Contents - Year 9


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PERFECT TENSE (passé composé)

See also the Year 8 page for many other perfect tense exercises.

POWERPOINT - regular -er verbs
POWERPOINT - irregular past participles
Perfect tense
Revision (avoir verbs)
Insert the right verb
Insert the right verb (2)
Insert the right form and change an element
Insert the right form and add an element
Regular -er ( avoir) - translation sentences
Regular -ir/re ( avoir) - translation sentences
Irregular( avoir) - translation sentences
Sentence builder frame - irregular pps ending in u
Sentence builder frame - irregular pps ending in s and t

Sentence builder frame
Questions to practise perfect tense (être)
Perfect tense (être)
Perfect tense ( être) - translation sentences
Perfect tense (être) - agreements correction exercise
Visit to Paris - focus on past participles & agreements
As above - focus on full verbs

Perfect Tense POWERPOINT introduction
Sentence builder frame
Translation sentences

POWERPOINT - various verbs
POWERPOINT - describing a holiday
POWERPOINT - a weekend in Paris
POWERPOINT - a visit to Brussels
Last weekend - 'sentence chaos' reading aloud game NEW 30.6.21
Visit to Paris - 'sentence chaos' reading aloud game NEW 30.6.21
Perfect tense (avoir and être) - agreements correction exercise
Perfect tense (various) - board game
Passage completion and translation
Crossword - gap fill - mixed past participles
Crossword - gap fill
Answers to the above crossword
Crossword - phrases to translate
Perfect tense - translation sentences
Perfect tense - visit to Paris pictures
Perfect tense (avoir/être) info gap task
Paired dictation (avoir/être)
Questions in perfect tense
Questions in perfect tense with est-ce que
Oral drill to practise negatives and perfect tense



POWERPOINT: regular future
POWERPOINT: describing a holiday
POWERPOINT lesson: present contrasted with future
Sentence builder - regular stems
Sentence builder - irregular stems
Sentence chaos reading aloud game NEW 8.7.21
Future tense questions
Paired dictation - future tense
Future tense sentences - insert the right verb
Moi en 2080 (Future)
Crossword (regulars)
Battleships grid - regular future
Battleships grid - irregular stem future
Battleships grid - mixed future
Battleships grid: Next weekend - aller and jouer in whole sentences
Battleships grid: Holidays - various verbs in whole sentences
Next weekend battleships- mixed future
Graded translation sentences Eng-Fr


POWERPOINT introduction
POWERPOINT lesson - present v imperfect
Sentence builder frame
Imperfect Tense - drill
Imperfect tense - drill (2)
Imperfect tense gapfill
Imperfect tense gapfill (harder)
Ecole primaire - imperfect tense model
Imperfect tense crossword
Imperfect tense text and exercises
Imperfect tense homework task
Worksheet for oral and written practice


POWERPOINT - 3 tenses together
Sentence builder frame
Simple stick-in tense guide
Past, present and future tenses (1)
Past, present and future Tenses (2)
Past, Present and Future Tenses (3)
Three tenses crossword
Past, Present and future with daily routine
Battleships grid for present, perfect, imperfect, near future and future
Easy dominoes for perfect, present and future tenses


POWERPOINT il faut/il ne faut pas with school rules.
Sentence builder frame il faut/il ne faut pas with school rules.
Sentence builder frame: negatives pas/plus/jamais
Graded aller + infinitive translation sentences.
Superlatives crossword
Present tense
Negatives - present tense
Negatives - perfect tense
Yes/no game to practise negation


Irregular present tense verbs table
Imperfect tense
Future tense tense
Venir de + infinitive

See the Year 8 page for many more present tense exercises and other grammar topics (pronouns, adjectives etc).


Please check any links to online videos before you print off or use a listening worksheet. Check that videos play on mobile devices. Please do not share login details with students.

Oumou – portrait of a child in Mali

Zico – portrait of a child in Libya

Hass Srey- portrait of a child in Cambodia

The five major rivers in France NEW 9.7.21

Clémence talks about her future journey to Cambodia (use of near future)

Clémence talks about her future journey to Belgium (use of future)

Peppa Pig – Polly va en vacances

Peppa Pig – La soirée pyjama

Peppa Pig video – La fête de l’école

Peppa Pig – Maman travaille

Peppa Pig – A la plage

Peppa Pig – Le grand aquarium

Trotro – Trotro fait de la peinture

Trotro – Trotro part en vacances

Guided tour of Lyon

Describing a film – DekiruFrench/Youtube

Funny talking animals


Girl abandoned at motorway services

Why can’t kangaroos walk?

Surfing NEW 24.6.21

Fair trade

Migrants to Europe

Heroic charity walk

Drunk man falls from third floor balcony


The teacher reads aloud four short texts, each quite similar, while students do the activities (matching and true/false)

More ideas for exploiting narrow listening and narrow reading resources

Healthy living


My school trip NEW 7.4.21

Last weekend NEW 5.5.21

Social media



What I did yesterday

Future holidays

Future plans



Eiffel Tower Tripadvisor-style comments

Parc Astérix Tripadvisor-style comments

Mont St Michel Tripadvisor-style comments

Futuroscope Tripadvisor-style comments NEW 10.4.21

Pets for sale NEW 31.3.21

Talking about holidays (easy)

Talking about pastimes (easy)

Talking about a best friend (easy)

Talking about healthy lifestyle (easy)

Talking about fashion (easy)

Talking about school (easy)

Talking about my future (easy)

Talking about where I live (easy)

What I did yesterday (easy)
What I did last weekend (easy)

Next weekend (easy)


Translate-transcribe: La Rochelle


These texts and exercises have been chosen or adapted to suit lower intermediate students. They are usually short and contain many cognate words.

The three little pigs

The three little pigs – easier sheet

The Camargue NEW 19.3.21

Men’s beards have more germs than a dog’s coat NEW 14.4.21


Are Christmas trees bad for the planet?

Ariana Grande

The basenji: a dog which doesn’t bark

An amazing archeological discovery

Taskmagic gap fill on above

Forum post from

Guy Fawkes and bonfire night

Lionel Messi

Gareth Bale

DNA – questions in English

Greenhouse effect

Astronomy – super-Earths!

Taxi-bikes in Nantes

Healthy eating

Oceans under threat

Global warming

Chat rooms
Becoming a vet


Stick-in vocab – just print off and cut out!

Baccalaureat vocab game

Vacances – déchiffrez le code

Valise de vacances – déchiffrez le code

Shopping online for a walking holiday

Weather crossword

Inventaire de cuisine – déchiffrez le code

Restaurant crossword

Dans la cuisine – définitions

Hobbies crossword

Sports crossword

Physical descriptions – powerpoint

Quel métier?

Quel métier? (2)

Jobs crossword

Character adjectives

Guess the job pair game


POWERPOINT – The Price is Right game

20 reasons to learn a language

Tennis pairwork game

Web task: hiring a gîte

10 standby dictations

Y9 oral questions

Hotel reservation role-play

Pupil survey sheet – good for self-evaluation!

Ecole – gapfill/writing frame

Restaurant dialogue and notes

Describing my school template

Campsite dialogue and vocabulary

En vacances – template for written and oral work