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
I clicked a button to automatically convert the "Find the French" questions and answers into a TextMatch file, and printed out a pdf matching worksheet, also using doPDF.
I converted the 12 pdf worksheets into 1 pdf file using MergePDF - http://foxyutils.com/mergepdf/#
See below. Simply scroll through the pdf file to access the various printable activities. The activities are:
1. Matching vocab
2. Find the French
3. 8 Tiles
4. 1 in 3
5. 15 Tiles
6. 24 Tiles
7. Gap-fill (with word list)
8. Long gaps (clause or sentence gaps)
9. Prompt gaps (no word list, but prompt for each gap)
10. Context gaps (no word list - only one possible answer)
11. Space (re-write the text with spaces and punctuation)
12. Anagrams (unscramble all of the words to re-write the text)
See this video tutorial on getting started with Mix and Gap and an introduction to the automatically generated exercises in Mix and Gap:
See this video tutorial which gives a brief introduction to the 7 non-auto-generated exercises in Mix and Gap:
SEE THESE DETAILED VIDEO TUTORIALS on all aspects of creating your own Mix and Gap files to exploit all sorts of texts in TaskMagic3 (by creating interactive exercises and worksheets).
The TextMatch file, from which one of the worksheets was printed, provides access to 22 interactive exercises.
See this video tutorial on getting started with Text Match:
SEE THESE DETAILED VIDEO TUTORIALS on all aspects of creating your own Text Match files in TaskMagic3 (creating interactive exercises and worksheets).
For lots more info about TaskMagic3, please visit our website at http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk