been teaching for 18 years! I first taught English (TEFL) in Japan and Madrid and then taught French and Spanish in Surrey. I subsequently worked in a UK curriculum school in sunny Dubai. I have now relocated to the UK and have a gorgeous baby daughter! I have a learning-centred approach and encourage my students to be active and reflective learners. I really enjoy the creative process of making PowerPoints and worksheets and hope you enjoy using them!
French Teaching Resources: Emphatic Pronouns Worksheet.
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French Teaching Resources: Emphatic Pronouns Worksheet.

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Differentiated worksheet to practise emphatic pronouns. Content: The emphatic pronouns are listed in French and English. Moi Toi Lui Elle Soi Nous Vous Eux Elles EXAMPLE CONTENT: A. Emphatic pronouns are used after prepositions e.g. Je m’entends bien avec elle = ______*students write in the English Je m’entends bien avec lui = __________________________ Sans vous = without _______ B. Emphatic pronouns are used for comparisons e.g. Je suis plus grand qu’elle = ____________________________________. Elle est plus drôle que lui = ____________________________________. C. Emphatic pronouns are used for emphasis e.g. Moi, je suis travailleur, mais toi, tu es paresseux ! = ___________ Moi, je veux une glace = ____________________________. D. They are also used on their own e.g. Qui a un chat? Toi! Lui! Elle! Moi! = _____________________. Exercice A. Complétez et traduisez en anglais. 1. Je m’entends bien avec ______ (them). = ________________. 2. Je ne m’entends pas avec _____ (him). = ________________. Extra (extension task): 1. La femme est derrière ______ (us). = ____________________. 2. David Beckham est plus mignon que _____ (him). = _________. 3. Angelina Jolie est plus intelligente que _____ (her). = ________. Extra extra !: Écrivez 7 phrases en utilisant des pronoms disjonctifs. Write 7 sentences using emphatic pronouns. (Try to use a range of tenses and adjectives and write complex sentences).
Welcome Back / Return to School Motivational Assembly / Tutor Time/ Form Time/ PSHE
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Welcome Back / Return to School Motivational Assembly / Tutor Time/ Form Time/ PSHE

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This 20 slide PowerPoint presentation can be used for an assembly, for form time, tutor time or PSHE on the first day or week of school. The aim is to help students to consider how lucky they are to have an education and to be inspired to set themselves goals and targets for the academic year. It is full of colourful pictures and animations to hopefully grab the attention of the sleepiest of students! It can be simply shown with very little commentary or can be used for detailed discussion as you wish. The first slide says Welcome to Year *! (you need to fill in the year group!) The second slide asks How were you feeling this morning? And gives various options: Sleepy, sad, scared, lucky, inspired, happy, fed up, grumpy, excited, nervous, positive. Or maybe something else? This can be used as an opportunity for pair, group or class discussion. Slide 3 says: Here are some other classes starting the school year around the world…. Slides 4 – 8 show classes around the world such as: “Nguyen Thi Phuong teaches a class in Van Chai, Vietnam without books or electricity”, and “Syrian refugee students at one of the Unicef schools at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, near the border with Syria.” These slides can be used to elicit the student’s observations about the lives and education of these students and as an opportunity for pair, group or class discussion. Slide 9 then repeats slide 2: Asking How do you feel now? And gives various options: Sleepy, sad, scared, lucky, inspired, happy, fed up, grumpy, excited, nervous, positive. Or maybe something else? Slide 10 asks What was the best thing you did this summer? Slide 11 states Maybe you did something extraordinary….. and shows pictures of various Olympians from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Slide 11 continues the theme of doing something extraordinary and shows a picture and brief description of the amazing Malala Yousafzai who was targeted by Taliban gunmen in 2012 for expressing her views on education. Slide 13 asks: Will you do something extraordinary this year? What goals will you aim for? Slide 14 – 17 give suggestions e.g Maybe a physical challenge? Make the football team, Run 5K, Learn a new sport, Start training for Tokyo 2020! Beat my swimming PB & Exercise every day. The other challenges are Creative, Academic and Something Else e.g. volunteer, raise money for charity… Slide 18 says Picture yourself achieving your goal. How does it make you feel? And gives various options: Sleepy, sad, scared, lucky, inspired, happy, fed up, grumpy, excited, nervous, positive. Or maybe something else? Slide 19 has the brilliant Nelson Mandela quotation: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Finally slide 20 says Have a great school year! Enjoy!
French Teaching Resources. Food PowerPoint Presentation
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French Teaching Resources. Food PowerPoint Presentation

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Expressions presented: Je voudrais: du poulet. du fromage. du beurre. de l’eau minérale. Je bois du lait. Je mange des carottes. J’aime manger des yaourts. J’ai mangé des œufs. Nous mangeons de la confiture. Je ne mange pas de jambon. Je n’ai pas de concombre. The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. The first slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. The next section of slides have mutiple choice questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins!
French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint Presentation & Song: Daily Routine/ Reflexives
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French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint Presentation & Song: Daily Routine/ Reflexives

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Expressions: Je me réveille. Je me lève. Je me douche. Je me brosse les dents. Je me lave. Je m’habille. Je prends le petit déjeuner. Je me couche. The first slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. The next section of slides have multiple choice questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! The song is on one PowerPoint slide and is sung to the tune of jingle bells: Je me lève, je me lave, je me brosse les dents. Je m’habille, je fais pipi et je quitte la maison. OH ! A huit heures je prends le bus et je vois mes amis. Puis j’arrive au collège à huit heures et demie !
Spanish Teaching Resources. PowerPoint: Holiday destinations and transportation.
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Spanish Teaching Resources. PowerPoint: Holiday destinations and transportation.

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Spanish PowerPoint presenting holiday destinations and transport. Vocabulary: ¿Adónde vas de vacaciones normalmente? Voy a la costa. Voy a la sierra. Voy al campo. Voy a un pueblo. ¿Cómo vas? Voy en coche. Voy en avión. Voy en tren. Voy en autocar. Voy en ferry. The first slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. Slide12 has pictures of all the new vocabulary. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If it’s the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! The next section of slides have verdad o mentira questions. Then there is a ¿Qué es? slide.
Spanish Teaching Resources: Greetings PowerPoint, Worksheet & Battleships Game.
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Spanish Teaching Resources: Greetings PowerPoint, Worksheet & Battleships Game.

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The first PowerPoint slide has all the phrases to be taught on it: 1. Hola. 2. Buenos días. 3. Buenas tardes. 4. Buenas noches. 5. ¿Qué tal? 6. ¡Fenomenal! 7. Muy bien, gracias. 8. Bien, gracias. 9. Bien. 10. Fatal. It encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. I always elicit a gesture to represent each greeting which can then be used for a fun game of Simon Says! The next section of slides have multiple choice questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the new vocabulary. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If it’s the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! This worksheet has 3 sections, the first is a word match for English and Spanish greetings. Vocabulary: 1. Hola. 2. Buenos días. 3. Buenas tardes. 4. Buenas noches. 5. ¿Qué tal? 6. ¡Fenomenal! 7. Muy bien, gracias. 8. Bien, gracias. 9. Bien. 10. Fatal. The next section is a complete the sentence challenge where certain letters have been removed. Make this more difficult by telling the students to cover up the Spanish words listed above. The next (extra) section involves unjumbling a group of words to find the correct greetings. Again, make this more difficult by telling the students to cover up the Spanish words listed above. Then there is an extension task to create their own crossword. The battleships can be used to reinforce the new expressions. Please see another battleships product description for instructions on how to play - I have reached my word limit for this resource description!!
Spanish Teaching Resources. Bedroom Furniture PowerPoint Presentation & Battleships Game.
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Spanish Teaching Resources. Bedroom Furniture PowerPoint Presentation & Battleships Game.

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Expressions: Una cama. un armario. unas estanterías. una mesa y una silla. unos pósters. una lámpara. un ordenador y una televisión. una puerta. una ventana y unas cortinas. un equipo de música. la pared. una alfombra. This presentation presents bedroom furniture in Spanish. The first slides have each piece of furniture in Spanish with a picture. The teacher should use this to elicit the meaning in English and drill the pronunciation. Then there is graded questioning. Firstly there are multiple choice slides followed by what's missing memory game slides. You can also use the final slide to play a game of "beat the teacher" to revise the learning at the end or during the following lesson. Beat the Teacher is played like this: The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! Battleships Expressions: La televisión está El armario está El ordenador está La mesa está La silla está La lámpara está encima de las estanterías. debajo de la cama. delante de la ventana. al lado de la alfombra. detrás de la puerta. I use this battleships game (which can also be used as a lotto grid) to help students to practise their pronunciation and to reinforce new vocabulary and grammatical structures. Firstly I ask the students to work independently in pairs to translate the expressions. I then check the translations and drill pronunciation with the whole class before they play the game. The students secretly choose 5 squares on the top grid and then try to guess which 5 squares their partner has chosen, filling in the bottom grid with “hit” and “miss.” To choose a square say a phrase from the horizontal line and complete the sentence with a phrase from the vertical line. Where the 2 phrases meet up is the square you have chosen. I use the English language sheet to further challenge the students: they should place this on top of the Spanish version and then try to play the game saying the Spanish phrases as far as possible from memory. I allow the really weak students to have the Spanish version next to the English version so they have lots of support, stronger students are allowed a few “sneaky peaks” at the Spanish version and the really strong students aim to refer back to the Spanish version as little as possible. This really helps the students to memorise the vocabulary/structures! During the game I circulate the classroom checking pronunciation. Enjoy!
French Teaching Resources PowerPoint, Battleships & Warmer: The Conditional!
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French Teaching Resources PowerPoint, Battleships & Warmer: The Conditional!

