Speaking cards, questions and game Jóvenes de Hoy (new A Level)

Speaking cards, questions and game Jóvenes de Hoy (new A Level)

A set of cutting edge cards including the campaign "No nos vamos, nos echan", the SISI and recent protests in Venezuela. Many cards have links so that students can read widely about the topic or use the card as a springboard to prepare their individual presentations. The type of questions mirror those of the exam (this has been extensively researched before producing them by looking at the range of questions in French and German exams too). The game should help with improvisation and to explore different points, a skill much needed in speaking and writing. I have also published revision notes that can be useful to prepare the cards. Happy teaching and learning, Blanca
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La convivencia: notas de revisión (new AL2 AQA)

La convivencia: notas de revisión (new AL2 AQA)

Revision notes on multilingualism and multiculturalism in Spain (linked to peaceful coexistence); ways to promote "la convivencia escolar", including the context of Hispanic students in the USA,etc. There is also a section on threats to peaceful coexistence, such as ciberislamophobia, separatism, ETA and corruption. I have included some notes on the gypsies in Spain, slightly altered from what I included in the notes for "El racismo". This is so that students can make the conexion between both themes. Happy teaching and learning! Blanca
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Speaking cards, questions and game La convivencia (new AL2 AQA)

Speaking cards, questions and game La convivencia (new AL2 AQA)

A set of 10 cards touching upon a variety of sub-topics including Toledo as a a city of three cultures, Lavapiés (a suburb in Madrid) as an example of a successful diverse quarter , the santería, threats to social coexistence, etc. Many cards have links to newspaper articles that students can read to prepare the card or for extension reading. This is followed by general questions that allow students to reflect on knowledge of the world around them as well as that of the Hispanic world. The game consists of a serious of statements that students have to place the context for and analyse. I have also published revision notes for this topic. Happy teaching and learning, Blanca
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Los jóvenes de hoy: notas de revisión (new A Level)

Los jóvenes de hoy: notas de revisión (new A Level)

Here is a set of revision notes on the topic of young people, including cutting-edge areas such as the NINIS in Latinoamerica, differences between young people in Spain and Latinoamerica, examples of activism, values and ways of entertainment... These should help for students to make their own revision cards, as a means to revise key concepts an ideas, to prepare speaking cards, as a springboard for the preparation of the IRP. The format is deliberately simple, so that it can be easily adapted. Any comments welcome. Happy teaching and learning, Blanca.
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Monarquías y dictaduras: notas de revisión (new AL2)

Monarquías y dictaduras: notas de revisión (new AL2)

This is a very dense topic so I have created a set of concise notes to help students digest key information. As part of the notes, there is a brief summary of films about the war and key dictators in Latinoamerica. The notes would be useful to prepare speaking cards, as a starting point for the IRP or for backgroud knowledge of some cultural topics (El Laberinto, for example). They are also useful for end of unit revision or final exams. The format is deliberately simple to aid adaptation. Your comments are always welcome. Happy teaching and learning! Blanca
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Speaking cards, general questions and photos Monarquías y dictaduras (New AL2)

Speaking cards, general questions and photos Monarquías y dictaduras (New AL2)

This compilation of cards includes sub-themes such as the exile of children during the Civil War, bringing down Franco's statues, the economic boom during Franco times, Letizia as a plebeian, etc., in one word, as much variety as possible, all within range! The general questions are followed by a selection of photographs to be used as preparation for presentations, or as a starting point for the IRP. I feel at this point of the course, students should be able to work from visual stimuli on their own! I have also published a set of revision notes to accompany the cards (if you deem it necessary). Please leave a comment if you purchase this resource. Your feedback is very helpful to me. Happy teaching and learning! Blanca
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AL1 Revision notes (ALL UNITS)

AL1 Revision notes (ALL UNITS)

This bundle includes all the revision notes for the first year of the new A Level Spanish. Normally sold separately at £3 each.
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El Racismo (new A Level): Notas de revisión

