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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!
World Cup 2018 French Lesson. La Coupe du Monde 2018

World Cup 2018 French Lesson. La Coupe du Monde 2018

La Coupe du Monde 2018 Resources Product Description. I have planned this lesson not only to teach vocabulary and facts about football and the World Cup 2018, but also to help the students to respond creatively to their learning and hopefully share their passion for football! The PowerPoint uses matching cards, colourful pictures and animations and YouTube extracts set to music to inspire the students. It is planned to use with students from Years 6-9 (the final task is very open-ended). Slide 2 states the objective: Objectif: To learn about Le Football & La Coupe du Monde 2018 and to respond creatively to your learning. All: Will learn vocabulary and facts and use them to create an acrostic or a calligramme. Most: Will learn and research vocabulary and facts and use them to create an acrostic or a calligramme. Some: Will learn and research vocabulary and facts and use them to create a poem. Slide 3 has a YouTube link to follow to use with the attached worksheet: https://youtu.be/uC14iKFNwIc . This uses the official FIFA promotional video and the students tick the countries they see. The worksheet is differentiated with an Extra! challenge. The answers are on the next PowerPoint slide. Slide 5 introduces key vocabulary and can be used with the matching cards. The students should work in pairs/ groups to match the vocabulary and the picture using their previous knowledge, cognates and a process of elimination. Vocabulary: Le joueur de foot Le gardien de but L’arbitre Le stade Le ballon de foot La coupe Un drapeau Une équipe Un carton jaune Le terrain de foot Un maillot de foot Des chaussures de foot The activity is differentiated as follows: All: Match Up! Most: Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some: Quick Fire Questions! (Here the students quiz each other: French to English, English to French, spellings, accents……). Slides 6 to 17 show each word and the matching picture and colourful animations. Slide 18 has all the pictures for a quick recap. Then there is graded questioning: Slides 19 to 30 have A, B, C multiple choice questions. Slides 31 to 44 are “What’s missing?” slides. Then slide 45 has a YouTube link to the France 2018 Promo video and students should note down new nouns and adjectives expressing the emotions they see and feel (if they don’t know the French they can grab a dictionary later!) The creative challenges are presented on slides 45 and 46, this is to either create an acrostic, a calligramme or a poem (there is a poem template provided). This information is also on the accompanying worksheets. Slide 47 provides the opportunity for reflection. I really hope you and your students enjoy these resources!
rachelburman
French Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Football Lesson!

French Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Football Lesson!

I have planned this lesson not only to teach vocabulary and facts about football, France and Euro 2016, but also to help the students to respond creatively to their learning and hopefully share their passion for football! The PowerPoint uses matching cards, colourful pictures and animations and YouTube extracts set to music to inspire the students. It is planned to use with students from Years 6-9 (the final task is very open-ended). Slide 2 states the objective: Objectif: To learn about Le Football & Euro 2016 and to respond creatively to your learning. Slide 3 has a YouTube link to follow to use with the attached worksheet. This uses the official UEFA promotional video (3 mins 57 secs) and the worksheet builds vocabulary, cultural and factual knowledge such as the locations of the stadiums, their capacities, cultural images and numbers of matches, volunteers, teams etc. The worksheet is differentiated with an Extra! challenge section. The answers are on the first page of the worksheet. Slide 5 introduces key vocabulary and can be used with the matching cards. The students should work in pairs/ groups to match the vocabulary and the picture using their previous knowledge, cognates and a process of elimination. Vocabulary: Le joueur de foot Le gardien de but L’arbitre Le stade Le ballon de foot La coupe Un drapeau Une équipe Un carton jaune Le terrain de foot Un maillot de foot Des chaussures de foot The activity is differentiated as follows: All: Match Up! Most: Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some: Quick Fire Questions! (Here the students quiz each other: French to English, English to French, spellings, accents…..). Slides 6 to 17 show each word and the matching picture and colourful animations. Slide 18 has all the pictures for a quick recap. Then there is graded questioning: Slides 19 to 30 have A, B, C multiple choice questions. Slides 31 to 44 are “What’s missing?” slides. Then slide 45 has a YouTube link to the official song and video (3 mins 49 secs) and students should note down new nouns and adjectives expressing the emotions they see and feel (if they don’t know the French they can grab a dictionary later!) The creative challenges are presented on slides 45 and 46, this is to either create an acrostic, a calligramme or a poem (there is a poem template provided). This information is also on the accompanying worksheets. Slide 47 provides the opportunity for reflection. I really hope you and your students enjoy these resources!
rachelburman
French Teaching Resources. Wanted Poster Help Sheet (Adjectives)

