Un mensaje de Papá Noel a los niños

The resources in this blog post are based on the text of this video: 
It's a crisis-busting message from Father Christmas, in the form of a short letter addressed to the children of the world.

There are 17 pdf files -- 11 based on the text of the letter and 6 based on the vocab. These can be accessed by anybody, either printed or used on-screen. (See below)

(Obviously you won't want to use ALL of these pdf files -- I've provided a selection so you can choose the most appropriate ones for your needs.)

I've also included the TaskMagic3 files from which the pdfs were printed:
(Both of these files require a version of TaskMagic3 - trial, licensed or home version)

Here are all those worksheets, in no particular order:

Bob est fatigué... - story with HF words etc.

This blogpost features a load of pdf files (15!) based on a simple story using lots of high frequency words, such as: 
tu dois
il doit
pourquoi est-ce que je dois...?
il veut
il ne veut pas
je veux
je ne veux pas
je ne veux rien faire 

The pdfs were printed from TaskMagic3 using doPDF.

You won't want to use all of the pdfs, of course. I've included them so you have a range to choose from. 10 of them are based on the story itself, and 5 are based on the vocab from the story. (See below)

The TaskMagic3 files are here too: (mtx3=Mix&Gap, see the image above; mdl3=TextMatch).
You need TaskMagic3 to access these. (Each one includes about 20 interactive exercises.)

And here are all those pdfs... :0)

Story with HF words: Necesita ir al baño...

Below you will find 11 pdf files based on a simple story in Spanish using lots of high frequency words, such as: puedo, no puedo, ¿puedo?, no puedes, tienes que, necesito, necesitas, necesitaba, quiero, quieres...

The pdfs were printed from TaskMagic3 using doPDF.

You won't want to use all of the pdfs, of course. (I've included them so you have a range to choose from.)

The TaskMagic3 file is here (mtx3):

(You need TaskMagic3 to access this. It includes 18 interactive exercises.)

Here are those 11 pdfs (in no particular order). Anybody can access these:

España - Campeones del mundo (2010)

These resources are based on a text I came across after the last football world cup in 2010, just after Spain had won the final. Ideal for KS4 / higher level KS3. (Probably also suitable for AS to be honest as a lead in to a discussion about the this year's world cup, predictions etc.)

There are 12 pdf worksheets in total -- 10 based on the text and 2 based on the vocab. Obviously you wouldn't use all of these -- it's a matter of selecting the most appropriate ones for your students.

I've also included the TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap and TextMatch files for those of you who have TaskMagic3. (These require TaskMagic3 and each one provides access to about 20 interactive games and exercises.)

It's dead easy to create your own resources like these in a matter of minutes using TaskMagic3. Try it out for yourself -- download the 30 day trial for the TaskMagic website.

Peut-on se passer du nucléaire?

I came across this article and video a couple of years ago via Twitter. It's a discussion of nuclear energy in France, ideal for A level French classes dealing with energy, environment, etc.

The 8 pdf files below all practise the same text in a variety of ways. They can be opened, printed etc, by anyone.

They are designed to be used without the audio / video, but if you want, you could use the video at http://www.terrafemina.com/societe/economie-a-bourse/videos/1428-crise-japonaise--peut-on-se-passer-de-lenergie-nucleaire-.html either as the basis for the various exercises or as a way of correcting them (or a combination of both).

I also include the TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap file from which they were printed (using doPDF).

With TaskMagic3 you can create your own resources like these -- both interactive and print -- in a matter of minutes, based on any roman-script text of up to 500 words.

Sam el gato, rutina diaria (Spanish KS3/4 resources)

I came across this nice video on youtube:
So I put the text of it into TaskMagic3.

The result is all of the pdf worksheets below (16 in total -- 11 based on the text and 5 based on the vocab). Obviously you wouldn't use all of these -- it's a matter of selecting the most appropriate ones for your students.

I've also included the TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap and TextMatch files for those of you who have TaskMagic3. (These require TaskMagic3 and each one provides access to about 20 interactive games and exercises.)

Using TaskMagic3 it takes a matter of minutes to create your own text / vocab based interactive resources and printables.

ITALIAN -- comparing towns (resources)

The resources below are based on a short text translated from French into Italian (by Monna Brown -- thanks Monna:)
The text compares two towns.

There's only one pdf, but it's made up of 10 separate single-page activities, printed from a TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap file. I've also included this Mix&Gap file (.mtx3), which provides access to about 20 interactive exercises (but requires you to have TaskMagic3).

Hope these are useful to somebody.