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Hermanos Gemelos Lectura - Fun Spanish Reading with Stem-Change / Shoe Verbs

Hermanos Gemelos Lectura - Fun Spanish Reading with Stem-Change / Shoe Verbs

This 2-page file includes: -A fun reading about two 12 year-old twin boys who to get up to lots of mischief! The reading includes over 10 examples of stem-change/ shoe verbs that are underlined for students to see in context. The reading also contains a glossary of new vocabulary. -A worksheet with six reading comprehension questions and a short writing assignment where students are to write about what the twins are doing tomorrow using the new verbs! Includes the following stem-change verbs: jugar, preferir, querer, soler, cerrar, dormir, jugar, doler, entender, poder

By ninatutor

El día típico de mi madre Lectura - Reflexive Verbs Reading - Reflexivos

El día típico de mi madre Lectura - Reflexive Verbs Reading - Reflexivos

In this reading, a student is describing their mother's busy day as a doctor. Here students can see how to use reflexive verbs in the third person. The reading is followed by 6 comprehension questions. Activity idea: At home, students can interview one of their parents and complete a homework assignment of their daily routine to hand in for homework or for conversation practice in class. Verbs included: levantarse vestirse maquillarse ducharse quedarse acostarse

By ninatutor

Trapdoor template

Trapdoor template

This activity can be done in pairs or as a class. As a class, one pupil leaves the room while everyone else decides what the correct sequence should be. The pupil re-enters the room and tries to guess the sequence. If incorrect, they have to start again. It's better as a pairwork activity. One pupil decides which options they want to use in the complete paragraph. The other reads through the paragraph, guessing the options as they go. If incorrect, they must start again. Cue lots of laughter!

By TheMFLTeacher

Translation pairwork template

Translation pairwork template

Pupils work in pairs. Give them a text to translate on the sheet individually to start with, then they swap for their partner to check (in their opinion). Their partner puts a mark in the box (my pupils like drawing sad faces for some reason!) for each error they think their partner has made. Encourages discussion.

By TheMFLTeacher

Translation aid

Translation aid

I use this to do 'walk-throughs' with classes, especially GCSE. Show them the first section to translate, discuss and then show them how you translated it. Feedback from my classes has been great for this. They have found it very useful. It's almost like doing 'workings out' in maths.

By TheMFLTeacher

Tarsia puzzle template

Tarsia puzzle template

Type in a word/phrase it the TL on one line and then the equivalent in English opposite it (as in the example). Do this within each inner section and then cut it up into cards. Pupils must then form a triangle with the cards by matching the TL to the English. Instructions are in the notes section of the PPT. It's worth Googling 'Tarsia puzzles'!

By TheMFLTeacher

Speaking Trivial Pursuit template

Speaking Trivial Pursuit template

Good for revision for speaking exams. Pupils can do this in pairs. In advance, choose the topics or sub-topics. Their partner decides if their answer is good enough. If so, they colour in the segment in the relevant colour. If not, they discuss why and may try again. This is just one of many possible activities.

By TheMFLTeacher

Sentence Race - template

Sentence Race - template

Groups of 3 or 4. Choose a pupil at random to choose a number. Click on the number (on your computer) to reveal a word. All pupils have 30 seconds to write a sentence using that word. The most impressive (and correct) sentence wins a point for their team.

By TheMFLTeacher

Sentence Builder - template

Sentence Builder - template

Students choose a number and have to make a sentence with the word shown. Depending upon ability, they could make new sentences with the following words chosen, or they could try to make a story with the following words.

By TheMFLTeacher

Sentence Auction - template

Sentence Auction - template

You must buy sentences at every shop. Each sentence costs 1€. Each sentence is worth a different amount of winnings. Draw your Euros into your winning column. If you run out of Euros in your bank, you can use your winnings to buy sentences. The winners have the most Euros. Full instructions in the notes section of the PPT.

By TheMFLTeacher