With the Spanish Year 12s I am trying to develop summary skills. We have done a lot of work on synonyms and rewording + most recently this was in relation to eSports and online fraud. The resources I made are attached. I showed just part of the video and paused as I repeated what had been said. After the summary we worked on a gap fill (an exercise type used in the AQA exam) + I wanted to draw their attention to how certain expressions like “Al + infinitive” are often used. This should all make sense when you look at the resources. Hope they are of use + any comments would be welcome. I’m never sure whether people use the resources!
RESOURCES: 1. La influencia de Internet Las ciberamenazas dirigidas a los ‘eSports’ READING full text Las ciberamenazas dirigidas a los ‘eSports’ READING
Just a quick post to share a listening comprehension task I made for my Year 12 Spanish group. We are using Google Classroom, so I was able to share the video with them that way. They found it quite challenging, but at the same time it is good for them to hear authentic Spanish.
WORKSHEET: DEBERES listening ROSALIA
YouTube link here
The attached resources are all linked to developing comprehension skills – GCSE Higher Level reading, in particular. The focus is on raising awareness of the different types of exercise that occur, albeit this can change from year to year although use of inference, distractors, synonyms etc. will always appear whatever the form the task takes. The context here is health and diet although the initial slides can be taken and used for anything esp. as we have moved away from topic based teaching to a more grammar and skills development approach. Hope these are of help + I’m hoping to get back to posting more resources this year which is something I really enjoy – time permitting!
RESOURCES: READING Un vegano VIDEO transcript VEGANISMO Advanced vocabulary COMIDA BEBIDA GCSE HIGHER fill the gaps HIGHER LEVEL READING exam style tasks READING MASTERCHEF READING TL answers GCSE EXAM STYLE
In line with my earlier post on GCSE listening skills for the AQA examination, I am posting examples of question types for the reading exam. Popular questions types are “question and answer” where you need to understand the question being asked as well as the response – these usually take the form of questions based on a questionnaire; Present/Past/Future identification; and gap fill where grammatical awareness as well as vocabulary knowledge are key. In line with the listening exam, students need to be aware of distractors, synonyms, word families and negatives as well as skills such as inference and understanding that the answer may not be a word in the text.
RESOURCE: SKILLS types of READING questions
When working on literary texts I have also been using song lyrics as well as poetry. The benefit of song lyrics is that you will often get an accompanying video which provides a wealth of cultural references. Attached is a worksheet relating to part of the lyrics to Rosalia’s Malamente.
PS. Undivé = Dios / divino
WORKSHEET: Malamente READING LITERARY TEXT Foundation SONG BY ROSALIA
If you follow the AQA GCSE board, the following may be of use. I have put together similar exercises from all of the GCSE higher listening materials we have to date. There are some types of exercise that are repeated e.g. news item comprehension, past/present/future, inference, etc. I have grouped them together and I will be working through them soon with my group. Strategies like looking out for distractors are well known, but inference esp. answering when the words are not provided are more difficult and need some practice. The fact that similar exercise types have appeared in all papers so far is no guarantee that this will happen this summer, but the strategies in coping with distractors, tenses, inference, answering in the target language etc. will still be there.
When using the resources, the transcript part should be hidden. I’m getting the students to fold the paper.
RESOURCES: SKILLS types of listening questions PowerPoint – COMPREHENSION skills LISTENING
The resources attached are from a lesson I taught recently. The topic was “Festivals” and I have been working towards a Higher Level GCSE 150 word writing task where one of the bullet points asks the students to write about a festival they would like to take part in.
There was a listening activity in the PowerPoint which I have deleted as it was based on audio from VIVA. I used the transcript to create an activity where the students heard the audio, but my transcript had replaced many words with synonyms and other verbs taken from the High Level Verbs sheet.
The lesson was taught a few days before the Day of the Dead in Mexico, hence the reference in the PowerPoint.
POWERPOINT: una fiesta en casa HIGHER RESOURCES: SAN FERMIN reading grades 7+SAN FERMIN reading grades 5 6VERBS San Fermin lesson TEST SHEETVERBS San Fermin lesson ANSWERS
The attached documents highlight the core language students need to know in order to function well when producing Spanish independently. I think there is work to be done to adapt some of the attached documents to the requirements of Higher Level GCSE – I made them last year with lower sets in mind. This will be a task for me in the coming weeks.
The attached documents are just ideas. The key thing for me is continually revisiting the language in lessons especially expressions which continually trip up students such as “tampoco”, question words and expressions such as “acabar de”.
RESOURCES: compulsory language SPANISH past paper questions TRANSLATION into Spanish FOUNDATION compulsory language SPANISH answers compulsory language SPANISH blank compulsory language SPANISH connectives worksheet compulsory language SPANISH essential verbs crossword compulsory language SPANISH paritally completed compulsory language SPANISH past paper questions TRANSLATION FOUNDATION compulsory language SPANISH past paper questions TRANSLATION HIGHER