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I teach this after teaching the Future Tense. Expressions: Si j’étais riche j’achèterais une grande maison à la campagne. Si j’étais riche je conduirais une ferrari! Si j’étais riche je boirais du champagne tous les jours! The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. It is differentiated as follows: All: translate the sentences below. What is the stem? What does this remind you of? What is the ending? Most: Match the subject pronouns: je, tu, il/elle/on, nous, vous, ils/elles and the endings: aient, ais, ait, ions, ais, iez. Some: Which tense has the same endings? QFQs! * QFQs = Quick Fire Questions: here the students quiz each other. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English, the rules and to drill. Slides 6 and 7 consider the stem and endings. Battleships Expressions: Si j’étais riche Si je gagnais à la loterie Si j’étais célèbre Si je n’avais pas tant de devoirs Si j’avais plus de temps libre j’irais aux Etats-Unis. je ferais de la planche à voile. je viendrais chez toi. je serais très content(e). je sortirais tous les soirs. je pourrais faire les magasins. Firstly I ask the students to work independently in pairs to translate the expressions. The students then focus on pronunciation and decide the two easiest and two most difficult words to pronounce before playing. I use the English language sheet to further challenge the students: they should place this on top of the French version and then try to play the game saying the French phrases as far as possible from memory. Lesson Starter Expressions Include: Si j’étais riche j’habiterais une grande maison à la campagne. J’achèterais un avion et un bateau. Je boirais une bouteille de champagne par jour. Extra: Unjumble. Si j’étais riche je ferias de la planche à voile tous les jours. Si je gagnais à la loterie j’achèterais beaucoup de vêtements très chers! The first sheet has the answers. Cut the second sheet into 3. Give the students a sheet. They draw lines between the individual words and longer lines between the sentences. There is an extension task to unjumble sentences for stronger students.
French Teaching Resources. Les 24 Heures du Mans. Le Mans. Motorsport. Cars.
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French Teaching Resources. Les 24 Heures du Mans. Le Mans. Motorsport. Cars.

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These resources are designed to give the students a taste of the thrilling Le Mans ambience and an appreciation of the prestige, dangers and challenges of the event! It uses exciting YouTube clips, colourful slides, matching cards, a video worksheet and a poem/writing template to imagine being a driver in Le Mans. A great end of term lesson! Slide 2 states the objective: Objectif: To learn facts and vocabulary related to Les 24 heures du Mans. All: Will learn 7 new facts and French words. Most: Will learn 9 new facts and French words/ phrases. Some: Will learn 10+ new facts and French words/ phrases. Slide 3 is the warmer and lesson hook. It asks : Qu’est-ce que c’est Les 24 Heures du Mans? There is then a link to the fantastic 1 mins 25 sec trailer for The Journey to Le Mans. The students can then share facts and French vocabulary which they already know. The students then match 9 x English- French cards with facts about Le Mans e.g. Les 24 Heures du Mans sont une course automobile d'une durée de 24 heures. Le Mans est dans le département de la Sarthe en France. La première course s’est déroulée en 1923. Elle est une des courses les plus prestigieuses au monde. Slides 5-11 allow you to run through the information on the cards and elicit the English. Slide 12 links to the worksheet in the resources. The students match French-English vocabulary: 1. Un mécanicien 2. Le podium 3. Un accident 4. Un casque 5. Le coucher du soleil 6. Le lever du soleil 7. Le drapeau à damier 8. Une voiture hybride 9. Un pneu 10. La nuit They then watch the Michelin 2015 Le Mans Highlights (3 minutes 14 secs), ticking the vocabulary they see (I’ve added a couple of additional words to the worksheet). The extension task is to list other things they see. Slide 14 is to be used with the (more detailed) support sheet. It sets out the final creative task: All: You are a Le Mans racing driver! Write a poem/ account of your 24 hours at Le Mans! You may wish to use the suggested template below: Il est 14h59. J’attends. Je suis prêt/ prête. Je suis calme. (time + verb + adjective) Il est 15h00. Le Tricolore! On commence! Je suis confiant/ confiante. Je suis fier/ fière. Il est 22h00. Le coucher du soleil….. Most: Build in negatives e.g. je ne dors pas. Some: Build in: adverbs e.g. parfois and toujours… connectives e.g. et, mais, cependant… other tenses e.g. je voudrais + infinitive. The final slide then gives the opportunity for reflection. I hope you enjoy using these resources!
French Teaching Resources School Buildings and Facilities PowerPoints and Worksheet.
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French Teaching Resources School Buildings and Facilities PowerPoints and Worksheet.

