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Languages at Belle Vue Girls' School
Interests: Spanish/French
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An ICT suite/homework task i did with my year 10s recently. Aimed at improving their reading and response to a real-life situation. Download Mi boda española Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Lingualicious
A very funny soap opera for older years or a good way for younger students to pick up common phrases as they go along. Every episode has optional subtitles and i've added a couple of worksheets i used for picking up everyday speech as well as general comprehension. Couple of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Lingualicious
A few more quizzes and activities i've done with my form this year. These include a who's who?, a biscuit quiz, a chocolate-wrapper quiz and sounds and film stills quizzes in the presentation. Download FORM QUI2 Download New quiz for Vicki Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Lingualicious
I did this as a light-hearted starter with my year 13s. It's from a safety video from an Australian railway company. Pp has the activity. Download MANERAS ESTÚPIDAS DE MORIR (1) Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Lingualicious
This is a short film taken from the label 'Future shorts' which is great for quirky, fun 2-5 minute short films. I used it with year 9 as the basis for an imaginative piece of writing using the conditional tense. There's all the resources i used over the 2 lessons... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Lingualicious
10 more quizzes that i've used with my form this year including a couple based on 'Million pound drop' and a sound one about TV adverts. For the sound one, you'll need to download the Powerpoint too. Download FORM QUIZ 3 Download Quiz 3 sounds Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Lingualicious
This is a worksheet i made for the A-Level topic of health and fitness which focuses on the short film 'el cazo de Lorenzo'. The film explores issues related to children with disabilities and the worksheet includes an essay in the edexcel AS format. Also here are links for 'Por... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Lingualicious
Another google street view webquest with direction to follow in French and questions related to what you can see when navigating around the French city of Chartres. Suitable for all years. Download GOOGLE STREET chartres Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Lingualicious
This is a video i made with the help of two of my year 11s to give the class a better idea of how to bring together all the preparation work we'd done for their 1st controlled conditions writing. It really helped get the message across in a humorous way... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at Lingualicious
1 of 3 halloween-based lessons i'll be doing with my yr 9 Spanish set this week. PP contains a vocab sheet and exercises based on both a cartoon within the PP as well as the 1st part of a Spanish version of Garfield's Halloween special. Download Halloween Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Lingualicious
Back to school mañana so this is an easy way to achieve my 50th post before the madness recommences. Vetusta Morla are a Spanish band and i like this song the best. Check out the blog Zambombazo for lots more Spanish music related resources. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2011 at Lingualicious
Just a few exercises i've done where students use their artistic skills to show they understand Spanish texts. Download Draw what you read Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Lingualicious
Towards the end of last year, i played Nintendo Wii with most of my Language classes. This is a video and worksheet with ideas on how you might use the game Wii party in your Spanish class ( could also work for French/German etc). It was a really fun and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Lingualicious
These are quizzes/activities for my form's registration on Friday which is known as Chillax time. Powerpoint is for form quiz 2 which is a sound quiz. Some of the more outlandish ones have answers. I've also added 2 links for good websites if you have a whiteboard linked to internet.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Lingualicious
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If anyone is stuck for ideas for a new novel to study at A-Level Spanish, can I strongly recommend 'El lápiz del carpintero' by Manuel Rivas (also responsible for 'La lengua de las mariposas') It's an amazing story set in Galicia around the time of the Civil War and written... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at Lingualicious
I did this lesson after a less-than-successful homework on negatives by my year 7s. Its aim was to reinforce and practise use of negatives in French. The 1st slide has a basic outline of the lesson tasks and there's a good level of challenge. Download Lundi 6 juin Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2011 at Lingualicious
These are the resources i used on a recent project i did with my year 10 about the Favelas in Brazil. There are photos, videos and website links which they used as a starting point to research about life in these Brazilian shanty towns and the aim was to finish... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at Lingualicious
A game for the whole class including vocab, maths, drawing, pronunciation. listenings and grammar in French - aimed at Year 7. All instructions are in presentation and there's a video to help understand how it works. You'll just need mini-whiteboards and an interactive board. Remember to enable macros. Bit of... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at Lingualicious
3rd time i've done subtitling a cartoon as a way of getting students to use 'recyclable vocabulary'. The focus was on using superlatives & comparatives but it's a good open and fun task which allows students to experiment with different Spanish phrases. I used the Pixar short 'Lifted' and gave... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at Lingualicious
This is a presentation i've been using with A-Level students to help them focus on building coherent, meaningful and grammatically correct sentences. It aims to help them identify where phrases are too vague, have bad grammar or simply don't relate to/answer the exam question. Download 290 wasteful words worth of... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2011 at Lingualicious
This is the 2nd project i've done using short films where i get my class to write subtitles focusing on a specific vocab area (interrogatives here) as well as use of recyclable vocab. Powerpoint contains lesson material for interrogatives + the slides I used in the ICT suite lesson. After... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Lingualicious
This is a lesson on exclamations in Spanish which led on to an ICT suite activity where my students used this vocab to write subtitles to the animated short film 'Oktapodi'. There are exercises, grammar and a Blockbusters game related to exclamations within the file. I used moviemaker to add... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Lingualicious
Porter were a cool Mexican band from Guadalajara. This is from their album 'Atemahawke'. I like them because the singer sounds just a bit crazy. Video for song 'Hansel and Gretel's Bollywood story'. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Lingualicious