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El Laberinto del Fauno: Técnicas cinematográficas (prep para redacción)
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El Laberinto del Fauno: Técnicas cinematográficas (prep para redacción)

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These two Power Points (a teacher’s version and a student’s version) prepares students to answer this essay question: “Analiza el tema de la guerra. ¿Cuáles son las técnicas que utiliza el director para evocar la época en la que transcurre la historia?”. Content: -background reading (summarised) a graph identifying 6 key techniques in response to the question an exercise and the answers for students to find examples and analyze each of the 6 techniques identified, with images to inspire students. a sample introduction, a sample paragraph and a sample conclusion for the essay cues on what to include in the introduction, a paragraph and a conclusion Feedback welcome. Kindly respect copyright. Private comments to bgp@stbrn.ac.uk.
Speaking cards, questions and game Jóvenes de Hoy (new A Level)
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Speaking cards, questions and game Jóvenes de Hoy (new A Level)

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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
Speaking cards and questions: Los movimientos populares (new A Level)
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Speaking cards and questions: Los movimientos populares (new A Level)

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A varied collection of cards on evictions and La Ley Mordaza, indigenous protests in Guatemala, Catalonia, rubbish collection protests, etc. You are spoilt for variety here! These cards are followed by general questions. The cards and questions can be used in class, set for homework, used in mocks or anything that stretches your imagination! I have also published revision notes on this topic. These can help with the preparation of some cards or to consolidate/extend knowledge of the topic. Feedback is always welcome. Enjoy, Blanca
Los movimientos populares: Notas de revisión (new A Level)
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Los movimientos populares: Notas de revisión (new A Level)

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Revision notes on this "bodrio" of a theme! I have tried to simplify as much as possible a subject that I believe is not too appealing for the majority of students. You can use the revision notes in a variety of ways: students make flash cards with them, to introduce a subtopic, to revise vocab in context, for ideas for the IRP, etc. A set of stimulus cards and general questions complements these notes, but both usable as individual resources. Feedback on this resource always welcome. And thanks for those who are showing continuous support for my work. Enjoy, Blanca
Los jóvenes de hoy: notas de revisión (new A Level)
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Los jóvenes de hoy: notas de revisión (new A Level)

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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.
Scheme of Work (AQA) - A Level Spanish. Teacher and Student versions
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Scheme of Work (AQA) - A Level Spanish. Teacher and Student versions

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If you are new to teaching and /or you want to update your scheme of work to the latest teaching research theories and the new OFSTED framework, this is what you need! Editable documents included This is a 2 year scheme of work for the A Level Spanish AQA course following the upcoming new OFSTED Inspection framework and based on the latest Theory of Knowledge (latest scientific research on learning). It sounds scary but it isn’t! The curriculum overview summarizes the concepts that students have to grasp, the grammar that accompanies it, as well as the generic skills and activities that they acquire/improve/do in class. Each of the topics also has a “refining”(knowledge) section, which is basically a recall of things learnt previously and that you should include in your teaching. Finally, there is a section explaining why the topic is being taught/learnt. The new OFSTED framework stipulates that students are assessed on knowledge and also skills, hence a box explaining the common skills you can use to do so. I have also created a friendly version for the students, so that they can follow the programme of studies with you. There is a complete breakdown of all the grades per skill (based on June 2019 exam boundaries), advice on independent learning, boxes to write results and targets for mock assessments, etc. The final page details the qualities of an excellent linguist (they need to know what to aim for, I suppose:!)… Kindly respect copyright. This has been hours of extra work, and** I mean to make it accessible for all by pricing it low.** I’m not a banker but I would like some reward for my work and it helps to pay the bills! Any comments or questions welcome (I’m in the Facebook A Level Group). As always, enjoy! Blanca
AS Spanish Revision Guide
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AS Spanish Revision Guide

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UPDATED. Based on rockmonkey’s excellent Y12 Spanish Booklet, I have made my own version. This is for the old AQA but it has things that you might be wanted to use in the new. Please forget my plagiarism (particularly rockmonkey) but you inspired me! I suppose that is part of the game! I hope you find it useful.
Statements AQA A2 Law and Order
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Statements AQA A2 Law and Order

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This is a list of statements on the topic of Law and Order. Cut them individually and place in an envelope. Students take it in turns to argue for or against the statement. It is one of my many carousel activities during revision time.
Speaking cards, questions and game El racismo (New AL)
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Speaking cards, questions and game El racismo (New AL)

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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
El Racismo (new A Level): Notas de revisión
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El Racismo (new A Level): Notas de revisión

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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.
Lorca: Video activity -Spain at the beginning of the twentieth century
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Lorca: Video activity -Spain at the beginning of the twentieth century

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A collection of exam style short activities to accompany the video “España inicios siglo XX”, available in youtube. The exercises are varied: T/F/NM; multiple choice; translation, etc. The worksheet include the transcript. A second worksheet includes the answers to the exercises. This activity is ideal to introduce the play “La casa de Bernarda Alba” but also as a listening/reading activity for the topic of “Monarquías and Dictaduras”. I hope it is useful. Please leave a review. Gracias.
La convivencia: notas de revisión (new AL2 AQA)
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La convivencia: notas de revisión (new AL2 AQA)

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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
Los temas en El Laberinto del Fauno
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Los temas en El Laberinto del Fauno

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A document containing notes on the main themes explored in the film. I gave this to my students before exploring examples. If you found this resource useful, please thank the community by uploading one of your own.
El Laberinto del Fauno: temas y personajes (prep para la redacción)
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El Laberinto del Fauno: temas y personajes (prep para la redacción)

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This is the second PP of a series to help teachers guide their students on writing an essay. The PP contains: background revision reading exercises to revise themes and characters, relating both model introductions, paragraphs and conclusions, with explanations to guide students to analyse these suggestions on short writing tasks to practice before the long essay annotations / essay plan on the question proposed. The PP is self contain and it can be easily adapted to your group. If you like it, you can also visit the first PP of the series on techniques to contextualise the film. Here is the link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12481904 Kindly respect copyright and leave a review. Thanks
Speaking cards  and general questions Los valores tradicionales y modernos (AQA)
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Speaking cards and general questions Los valores tradicionales y modernos (AQA)

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"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.
El patrimonio cultural: notas de revisión
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El patrimonio cultural: notas de revisión

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

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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.
Gap exercises Paper 1  (AQA)
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Gap exercises Paper 1 (AQA)

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This is an extract of a PP with 19 gap differentiated exercises in preparation for Paper 1, AQA. The PP has 5 exercises with single sentences to introduce Y12 to this type of challenging exercises. This is followed by 14 graded exercises of various difficulties, leading to the final exam. The exercises are varied in literary text, including one or two non-fiction, linked to the topics of the specification. They test a great variety of grammar traps such as pronouns, por/para, tenses, accents, etc. The design of the slide is courtesy of Shara_nuku. You can find her shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/shara_nuku.
Speaking cards and questions El patrimonio cultural
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Speaking cards and questions El patrimonio cultural

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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