French Teaching Resources. Wanted Poster Help Sheet (Adjectives)

This sheet has a range of expression to support students creating a French Wanted Poster either in class or as homework to practise adjectives for physical description. Phrases given include: Recherché = wanted Récompense = reward Mort ou vif = Dead or alive Euros = euros Il/Elle s’appelle… = He/ She is called Il/ Elle a *** ans = He/ She is *** years old. Son anniversaire est le…. = His/ her birthday is on the… There are 3 levels of challenge to extend the more able students whilst supporting those who are weaker.
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French Teaching Resources. The Near Future Tense & New Year's Resolutions PowerPoint & Battleships.

French Teaching Resources. The Near Future Tense & New Year's Resolutions PowerPoint & Battleships.

The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary and grammar: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings and rules. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. Key expressions: Je vais arriver à l’heure. Je vais faire mes devoirs. Je vais écouter mon professeur. Je vais me coucher de bonne heure. Je vais ranger ma chambre. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English, the formation and to drill. The next section of slides have multiple choice questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The next 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 next slide summarises the formation of the Near Future and the following slide looks at the conjugation of aller. The last 3 slides can be used for a re-cap at the end of the lesson or the beginning of the next lesson. You may then wish to use my Battleships Game/ Lotto grid to consolidate this knowledge. Expressions: Je vais Tu vas Il va Elle va On va Nous allons Vous allez Ils vont Elles vont arriver à l’heure. faire les devoirs. écouter le professeur. me/te/se/nous/vous/se coucher de bonne heure. ranger ma/ta/sa/notre/ votre/leur chambre. manger des fruits. Battleships Game Instructions Firstly I ask the students to work independently in pairs to translate the expressions and discuss the pronunciation. 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 French version and then try to play the game saying the French phrases as far as possible from memory. I allow the really weak students to have the French version next to the English version so they have lots of support
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French Teaching Resources. Le Tour de France. Cyclisme. Cycling.

French Teaching Resources. Le Tour de France. Cyclisme. Cycling.

I have made this series of resources to help the students to understand the excitement, challenges, history and prestige of this incredible event and to teach them facts and vocabulary associated with Le Tour De France. It features YouTube videos, colourful slides, dominoes and a plenary board game. The second slide states: Objectif: To to learn facts and vocabulary related to the Le Tour de France. it is divided into All, Most and Some. Slide 3 acts as both the lesson hook and the warmer task: the students watch the fantastic DailyMotion (French version of YouTube) video (6 mins) showing highlights of the 2015 Tour and note down any facts and French vocabulary they already know. Slide 4 gives instructions on how to use the dominoes whereby the students match the 2 halves of sentences about Le Tour. There are also dominoes in English to support younger/weaker students: All : Put the English and French dominoes into the correct order. Most : AND Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some : AND Quick Fire Questions! * Here the students quiz each other about the phrases: French to English, English to French, spellings…. Extra Challenge: Don’t use the English dominoes and translate the French! Examples of dominoes phrases: Il y a 21 étapes réparties sur une période de 23 jours. La course couvre près de 3 500 kilomètres. Le coureur avec le meilleur temps total est le leader de la course et porte le maillot jaune. Slides 5 to 16 reveal the answers. The students will now watch an excellent 10 minute YouTube video explaining the Tour de France. This has brilliant graphics, but the narration is in English so I have written a worksheet with 17 multiple choice questions in French. Examples: 1. 3500 kilomètres est approximativement la distance entre New York et… A. Chicago. B. Las Vegas. C. Los Angeles. 6. Les courses de nuit ont été abandonnées à cause… A. du danger. B. de la tricherie. C. du froid. To prepare thoroughly I first instruct the students to work in teams to translate the questions. The answers are on the first two pages of the worksheet. Slide 18 has the board game which you should print off. Also in the resources are templates for dice and a cyclist template which the students can colour in and use as their counter. There are a series of multiple choice question cards to print off which cover all the information taught in the lesson. The students should answer the question correctly before being allowed to shake the die. Weaker students could be shown the questions (covering the answer below) and you may allow them to translate the question and possible answers into English together too. Slide 19 allows time for reflection.
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French Teaching Resources. Group Talk: Discussion : Food & Drink, Healthy Life.

