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I've been pretty busy in the new year adding new resources to the site. I've reached the point now, I think, when I need to weed some older, less used resources to avoid the site becoming too unwieldy and difficult to search.

I am grateful to teachers and tutors who let me know if a link has gone dead, e.g. on my video listening worksheets. I also welcome fresh ideas or requests for particular resources. For example, one teacher recently asked if I could add more on the theme of the second world war, occupation and resistance in France. I have added a new text and exercises and a video listening task in response to that request.

So, in summary, here are the new resources I have added in January so far. As they include a range of texts and activities with the emphasis on comprehensible input and language manipulation, both oral and written.


A-level (advanced)
  • Video listening. This is linked to a video in the 1jour1question series and is about why General de Gaulle is considered a hero of the French Republic. A gap-fill has to be done and can be self-corrected from the transcription provided. The standard is quite easy in this case. This fits well with Edexcel and Eduqas sub-themes. There are now four resources on this general topic area on the site, two readings and two listenings. 
  • Video listening about solidarity from the excellent 1jour1actu. There is a gap-fill, vocab to complete and some oral discussion opportunity.
  • Video listening. The history and importance of the Cannes Film Festival - the video is from Le Monde via YouTube. Questions in English and answers provided. This relates well to A-level sub-themes and is interesting in general! This may be of interest to adult students too. Key stage 3 (low intermediate)
  • Text and exercises. This is about the occupation of France. there is a chunky text, vocabulary to complete, a gap-fill task, sentence completion, creative oral work and translation both ways. Partial answers are provided (i.e. where there are right and wrong answers). 
  • In addition teacher Paul Haywood has shared with me his set of worksheets for Un Secret by Grimbert. I have made these into a booklet which is freely available on the Samples page. Paul previously shared a set of worksheets on Au Revoir les Enfants, another prescribed A-level work.

GCSE (intermediate)

  • "Google Translate beaters". A set of eight easy parallel gapped translations which are very hard to do with Google Translate. Students have to complete translation both ways simultaneously. These are good puzzle-solving tasks which should improve translation skill while reinforcing vocabulary and grammar knowledge with high frequency language. 
  • Video listening. A new Peppa Pig video called Paper Aeroplanes - where Papa Pig once again makes a fool of himself. I have provided a vocab list, then students do gap-fill with options provided. Because of the quite high vocab load this would suit Higher Tier GCSE (intermediate).


Key Stage 3

"Guess the jobs" pair game. Along similar lines to 20 Questions but with questions provided and a point scoring system. Easy to scaffold and could be used from Y9-Y11. Rules and language provided. You could copy and paste into a PowerPoint. GCSE (intermediate)




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http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/french/ (Foundation/Higher) http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/ (Foundation/Higher)
http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?rubrique1&lang=fr (Foundation/Higher) http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/07-langcoll/MFL-resources/french/fr-video-index.shtml