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Directions


Directions in French Learn how to hear and ask for directions in French Study the list of vocabulary, see and hear it in context via a video clip in French which describes moving around the centre of Paris (Junior KS2/3 level).  Join in with the video clip.   Excusez-moi  –  Excuse me.       S’il […]

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Negatives in French: A Bone from Twitter


Negatives in French for Children: This is a true story in French to use and illustrate negatives in French in context. Listen and join in with the video clips, read the story in print below + answer the questions. Ne + verb + pas  is the way to make a negative […]

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Prepositions in Spanish: Billy & the Stick Insects


Spanish Prepositions Spanish Vocabulary, Listening and Grammar Practice Simple story for practice putting prepositions into context  A list of Spanish prepositions followed by a video clip and a gap fill exercise:  Spanish Prepositions: Según              –  According to En              […]

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Introduction to Las Fallas


Las Fallas Las Fallas is a glorious spring festival which takes place every year in the city of Valencia in the East of Spain:  Gunpowder, fireworks, artistry, religious traditions, but above all the most wonderful celebration of family and community! Watch the video clips below, in accessible Spanish with Spanish or Spanish/English […]

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Por and Para Worksheet


Free Por and Para Exercise Por and Para gap-fill worksheet for use alongside this grammar & Spanish video clip: Por and Para Practice Note: Knowing the context is important for using POR and PARA correctly, and it is not always clear. Look at the difference between: 1.  The balloons are FOR my birthday  […]

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Hobbies: Sport & Music in Spanish


Learn to Talk About After School Activities in Spanish Hobbies in Spanish:  Sport and Music Free Spanish listening practice Watch, listen and join in with the short video clips.  Pause and repeat the videos as often as necessary. Read the transcript.  Learn the names of musical instruments in Spanish. Answer the […]

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Hobbies in French: Sport & music


After School Activities in French Talk about hobbies in French – Sport and Music Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire?  What do you like doing? Arthur talks about sporting and musical interests outside school in French. Grammar note: au (m)   +   à la (f) for sport du (m)   + de la (f) for […]

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Du, de la, de l’, des – At the market


Du, de la, de l’, des + de French partitive articles: Du, De la, De l’, Des  =  Some/Any  French grammar used in the context of buying food in a French market for practice in context and listening/oral practice. Partitive articles change to fit with masculine or feminine nouns: Du fromage (m) De la crème (f) […]

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Spanish reflexive verb worksheet


Spanish Reflexive Verb Worksheet: Story and Questions in Spanish, present tense, linked to this Spanish video of the day a litter of puppies arrived and what happened next for practice using Reflexive Verbs in context:   Reflexive verbs in Spanish.   Transcript in Spanish: Me despierto Me lavo. Me cepillo los dientes, y me visto. […]

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Reflexive verbs in Spanish


Reflexive Verbs in Spanish Resource Free Spanish verb practice: Here are 19  Spanish reflexive verbs in the present tense put into an engaging audiovisual story for practice in context + questions. Grammar: A reflexive verb in Spanish needs a reflexive pronoun: E.g:  Lavarse = to wash (to wash oneself) me lavo […]

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KS2/3 Spanish Worksheet: Questions & Answers


Free KS2/3 Spanish worksheet: At the Hairdresser’s?! A list of questions in the 3rd person, present tense, of varying levels of difficulty, all linked to the following children’s story & listening practice: ¡Vamos a la peluquería! Dónde? Where? –   ¿Por qué? Why? –   ¿Cómo? How? –   ¿Qué? What? –   ¿Cuánto? How much? […]

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French reflexive verb worksheet


Reflexive verbs in French worksheet: Read the words for the following reflexive verb French listening practice and then answer the questions (present tense) printed below: The puppies arrive! Words in French: Comme tous les jours, je me réveille. Je me lave, je me brosse les dents et je m’habille. Mais, […]

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French Reflexive Verbs


Reflexive verb practice in French Free French Verb Practice: Reflexive verbs say what you do to yourself. Here are 18 Reflexive verbs in the present tense put into an engaging visual story for practice in context. Grammar: A French reflexive verb has a reflexive pronoun. Se laver is reflexive. Eg:  Je […]

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KS3 Spanish Holiday Practice


KS3 Spanish Holiday Resource: Past, present & future There is so much more to Spain than the wonderful beaches! This free Spanish listening practice focusses upon an activity holiday in Northern Spain, in ‘Los Picos de Europa':  Lovely surfing, fascinating caves, and wonderful old towns like Santillana del Mar, not to […]

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Animals in Spanish: Pets, farm animals & more


Animals in Spanish: Free Spanish listening practice for children : Video clip + questions & answers. Vocabulary and short phrases in engaging real life contexts for practice and ideas. Would you spot the heron in the listening practice below if you were going by? Animales en casa – Pets: ¿Tienes un […]

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Animals in French: As-tu un animal?


Animals in French: Pets, farm animals, and other animals in French: Eg: ‘A spider’ (une araignée) or ‘A butterfly’ (un papillon). French video clip with images of animals and short phrases in context. French vocabulary and listening practice to join in with. Which animals, birds, insects do you see on a regular […]

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Spanish Vowels: a e i o u


Spanish Vowel Sounds: A E I O U Free Spanish Listening practice for children: Here is a fun song/rap using the letter ‘P’ to teach vowels in Spanish: La P con la A dice PA La P con la E dice PE La P con la I dice PI La […]

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Querer, tener, poder: Listening practice


Modal verbs in Spanish: Querer, Poder, Tener que … Free KS3 Spanish listening resource for practice using modal verbs in context: Querer (to want), Poder (to be able), Tener que (to have to/must) Modal verbs always go with another verb.  Their function is to show need or ability: In this example they link to […]

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English translation of: Fire in the mountains!


Transcript in English of KS3 French video story: FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS!  (Incendie à la montagne!) (Translating from English into French is hard!) This is a true story.  It is summer.  It is hot!  We often go to the beach. The earth is dry.  What heat! When it’s hot you can hear […]

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KS3 French Worksheet: Fire in the Mountains


KS3 French Worksheet: French Holiday Resource French Transcript + Questions about a French story about a fire in the mountains during a hot summer holiday: Video Clips in French, with and without subtitles in French or French/English:  Fire!               The Story: C’est histoire est vraie.  […]

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