GCSE French Revision Workouts: Technology & Media, 100% Authentic - 9783949651533
This book is meant as a revision resource for GCSE French. It can be used independently by students as well as for teacher-directed classroom practice. It contains 8 units which focus mainly on the themes of technology, media and social issues.
Each unit is divided into two parts, one in the present tense and one in the past (or other additional tense). Units consist of a knowledge organiser recapping the target sentence patterns and lexical items, a series of receptive vocabulary building activities; a set of narrow reading texts and activities; a set of translation tasks. The tasks are graded in order to pose an increasingly demanding but manageable cognitive load and challenge and are based on Dr Conti’s P.I.P.O. framework:
Pre-reading tasks (activation of prior knowledge and pre-teaching)
In-reading tasks (intensive exploitation of texts)
Post-reading tasks (consolidation)
Output (pushed-output tasks)
Consistent with Dr Conti’s E.P.I. approach, each of the 16 units in the book provide extensive recycling of the target lexical items both within each unit and throughout the book, across all the dimensions of receptive and productive processing, i.e.: orthography (single letters and syllables), lexis (both words and chunks), grammar/syntax (with much emphasis on functional and positional processing), meaning and discourse.
The recycling occurs through input-flooding and forced retrieval through a wide range of engaging, tried and tested, classic Conti tasks (more than 20 per unit). These include student favourites such as slalom writing, faulty translation, spot the missing detail, sentence puzzles, etc.
Table of contents
1. Technology in everyday life
2. Social media
3. Mobile technology
4. Pros and cons of new technologies
6. Cinema and television
7. Charity and voluntary work
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