El Racismo (new A Level): Notas de revisión

As promised, here are the revision notes for this topic. Useful to prepare speaking cards, revise concepts, ideas, cultural information, etc. I have included notes on racism against indigenous people, the homeless and gypsies too, apart from the obvious. Also, examples of racist language, campaigns, etc. It seems to me that AQA could have labelled this topic better, for example "hate crime" as it is wider than just hate against "race". Happy teaching and learning, Blanca.
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AS Spanish Revision Guide

AS Spanish Revision Guide

UPDATED. Based on rockmonkey's excellent Y12 Spanish Booklet, I have made my own version. Please forget my plagiarism (particularly rockmonkey) but you inspired me! I suppose that is part of the game! I hope you find it useful.
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Speaking cards, questions and game El racismo (New AL)

Speaking cards, questions and game El racismo (New AL)

A comprehensive set of speaking cards focusing on cutting-edge areas of this topic. It includes cards on racist expressions in Spanish, islamofobia, aporofobia, racism against indigenous people in Peru, etc. They can be used in class, prepared for homework or as a mock exam. The revision notes for this topic can help students to prepare these cards. The general questions are for pair work, to prepare a presentation or for mock exams. I have included questions on Trump and his immigration policies which are seen as racist by many. At the end, there is a game to challenge students and help them with spontaneous talk. Thanks to all for your continuous support. Happy learning. Blanca
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Speaking cards  and general questions Los valores tradicionales y modernos (AQA)

Speaking cards and general questions Los valores tradicionales y modernos (AQA)

"A great resource for the price of a sandwich!" This is a booklet with stimulus cards, question starters and general questions on the topic "Los valores tradicionales y modernos" aimed at and tailored for students. It is based on the AQA board and the Oxford University Press AS textbook. The booklet contains a summary of the exam structure (separately for AS and AL), eight sample stimulus cards, questions starters and general questions on the subtopics. I have also included the source of the material in many of the stimulus cards, so that students can do extensive reading on the topic. The resource can be used in class or to set homework. I have created this booklet as there are only a few stimulus cards in the AQA site and as a teacher I need more resources than these to practice in class. Also, the type of questions in the new oral exam is very different to the old: they require a more precise response to the card, they test their knowledge of the culture and society and they are generally more challenging! I hope this resource helps teachers with their workload and it gives students an opportunity to practice and prepare for the exams. I welcome any feedback on this resource, either on this site or privately at: bgp@stbrn.ac.uk. You will find more cards in TES for units 2, 3 and 4. Thanks for your support.
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Los valores tradicionales y modernos: notas de revisión (AQA)

Los valores tradicionales y modernos: notas de revisión (AQA)

This is the first in a series of revision notes that I have created for my students. They are a summary of key information/ideas seen in class. They revise ideas for the speaking cards and also key vocabulary in context. They can be used in preparation for end of unit tests, mock exams and for the real exams.
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La inmigración (AL2, new AQA): Notas de revisión

La inmigración (AL2, new AQA): Notas de revisión

These notes are a comprehensive summary of the topic, and they can be used to support the speaking cards (my collection or others), to revise the unit, for self and independent study. They include cutting edge aspects of the topic, such as "La Bestia" and Trump's proposals for tougher laws to curb illegal inmigration. If you find these notes useful, please visit my shop for other batches on different units. Your feedback is really appreciated either here or at bgp@stbrn.ac.uk. Happy teaching and learning, Blanca.
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Speaking cards, general questions and game La inmigración (AL2 - new AQA)

Speaking cards, general questions and game La inmigración (AL2 - new AQA)

This is a new set of cards for the topic of La inmigración, for the new AQA (slightly different to the old one in content!). The cards touch upon long lasting issues such as "La fuga de cerebros" as well as more recent aspects, such as Trump's proposals to deal with illegal inmigration in the USA. The questions are followed by general questions and a game to improve improvisation and fluency (with instructions). You can also purchase the revision notes in my shop.They will be useful to prepare the cards. If you like this series, please visit my shop as I have published sets of cards, questions, games AND REVISION notes for each of the AL1 units too. PLEASE leave a review, your feedback is very important to me. Happy teaching and learning, Blanca
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La influencia de los ídolos: notas de revisión

