Contents - Y10-11

My book 50 Lesson Plans for French Teachers:Step by Step is here. A4 format, photocopiable, with accompanying slides free on this site.


These two 40-50 page study packs contain resources for listening, reading, speaking and writing, together with answers. You can edit them as you wish. For teachers outside England and Wales, the level is about 3-4 years of teaching for Foundation, 5-6 years for Higher (depending on your syllabi).
Foundation Tier
Higher Tier

The pack below is a bridging pack from GCSE Higher to A-level for students intending to continue French

Bridging pack


See the Year 8 and 9 sections for more grammar exercises if the ones below are too hard. These worksheets may also be useful for revision at A-level.

Five pairwork verb tests (present tense)
Five pairwork verb tests (perfect tense)
Three pairwork verb tests (imperfect tense)
Three pairwork verb tests (future tense)
Three pairwork verb tests (conditional tense)
Two pairwork verb tests (pluperfect tense)
Tense recognition
Tense revision
Definite articles and partitives
Depuis and ça fait... que..
Perfect tense info gap oral task
Present to perfect tense exercise
Vacances aux Etats-Unis - perfect tense lesson plan
Vacances aux Etats-Unis - PowerPoint slide version
Passage to write in perfect tense from infinitives
Imperfect tense - crossword
Perfect and Imperfect Tenses (translation)
Perfect and Imperfect Tenses
Pluperfect (2)
Present participles
Present participles crossword
Adverbs crossword
Adverbs gap fill
Various tenses - battleships
Negative oral drills ne... pas
More negative oral drills - ne... plus/jamais/rien/personne
Negatives with imperfect tenseNEW 31.10.21
Game to practise jamais with the perfect tense + extensionsNEW 29.11.21
Two verbs together (PowerPoint lesson)
Two verbs together (2)
Two verbs together (3)
"Après avoir" structure
"Avant de + infinitive" structure
Conditional mood
Conditional mood (2)
Si clauses - Imperfect + conditional
Si clauses - Imperfect + conditional (2)
Conditional perfect tense
Verb tenses crossword - pres, perf, fut, imp, cond
Possessive pronouns
Articles and partitives
Present tense
Direct and indirect pronouns
Relative pronoun que - PowerPoint lesson
Relative pronouns
Using ce qui and ce que


These allow students to build up utterances using comprehensible chunks of language. They could be used in preparation for speaking and writing tests. Each one has a suggested teaching sequence and a gapped version of the frame for scaffolding/self-testing purposes.
Digital technology
When I was younger
Digital technology
A disastrous holiday
Accidents (using present participles)
Holiday jobs (using present participles)
Protecting the environment (using present participles)
Healthy lifestyle
Cinema and TV
Family life
Typical school day
Life at school
Future plans
Pastimes in four tenses
Food preferences
My town
Poverty NEW 25.1.22


To make more like these go to


Using pour, pendant and depuis
Conditional tense
Conditional perfect tense
Relative pronouns qui and que
Asking questions
Using dont
Indirect object pronouns
Adverbial pronouns y and en
Pluperfect tense
Future perfect tense


Easy translations
Google Translate beaters - parallel gapped translations
8 harder translations
8 harder gapped translations
100 foundation tier sentences (AQA standard)
100 higher tier sentences (AQA standard)


Teacher's guide to using texts with exercises


You could make these into a booklet for independent reading
Online media habits
Weird hotel complaints
Rescued fishermen story
Islamic State
Maglev trains
A heroic deed
Dogs who can detect cancer


A Canadian vet talks about her job
Is it better to be an only child?
A black boy brought up in Nazi Germany
An act of heroism
Migrant smuggling in Calais
Elephants (being like humans)
Malala Yousafzai
Gapfill on above
Jigsaw reading on above
Locavores - people who only eat local food
Gapfill on above
TM3 jigsaw reading on above
Interview with an astronaut
Gapfill on above
Jigsaw reading on above
Gapfill on above
Jigsaw reading on above
Giant pandas
Gapfill on above
Jigsaw reading on above
Polar ice melt and sea level rise
Gapfill on above
Jigsaw reading on above
Driverless cars
Air guitar
Louis Braille
Interview with an airline pilot
Interview with a TGV driver
The secularism charter in French schools
Fear of flying course (Could be used with Cabrel song J'ai peur de l'avion)


Tripadvisor - visiting the Cité des Sciences
Polar bears under threat of extinction (see video listening on same)
Dolphins threatened by pollution
Shale gas
Are GM foods dangerous?
Ozone pollution
Journée mondiale sans portable
Antibiotic pollution of rivers


Visiting the Eiffel Tower
Holiday gîte - Tripadvisor
A holiday in Charente Maritime
Visiting Futuroscope
Skiing holidays
Gap fill for the above
Matching task for the above
The Pont du Gard
Fastest roller coaster in the world


The Tour de France
How well do you sleep? - narrow reading
Stress in teenagers
Alcohol and health in France
French people eating less meat
Healthy eating - sugar
Locavores - people who like local food
Eating meat and the environment
Healthy fats
Healthy eating habits

