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Spanish A Level: Paper 2 (El laberinto del fauno, La casa de Bernarda Alba), Paper 3 (speaking) and Grammar Bundle

Spanish A Level: Paper 2 (El laberinto del fauno, La casa de Bernarda Alba), Paper 3 (speaking) and Grammar Bundle

Three booklets to prepare students for papers 2 and 3: Paper 2 (writing) - El laberinto del fauno Paper 2 (writing) - La casa de Bernarda Alba Paper 3 (speaking) Each booklet includes a wide range of questions to provide the students with plenty of practice, as well as detailed explanations of the paper's requirements, assessment objectives and mark schemes. The fourth booklet contains a very comprehensive (118 pages) overview of the main aspects of Spanish grammar that the students are expected to be able to use on their A Level course.
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New Spanish A Level -Artistic heritage: La pintura. Facts, speaking, reading and writing

New Spanish A Level -Artistic heritage: La pintura. Facts, speaking, reading and writing

This resource includes activities based on the topic of Artistic Heritage in the Hispanic World of the new Spanish A Level course. The first page includes a lot of factual information (taken from this resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spanish-a-level-year-1-fact-file-aspects-of-hispanic-society-artistic-culture-hispanic-world-11883717). The following pages exploit the information on page one with a variety of speaking, reading and wrting activities: first, a Discussion card about Frida Kahlo that uses the information on page one. It is followed by a translation activity about Velázquez (again, based on the information from page one) and a reading activity (write a 90-word summary) about Goya and Velázquez. Finally, activity five is a creative writing task about Las Meninas.
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Spanish A Level: The influence of the Catholic Church. La toma de posesión de Pedro Sánchez

Spanish A Level: The influence of the Catholic Church. La toma de posesión de Pedro Sánchez

When Pedro Sánchez became Prime Minister of Spain in June 2018 he was the first since Spain’s return to democracy who didn’t swear in in front of a Bible and a cross. This resource, based on an article from El País about the occasion , contains a series of reading activities (translation, find words that mean the same, true, false or nor mentioned and summary) to explore the role of the church in modern Spain.
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Spanish A Level Grammar Booklet

Spanish A Level Grammar Booklet

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
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New Spanish A Level: Multiculturalism in the Hispanic world: Fact file

New Spanish A Level: Multiculturalism in the Hispanic world: Fact file

This resource contains a lot of factual information about Hispanic society, focusing on the three topics that cover the sub-theme Multiculturalism in Hispanic society in the new Spanish A Level course (La inmigración, El racismo and La convivencia). I wrote this resource to help my students revise for their upcoming speaking exam (Paper 3), specifically to ensure that they include enough information to score well in AO4 of the paper. The file also includes a detailed overview of the course and of Paper 3.
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Spanish GCSE writing: common mistakes (corrige los errores)

Spanish GCSE writing: common mistakes (corrige los errores)

This resource has 54 sentences (18 for each of the three themes of the new GCSE), all of which contain one or more mistakes. I have based them on some of the most common mistakes my GCSE students have been making over the last few years, and they include, amongst others: word order adjectival agreement the use of the infinitive verbs like gustar Additionally, the resource includes a brief explanation of the rules each section focuses on.
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New Spanish GCSE writing support bundle

New Spanish GCSE writing support bundle

A series of resources to support GCSE students preparing for their GCSE writing exams. The bundle includes three GCSE writing papers at both foundation and higher level, one for each theme of the new course, and a booklet with 24 90-word questions, eight for each theme (two per topic). This booklet has been picked by TES to be part of their GCSE revision hub. Finally, the resource includes a Complex structures guide, with a variety of tenses and structures to encourage the higher ability students to work independently and use increasingly complex language. Finally, the bundle includes a “Correct the mistakes” activity, which includes 54 sentences (covering all topics) with mistakes in them for the students to correct, all based on some of the most common mistakes I keep seeing in students’ work.
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Spanish Cover Worksheets

Spanish Cover Worksheets

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.
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New Spanish GCSE speaking resources (Speaking booklet and Photo Cards)

New Spanish GCSE speaking resources (Speaking booklet and Photo Cards)

A set of four resources to prepare students for the speaking test of the new GCSE speaking exam: - Speaking test booklet, that contains a full explanation of the new speaking exam requirements, sample photo cards and role plays, mark schemes and (a lot!) of questions to prepare each of the three themes - Theme 1 (Identity and culture) Photo cards (40 cards altogether) - Theme 2 (Local, national, international and global areas of interests) Photo Cards (24 cards) - Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) Photo Cards (26 cards)
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New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet : Volver

