GCSE SPANISH: 500 Spanish verbs reference book, alphabetical Spanish-English and English-Spanish - we use this as a year-round reference resource, and my students find it particularly useful for exam revision, whether working in class time or at home.
For UK teachers, these verbs address the specifications for AQA EDUQAS EDEXCEL SQA AND ALL UK SPANISH AGE 16 EXAMINATIONS. Non-UK is roughly intermediate into advanced level.
I actually use these kinds of reference books throughout my language learning programs, not only as we approach exam time - they’re a really valuable and comprehensive reference resource for students, and I also use them for quick vocab quizzes at frequent and regular intervals - simply shout out the Spanish or English verb, the first team to shout out the correct answer wins a point - it’s a great vocab quiz for vocab recall practice and revision.
The topics/themes covered by these verbs address all UK examination boards, and are a great guide for intermediate into advanced Spanish in general.
A quick contents checklist of topics/themes:
- youth, identity & lifestyle
- culture, customs and traditions
- relationships and family
- technology and social media
- sport, health and fitness
- free time, hobbies and interests
- entertainment and leisure
- food and drink
- local, national & international global areas of interest
- Spain and Spanish-speaking countries
- holidays, tourism and travel
- environment, pollution, recycling and climate
- social issues
- school, college, current and future study
- work experience, skills and personal qualities
- employment, ambitions and career plans
We use the Notes and Next Steps template to think about progress and recall - students find this really useful, and do like to map and track their own progress.
I’ve uploaded a range of Spanish verbs reference book formats - I give different formats to students at various points of their learning program - some students prefer to have either shorter or longer reference books, and some definitely like to have them all! My students also really benefit from the written recall challenges workbooks that I prepare for them - they’re popular all year-round, and we use them between school years during vacation time too, to keep memories fresh.
This is a 42-page reference booklet - I’ve found the most user-friendly format is to photocopy double-sided, with two staples down the left-hand side.