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 music 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.
POWERPOINT: MUSICA DIGITAL WORKSHEET: El disco de vinilo READING
The 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.
POWERPOINT: LA LENGUA ESPAñOLA WORKSHEETS: READING palabra favorita ANIMALES Spanish in the USA READING + PROSE TRANSLATION + OPINIONS TRANSCRIPT VIDEO palabra favorita VOCABULARY
With my mind on preparation for the forthcoming GCSE exams I have made some resources on the topic of social issues with a focus on using various techniques to work out meanings. I am really pushing my Year 11 group (C/D borderline) to get on with revision and to learn vocabulary now that we have more or less finished the controlled assessment side of things. My aim is to get them to see that there are key words that simply have to be learnt and now is the time to do it. Let’s see what happens.
POWERPOINT: PROBLEMAS SOCIALES WORKSHEET: READING Problemas sociales y globales
Just 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.
POWERPOINT: Las madres españolas WORKSHEET: Las frases de las madres READING
The full video can be seen below.
This post is really an update of some resources I posted a while ago. I have a lower ability Year 11 group and we are on the topic of holidays. In getting them to write about what they did on holiday I am encouraging them to give full details e.g. if they say they went to Oxford Street, they have to explain what this is as it may not be obvious to someone who is not from London. In my examples I have focused on Bilbao as it is a place I am very fond of + I think that it helps students to hear about different places.
I have included two PowerPoints as I thought it might be worth sharing the materials which help to build up to this point. I have had to delete quite a few things due to copyright, so the resources are slightly disjointed in places. It’s not amazing stuff, but it may be useful to someone.
POWERPOINTS: Las vacaciones ACTIVITIES FOUNDATION 1 Las vacaciones ACTIVITIES FOUNDATION 2 WORKSHEETS: Barcelona READING CARD ACTIVITY CROSSWORD I did We did FILL THE GAPS SHEET from the PPT slide HOMEWORK translation Ordinal numbers in Spanish Past tense verbs Presente o pasado VERSION WITH SUPPORT Qué tal las vacaciones Reading ENTREVISTAS narration FOUNDATION READING Las vacaciones de los españoles TIME MARKERS crossword
After a bit of a break (focusing on school things like Ofsted!) I’m hopefully back to posting a bit more regularly.
I am posting resources that I am trying to develop to teach physical descriptions to an able Year 10 group. I am still working on the PowerPoint – I am attaching the current version which I will improve over the coming weeks. The main focus of this post is to share the two reading activities. One is based on descriptions of two people who have disappeared (taken from a Chilean website – www.pdichile.cl) and the second is based on an old TV series from Spain, Física o Química. One day I will have to update this to a programme that is more current. If anyone has any ideas, I’d be most grateful.
As this is all language that we have covered at KS3, it is a challenge to move through it all making sure that anyone who has forgotten it all can catch up whilst ensuring that those who feel confident with it all don’t get bored. Well, my attempts so far are attached.
POWERPOINT: PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS KS4 WORKSHEETS: Antes y ahora READING Physical descriptions VOCABULARY SHEET READING Personas extraviadas
As 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.
POWERPOINT: Tatuajes solares WORKSHEET: Los dermatólogos advierten del riesgo del sunburn art