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Film Titles Matching Activity

This activity gives a list of 20 film titles in English and in French. The titles reflect what the movies were called upon release in the US and France, so they are not all literal translations.

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Film Vocabulary & Word Search

Here is a 2-page handout with film industry vocabulary and a word search.

The vocabulary is translated into French. The text at the top of the first page is a little difficult, so you could opt not to cover it.

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Board Game – Follow the Instructions!

This is a game I came up with for a class of 10-11 year olds. It involves some movement, which is great for kids that age. It can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of your groups. Don’t forget you’ll need dice and markers!

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Board Game – Are you allowed?

This is a board game activity that reinforces the use of the phrase “Are you allowed to…” and the idea of permission.

It requires all the players to speak, and it can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of your groups. Don’t forget you’ll need dice and markers!

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Revising “Getting to know you” Vocabulary & Structures

With beginning students (or with any students for that matter), it can be a good idea to revisit things they already know in order to reinforce them. The usual “Getting to know you” questions run along the lines of:

  • What is your name? My name is…
  • Where do you live? I live in…
  • How old are you? I am … years old
  • Do you have any brothers or sisters? Yes, I have … / No, I don’t
  • Do you have any pets? Yes, I have… / No, I don’t
  • What do you like to do for fun? I like to…

To revise the questions at a later date, I will give each student a picture of a person from a magazine. I try to make sure the pictures are not of famous people. I then ask them to imagine the answers to these questions for the person I have given them.

Each student then tells the others what they have come up with for their picture.

Variations:
1. Change the questions to include other topics, such as jobs, children, etc.
2. Give all the students the same picture and have them brainstorm the information for the person together while you write their ideas on the board.

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Bill of Rights Worksheet

This goes along with a lesson on the Bill of Rights. The cloze/rebus activity includes the first letter of each correct answer, and the vocabulary list includes translations from English to French.

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Weather Vocabulary

A vocabulary sheet formatted to print two per page. It includes advanced weather vocabulary.

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