Los acentos y los gentilicios

The work here is based on the accents of the Spanish-speaking world but was a good context for dealing with “gentilicios” and involved some work on the subjunctive. Behind all of this work is the “journey” I have mentioned in earlier posts that I am making across the Spanish-speaking world with my A level students. At the end of this particular presentation we will end up in Argentina.

On the 1st slide I just reminded the students that Spain is made up of 17 regions / autonomies + then  introduced them to “gentilicios“. On the 2nd slide if you click on the picture it takes you to a Junta de Andalucía website which presents this element of language nicely. I then tested this using the 3rd slide and asked them to list the accents mentioned in the video on the 4th slide. This video is an editted version of one on YouTube from the TV prgramme El Intermedio on La Sexta. The next slide is not mine and I cannot recall where it came from but it is amazingly good! When you click on the relevant icons you get to hear the toungue twisters in different accents. We then look at the “gentilicios” for the Spanish-speaking countries of the world + do a listening exercise focusing on the differences in meaning that occur with some words across the different countries. The audio is from Radio Nacional de España’s programme called ‘No es un día cualquiera’. The podcasts can be useful for A level teaching when broken down. The link to the full podcast is http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/no-es-un-dia-cualquiera/no-dia-cualquiera-verraco/1281100 . Next the students work out from the picture that the musical / film Mamma Mía has been made in many langauges + we focus on the accent used by ABBA when they recorded an album in Spanish. My overall aim here is to identify what the Argentinian accent sounds like. We then do a but of work on the aspect of the subjunctive that comnes up in the lyrics of the song before launching into a deeper look at Argentina.

The videos are embedded into the PowerPoint but you will need to be connected to the internet for them to work. The audio is also embedded. You just click on the icons to for them to play.

PRESENTATIONlos acentos del español   WORKSHEETSEl mapa del español VERRACO  Chiquitita ARGENTINIAN ACCENT with blanks  Chiquitita ARGENTINIAN ACCENT answers  Expressions that are ALWAYS followed by the subjunctive

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