Self, family, friends and characteristics worksheets

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This resource consists of 11 PDF worksheets on the topic of Self, Family and Friends, and characteristics.

1. Find the person. Pupils are all given a copy of sheet one, which contains descriptions of people’s hair and eye colour. One copy of sheet one part two needs to be printed, and also possibly laminated for durability. The images are cut out, and hidden around the room. Pupils need to walk round the room looking for the images, and write the letter on the image next to the corresponding sentence. As an extension, pupils can then translate the sentences once they are back at their seat.

2. Pupils are given a set of sentences in French describing characteristics, however the French word has been scrambled. Pupils need to write the word out correctly alongside, and then provide the English translation.

3. Pupils have a set of images showing people of different heights and sizes, with “je suis” provided at the beginning. Pupils need to provide the French word for the characteristic the image is showing. Blue images depict the masculine form, pink for the feminine form. Pupils are provided at the end with an extension question, where they need to say how to change the sentences into the third person.

4. Pupils are provided with a list of adjectives to describe someone’s characteristics in French, with the English alongside jumbled up. Pupils need to draw a line from the French sentence to the corresponding English sentence. As an extension question, pupils are asked to list any other characteristics they know in French.

5. Pupils have a table giving masculine adjectives in one column, feminine in another, and finally the English translation. Using the adjectives that are already provided pupils need to fill in the table. 5a provides the vocab to be filled in at the bottom, 5b is a version for stronger pupils with this support removed.

6. Pupils have a set of sentences in French describing their family life, for example who they do and don’t get on with, and what they think about family members. The English sentences are provided jumbled up. Pupils need to draw a line from the French sentence to the corresponding English sentence.

7. A resource for older, stronger pupils who are capable of working with a more complex text. Pupils need to work in pairs, one pupil is provided with a copy of text A, the other with text B. Pupils take it in turns to read their text out loud to their partner, who needs to write down as much information (either in English or in French) as they can glean from the text. Afterwards, pupils reveal their texts so they can check how much each other has understood. Extensions to this could be the pupils working in pairs to produce questions and answers from the text, translating the texts, finding key vocab, or using the text as a model to produce their own piece of writing.

8. Pupils have a list of vocab in French for the family members, and the English alongside jumbled up. Pupils need to draw a line from the French sentence to the corresponding English sentence. At the bottom of the page, pupils are provided with useful vocab to go with the subject.

9. Pupils have a text describing someone’s family in French, giving an in depth description of their age, where they live, about her family and what they all do. This is a gap fill exercise, some of the words are missing. Pupils need to fill these in to complete the text. The words to be added in are provided at the bottom of the page, but for older / stronger pupils these could be removed. Pupils could then write a series of questions about the text, or use it as a model for writing their own version.

10. Family and friends match up – this is a quick revision exercise on the topic of family and friends. Pupils have 8 sentences in French on this topic, with the English sentences jumbled up; pupils need to match up the English and the French.

11. Mon, ma or mes – using the word “my” in French can be difficult for English pupils used to just one word that does not change. Pupils are provided with sentences introducing various family members, where they need to add in the correct form of my in French. The second half of the sheet uses ton, ta or tes instead to show another form.
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