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Providing resources for language teachers. Engaging activities, bold displays and motivating lesson plans for every classroom.

Providing resources for language teachers. Engaging activities, bold displays and motivating lesson plans for every classroom.
IB Paper 1 Reading Skills

IB Paper 1 Reading Skills

This is a booklet to help pupils develop their reading skills at IB. Developed for an AB Initio class however looks at skills rather than level so will help Standard and Higher too. It looks at all the different types of questions that could come up e.g. synonyms, gap fill, true or false etc. Enjoy!
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Town Prepositions Puzzle

Town Prepositions Puzzle

A reading puzzle for KS3-4 practicing places in the town, prepositions and adjective agreements. Pupils read the passage and try and draw the town onto the grid. There may be more than one place on one square and some may be in-between. Answers supplied. Can be adapted for deeper analysis e.g. cases and adjective endings. There are extension questions included.
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Wo? Reading about European Cities

Wo? Reading about European Cities

This is a reading exercise where pupils find out about different cities in Europe. They match the descriptions with the pictures and then guess the name of the city from the map. Enjoy!
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GCSE Role Play Practice - Airport

GCSE Role Play Practice - Airport

This is a lesson to develop the GCSE Speaking exam element of the role play. There includes a whole class role play activity. Pupils go to different airlines around the classroom and ask for the price of different tickets based on if they want a return flight, baggage or food on-board. They then need to visit check in and find out when their flight departs. This resource gets every pupil involved and practicing real-world language. The whole-lesson PowerPoint guides pupils through the dialog in preparation for the whole-class activity. There is also a role play card example as a plenary. Pupils also complete their own passport and use it during the role play. Enjoy!
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GCSE Revision Booklet

GCSE Revision Booklet

This is a revision booklet focused on the following areas: Numbers Opinions Strategies Describing someone Town Jobs Tenses Time phrases I made it for my current year 11s before their final Listening and Reading exam. I feel that these topics are key, for example, jobs could merge into family, school or town. There are also an extension activities for each activity. Enjoy!
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GCSE Role Play Practice - Hotel

GCSE Role Play Practice - Hotel

This is a lesson to develop the GCSE Speaking exam element of the role play. There includes a whole class role play activity. Pupils go to different hotels around the classroom and ask for the price of different rooms based on if they want a single or a double,the date and the length of stay. They then need to ask when breakfast is. Pupils can check their answers by adding up the prices and times. This resource gets every pupil involved and practicing real-world language. The whole-lesson PowerPoint guides pupils through the dialog in preparation for the whole-class activity. There is also a role play card example as a plenary. Enjoy!
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German GCSE Survival Kit - Pupil Resource

German GCSE Survival Kit - Pupil Resource

This is a guide for any pupil taking GCSE German. I wanted a small 'survival kit' guide that could slot into a pupil's folder or book that they can reference whenever they are attempting a writing task. This is specifically designed for the new GCSE and I wanted to set the bar at a grade 5. Basically, if a pupil follows the guide accurately, they could achieve a 5/6 in the new GCSE. I have printed it as A5. On one side there are easily useable phrases in the present, pas and future, time phrases, connectives, opinions and comparisons. On the reverse is an example Foundation 16 mark question with an exemplar answer. With this is a "foundation checklist" which pupils can also do whenever they are completing a writing. Show your pupils how you can use both sides to ensure a 5 at GCSE. Enjoy!
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Whole Class Roleplay - Job Interview

Whole Class Roleplay - Job Interview

This is a lesson to develop the GCSE Speaking exam element of the role play. There includes a whole class role play activity. Pupils meet a carry out a job interview on others. There are 7 different scenarios where they are a boss. This resource gets every pupil involved and practicing language. The whole-lesson PowerPoint guides pupils through the dialog in preparation for the whole-class activity. There is also a role play card example as a plenary.
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Bank of German Cultural Starters

Bank of German Cultural Starters

Here are 12 cultural starters to teach elements of culture at KS3 and 4. This is an easy way to get your pupils thinking about German culture for their GCSE. Topics: Places in Germany/Austria/Switzerland Music Food Traditions Clothing History Buildings Enjoy!
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New German Displays

New German Displays

Here are 3 displays to brighten up your German classroom. There is a "We (love) languages" banner. A new grades board for the new GCSE to track objectives from year 7 to 11 and different interesting words in other languages to engage. Enjoy!
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Create a Party!

Create a Party!

This is a term's worth of lessons focused on creating a party. It has reading, listening, writing and speaking activities on the topics of food, clothes, furniture, festivals, invitations and shopping. It introduces adjective agreements, the future tense, questioning and giving opinions. The full PowerPoint slides, worksheets and resources are included. Designed for a year 8 class, could also be used for year 9 or 10. The slides also include thinking tools (e.g. DeBono hats and 'Habits of Excellence') which can easily be deleted if you do not use them in your school. On each slide there is also scaffolding help and an extension task for stretch and challenge. Enjoy!
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Spontaneous speaking activity - Town

Spontaneous speaking activity - Town

This is a speaking activity to encourage spontaneity and improve description. Pictures can easily be changed to fit other topics. I give year 9 some preparation time and then they describe their picture to their partner. Support can be given with speaking mats.
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Kagen Table Labels in German

Kagen Table Labels in German

These are small squares which can be printed off, laminated and stuck to your classroom tables to introduce Kagen techniques to your German classes. I have created examples in sets of 4, but these can be edited. They go three ways: by A/B, by 1-4, or by table. Enjoy!
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Emoji Adjectives

Emoji Adjectives

Two resources on adjectives based around emojis. One is a table where pupils must use a dictionary to find the adjectives and the second is a crossword puzzle for them to fill in. There is also a bonus verb word search in the puzzle Enjoy!
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Verb of the Day Starter

Verb of the Day Starter

This is a differentiated starter for 3 groups (low, middle and high) to learn and revise verb conjugations in the present, past, future and conditional. It offers scaffolding for everyone and is focused on the new GCSE. A typical lesson will start with slide 1 on the board. I will have the class move so they are grouped by ability (low, middle and high). Lows will have slide 2 to fill out, with the tense guide printed on the back (slide 3). Middles will have slide 4 to fill out, with the tense guide printed on the back (slide 5). Highs will have slide 6 to fill out, with their class notes to help. Enjoy!
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Part of GCSE German Vocabulary Bundle

Part of GCSE German Vocabulary Bundle

Do not purchase - This is part of the GCSE German Vocabulary Bundle. This is only 1 part of 8. You will not receive the full resource by purchasing this. Click here to buy the full vocabulary book with accompanying recordings:
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5 Trap Door Games

5 Trap Door Games

Here are 5 trap door games which are related to 4 different topics: Media, TV, Friends, Holiday and Pocket Money. This activity can take up to 10 minutes and promotes spontaneous speaking and listening. Pupils hide their sheet from their partner and mark 1 of the 3 options for each trap door. Pupils take it in turns to read from the start of the passage. The aim of the game is to get to the end of the passage. They imagine that, where there are multiple choice options in the sentence, this is a trap door. In order to past the trap door, they have to guess what their partner has chosen. They should mark if they get it right as they have to start from the beginning each time. When there is an opportunity to guess, afterwards pupils start from the beginning. Enjoy!
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Perfect Tense Machine

Perfect Tense Machine

I made this for my reluctant year 10 class who were still not getting their heads around tricky German word order in the past tense. We used this to drill translation exercises until the process was embedded and they could create simple sentences in the perfect tense on their own.
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