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AQA Spanish common questions and answer starters

AQA Spanish common questions and answer starters

All of the most common questions at GCSE categorised into 5 groups to make students realise that you can usually use the same (or similar) answer for each question within each category. In bold are sample starters to answers for each question to avoid students repeating the question back or using the wrong verb conjugation in their answer.
emmaandram
AQA GCSE Spanish - Writing (Foundation) answer strategy

AQA GCSE Spanish - Writing (Foundation) answer strategy

These are the templates that I prepared for my higher year 8 Spanish students and early KS4 in relation to answering Writing Foundation Questions 1-4. They include different games and tasks to revise verbs conjugations and vocabulary to answer the questions. I also included the templates for some games and activities. These templates are totally amendable and adaptable to use with different topics and so far worked for my students. Please let me know how it goes!
madsheep_123
AQA GCSE Spanish - Writing (Foundation) answer strategy - Questions 2 and 4 / Higher Question 1

AQA GCSE Spanish - Writing (Foundation) answer strategy - Questions 2 and 4 / Higher Question 1

This is a template that I prepared for my higher year 8 Spanish students and early KS4 in relation to answering a Writing Foundation Questions 2 and 4 // Higher Tier Question 1. The topic of this example is celebrations / festivals. Students begin by translating the short text into English and coaching each other if stuck at the same time assessing each other’s work. Then they revise some grammar by playing tarsia game (see template in the end of the presentation). Consequently they get on with reading the question and what is required from them and discussing the what they could include in their answer (both content and grammar structures). Then they make a break and play a dice game (can be prepared prior to the lesson or during the same - see template in the end of the presentation) and a learning grid to revise verb tenses. They then get back to the task and work in pairs to plan their answers. Finally they complete the task individually, discuss the success criteria and the marking scheme with the teacher and peer / self assess their work. Please let me know if there are any problems / ideas!
madsheep_123
AQA GCSE Spanish -  Writing (Foundation) answer strategy - Question 1

AQA GCSE Spanish - Writing (Foundation) answer strategy - Question 1

This is a template that I prepared for my higher year 8 Spanish students and early KS4 in relation to answering a Writing Foundation Question 1 (photo card). Please note that this is a template and can be reused for different topics. This one is related to the topic of carnivals and celebrations. It starts with a Quizlet slide to revise (whilst being engaged!) some vocabulary prior to looking at the task. There are various Quizlet word lists available so you can just change the QR code and link if another list of words is needed. Then Students together with the teacher discuss the strategies and look at the success criteria and marking scheme. Then they play few verb conjugation games to revise some useful verbs that they can use to describe the photo card later on in the lesson. Consequently they jot their thoughts on a different photo card (working in pairs / groups) and play a catchphrase game to get more ideas on the topic. Then they work in pairs to prepare a response to another (but similar!) photo card. Finally they do it individually and self/peer -assess their work. Please let me know if there are any problems / ideas!
madsheep_123
KS3/4 Spanish - 40 Common Verbs (Memory Tag Posters / Slides)

KS3/4 Spanish - 40 Common Verbs (Memory Tag Posters / Slides)

PowerPoint slides with memory tags (rhymes, visualisations and ways to remember) for 40 common verbs. All slides follow a format and contain images to support students’ word-association. Ideal for: Classroom displays Slides in lessons Slides could also be adapted into a guessing game in which students see the image/memory tag and need to guess the corresponding verb.
tcnewman
Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Bundle

Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Bundle

Bundle including two full lessons (either both can be used as revision, but one lesson can also be used as an introduction to the text too), and a pack of activities/games on the text. See the individual resources for detail. Suitable for any exam board.
SophieNimmo
Las Bicicletas son para el Verano

Las Bicicletas son para el Verano

Revision/In class activities on Las Bicicletas son para el Verano - for students studying it as A level text. The activities include: a list of key events in the play jumbled up that need to be cut out and put in the correct order with discussion opportunities. a copy of cuadro XIII and a specially created mindmap for students to fill in on the significance of various parts of the scene various translation exercises, so students improve their translation accuracy and can become the examiner. Suitable for any exam board studying this text.
SophieNimmo
Spanish A level Translation Workbook

Spanish A level Translation Workbook

A workbook (with an answerbook included as a separate document) for A level students doing Spanish and needing translation practice. There are exercises on each theme from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. The themes include: family structures, modern values, friendships, relationships youth trends, personality and identity educational and employment opportunities regional culture and identity in Spain and Spanish speaking countries media, art, film and music in the Spanish speaking world migration and integration cultural identity and marginalisation cultural enrichment and celebrating difference el franquismo post civil-war Spain, historical and political repercussions coming to terms with the past Suitable for any exam board
SophieNimmo
Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Lesson

Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Lesson

A lesson with 5 resources included aimed at students doing the AS/A level AQA Spanish paper 2 - Introduction/Revision Includes a presentation which can be used to first introduce the text, or to revise it. The PPT includes: information on the author/context and his intentions when writing the play main themes structure of the play techniques/effects used importance of language used historical context (timelines) comments on idioms used and their historical significance historical notes character summaries an introduction to the text worksheet further literary reading The worksheets/activities included are: read/annotate and highlight the sheet entitled ‘personajes’ and answer questions listed on them ‘una introduccion’ sheet includes translation, timeline and comprehension questions comprehension on the literary criticism sheet provided a sheet of questions for students to answer in exam style
SophieNimmo
GCSE Spanish revision: Reading and Writing exam

GCSE Spanish revision: Reading and Writing exam

GCSE Spanish revision booklet which contains literature texts, translations from English-Spanish or Spanish-English and essay planning for the writing exam. The writing exam planning is something I have used with my classes and allows for them to think about key words and phrases that will help them answer each bullet point.
benjamincurrier
Decision making and survival games for Spanish class (communicative)

Decision making and survival games for Spanish class (communicative)

Do you want your students to be active in speaking and enjoy at the same time? Then this is the right resource for you. This resource is 13 pages long and includes 5 different communicative- based activities for Spanish students. All activities are related to different survival situations in which students will have to debate on and reach an agreement. Instructions are included. This resource is intended for intermediate up to advanced students of Spanish (B1-C1 according to the CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). This pack includes: A warm-up activity for students to prepare for the final debate A message in a bottle template to use as a final writing activity Three group debate activities to choose from: Abandoned in a desert island (which items will you need to survive?) NASA survival challenge (which 15 objects are the most necessary to survive on the moon?) Nuclear holocaust survival challenge (who should survive?) Please, leave a comment after downloading! Thank you! Visit my TES shop, SPANISH MIX & MATCH, for tons of great Spanish resources. Sales are awaiting you every week!
VTarantino
8 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES TO PRACTICE SUMMER VOCABULARY IN SPANISH (PRIMARY)

8 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES TO PRACTICE SUMMER VOCABULARY IN SPANISH (PRIMARY)

This resource is 23 pages long and includes 8 activities and games to learn summer vocabulary in Spanish. The activities included in this pack are intended for primary students of Spanish aged 8-12. It can also be used for support, extension or homeschooling, ideally when close to summer holidays. The pack includes: 1 matching activity 1 list of vocabulary for children to complete in their own language 1 bingo 2 word search puzzles 1 dobble or spot-it game with 31 cards ready to cut out and laminate 2 I Spy templates 1 list of things to do during summer holidays + writing template 1 template to write a crazy summer story Please, leave a comment after downloading! Thank you! Visit my TES shop, SPANISH MIX & MATCH, for tons of great Spanish resources. Sales are awaiting you every week!
VTarantino
What? When? Where? - Design your own poster - creative writing exercise

What? When? Where? - Design your own poster - creative writing exercise

Make a poster for a fictional event. When? Where? What? Pupils to think what important information is needed in the poster to advertise the event. Included worksheet and original image from the book. Suggested idea; Image taken from my book, ‘Escape from Paradise’ in which this poster was used to advertise the local Fiesta and a giant paella dish as the feature of the party, pupils may wish to use this theme and redesign the poster from the book, page 58. You may wish to use the whole chapter and pull comprehension questions from it, also note the Spanish words in the original poster. This exercises may also be used as an activity in Spanish lessons. More information on this book can be found at www.bethshepherd.com Thanks Beth
bethshepherd2
Festivals and Celebrations bundle (to be updated)

Festivals and Celebrations bundle (to be updated)

This bundle includes a collection of several lessons created for few international celebrations such as Christmas and Easter as well as some traditional Spanish Festivals (e.g. La Tomatina). I have tried to use some videos and games to make it more engaging whilst still providing students with some grammar / AQA GCSE exam practice.
madsheep_123
GCSE Spanish Revision Blockbusters

GCSE Spanish Revision Blockbusters

A resource made for a revision day, which could be used in a number of ways. Primarily the idea is to play Blockbusters, once laminated and stuck to a whiteboard. You could use them to categorise, or any number of different activities. I’ve used capital letters for phrases and lower case where I have taken out the vowels. Slide 1 is a vocabulary sheet they could look at for a minute to memorise before you start.
mgerencser
El comercio justo

El comercio justo

Viva 3 Modulo 4 Unidad 1 - Talking about fair trade and expressing your point of view using Viva 3 Red book pages 80-81 with Y9
mflteacher972
Que hay en tu instituto

Que hay en tu instituto

Lesson (but enough material for two lessons) to introduce and reinforce the vocabulary to describe your school with Y7 using “HAY un/una/unos/unas…”. Good companion to Viva 1 pages 58 and 59
mflteacher972
Famous Latinos Communicative Activity

Famous Latinos Communicative Activity

Students are given the identity of a famous Latino. Their goal is to talk to other students to figure out what their name is (¿Cómo te llamas?), how old they are (¿Cuántos años tienes?), where they are from (¿De dónde eres?), and what they are famous for (¿Porque eres famoso?). Students then respond to these questions according the the famous latino they are assigned, and copy down the responses of their peers. Can be easily extended where students go home and write down more information about the person they were assigned, create an instagram page for the person they received, etc. Heavy focus on communication on basic spanish questions, and writing in the third person - mixed with culture.
stephaniehmetzger
Árboles de Otoño - Ficha Técnica de Facebook

Árboles de Otoño - Ficha Técnica de Facebook

Estas fichas técnicas de facebook son perfectas para registrar los datos más relevantes de los árboles más coloridos del otoño y para identificar y conocer las características de estas maravillosas plantas. Cuando lo niños conocen los árboles, entienden el valor y la importancia que estos representan para su vida y para la naturaleza en general. Cada ficha técnica incluye información de un tipo de árbol, en ellas encontrarás: tamaño, forma, años que puede alcanzar a tener cada árbol, utilidad, flor, fruto, forma de reproducción, tipos de árboles, y espacios para dibujar o pegar una pequeña muestra de una hoja de uno de estos árboles, ya sea del verano o del otoño y así ser contrastadas. Este recurso contiene 11 fichas técnicas en formato facebook una está vacía para ser utilizada con otro tipo de plantas o árboles y las otras 10 son de los arboles top ten del otoño: Olmo Arce Roble Sasafrás Álamo Fresno Cedro Sauce Abedul Cersis Este producto fue creado con el fin de motivar a profesores y estudiantes a conocer más a fondo esos fantásticos amigos que son los árboles, con esta página de facebook es muy facil. Disfruta mucho del otoño y de sus maravillosos paisajes que nos regalan los árboles cada año. :)
ClassPlus
El Domingo de Pascua (SMSC - Cultural) Spanish (AQA) KS3/ KS4 lesson

El Domingo de Pascua (SMSC - Cultural) Spanish (AQA) KS3/ KS4 lesson

This is an Easter lesson that I created for my higher KS3/KS4 Spanish students. The idea is to have some fun and to do some writing as well! The lesson starts with a friendly - easy starter, lesson plan and pronunciation slide to learn how to pronounce some Easter related words. Then we move on to a quizlet task to learn / revise some Easter vocabulary and Rally Coach activity to check whether we remember the words (translation practice). I have then included a conjugation activity with some verbs (you need some dices!) followed by a competitive translation activity (make sure you have similar ability students working together). The students then use a trap door structure (table) to speak about their Easter day and then I tell them about my Easter day in a similar manner as suggested by previous activity. I first use pictures only and then show them the model answer and the grammar success criteria. After they write down their responses we move on to playing quizlet live and Hangman. Enjoy!
madsheep_123
Feliz Día del Padre -Tarjetas y Cupones VIP

