Category Archives: Spanish KS5

Advanced level Spanish

Uniforme escolar

uniforme-cubaAttached are resources linked to the topic area of education and in particular the increased use of uniform in Spanish schools. As usual, you just follow the PowerPoint and the necessary resources are attached below. With the many changes to the A level specifications here in England, this topic is one that exists in the AQA board in year 2 but may not be covered by others.

With so much change in language teaching I have not been updating the blog. The focus has been very much on getting things ready at school for the new GCSE and year 1 of the new A level course. Also I have recently gone back to using an old email address and was embarrassed to see a number of messages from months ago which never got a response. SORRY! Things have been hectic. Hopefully I will now be able to post more resources in line with the new courses as they develop.

I should also add that the video activity comes from a French website I found – http://profe.garrido.perso.neuf.fr/biblioteca/videos/vueltagastos.htm and the text for the reading activities comes from an edition of 20 minutos from last week.

POWERPOINTuniforme-escolar   OTHER RESOURCESreading-vuelta-al-cole-con-mas-uniformes

 

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7 de Julio San Fermín

cartel_sf_2016I’m not going to add much commentary here except to say that the resources below are for an A level Spanish taster lesson which I am doing tomorrow. I wanted to do it on San Fermín given that it is taking place this week + I would be able to show the encierro from the morning. The TVE link is excellent for showing this – http://www.rtve.es/noticias/san-fermin/encierros

I am undoubtedly trying to pack too much in, but I may jump some activities. I’ll have to judge how it’s going.

POWERPOINT: INDUCTION San Fermín WORKSHEETS: AS overview for students 2016-17 SJCR NORMAS PARA CORRER EL ENCIERRO THINKING SKILLS ACTIVITY card activity SAN FERMIN

 

Record Store Day España

With both an eye on preparing for the forthcoming A level exam and preparing materials for the new specification, I have put together some resources on the impact of new technologies. In this case the focus is on digital musrecord-store-day-barcelonaic and the revival / survival of vinyl. The PowerPoint does not contain everything I would do in the lesson – my aim is to draw out a debate and to use the resources to develop the students’ vocabulary and conceptual understanding. The focus here is on music, but I want to draw them into a wider debate about the impact of online commerce. We’ll see how it goes.

RSD (2)POWERPOINT: MUSICA DIGITAL  WORKSHEET:  El disco de vinilo READING

 

 

Se habla español

Se-habla-Español-new-copieThe following resources are linked to a lesson I taught to the A2 group on the reasons for learning a language. This was linked to a past paper discursive essay on the topic. I started by looking at the debate in the USA on the importance of the Spanish language and the debate on bilingualism. This then moves into a more light-hearted look at favourite words and I end up by asking the students for their own favourite word in Spanish.

POWERPOINTLA LENGUA ESPAñOLA WORKSHEETSREADING palabra favorita ANIMALES Spanish in the USA READING + PROSE TRANSLATION + OPINIONS TRANSCRIPT VIDEO palabra favorita VOCABULARY

Distribución_Geográfica_de_la_Lengua_Española

Frases de madres

Ni-mama-ni-mamoJust a quick post to share the work of El Marquees, a YouTuber who has made some great videos. While most posts are going to be way beyond the level of understanding of my students (and me in some cases) there are some gems. I have used his post on “frases de madres” in the attached resources.

POWERPOINTLas madres españolas  WORKSHEET: Las frases de las madres READING

The full video can be seen below.

 

Los tatuajes solares

batman-solarAs the term draws to an end, here is a resource for AS students on sunburn art. This could be part of fashion as a topic, but I’m doing it within health.

Hope it is of use to someone.

POWERPOINTTatuajes solares WORKSHEET: Los dermatólogos advierten del riesgo del sunburn art

Los jóvenes españoles

paro-juvenilAgain a resource for A level Spanish which I have developed in order to revise the topic of youth issues. The focus is mostly on debate in class and translation (as required in the exam).

POWERPOINT:EMANCIPACION JUVENIL   WORKSHEETSPROSE TRANSLATION la natalidad VIDEO la emancipación juvenil en España