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The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. Mon école est vieille/ moderne. C’est une école mixte. Il y a 2500 élèves. Il y a soixante salles. Il y a une bibliothèque. Il y a une cantine. Il y a un centre sportif. Il y a dix labos. Il y a un terrain de sport. Il y a douze salles d’informatique. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. The next section of slides have “either **** or ****?” questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! The worksheet have a French to English match up of the new expressions. This is followed by a gap-fill where the words needed to fill in the gaps are jumbled up in brackets after the gaps (except for the school name). E.g. Mon école ____________ (aes’plple) __________________________. C’est une _________ (iieellv) école mixte près du centre-ville. ______ (y il a) environ deux mille cinq cents ________ (éèlevs) Then there is a further gap-fill which covers related topics about favourite subject, the school day etc.E.g. Some : Remplissez les blancs: L’école commence à ____________ (ithu hseeur) et demie. Chaque cours dure ______ (nue) heure. J’apprends treize ____________ (esmèrtia). J’adore ________ (sanlg’lai) car c’est ______ (rstè) intéressant, mais nous avons beaucoup de _________ (irdeovs). The final extension task is to: Écrivez 7 questions difficiles sur les textes! There is also a 4 slide PowerPoint with the answers.
French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint Presentation: Sports
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French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint Presentation: Sports

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Expressions: Le football. Le tennis. Le rugby. Le ping-pong. Le surf. La voile. La natation. Le vélo. Le skate. Le patinage. L’équitation. The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. The next section of slides have multiple choice questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins!
French Teaching Resources. France & French Stereotypes. Cliché!  Cédric Villain.
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French Teaching Resources. France & French Stereotypes. Cliché! Cédric Villain.

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To help my A Level students to consider French stereotypes I show them the fabulous Cliché! by Cédric Villain on YouTube and ask them to complete the worksheet. I have been pretty sneaky in the wording of the questions to test a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures! Examples of questions. 1. a. La plupart des Français ne portent que des rayures, un foulard rouge, un béret et une baguette. b. Tous les Français portent des rayures, un foulard rouge, un béret et une baguette. c. Les Français portent souvent des rayures, un foulard rouge, un béret et une baguette. 2. a. Les Français n’habitent qu’à Paris ou sur la Côte d’Azur. b. La moitié des Français vivent à Paris. c. Beaucoup des Français demeurent à Paris ou sur la Côte d’Azur. 3. a. Quelques Français ont une vue de la Tour Eiffel. b. La majorité des Français ont vu la Tour Eiffel. c. Tous les Français peuvent voir La Tour Eiffel de chez eux.
French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint: Opinions (adjectives).
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French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint: Opinions (adjectives).

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Expressions taught: C’est super! C’est difficile. C’est intéressant. C’est nul. C’est fatigant. C’est amusant. C’est génial. Ce n’est pas marrant. The first slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. I sometimes found it quite difficult to find suitable pictures for these expression - encourage the students to think outside the box when figuring out the meanings! The next section of slides have mutiple choice questions. The final Qu’est-ce que c’est? slide has pictures of all the phrases to be used for direct questioning. This can also be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins!
French Teaching Resources: Christmas Quiz. Noël.
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French Teaching Resources: Christmas Quiz. Noël.