La influencia de los ídolos: notas de revisión

This is the fourth installment of revision notes for the new A Level. You can use it for preparation of speaking cards, to revise for end of unit tests or for a final revision. I have kept the format as clear as possible so that students can highlight the notes if they wish to. If you liked this resource, you will find revision notes for the other units under my name too. Please leave a comment after you purchase the resource. All feedback welcome. Happy teaching and learning, Blanca
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Speaking cards and questions El patrimonio cultural

Speaking cards and questions El patrimonio cultural

Here is the final installment (hoorrayyyy!!!) of stimulus cards , general questions and one little exercise practicing making questions for the new A level. You will see the cards are varied in content, always trying to think a bit out of the box! The other installments are also available in TES. The first set on "Los valores tradicionales y modernos" contains sample questions (I have ploughed through every possible card on this planet so I hope I got them all!). You would have noticed these questions follow a pattern, so I have tried to reproduce it on my cards. There are revision notes/ general notes accompanying this card (useful for the students to prepare the cards independently). These are also available in TES. I hope you find them useful and your £2 save you a lot of work. Any comments, as usual, are welcome. happy teaching and learning! Blanca
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Speaking cards, general questions and improvised situations La influencia de los ídolos (AQA)

Speaking cards, general questions and improvised situations La influencia de los ídolos (AQA)

This is the forth installment of cards, general questions and improvised situations that I have created (others also available in this site). Some of the context of the cards are: singers who sing using swear words, beauty pageants in Mexico, models who break mold, footballers who appear in ads, etc. The improvised situations practise expressing the opposite opinion and reasoning it. I enclose a brief preview to give you an idea of the material. If you found the resource useful (or not), I would be most grateful for a comment. Again, I hope that £2 is a reasonable price for everybody: it cuts your work and it rewards mine. I will be producing cards for Unit 5 shortly, so watch this space. Any comments here or at bgp@stbrn.ac.uk gratefully received. Enjoy!
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Speaking cards, questions and role-plays La igualdad de Sexos (AQA)

Speaking cards, questions and role-plays La igualdad de Sexos (AQA)

This is the third booklet of its kind that I have produced for the preparation of the AQA A Level Spanish course. The booklet consists of 8 stimulus cards to be used in class or to take home for preparation (with references to further reading), 8 situations for improvisation and a collection of general questions. The general questions marked as (*) require the student to have a cultural knowledge. I hope your students find the resource useful and it cuts down your work! I have priced it at £2 to make it as accessible as possible whilst gaining some financial recognition for my work. You will find more resources for Units 1, 3 and 4 in this site. I welcome all comments at this site or via email to:bgp@stbrn.ac.uk.
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El patrimonio cultural: notas de revisión

El patrimonio cultural: notas de revisión

This is the last set of revision notes for the new A Level. It is meant to be a resumé as you can imagine, since the "patrimonio" is such a vast topic. However, I hope that it give grounds for the students to prepare speaking cards, to revise vocabulary and provide some ideas for the individual research project. I will also be publishing revision notes for the second year of the A Level, so please visit my shop again. And if you have missed it, I have an invaluable collection of speaking cards mirrowing the exam. These are also available in TES as cheap as £2 per unit or purchased for the year at £10. If you enjoy my resources, please encourage your colleagues to support me. Many thanks for all your comments. Happy teaching and learning. Blanca.
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A2 Spanish Translation phrases

A2 Spanish Translation phrases

List of phases based on the AQA Spanish syllabus translation English > Spanish. Use for games, quizes, etc. You will find this file in Quizlet, where your students can compete against each other. If you find this resource useful, please consider contribute to the Spanish post 16 TES bank, as we have so little. PLEASE NOTE THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN EDITED SINCE FIRST PUBLISHED. Enjoy!
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