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Achieving grade 9 in the 150 word extended writing task

 Following the amazing response to my post on ‘Preparing students for GCSE extended writing task’ (the post had almost 900 views on the day it was published) – view here, I have now recorded a ‘walk through’ video for the 150 word extended writing task as well as requested by my students and fellow colleagues via direct messages on social media.


When my GCSE students encounter the 150 word task for the first time in year 10 they often freeze and panic. 

They are convinced that writing so many words on such complex topics which require eloquent grammatical structures and language, especially when looking at the complexity of the last bullet point which demands highly sophisticated response, the task seems like ‘Mission Impossible ‘.


However, the preparation process is the same as when we are tackling the 90 word extended task. I will not describe the process in this post again as I wrote about it in my previous post – for the link to the post see above.


‘Walk through’ video for the 150 word extended writing task


 Direct link to the video here


Last week @MrBCurrier created an amazing resource in order to support his students with writing tasks and published his writing structures and support workbooks for Spanish on his blog. With his permission I have adapted them to German and am now sharing them with you. On his blog he explains in detail how he uses this resource with his students.


German GCSE writing structures and support workbook – Foundation – download here.

German GCSE writing structures and support workbook – Higher – download here.

Examples of ‘Wow’ phrases: I usually ask my students to choose 10 phrases they would like to learn to use at the start of the year. Once they have learnt them they can trade them for new ones.



If you find my resources useful, you can show your appreciation by buying me a☕. Link here.



3件のコメント


ゲスト
2023年11月28日

Thank you Frau Bastow, this is really helpful.

いいね!

ゲスト
2023年11月28日

Hello Far Bastow, Thank you for your excellent work and support of MFL students. Your files downloadable from the TES on this page seem unopenable as they are zipped. Might there be another option? Many thanks.

いいね!
Silvia Bastow
Silvia Bastow
2023年11月28日
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Hi, they seem to work for me, but I have put them on my resource page (at the top), so you should be able to download them from there.😀

いいね!
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