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When I was little I used to drive my family and friends crazy by mimicking their voices, along with anyone I found particularly entertaining on TV. Fortunately, this annoying behaviour metamorphosed into what appears to be a lifelong fascination with languages. I have enjoyed creating many resources for teaching EFL, Spanish and French over the years. I hope that you find something that inspires you, or at least saves you enough time to put your feet up and have a break.

When I was little I used to drive my family and friends crazy by mimicking their voices, along with anyone I found particularly entertaining on TV. Fortunately, this annoying behaviour metamorphosed into what appears to be a lifelong fascination with languages. I have enjoyed creating many resources for teaching EFL, Spanish and French over the years. I hope that you find something that inspires you, or at least saves you enough time to put your feet up and have a break.
Past shopping trip - Preterito indefinido or Preterito imperfecto
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Past shopping trip - Preterito indefinido or Preterito imperfecto

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I created this presentation to help pupils understand the concepts behind the use of the preterito indefinido (I refer to as 'preterite' in the PPT) and the preterito imperfecto ('imperfect'). Pupils are introduced to the mnemonics SIMBA and DARE TWO BE U to help them practise and remember the different contexts in which these two tenses are used. Next, they identify verbs in these two tenses, in two texts about shopping trips, before finally completing a reading comprehension task. There is also a document I made to support the pupils with their own piece of writing, which was completed as homework.
El tabaco el alcohol y las drogas - advice, vocabulary & pronunciation
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El tabaco el alcohol y las drogas - advice, vocabulary & pronunciation

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A long presentation to be spread over 2 lessons introducing a range of vocabulary and practising pronunciation of key expressions on the topic of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. There are 2 integrated listening activities taken from the AQA Higher GCSE Spanish textbook. Some of the slides have been adapted from another TES user's wonderful resource, others are my additions. Many thanks and enjoy!
Peer Assessment - GCSE Writing Spanish
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Peer Assessment - GCSE Writing Spanish

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I created and adapted this presentation for use with years 9-11 Spanish in order to raise their awareness of the GCSE marking criteria, and to give them a clearer idea of how to improve the quality of their writing. This could easily be adapted for other languages.
Speaking Mark Scheme AQA - GCSE Spanish
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Speaking Mark Scheme AQA - GCSE Spanish

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A presentation with the AQA marking criteria and guidelines for GCSE speaking assessments, which can be printed as handouts for pupils. This can easily be adapted for use with other languages.
Song about addiction SPANISH
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Song about addiction SPANISH

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This resource is based on the lyrics from the song 'Un buen castigo' by Fito y fitipaldis. I created a series of short activities to practise vocabulary, pronunciation and antonyms. Much of the vocabulary is connected to the theme of addiction. The song merges the ideas of love and drug addiction.