A 'Climb the wall' listening game to practise receptive knowledge of shops and shop-related vocabulary. The rules are provided with the activity. This build in lots of repetition and listening practice.
A 'Climb the Wall' listening game to practise pastimes vocabulary. The rules are explained on the sheet. The main benefit is repeated listening to similar input ('input flooding', in the jargon). Look for this in the vocabulary section, column two. This could be used with a high-achieving Y9 class.
Sentence builder: 'Visit to a theme park'. Sentence builder frame (using past tenses), ideas for exploitation and a gapped version of the sentence builder. As always, these can be edited by you.
Easy sentence builder. 'A visit to Paris'. I tweaked a previous resource from the 'je' form of perfect tense verbs to 'nous' and 'on'. Ideas for exploitation and a gapped version provided. Could be used with Y9 and above.
An easy sentence builder frame. Topic: 'A visit to Paris' (Future). Sentence frame, ideas for exploitation and a gapped version of the frame. Good for Y8 or above.
A simple sentence builder frame: a visit to Paris. Simple perfect tense examples, time phrases, opinions, weather. Comes with a gapped version and ideas for exploitation. Could be used from Y8-10.
Video listening. A 3 minute news report about the daily life of a single mum in France. Vocab to help, questions in French, answers provided. Good for Y12 or Y13 if reviewing the topic.
A guided translation into English task for near-beginners. Topic: shopping. Gap-fill translation using a parallel text format, true sentences to spot and a few simple sentences to write.
Text with exercises on tattoos. Text, vocab to find, questions in French to answer.
A dictation (optional gap-fill) activity. You dictate the ten sentences and students must write if they agree or disagree (or have no opinion). This means that students have to engage with the meaning of the sentences as well as their written form.
I've set up a new section on the Y10-11 page for dictation tasks.