Los hermanos Grimm (GCSE Spanish resources)

See the resources below based on a short text about the Grimm brothers and Cinderella.

14 x pdf files: 11 based on the text (8 tiles; 15 tiles; 24 tiles; 1in3; gapfill; spaceinsert; anagrams; contextgaps; grammargaps; findspanish; longgaps) and 3 based on the vocab (matching; write; dominoes).

Also look out for links to the following below...
1 x TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap file (mtx3)
1 x TaskMagic3 TextMatch file (mdl3)
These both require TaskMagic3. The Mix&Gap one provides access to 19 interactive exercises based on the text, WITH AUDIO.
The TextMatch file contains 20 or so interactive games and exercises - it is automatically generated based on the matching expressions used for the Find it! exercise of the Mix&Gap file.

SPANISH: "Paso adelante para el matrimonio gay"

Lots of pdf files below based on a news article on the British parliament's vote on 5th February 2013 on whether or not to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
The pdfs are all printed from one TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap file, which is also included (mtx3 file below).

French - giving opinions about past events

Resources below on giving opinions about past events, all practising 30 lexical items.
- matching en to fr
- multi-choice matching
- write the french next to the english
- pairs game to cut out and play
- dominoes game to cut out and play
- gap-fill based on phrases made from the lexical items
- anagram reconstruction based on the same phrases
- find the french

"Depardieu reçoit son passeport russe" - lots of resources

The resources in this post are based on a French text about Gérard Depardieu's decision to accept Putin's offer of Russian citizenship. There are lots of past tenses in the article, which is probably suitable for use with AS/A2. Here's the original article: http://www.sudouest.fr/2013/01/06/depardieu-dans-sa-nouvelle-patrie-926235-4778.php

There are 11 pdf files in all, all printed using dopdf - http://www.dopdf.com

The pdfs are based on a Mix and Gap file containing the text of the article, which is also included (mtx3). This file provides access to a wide variety of interactive exercises for use with PCs or with an interactive whiteboard. It requires TaskMagic3. If you haven't got TaskMagic3, you can download a 30-day trial from the TaskMagic website (doesn't require registration or anything - just download and install it).

French AS/A2 resources: "Interdisez les bouteilles !"

The resources in this post are based on a French text about the environment suitable for AS/A2 - on a US town's decision to ban the sale of bottles of water smaller than 1 litre. Here's the original article: http://www.20minutes.fr/article/1072899/ville-americaine-interdit-petites-bouteilles-eau-plastique

Vocabulary tests

I've been thinking about vocabulary test formats and have come up with several, depending on the ability levels of the students. Examples in this post are based on the French vocab for car journeys / breakdowns (apart from the 2nd multi-choice example, clearly...): 

1. English to TL: tests production. They have to think of the word for themselves, and know how to spell it, plus possibly gender etc. Most challenging option. Made less challenging if you provide a word shape (e.g. spaces per letter) and even less so if you provide an anagram (e.g. dog = enhic).
Here's an example with word shapes provided:

Holiday postcard - camping (French) - lots of resources

These resources are based on a short holiday postcard text in French, from someone [with a strange voice] on a camping holiday in the countryside. Good practice of present tense and also likes and dislikes (+ infinitive).

The image shows the Mix&Gap front screen in TaskMagic3 (the screen thumbnails represent the available interactive exercises).

The TaskMagic3 file (mtx3 - requires TaskMagic3) provides access to multiple interactive exercises, as well as loads of worksheets. It has an embedded audio file so students can listen as they complete the exercises. (Some strange sound effects on the audio...)

French resources: "Licencié pour avoir... sauvé une vie!"

These French resources are based on a story about a lifeguard who was fired for saving a drowning man outside his allotted area of the beach.   

The TaskMagic3 file (mtx3) provides access to 18 interactive exercises and requires TaskMagic3.