A Level Spanish resources on "man locked in cargo hold" news story

These resources are based on this news story on BBC Mundo:

There are several pdfs...

3 x tile activities, where the text is broken down into 8, 15 and 24 tiles. These can be either numbered or cut out and shuffled into the correct order.

A multiple choice sequence activity - choose from the 3 options to rebuild the story.

4 x gapfill activities. 1 with word list; 1 based on context only (mainly small words, prepositions etc); 1 transformation gap-fill (similar to the ones on some AS papers); 1 clause length gap-fill.

An anagram text activity, requiring students to rewrite the whole text by unscrambling anagrams.

Here is the Mix&Gap file used to print all of the above. It contains 18 interactive activities (but requires you to have TaskMagic3).
And here are the pdfs, in no particular order.

Exploiting a text for classroom use - French: le 11 novembre 1918, la fin de la « der des der »

The resources in this post are based on an article from 1jour1actu.com about 11th November 1918 http://1jour1actu.com/france/la_fin_de_la__der_des_der_/

There are 12 pdf files all based on the same text.

There is also the TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap file (mtx3) from which the pdfs were printed (using doPDF - http://www.dopdf.com), and which provides access to 18 interactive exercises for use with PCs and / or an IWB. This file requires TaskMagic3. (See http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/mixandgap.htm for more info about the Mix&Gap component of TaskMagic3.)

The image shows the menu screen in TaskMagic with the 18 interactive exercises represented by a screen thumbnail.

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).

Making use of news stories (10 years after 9/11, French)

This is a very short post, but packed full of free resources.

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

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

On this occasion I've converted the 9 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: