Spanish teaching resources: Texts

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Me gustas tú

Me gustas tú

A lesson around the song 'Me Gustas tú' by Manu Chao to teach 'gustar' rules and reading/listening skills.

By kessia

KS3/4 Spanish - Listening skills - How do I listen?

KS3/4 Spanish - Listening skills - How do I listen?

N.B. This lesson can easily be used in preparation for a listening assessment as it helps students develop both their exam skills and their capacity to consciously listen to TL. - Ideal for learners of KS3 and lower KS4 Spanish, as the lesson includes plenty of scaffolding and step-by-step exploitation of audios. - Total of 6 files in the package: three audio files recorded specially for developing listening skills, one PowerPoint presentation, a vocabulary-drilling worksheet, and a general worksheet to accompany the lesson.- Listening skills activities are based on academic research into:(a) What students find most difficult about approaching an audio text(b) How to guide students into finding the correct information in the text(c) Going beyond simply inferring information from audio texts and encouraging students to isolate individual words and phrases(d) Encourages students to pay extra attention to letters and pronunciation(e) Shows students a range of exam tips and how to listen for gist(f) Shows students how to take advantage of all information and clues before they listen to the audio text- Colour-coded texts according to word category to support students with dyslexia or lower literacy.- Animated and visually engaging slides.- Notes under slides to explain how teachers might like to deliver the lesson and also details the thinking behind each activity.- Allows student to go through the thought process of approaching a listening activity step-by-step - an emphasis on metacognition.

By tcnewman

Easy Reading for Reading Comprehension in Spanish - The Spring

Easy Reading for Reading Comprehension in Spanish - The Spring

Lectura fácil de comprensión lectora es una serie de cuentos cortos que le permite al estudiante estar en contacto directo con la lectura básica del idioma español.Cada cuento viene acompañado de una serie de preguntas directas para poder dirigirse al texto fácilmente y responder de forma completa y mecánica. Cada cuento se relaciona con algún personaje y contiene vocabulario básico para una comprensión más efectiva.Estos cuentos pueden ser utilizados para lectura guiada, centros de lectura o lectura grupal.Cada cuento cuenta con imágenes ilustrativas relacionadas.El cuento y las preguntas vienen en hojas separadas para poder manejar mejor el espacio.Espero que les guste esta idea que es muy necesaria en la enseñanza de la lectura principalmente de una lengua extranjera.****************************************************************************En este set se hace referencia como tema central a la Primavera:Títulos de este set:1. El Búho de la Primavera2. Tomás y las Flores3. Juancito y su Rana 4. Inés y Mariela Bajo la Lluvia5. Laura y la Mariposa 6. Analía y su sombrero7. Nahuel Chapotea en el agua8. Lucas y su Cometa9. El Patito de la Primavera 10. Las Flores de la Primavera

By hernigian

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NEW SPEC GCSE Vocabulary Booklet / List Spanish AQA

NEW SPEC GCSE Vocabulary Booklet / List Spanish AQA

AQA GCSE Spanish New Specification (8698) Vocabulary List & Booklet.Comprehensive Vocabulary Booklet from New Specification 8698 (9 - 1) GCSE.I often use this resource to base a vocabulary check with my pupils on a weekly basis.

By gavinwarke

Spanish -ar verbs conjugation card race - revision of all tenses

Spanish -ar verbs conjugation card race - revision of all tenses

This is another of my verb card races. You need to print off some sets of the cards, cut them out and laminate them. Pupils then race each other to pick up the cards to match what they see on the screen. I have mine move their cards to an answer board to stop them from copying others and then you can award points to whoever has the right cards on display. It encourages a good sense of competition, can be used again and again, and makes verb drills fun. (Requires knowledge of present, preterite, near future, future and imperfect tenses)

By maryjane1969

Los Saludos - Greetings - Video Tutorial

Los Saludos - Greetings - Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, students will learn how to greet people in Spanish and about how Spanish nouns have a number and a gender.To view a preview of Los Saludos - Greetings - Video Tutorial, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/embed/QtysYcp9f68 *This video is in (.mp4) format. Please verify that you have the appropriate software for viewing before you purchase the video.*Need more resources?Los Saludos - Greetings - Worksheet Los Saludos - Greetings - Quiz

By Wisewire

KS3/4 Spanish - Describe la foto / Describe the photo

KS3/4 Spanish - Describe la foto / Describe the photo

N.B. This lesson can easily be used in preparation for a spoken or written examination in regards to the 'describe the picture' task.- Ideal for learners of KS3 and lower KS4 Spanish, especially lower sets who require significant scaffolding. - Total of 2 files included in package. (Full PowerPoint lesson and a worksheet. Worksheet includes an extension worksheet within the same Word document.)- Extensions provided throughout the lesson, as well as scaffolding to accommodate lower ability learners. - Students encouraged to investigate vocabulary independently, with the support of scaffolded exercise and reference materials. Opportunity for dictionary work.- Colour-coded texts according to word category to support students with dyslexia or lower literacy.- Animated and visually engaging slides.- Answer slides included in PowerPoint.- Uses the PALMO mnemonic (Place, Action, Location, Mood & Opinion) to help students structure a clear and cohesive response to a GCSE-style speaking/writing question which involves describing a picture. This type of question will be part of the new GCSE specification. - Focus on collaborative learning which allows students to contribute new vocabulary and ideas in order to further the learning of all students in the class.- Activities are carefully structured and scaffolded, complete with 'Helpful Hints!' box to allow for carefully-tailored progression. - Opportunity for peer assessment with WWW (What Went Well) and EBI (Even Better If).- Both receptive and productive use of the written/spoken language.

By tcnewman

Los Saludos - Greetings - Worksheet

Los Saludos - Greetings - Worksheet

With this worksheet, students will practice using vocabulary related to los saludos (greetings). Students answer ten questions that test their ability to demonstrate understanding of vocabulary related to common greetings, the gender and number of nouns and articles, and the history of the Spanish language.This printable worksheet includes:• Ten matching questions• Questions including key vocabulary words and topics, such as: buenos días, la niña, feminine, and cognates• An accompanying teacher guide with correct answers Need more resources? Los Saludos - Greetings - QuizLos Saludos - Greetings - Video

By Wisewire

La Familia - Family - Worksheet

La Familia - Family - Worksheet

With this worksheet, students will practice using vocabulary related to la familia (family). Students answer ten questions that test their ability to demonstrate understanding of vocabulary related to family, the gender and number of nouns and articles, and common warning signs.This printable worksheet includes:• Ten multiple choice questions• Questions including key vocabulary words and topics, such as: los gatos, las hermanas, la pianista, and el toro• An accompanying teacher guide with correct answersNeed more resources? La Familia - Family - QuizLa Familia - Family - Video

By Wisewire

Los Saludos - Greetings - Quiz

Los Saludos - Greetings - Quiz

With this quiz, students assess their understanding of vocabulary related to los saludos (greetings). Students answer ten questions that test their ability to demonstrate understanding of vocabulary related to common greetings, the gender and number of nouns and articles, and the history of the Spanish language.This printable worksheet includes:• Five multiple choice questions• Five short answer questions• Questions including key vocabulary words and topics, such as: buenos días, señor, feminine, and Iberian Peninsula• An accompanying teacher guide with correct answers Need more resources?Los Saludos - Greetings - WorksheetLos Saludos - Greetings - Video

By Wisewire

Los Amigos - Friends - Worksheet

Los Amigos - Friends - Worksheet

With this worksheet, students will practice using vocabulary related to los amigos (friends). Students answer ten questions that test their ability to demonstrate understanding of vocabulary related to friends and friendships, the gender and number of nouns and articles, plural and singular nouns, and the Spanish language around the world.This printable worksheet includes:• Ten matching questions• Questions including key vocabulary words and topics, such as: jugar, los señores, Cuban, and los reyes• An accompanying teacher guide with correct answersNeed more resources? Los Amigos - Friends - QuizLos Amigos - Friends - Video

By Wisewire

En el aeropuerto Lectura ~ At the Airport Spanish Beginner Reading

En el aeropuerto Lectura ~ At the Airport Spanish Beginner Reading

This reading is in the present tense and features a family from Colorado traveling back to Bolivia to visit extended family. It describes how the family spends time at the airport and on the flight.Students are introduced to a lot of travel related vocabulary through an extensive glossary. After completion, students are required to answer 5 reading comprehension questions in Spanish.Vocabulary included:la escala comprobar la despegada dado que la maleta el vuelo el avión la azafata la demora la llegada alcanzar

