French (GCSE level?) Halloween resources - text with exercises


The resources below are based on the vikidia article on halloween. I've taken a couple of bits of text out and put the last paragraph into the past. Here's the original article: http://fr.vikidia.org/wiki/Halloween

There are 11 pdf files all based on the same text.

I've also included the TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap file (mtx3) from which the pdfs were printed (using doPDF - http://www.dopdf.com), and which provides access to 18 interactive exercises for use with PCs and / or an IWB. This file requires TaskMagic3. (See http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/mixandgap.htm for more info about the Mix&Gap component of TaskMagic3.)

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Here is the Mix&Gap file (mtx3 -- requires TaskMagic3):

And here are the 11 worksheets:

Value for money... (2)

(Following on from this blog post)

Or, to look at it a different way...

A TaskMagic3 10 user licence is like MFL-focused interactive whiteboard software for a dept of up to 10 teachers (or share it outside the dept, why not?) for less than £25 per teacher.

AND that's a ONE-OFF payment. NOT a subscription.

AND it prints off a whole load of worksheets too.

(And because it isn't web-based, you don't need to rely on an internet connection :)

Links:

Prices, licences, order info

Testimonials

Exploiting texts

Making match-up games and activites for PCs and IWB

Making literacy and text-reconstruction resources based on texts

Making verb conjugation games for PC / IWB (and worksheets too)

Making picture and text match-up games for your IWB

Ready-made TaskMagic3 resources (for those who have TM3)

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Value for money... (1)

The average UK secondary school has about 900 pupils.

That means that the average cost per pupil of buying a school licence for TaskMagic3 is about 45p.

And that's for a perpetual licence. So if you use TaskMagic for, say, the next 4 years, it works out at just over 11p per pupil per year.

And that includes the ability to create a wide variety of engaging interactive resources for use with interactive whiteboards or projectors, or with suites of PCs or school laptops, as well as a wide range of worksheets....

...for all ages:  KS2, KS3, KS4, 16+

...and for many languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Portuguese, Indonesian, English (etc. most roman script languages)

...as well as for non-language subjects, especially (but not only) for SEN and literacy work.

11p per pupil per year - based on average sized school buying a site licence and using it for 4 years.

And an upgrade to TaskMagic3 costs half the non-upgrade price.

So OK, TaskMagic only works on Windows computers, not Macs. Not on ipads*. But you can't argue with those prices, can you?

[*By the way, a licence to use TaskMagic3 on every computer in the school costs roughly the same as one  (1) ipad.]

Carlota Isabel Diana :)


Some resources based on a text adapted from El Mundo. Suitable for AS Spanish?

This mtx3 file requires TaskMagic3... ...but the other 11 files below are pdfs that can be accessed by anybody.

It's dead easy to make your own resources like this to exploit any text using the Mix&Gap component of TaskMagic3.

Here are the pdfs, in no particular order:

GCSE French - "Mon stage en entreprise" - loads of pdfs


Another short GCSE French practice text, again taken from this fab pdf on rewardinglearning with absolutely loads of GCSE French voab and grammar practice:

Below are tons of pdfs printed from TaskMagic3, based on the one short text:
  • 3 x tile reconstruction - number in order or cut out and reorder.
  • 1 x multi-choice sequencing.
  • 1 x separate the words.
  • 1 x anagram text.
  • 1 x find the French.
  • 5 x gapfills: 1 with word list (this is the same exercise as the one featured on the pdf file on the link above); 1 multi-choice; 1 context-only gapfill; 1 verb transform gapfill; 1 with long gaps. These all test students in different ways.

And an additional 5 pdfs based on vocab taken from the text:
  • 1 x matching.
  • 1 x multi-choice matching.
  • 1 x pairs cards.
  • 1 x write the French.
  • 1 x dominoes.

You'd have to be completely mad to use all of these with your students. Select a few as appropriate. I've included them all to show you the full range of possibilities. (The only activity I haven't included is the multi-choice reading comprehension.)

Here are the 2 TaskMagic3 files, from which all of the pdfs were printed: 
  • 1 x Mix&Gap file (.mtx3) with 21 interactive activities based on the text.
  • 1 x TextMatch file (.mdl3) with 23 interactive games based on the vocab.
(These both require TaskMagic3.)

Here are the pdfs, in no particular order:

GCSE French - "le choix d'un métier" - lots of practice activities


Another short GCSE French practice text, again taken from this fab pdf on rewardinglearning with absolutely loads of GCSE French voab and grammar practice:

Below are tons of pdfs printed from TaskMagic3, based on the one short text:
  • 3 x tile reconstruction - number in order or cut out and reorder.
  • 1 x multi-choice sequencing.
  • 1 x separate the words.
  • 1 x anagram text.
  • 1 x find the French.
  • 5 x gapfills: 1 with word list (this is the same exercise as the one featured on the pdf file on the link above); 1 multi-choice; 1 context-only gapfill; 1 verb transform gapfill; 1 with long gaps. These all test students in different ways.

And an additional 5 pdfs based on vocab taken from the text:
  • 1 x matching.
  • 1 x multi-choice matching.
  • 1 x pairs cards.
  • 1 x write the French.
  • 1 x dominoes.

You'd have to be completely mad to use all of these with your students. Select a few as appropriate. I've included them all to show you the full range of possibilities. (The only activity I haven't included is the multi-choice reading comprehension.)

Here are the 2 TaskMagic3 files: 
(These both require TaskMagic3.)

Here are the pdf worksheets, in no particular order:

L'exercice physique - short GCSE text with lots of pdfs

Short GCSE practice text taken from this fab pdf on rewardinglearning with absolutely loads of GCSE French vocab and grammar practice:
http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/common/includes/microsite_doc_link.aspx?docid=10386-2

Below you will find tons of pdfs printed from TaskMagic3, based on the one short text:
  • 3 x tile reconstruction - number in order or cut out and reorder.
  • 1 x multi-choice sequencing.
  • 1 x separate the words.
  • 1 x anagram text.
  • 1 x find the French.
  • 5 x gapfills: 1 with word list; 1 multi-choice; 1 context-only gapfill; 1 present tense verb transform gapfill; 1 with long gaps. These all test students in different ways.

And an additional 5 pdfs based on vocab taken from the text:
  • 1 x matching.
  • 1 x multi-choice matching.
  • 1 x pairs cards.
  • 1 x write the French.
  • 1 x dominoes.

You'd have to be completely mad to use all of these with your students. Select a few as appropriate. I've included them all to show you the full range of possibilities. (The only activity I haven't included is the multi-choice reading comprehension.)

If you have TaskMagic3, you'll be able to access these TaskMagic3 files:

Here are the pdfs, in no particular order: