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Spanish A Level Grammar Booklet
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Spanish A Level Grammar Booklet

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Spanish A Level Grammar Booklet. This booklet (120 pages) provides a very comprehensive study of the main grammar points needed at A level (sections of the booklet can also be used at GCSE level). Each section includes an explanation of a grammar point and a variety of activities to consolidate knowledge and understanding. The booklet is divided into the following sections: 1. Nouns 1a. gender 1b. number 2. Articles 3. Adjectives 4. Comparatives and superlatives 5. “Por” and “para” 6. Contractions 7. Negatives 8. Questions 9. Personal a 10. Relative pronouns 11. Possessive adjectives and pronouns 12. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns 13. Direct object pronouns 14. Indirect object pronouns 15. Direct and indirect object pronouns used together 16. Apocopation 17. “Ser” and “estar” 18. Conjugating verbs 19. Present tense 19 a. regular verbs 19 b. irregular verbs 19 c. stem-changing (or radical-changing) verbs 19 d. reflexive verbs 19 e. “gustar” 19 f. back to front verbs 20. Preterite tense 21. Imperfect tense 22. Preterite vs imperfect 23. Present perfect 24. Past perfect (or “pluperfect”) 25. Future simple 26. Conditional 27. Commands (the imperative) 28. Present progressive (or “present continuous”) 29. Present subjunctive 30. Passive voice (and how to avoid it) 31. Conditional clauses Verb tables
Spanish A Level: El laberinto del fauno: Guía de estudio (Pan's Labyrinth: student guide).
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Spanish A Level: El laberinto del fauno: Guía de estudio (Pan's Labyrinth: student guide).

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Perfect for home learning. This very exhaustive and detailed guide contains a lot of information and activities to help Spanish A Level students research reflect about Guillermo del Toro’s film El laberinto del fauno. There are a variety of reading, writing and speaking (role plays) activities, as well as multitude of quotes and shots from the film to support each topic. The booklet consists of 84 pages, and it is divided into the following sections: Introduction - a brief reading activity and a vocabulary section, and a series of warm-up activities to complete before, while and after watching the film, including an analysis of the film’s introduction, a “who said it” activity, short written questions to reflect on key scenes and a guided writing activity to help the students write a review of the film. Characters: reading, speaking and writing activities to explore the different characters and characterisation techniques used in the film. The director’s techniques: the use of allegory, the elements of the fairy tale, the use of colour and the use of different shots and camera angles (camera work). Historical background: four sections to study the historical background against which the film is set: the Civil War, a section about “las dos Españas” and how this concept is reflected in the film, a section about “los del monte” and a section about fascism. The main themes in El laberinto: obedience, masculinity and femininity and the treatment of violence. The monsters in El laberinto del fauno and in Guillermo del Toro’s career The success of El laberinto del fauno: a section that looks at how Spanish language films can struggle in the Anglophone market and the factors that made it possible for El laberinto to overcome these difficulties. A final section with further aspects of the film for the students to research, including influence of other directors, the influence of Goya’s Black Paintings, the importance of insects in del Toro’s film and the similarities and differences between Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone. The resource also includes a number of essays on the topics covered and a checklist to help the students self-asses what they write, as well as many independent learning opportunities, with suggestions for the students on topics they could research to further their knowledge and understanding of the film. A second booklet focuses on how to write an essay, the requirement of the new Spanish A Level Paper 2 exam and provides further essay questions. A free sample of this resource can be found in this link: **https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/el-laberinto-del-fauno-planos-y-ngulos-de-c-mara-pan-s-labyrinth-shots-and-camera-angles-1200249 ​ UPDATE (13/06/19) - The guide now includes an extra section with an overview of the A Level Paper 2 exam, mark schemes and a variety of essay questions.
Spanish Cover Worksheets
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Spanish Cover Worksheets

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A set of 13 time-saving worksheets to set quick, simple cover work. Suitable for younger students. Each worksheet includes bilingual vocabulary lists and simple activities (with instructions in English) for the students to complete at their own pace.
Spanish A Level - El laberinto del fauno: Los personajes (Pan's labyrinth: Characters) - UPDATED
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Spanish A Level - El laberinto del fauno: Los personajes (Pan's labyrinth: Characters) - UPDATED

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This file contains a series of activities to study the characters of the film El laberinto del fauno: Adjectives: match a series of adjectives to the main characters, then write a paragraph about each character using those adjectives. What’s in a name. Match the names of the main characters to their etymological origin and the characteristics traditionally associated to the name. Then reflect about the importance of this (if at all) in El laberinto del fauno. Independent research: research Hamlet’s Ophelia and see if any parallelisms can be established with El laberinto’s Ofelia. Translation practice: translate a paragraph that contains language and ideas form the previous two activities from Spanish into English. Extension: write a similar paragraph about a different character. Independent research: find out whether any parallelisms can be established between Ofelia and Don Quijote, another famous character in Spanish narrative renown for his obsession with books. Characters and quotes. Find a quote (from the list provided) that summarises each character’s personality and/or attitude. Justify your choice. Role plays: three role plays based on the film. Relationships: reflect about the relationships amongst the different characters. A list of useful nouns is provided. Essays: two AS and two A Level essay questions about the characters in El laberinto del fauno. Checklist: A very extensive checklist for the students to reflect on AO3 and AO4 of their essays. UPDATE (12/02/19): This resource now includes a presentation (Powerpoint and Notebook) to support the students, as well as a grammar workheet (five pages) to introduce the use of the subjunctive with verbs of desire). PLEASE NOTE: this resource is part of a much more comprehensive and more detailed resource, the Pan’s Labyrinth Student Support Guide that can be found on this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spanish-a-level-el-laberinto-del-fauno-gu-a-de-estudio-pan-s-labyrinth-student-support-guide-12002448 The guide is over 70 pages long, and a free sample can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/el-laberinto-del-fauno-planos-y-ngulos-de-c-mara-pan-s-labyrinth-shots-and-camera-work-12002490
New French GCSE overview, mark schemes and feedback sheets (speaking and writing exams) - UPDATED
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New French GCSE overview, mark schemes and feedback sheets (speaking and writing exams) - UPDATED

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Seven worksheets to help teachers provide their students with an overview of the new French GCSE course (AQA specification), the requirements of the new speaking and writing exams (both at foundation and higher level) and mark schemes, and four sheets to provide the students with immediate, personalised feedback for their mock or practice speaking and writing papers. UPDATE: the feedback sheets now include the 2018 grade boundaries, to make it easier for the teachers to estimate a grade.
Spanish A Level: Equal rights - El machismo y el feminismo. Reading and speaking
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Spanish A Level: Equal rights - El machismo y el feminismo. Reading and speaking

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This resource contains four reading and speaking activities to introduce key vocabulary and concepts about the topic sexism and feminism (El machismo y el feminismo) within the Equal rights sub theme of the AQA A Level specification. The first activity has 16 statements and the students are expected to decide to what extend they agree with them. The second activity contains 20 examples of sexist behaviour for the students to decide whether they have witnessed or engaged in that kind of behaviour themselves, followed by a speaking activity to defend/criticise those behaviours. The third activity is a discussion card based on a cartoon, and the final activity is a quiz/questionnaire for students to reflect on how sexist (or not) they are.
New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet (El laberinto del fauno - Pan's Labyrinth)
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New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet (El laberinto del fauno - Pan's Labyrinth)

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A twelve page booklet to prepare Spanish A Level students for paper 2 of the new specification (2018 examination), specifically focused on writing about El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth). The booklet includes: - a summary of the requirements of the paper - the assessment objectives and mark scheme - two initial activities to “get the students thinking” (20 questions about key aspects of the film, and ten quotations from the film for the students to discuss), - the four essay questions from the AQA sample materials - a further 15 essay questions (some of them adapted from past exam questions from the outgoing specification). - four pages of useful language to write an essay -a self-assessment check-list for the students to use to reflect on their own work. PLEASE NOTE: this resource can now be acquired as part of this, much more comprehensive, Pan’s Labyrinth Support Guide: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spanish-a-level-el-laberinto-del-fauno-gu-a-de-estudio-pan-s-labyrinth-student-support-guide-12002448
Los festivales en España (New GCSE - Spanish festivals) - UPDATED
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Los festivales en España (New GCSE - Spanish festivals) - UPDATED

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A very comprehensive set of resources to study the topic of festivals in Spain. The presentation (25 slides) includes reading and writing activities, two role plays, six photo cards and two translations (Spanish into English and English into Spanish). The set also includes 6 worksheets that complement the presentation. Finally, there is a grammar activity that focuses on the use of impersonal verbs (“se” + he/she form of the verb) and the conditional. UPDATE: This resource now includes a worksheet with 8 activities based on the Mexican festival Dia de los muertos.
KS3 - Spanish writing mats (cover work)
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KS3 - Spanish writing mats (cover work)

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A set of 20 writing mats/templates covering a series of different topics in Spanish. The topics include leisure activities, the weather, festivals, films, basic personal information, holidays, school subjects, healthy diet and charity work. All mats are bilingual (all the content is in English as well as Spanish), and there is an emphasis on opinions and tenses. The mats are designed for KS3 students mainly, but they can also be used for a variety of revision or starter activities at KS4. These mats are perfect to set cover work (students can use them to write sentences and paragraphs on each topic, use them to produce posters and classroom displays, or to create revision mind maps). I have also used them in lessons. Some of the activities I have used these templates for include: dictation: read a text that uses the language in the mats and ask the students to write it down. dicta-translation: read a text based on the mat in Spanish and ask the students to write it down in English, or the other way round. paired dictation and translation: same as above but the students read to each other. “great minds think alike”: ask the students to write a number of sentences and then ask them to find out, by reading their sentences to each other, if someone else wrote the exact same sentences, thus proving that they are great minds. “stand up if”: ask the students to highlight sentences in the mats. Then read a text based on it and ask the students to stand up (and then immediately sit down) every time that you read a word or phrase that they’ve highlighted. speed reading: time the students while they read from the template, see how many sentences they can read out/who is the first to read a full text etc. And of course the students can use the writing mat to write their own texts. More mats will be added shortly on topics such as health, school and relationships.
Spanish GCSE: Higher writing practice. 150-word questions.
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Spanish GCSE: Higher writing practice. 150-word questions.

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This resource contains twenty-four 150-word questions to revise the three themes of the new GCSE course (AQA specification). The 150-word question is part of the higher writing exam. There are eight questions for each of the three themes of the course (Identity and culture, Local, national, international and global areas of interest and Current and future study and employment), and two questions for each of the topics in each theme. Each of the questions contains two bullet points that the students are expected to cover; the bullet points are written to resemble the ones found in the 2018 paper and those in the sample questions provided by AQA. At least one of the bullet points in each question prompts the students to refer to either the past or the future, and several questions ask the students to write their “recommendations”. Finally, the booklet also contains a copy of the mark scheme for the 150 word question and an overview of the themes and topics. This resource can be used as part of everyday teaching, as end of unit assessment, for revision purposes and it is an easy way of setting useful homework. This resource is a follow-up to my 90-Word questions booklet, which has proved to be very popular since I uploaded it about a year ago an which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/dashboard/resource-management/uploads
Spanish A Level: El laberinto del fauno: las técnicas del director (Pan's Labyrinth: techniques)
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Spanish A Level: El laberinto del fauno: las técnicas del director (Pan's Labyrinth: techniques)

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This resource contains a series of reading and writing activities to support Spanish A Level students studying El laberinto del fauno. It focuses on the different techniques used by del Toro, specifically the use of allegory, the elements of the fairy tale, the use of colour and the different kinds of shots and camera angles. It also provides the students with several essay questions, independent learning and research opportunities, as well as a checklist to self-assess their essays. There is a free sample of this activity on this link:
New Spanish GCSE - Paper 2 (Speaking exam) booklet: general conversation with model answers
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New Spanish GCSE - Paper 2 (Speaking exam) booklet: general conversation with model answers

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This 30-page booklet contains an overview of the new Spanish GCSE speaking exam, a copy of the mark schemes and examples of role plays and photo cards at both higher and foundation level. The bulk of the booklet, however, focuses on the general discussion, and it contains a large number of questions for each of the three new themes (Identity and culture, Local, national and global areas of interest and Current and future study and employment). There are altogether 122 questions, covering each aspect of the themes, and prompting the students to refer to present, past and future events, and to include opinions. Each of the questions includes a model answer, typically offering the student the key language (verbs, time phrases, connectives) that they need to answer the question and providing them with options to choose from in order to write a full answer (e.g. “El año pasado fui de vacaciones a España / a Francia / a Florida con mis padres / mis amigos”). The model answers are meant to help the weaker students ensure that they can cover all topics, whereas stronger candidates can use them as a starting point to elaborate and develop their own.
Spanish Grammar: the preterite and the imperfect
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Spanish Grammar: the preterite and the imperfect

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This resource is a quick reminder of how to use the preterite and the imperfect in Spanish, with an explanation of how each tense works, verb tables to conjugate regular and irregular verbs, time phrases that typically require the use of each tense, a lot of examples and activities for the students to practise. This resource is part of a much bigger resource, my GCSE grammar booklet, that can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spanish-gcse-grammar-booklet-cuaderno-de-gram-tica-11984926
Spanish A Level: El laberinto del fauno: contexto histórico (Pan's Labyrinth: historical background)
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Spanish A Level: El laberinto del fauno: contexto histórico (Pan's Labyrinth: historical background)

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A series of reading and writing activities to explore the historical background of Guillermo del Toro’s film El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrnth), focused specifically in the causes and course of the Spanish Civil War and the idea of “las dos Españas” and the representation of this concept in the film, a section about “los maquis” and a section about fascism. PLEASE NOTE: this resource is part of a much more comprehensive and more detailed resource, the Pan’s Labyrinth Student Support Guide that can be found on this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spanish-a-level-el-laberinto-del-fauno-gu-a-de-estudio-pan-s-labyrinth-student-support-guide-12002448 The guide is over 70 pages long, and a free sample can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/el-laberinto-del-fauno-planos-y-ngulos-de-c-mara-pan-s-labyrinth-shots-and-camera-work-12002490
New Spanish GCSE overview, mark schemes and feedback sheets (speaking and writing exams) - UPDATED
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New Spanish GCSE overview, mark schemes and feedback sheets (speaking and writing exams) - UPDATED

