An "Ask the experts" communicative task on the topic of patrimoine. See the previous update for a description.
An "ask the experts" task for A-level. Topic: the New Wave of French cinema. The idea is that three "experts" each have a different French paragraph about the new wave. Together, the paragraphs provide a good introduction to the subject. The others in the group have to go round asking 11 questions thye have each been given, taking notes from the experts, then synthesising those notes into a summary in French. there are three other similar tasks on the A-level page (scroll well down, right hand column).
A very simple sentence builder frame: what I wear at school and at home. Could be used with complete beginners. Includes a suggested teaching sequence and gapped version of the frame.
PowerPoint for beginners. Qu'est-ce que Spotty va faire? This provides a logical sequence for teaching, including choral repetition, translation, a guessing game and some very basic grammar. Editable and adaptable as usual. Spotty is my Pixabay copyright-free dog who is used repeatedly in my beginner PowerPoints.
Video listening based on a 1jour1question video. Questions in French to answer. Answers given. The transcript of the video is on the 1jour1actu website. This may be of interest to adult students too.
A short text with exercises based on a story from the Daily Mail (quelle horreur!)and picked up by the excellent Daily Geek Show In a study it was found that men's beards contain more bacteria than a dog's coat. Text, vocab to find, true/false and summary in English.
A sentence builder frame. "Je suis allé(e) à la plage". Comes with a suggested teaching sequence and gapped version of the sentence builder. Usable with Y9.
A listening vocabulary game. Climb the wall. You read definitions of sports as pupils make their way along or up the grid you have given them. All you need is on the print-off sheet, including instructions and definitions you can use or adapt. This could be used with a very good Y9 class too.
A 'narrow reading' exercise about Futuroscope with Tripadvisor-style comments. Matching (who said?), find the French, gap-fill and translation. Answers given. Could be used with Y10.
PowerPoint presentation: une visite à Bruxelles. A set of 12 slides showing sites in Brussels, with and without text, plus all slides together and whole written text + gapped text. Narrative in perfect tense.