Year 10 Listening homework
GCSE French vocabulary – ‘Core Vocabulary French’ (PDF Version)
Sites to improve your vocabulary, listening and reading:
Word Reference http://www.wordreference.com/ – An online dictionary for French and Spanish. Look up certain words in texts to expand your vocabulary. Also available as an app.
MYLO www.hellomylo.com – Use the ‘I need the basics’ activities to revise key topic areas (and build your confidence!). The ‘I’d like a challenge’ activities are GCSE Level. The listening activities all have transcripts, but try doing them without reading these first.
Languages Online http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/ – A variety of exercises in French and Spanish to improve your vocabulary learning and reading skills.
Memrise www.memrise.com/ – Banks of vocabulary lists from a variety of topics from GCSE to A Level in both French and Spanish. It is excellent for drilling words and there is an audio section also to check pronunciation. Also available as an app.
BBC Bitesize (old site) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/french/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/ – GCSE-style Listening and Reading questions that you can mark online. Do the Foundation as well as the Higher activities.
BBC Bitesize (new site) http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3 – Watch topic specific videos in French and Spanish to improve your listening skills. Gain tips for vocabulary learning and the other 3 skills.
Español Extra http://www.espanol-extra.co.uk/ – A good games and vocabulary site for all levels of Spanish. Now subscription only, but with some free materials.
Français Extra http://www.francais-extra.co.uk/ – Like Español Extra but in French.
‘¡Oye!’ (Spanish) and ‘Zut!’ (French) http://oye.languageskills.co.uk/index.html – Lots of interactive vocabulary activities and games. In order to use Oye and Zut between the hours of 9am and 4pm on Weekdays, you will need to register with the site: £30 for a 12 month whole school subscription. The rest of the time the access to the site is free.
Ashcombe school: http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/07-langcoll/MFL-resources/french/fr-video-index.shtml You can pick a topic and watch a video along with gap fills for the transcript. You can also access the full transcript and do a quiz.
Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/ You can create an account for free and take some quizzes, work from your Ipad as well as from the computer. It is great to learn and/or revise vocabulary.
Written and spoken controlled assessment support:
Ivona https://www.ivona.com/ – Copy your speaking questions into ivona to check pronunciation and to help memorise your answers. Remember to change the language to French or Spanish!
Memorize Now http://www.memorizenow.com/ – Copy your written coursework and speaking questions into Memorize Now and the app will remove certain words/letters so that you can test yourself.
Cueprompter: http://www.cueprompter.com/ Type in your text or paste your text and then you can listen to it as it goes along.
Voki: http://www.voki.com/ You can create a free account and then type your text in, which will give you the chance to record either by saying it if you have microphone or typing it in some text, you can pick the accent (French Canadian and Spanish Mexican available) and you can listen back to it, while personalising the face(s) of the character(s).
AS/A2 French and Spanish and if you fancy a challenge at GCSE level:
Tex’s French grammar https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/ – An interesting site to revise and consolidate your French grammar with activities that are instantly marked by the site. This is excellent for AS/A2 Level French.
Spanish Proficiency Exercises https://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/ – A wonderful website to improve your Spanish listening skills in Spanish! Listen to a variety of native Spanish speakers giving their view point on a variety of topics. Listen and watch the videos without the transcript to begin with and then use the Spanish/English transcripts to make a note of new vocabulary! Use ‘intermediate’ at GCSE level and ‘Advanced’ at AS/A Level.
RTVE (Spanish) http://www.rtve.es/ – A great site to keep up to date with Spanish affairs and to listen and read to native Spanish texts. You can even listen to live TV and radio ‘En directo’ and search specific articles linked to your current topics.
BBC Mundo (Spanish) http://www.bbc.com/mundo – Spanish equivalent of BBC news website. Read articles and watch videos in Spanish linked to current international affairs.
Study Spanish http://www.studyspanish.com/ – A great website to consolidate your Spanish grammar and practise with interactive activities.