French Teaching Resources. Group Talk: Discussion : Food & Drink, Healthy Life.

Group Talk foster the spontaneous use of the target Language in the classroom. This sheet can be used in conjunction with my Group Talk Discussion Mat. It can also be used as a role play template. There are 5 questions on the sheet: 1. Qu’est-ce que vous mangez généralement, au petit déjeuner? 2. Qu’est-ce que vous buvez normalement? 3. Qu’est-ce que vous mangez et buvez à midi? 4. Qu’est-ce que vous avez mangé et bu hier soir? 5. Qu’est-ce que vous allez manger et boire demain? The students pair up and one student asks a question. There are then 3 levels of challenge: 1. The student can answer using the expressions in the box (which you have translated and elicited the pronunciation of beforehand). 2. In addition the students use some of the words listed below the box to extend their answers. 3. In addition the students should try to come up with other spontaneous phrases. Using the discussion mat with this allows them to build in additional responses e.g. Attend! = Wait! C’est ridicule! = That’s ridiculous! Tu es fou/folle?! = Are you crazy?! Ce n’est pas juste = It’s not fair! Tu plaisantes? = You must be joking/ are you joking?
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French Teaching Resources: Emphatic Pronouns Worksheet.

French Teaching Resources: Emphatic Pronouns Worksheet.

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).
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French Teaching Resources PowerPoint: Booking A Hotel Room

French Teaching Resources PowerPoint: Booking A Hotel Room

Expressions: Vous avez… une chambre pour une personne une chambre double/ avec un grand lit une chambre avec lits jumeaux de libre, s’il vous plaît? Pour… une nuit. deux nuits. une semaine. une quinzaine de jours. Pour… une personne. deux personnes. deux adultes et deux enfants. Il y a…. WC une douche une salle de bains une télévision ...dans la chambre? Je voudrais aussi une chambre accessible aux handicapés. Je suis en fauteuil roulant. Il y a… un restaurant un ascenseur un parking une piscine ....à l’hôtel? The slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill.
rachelburman
Spanish Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Football lesson.

Spanish Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Football lesson.

Euro 2016 Resources Product Description. I have planned this lesson not only to teach vocabulary and facts about football, France and Euro 2016, but also to help the students to respond creatively to their learning and hopefully share their passion for football! The PowerPoint uses matching cards, colourful pictures and animations and YouTube extracts set to music to inspire the students. It is planned to use with students from Years 6-9 (the final task is very open-ended). Slide 2 shows a celebratory image of the 2012 winners – Spain! Slide 3 states the objective: Objectivo: To learn about el fútbol & Euro 2016 and to respond creatively to your learning. Slide 4 has a YouTube link to follow to use with the attached worksheet. This uses the official UEFA promotional video (3 mins 57 secs) and the worksheet builds vocabulary, cultural and factual knowledge such as the locations of the stadiums, their capacities, cultural images and numbers of matches, volunteers, teams etc. The worksheet is differentiated with an Extra! challenge section. The answers are on the first page of the worksheet. Slide 6 introduces key vocabulary and can be used with the matching cards. The students should work in pairs/ groups to match the vocabulary and the picture using their previous knowledge, cognates and a process of elimination. Vocabulary: Un futbolista El guardameta El réferi El estadio La pelota La copa Una bandera Un equipo Una tarjeta amarilla La cancha Una camiseta Unos botines The activity is differentiated as follows: All: Match Up! Most: Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some: Quick Fire Questions! (Here the students quiz each other: French to English, English to French, spellings, accents…..). Slides 7 to 18 show each word and the matching picture and colourful animations. Slide 19 has all the pictures for a quick recap. Then there is graded questioning: Slides 20 to 31 have A, B, C multiple choice questions. Slides 32 to 45 are “What’s missing?” slides. Then slide 46 has a YouTube link to the official song and video (3 mins 49 secs) and students should note down new nouns and adjectives expressing the emotions they see and feel (if they don’t know the Spanish they can grab a dictionary later!) The creative challenges are presented on slides 46 and 47, this is to either create an acrostic, a calligramme or a poem (there is a poem template provided). This information is also on the accompanying worksheets. Slide 48 provides the opportunity for reflection. I really hope you and your students enjoy these resources!
rachelburman
French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint & Role Play: The Imperfect Tense: Used to

