French - discussion & debate resources on "L'environnement" -- A level (advanced)

If you're looking for resources to help your advanced French students (A2 in the UK) with discussions / debates etc, check out the many resources available from www.frenchteacher.net . A while back I came across a word doc containing vocab and a variety of opinions on a whole range of A2 topics to help students to prepare for discussion.

I've taken this vocab and these discussion / opinion phrases and made them into a load of TaskMagic3 exercises. They're on the ready-made exercises page of the TaskMagic website at http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/readymade.htm#fryear13. The many files available on this link require TaskMagic3. If you haven't got it, you can get a 30-day trial download from http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/trialdownloads.htm.

I printed out a load of pdf worksheets from the TaskMagic3 files based on the 3 environment sub-sections of the word doc mentioned above (pages 4, 5 & 6). There are 19 pdf files in 3 groups of 6 (ie. 6 pdfs per text) + a vocab list (matching exercise).

French recipe resources (ratatouille)

Here are some resources that I made based on a recipe sent to the mflresources group earlier this year. (If you don't know this group, it really is worth joining - there are over 4000 members and lots of sharing of ideas and resources for language teachers.)

The resources are based on a recipe in French for ratatouille. (The same idea can be applied to any recipe, letter, poem, song, etc.)

There are 8 pdf files in all, all printed using dopdf - http://www.dopdf.com

Exploiting authentic texts - French - Les All Blacks champions du monde de Rugby

A fairly short post, but packed full of free resources. You can easily produce your own interactive and print resources like those below - based on authentic texts, news stories etc. It's so quick and easy to do with TaskMagic3. Here's what I did...

I made a TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap file based on a news story from BBC Afrique.

I printed out 11 worksheets as pdf documents using doPDF - http://www.dopdf.com

Text Match exercises - what to match? (4) Question & answer

Text Match is probably the most used component of TaskMagic and can be used in so many different ways...

This series of blog posts - "Text Match exercises - what to match?" - explores some ideas for the kinds of things that teachers can use as the basis for their text matching exercises. Each blog post contains screenshots of - and links to - interactive exercises as well as worksheets which can be viewed online, downloaded, printed etc. (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE WORKSHEETS)

Text Match exercises - what to match? (3) Gapped words or letters

Text Match is probably the most used component of TaskMagic and can be used in so many different ways...

This series of blog posts - "Text Match exercises - what to match?" - explores some ideas for the kinds of things that teachers can use as the basis for their text matching exercises. Each blog post contains screenshots of - and links to - interactive exercises as well as worksheets which can be viewed online, downloaded, printed etc. (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE WORKSHEETS)

TaskMagic3 Spanish Sample Unit - En la cafetería - Free download

At the bottom of this post you will find a link to download a free standalone TaskMagic program containing a unit of work in Spanish on ordering food and drink in a cafeteria. The level is ideal for older primary school children, but it will also work well with older children working at a fairly low level or in need of revision. There is a fairly wide range of difficulty within the various exercises in the unit.

The download contains 16 TaskMagic3 files, which are accessed via a simple menu screen.