French lesson plans and activities

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GCSE French - using complex structures

GCSE French - using complex structures

PowerPoint and accompanying workpack designed to encourage pupils to use a variety of complex structures in their spoken and written French. An extremely useful reference and revision tool for pupils to use as part of their exam preparation. The presentation is designed so that teachers can deliver a set of structures at a time in any order they please. You could also upload it to your VLE for pupils to access independently. Please do let me know if you spot any mistakes.

By maryjane1969

The Perfect Tense Card Race

The Perfect Tense Card Race

Print out the cards and laminate them. Pupils work in pairs or small groups and race against each other to form the perfect tense with the cards after reading the infinitive and the subject from the PowerPoint. Good element of competition and really highlights how much (or little!) they actually know. Includes avoir and être verbs and agreement. Can be easily adapted to suit your requirements too.

By maryjane1969

19 French A-Level revision quickies

19 French A-Level revision quickies

More, newer and better A level revision quickies here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/23-new-a-level-french-revision-quickies-2016-11244907 For an free online self-marking version of these go to: www.language-gym.com/work-outs/. STEP 1 - Select FrenchSTEP 2 - Select VocabularySTEP 3 - Select Advanced levelAny feedback would be more than welcome

By gianfrancoconti1966

GCSE French tenses revision board game

GCSE French tenses revision board game

NEW EDITION ADDED. You need to print this in colour in order for it to work. Throw a die, land on a square and conjugate the verb in the correct tense. Get it wrong and go back three spaces. Very easy for you to edit to suit your groups.

By maryjane1969

Les technologies (iPad 2)

Les technologies (iPad 2)

Using the iPad 2, a series of mini-activities based on the ipad adverts in French. It is a notebook file only, no powerpoint available.

By MrJGarnier

French regular verbs (ER and IR/RE)

French regular verbs (ER and IR/RE)

Introduction to the regular present tense. A short starter activity matching subject pronouns, followed by the presentation of the three main groups of regular verbs and their endings. There is a short conjugation exercise for each group of verbs and printable blank verb flowers too.

By maryjane1969

French Speaking Mat

French Speaking Mat

NEW VERSION ADDED We print these in A3 and have them on every table in every classroom. I have used suggested phrases from lots of sources as well as my own. The pupils use the mats regularly during group talk activities and their spontaneous use of language has increased significantly.

By maryjane1969

Mes vacances et ma passion-Les Alpes

Mes vacances et ma passion-Les Alpes

I tried to select a nice topic and theme to teach and revise various skills and grammatical aspects . It links to Expo3 ( la Normandie ) rouge with the discovery of an area but I jaust added more on this so students get to compare areas and see how varied France is. I will add more through a different power point and add worksheets , this is taking ages .... hope it helps. I used the interactive quiz with the gap fill as a little starter and introduction about the Alps before showing the Power Point.

By skiermeetsboarder

La Maison - French Taboo Speaking Game

La Maison - French Taboo Speaking Game

Playing French TABOO is a great way to get students to speak French and learn a lot of new vocabulary. This game is simple to modify and use with beginners and advanced students alike. The them of this TABOO game is LA MAISON. 32 French-English cards are included.All of the words on the cards are in French and English. This is very useful as many of the words will be new to students.This French Taboo game includes the following:How to play (beginner and advanced levels)32 Taboo game cards to print, cut out and laminate if possible *In the upper left corner there's a spot for you to punch holes in the cards so that you can then attach them with a ring for no prep use every time!Object of the game:One player tries to get his teammate to guess the word at the top of a card. The player must give clues, but he can't use any of the Taboo words in his description. The taboo words are written beneath the word at the top of the card. Teams score points for each word successfully guessed. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.Beginner students should be allowed to use the TABOO words printed on the cards. This will encourage them to use new vocabulary and will help them in forming sentences to use as clues.

By jenniferlcrespin

La Maison - Vocabulary Speaking Activities BUNDLE

La Maison - Vocabulary Speaking Activities BUNDLE

There's a lot of useful vocabulary for students to learn when we teach about LA MAISON. I have three activities that I love to use to get students talking and to reinforce all of the vocabulary they'll need to talk about house and home. These are the three vocabulary speaking activities that are included in this bundle:La Maison - French Taboo Speaking GameJ'ai... Qui a? French house and home vocabulary game - La maison30 French Speaking Questions - À la maisonYou will see that each activity is unique and will keep students interested while using vocabulary about LA MAISON in many different ways.

By jenniferlcrespin

AQA Studio GCSE French (Higher) - Module 4 - Ville de reve ou de cauchemar - Page 80

AQA Studio GCSE French (Higher) - Module 4 - Ville de reve ou de cauchemar - Page 80

This is a complete lesson which is designed to be taught along side AQA Studio GCSE French (Higher) - Module 4 - Ville de reve ou de cauchemar - Page 80. The lesson includes:- Starter - Introduction to key vocabulary - Activities to practise and consolidate key vocabulary - Vocabulary handout for students - Variety of games and activities to practise and consolidate the key vocabulary - Introduction to using a variety of negatives in French - Activities to practise using negatives in French - Grammar boardgame - Grammar worksheet - Page 80 Ex. 1 Reading including answers- Page 80 Ex. 2 Reading including answers- Page 80 Ex. 3 Listening including answers and transcript - Page 80 Ex. 4 Speaking - Plenary

By ftbnemesis

Edexcel Studio GCSE French (Higher) - Module 4 - Ville de reve ou de cauchemar - Page 80.

Edexcel Studio GCSE French (Higher) - Module 4 - Ville de reve ou de cauchemar - Page 80.

This is a complete lesson which is designed to be taught along side Edexcel Studio GCSE French (Higher) - Module 4 - Ville de reve ou de cauchemar - Page 80. The lesson includes:- Starter - Introduction to key vocabulary - Activities to practise and consolidate key vocabulary - Vocabulary handout for students - Variety of games and activities to practise and consolidate the key vocabulary - Introduction to using a variety of negatives in French - Activities to practise using negatives in French - Grammar boardgame - Grammar worksheet - Page 80 Ex. 1 Reading including answers- Page 80 Ex. 2 Reading including answers- Page 80 Ex. 3 Listening including answers and transcript - Page 80 Ex. 4 Speaking - Plenary

By ftbnemesis

Food categories worksheet.

Food categories worksheet.

A powerpoint revising food followed by a worksheet where pupils put foods into categories - fruit/veg/meat/dairy products/ healthy/ unhealthy etc

By lucyday73

MA FAMILLE FOUNDATION WORKSHEETS

MA FAMILLE FOUNDATION WORKSHEETS

This resource is aimed at French students in Year 9 to Year 11. There is a o wordsearcho crosswordo reading comprehensiono acrostic poemo several writing exerciseso an essay to help students in their GCSE examThere are some basic exercises but there are also some more difficult ones to engage the more able students.

By marycottle

Food dice game.

Food dice game.

Food dice game. Pupils can play in pairs or threes. They throw a dice and say the French. First to reach the end wins. This template can be adapted to use for any topic by changing the pictures.

By lucyday73

Negatives

Negatives

These resources teach students how to use a range of negatives in French. They include a range of games and activities to practise and consolidate using negatives in French.

By ftbnemesis

Ma ville / Ma region / Mon quartier / My town / My region / Problems in my area / Negatives

Ma ville / Ma region / Mon quartier / My town / My region / Problems in my area / Negatives

This is a complete lesson which teaches students how to use a variety of negatives to describe their region or area and problems in an area. The lesson includes:- Introduction to key vocabulary to describe problems in an area - A variety of games and activities to describe problems in an area - Vocabulary handout- Introduction to using negatives in French- Grammar handout- Grammar boardgame - Grammar worksheet For a version of this lesson designed for the AQA / Edexcel GCSE French Studio book, please see my online shop.

By ftbnemesis

Higher French Listening Revision Bundle

Higher French Listening Revision Bundle

Eight videos of a native French speaker talking about topics from the SQA's New Higher.This resource would also be useful for high ability GSCE pupils and AS level students needing to work on their listening skills and build their confidence in this area.For each unit there is a video, audio (in case your internet isn't fast enough), a workbook and answer booklet.The activities include three different types of gap fill, dictation, comprehension questions, true/false questions and translation as well as some extension activities. The resource aims to not just build confidence in listening but also practise dictionary skills, increase grammar awareness and work on translation.*Note - as the employability video was too large to upload to TES, a link is included in a PDF file.

By lisadominique

FRENCH VERBS (1 & 2) -  PRACTICE & REVISION - 198 ESSENTIAL VERBS

FRENCH VERBS (1 & 2) - PRACTICE & REVISION - 198 ESSENTIAL VERBS

PERFECT FOR PRACTICING AND REVISING 198 ESSENTIAL FRENCH VERBS!This combined pack of FRENCH VERBS GAMES AND ACTIVITIES SETS 1 AND 2 features 198 high-frequency FRENCH verbs, and offers an interactive and communicative alternative to 'traditional' vocabulary and grammar drilling activities. The games and activities really do help to create a lively and multi-skill language learning environment.The alphabetical FRENCH-English reference lists of all 198 verbs work well as a learning support resource, and also as a whole-group reading out loud pronunciation and warm-up practice. The cards are versatile, and can be used for a number of language learning games; I’ve described several games you can play and ways you can use them in the classroom. They're great for a ready-made quick vocab quiz too! The game card template lets your students put their knowledge of FRENCH verbs to the test as they create quiz cards for each other, preferably from memory!There are three differentiated RECALL AND WRITE ACTIVITIES in each booklet:CHILLOUT CHALLENGEStudents recall and write all the verbs in English from a FRENCH prompt - the FRENCH verbs are in alphabetical orderCHAMPION CHALLENGEStudents recall and write all the verbs in English from a FRENCH prompt, with the verbs appearing in random, rather than alphabetical orderSUPERCHARGED CHALLENGEStudents recall and write all the verbs in FRENCH from an English prompt - this really does put their knowledge to the test - and is great for practicing spelling in FRENCH too.I've classed the set as suitable for Grades 8-12, but it really does depend on when your students began FRENCH, the level they are currently working at, and the level they are aspiring to. The games and activities are particularly useful as students prepare for examinations, and for the transition period between learning stages. The REFERENCE, RECALL AND WRITE booklets have 18 pages, and are best photocopied double-sided as a workbook for students to work through either in directed class time, or as independent learning at home.Laminating is certainly worth the effort and expense - you will be able to re-use the cards for years to come.I've created several sets of FRENCH verb games and activities, each featuring different sets of verbs - they work well as complementary learning resources, and build up a comprehensive bank of essential FRENCH verbs for your students.There are 4 non-editable files in a zipped format:SET 1: GAME CARDS AND BOOKLETSET 2: GAME CARDS AND BOOKLETThey're also available individually if you prefer, each priced at $3.75. Please use the TERMS OF USE carefully: the resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only.MERCI BEAUCOUP ET BON DIVERTISSEMENT !

By LivelyLearningClassroom

FRENCH VERBS (2) - PRACTICE & REVISION - 99 VERBS

FRENCH VERBS (2) - PRACTICE & REVISION - 99 VERBS

PERFECT FOR PRACTICING AND REVISING 99 ESSENTIAL FRENCH VERBS!This set of games and activities featuring 99 FRENCH verbs offers an interactive and communicative alternative to 'traditional' vocabulary and grammar drilling activities, and really does help to create a lively language learning environment. SET 2 features 99 high-frequency verbs in FRENCH and English in the infinitive form, perfect for pair and small-group work, enabling students to learn independently of the teacher. They’re just right for building, reinforcing and refreshing vocabulary, as well as practising reading, speaking and pronunciation.The alphabetical FRENCH-English reference list of all 99 verbs works well as a learning support resource. The cards are versatile, and can be used for a number of language learning games; I’ve described several games you can play and ways you can use them in the classroom. They're great for a ready-made quick vocab quiz too! The game card template lets your students put their knowledge of FRENCH verbs to the test as they create cards for each other - preferably from memory!There are 3 differentiated RECALL AND WRITE ACTIVITIES:CHILLOUT CHALLENGEStudents recall and write all the verbs in English from a FRENCH prompt - the FRENCH verbs are in alphabetical orderCHAMPION CHALLENGEStudents recall and write all the verbs in English from a FRENCH prompt, with the verbs appearing in random, rather than alphabetical orderSUPERCHARGED CHALLENGEStudents recall and write all the verbs in FRENCH from an English prompt - this really does put their knowledge to the test - and is great for practising spelling in FRENCH tooI've classed the set as suitable for Grades 8-12, because it really does depend on when your students began FRENCH, the level they are currently working at, and the level they are aspiring to. The games and activities are particularly useful as students prepare for examinations, and for the transition period between learning stages. The REFERENCE, RECALL AND WRITE booklet has 18 pages, and is best photocopied double-sided as a workbook for students to work through either in direct class time, or as independent learning at home. Encourage students to reflect on their progress, and identify targets for improvement using the NOTES & NEXT STEPS template.SETS 1 & 2, featuring 198 essential verbs in FRENCH, are also availalble as a combined pack if you prefer, at the special price of $6 - have a look at it here when you get chance:https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/french-verbs-1-and-2-practice-and-revision-198-essential-verbs-11573937The resource comprises two, non-editable files in a zipped format. Please read the Terms of Use carefully - this resource is copyright, and for single classroom use only.MERCI BEAUCOUP ET BON DIVERTISSEMENT !

