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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
French vacances holidays model writing or translation for KS3 or KS4
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French vacances holidays model writing or translation for KS3 or KS4

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A series of model texts on Les Vacances / Holidays for KS3 or KS4 French. The first text is annotated as an example. Pupils then annotate the other examples. They can translate them into English or use them as a model for their own writing in French. Suitable for working individually, in pairs, or shared out between groups working with colours and large pieces of paper.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
French Holidays /En Vacances scaffolded writing suitable for KS3 or KS4
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French Holidays /En Vacances scaffolded writing suitable for KS3 or KS4

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French writing resource on the topic of Holidays / Les Vacances. Scaffolded with whole sentences which are to be sorted and then lifted to create writing about a series of pictures. Uses opinions, perfect tense, near future to be re-used in chunks by pupils without necessarily having to conjugate the verbs for themselves at this stage. Suitable for KS3 or KS4. Designed to be doable using the information/language on the page. Copy as 2 A3 sheets. Pictures included.
Table manners and Bread in France
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Table manners and Bread in France

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A keep talking / paragraph builder for talking about table manners and the importance of handling bread correctly in France. Pupils can watch the YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yRkWCqcoms&list=PL2u4oHkid_n0kAt6WeDWE22QkqG3BNUmF&index=3 first, and then use this sheet to compare France and England and different situations. Example sentences: In France you can use your bread to wipe up the sauce on your plate but you shouldn’t put the bread on the table upside down. In England it is not polite to wipe your plate but you can dunk a biscuit in your tea.
Oli et Bigflo - Plus tard
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Oli et Bigflo - Plus tard

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Lesson on song Plus Tard by Oli et Bigflo to go with their video on YouTube. Tasks to make the song accessible. Not comprehension testing tasks. The link to the sound only version of the song doesn’t work anymore, but the video link still does. Just play the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UgsqtaXiwI without projecting it for the first activity! Don’t rush for the pupils to understand everything from the first activity! That’s what the rest of the lesson is for!!!
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 Writing Free Time Mon Temps Libre Successful Approach to Writing Assessment
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French Writing Free Time Mon Temps Libre Successful Approach to Writing Assessment

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A very successful approach to Writing Assessment and preparation for exam conditions writing at GCSE. Suitable for use at KS3 and in KS4. A3 sheet to be copied for pupils. In exam conditions, pupils fill in the French in column 1. If they don't know a word, they put a cross in the column. This should take 5 minutes. Then allow the pupils to look at their books etc to fill in column 2 for any words they couldn't remember in exam conditions. This should take 5 minutes. Then pupils do the Writing Assessment using ONLY this sheet. They hand the sheet in with their assessed piece so the teacher can see how much was known language (column 1) and how much had to be looked up (column 2). It also acts as a scaffold with pupils having all the ingredients for success ready to put into their writing.
French en ville in town improve my writing KS3 or KS4
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French en ville in town improve my writing KS3 or KS4

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A basic text on en ville / in town in French with too much repetition. Pupils are given a range of alternative expressions to re-draft the piece of writing and improve it. This activity used to be called Pimp my French when the TV show Pimp my Ride was popular. You can give pupils a "budget" - a very precise number of words they have to use to deliver an improved piece of writing to the client. Uses connectives, verb + infinitive, opinions.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.