Pets living longer
Healthy living campaign


What are social media influencers? NEW 1.12.21
Syrian refugee family in Belgium
Government plan for the homeless
Poverty in France (2016)
Poverty in France (2018)
Pocket money
Child labour
Betting in France


Texts and translation on school (7 pages)
Why do girls do better than boys at school?
School uniform - for or against
Gap fill for above
Paying children for good marks


Booklet of 10 extracts with questions for GCSE higher tier
Lesson plan and worksheet on a poem about Alzheimer's
Déjeuner du matin poem
Cinderella story
L'Etranger passage
Le Petit prince passage
Le Petit prince passage (2)


Greta Thunberg crosses the Atlantic by yacht (2019)
An amazing survival story (Tonga tsunami, 2022) NEW 20.1.22
Frantz Reichelt, who died trying to fly from the Eiffel Tower
10 interesting facts about board games
The eruption of Mont Pelée in 1902
Favourite lifestyle YouTube channels
Three weird animal news items
Favourite TV series
Interesting facts about dogs
Ariana Grande
J K Rowling
Harry Kane
Taylor Swift
Super heroes
Ma meilleure amie
Sting - won't bequeath his fortune to children
Remarkable war story
Interview with a Dutch immigrant to France
Interview with a French GP
Curious fait divers
Fait divers - attack in Corsica (passive)
La francophonie
Stephen Fry
Orangutan fait divers
Why do people steal?
What would you do with one hour to live? (Conditional practice)
TV programmes matching task (updated 2017)
Homer Simpson
Daily routine + past/present/future
10 standby dictations
Pair work tennis game
Silly Tommy Cooper jokes to translate back into English
Questions on food
Vanilla cookies recipe
Pairwork miming task on leisure
New Year resolutions task
Work experience sheet
Word doc by Tracie to support the above
Holidays text for paired dictation
J'ai peur de l'avion (Cabrel song gapfill)
For display - notes on Adele + easy oral/written exercises
Road accident picture for creative story-telling
Health and fitness questions
Health questions writing task
Food and health counter game - thanks to Delyth Preston
Worksheets to go with Le Café des Rêves (BBC) (by Felicity Stevens)
Idea for lesson with French assistante
20 questions about "la rentrée des classes"
Matching listening or reading task on environment

Online food shopping with CHECK FIRST - edit if needed.

Daily routine interview
Holidays gap fill
20 questions game
Interdit ou permis?
Bulletin scolaire
Picture for storytelling
Geography crossword
Transports - pour et contre
Job application letter


Checklist of gap-fill exercise types you could do with listening texts
Checklist of dictation tasks


These tasks are to be read aloud, played or recorded by the teacher. Each one should take no more than 30 minutes, including correction. Select the headphone icon if you would like the ready-made text-to-speech recording (MP3).


Describing a TV series (Mr Robot)

Online ‘influencers’ NEW 1.12.21

Vegetarianism NEW 3.12.21

Personal data protection online



Poverty in France

Ideal family


Healthy living

Cinema – describing a film (Interstellar)

Listening and translation bingo game – environment theme
Instructions for the above game


Healthy living

Homework NEW 6.12.21

Cinema – describing a film (Lion)

Describing a holiday


Describing a family

Describing a house

My school


Opinions dictation/gap-fill
Greta Thunberg crosses the Atlantic by yacht


The worksheets linked to the website Audio Lingua have been moved to the Free Samples page.


A listening and pronunciation task
A listening and pronunciation task (PowerPoint to go with the above)
This resource was given to me by Sarah Shaw of


Aural gap-fill tasks


These sheets link to online videos. Print off the sheet and use in class or provide students with URL and they can work alone. Please do not share frenchteacher login with students.Always check that links work and that videos work on mobile devices.

Reducing cancer risk through organic food?
Daily routine – Vishwa from India
Daily routine – Demanti from India
Daily routine – Satriniavo from Madagascar
Daily routine – Sarah from Haiti
Aya from Tunisia
Sustainable development
Animal rights
Cheese exports
The blue jackal (sub-titled)

Environment – eating meat

Environment – plastic waste in the ocean

Environment – plastic waste in the ocean (2) – same source as above, different task

Environment – polar bears under threat (see written text on same)

Environment – what are fossil fuels? NEW 12.1.22

Environment – zero waste

Environment – climate change explanation (hard!)

Film trailer for Bonobos (nice!)

Why learn French?

What does a vet do?

The French-speaking world

The French-speaking world (2)

Cycling holiday in the Loire

Health – making vegetable soup

Technology – Ariane rocket


Jobs – cartoon short film

Health/sport – roller blading in Paris

Health – What’s in a cigarette?