New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet : Volver

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.
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New Spanish A-Level - Artistic Culture in the Hispanic World: Fact file (Paper 3 /speaking revision)

New Spanish A-Level - Artistic Culture in the Hispanic World: Fact file (Paper 3 /speaking revision)

This resource contains a lot of factual information about Spanish society, focusing on the three topics that cover the sub-theme Artistic culture in the Hispanic world in the new Spanish A Level course (La influencia de los ídolos, La identidad regional en España and El patrimonio cultural). I wrote this resource to help my students revise for their upcoming speaking exam (Paper 3), specifically to ensure that they include enough information to score well in AO4 of the paper. The file also includes a detailed overview of the course and of Paper 3.
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New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet (El laberinto del fauno - Pan's Labyrinth)

New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet (El laberinto del fauno - Pan's Labyrinth)

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.
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New Spanish A Level: Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Citizens (Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos...): Fact file

New Spanish A Level: Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Citizens (Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos...): Fact file

This three-page file includes a lot actual information about Spanish culture and society, focusing on the topic of Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens (Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos de mañana) part of the theme Aspects of Political Life in the Hispanic World of the new Spanish A Level. It provides students with wide range of facts and statistics about the topic, which should be very helpful in preparation for Paper 3 (the speaking exam). The information in the file can also be easily adapted to reading or translation activities.
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New Spanish GCSE - Theme 1 (Identity and culture) role plays (speaking test) - Updated

New Spanish GCSE - Theme 1 (Identity and culture) role plays (speaking test) - Updated

A set of 15 role plays covering theme one of the new Spanish GCSE course (based on the AQA specification). It includes 8 foundation and 7 higher role plays, and it covers the aspects family and relationships, technology in everyday life, leisure and festivals. Each role play includes candidate's role and teacher's role, and both the 'tú' and 'usted' forms are used. The file also includes a student-friendly summary of the specification for the new speaking exam and the mark scheme for the role play. I have also included files with the mark schemes (foundation and higher) for the speaking test to provide the students with instant, personalised feedback as they complete practice speaking papers. UPDATE - Feedback sheets now included.
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New Spanish GCSE: Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) Photo Cards (Speaking test)

New Spanish GCSE: Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) Photo Cards (Speaking test)

A set of 26 Photo Cards covering the whole of Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) of the new GCSE course: 3.a. My studies (8 cards) 3.b. Life at school / college (6 cards) 3.c. Education post-16 (4 cards) 3.d. Jobs, career choices and ambitions (8 cards) Each card includes four foundation questions (in red) and four higher question (in blue), the first of which is always '¿Qué hay en la foto?. If you like this resource, Photo Cards for theme one and theme two are also available.!
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New Spanish GCSE - Theme 2 writing exam and feedback sheets

New Spanish GCSE - Theme 2 writing exam and feedback sheets

Two practice writing papers (one foundation, one higher) following the format of the new GCSE writing exam, and focusing on the topics covered in Theme 2. The foundation paper includes four questions (describe the photo, 40 words question, translation and 90 words question) and the higher paper includes three (90 words question, 150 words question and translation). I have also included two feedback sheets (one foundation, one higher) that include"check-lists" (based on the AQA mark scheme for writing) to provide quick, personalised feedback for each of the questions. The check lists provide the students with feedback on what went well (WWW) and what they need to do to improve further (TIF). Also available in French: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-french-gcse-theme-2-writing-exam-and-feedback-sheets-11750965
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New Spanish A Level: Year 1 fact file (Aspects of Hispanic society, Artistic culture Hispanic World)

New Spanish A Level: Year 1 fact file (Aspects of Hispanic society, Artistic culture Hispanic World)

This resource contains 18 pages full of information (facts and statistics) covering all aspects of the themes covered in year 1 of the new Spanish A Level course. There are nine pages about Aspects of Hispanic society (three pages about Traditional and moden values, three oabout Cyberspace and three pages about Equal rights) and nine pages about Artistic culture in the Hispanic world (Modern day idols, Spanish regional identity and Cultural heritage). I wrote this resource to help students include enough cultural information to score well in AO4 in paper 3 (the speaking exam), but information included in the resource can be easily adapted to a variety of reading and translation activities.
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