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So, following my previous post, I'm putting my money where my mouth is.

Have a look at the Cinderella story and exercises I've done:

http://www.frenchteacher.net/Y10-11/Y10-11index.htm

Because the story is familiar, vocab is not a great issue. I've simplified the story down to a very good Y9 level, or a weaker Y11 level. I reckon a bright Y8 class would cope. I must say I'm pleased with the "correct the false sentences bit". May raise a smile. The comprehension questions use "est-ce que" a lot to avoid having to deal with word order issues when moving from question to answer. Of course, they are not genuine comprehension questions, but a means to generate repetition and sppech/writing. I would do them orally and in writing. All in all there is material there for a 40-50 minute lesson, a homework task and a further lesson/homework doing the stroy from Cinders' perspective. Enjoy!

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Just to add, I have used the story and exercises with three different classes (never waste a good resource!) . It worked best with my top set Y11s. We had quite a laugh with it talking about "baguettes magiques" - images of Harry Potter with a French stick. It was fine with the other classes (Y9 and Y10 lower sets, but they needed more feeding). It works well and my Y11s then worked in pairs making up their own fairy tales including a set of words I supplied them: un anneau magique, des haricots, un géant méchant, une belle princesse, un prince, une grenouille et une gentille grand-mère. They enjoyed it and produced some nice spoken language.

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  1. I definitely agree with the dull course books argument! Incidentally, I'm at a network meeting in Ripon tomorrow 2-4, so thought it might be a good opportunity to pop in after? Would that be ok? Esther

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  2. Hi Esther. Did you pop in?
    Did you notice we are advertising a French and Spanish post at the moment? Would that be of interest to you?

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  3. haha - not to worry! I'll pop in again soon... Re the job, expect the deadline has passed now, but in any event, my Spanish is certainly not up to that level, unfortunately! It's on my list of things to do...

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