Category Archives: Quizzes

Do you find logic puzzles fun?

Many children and adults are fascinated by the challenge of trying to understand the puzzle writer’s thinking and solving the puzzle in as quick a time as possible. Debbie Leadbetter has taken this one step further and has written a collection of puzzles in French as a fun and engaging way to encourage children to practise reading French. They are designed to consolidate and extend French vocabulary on a variety of topics whilst training the participant’s brain to solve problems.

The puzzles in Les Problèmes Logiques et Latéraux take French cross-curricular! The puzzles are arranged into the main topics that are taught to children aged 11 to 16 to make it easy to find a puzzle which fits a lesson objective. Whether it is finding out which reindeer is pulling which coloured sleigh, which monkey has eaten which fruit, who won the cycle race or completing sudoku games your students will become expert in French problem-solving.

The puzzles have been extensively trialled in the classroom, and we’ve found that they work well when used as starters, in plenaries and as a homework task. Pupils find the puzzles engaging, challenging and most importantly fun, especially when they are set as a class competition.

This book is a not only a useful resource for practitioners of French, but also for cover teachers, because the easy to use answer section gives the teacher immediate access to the answers.

Love puzzles? Love French? This book is also an ideal book of entertainment for puzzle lovers who can read French, whether sat at home, travelling or on holiday. Why not try it this summer on your holidays? To tempt you, a free puzzle from the book can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Les Problèmes Logiques et Latéraux is published by Brilliant Publications Ltd. To find out more, click this link: Les Problèmes Logiques et Latérau

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Halloween quiz

Have fun finding the answers for our halloween questions. They may not be what you expect.

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Spanish Towns and Cities interactive quiz

Our quiz for May is about Spanish towns and cities. You can cover geography, cultural comparisons and also introduce some Spanish vocabulary – very versatile!

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French food quiz answers

Time to feel hungry again as you check out the answers to our quiz on French food!

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French Cognates Quiz: Vrai et faux amis

I have a real treat for you today. This latest quiz has been submitted to us by one of our blog/twitter followers. Rather than make you all wait to try it I thought I’d spoil you with a mid-month challenge.

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April’s quiz is about French food

We have chosen the more specific topic of French food for April’s quiz in the hope that it will be more useful for you. Comments, as always, gratefully received.

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Answers to March’s Quiz about Cubism

We hope you enjoyed finding out the answers to our art quiz on Cubism. We thought you might like to check what you have with our quizmaster.

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