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A level French language manipulation

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by Sally J Gray, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Dear Joe

    Have you got any suggestions for where I can find resources for practising the language manipulation section of the AS paper where the students have to provide the correct form of the word in brackets?

    Thanks
    Sally Gray
     
  2. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

    Have a look at the resources listed on the TaskMagic blog under "exploiting texts":
    http://taskmagic.posterous.com/tag/exploitingtexts
    Each post contains several pdf worksheets which anyone can view on-screen, or download and print. (as well as TaskMagic3 files, but these will only be of use if you have TaskMagic3)
    For most of the posts there will be a worksheet called "promptgaps" or "verbgaps" or something like that. It provides a prompt or clue for each gap and the student is expected to fill the gap using that prompt as a starting point, according to the instructions for the exercise.
    It's dead easy to make your own exercises like these (in addition to over 20 other interactive exercises / a dozen worksheets) using TaskMagic3. There are video links on the blog explainig how it is done.

     
  3. spsmith45

    spsmith45 New commenter

    Look at the A-Level section of frenchteacher.net. You will find worksheets to practise the cloze test.
     
  4. dalej

    dalej New commenter

  5. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

    Viedo number 6 on the link below shows you how easy it is to create your own prompt gaps activity (=interactive exercise + worksheet) based on your own text:
    http://taskmagic.posterous.com/taskmagic-tutorial-3-creating-mix-and-gap-fil
    It's ideal for creating those AQA AS cloze activities where a verb or adjective is given as a prompt and the students has to write the correct form.
    (But you automatically get loads of other practice material too).
     
  6. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

    See also this video, which I've just made quickly (3 minutes) demonstrating the process of taking a text from the internet and making an AQA AS style cloze activity - interactive and worksheet (as well as lots of other auto-generated exercises):
    http://www.screenr.com/356s

     
  7. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

    I've also added the following blog post, whcih shows a screenshot of the interactive "prompt gaps" exercise, a link to download an individual "prompt gaps" exercises file (requires TM3.2 or later) and a pdf worksheet based on a Spanish text from BBC Mundo (with 14 gaps of the type used in the AQA AS exam). It also has an embedded version of the video tutorial mentioned in the above post.
    http://taskmagic.posterous.com/aqa-as-style-cloze-exercises-using-taskmagic3

     
  8. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

  9. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

    Here are a few more, similar to the AQA cloze activity. Again, some of these might be a bit trickier because they don't simply require the students to put the verb or adjective into the correct form. But it's great practice:
    pdf: Spanish: worldwide wine production figures
    pdf: Spanish: pilot stuck in aeroplane toliet leads to terrorist fears
    pdf: Spanish: Javan rhino extinct in Vietnam
    pdf: French: All blacks world rugby champions
    pdf: Spanish: British lord offers prize for best euro escape route
    pdf: Spanish: Why does the head of the world's biggest bank earn so little
    pdf: French: UK bans saucy ads near schools
    And these are really easy to make based on your own text, or any text taken off the internet. (See the video link in one of the previous posts.)
     
  10. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

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