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.
Each of the 16 TaskMagic3 files contains a variety of exercises, games and activities which can be used on individual computers or on an interactive whiteboard.
The screenshots of the 16 menu screens below show the games available for each of the 16 TaskMagic3 files.
1. Food and drink 1: Pic-Sound - Matching pictures of food and drink with the spoken forms. (16 interactive exercises)
2. Food and drink 2: Picture Match - Matching pictures with written forms, spelling etc. (23 interactive exercises and 6 worksheets)
3. Food and drink 3: Sound Match - Listening, recognition and spelling practice (19 interactive exercises)
4. Euros 1: Sound Match - Matching spoken prices with numbers (15 interactive exercises)
5. Euros 2: Text Match - How to say prices in euros (22 interactive exercises and 6 worksheets)
6. Dialogue - Ordering food and drink: Dialogues (includes audio) (9 interactive exercises and 10 worksheets)
7. Ice-cream flavours 1: Pic-Sound - Matching pictures of ice-creams with spoken forms (13 interactive exercises)
8. Ice-cream flavours 2: Picture Match - Matching pictures with written forms, spelling etc. (21 interactive exercises and 6 worksheets)
9. Ice-cream flavours 3: Sound Match - Listening, recognition and spelling practice (18 interactive exercises)
10. Dialogue - Ordering an ice-cream: Dialogues (includes audio) (9 interactive exercises and 10 worksheets)
11. En la cafetería - Text: Mix and Gap - A short text about food and drink (includes audio) (16 interactive exercises and 8 worksheets)
12. En la cafetería - Vocab: Text Match - The vocab items from the previous text (22 interactive exercises and 6 worksheets)
13. Key vocab from this unit: Text Match - Most of the lexical items used in previous exercises (22 interactive exercises and 6 worksheets)
14. Sound recognition / spelling: Sound Match - Various sounds taken from previous exercises (19 interactive exercises)
15. Listen and translate: Sound Match - Various sounds taken from previous exercises (13 interactive exercises)
16. Half sentences: Text Match - Matching the beginning and end of each sentence (17 interactive exercises and 7 worksheets)
So that's a total of over 270 interactive exercises and over 60 worksheets based on the 16 TaskMagic3 files above.
The download is completely free and not time limited.
It is intended to give you an idea of the kinds of things that can be done easily in TaskMagic3, using your own content (your coursebook, schemes of work etc). This demo contains quite a lot of audio-based resources, which we felt were necessary in a standalone unit such as this one. You can make your own audio-based resources easily in TaskMagic3, although of course the files based on just text are much quicker to produce.
1. Click on the link, choose "Save", and decide where to save the zip file.
2. Once it is downloaded "Open" the file. (If you are asked to confirm this, choose "Allow")
3. Then "Extract All the Files". Make sure the box to "Show extracted files" is ticked. This will make sure that the folder will open once the files are extracted.
4. Run the file TMSpCafeteria.exe (which is the one with the yellow smiley face, if you can't see file extensions).
You can move these files to wherever you like, but keep the 3 elements (TMSpCafeteria.exe, TMSpCafeteria.exe.manifest, filesetc) together in the same folder.
If you'd like to have a go at making your own TaskMagic files, you can download a 30 day trial from http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/trialdownloads.htm
NB. The main TaskMagic program doesn't make standalone exe packages like the download on this page - it makes files which can be accessed using the TaskMagic software.
See hundreds of ready-made TaskMagic files at http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/readymade.htm (you'll need TaskMagic3 - trial or licensed - to access the files on this link)
Hope you enjoy this freebie. If you have any comments, questions or feedback, please contact us via the contact page on the TaskMagic3 website: http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/contact.htm