By ninatutor

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Biographies of Famous Hispanic  People in Spanish ~ Biografías de Latinos Famosos

Biographies of Famous Hispanic People in Spanish ~ Biografías de Latinos Famosos

This Reading Bundle includes 8 biographies of famous Hispanic people both past and present. Each reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary and a reading comprehension section. This serves as a great complement to your classroom! 1. Eva Perón (Argentine First Lady) 2. Fidel Castro (Cuban politician) 3. Diego Rivera (Mexican artist) 4. Enrique Iglesias (Spanish singer) 5. Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist) 6. Shakira (Colombian singer) 7. Antonio Gaudí (Spanish architect) 8. Pablo Picasso (Spanish artist)

By ninatutor

¿Qué comes? spanish - Mira {EDITABLE}

¿Qué comes? spanish - Mira {EDITABLE}

¿Qué comes? spanish - Mira - A lesson which can be used with the Mira Spanish textbook - A power-point with a wide range of activities and two worksheets to go with it- A starter activity (worksheet with a word search and a challenge activity)- A homework worksheet is included- Nice pictures with gender highlight to teach the vocabulary in a fun way- Guess what is missing game - Splat game to practise the vocabulary seen and pronunciation- ER verb endings with rules- 'What is in the tray' speaking and writing activityI hope you will enjoy my resources and if you have a question on a particular slide or activity, please do not hesitate to contact me or leave me a message. I would really appreciate some feedback :-) Thank you very much.@EloCamden

By MllePierre

Gustar Verbs Reading ~ Lectura de una primera cita con gustar

Gustar Verbs Reading ~ Lectura de una primera cita con gustar

This humorous script features a dialogue incorporating a number of verbs which function like gustar. Juana is speed dating and meets four young men with different likes and dislikes. New vocabulary is presented at the top. The second page features a true/false reading comprehension section and a short writing exercise.

By ninatutor

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GCSE Spanish New Specifications - translations, rubrics and vocabulary.

GCSE Spanish New Specifications - translations, rubrics and vocabulary.

An essential for all GCSE Spanish students. This bundle include three resource packs:1. GCSE New Specification translation exercises for the writing exam. It contains in total 60 translations of varying lengths and levels of challenge.2. GCSE New Specification exam rubrics. This resource goes through all rubrics needed, starting with understanding the main verbs, commonly used words and then through to whole instructions in Spanish. There are plenty of exercises for pupils to complete and a worksheet that accompanies the PowerPoint.3. A lengthy document which contains the core AQA Spanish GCSE vocabulary. The vocabulary is categorised in to sections – including themes and topics within themes. It ensures that over the two-year GCSE course, students will have been exposed to all essential vocabulary. It also contains some extras, particularly in the topics of: technology, social issues and global issues.

By cgazzal

En el Supermercado ~ Comprando Comestibles Lectura ~ Grocery Shopping Script

En el Supermercado ~ Comprando Comestibles Lectura ~ Grocery Shopping Script

This 2-page file includes:~ A script in which a father goes grocery shopping at his local market for his daughter's birthday party. In the script he orders various items. This reading is suitable for beginners as it is all in the present tense. A complete glossary of new food words is featured at the top. ~A worksheet with 8 reading comprehension questions and a short writing assignment where students create their own shopping list!Activity ideas: After reading, students can take turns ordering grocery items from each other. Similarly, students can write their own dialogue of going grocery shopping to perform for the class.

By ninatutor

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La casa de Bernarda Alba (A level) - The house of Bernarda Alba

La casa de Bernarda Alba (A level) - The house of Bernarda Alba

A study guide for A-level students to help them achieve a good mark on their exams and to get a better understanding of the play.On this 27 pages, you will find information about the author, the author's style, themes, characters, symbols, relations among the characters, information about the meaning of their personal names.Total pages: 27

By NeSSi007

Fidel Castro Biografía ~  Spanish Biography

Fidel Castro Biografía ~ Spanish Biography

This reading covers the highlights of the life and times of Fidel Castro. It covers a bit about his childhood, university education, marriages and his takeover of Cuba. This reading is up-to-date mentioning the relaxing of restrictions in 2015 and his death in 2016. This biography includes a full glossary of new vocabulary, 10 true and false reading comprehension questions and a short guided writing exercise in the preterite tense.

By ninatutor

Semana Santa y Pascua Lectura ~ Holy Week and Easter Spanish Reading

Semana Santa y Pascua Lectura ~ Holy Week and Easter Spanish Reading

This reading has two paragraphs. The first one is written from the first-person perspective of a teenage girl living in Sevilla, Spain during Holy Week and discusses how she and her family are celebrating. The second paragraph discusses the various holidays around this period including Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter Sunday etc.The reading includes a glossary of specialized Easter based vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. This reading is entirely in the present tense.

By ninatutor

Spanish Quiz - General Knowledge

Spanish Quiz - General Knowledge

I have put together a wee quiz to introduce pupils to Spanish through some general knowledge on culture and language, several of the slides are timed so just click, sit back and enjoy!

By joyfulness

El día de los muertos Lectura Cultural ~ Day of the Dead Spanish Reading

El día de los muertos Lectura Cultural ~ Day of the Dead Spanish Reading

This reading is written from the perspective of a 14-year-old boy in Mexico celebrating the day of the dead with his family. It is written in the first person present tense and is therefore suitable for beginning students of Spanish. The emphasis is on the cultural significance of this holiday. Reading also includes a glossary of specialized vocabulary and reading comprehension questions for discussion.

By ninatutor

El Día de San Valentín Lectura ~ Valentine’s Day Spanish Reading

El Día de San Valentín Lectura ~ Valentine’s Day Spanish Reading

This reading follows a couple celebrating Valentine's Day together in a romantic restaurant. The preliminary paragraph is written from the first-person perspective of the young lady waiting for her boyfriend to arrive. The second portion includes a script between them as well as a short poem he has written her.The reading is entirely in the present tense and includes a glossary of specialized Valentines vocabulary. The second page includes a reading comprehension section and a short writing assignment.Activity ideas: students can read the story in pairs. They can then discuss how they plan to celebrate Valentine's Day or a past Valentine's Day. Students can also practice writing a short poem including some of the new vocabulary to perform for the class!

By ninatutor

El Cinco de Mayo Lectura ~ El 5 de mayo Spanish Reading

El Cinco de Mayo Lectura ~ El 5 de mayo Spanish Reading

This reading is about the true history of Cinco de Mayo, a celebration that commemorates the battle of Puebla of 1862. It includes a paragraph about the back story that led up to this famous event as well as a paragraph about how it is celebrated today both in Mexico and abroad. It also has a full glossary of new vocabulary and 4 reading comprehension questions in Spanish.

By ninatutor

Navidad y El nuevo año Lectura ~ Spanish Christmas Holiday Reading

Navidad y El nuevo año Lectura ~ Spanish Christmas Holiday Reading

This 2-page reading is written from the first-person perspective of a teenage girl living in Colombia. She talks about how she and her family celebrate the four special celebrations of the Christmas season in her country including:The Day of the Small Candles (El día de las velitas) December 7Christmas Eve (Nochebuena) December 24Christmas Day (Navidad) December 25New Year's Eve (El nuevo año) December 31The reading has specialized vocabulary in a Spanish-English glossary. This reading is predominately in the present tense. The second page features 10 true/false reading comprehension questions and a short writing exercise for homework.

By ninatutor

Spanish Biography of Frida Kahlo

Spanish Biography of Frida Kahlo

This 2-page file includes:~A biography of the famous and fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It includes a short paragraph each on: her early life, accident at the age of 18, her artistic style, her relationship with Diego Rivera and finally her death and legacy. The reading includes a full glossary of new vocabulary.~A worksheet with 8 reading comprehension questions and a short writing section.

By ninatutor

La Quinceañera Lectura ~ Mexican Birthday Party Spanish Reading

La Quinceañera Lectura ~ Mexican Birthday Party Spanish Reading

This 2-page file includes a reading in the first person about a quinceanera on her 15th birthday describing her party. Also covered is the religious and cultural significance of this event. This reading is in the present tense and therefore appropriate for beginners. A glossary covers all new words.The second page includes four reading comprehension questions and a short exercise where students create an invitation to their own birthday party!

By ninatutor

MFL Ideas

MFL Ideas

All my favourite MFL activities in one place. Hope it's useful Dannielle

By Dannielle89