Feliz Día del Padre -Tarjetas y Cupones VIP

Esta tarjeta es perfecta para sorprender a los papás en su día con un detalle divertido y adorable. Si quieres que se sientan orgullosos y sobretodo aún más importantes para sus hijos, sólo tienes que descargarla para ellos. Este recurso hace que todos esos maravillosos papás sonrían por un momento y hasta suelten una lágrima, también los hace entender porqué son tan especiales y lo mucho que sus hijos los aman. Motiva a los estudiantes a pensar en todas aquellas cosas que han aprendido y recibido de sus papás. No te imaginas los mensajes tan maravillosas que lograrás escuchar y leer de tus estudiantes y te aseguro que no dejarás de recibir lindos mensajes de los padres al día siguiente. Esta es una tarjeta especial para usar año tras año, la puedes utilizar en varios niveles y también como complemento del regalo preparado para este día. Incluye versiones para el padre, tío, abuelito y una con espacio en blanco, para completar libremente, en el caso de los estudiantes que le quieran celebrar a otra persona, ya sea a su padrino, amigo, primo etc. Todo el recurso está a color. La tarjeta y los cupones se descargan e imprimen en segundos! Feliz Día a todos esos maravillosos Papás!
ClassPlus
la investigación de un crimen-preterite V imperfect

la investigación de un crimen-preterite V imperfect

This is not quite finished so if I develop it further I will add. My Y9s are really getting in to it and they absolutely love the crime scene investigation. I haven’t added a crime scene document because you will have to create that yourself depending on how much time and effort you want to put in but I have explained what I do in the ppt notes. It says things like -they found fingerprints on a bottle of wine left on the table-there was a …under the bed-and in fact it isn’t under the bed it is somewhere else in the room- for things like the bed- I place photos in the room-I then have a glass with lipstick on it-I have a fingerprint kit-costs £4-I have crime scene tape, and chalk-again cheap- toy murder weapon-or in this case some fake pearls from charity shop. So you see you can set it up as you like and use whatever props you like. In previous years I have got them to act out the inspector interviewing them-so where were you at, what were you doing when, what did you do between…and, What is missing is who actually killed Luisa- I always have an idea but the best activity is when the students decide and you write the ending together. In my version Carmen was the intended victim even though she is pregnant and the murderer was Felipe- he found out that she was pregnant with someone else’s child and acted out of jealousy-he also didn’t want his plans to marry Luisa to be ruined by Carmen lying to her husband and telling him that the baby is Felipe’s, something she told Felipe she would do if he didn’t help her get away from Don Navarro. Hope someone out there wants to have a go and like I say it is ripe for adaptation.
imogenshaw
GCSE Spanish Booklet - 1 Desconectate (Found)

GCSE Spanish Booklet - 1 Desconectate (Found)

A 23 pages booklet where I have covered all the vocabulary divided in the 5 parts of the topic n1 Desconectate Foundation (Viva books). You will find as well original exam questions for Writing (3 tasks), Speaking (3 tasks) and Reading (2 tasks). And at the end you will be able to find the progress descriptors and an excelent Writing helpsheet covering opinions, reasons, time phrases, conectives and tenses. Very helpful for revision from y9 to y11! Mr Garcia :)
jogarcia3789
KS3/4 - Writing Exam Training SOS for Struggling Students (for GCSE - Edexcel/AQA)

KS3/4 - Writing Exam Training SOS for Struggling Students (for GCSE - Edexcel/AQA)

N.B. This lesson is designed to work in preparation for/immediately after a mock Spanish Writing Exam, with particular reference to open-response style questions. The question created for the lesson relates to the Edexcel exam board, but this lesson can be equally used in preparation for composing open-responses for the AQA exam board. It should be noted that as this lesson focuses on developing lower-ability students’ capacity to write, as well as building up their self-esteem, word limit have been intentionally left out. Lesson includes step-by-step activities to get students accustomed and prepared for different parts of the exam, including understanding the instructions, working out which tenses to use, learning formula to use in the exam etc. Slides include tips and advice for students as well as teachers. Differentiation provided in slides, including support for lower ability and extension tasks. Open-response writing is a component of both the Foundation and Higher tier papers. This can easily be used with upper KS3 or KS4. Lesson is up-to-date and corresponds to the new Grades 9-1 GCSE. Lesson provides a ‘Writing Support Sheet’ for students to use as a resource in their book. This will help them use key verbal phrases in past, present and future tenses, which helps them gain higher marks for linguistic accuracy as per the GCSE mark schemes (if students do not successfully reference past, present and future, they are restricted to 2 marks). All printable resources are included as hidden slides in the lesson PowerPoint. The exam questions relate to the topics of free time and sport. Please note than SAMs (Sample Assessment Materials) and general handbooks which provide relevant mark schemes for Edexcel and AQA are available free-of-charge on their Websites.
tcnewman
IGCSE Spanish: Connectigram,  Structure Strip and Essay analysis. School Topic

IGCSE Spanish: Connectigram, Structure Strip and Essay analysis. School Topic

These are 3 handouts for a writing practice lesson. a) Pre-writing activity: Connectigram about school to elicit vocabulary for the main writing activity. b) Writing activity: The structure strip is to support students organising their ideas to writabout school. c) Post-writing activity: The Essay Analysis handout can be used for self-assessment after students have written the long essay, each student does this activity based on their own writing and analyse the different language features that they’ve included.
melody05
Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Revision Lesson

Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Revision Lesson

Resource best suited to A level students that are studying the text - it’s one used by the AQA exam board for paper 2 Written in full Spanish but the footnotes on the presentation give translations of more difficult words mentioned in each individual slide. Can be used as an introductory lesson or, better as a revision lesson. Includes in-depth information on social/historical context Discusses main themes and sub-themes. Explores the structure of the book. Gives an in-depth analysis on the characteristics of all the characters in the play. Summarises each act/scene. Discusses literary methods, like for example the use of space.
SophieNimmo
Spanish Idiomatic expressions (Expresiones idiomáticas)

Spanish Idiomatic expressions (Expresiones idiomáticas)

A very detailed and authentic Idiomatic expressions presentation for your students to impress the examiners! It has been elaborated by two native speakers. This presentation has a total of 50 slides and 37 idiomatic expressions. Each of the expressions come with explanatory picture (some memes included) and are used in context with examples based on the new A level specification (most of them using subjunctive tense). Topics such as: crisis económica, fiestas, jóvenes, el Gobierno, igualdad, desahucios… The presentation includes also activities for your students to practise, memorise and learn how to use them. Reading and translation tasks are included.
Valle
Language World 2018 Session Resources

Language World 2018 Session Resources

Here are the resources from my Languages World 2018 workshop “Equipping Pupils to be Creative” including a French version of the “Going to the Beach” Keep Talking sheet.
veverett
Spanish Adjectives for Beginners + Game!!! Fillable or printable PDFs and images!

Spanish Adjectives for Beginners + Game!!! Fillable or printable PDFs and images!

Simple worksheet for beginner Spanish learners, great for working in class or online.<br /> <br /> Included:<br /> 1 pdf file (A4) for printing or filling in digitally (just click on the lines to type in)<br /> <br /> 1 pdf/jpg file which includes pictures of people, with Spanish names, for students to practise describing how they look. I’ve used this as a “¿Quién es quién?” game, having my students choose and describe a person for me/other students to guess, etc. (You can also re-use it as you teach more adjectives!)<br /> <br /> If there are any mistakes -I’m human :)- please contact me and I’ll be happy to help.<br /> If you enjoy one of my resources, I’d really appreciate it if you left a review :)
planwitheve
GCSE Spanish Theme 2: Travel & Tourism - Writing activities

