I know that I have posted this before but with Christmas fast approaching I have dug out this resource to update it a bit. It is the Christmas video of the Madagascar Penguins with linked resources. The PowerPoint is used to summarise the story after the students have seen the film. Even though some of the words are tricky for younger students they can hopefully work out the overall meaning given the context. This is followed by a gap fill exercise to test comprehension of some key words.
You can find the film on YouTube (see below), although there are no subtitles and the quality is not great or you can buy the DVD from amazon.es – a much better option!
POWERPOINT: Los Pingüinos de Madagascar NAVIDAD WORKSHEET: los pinguinos WITH GAPS los pinguinos
The resources attached to this post are linked to teaching the time in Spanish to beginners. In slides 22 + 59 there are links to some great websites where you can get some interactive practice taking place. In the PowerPoint I have also taken a look at the teaching of the 24 hour clock and I have also added in some cultural elements such as Nochevieja in Madrid. On slides 67-78 students come to the board + write on the times on the clock face of the Reloj de la Puerta del Sol (Interactive Whiteboard required). There is also reference made to Spanish TV stations in order to add some practice of the 24 hour clock.
POWERPOINT: LA HORA WORKSHEETS: CLOCK FACES WORKSHEET TIME CROSSWORD Time GRADED WORKSHEET Veo Homeland en la Cuatro
[You can get a free worksheet on time from the Mary Glasgow website if you click HERE]
Attached are some A level resources linked to the topic of technology and ebooks in particular. I’ve put together a reading comprehension on the advantages of this technology following a video presenting how a Kindle works.
POWERPOINT: LIBROS ELECTRONICOS WORKSHEET: El libro electrónico cala más entre los treintañeros
Just posting a worksheet on the topic of reality TV that may be useful. The article is from the free newspaper 20 minutos. I try to keep an eye on what is in the news in Spain and flick through 20 minutos regularly. The articles tend to be short and good for A level teaching. You can also download the newspaper for free on PDF and copy relevant articles for worksheets, etc.
WORKSHEET: READING El formato televisivo deja el sensacionalismo puro y duro
Learning vocabulary at A level can seem an endless. The lists are not always as coherent as at GCSE and can cover language which the students sometimes find random. When setting learning homeworks I do sometimes prefer to do this with a reading comprehension in mind and rather than test them from 1-10 on the list they have learnt, I give them a reading task in which all of the learnt vocabulary appears. I like doing this with past paper tasks. Attached is an example relating to the topic of youth interests and music. The text discusses the phenomenon of talents shows such as the X Factor. If they have learnt the vocabulary well, they should find the reading task straight forward thus illustrating the point I keep on trying to drive home that vocabulary learning is essential to success in the Unit 1 paper at AS Spanish i.e. listening and reading.
The reading task is adapted from a article that appear in the Ecuadorian newspaper El Telégrafo.
WORKSHEET: READING Talentos cazatalentos VOCABULARIO[the list the students learn for homework] READING Talentos cazatalentos [the reading task students do to test they have learnt the vocabulary]
It’s a classic using the San Fermín song to introduce the months in Spanish and the PowerPoint attached uses this along with a video of a recent encierro in order to illustrate the most famous aspect of this event. I also show a video where students see a mixture of other Spanish festivals in order to give further practice to the months of the year and to illustrate how festivals take place throughout the year in Spain. The overall aim of this lesson is to ask students for the date of their birthday but I will be extending this into a longer conversation including all other questions such as ¿Cómo te llamas?, ¿Cuántos años tienes? etc. that we have covered in earlier lessons.
(Slides 3+4 came from a resource I found online although I cannot remember who made them. Apologies to whoever made them for not giving credit.)
POWERPOINT: Los meses del año WORKSHEET: months WORDSEARCH
With El Día de los Muertos coming up soon I’m posting two worksheets I’ve made for KS3. The second version is slightly more difficult than the first. Hope they might be of use to someone.
WORKSHEETS: El Día de los Muertos VERSION 1 El Día de los Muertos VERSION 2