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Latest additions to frenchteacher

Here are the resources I have added to frenchteacher.net over the last month.

A-level

1. A new article and exercises on the French music industry and streaming in particular. Text, vocabulary to complete, multi-choice comprehension, oral work, gap-fill, written summary and translation into French. The works! Most suitable for Year 2 of the A-level course.

2. I am grateful to Chris Tanner who sent me updated versions of two A-level documents on the site: notes on the political system and the left and right in French politics. These are marked as updated on the A-level page.

3. Video listening. This one is about electronic tags from FR3/Youtube (AQA sub-theme "Comment on traite les criminels"). Vocab to complete and questions in French for oral or written work. As always check the availability of this video.

4. Video listening. Prisons in France. Vocabulary list, true statements to tick, gap-fill. This short video talks about some of the latest facts, figures and issues about French prisons (June 2017). This worksheet replaces the one about Fresnes prison for the video link is now dead.

5. Video listening based on the first 20 minutes of a film about the armed resistance in France during the occupation. The worksheet is broken down into seven sections and includes vocab, questions in French and English and some translation. This part of the 50 minute video focuses on the rise of the communist resistance. It will be useful for the relevant Edexcel and Eduqas/WJEC sub-themes. Interesting stuff!


GCSE

1. Text and exercise on interesting facts about dogs. Vocab to complete and summary in English.

2. For Foundation and Higher Tier GCSE I have produced two "knowledge organisers" which take the form of sentences by theme and topic with parallel translations. These could be a very useful revision aid or general reference guide when pupils are doing speaking or writing tasks. See the blog for a brief discussion of knowledge organisers (which sometimes look like learning mats).

3. Video listening for higher tier GCSE (intermediate). A two minute report about a cycling holiday in the Loire. With gap-fill, expressions to translate into French from the report and a pair work review task. Nice clear French. Answers provided. This would suit a very good Y11 group or even intermediate adult students.

4. Stick-in "writing strips" which can be used as prompts for Higher Tier GCSE writing (intermediate). These were sent to me by Mel Bulmer and are also on the free samples page. Students stick them on the left hand side of their exercise book or paper.

KS3

Video listening for Y8 (maybe Y9). This is a short Alain Le Lait sing-along. Great little useful fun filler for a lesson. My worksheet gets pupils to complete short perfect tense translations from the song. If you don't know of Alain Le Lait check him out on YouTube.


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