French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint & Role Play: The Imperfect Tense: Used to

This PowerPoint focuses on what one used to do at primary school. Qu’est-ce que tu faisais à l’école primaire? Expressions taught: Je dessinais. Je chantais. J’apprenais à lire/ écrire/ compter. Je faisais du ski. Je jouais au foot. J’écoutais des histoires. Je parlais avec des copains. 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 (PPC = Perfect pronunciation Challenge). Stronger students then match the endings to the subject pronouns. 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 are vrai- faux 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! Having familiarised the students with these key phrases slides 28 and 29 focus on eliciting the formation and the endings for all subject pronouns. Slide 31 looks at the irregular verb être and the final slide covers all the information taught. This can be printed out and stuck into student's books. The use the role play.
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Welcome Back / Return to School Motivational Assembly / Tutor Time/ Form Time/ PSHE

Welcome Back / Return to School Motivational Assembly / Tutor Time/ Form Time/ PSHE

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!
rachelburman
Spanish Teaching Resources. Alphabet Battleships Game/Lotto With Pronunciation

Spanish Teaching Resources. Alphabet Battleships Game/Lotto With Pronunciation

This battleships game (which can also be used as a lotto grid) helps students to practise their pronunciation of the alphabet. 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!
rachelburman
French Teaching Resources. Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Les Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques

French Teaching Resources. Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Les Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques

These resources celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games. They build student’s knowledge of sports vocabulary and adjectives using YouTube extracts, colourful slides, animations, matching cards, a video extract worksheet and finally a creative task to help the students express their Olympic/Paralympic passions! Slide 2 presents the differentiated lesson objectives. Slide 3 has the Olympic motto and some great black and white pictures of Olympian heroes. Slide 4 is the warmer task to name as many Olympic/Paralympic sports as possible from student’s previous knowledge and includes links to the Ensemble Campagne officielle du CIO in both French and English (1 min 30 secs each) to inspire the students. They may do this in teams, pairs or individually. The full list of Olympic and Paralympic events can be found on a PDF in these resources. Slides 5 to 43 build new Olympic/Paralympic sports vocabulary. Expressions presented: L’athlétisme L’aviron Le canoë-kayak Les sports équestres L’escrime L’haltérophilie La lutte Le plongeon La natation synchronisée Le tir Le tir à l'arc La voile Slide 5 invites the students to: All: Match Up! Most: Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some: Quick Fire Questions! *Here the students quiz each other, e.g French to English, English to French, spellings etc. of the new vocabulary. Slides 6 to 17 have 1 slide per expression and allow you to drill the new vocabulary. Then there is graded questioning. Slides 19 to 30 show the images and give the students a choice of two possible sports to choose from. Then slides 31 to 43 are what’s missing? slides. Slide 44 should be used in conjunction with the worksheet. Here the students tick the sports they see on the Paralympic trailer video (2 mins 48 secs) and includes an extension task for stronger students. The answers are on the first two pages of the worksheet PDF. The next slide should be used in conjunction with the English-French adjectives matching cards. Adjectives: travailleur/ euse, enthousiaste, paresseux/euse, nerveux/euse, concentré(e), assuré(e), détendu, ravi(e), fier/ fière, égoïste, têtu(e), lent(e), rapide, bavard(e), habile. Then complete the second half of the worksheet where students watch the official Rio 2016 trailer and tick the adjectives which reflect the emotions of the athletes and spectators as well as other adjectives to describe what they see. There is an extension task. Then the students have a choice of three creative tasks: to design and decorate in French an Olympic torch, a flag or to write a poem about their Olympian/Paralympic hero. Both PowerPoint slides have an accompanying worksheet including a suggested poem template. The final slide provides an opportunity for reflection.
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Spanish Teaching Resources. PowerPoint: Holiday destinations and transportation.

Spanish Teaching Resources. PowerPoint: Holiday destinations and transportation.

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.
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French Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Group Talk Activity. Football/ Soccer.

French Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Group Talk Activity. Football/ Soccer.

Group Talk encourages the use of spontaneous French. Here the students use a discussion template, the discussion mat and the PowerPoint. I have designed this Group Talk to help the students discuss the teams playing in Euro 2016. In doing so they will use adjectives the future, perfect and conditional tenses and will hopefully be able to express their passion for the beautiful game! The main discussion template includes the following questions: 1. Que penses-tu de cette équipe? 2. Comment trouves-tu leur tenue ? 3. Penses-tu que cette équipe gagnera le match contre (name of opposing team) ? 4. Penses-tu que cette équipe gagnera Euro 2016 ? 5. Tu es allé(e) (name of country) e.g. en France? Question 2 model answer extract: Je pense que… Je trouve que… + la tenue est… le maillot de foot est… le short est… + très assez vraiment extrêmement + moche(s) démodé(e)(s) cool joli(e)(s) chic Students can also build in phrases from the discussion mat, including: Tu es d’accord? = Do you agree? Je suis d’accord = I agree Je ne suis pas d’accord = I disagree Je ne sais pas = I don’t know Peut-être = Perhaps Attend! = Wait! C’est ridicule! = That’s ridiculous! Tu es fou/folle?! = Are you crazy?! Ce n’est pas juste = It’s not fair! Tu plaisantes? = You must be joking/ are you joking? Show a PowerPoint slide for the students to discuss. Each slide names the country in French, has a French map of the country, a picture of the team kit, the flag, the team (pictures and names of the players), pictures of some traditional food and the group that the team are in for Euro 2016 in French. Cross-curricular stuff! Please note that I felt that an image with names AND pictures of players would be more interesting for the students than simply a list of names and sometimes the most up-to-date image I could find of the team is from a Euro 2016 qualifier. Please see the UEFA Euro 2016 website for full squad details which you may like students to access on their own devices: http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/ The countries on the slides are: La Belgique L’Allemagne L’Angleterre La France La République de l’Irlande Les Pays de Galles L’Espagne L’Irlande du Nord La Pologne I’ve tried to include home teams as well as some of the other bigger names such as Germany, France and Spain. You won’t want to use them all, so edit as necessary!
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French Teaching Resources: PowerPoint: Shopping for Clothes

French Teaching Resources: PowerPoint: Shopping for Clothes

Expressions: A. Je peux vous aider? B. Je cherche une jupe en laine. A. En quelle taille? B. En taille grande/ moyenne/ petite. A. Quelle couleur voulez-vous? B. Du bleu. Je peux essayer ça? A. Oui, il y a une cabine là-bas. B. Ça fait combien? A. Ça fait 20 Euros. The first slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. The final slide puts the whole role-play together. Print this off and ask the students to perform it!
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Spanish Teaching Resources. Greetings Worksheet & Battleships Game/ Lotto Grid.

Spanish Teaching Resources. Greetings Worksheet & Battleships Game/ Lotto Grid.

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!
rachelburman
French Teaching Resources: Film Worksheet: Les Choristes.

French Teaching Resources: Film Worksheet: Les Choristes.

I show the film with English subtitles.This differentiated worksheet is divided into extracts (timings shown). I translate the questions with the students, watch the extract and then check the answers. All sections have some Extra questions to stretch the more able students. Worksheet EXTRACTS: Les choristes. Introduction : divisez les mots ! Lefilm« Leschoristes »alieuenFranceen1949. ClémentMathieuestprofesseurdemusiqueauchômage.Ilaccepteunemploidesurveillantdansuneécoleoùsontplacésdesgarçonsdifficiles. Extra extract : Mathieuserendcomptequelesenfantsontdavantagebesoindecompréhensionet delibertéetilformeunechoraleàpartirdesaclasse. 0 – 4.16 Extract: Cochez les choses que vous voyez : un drapeau des bijoux des gratte-ciels un syndicat d’initiative un nœud papillon un ouvre-boite un costume une rose Extra extract : 1. Le début du film a lieu dans quel pays ? 2. Comment dit-on «an urgent phone call from France» en français? 4.16 – 15.00 extract: Vrai ou faux ? 1. L’histoire commence le 15 janvier 1949. 2. Fond de l’étang veut dire « rock bottom. » 3. Il y a du soleil. 4. Le directeur est ancien joueur de piano. Extra extract : 1. Comment dit-on « ils sont comment, les gamins ? »? 2. Quand Clément rencontre Rachin il est quelle heure? 15.00 – 25.08 extract: Choisissez la bonne réponse. 1. Chaque élève doit écrire leur nom, leur âge et…. a. …leur adresse. b. …leur anniversaire. c. …le métier qu’ils aimeraient faire. 2. Clément a… a. …faim. b. …peur. c. …soif. 3. Le Querec aide… a. …le père Maxence. b. …Clément. c. …le directeur.
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French Teaching Resources. Greetings Worksheet, Battleships Game & Song!

