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Teacher of French and Spanish and author of popular coursebooks, workbooks and online materials for major educational publishers. Member of the Association for Language Learning. Resources featured on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdtKreCNMVj5zg29n6oPb4g

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Teacher of French and Spanish and author of popular coursebooks, workbooks and online materials for major educational publishers. Member of the Association for Language Learning. Resources featured on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdtKreCNMVj5zg29n6oPb4g
Language World 2020
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Language World 2020

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Summary version of the powerpoint from my Language World 2020 talk on going Beyond the Sentence, building longer answers and stories. Video of the full talk. https://youtu.be/sfwRR2G3YOs
Street View Mystery 2020 Vesoul - V Everett
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Street View Mystery 2020 Vesoul - V Everett

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A mystery that will take you exploring the streets of Vesoul on the trail of a master of disguise whose ambitions are plaguing the town. The characters will talk to you in French, but by answering the easy questions, you will pick up the important clues and know where to go next. Click on the links or scan the QR code to listen to what they tell you. Many many thanks to everyone who has recorded a character! There is a powerpoint video tutorial to get you started. You can print out the document as a 24 page booklet, and use your computer to explore the town on Google Streetview. Or you can just open the document on your computer at the same time as Streetview and switch between windows. Let me know on twitter @veverettmfl how you are finding it. I recommend you try it first before using it with pupils. Use it lots. It will go out of date as soon as the Google Street View self driving car takes new photos of Vesoul!
French free time mon temps libre scaffolded writing and translation for KS3 and KS4
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French free time mon temps libre scaffolded writing and translation for KS3 and KS4

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French Free time / Mon temps libre scaffolded writing and translation. Pupils identify key sentence building elements such as opinions, tenses (present, perfect, imperfect), connectives, verb + infinitive. They then match it to meaning and insert it into sentences/translation. They worksheet is designed to be doable using the language/information on the page. It is suitable for KS3 or KS4.
French GCSE Au College - Speaking and Writing
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French GCSE Au College - Speaking and Writing

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Resources for French GCSE designed to develop pupils' ability to respond to questions spontaneously, extending answers. The topic is My School (Mon college). For a preview see https://youtu.be/yWhqWlUm5T8
GCSE French My School. Developing Spontaneous Speaking.
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GCSE French My School. Developing Spontaneous Speaking.

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Watch the video to see how this spontaneous speaking activity works. A speaking activity for GCSE French to practise developing answers and speaking spontaneously. Topic "My School" One worksheet (best expanded and printed on A3) supports pupils in giving extended and complex answers. Get pupils to practise with a series of partners, reducing their dependence on the sheet as the activity progresses. The other sheet gives models of the kind of answers pupils can give. All the language for these answers is on the spontaneous speaking sheet. Rather than first going through and giving pupils the English for the sheet, give them both sheets at once and they will find the words they need for themselves. The language and skills modeled here can be transferred to other topics.
La Casa de Bernarda Alba - big ideas and essay planning
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba - big ideas and essay planning

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This resource is for students who are familiar with Acts 1, 2 and 3 of García Lorca's play La Casa de Bernarda Alba and who are ready to start thinking about discussing ideas and planning essays. It gives students a range of global ideas about the play to evaluate. Then students are asked to write several versions of the same paragraph in the light of different ideas. For example a paragraph on the character of Martirio will be very different if you think the play is a family drama, a social commentary, or an analysis of repression and desire within the human psyche. The resource is carefully structured to support students with the ideas and information they need. The resource contains the 10 big ideas, structured worksheets and teacher notes. It is suitable for AS or A Level students who are familiar with the three Acts of the play.
French GCSE school topic core language for building answers
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French GCSE school topic core language for building answers

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A worksheet to focus pupils on using a core of key French language to create answers to GCSE questions on the topic of My School. The language is selected to meet the exam criteria of detailed description, opinions and reasons, reference to past and future, narration of events. Pupils categorise the language given on the sheet and map out which language is key to answering different types of question. They build complex answers using different key elements. The worksheet is structured to make use of the language provided and equip pupils to create complex answers from a core repertoire of key structures. The language and skills developed on this sheet can then be transferred to other topics. A two page worksheet to be copied on A3. By the end of this worksheet, pupils will be building answers suitable for higher tier in writing and speaking.
French Mon College (My School) building sentences from chunks
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French Mon College (My School) building sentences from chunks

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French Mon College (My School) worksheet developing pupils' ability to develop their own writing using chunks of language. The worksheet is designed to be doable using language on the sheet. The language is introduced with short parallel texts in English and French where the pupils find the language they are going to need for the rest of the lesson. The language used is opinions, verb + infinitive and connectives, along with vocabulary for the topic of school.
French Au College - writing in coloured chunks
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French Au College - writing in coloured chunks

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French. A writing frame to scaffold pupils' work on the topic of Mon College (My School). Pupils use the scaffold to write extended sentences. Provide them with red, green, blue and black pens to write the different chunks in different colours. Red for verb + infinitive, green for connectives, blue for opinions. This makes writing more fun and kinaesthetic. It also means pupils take care over their writing. Pupils can see immediately how each chunk is used in a sentence. Pupils can immediately see when they are over using or under using one element. The worksheet is provided in Word so you can choose to remove the English for pupils who don't need it. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 foundation tier.
Environment Guided Translation Picture Puzzle
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Environment Guided Translation Picture Puzzle