GCSE Spanish Theme 2: Travel & Tourism - Writing activities

3 Worksheets covering past, present and future holiday preferences. Each worksheet guides the student, through structured activities, to the end goal of been able to produce an extended answer on the topic of las vacaciones. In addition I have added a knowledge organiser to provide the student with some key structures and phrases.
MySpanishTutor
GCSE Spanish TV and Opinions with Tenses

GCSE Spanish TV and Opinions with Tenses

Aimed at both Higher and Foundation students to help them give detailed reasons as to why they like or dislike certain types of tv programmes. Includes translations, games with timers, tonnes of vocab and great opinion structures.
mrsmyers
KS3/4 Spanish & French - Writing an Open-Response for GSCE (Edexcel & AQA) DUO PACK

KS3/4 Spanish & French - Writing an Open-Response for GSCE (Edexcel & AQA) DUO PACK

**French and Spanish lessons are also available for purchase separately by the same author. ** N.B. This lesson is designed to work in preparation for the GCSE Spanish Writing Exam, with particular reference to the open-response style question (80-90 words). The questions created for the lessons relate to the Edexcel exam board, but this lesson can be equally used in preparation for composing open-responses for the AQA exam board. DUO PACK includes full lessons with resources for both French and Spanish. Spanish version: (3 files) Lesson includes step-by-step activities to get students accustomed and prepared for all parts of the exam, including understanding the instructions, looking for context, working out which tenses to use, learning formula to use in the exam. Slides include tips and advice for students as well as teachers. Differentiation provided in slides, including support for lower ability and extension tasks. Open-response writing is a component of both the Foundation and Higher tier papers. Lesson is up-to-date and corresponds to the new Grades 9-1 GCSE. PowerPoint contains a model response for students to analyse and potentially use a template for their own writing practice. Handout for students is provided. Document containing GCSE exam-style questions is provided for teachers to edit if desired. The exam questions relate to the topics of food/drink and TV/film. French version (3 files) Lesson includes step-by-step activities to get students accustomed and prepared for all parts of the exam, including understanding the instructions, looking for context, working out which tenses to use, learning formula to use in the exam. Slides include tips and advice for students as well as teachers. Differentiation provided in slides, including support for lower ability and extension tasks. Open-response writing is a component of both the Foundation and Higher tier papers. Lesson is up-to-date and corresponds to the new Grades 9-1 GCSE. PowerPoint contains a model response for students to analyse and improve, by for example, adding time indicators, extended sentences and a greater variety of adjectives and verbs etc. Handout for students is provided. Document containing GCSE exam-style questions is provided for teachers to edit if desired. The exam questions relate to the topics of sports/holidays.
tcnewman
GCSE Spanish Music and Opinions

GCSE Spanish Music and Opinions

Help with talking about music in depth and using detailed reasoning. Includes 3 tenses and plenty of support to get students speaking in depth about their musical tastes. Aimed at GCSE students enetered for either tier.
mrsmyers
IGCSE Spanish tenses revision and long essay analysis

IGCSE Spanish tenses revision and long essay analysis

There are different ways to use this handout. It could be used for self-assessment. After my IGCSE students have written a long essay, each student does this activity based on their own writing and analyse the different language features that they’ve included.
melody05
Adaptable Smarter Marking MFL GCSE Writing Feedback Templates - AQA F & H Tier

Adaptable Smarter Marking MFL GCSE Writing Feedback Templates - AQA F & H Tier

**Editable MFL GCSE Writing marking templates for all 9-1 languages **designed to make feedback on extend ed writing questions faster, more effective and make students busier with reduced teacher input. Designed for AQA crossover question (Q4 Foundation, Q1 Higher paper) and Higher paper Q2 but adaptable to any board. Suitable as is for all reformed AQA GCSEs i.e. French, Spanish and German Recommended to print 2-up. For best results, remove the target and attainment grade :) Feedback, adapt and share back here or on Twitter Hope this saves you all some time!
HFLanguages