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

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This booklet contains twenty four questions that follow the format of the 90-word questions in the new French GCSE writing exam. They cover all three themes of the AQA specification, but can be easily adapted to other exam boards. There are eight questions for each theme, and they can be used in lessons, as well as as an easy way to set useful homework activities for the students. All questions include four bullet points that the students are prompted to cover, and they explicitly require them to include references to three time frames and opinions (as per the AQA mark scheme).
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.
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 A Level - Paper 3 (Speaking). Discussion cards: Theme 1- Aspects of Hispanic society
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New Spanish A Level - Paper 3 (Speaking). Discussion cards: Theme 1- Aspects of Hispanic society

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A 38 page booklet to help prepare Spanish A Level students for Paper 3 (speaking test). The booklet focuses on the Theme Aspects of Hispanic society, and it contains 18 discussion cards covering Modern and traditional values (6 cards), Cyberspace (6 cards) and Equal rights (6 cards). Each section is followed by a list of between 27 and 30 questions to encourage the students to further explore the issues covered in the cards. 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). The booklet 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. Finally, the booklet also contain three pages of useful language for the test. The titles for the cards are as follows: - La familia en la España de hoy - Los hogares monoparentales, los que más crecen en España. - Aumentan un 4,8% las separaciones y divorcios en España en el primer trimestre de 2017 - El número de matrimonios religiosos en España alcanzó mínimos históricos en 2016. - Los españoles: católicos, no practicantes. - Sólo el 5% de las páginas web están escritas en español. - La piratería descendió en España en 2016 por primera vez en diez años. - El 94% de los niños españoles de 14 años tienen su propio teléfono móvil - El 51% de los hombres españoles y el 49% de las mujeres usan apps de forma regular. - El 10% de los mensajes escritos por los adolescentes es las redes es considerado ‘ciberacoso’ - Facebook continúa siendo la red social más usada en España - Las mujeres trabajan ‘gratis’ es España desde el ocho de noviembre por la brecha salarial. - Ana Patricia Botín, la décima mujer más poderosa del mundo en 2016 - Los colegios concertados permiten que la Iglesia Católica mantenga su influencia en la educación. - Los adolescentes españoles repiten actitudes machistas del pasado. - Cuarenta y cuatro mujeres asesinadas a manos de sus parejas o exparejas entre el uno enero y el diez de noviembre de 2017. - España, Holanda, Dinamarca y Finlandia, los países del mundo más tolerantes con la homosexualidad. - Se dispara el número de denuncias por agresiones homofóbicas en Madrid.
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: El ciberespacio -quizzes
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New Spanish A Level: El ciberespacio -quizzes

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Three activities adapted from online questionnaires / quizzes to discuss whether the students depend too much on their mobile phones, social media and the internet in general. Useful vocabulary for the new A Level topic of Cyberspace.
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.
New Spanish A Level. Paper 3 (Speaking) discussion cards: El racismo (Racism).
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New Spanish A Level. Paper 3 (Speaking) discussion cards: El racismo (Racism).

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This resource includes six discussion cards based on the sub-theme of Racism, part of the theme Multiculturalism in the Hispanic world of the New A Level course. The cards are based on the new speaking exam. Each of them includes information on each the sub theme followed by three questions on each specific topic, the first of which always asks the students to react to the information on the card. Finally, the six cards are followed by twenty questions that can be used to explore the sub-theme further, and a list of useful vocabulary for the speaking test.
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 .
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: 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