Video listening. This is a subtitled video presentation of the Share Ami project, linking French learners with elderly people in France. Questions to answer and vocabulary to find. Good for Y12.
A text and exercises about board games. 10 interesting facts about games. Matching paragraphs to statements, vocab to find and summaries to write in English. Suitable for a high-achieving Y10-11 group (intermediate).
A PowerPoint presentation on aches and pains (J'ai mal...). Lots of repetition, clear visuals, progression and a miming game.
A text with exercises. Topic: withdrawing benefits from families of juvenile delinquents. Text, vocab to find, questions, morphological practice, sentences to translate into French. Answers given. Good for Y13 (advanced level).
Three new easy grammar drills for oral and written practice. Passé composé - irregular avoir verbs, être verbs and reflexive verbs. First person only. These are aimed at mixed ability group and can be a basis for further practice, e.g. slotting in new elements.
A "translate and transform" grammar drill sheet for oral and written practice. Perfect tense, regular -er verbs, first person only. This is the first of some easier grammar sheets I'll be adding to the Y8 and Y9 pages. These offer controlled practice of verbs alongside easy vocabulary in short sentences. Some schools find the existing sheets too hard. These can easily be extended by asking pupils to slot in new or additional sentence elements.
Sarah Shaw of grabandgolanguages.co.uk kindly sent me a resource to help develop listening/pronunciation/phonics skill. I've placed it in the Y10-11 section, as the vocabulary is too advanced for beginners. Do check out her site, especially if you tutor adult learners.
A lesson plan called Translate-Transcribe: La Rochelle. This is an example from my book 50 Lesson Plans for French Teachers.
Audio listening based on an easy short, slowly delivered text from Audio Lingua. Ma maison. The exercise consists in correcting a faulty transcript. There is a parallel English translation of the first, uncorrected text. Foundation GCSE, or could be used from Y8 with some classes.
Advanced video listening on the topic of the Resistance. This is a "correct the faulty transcription" task which also gives easy background information about the membership of the French Resistance.