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This 37 slide French Christmas Quiz PowerPoint is fun and informative! I have used lots of colourful animations to really bring the quiz to life. The second slide presents the differentiated objectives: Objectif: To complete a Christmas Quiz and learn about how Christmas is celebrated in France. ALL will learn 5 words and facts. MOST will learn 6 words and facts. SOME will learn 7+ words and facts. Put the students into teams and tell them to choose their team name! There are 12 multiple choice quiz questions each on a separate slide e.g. 1. Comment dit-on «Merry Christmas» en français? A. Bon anniversaire! B. Joyeux Noël! C. Joyeuses Pâques! 2. Le Père Noël arrive le…. A. 6 décembre. B. 12 décembre. C. 24 décembre. 5. Comment dit-on «nativity scene» en français? A. Un sapin de Noël. B. Une crèche. C. Un cadeau. 9. In Provence how many desserts are traditionally served at Le Réveillon? A. quatre. B. neuf. C. treize. The following slides reveal the answers and include slides to further explain some of the answers. E.g. following a question about Une bûche de Noël a slides explains: Une bûche de Noël is a Yule Log. It is a sponge cake which is rolled and shaped like a log. Inside there is a cream filling and the cake is covered in chocolate or chocolate flavoured butter cream – miam miam! Slide 36 provides an opportunity for reflection and asks How many facts and French words can you remember? Joyeux Noël! Enjoy! Rachel
French Teaching Resources PowerPoint: TV Programmes. Les émissions de télé.
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French Teaching Resources PowerPoint: TV Programmes. Les émissions de télé.

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As there are many cognates and this is aimed at slightly older students I have included a range of tenses. Expressions taught: Je voudrais voir un dessin animé. Je ne regarde jamais les jeux. Mon frère préfère les émissions sportives. Quand j’avais onze ans j’aimais les émissions pour la jeunesse. La météo ne m’intéresse pas. Les informations sont ennuyeuses. Hier soir j’ai vu un documentaire. Avant de faire mes devoirs j’ai vu un film. Je vais regarder un feuilleton. The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. it is differentiated as follows: All: Pick out and translate the TV programmes. Then translate the full sentences. Most: Identify the tenses. Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some: QFQs! (QFQ = Quick Fire Questions - the students quiz each other on the new phrases). The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. The next section of slides have multiple choice questions. Then there is a "Qu’est-ce que c’est?" slide. This final slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can also be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins!
French Teaching Resources. Warmer/ Starter Activity: Tonguetwisters!
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French Teaching Resources. Warmer/ Starter Activity: Tonguetwisters!

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This is my go to warmer activity when I need something quick, fun and energising! For each slide I take about 5 minutes. There are 14 different slides of tongue twisters in this PowerPoint. I show the slide and give the students 30 seconds to discuss the pronunciation and see what words they can translate. I then pounce on students to elicit the pronunciation and translation. Then I gradually drill the tonguetwister, bit-by-bit. When the students can recite the whole tonguetwister I challenge them to say it 3 times as fast as possible and then either ask for volunteers or pounce on individual students. Often the shortest tonguetwisters e.g. Seize chaises sèchent! are the most difficult. Enjoy!
Spanish Teaching Resources. Greetings Worksheet & Battleships Game/ Lotto Grid.
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Spanish Teaching Resources. Greetings Worksheet & Battleships Game/ Lotto Grid.

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This worksheet has 3 sections, the first is a word match for English and Spanish greetings. Vocabulary: 1. Hola. 2. Buenos días. 3. Buenas tardes. 4. Buenas noches. 5. ¿Qué tal? 6. ¡Fenomenal! 7. Muy bien, gracias. 8. Bien, gracias. 9. Bien. 10. Fatal. The next section is a complete the sentence challenge where certain letters have been removed. Make this more difficult by telling the students to cover up the Spanish words listed above. The next (extra) section involves unjumbling a group of words to find the correct greetings. Again, make this more difficult by telling the students to cover up the Spanish words listed above. Then there is an extension task to create their own crossword. Battleships: Vocabulary: 1. Hola. 2. Buenos días. 3. Buenas tardes. 4. Buenas noches. 5. ¿Qué tal? 6. ¡fenomenal! 7. Muy bien, gracias. 8. Bien, gracias. 9. Bien. 10. Fatal Battleships Game Instructions The students love this competitive and fun game! I use this battleships game (which can also be used as a lotto grid) to help students to practise their pronunciation and to reinforce new vocabulary and grammatical structures. Firstly I ask the students to work independently in pairs to translate the expressions. The students then focus on pronunciation and decide the two easiest and two most difficult words to pronounce. I then check the translations and drill pronunciation with the whole class before they play the game. The students secretly choose 5 squares on the top grid and then try to guess which 5 squares their partner has chosen, filling in the bottom grid with “hit” and “miss.” To choose a square say a phrase from the horizontal line and complete the sentence with a phrase from the vertical line. Where the 2 phrases meet up is the square you have chosen. I use the English language sheet to further challenge the students: they should place this on top of the Spanish version and then try to play the game saying the Spanish phrases as far as possible from memory. I allow the really weak students to have the Spanish version next to the English version so they have lots of support, stronger students are allowed a few “sneaky peaks” at the Spanish version and the really strong students aim to refer back to the Spanish version as little as possible. This really helps the students to memorise the vocabulary/structures! During the game I circulate the classroom checking pronunciation. This is followed by whole class drilling of pronunciation mistakes. Enjoy!
September Harvest Festival Assembly, tutor/ form time/ PSHE. Food for Thought.
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September Harvest Festival Assembly, tutor/ form time/ PSHE. Food for Thought.