By LivelyLearningClassroom

FRENCH ANIMALS (1) - 20 POSTERS / FLASHCARDS

FRENCH ANIMALS (1) - 20 POSTERS / FLASHCARDS

CREATE AN INSTANT INTRODUCTION TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM IN YOUR CLASSROOM - IN FRENCH!This set of 20 A4 portrait posters offers a great introduction to the animal kingdom in FRENCH. They also create a fabulous FRENCH feel and look to your learning environment, as a 'general' display, or for when you are focusing specifically on animals in your FRENCH lessons. They're useful as a visual prompt for gender and indefinite article, and work really well as flashcards too. It doesn't matter if some of the animals don't feature in your immediate or even longer-term learning plan: the posters give learners daily opportunities to engage with the written FRENCH word, to develop their recognition and recall of individual words and cognates, and to begin to link spelling with sound in FRENCH. They're a great prompt for cross-curricular learning too, particularly when learners are exploring the animal kingdom and habitats in science. The animals featured are:- bear- bird- cat- dog- elephant- fish- fox- frog- giraffe- hedgehog- horse- kangaroo- lion- mouse- owl- rabbit- rat- sheep- snake- whaleIf you're focusing on particular animals, I'd be happy to create a resource featuring them for you - just send me a message via TES.This resource consists of a single, non-editable file - SETS 1, 2 & 3, featuring 60 animals and other creatures from the animal kingdom, are also available as a combined resource at the special price of $5.00 - have a look at it here:https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/french-animals-60-posters-flashcards-pack-11573986Please read the Terms of Use carefully - this resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only.MERCI BEAUCOUP ET BON DIVERTISSEMENT !

By LivelyLearningClassroom

FRENCH ANIMALS (2) - 20 POSTERS / FLASHCARDS

FRENCH ANIMALS (2) - 20 POSTERS / FLASHCARDS

CREATE AN INSTANT INTRODUCTION TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM IN YOUR CLASSROOM - IN FRENCH!This set of 20 A4 portrait posters offers a great introduction to the animal kingdom in FRENCH. The posters also create a fabulous FRENCH feel and look to your learning environment, as a 'general' display, or for when you are focusing specifically on animals in your FRENCH lessons. They're useful as a visual prompt for gender and indefinite article, and work really well as flashcards too. It doesn't matter if some of the animals don't feature in your immediate or even longer-term learning plan: the posters give learners daily opportunities to engage with the written FRENCH word, to develop their recognition and recall of individual words and cognates, and to begin to link spelling with sound in FRENCH. They're a great prompt for cross-curricular learning too, particularly when learners are exploring the animal kingdom and habitats in science. Featured in this set:- bee- bull- chicken- cow- crocodile- dinosaur- donkey- duck- goat- gorilla- hippopotamus- monkey- parrot- pig- polar bear- rhinoceros- spider- tiger- tortoise- wolfIf you're focusing on particular animals, I'd be happy to create a resource featuring them for you - just send me a message via TES.This resource consists of a single, non-editable file; I've added a selection of preview images you can scroll through to give you an idea of what the resource looks like as a whole. SETS 1, 2 and 3 are also available as a combined 60-poster pack, at the special price of $5.00 - you can have a look at it here:https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/french-animals-60-posters-flashcards-pack-11573986Please read the Terms of Use carefully - this resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only.MERCI BEAUCOUP ET BON DIVERTISSEMENT !

By LivelyLearningClassroom