Health/sport – Papa Cochon fait de l’exercice

Home life/food – Peppa Pig – les crêpes

Home life – Peppa Pig – Noël

Home life/DIY – Papa Pig accroche une photo

Home life – Peppa Pig – une chasse au trésor

Home life – Peppa Pig – les avions en papier

Home life – Peppa Pig – premier jour de neige

Home life – Philippe describes his daily routine

Perfect tense/holidays – silly song Si t’as été à Tahiti

Bullying in school NEW 24.11.21

Peppa Pig goes camping

Holidays – Visit to Venice Holidays – Balade à Porquerolles

Holidays – a French camp site Hobbies – tags and graffiti


Task-based activity – sédentaire ou actif?
Task-based activity – find out about Paris < Task-based activity – find out about tourism in France
Task-based activity – find out about F1 driver Charles Leclerc
Storytelling pair game (Perfect and Imperfect tenses)
Numbers lesson plan – The Price is Right


See the Y8 page for more situational dialogues.
Lesson plan for the dialogues below NEW 31.12.21
TV NEW 19.12.21
Films NEW 30.12.21
Reading NEW 30.12.21
Part-time jobs NEW 30.12.21
Sport NEW 1.1.22
Social networks NEW 1.1.22
Theme parks NEW 2.1.22
Music NEW 2.1.22
Paris NEW 3.1.22
Food NEW 3.1.22
Holiday plans NEW 4.1.22
Buying a house NEW 4.1.22
Talking about a friend NEW 13.1.22


Climb the wall listening game – sport
Climb the wall listening game – pastimes

Environment vocab

Men’s clothes vocab – web task Updated 1.1.22

Environment crossword

Answers to the above

Town vocab

Reading – vocab

Car vocab

Car vocab (2)

Car vocab crossword

Airport vocab crossword

Transport vocab

Transport vocab crossword

Sport definitions crossword

Rugby terminology crossword

Time expressions crossword

TV and radio vocab

TV programme types

TV in France

Cinema vocab

School vocab

At school

School crossword

Computing terms crossword

Easy Fr-Eng translations on food

Countries and nationalities – code breaker

Countries and continents crossword

Nationalities and languages crossword

Countryside vocab crossword

Holidays crossword

In town – code breaker

Clothes crossword

Furniture crossword

Expressing opinions

Household chores – for display

Household chores – sondage

Lost property

Vocab list for dumb customer game (see Games that Work)

Find the cheapest product at But – web task

Pairwork task on “argot”

Household objects – pairwork games

Baccalaureat vocab game

Personality adjectives – code breaker P

ersonality adjectives – crossword

Christmas presents

GCSE from 2018

See the Adult Students page for set of situational dialogues + vocabulary. These can support your work on role-plays.

Foundation Tier

Knowledge organiser (for speaking and writing)

Knowledge organiser (for speaking and writing) – alternative version

A booklet of 17 sentence builders for speaking and writing revision

AQA-style role-plays

AQA-style photo card conversations

Photo card conversations

Photo card conversations (2)

AQA GCSE general conversation questions

AQA conversation questions as boardgames

100 translation sentences into French(with answers)

Reading exam (1)

Reading exam (2)

Reading exam (3)

Reading exam (4)

10 Foundation Tier translations into English (with answers)

How to write a good Foundation Tier essay (ppt)

How to write a good Foundation Tier essay (Word)

Higher Tier

Listening revision booklet

Knowledge organiser (for speaking and writing)

A booklet of 17 sentence builders for speaking and writing revision NEW 12.10.21

AQA-style GCSE 2016 role-plays

AQA-style photo card conversations (Higher tier)

AQA-style GCSE photo card conversations (Higher tier) (2)

AQA general conversation questions

AQA conversation questions as board games

20 Higher Tier translations into French (with answers)

10 Higher Tier translations into English (with answers)

A reading to writing task for essay writing (holidays)

Reading exam (Higher tier)

How to write a good Higher Tier essay (ppt)

Stick-in writing strips

How to write a good Higher Tier essay (Word)

Help sheet for developing range in essays

Set of 10 reading comp gapfills for GCSE/IGCSE.

Further set of 10 gapfills for GCSE/IGCSE (different format).

Higher GCSE style gapfill tasks Identifying attitudes – 100 statements.

Reading tasks for GCSE revision

Common written errors at GCSE

Other resources

50 French signs to explain- low intermediate to intermediate (Y9-11) (Word doc) (1).

50 French signs to explain – low intermediate to intermediate (Y9-11)(Word doc) (2). 5

0 French signs to explain (3) – low intermediate to intermediate (Y9-11)(Word doc).

50 French signs to explain (4) – low intermediate to intermediate (Y9-11)(Word doc).

50 French signs to explain (5)- low intermediate to intermediate (Y9-11)(Word doc).

Signs dominoes game

Powerpoint(1) of the second set of 50 signs.

Powerpoint (2) of another 50 signs.

Powerpoint (3) of another 50 signs.

Powerpoint (4) of another 50 signs.

Powerpoint (5) of yet another 50 signs.

Conversation game (thanks to MGS online)

Listening tasks based on Encore Tricolore 4

Help sheet for developing range in written CAs

GCSE written error checking exercise

Record and Self Evaluation sheet for British teachers (edit online)

Easy guide to writing a basic exam essay

Tips for GCSE Writing – stick in sheet


Healthy living

Holidays Free time