At the bottom of this post you will find a link to download a free standalone TaskMagic program (which does NOT require TaskMagic) which provides a step-by-step introduction and practice of some French basics.
This unit is ideal for beginners at primary or secondary school level. It covers a lot of high frequency expressions & concepts in a short space of time.
The content of the unit is:
- classroom / schoolbag items
- c'est / ce sont
- indefinite articles: un, une, des
- negatives: ne ... pas
- asking yes / no questions: e.g. c'est...? ce n'est pas...?
- oui / non / si
- yes / no; or; open questions
- the use of est-ce que...? and qu'est-ce que...?
- definite articles: le, la, les
- simple imperative: passe-moi...
The download below contains 15 TaskMagic3 files, which are accessed via a simple menu screen.
In total the downloaded program contains over 250 interactive exercises and over 60 worksheets based on the 15 TaskMagic3 files.
The download is completely free and not time limited. It does NOT require you to have TaskMagic.
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). It also demonstrates the use of TaskMagic matching files containing only a few items, which would not have worked with previous versions of TaskMagic.
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 TMFrBasic1.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 (TMFrBasic1.exe, TMFrBasic1.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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org