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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.
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.
New French GCSE - Writing exam practice: 90 word questions
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New French GCSE - Writing exam practice: 90 word questions

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A collection of twenty-four 90-word questions covering the whole of the new French GCSE course. Each of the three booklets (one per theme) contains eight questions, with four bullet points each, encouraging the students to refer to present, past and future events, as well as to include opinions.
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 Paper 3 (speaking test) support booklet
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Spanish A Level Paper 3 (speaking test) support booklet

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A 37-page booklet to help prepare Spanish A Level students for Paper 3 (speaking test). The booklet covers the four themes and twelve sub-themes studied in the two-year course, as well as guidelines on how to approach the Individual research project. It also includes a student-friendly overview of the new specification, an explanation of the requirements of Paper 3, the assessment objectives and the mark scheme for both part one (discussion if a sub-theme) and part two (presentation and discussion of the individual research project) of the paper. Each sub-theme in part one is illustrated with one of the sample photo cards from AQA, followed by a list of 20 to 30 questions that the students could be expected to be able to answer when discussing the sub-theme. There are 285 questions altogether, providing the students with opportunities to study each sub-theme in quite a lot of detail (and the teachers with plenty of homework opportunities!) The booklet also explains what the individual research project consists of, what the teacher's role is and suggested titles. Finally, the booklet also contain three pages of useful language for the test.
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.
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
New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (writing) Support Booklet - La casa de Bernarda Alba
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New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (writing) Support Booklet - La casa de Bernarda Alba

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A twelve page booklet to prepare students for paper 2 (writing) of the new A Level Spanish specification (2018 onwards), specifically focused on La casa de Bernarda Alba. 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" (27 questions about key aspects of the film, and a variety quotations from the play for the students to discuss) - the four essay questions from the AQA sample materials - a further 16 essay questions (some of them adapted from past exam questions from the outgoing specification), covering a wide range of aspects, to provide the students with plenty of practice opportunities - 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.
New Spanish GCSE writing support bundle
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New Spanish GCSE writing support bundle

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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.
Las relaciones de pareja: Mi pareja ideal (Future relationships - My ideal partner) (UPDATED)
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Las relaciones de pareja: Mi pareja ideal (Future relationships - My ideal partner) (UPDATED)

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A set of lessons to prepare students to write about their ideal partner and their future plans. It revises key vocabulary and adjectives and it includes a long, challenging reading activity. Grammar wise it revises the conditional, the immediate future and adverbs with "-mente". A short translation and a photo card at the end of the notebook file revise the topic, while two further photo cards are included as a separate file. Update: I have now included a PowerPoint version of the main file (The big holidays file), converted from the original Notebook file. I recommend whenever possible to use the original version, as the file conversion has changed the layout of some slides and some features work less effectively on Power Point.
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.
Problemas sociales: Me preocupa la pobreza (Social issues in Spanish - Poverty)
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Problemas sociales: Me preocupa la pobreza (Social issues in Spanish - Poverty)

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A set of two lessons to talk about current social issues. It includes key vocabulary, a sentence-builder / template to help the students talk and write about social issues, and role plays, photo cards and translations to revise the topic. Additionally, there is a brief explanation on how back-to-front verbs work, using "Me preocupa" as an example.
New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet : Ocho apellidos vascos.
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New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet : Ocho apellidos vascos.

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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 Emilio Gutiérrez-Lázaro's film Ocho apellidos vascos. 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.
Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica (Descriptions in Spanish)
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Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica (Descriptions in Spanish)

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A worksheet that I have used with the younger students to practice descriptions in Spanish. It includes a writing frame to describe people's physical appearance and a list of adjectives to describe personality. The worksheet is based on the film "Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica", a trailer of which can be found on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBSLSFhnF0A (The whole film is available on Youtube as well)
New Spanish GCSE - Speaking test booklet (Edexcel specification)
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New Spanish GCSE - Speaking test booklet (Edexcel specification)

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Speaking test booklet to prepare students for the Conversation of the new GCSE spanish speaking test (Edexcel). The booklet includes a detailed summary of the requirements of the new speaking exam (role play, picture based task and conversation), both at foundation and higher levels, explained in a student-friendly way, as well as the mark schemes for each element of the test, examples of role plays (foundation and higher) and stimulus cards (with foundation and higher questions), and a very comprehensive list of questions for the general conversation. All the questions have been translated to allow the teachers to use them in the classroom, set them as homework or tell the students to work independently on them .
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.
New Spanish GCSE: Photo cards (free sample)
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New Spanish GCSE: Photo cards (free sample)

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This is a free sample of this resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spanish-gcse-speaking-test-photo-cards-11959939 The full resource consists of a booklet with ninety photo cards covering in a lot of detail all three themes of the new Spanish GCSE course: Identity and culture (40 cards), Local, national, international and global areas of interest (24 cards) and Current and future study and employment ( 26 cards). Each of the cards contains five foundation and five higher questions (colour-coded, using red for foundation and blue for higher), the firsts of which is always “¿Qué hay en la foto?”. One of the first three questions in the foundation set always requires the use of a tense other than the present (past, future or conditional), whereas the others elicit opinions and additional information from the students. In the higher set, all three time frames are covered, with one of the first three questions requiring the use of a tense other than the present and one of the final two questions requiring references to the other time frame. The booklet also includes a student-friendly explanation of the requirements of the new speaking exam and a copy of the mark scheme for the photo card. The photo cards can also be found split into the different themes in my shop. They can also be found as part of a more comprehensive resource (a book with a multitude of role plays and questions for the general conversation) here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spanish-gcse-speaking-test-booklet-role-plays-photo-cards-and-general-conversation-11959963
El laberinto del fauno: planos y ángulos de cámara (Pan's Labyrinth: shots and camera work)
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El laberinto del fauno: planos y ángulos de cámara (Pan's Labyrinth: shots and camera work)

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This worsheet will help Spanish A Level students reflect about the use of different kinds of shots and camera angles in Guillermo del Toro’s film El laberinto del fauno. This is part of a much longer, detailed resource that covers a wide range of aspects of the film. It can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spanish-a-level-el-laberinto-del-fauno-gu-a-de-estudio-pan-s-labyrinth-support-guide-1200244 ​