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PERFECT TENSE

Amazing that, after teaching for all these years, I had never really tackled creating a slide show on the Perfect tense, Passé Composé, call it what you will. So I decided that would be my half term challenge and so, sporadically over a few evenings, I came up with this. There are a couple of incorrect animations in the embed version that are not as in the original. Use the menu button (2nd from right) to access that.

I rather ambitiously included avoir and être verbs, regulars and irregulars and reflexives, but there are clear sections, so the slideshow could be shown in bits if preferred for teaching purposes. Timings take care of most things, so the only clicks needed are (1) to advance the slide (2) to action the various triggers, ie the links included on some slides (3) to reveal the answers on the practice slides.

IL FAUT

A 20 minute rush job with this one, as I decided in the lunch break before the lesson that I needed something, however brief and perfunctory, to illustrate the use of il faut. And pretty brief and perfunctory it turned out to be. Seemed to do the business, however. There’s much to be said for keeping things uncomplicated. As ever, only slide transitions require a click.

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FUTURE TENSE

I’ve pretty much finished teaching the future tense to my year 9 class so it’s a bit late to be finishing off the slideshow! But here it is anyway, with a suitably futuristic background. It’s a pretty stripped-down presentation of the futur simple, but then you don’t want your PowerPoint to do all the work for you, do you? All actions are taken care of by built-in timings, so the only clicking required is to advance the slide.

Use the menu buttons on the player above to view full screen or to access in fully fledged PowerPoint.

MORE REFLEXIVE VERBS

The second and third presentations on reflexive verbs are here in reverse order. The final one of the series deals with the Perfect Tense of reflexives. I often try to give a presentation some kind of theme, however irrelevant: this time I got hung up on things cinematic. The Flash conversion misses a scrolling text on the intermission slides, but is otherwise pretty accurate. Beware of trying to click too much – there are a lot of built-in timings.

Use the menu buttons on the player above to view full screen or to access in fully fledged PowerPoint.

This presentation (second of three) introduces what I think of as the unexpected reflexives, ie not the ones that deal with daily routine stuff. It follows on in style from the first one on reflexives. Sadly, the Flash conversion messed up the text animation on the infinitives, but the original PPT is fine.

Use the menu buttons on the player above to view full screen or to access in fully fledged PowerPoint.

REFLEXIVE VERBS

This recent effort really was a night before the lesson job. I was feeling depressed about dealing with reflexive verbs without something pretty on the IWB, so I sat up from midnight to 1.30 am working on this presentation. It displays my usual minimalist tendencies but is probably none the worse for that. After all, any presentation is just a tool to provide a visual backup for the teacher.

Use the menu buttons on the player above to view full screen or to access in fully fledged PowerPoint.

WEATHER

Now this presentation to help teach or revise weather vocabulary goes back a few years, but I still have a soft spot for it. I spent some time on it, trying to make it less than run of the mill (not sure if I succeeded!). The main flaw with it is that the weather animations didn’t really have the resolution need for screen display, but I liked them so much I just had to use them anyway!

Use the menu buttons on the player above to view full screen or to access in fully fledged PowerPoint.

SPORT & LEISURE

This one is just a simple introduction to the (not very difficult) vocabulary of sports. A good illustration of the fetish I used to have for using photos at all costs rather than clipart, which I still think can look pretty unenticing.

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