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Interview lesson help needed!

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by gradyoldlady, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. gradyoldlady

    gradyoldlady New commenter

    I have to prepare a lesson for an interview next week. I have been asked to introduce new verbs within the context of three other subject topicsthat students have recently learnt and in half an hour. Seems like a big ask but hey- it is an interview lesson! Please give me some advice...should I just introduce the new verbs or try to do everything asked for. (Incidentally, the subject topics do not really link very much to one another either. Thanks for any help! (KS3)
     
  2. gradyoldlady

    gradyoldlady New commenter

    I have to prepare a lesson for an interview next week. I have been asked to introduce new verbs within the context of three other subject topicsthat students have recently learnt and in half an hour. Seems like a big ask but hey- it is an interview lesson! Please give me some advice...should I just introduce the new verbs or try to do everything asked for. (Incidentally, the subject topics do not really link very much to one another either. Thanks for any help! (KS3)
     
  3. musiclover1

    musiclover1 New commenter

    More details, please! What language, what year group, what topics, what verbs, what set etc etc?
     
  4. gradyoldlady

    gradyoldlady New commenter

    Many thanks - tricky one isn't it- don't want to bombard with too much!
     
  5. musiclover1

    musiclover1 New commenter

    Sorry, I haven't taught French for years, so I can't help you too much. But they probably mean the irregular ones as well - partir, sortir, dormir. That fits daily routine. I'll let you know if any good ideas come to mind - can't think at the moment.....
     
  6. noemie

    noemie Occasional commenter

    I'd definitely just keep to regular -ir verbs at KS3. Even at KS4 I don't dwell too much on the irregular ones!
    Let's see - finir, réussir, punir, se réjouir, accomplir, choisir, (dés)obéir, nourrir, réfléchir... Any more?
    What a strange, strange topic for an interview lesson! Have you phoned up to get any more details of what they want?
     
  7. gradyoldlady

    gradyoldlady New commenter

    Very strange indeed- that is why I asked for help! I have asked for me info - not yet received. There could I particularly don't want the lesson to be too teacher-led if possible??? Thanks to all those with ideas so far.
     
  8. well, not a french specialist, but you could deliver hte conjugations of the verbs in some way you think fit, then give them a card sort of prhaes that would match at least one, or only one... of those verbs eg.... '... mes devoirs a sept heures' (could be je finis?) etc etc - pupils have some time to allocate those phrases to suitable verbs, and if there is more than one that matches, discuss which is best as a whole group.

    you could then do some kind of across-class ping pong to improve/build upon/add suggestions - and not limit them to 'ir' verbs, but build that in as a challenge for more able ( maybe some nice blu-tacked posters up with additional verbs), thus giving you pupil talk, independent learning, sufficient challenge and stretch for more able...


    HTH
     
  9. gradyoldlady

    gradyoldlady New commenter

    thanks so much for your help
     

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