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Autumn + Harvest in French

HARVEST TIME IN FRENCH Learn the different names for harvest in French: La Récolte      – for harvesting fruit La Moisson     – for harvesting corn La Vendange  – for harvesting grapes La Rentrée  – the first day of the new school year Short French sentences in the 3rd person present tense describe the weather and […]

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Spanish Playground Snack

August/September, the season for sunflowers! Think of Mediterranean countryside with its fields and fields of sunflowers all appearing to turn their heads to the sun as it moves across the sky: It is also the time for going back to school, and sunflower seeds have long been a healthy and very popular snack for children […]

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Recipe for Pâte à Sel

Pâte à Sel Recipe + Instructions: French children know all about ‘pâte à sel’. It is an excellent activity for anyone, and the recipe is easy. Put aside the play dough or plasticine for a while, introduce children to ‘pâte à sel’, and enjoy the wonderful creations. Creations made out of pâte à sel will last for years. […]

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Spanish Pencil Case Vocabulary

SPANISH PENCIL CASE VOCABULARY Learn the Vocabulary + Gender for pencil case items in Spanish Un estuche =  a pencil case Listen and join in with the Video Clip. Notice that Indefinite + Definite Articles in Spanish change to fit in with the gender of words + whether they are singular or plural: Indefinite article: […]

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My pencil case in French

MY PENCIL CASE IN FRENCH Learn the vocabulary for items in a pencil case and their gender:   Short sentences in French introduce pencil case items using the 1st person from the verb Avoir + an indefinite article (un, une, des): J’ai un crayon     – I have a pencil J’ai une gomme  – I have a rubber J’ai […]

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Biscuit Recipe in Spanish

MAKE BISCUITS IN SPANISH – Easy Recipe Simple Biscuit Recipe for Children in Spanish + a video and description in the 3rd person present tense about making the biscuits and tidying up afterwards. Free printable  Worksheet. Baking practice in Spanish …  Friendly biscuits at the end. Cooking Vocabulary: la harina (f)          […]

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Biscuit Recipe in French

BISCUIT RECIPE IN FRENCH Follow two children as they make ‘happy face’ biscuits with commentary in French. – Learn French cooking vocabulary – Video clip + Description in French of two children making biscuits – Easy biscuit recipe – Gap Fill PDF Worksheet The Recipe: ingredients                  les […]

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Bagpipes in Buenos Aires

TANGO AND BAGPIPES IN BUENOS AIRES Buenos Aires is a melting pot of many cultures and traditions. There is even a small Scottish Dancing group! –  It is a tradition handed down by those who moved to Argentina to help build the railways perhaps. Walk through one of the parks and you might just come across somebody […]

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Fruit in French

Fruit in French Learn the names of Fruit in French + their gender. Video clip,  online quiz  + free printable worksheets: Names of Fruit + Articles in French Worksheet Fruit in French Gap Fill Worksheet Fruit is introduced using Indefinite Articles – un, une, des: Un =   a, an with masculine singular words Une=   a, an […]

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Fruit in Spanish

FRUIT IN SPANISH + GENDER LA FRUTA = Fruit Fruit in Spanish Vocabulary, Video  + Online Quiz. un, una, unos, unas  – a, some el, la, los, las      – the MASCULINE FRUIT: un mango          a mango un melón           a melon un limón        […]

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Spanish Story: A New Puppy

A NEW PUPPY IN SPANISH Spanish Short Story, Video, Online Quiz + Worksheets. Verb Practice in the 3rd person Present Tense: TENER – to have Tiene  =  she has Tiene miedo    =  She is frightened (She has fear!) GUSTAR – to like Le gusta = she likes (it is pleasing to her) ENCANTAR – […]

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Spanish Story: Dogs at the River

Short Story in Spanish for Children Verbs in the 3rd person present tense describe the activities of two dogs on a walk by the river. One likes swimming, the other does not. Vocabulary, Verbs, Video Clips + Worksheets VOCABULARY: algo           =  something también   =  as well NOUNS: La boca (f)    […]

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French Story – Dogs at the River

PRIMARY FRENCH SHORT STORY Dogs at the River – One likes swimming, the other does not. Friendly short story in the present tense using verbs are in the 3rd person with a video + PDF Worksheet. Il aime nager He likes swimming  Elle n’aime pas nager She does not like swimming Qu’est-ce qu’il a? What […]

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French Strawberry Tart

RECIPE FOR TARTE AUX FRAISES There are four stages to making a homemade French strawberry tart: 1. Make shortcrust pastry, roll it out thinly, lift it into a 30cm tart tin, and bake it. 2. Make a thick vanilla-flavoured custard (crème pâtissière), pour it onto the cooked pastry case and let it set. 3. Cut strawberries […]

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¡Vale la pena! It’s worth it …!

The image of the goldfinch chick below, beak open, hopeful and enthusiastic, symbolises the carefree energy and enthusiasm of children, and all that A Green Mouse stands for. Children can develop very good pronunciation in a second language if they are exposed to it early enough. It is a question of opportunity, not one available to all children, […]