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GCSE Spanish Higher Gap Fill and Translation Practice Reading Exam

GCSE Spanish Higher Gap Fill and Translation Practice Reading Exam

I created this for my year 11s (higher level) to help them revise for some of the trickier parts of the reading exam - the gap fill and the translation. It contains to gap fills - similar to how they appear in the AQA exam, a little longer though! And three translation activites, again, a little longer than how they would appear in the real thing.
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Vocabulary Revision 0 - Card Games (Spoons)

Vocabulary Revision 0 - Card Games (Spoons)

These games are designed to revise the following basic Spanish vocabulary: numbers 1-20 colors shapes family members greetings polite words classroom instructions classroom items parts of the school farm animals the sounds that farm animals make You may print each game on sheets of different colors and play them separately. You may also print all the games on sheets of the same color and put all the cards together (for bigger classes). INSTRUCTIONS The game is similar to Spoons. The objective of the game is to make four of a kind as soon as possible. In each group there is 1 picture card illustrating a particular farm animal and 3 sentence cards describing that animal. The game can be played in groups of 8 students. If there are less than 8 students, you must take out the corresponding number of four-of-a-kind group of cards. If there are more than 8 students, you may print another copy of the game and add the corresponding number of four-of-a-kind group of cards. Shuffle well and deal 4 cards to each player. All cards must be dealt. All the students put down one card, discarding to their left. Then, they all take the card on their right. They keep doing it, silently, until they all reach four of a kind. The last student to reach four of a kind is the burro (loser).
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Los animales de la granja - Card Game (Spoons)

Los animales de la granja - Card Game (Spoons)

This game is designed to practice basic descriptions of farm animals (identifying them according to the sounds they make, their body parts, what they give us, some basic characteristics etc) The game is similar to Spoons. I have included two versions, with and without color background. INSTRUCTIONS The objective of the game is to make four of a kind as soon as possible. In each group there is 1 picture card illustrating a particular farm animal and 3 sentence cards describing that animal. The game can be played in groups of 8 students. If there are less than 8 students, you must take out the corresponding number of four-of-a-kind group of cards. If there are more than 8 students, you may print another copy of the game and add the corresponding number of four-of-a-kind group of cards. Shuffle well and deal 4 cards to each player. All cards must be dealt. All the students put down one card, discarding to their left. Then, they all take the card on their right. They keep doing it, silently, until they all reach four of a kind. The last student to reach four of a kind is the burro (loser).
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Los animales - Card Game Bundle

Los animales - Card Game Bundle

This bundle consists of one matching card game and two I have… Who has…- type games. The games are designed to practice the following: naming and identifying a variety of animals (pets, domestic and wild animals) naming and identifying body parts specific to animals agreement between nouns and some basic descriptive adjectives understanding and formulating basic descriptions of these animals - saying where they live, what they eat, what they can do (fly, swim etc), what they give us (for farm animals) etc
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Mi Mundo - Spanish Speaking Bundle

Mi Mundo - Spanish Speaking Bundle

9 x No prep pairwork speaking activities Topic: Mi Mundo Encourage fluency and confidence using Spanish with thematic conversation activities. 1) Animales 2) El Campo 3) Naturaleza 4) Naciones 5) Tiempo 6) Medio ambiente 7) Ciudades 8) Edificios 9) Viajes Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using Spanish Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: En primer lugar, En segundo lugar, Finalmente Sin embargo, Por otra parte, Mientras que Además, También, Es más Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS (explicado en español)
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Mi Vida - Spanish Speaking  Bundle

Mi Vida - Spanish Speaking Bundle

11 x No prep pairwork speaking activities Topic: Mi Vida Encourage fluency and confidence using Spanish with thematic conversation activities. 1, Rutinas 2. Familia 3. Vecinos 4. Personalidad 5. Amor 6. Sentimientos 7. Casas 8. Fiestas 9. Aficiones 10. Comida 11. Infancia Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using Spanish Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: En primer lugar, En segundo lugar, Finalmente Sin embargo, Por otra parte, Mientras que Además, También, Es más Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS (explicado en español)
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Spanish Speaking Activity Bundle 3

Spanish Speaking Activity Bundle 3

18 x No prep pair-work speaking activities Encourage fluency and confidence using Spanish with thematic conversation activities. 1) Naturaleza 2) Negocios 3) Noticias 4) Números 5) Personalidad 6) Política 7) Publicidad 8) Religión 9) Rutinas 10) Salud 11) Sentimientos 12) Technología 13) Televisión 14) Tiempo 15) Trabajo 16) Transporte 17) Vecinos 18) Viajes Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using Spanish Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: En primer lugar, En segundo lugar, Finalmente Sin embargo, Por otra parte, Mientras que Además, También, Es más Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS (explicado en español)
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Spanish Speaking Activity Bundle 2

Spanish Speaking Activity Bundle 2

16 x No prep pair-work speaking activity. Encourage fluency and confidence using Spanish with thematic conversation activities. 1) Entretenimiento 2) Fama 3) Familia 4) Fiestas 5) Futuro 6) Geografía 7) Historia 8) Humor 9) Idiomas 10) Infancia 11) Internet 12) Inventos 13) Medio ambiente 14) Moda 15) Música 16) Naciones Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using Spanish Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: En primer lugar, En segundo lugar, Finalmente Sin embargo, Por otra parte, Mientras que Además, También, Es más Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS (explicado en español)
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Spanish Speaking Activity Bundle 1

Spanish Speaking Activity Bundle 1

16 x No prep pair-work speaking activities Encourage fluency and confidence using Spanish with thematic conversation activities. 1) Aficiones 2) Amor 3) Animales 4) Arte 5) Casas 6) Ciencia 7) Ciudades 8) Colores 9) Comida 10) Compras 11) Crimen 12) Deporte 13) Dinero 14) Edificios 15) Educación 16) El Campo Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using Spanish Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: En primer lugar, En segundo lugar, Finalmente Sin embargo, Por otra parte, Mientras que Además, También, Es más Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS (explicado en español)
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