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, Y12-13 (Advanced)

I have just rewritten and updated an English article on why young French people move to London and the UK in general. This would work well as oral or written summary for advanced students. The French Embassy in London estimates that 300-400 thousand French live in London.

, Y9 (Low intermediate)

Perfect tense crossword. Avoir and être verbs, including auxiliaries. Gapfill style.

, Y12-13 (Advanced)

Short text, vocabulary and questions for discussion/writing on giving Christmas presents. This would suit a lower sixth group or good Y11. It's not very hard. I've put in the miscellaneous section of A-level. Scroll down the left.

, Y8 (Very low intermediate)

Lesson plan to teach daily routine. This uses miming, pair work, memorisation and writing. Good for Y8 or easy Y9/10 revision.

, Y8 (Very low intermediate)

Worksheet and information on prepositions to use before towns and countries. Students work out the rules from examples and do gap fill. Easy to do oral work based on the sheet.

, Y12-13 (Advanced)

Listening and speaking lesson based on three short films from a French government site about bullying in schools. The short films should promote plenty of speaking; the listening component is secondary in this case (and hard). Would work well with a good AS level group or A2 group and ought to fill a 40 minute lesson. See the A-level page (listening resources).

, Y7 (Beginner)

New worksheets on être and avoir for beginners. Re-ordering words to make good sentences, then making up more examples. You can sing these conjugations to the Mission Impossible theme (just). Aller works even better.

, Y12-13 (Advanced), FREE

Thank you to Jane O'Sullivan from Ireland who sent me a gapfill listening task based on the Edith Piaf classic Je ne regrette rien. Gaps chosen to focus on negatives and the perfect tense. This is also on the free samples page. I have posted it on the A-level page, but good intermediate groups could also do it.

, Y12-13 (Advanced)

Listening gap fill. Song Derniers baisers (Sealed with a Kiss tune) by Laurent Voulzy. Easy work on a simple song, but could be done as a 20 minute filler during holidays topic. I've included a suggestion for oral follow-up.

, Y12-13 (Advanced)

Film review of Gravity with exercises - vocabulary list, grammar task, true/false/not mentioned, oral work. Good for AS level (low advanced).