French Teaching Resources. Greetings Worksheet, Battleships Game & Song!

Worksheet Expressions: 1. Bonjour 2. Salut 3. Au revoir 4. Ça va? 5. Ça va très bien, merci 6. Ça va bien, merci 7. Ça va 8. Comme ci comme ça 9. Bof 10. Ça ne va pas 11. Et toi? 12. Tu t'appelles comment? 13. Je m'appelle… This worksheet has 3 sections, the first is a word match for English and French greetings. 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 French 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 French words listed above. Then there is an extension task to create their own comic strip. Battleships Expressions: Bonjour! Ça va? Salut! Ça va? Bonsoir. Ça va? Je m’appelle ***. Ça va? Ça va très bien, merci. Ça va bien, merci. Ça va. Comme ci comme ça. Bof. Ça ne va pas/ ça va mal. Battleships Game Instructions 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 French version and then try to play the game saying the French phrases as far as possible from memory. I allow the really weak students to have the French version next to the English version so they have lots of support, stronger students are allowed a few “sneaky peaks” at the French version and the really strong students aim to refer back to the French version as little as possible. During the game I circulate the classroom checking pronunciation. This is followed by whole class drilling of pronunciation mistakes. Enjoy! Song: 1 slide PowerPoint: Salut! Salut ! salut! Salut ! Comment vas-tu ? ��a va bien ; donc, à demain. Salut ! Salut ! (tune =  Hi-Ho: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). 
rachelburman
French Teaching Resources. Possessive Adjectives Worksheet & French - English Cards.

French Teaching Resources. Possessive Adjectives Worksheet & French - English Cards.

This worksheet practises the possessive adjectives: mon, ma, mes, ton, ta, tes and son, sa, ses. It starts with short translations for mon, ma and mes e.g. We use mon to talk about someone or something masculine: e.g. Je mets mon pull = _________________________________________. Then the students must fill in a table eliciting ton, ta tes and son sa, ses. The next exercise tells students to: (i) Underline all the possessive adjectives in the following 4 sentences. (ii) Translate the sentences into English Example sentence: 1. Je mets mon pull noir, mon sweat bleu, mes chaussettes rouges et mes baskets blanches = Finally there is an extension task to write 7 of their own sentences. I use these matching cards having taught clothes, colours and possessive adjectives to revise this vocabulary and grammar. Stronger students will be challenged by the range of tenses and adjectives. Expressions: Quand je vais au collège je mets ma chemise blanche. Quand il y a du soleil je porte mes lunettes de soleil. Quand je vais chez mes grands-parents je porte ma robe rouge. Je préfère mes chaussures vertes car elles sont très confortables. Quand il pleut nous mettons notre anorak jaune. Hier j’ai porté mon short bleu car il y avait du soleil. Demain je vais mettre ma casquette bleu-clair car j’aime le look décontracté. Ma sœur porte son tee-shirt marron et son jean car c’est très confortable. Hier nous avons porté une cravate; c’était pratique mais un peu moche. You may choose to have different levels of challenge. For example, Level 1 = match the cards and discuss the pronunciation. Level 2 = match the cards , discuss the pronunciation and then have quick fire questions from French to English, whereby 1 student closes their eyes and their partner reads out the French cards which the student must translate into English from memory. Level 3 = As Level 2 but the quick fire questions are from English to French. Following checking there are 2 fun games to play, either pelmenism or a game I learnt in Japan called Karuta. In Karuta the students put the English language cards to one side and spread out the French cards in front of them. I then say the English and the students compete to touch the correct French card first. Whoever touches it first wins the card. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins. The students love this game!
rachelburman