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Nine worksheets to help teachers provide their students with an overview of the new Spanish GCSE course, an overview of the speaking and the writing exams (both at foundation and higher level) and four sheets to provide the students with immediate, personalised feedback for their mock or practice speaking and writing papers. UPDATE: the feedback sheets now include the 2018 grade boundaries, to make it easier for teachers to estimate a grade.
New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet : Volver
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New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet : Volver

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A twelve page booklet to prepare Spanish A Level students for paper 2 of the new specification (2018 examination), specifically focused on writing about Pedro Almodóvar's film Volver. The booklet includes: - a summary of the requirements of the paper - the assessment objectives and mark scheme - two initial activities to "get the students thinking" (20 questions about key aspects of the film, and lines from the film for the students to discuss) - the four essay questions from the AQA sample materials - a further 15 essay questions (some of them adapted from past exam questions from the outgoing specification). - four pages of useful language to write an essay -a self-assessment check-list for the students to use to reflect on their own work. Please note that both Word and PDF versions of the booklet are included, as sometimes the Word version of files uploaded to TES appear distorted in previews.
New Spanish GCSE grammar - Complex structures guide
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New Spanish GCSE grammar - Complex structures guide

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A 13 pages booklet to help higher ability GCSE students to work independently and and to include a wider variety of structures in their written work. There are two sections in the booklet: Section 1 focuses on tenses, and it includes a summary of how to conjugate the present tense, the preterite, the imperfect, the future simple and the conditional, as well as verb tables for AR, ER and IR verbs in those tenses, including tables for six irregular verbs (ser, tener, estar, ir, poder and haber). This is followed by a explanation on how to conjugate and use a further four tenses: the present perfect, the present continuous, the pluperfect and the conditional perfect. Section 2 focuses on other structures that will help the students include variety and complexity: - lo + adjectives - comparatives and superlatives - negatives - conditionals ('si' clauses) - the infinitive - the present subjunctive - object pronouns - other useful structures Finally, the booklet includes a "check list" or a guide of the kind of structures that the students would be expected to include in work that is graded 4-5, 6-7 or 8-9.
New Spanish GCSE - Role Plays (Free sample)
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New Spanish GCSE - Role Plays (Free sample)

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This is a free sample of this resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spanish-gcse-role-plays-speaking-exam-11958988 The full resource contains 90 role plays in Spanish, at foundation and higher level, covering all themes and topics of the AQA specification, and providing the students with plenty of opportunities to practice a variety of linguistic structures, questions and vocabulary. This resource can be used in lessons but it can also be used for homework or independent study. The role plays can also be found separated into themes in my shop, and also as part of a longer, more comprehensive speaking resource here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spanish-gcse-speaking-test-booklet-role-plays-photo-cards-and-general-conversation-11959963
New Spanish GCSE: Verb tables
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New Spanish GCSE: Verb tables

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This file contains three pages with some key verbs in Spanish: the present tense, preterite, imperfect, future and conditional of regular verbs and the same tenses for irregular verbs ser, estar, tener, ir, poder and haber. The tables also include how to form the present participle and the past participle. This resource is a free sample of a much more extensive resource, my Spanish GCSE grammar booklet, which can be found in its full form in this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spanish-gcse-grammar-booklet-cuaderno-de-gram-tica-11984926 The full booklet is 63 pages long, and I have included a copy of the contents page as part of this resource.
New Spanish A Level: Discussion cards (Paper 3 - Speaking)
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New Spanish A Level: Discussion cards (Paper 3 - Speaking)

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This is a free sample of this resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spanish-a-level-paper-3-speaking-discussion-cards-themes-1-2-3-and-4-11934713 The full resource consists of a booklet which contains 72 speaking cards based on Theme 1, Theme 2, Theme 3 and Theme 4 of the new Spanish A Level course (Aspects of Hispanic society, Artistic culture in the Hispanic world, Multiculturalism in the Hispanic World and Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world). The cards contain (quite a lot) of factual information about the theme (a lot more than the sample cards from AQA) and three questions, the first one always being "How do you react to the information on this card). The aim of presenting the cards like this is to provide the students with a lot of ideas on what to say about the theme, as well as making them more aware that they always have to discuss the information printed on the card (AO2 and AO4). There are six cards for each of the three sub themes that each them covers, and each section is followed by a minimum of 20 questions to encourage the students to explore and discuss the topic further.