Google translate might be getting cleverer, but I still don't want my students to use it!
The activities below are based on the online dictionary "word reference". (Link included in the footer) Teachers will have to remind the students to choose the appropriate translation direction e.g. French to English or English to French.
The activities include one page on understanding abbreviations and using the dictionary to work with parts of speech.
The other 2 pages, not included in the preview document deal with translation and understanding how to look at the different ways to translate a word according to its context. (e.g. There are bats in the cave vs. Will he bat for the team?)
Students will gain an understanding of how to choose the correct translation for words such as "go" or "get".
This zip file contains
- one copy of the activities with instructions in French + answer key
- one copy of the activities with instructions in English + answer key
The activities on both are exactly the same but might be used with more or less advanced students.
They can be used at a wide variety of levels - for example, you might ask more advanced students to translate all of the sentences while newer students will only work on the specific word for the exercise.
The files are Word documents and easy for you to edit if you would like to change a word.
Enjoy getting your students to understand the rich world of French!