Mastering GCSE translation – French to English

Last updated: 27/07/2022
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This GCSE teaching pack consists of 10 PowerPoint files with accompanying photocopiable resources and is designed to improve students’ skills at translating from French to English.

Based on careful analysis of examiner reports and on teacher feedback, the pack focuses on 10 key skills, each linked to a different topic.

The pack includes tasks for Foundation and Higher tiers and exam-style assessments. Weave the activities into your teaching throughout the GCSE course or use as a revision tool in the run-up to the exam.

Mastering GCSE translation – French to English will prepare students for the last question in the French reading exam with AQA, Edexcel or Eduqas.

What's included?

  • 10 differentiated PowerPoint lessons on GCSE translation skills (into English).
  • Engaging learning activities across 10 topics.
  • Exam-style assessments for Foundation and Higher, with answers.

What's inside?

Introduction (page 5)

Teaching notes (page 6)

Lesson 1: Precision (Topic: family and friends) (pages 6-11)

  • Learning activity: quiz, quiz, trade
  • Precision assessment and answers

Lesson 2: Time frames (Topic: technology) (pages 12-15)

  • Learning activity: collaborative translation
  • Time frames assessment and answers

Lesson 3: Negatives (Topic: free time) (pages 16-20)

  • Learning activity: verbal dominoes
  • Negatives assessment and answers

Lesson 4: Articles and adverbs (Topic: customs and festivals) (pages 21-27)

  • Learning activity: one pen, one dice
  • Articles and adverbs assessment and answers

Lesson 5: Pronouns and possessive adjectives (Topic: house and town) (pages 28-32)

  • Learning activity: four in a row game
  • Pronouns and possessive adjectives assessment and answers

Lesson 6: False friends (Topic: social issues) (pages 33-36)

  • Learning activity: card sort
  • False friends assessment and answers

Lesson 7: Connectives (Topic: global issues) (pages 37-41)

  • Learning activity: running translation
  • Connectives assessment and answers

Lesson 8: Unknown words (Topic: holidays) (pages 42-46)

  • Learning activity: card game
  • Unknown words assessment and answers

Lesson 9: Checking the basics (Topic: school) (pages 47-53)

  • Learning activity: find it and fix it
  • Checking the basics assessment and answers

Lesson 10: Common sense (Topic: work and future plans) (pages 54-58)

  • Learning activity: back to back
  • Common sense assessment and answers

This sample shows a student activity from the Mastering GCSE translation – French to English teaching pack.  

Activity

Foundation

French

Sample student answer

Problem

Corrected answer

J’adore mes cours d’histoire –

I like history –

wrong verb – love, not like

missing information – my, lessons

 

c’est ma matière préférée.

it’s my preferred subject.

 

 

Vendredi dernier

Last week

 

 

nous avons reçu deux heures de devoirs.

we got given homework at two o’clock.

 

 

Dans trois semaines

Three weeks ago

 

 

ce sont les vacances d’été.

it’s the Easter holidays.

 

 

Je vais aller à l’étranger

I go to Scotland

 

 

car il fait souvent beau

because the weather’s nice

 

 

au mois d’août.

in that month.

 

 

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5

28/06/2021

My KS4 students are responding really well to the way these tasks are set up - they are a great way to reinforce translation techniques and engage students in conversation about how to break down language and structures accurately.

Josie Turner

16/01/2021

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13/08/2020

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06/07/2020

5

28/06/2021

My KS4 students are responding really well to the way these tasks are set up - they are a great way to reinforce translation techniques and engage students in conversation about how to break down language and structures accurately.

Josie Turner

16/01/2021

5

13/08/2020

5

06/07/2020

5

06/07/2020