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: 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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New Spanish A Level: Modern Day Idols (La influencia de los famosos) - Discussion cards (Paper 3)

New Spanish A Level: Modern Day Idols (La influencia de los famosos) - Discussion cards (Paper 3)

This file contains four discussion cards focused on the topic of Modern Day Idols, part of the theme Artistic culture in the Hispanic world of the new Spanish A Level course. Each card includes a photograph and some brief paragraphs with information on the topic, as well as three questions. The first question is always “¿Cómo reaccionas ante la información en esta tarjeta?” to reinforce the idea that students must refer to the information on the card. The final page of the file includes 28 follow up questions that could be used to discuss the topic further.
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New Spanish A-Level - Cultural Heritage: Fact File (Paper 3, speaking test revision)

New Spanish A-Level - Cultural Heritage: Fact File (Paper 3, speaking test revision)

This three-page file includes a lot actual information about Spanish culture and society, focusing on the topic of Cultural Heritage (historical sites, painters, architecture, music), part of the theme Artistic Culture 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 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: Spanish regional identity. Fact File (Paper 3 - Speaking)

New Spanish A Level: Spanish regional identity. Fact File (Paper 3 - Speaking)

This three-page file includes a lot actual information about Spanish culture and society, focusing on the topic of Spanish regional identity (festivals, gastronomy and regional languages), part of the theme Artistic Culture in the Hispanic World of the new Spanish A Level. It provides students with facts and statistics, 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 A Level: Immigration  - La inmigración - Fact File (Paper 3, speaking test)

New Spanish A Level: Immigration - La inmigración - Fact File (Paper 3, speaking test)

A three-page file with a lot actual information about Spanish culture and society, focusing on the topic of Immigration (part of the theme Multiculturalism in Hispanic society of the new Spanish A Level). It provides students with facts and statistics, which should be very helpful in preparation for Paper 3 (the speaking exam). The information can also be used for translation practice and it can be very easily adapted into a variety of reading activities.
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New Spanish A Level: Traditional and modern values - Fact file. Paper 3 (Speaking exam) support.

New Spanish A Level: Traditional and modern values - Fact file. Paper 3 (Speaking exam) support.

A three-page file with a lot actual information about Spanish culture and society, focusing on the topic Traditional and modern values, part of the theme Aspects of Hispanic culture of the new Spanish A Level. It provides students with a lot facts and statistics, which should be very helpful in preparation for Paper 3 (the speaking exam). Additionally, the information included here can be easily adapted into a variety of reading and translation activities.
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New Spanish A Level: Aspects of Hispanic society - Fact file

New Spanish A Level: Aspects of Hispanic society - Fact file

This bundle consists of three files containing a lot of factual information about the topics covered in the Aspects of Hispanic Society theme in the new A Level course. Focused on Spain, it should provide the students with plenty of opportunities to develop Assessment Objective 4 in their Paper 3 (speaking exam)
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New Spanish A Level - Cyberspace: Fact File. Paper 3 (Speaking exam) support.

New Spanish A Level - Cyberspace: Fact File. Paper 3 (Speaking exam) support.

A three-page file with a lot actual information about Spanish culture and society, focusing on the topic Cyberspace, part of the theme Aspects of Hispanic culture of the new Spanish A Level. It provides students with facts and statistics, which should be very helpful in preparation for Paper 3 (the speaking exam).
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New Spanish A Level - Aspects of Hispanic Society: fact file (Paper 3, speaking exam).

New Spanish A Level - Aspects of Hispanic Society: fact file (Paper 3, speaking exam).

This resource contains a lot of factual information about Spanish society, focusing on the three topics that cover the sub-theme Aspects of Hispanic Society in the new Spanish A Level course (Traditional and Modern Values, Cyberspace and Equal Rights). 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 an overview of the course and of Paper 3.
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New Spanish A Level: Equal Rights - Fact file

New Spanish A Level: Equal Rights - Fact file

A three-page file with a lot actual information about Spanish culture and society, focusing on the topic of Equal Rights, part of the theme Aspects of Hispanic culture of the new Spanish A Level. It provides students with facts and statistics, which should be very helpful in preparation for Paper 3 (the speaking exam). The information contained in the resource can also be easily adapted and used in a variety of reading and translation activities.
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New Spanish GCSE - Monarquías y dictaduras: ¿Es el enemigo? El día que fusilaron a Gila.

New Spanish GCSE - Monarquías y dictaduras: ¿Es el enemigo? El día que fusilaron a Gila.

A listening, reading and writing activity that can be used while discussing the topic of Franco’s dictatorship in Spain. It is based on Miguel Gila’s famous monologue “¿Es el enemigo?”, which can be easily found online, and on an article from El País about the day when the comedian survived his own execution during the Spanish Civil War. The activities include a listening gap-fill, a true, false or not mentioned reading activity and a short translation.
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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 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 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: Equal Rights. Huelga feminista en España (reading and speaking).

New Spanish A Level: Equal Rights. Huelga feminista en España (reading and speaking).

A speaking activity (discussion card) and a reading activity about the feminist strike in Spain on the 8th of March (2018). The speaking card includes a photograph of the huge demonstration in Madrid, some facts about the strike and three questions to encourage the students to discuss the topic, and the reading activity is an adapted version of a newspaper article followed by three activities: find synonyms, translation and 90 word summary. It falls under the topic equal rights, but it can also be used to illustrate to discuss protests and strikes, as part of the “Los movimientos populares” sub theme.
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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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