French modal verbs and question forming

Some French resources you may find useful for question forming using "est-ce que". The examples all use modal verbs - so any infinitive can be added to make a complete question. But the same structure would also apply to questions in present and other tenses.

I read an interesting blog post about the fact that language learners are used to answering questions but not so used to asking them. See: http://jasonrenshaw.typepad.com/jason_renshaws_web_log/2011/01/when-answering-is-only-half-the-potential-of-a-question.html

7 pdfs below. 

¿Quieres salir conmigo? Spanish mini-story

These resources are based on a short story about asking someone to go out / arranging to go out, with lots of high frequency expressions.

The text practises the following:

(no) quiero / quieres / quiere + inf   (+?s)
(no) me / te / le gusta + inf   (+?s)
porque
así que
voy / va / van
está + feeling
es + description
conmigo / contigo / con él / ella
a few freetime activities
+ lots of other high frequency expressions

Tu veux ... avec moi? (mini story)


These resources are based on a short story about asking someone to go out / arranging to go out, with lots of high frequency expressions.

There are 11 worksheets based on the text itself and 4 based on the vocab. These were printed from TaskMagic3 (Mix&Gap and TextMatch) using http://www.dopdf.com , and combined as 2 pdfs with lots of pages using http://foxyutils.com/mergepdf/

Of course, you would NOT do ALL of these activities, but I've included them all so that you can see what is available.

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: