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Y9 Translation Bee 2017

RATIONALE FOR THE COMPETITION

Building on the requirements of the new KS3 curriculum, with its emphasis on translation and grammatical manipulation etc, the aim of the Translation Bee is for students to practise and improve a range of skills vital to preparation for starting a GCSE course: vocabulary, pronunciation, memory, verb conjugation, tenses, sentence formation. The competition consists of three stages over the school year:

  • Michaelmas term – Individual Class
  • Lent term – Whole School Competition
  • Summer term – Regional/National Competitions

VOCAB EXPRESS ONLINE

You can access Vocab Express online here: https://www.vocabexpress.com/login/

The school code is UK1456.

Vocab Express iPad, Android and Windows apps are available to download to your smart phone or tablet.

PRONUNCIATION

French

German


Spanish

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COMPETITION

Rather than the students receiving extra words to learn as in the Y7 Spelling Bee, students will instead be tested on an additional tense at each stage (stage 1 – present tense, stage 2 – present and future, stage 3 – present, future and past).

Each student will have one minute to correctly complete as many translation tasks (i.e. sentences from the toolkits) as possible from English to the target language. Students can pass at any time, but must say pass in the target language: 

  • French – je passe
  • Spanish – paso
  • German – ich passe

PRACTICE SLIDESHOWS