This resource provides 11 worksheets on the topic of free time in French, from quick starter activities to activities that will last for a good part of a lesson.
1. This worksheet is an ideal starter activity for the topic of free time, or can be used as a good way for weaker pupils to note down the vocab saying what they do in their free time. Pupils have a series of pictures with a sentence in French below describing the activity, with the English translations in the middle of the page. Pupils need to match up the French to the English. The images used have been taken from the Expo textbook, so supplement this perfectly, but can also be used alongside other textbooks.
2. Dans mes temps libres match up. Pupils have a list of sentences in French describing what they do in their free time, with opinions to extend the complexity of their sentences. The English sentences are given alongside mixed up, pupils need to match up the English and the French. As an extension, pupils can use the sentences provided as a model for writing further sentences of their own, by mixing and matching the activities and opinions.
3. Tu veux sortir? Jumbled sentences. Pupils have a set of sentences asking if someone wants to do various activities using “tu veux”, but the words in the sentence are jumbled up. Pupils need to rewrite the sentence in the correct order, then as an extension can translate these and add in their own sentences.
4. Tu veux sortir? Match up. Pupils have a list of vocab that can be used in the topic of free time, with the French on one side and the English on the other. Pupils need to match up the English and French, which they can then extend by putting into sentences.
5. Free time revision quiz – this resource features 15 questions on the topic of free time. Some are multiple choice, some are match up, some are translation, some tense recognition, others require a longer answer.
6. Free time gap fill text. Pupils have a text on the topic of free time, with words missing. The words are provided below, but for stronger pupils these could be removed. This text has been taken from Expo 2 p33, so is a good option to supplement work on this, but can be used independently also. As an extension, pupils could be given a set of vocab to locate from the text, or create a series of question and answers, turning it into a reading comprehension.
7. In this colourful resource, pupils have a series of images representing free time activities (taken from Expo 2, so this resource ties in well there, but can be used alongside any textbook), and the beginning of the sentence using “on + verb”. Pupils need to complete the sentence using the words provided in the box at the bottom of the page. For stronger pupils this support can be removed.
8. Free time sentence match up. This is another match up activity where pupils have a series of sentences in French and in English on the topic of free time to match up. This time, the verbs are provided in the infinitive, aiming the activity at stronger / older pupils. As an extension, pupils can then conjugate the sentences into a specified person / tense.
9. Free time tense translation. This resource is an ideal starter / filler activity for pupils working on the topic of free time, especially for those preparing for coursework. Pupils have five sentences on the topic of free time in the present tense to put into another tense. The tense to change to is not specified so that the same sentences can be used multiple times for different tenses.
10. Tu veux…? Match up. This is another match up activity with pupils matching up English and French sentences on the topic of asking if you want to go out somewhere. These sentences are questions, so as an extension pupils can write an answer to these.
11. Free time sentence match up. This is another match up activity where pupils have a series of sentences in French and in English on the topic of free time to match up. This time, the verbs are provided in the infinitive, aiming the activity at stronger / older pupils. As an extension, pupils can then conjugate the sentences into a specified person / tense. This uses a different set of vocab to the previous similar activity.
12. On pourrait match up. Another match up starter activity, this one uses sentences starting with “on pourrait” and a suggestion for going out, and also excuses for not accepting the offer. Some are the standard sentences taught, others are more humorous, such as “I’m washing my hair”, or “my goldfish is ill”, as well as the infamous “my dog ate my homework”. Pupils need to match up the English and French, then as an extension can use the invites and excuses to write a series of mini-dialogues. As an alternative, they could also use these as a model to write their own sentences.
13. On pourrait role play. In pairs, pupils have two short dialogues in English. One pupil is A, the other B. They need to use the model given to create their own dialogues on the topic of going out. This is a guide only, and pupils can use the ideas given here to expand their dialogues and include further information, or other ideas.
14. Excuses match up kinaesthetic activity. Before pupils come in, cut out the images on sheet 14a, and hide these round the room. Each one has a letter on. Pupils are given a copy of sheet 14b which has a list of excuses for not going out, each one numbered. Pupils need to walk round the room and find the picture which matches the sentence, writing down the letter on the picture.