La canción del verano

canción-del-verano-2014As the summer holiday draws to a close, I’m posting a resource about “la canción del verano“. I will be teaching this as a little diversion when covering the A level research essay. We will be studying the film ¡Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura and when looking at the song Mi Jaca we will take a bit of time to reflect on the popularity of this piece of music through time. We will listen to the Chaval de la Peca version and then look at “la canción del verano” in more general terms. I have attached the whole PowerPoint but you may prefer to cut out the Mi Jaca bits if you prefer.

POWERPOINT: La canción del verano     WORKSHEET: La canción del verano

♫♫♫ Soy feliz ♫♫♫

FELIZIn a few weeks the AS Spanish group will return following their exams. In one of the first lessons back I am going to work on the topic of well-being. The attached resources focus on a report in which the happiest countries in the world are revealed and I am also looking into what constitutes happiness. I move on to discuss whether happiness promotes productivity at work and then whether rumours and gossip in the workplace have the opposite effect. I have added in some exercises on the verb COSTAR as well as revision of key “gentilicios”. In slide 23 I draw attention to the use of the subjunctive, but this can be deleted if not appropriate. Predictably all of this starts with Pharrell Williams to get everyone in a happy, productive mood!

POWERPOINT: LA FELICIDAD   WORKSHEETS: El nuevo mapa de la felicidad AQA PAST PAPER QUESTION Los rumores envenenan el funcionamiento de las empresas READING la felicidad READING Los rumores envenenan el funcionamiento de las empresas READING reir no cuesta trabajo

PS. If you like fancy fonts you may want to check out this link – I used the font in this link for headings in the “La Felicidad” PowerPoint and on some of the worksheets.


El fútbol femenino

futbol femeninoWith the exam period upon us and the World Cup around the corner, I thought I would put something together for a revision lesson on women’s football. The video in the 2nd slide is just for a bit of background and I don’t intend to spend time on it. Following the reading task I will ask the group to come up with some suggestions as to how women’s football can be promoted further.

POWERPOINT: El fútbol femenino    WORKSHEET: READING El fútbol femenino

Michelito – el torero más joven de México

Picture1Attached are resources I am soon to use to teach the topic of daily routine to my Year 9 group. I am trying to build the language up gradually to a more complex level where they can use context, gist, the dictionary, etc. to develop a higher level of comprehension. This is all tested through a video comprehension. I have talked about the Sharnbrook school Spanish videos before although I am now having trouble locating them on YouTube. Until I find them I have uploaded the one I have used in these resources. The video comprehension is followed by a reading exercise based on the daily routine of the Mexican child bullfighter Michelito. I have made this up myself making certain assumptions.

POWERPOINTRutina diaria  WORKSHEETS: LA RUTINA DIARIA wordgames sheet Michelito READING Mr Bean ordering cards Reading ENTREVISTAS rutinas diferentes Rutina diaria graded ws (thanks to Steve Ward) Rutina diaria QUESTIONS Sharnbrook video

Las vacaciones

las vacacionesI am soon to teach the topic of tourism to my AS Spanish group. I am basing my approach on a use of past paper questions so that I can cover the topic and do exam practice at the same time. The attached PowerPoint + resources are a combination of past exam questions on this topic area and resources I have put together myself to support students in accessing the examination questions.

Operacion salida

POWERPOINTVACACIONES  WORKSHEETSREADING las vacaciones y el estrés   READING Los extranjeros eligen España por su oferta de turismo urbano

BBC Learning Zone – Spanish Shorts

bbc_learning_logo_22I have a lower ability Year 9 Spanish set and we are on the topic of freetime. The attached resources are for the introduction and practice of the main verbs needed to talk about what you like to do. The aim is to try and build up towards a level 5 (albeit a low level 5!) where the students make reference to what they would like to do next weekend. There is also some time spent on possessive adjectives.

Hopefully people are familiar with the “Contra el ratón” slides I made a while ago (from slide 46) . The students have mini whiteboards + have to write down the Spanish + show this to me before the mouse gets into the hole.

I have used a video from the BBC Learning Zone. However, as the level is a bit difficult in parts for my group, I have only used sections, as will be apparent from the worksheets. On slides 77 + 80 you just click on the pictures and a hyperlink takes you to the BBC Learning Zone website.

The sheet titled “Reading BRAVO” is not mine. Thanks to whoever originally made this. I have adapted it a bit for my group.


POWERPOINTEn mi tiempo libre FOUNDATION new WORKSHEETS: Reading ENTREVISTAS freetime INFINITIVES + FUTURE REFERENCE READING ocio y las nuevas tecnologías STARTER statistics Vídeo SPANISH SHORTS ENTREVISTAS worksheet SPANISH VERSION Vídeo SPANISH SHORTS JESUS LARA Y JASON worksheet Possessive adjectives Reading BRAVO

El futuro estadio Santiago Bernabeu

El futuro estadio del Real Madrid

This post is an update to a resource I made some time ago (click here). The aim is to present extended texts to students + for them to extract key information. I am using this with a middle ability group.

Firstly I want to point out that the second slide of the PowerPoint is adapted from a Rachel Hawkes resource. It is great for going over some key vocabulary in a more interesting way. Slide 3 is something my group have seen previously and we are just going over it again to recap key words. Slides 4-10 are for building up cultural context. The video about the future design for the Santiago Bernabeu stadium is not meant to me understood in detail. I just want the students to watch it for interest. The visuals and some key phrases I have highlighted tell the story. The video activity on Raul (former Real Madrid player) is based on a BBC Learning Zone video. The video link is shown in slide 11 or you can click on the image to be taken straight to the relevant page. This activity will be challenging for my group and I will probably simplify it a bit for them. The reading activity that follows based on an interview with Juan Mata is heavily based on the video activity reinforcing some of the language covered.