Year 7 have been doing a project in English, describing a tourist attraction. Theyhad to describe it and promote it. For our linked learning project we decided that the introduction would be in the foreign language that they are studying.
As an introduction (and following from a course that I attended with Martine Pillette)- I gave students a text about Bath where our school is situated. The students had a copy of the text to work with and it was on the whiteboard - I have converted it to powerpoint for this post.
Slide 1 is a presentation of the text. Each table looked at a different sentence and identified cognates, then words that they knew. They had to try to guess what the unknown words were but did not share them with the class.Step 2 was to match the pictures with a sentence. They started by saying: Je pense que la phrase 1 va avec la photo d parce que ça représente une ville. etc. No wrong answer as long as they could justify it!
Slide 2 is a pronunciation exercise. As we do a lot of pronunciation practice, they were able to pronounce most of the words accurately. I asked them to find words with the sound -OU, AU, I etc... Then they practised reading the sentence they were given to look at the beginning. Each table read their sentence as a chorus and other students listened and identified mistakes- ie:"on ne prononce pas le -p dans beaucoup".
Slide 3 speaks for itself. It gives students an opportunity to scan the text quickly to find the required information.
Slide 4 is some of the vocabulary from the text to see if they can quickly come up with the English. They also identified other words from their sentences and we worked out the meaning.