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I am a private langauges tutor based in Halesworth in Suffolk but have also been teaching for over twenty years in secondary schools. Resources for KS3 and 4 in French, Spanish and German

I am a private langauges tutor based in Halesworth in Suffolk but have also been teaching for over twenty years in secondary schools. Resources for KS3 and 4 in French, Spanish and German
French Past tense versus present tense
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French Past tense versus present tense

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Powerpoint reviewing the two tenses and comparing their use. It encourages pupils to recognise the tenses and includes a detailed text where they highlight tenses in different colours. The answers are animated in the presentation to show pupils exactly what they should have identified. Ideal for higher ability KS3 or low ability KS4.
La comida - Spanish food
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La comida - Spanish food

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A presentation which is also ideal for printing and laminating for display. Contains lots of full colour maps and photos of traditional Spanish food from different regions in Spain.
¡Feliz Año nuevo! Spanish New Year resolutions
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¡Feliz Año nuevo! Spanish New Year resolutions

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A complete lesson dealing with how to say what your resolutions are and using the immediate future tense in Spanish. Also includes an optional slide for a discussion on what you did during the holidays. Ideal for something different in January. French version also available.
Spanish essential learning mat
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Spanish essential learning mat

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An A4 size learning mat in full colour. Different types of words (opinions, qualifiers, adjectives, modal verbs, connectives etc) are included and colour coded to encourage pupils to use as many different word types as possible. Try to make your sentence as 'colourful' as possible by using words from as many different boxes as you can. Ideal for helping to ingrain the high frequency language essential for GCSE.
Donde vives
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Donde vives

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Powerpoint for introducing areas where people live (e.g. en la costa, en un pueblo) Simple practise of vocabulary and includes some translation practice. Also includes reference to points of the compass. Ideal for Yr 7 or 8.
Pets and colours dice game
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Pets and colours dice game

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A fun game to give intensive practice of describing pets and colours. It can be used with any language without needing to adapt. Players create a phrase by throwing a dice to give them picture combinations and can practise any or all of the following - names of animals, singular and plurals, possessive adjectives, the verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’. Further instructions are on the first slide.
German essential learning mat
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German essential learning mat

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An A4 size learning mat in full colour. Different types of words (opinions, qualifiers, adjectives, modal verbs, connectives etc) are included and colour coded to encourage pupils to use as many different word types as possible. Try to make your sentence as ‘colourful’ as possible by using words from as many different boxes as you can. Ideal for helping to ingrain the high frequency language essential for GCSE.
German word order card game
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German word order card game

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A selection of words from several categories for practising the tricky concept of German word order - verbs, frequency, transport, subjects, etc. They are ideal for printing onto card and/or laminating and pupils can have fun trying to create phrases. It really helps them visualise the order of the words.
Carnet de identidad
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Carnet de identidad

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Lesson based around filling out ID cards providing lots of opportunity for speaking and listening. Includes quick starter to revise key questions and some pre-filled ID on celebrities. Pupils would be given one of these IDs and then have to go around asking others to try and find out the missing celebrities. Ideal for Key Stage 3 or at the beginning of KS4 to revise personal ID.
Mon heros
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Mon heros

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Lesson to encourage pupils to talk about who their heroes are and why. Leads into getting them to develop a character of their own or describe their real life hero. Good for getting them to extend their writing with connectives, qualifiers, adjectives, etc. Works well with my other resource French essential learning mat.
German essential verbs
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German essential verbs

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A full-colour guide to some of the most useful German verbs shown in the first person in various tenses. Perfect for GCSE. Ideal for laminating
French millionaire quiz
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French millionaire quiz

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A 'millionaire-style quiz containing material which should be introduced during Year 7. Based on vocabulary from Expo 1, but could be easily adapted to suit other vocabulary.
El Gato con Botas
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El Gato con Botas

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Short workbook to accompany two powerpoints based around El Gato con Botas film. Ideal for KS3 end of term. Designed to be spread over 3/4 lessons.
French essential learning mat
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French essential learning mat

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An A4 size learning mat in full colour. Different types of words (opinions, qualifiers, adjectives, modal verbs, connectives etc) are included and colour coded to encourage pupils to use as many different word types as possible. Try to make your sentence as 'colourful' as possible by using words from as many different boxes as you can. Ideal for helping to ingrain the high frequency language essential for GCSE.
Hoy y manana - Using the present and future tenses
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Hoy y manana - Using the present and future tenses

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A detailed presentation practising using present and immediate future tenses in Spanish. Includes starter activity, texts to revise present tense through the topic of free time (e.g. likes and dislikes, frequency, key vocab and verbs), whole class 'connect four' game animated to put in different colours, whole class and pairwork battleships game, review of immediate future tense and activity to practise identifying which tense is being used.
Zombie survival group work
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Zombie survival group work

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Zombie themed activity to promote research, debate, teamwork and presentation skills within design and technology and DEC. Lots of overlap with geography. Teams have to decide how they would survive a zombie apocalypse by researching and then selecting key job roles, materials, locations, crops.
On s'entend bien - How well you get on people in French
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On s'entend bien - How well you get on people in French

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A very comprehensive resource which includes opportunities to practise all the skill areas. It deals with how to say whether you get on with people or not and why. The listening activity is from Expo AQA GCSE but only accounts for one slide. This was originally designed for a 100 minute lesson so would easily be enough for two shorter lessons.
French clothing and activities
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French clothing and activities

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A powerpoint and short worksheet to introduce clothing and link to activities for low ability KS3 group. Starts with a colour coded quiz (I used the little fans for the pupils) and the links into activities e.g. Je vais au parc en voiture