Mastering vocabulary – French

Last updated: 27/07/2022
Mastering vocabulary – French
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Key stage
Resource type
Teaching pack
Skills
Vocabulary learning

Mastering vocabulary – French offers research and evidence-based approaches to accelerating vocabulary acquisition for KS3-4 students.

It includes differentiated PowerPoints, collaborative learning activities and photocopiable resources to support comprehension skills for students in years 9, 10 and 11.

The resources draw on:

  • cognitive research into memorisation
  • examiners’ reports from reading and listening papers
  • vocabulary lists from all exam boards
  • best classroom practice by experienced teachers.

Suitable for any exam board, this pack covers approaches to learning, vocabulary starters, games and revision, as well as exam strategies.

What's included?

  • Includes vocabulary starters, games, revision, learning strategies and exam tips.
  • Differentiated resources for years 9-11.
  • For use with AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas/WJEC exam boards.

What's inside?

Introduction (pages 3-4)

1. Learning strategies (pages 5-17)

  • 10 tips for memorising vocabulary
  • Memory challenge template (PowerPoint 1)
  • Word wheel template
  • False friends quilts

2. Vocabulary starters (pages 18-42)

  • Word play starters: opinions (PowerPoint 2)
  • Triangle puzzles: time expressions
  • Make the link: synonyms, antonyms and connected words

3. Vocabulary games (pages 43-52)

  • Verb games (PowerPoint 3)
  • Snakes and ladders: decodable verbs
  • Speedy verb race

4. Vocabulary revision (pages 53-68)

  • Take 10 words (PowerPoint 4)
  • Revision quiz cards
  • Pick ‘n’ mix worksheets

5. Exam tips (page 69)

  • 10 exam tips to share

This sample shows a starter activity on time expressions from the Mastering vocabulary – French teaching pack.

Time expressions learning grid

1. French

2. English

3. Cover column two and write the English 

4. Check, revise and try again  

5. Cover column one and write the French  

6. Check, revise and try again  

à l’avenir

in the future

 

 

 

 

l’an / l’année

year

 

 

 

 

après

after

 

 

 

 

après-midi

afternoon

 

 

 

 

aujourd’hui

today

 

 

 

 

avant

before

 

 

 

 

demain

tomorrow

 

 

 

 

dernier / dernière

last

 

 

 

 

déjà

already

 

 

 

 

hier

yesterday

 

 

 

 

il y a

ago

 

 

 

 

le jour / la journée

day

 

 

 

 

maintenant

now

 

 

 

 

le matin

morning

 

 

 

 

le mois

month

 

 

 

 

prochain(e)

next

 

 

 

 

la semaine

week

 

 

 

 

le soir

evening

 

 

 

 

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