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This 18 slide Harvest Festival assembly, tutor/form time/ PSHE presentation aims to show the students how fortunate they are and to consider the problem of food waste. I have used colourful images and animations and kept text to a minimum. There are several opportunities for audience participation, pairwork, groupwork and class discussion. The first slide has a teaser to get the students thinking. There are pictures of wheat, sugar cane, sugar beet, a chicken, a cow and some strawberries. The students have to think what the connection could be. Encourage the students to be imaginative in their responses! The second slide shows the link: the origin of ingredients to make a Victoria Sponge Cake! Slide 3 asks How much do you THINK about the food you eat? Slide 4 states: Gives a brief description of Harvest Festival. Slide 5 states: Harvest Festivals are celebrated around the world such as…. Slides 6 – 8 name and have pictures of 3 festivals: The Blessing of the Sea in Greece, The Rice Harvest in Bali, Indonesia and The Rice Harvest in Bali, Indonesia Slide 9 states: These festivals focus on giving thanks and being grateful for the food on our plate. Slide 10 asks: How much do you THINK about the food you eat? Here is some food for thought… Slide 11 states: These days we import food from all over the world. If our crops fail we can still eat. Slide 12 states: Other people are not as fortunate. Today, famine is most widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is caused by many factors such as drought, crop failure and war. It is also influenced by climate change. Slide 13 shows a picture of a mountain of parsnips and says: Here is a bumper crop of parsnips. However, the following 2 clicks give the following information: Hang on……these are actually waste parsnips in the UK, thrown away because they don’t look right. Slide 14 shows the famine picture beside the mountain of parsnips picture and asks: How do these pictures make you feel? Slide 15 states: Fortunately charities such as FareShare are doing something about food waste. They save good food destined for waste in the UK and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. Some FareShare facts are displayed. If you want to read up the website address is http://www.fareshare.org.uk/ and there are probably locally-run groups in your area which you may want to research and perhaps even support. Slide 16 asks: Do you waste food? What can you do to reduce your waste? Slide 17 says: This Harvest Festival take a moment to think about how lucky we are and what you can do to help others…. Slide 18 says: …including the chef! On this slide is the quotation: cooking with love provides food for the soul. Enjoy! If there are other assemblies that you need let me know and I’ll see what I can do!
¡Veo veo! I Spy With My Little Eye Spanish Teaching Resources. Starter Activitiy
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¡Veo veo! I Spy With My Little Eye Spanish Teaching Resources. Starter Activitiy

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This one slide PowerPoint can be used as a simple 10 minute Spanish warmer/ starter activity to play the game "I spy with my little eye...." The students play this in small groups practising not only classroom vocabulary, but also thinking more imaginatively e.g. clothing, colours and vocabulary such as "hair" and "eyes." Therefore this can be used with a variety of year groups. Enjoy!
Spanish Teaching Resources. Household chores + Present Tense PowerPoint
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Spanish Teaching Resources. Household chores + Present Tense PowerPoint

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This presentation presents household chores in the present tense in Spanish. Phrases: Hago la cama. Barro el patio. Cocino/ preparo la cena. Hago la compra. Friego los platos. Arreglo mi dormitorio. Pongo/ quito la mesa. Lavo el coche. Saco la basura. Paso la aspiradora. Plancho. The first slides have each chore in Spanish with a picture. The teacher should use this to elicit the meaning in English and drill the pronunciation. Then there is graded questioning. Firstly there are multiple choice slides followed by whats missing memory game slides. You can also use the final slide to play a game of "beat the teacher" to revise the learning at the end or during the following lesson. Beat the teacher is played like this: The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins!