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Practical exercises to revise possessive adjectives and pronuns.
Students studying in Japan report their memorable experiences. University students report their experience in learning Japanese. Graduates report their experience of job hunting.
How to form the preterite in Spanish together with a list of verbs to talk about last holiday, biographies or what you did yesterday.
Project participants from Newcastle University talk about their experience in a video. A written final report is also attached.
Chinese business reading text. It gives a text on the topic of the company 'Google' in English and Chinese.
This game is modelled after the popular game 'Bingo'. Learners will hear randomly chosen characters and try to recognise each character in the grid. If a learner gets 5 boxes in a row (4 characters and Bingo) he/she has won.
Lower-advanced Chinese business reading text on banks and the European Central Bank. Text is in English and Chinese.
An activity for Chinese beginners. It involves watching and listening to a cartoon. The video link is to YouTube: video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch v=avF_gupHzP8&feature=related
Singing and learning Chinese. This ppt file gives words and images for the song 'Old MacDonald had a farm' in Chinese.
This activity contains 13 commonly used Chinese characters/words having various meanings. Learners can work individually or in pair to use the words in different contexts, which helps to build vocabulary at post beginners' level.
This activity - story telling - helps learners understand uses of particle le and resultative complements in Chinese. Learners can work on their own or in pair. Teachers/Tutors might use this activity to supplement materials on grammatical features of le and resultative complements.
Many learners of Chinese may find j q x zh ch sh r tricky to say. This document offers some tips on how to pronounce and differentiate these sounds in Chinese.
An activity for singing and learning Chinese. This powerpoint gives words and sound for a song in Chinese.
This learning material contains eight topics at elementary level. Key grammar patterns and vocabulary are presented in Chinese and English in the Word documents. Audio recordings are available. Vocabulary lists include 1 Nationalities and Countries, 2 Kinship terms, 3 Date and Time, 4 Hobbies and 5 Drinks and Food
This learning material contains eight topics at elementary level including 1 Greetings, 2 Introduce Yourself, 3 Family, 4 Birthday, 5 Hobbies, 6 Treat Friends to a Drink, 7 Order Drinks/Food, 8 Getting around. Key grammar patterns and vocabulary are presented in Chinese and English in the Word documents. Audio recordings are available.
How many words can you spot? Words can be two characters or three characters, vertically or horizontally. Circle the word and write down corresponding Pinyin and English meaning. Work sheet is downloadable.
This activity helps you build up your Chinese vocabulary. Words can be two characters or three characters, vertically or horizontally. Circle the word and write down corresponding Pinyin and English meaning. Work sheet is downloadable.
PP containing basic business Spanish vocabulary, tips on business etiquette and three videos about the emerging economies in South America.
PP with general questions about the Spanish language and information about well-known people and places in the Spanish-speaking world.
The students will learn vocabulary of common illnesses and will use subjunctive to give advise and recommendations
Spanish taster. In this lesson the students will learn to greet to say good bye to give their names and count from 1 to 10
Medical Spanish symptoms and treatment with relevant verbs for this condition
Medical Spanish. Symptoms and treatment of a sunstroke together with releant verbs to explain the condition.
how to conjugate verbs in Spanish with list of verbs and practical questions.
a simple well-known classic Chinese poem for students to practice many of the difficult sounds in Chinese, with a youtube link to help students work on their own
了is notoriously difficult for learners of Chinese. The majority of the contrastive sentences have no difference at all but 了, to highlight the change in meaning when 了is present.In translating them, the students are also asked to supply a context so that the sentences make sense.
some typical grammatical mistakes to correct
Some English-Chinese Translation Exercises covering the grammar covered up to Lesson 8 of Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1.
Grammar explanation of Personal A in Spanish and practical exercises.
Arreglos florales en la Feria de las Flores Medellin Colombia
Medical Spanish for the more advansed students some parts of the body and illnesses.
This documents contains formal and informal imperatives together with some useful verbs to take a physical examination and a practical exercise.
FAVOR project Read into New China revision sentence level -making sentences and translation; lower advance level
Chinese words: topic 'internet vocabulary'. This matches the exercise 'Reading into New China' Lesson 20.
A compilation of 21 cartoons about the economic crisis by El Roto, the popular cartoonist of the Spanish newspaper El Pais. An excellent resource to cover this topic with advanced students. The FAVOR project.
Chinese cultural -Listening and reading exercise. The topic is the Qingming Festival.
Activities to analyse the verb changes in indirect speech and to practise using the Mafalda comic. The FAVOR project.
Activities to introduce the life and work of the Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. For intermediate students of Spanish. (The FAVOR project)
Role-play to practise how to invite someone to do something with you and to make arrangements. (The FAVOR project)
Four activities to practise the conjugation and use of the future tense in Spanish. (The FAVOR project)
Listening and reading materials for intermediate learners on the topic of the Beijing gate.
Two texts in Chinese and English for Intermediate learners. These are reading and translation exercises. The colours signify: blue highlight + underlined –verb + object; Yellow highlight – None; Green highlight - adjective or adverb; Red letters - Name and places
One reading comprehension and one writing activity to practise the use of the preterite in Spanish. The topic of the activities is Pedro Almodovar. For intermediate students. (The FAVOR project)
Three activities to introduce the main uses of SER and ESTAR to beginners (using only the present tense). (The FAVOR project)
中国文化 茶 This powerpoint is in English and is on the topic of green tea.
Activities to talk about the life and work of Spanish painter Josep Guinovart. Intermediate-advanced students of Spanish. (The FAVOR project)
Introduction to future tense, exercises and answers to exercises
Learning new words - Integrated chinese lesson 1 greeting -new words.
This is a powerpoint slide, but the provinces of China can be moved to make a jigsaw image of the whole of China.
Activities to work with Un Viejo que Leia Novelas de Amor (1989) by Luis Sepulveda. Intermediate-Advanced Students of Spanish. (The FAVOR Project)
This is the video podcast of a lecture I gave (in French) on the French presidential elections of 2012.
This is the Powerpoint of a Sixth Form Lecture I gave for the Alliance francaise de Newcastle on 14 March 2012
Bingo Cards to revise or introduce vocabulary related to numbers, food, fruit and clothes. For beginners. (The FAVOR Project)
Three oral activities to practise the conjugation and use of the present tense in Spanish. They deal with the formation of regular, irregular, reflexive and stem-changing verbs. (The FAVOR Project)