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A guided translation on the topic of the environment, where if pupils pick the correct option for each word, a picture emerges. The activity incentivizes accurate translation - pick the wrong word, you don't get the finished picture! For each word to be translated, there are options in French (a, b, c etc). These letters correspond to different colours to be used to colour in a square on the grid. At the end, the whole translation can be written out as a paragraph. Pupils can then set their own picture puzzle for a friend using the paragraph as a model. The translation is about protecting unicorns, so it is easily adapted to write about other animals hunted for their horns such as elephants, rhinos or narwhal. This can be a useful writing exercise if you are working on the topic of the environment. It can also be set as a stand-alone activity as pupils can often deduce the correct answer even if it is unfamiliar, because they can eliminate the incorrect alternatives. The attached image gives an idea of how translating the text produces the image of a giraffe eating leaves from a tree.
An introduction to Act Two of La Casa de Bernarda Alba
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An introduction to Act Two of La Casa de Bernarda Alba

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This resource is for students meeting the Acto Segundo of García Lorca's play La Casa de Bernarda Alba for the first time. It gives key quotes in the English translation. Students skim through the text to find the quotes in the original Spanish and note the context. The students will require a copy of the Spanish text of the play. The quotes can form part of an on-going wall display bringing together everything they know about the play. The resource is suitable for AS/A Level students and contains key quotes, instructions and teacher notes.
Au College Coffee Splat gap fill
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Au College Coffee Splat gap fill

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An interesting new take on gap fill activities. The text is obscured by a coffee spill. Pupils have to read and work out the complete text. They then use this as a model for their own writing. The topic is Au College (My School) and it is suitable for KS3 or KS4. The texts are built from opinions, verb + infinitives and connectives.
French GCSE My School. Responding spontaneously to questions.
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French GCSE My School. Responding spontaneously to questions.

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Designed to equip pupils to respond spontaneously to questions in the speaking or the writing exams. In a structured series of activities, it shows how to take key words from the question to get started with an answer. Then pupils develop the ability to develop an answer which will meet the key exam criteria of giving opinions, justifying them, referring to past and future, and narrating events. The last activity shows pupils how they can successfully answer any question, even if they get a question in the exam they don't fully understand.
French GCSE My School model answer to adapt
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French GCSE My School model answer to adapt

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A model answer, built from key core language to be adapted (as prompted by the sheet) to create answers to other questions. The topic is My School. The language is designed to meet the key GCSE criteria of detailed description, opinions and reasons, reference to past and future, and narration of events. The answers can be used in preparation for the Speaking or for the Writing exam. This worksheet goes well with the French GCSE My School core language worksheet.
GCSE French Photo Card - My School
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GCSE French Photo Card - My School

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A speaking activity and resource to support pupils in describing pictures for the GCSE speaking exam. Topic "My School". Pupils use options from the sheet to build detailed and complex descriptions of a photo. It is designed to be used with specimen photos from the exam board or pictures in text books. It enables pupils to describe photos containing people in an educational context. Another suggested activity would be for one pupil to use the sheet and their partner has to sketch what they are describing. Pupils can use the sheet to work with a series of partners, reducing their reliance on the sheet. The language modeled in this activity could be transferred to talking about photos in other contexts.
GCSE French "le college" (school) asking and answering questions
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GCSE French "le college" (school) asking and answering questions

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A structured resource for the new French GCSE to help pupils construct questions. This is a requirement in the speaking exam. It also equips pupils to think about using words from a question in order to give an answer to the question. Uses grids to give pupils options to translate questions and form their own questions. Designed to be doable by GCSE pupils who are studying the topic of "My School" and who have not had experience of formulating questions before. 4 pages (to be copied as 2 A3 sheets),
French Star Wars
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French Star Wars

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This is a Word document for pupils to work on on a computer. Save the file where they can open it and save it to their own area. It is designed to be doable using language pupils discover on the sheet. It is suitable for Year 9 or KS4.
Au College. Picture Puzzle Guided Translation.
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Au College. Picture Puzzle Guided Translation.

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French Guided Translation on topic of My School. Pupils pick from the options for each French word in the sentence. For each option there is a square to colour in. Pupils are incentivised to translate accurately to get the final picture correct. Contains opinions, can, can't have to + infinitive and conjunctions. Suitable for KS3 (and possibly KS2 or revision at KS4 Foundation Tier).
French ER verbs in the Present Tense Booklet
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French ER verbs in the Present Tense Booklet

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An 8 page booklet to take pupils through from the concept of the Infinitive, the subject pronouns and verb endings, to being able to write their own amusing paragraphs. Step by step to enable pupils to succeed, with all the information required contained in the booklet. Ideal for classwork, cover work, homework or revision.
La Casa de Bernarda Alba. Talking and writing about the themes and symbols.
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba. Talking and writing about the themes and symbols.

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A speaking activity for students to practise talking spontaneously about key ideas in García Lorca's play La Casa de Bernarda Alba. The resource gives cues (some in Spanish, some in English) for points to make on themes such as fire, water, sewing, depiction of society, psychological analysis. The teacher notes give instructions on how to use a simultaneous translation activity to split the demands of thinking up what to say, from thinking of how to say it in Spanish. One example is given of the kind of ideas expected. Students can then write up their ideas for homework with fuller detail and quotes from the text. This activity assumes that the students have worked through the materials here for Acts One, Two and Three.