Gentle Beginners' Spanish course, part one.

Gentle Beginners' Spanish course, part one.

Spanish e-book to support learners as they begin to speak Spanish. 160 pages of explanations, examples, exercises and resources to help and encourage your students. Written in Spanglish, the English - Spanish mix that maximises exposure to the target language at the same time as allowing full comprehension (as long as the student is preparado to make a few guesses inteligentes). Cognates are used wherever possible. The course is written around 5 themes: introductions, countries, occupations, the family and ordering in a cafe. There are also lots of varied activities throughout to practice the basics of pronunciation and using numbers. This book is designed to be easy to use in the classroom, and for learners to be able to read through and remember outside the classroom. It minimises preparation time. With plenty of pictures throughout, 14 point text and double line spacing, it is accessible to dyslexic students. This book has a friendly, conversational style and makes suggestions about how to study and how to remember new words. Non-Spanish speakers have read this book, and told me that they were able to read it from cover to cover. One reviewer said, "You don't realise when it is Spanish you are reading, because it all blends in." I hope Spanish teachers and students give this book a try, because I have found it to be successful in engaging my learners and giving them the knowledge and the confidence to speak Spanish.
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Spanish Course Part 2 Ebook

Spanish Course Part 2 Ebook

Over 170 pages of Spanish activities that you can copy and use in class to teach students about the following topics: the town, directions, shops, public transport and restaurants. The emphasis is on fluency and pronunciation. This course is Spanglish Fantástico, designed to give students the confidence to get on with speaking Spanish.
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Complete Spanish Course to build Confidence in Speaking

Complete Spanish Course to build Confidence in Speaking

Spanish e-books to support learners as they begin to speak Spanish. in total, over 300 pages of explanations, examples, exercises and resources to help and encourage your students. Written in Spanglish, the English - Spanish mix that maximises exposure to the target language at the same time as allowing full comprehension (as long as the student is preparado to make a few guesses inteligentes). Cognates are used wherever possible. The course is written around 10 themes: introductions, countries, occupations, the family, ordering in a cafe, the town, directions, shops, transport and restaurants. There are also lots of varied activities throughout to practice the basics of pronunciation and using numbers. This book is designed to be easy to use in the classroom, and for learners to be able to read through and remember outside the classroom. It minimises preparation time. With plenty of pictures throughout, 14 point text and double line spacing, it is accessible to dyslexic students. This book has a friendly, conversational style and makes suggestions about how to study and how to remember new words. Non-Spanish speakers have read this book, and told me that they were able to read it from cover to cover. One reviewer said, "You don't realise when it is Spanish or English you are reading, because it all blends in." I hope Spanish teachers and students give this book a try, because I have found it to be successful in engaging my learners and giving them the knowledge and the confidence to speak Spanish.
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Describe your routine

Describe your routine

Beginners' Spanish class. Learn how to describe your routine. Practice present simple tense. Listen to a song by Los Autenticos Decadentes, called La Guitarra, and use it to write about the routine of a father and son.
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Hotels: checking in and describing rooms

Hotels: checking in and describing rooms

Checking in to the hotel your receptionist doesn't seem to have the correct booking for your party. Can you sort it out? Describe your hotel, or describe your house. You will need this vocab for all the rooms. Practice the verbs that mean have: check out tener, and haber for the present perfect, with the most common regular verbs. Describe your hotel or describe your house. You will need this vocab for the positions. It will help you when you are asking where something is. Read about the Parador network of hotels in Spain. There are questions to extend your thinking and discussion, and there are items of vocab for you to look for, and include in your work.
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Pronunciation ... e sounded on the end of words.  Cognates lesson.

Pronunciation ... e sounded on the end of words. Cognates lesson.

The students consider the letter e in English being silent on the end of love, orange etc., and only sounding on a few words such as fiancee. Students read cognate words ending with -ante, such as interesante. Then students answer questions such as ¿Qué tipo de "ante" lives in the jungle? ... Elefante. There are flashcards of these cognates to colour for the early finishers.
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Ready for maths checklist

Ready for maths checklist

Checklist for children to have printed and laminated on their desks at the start of the lesson. Includes  Planner on green for go  Book open  Black pen  Green pen  Pencil + pencil sharpener  Rubber  Ruler  Calculator  Glue stick  Scissors  GLASSES!  Bag under your chair  Listening ears on Also includes 16 appealing images.
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Spanish Course Part 2 Ebook

Spanish Course Part 2 Ebook

Over 170 pages of Spanish activities that you can copy and use in class to teach students about the following topics: the town, directions, shops, public transport and restaurants. The emphasis is on fluency and pronunciation. This course is Spanglish Fantástico, designed to give students the confidence to get on with speaking Spanish.
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Complete Spanish Course to build Confidence in Speaking

Complete Spanish Course to build Confidence in Speaking

Spanish e-books to support learners as they begin to speak Spanish. in total, over 300 pages of explanations, examples, exercises and resources to help and encourage your students. Written in Spanglish, the English - Spanish mix that maximises exposure to the target language at the same time as allowing full comprehension (as long as the student is preparado to make a few guesses inteligentes). Cognates are used wherever possible. The course is written around 10 themes: introductions, countries, occupations, the family, ordering in a cafe, the town, directions, shops, transport and restaurants. There are also lots of varied activities throughout to practice the basics of pronunciation and using numbers. This book is designed to be easy to use in the classroom, and for learners to be able to read through and remember outside the classroom. It minimises preparation time. With plenty of pictures throughout, 14 point text and double line spacing, it is accessible to dyslexic students. This book has a friendly, conversational style and makes suggestions about how to study and how to remember new words. Non-Spanish speakers have read this book, and told me that they were able to read it from cover to cover. One reviewer said, "You don't realise when it is Spanish or English you are reading, because it all blends in." I hope Spanish teachers and students give this book a try, because I have found it to be successful in engaging my learners and giving them the knowledge and the confidence to speak Spanish.
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Gentle Beginners' Spanish course, part one.

Gentle Beginners' Spanish course, part one.

Spanish e-book to support learners as they begin to speak Spanish. 160 pages of explanations, examples, exercises and resources to help and encourage your students. Written in Spanglish, the English - Spanish mix that maximises exposure to the target language at the same time as allowing full comprehension (as long as the student is preparado to make a few guesses inteligentes). Cognates are used wherever possible. The course is written around 5 themes: introductions, countries, occupations, the family and ordering in a cafe. There are also lots of varied activities throughout to practice the basics of pronunciation and using numbers. This book is designed to be easy to use in the classroom, and for learners to be able to read through and remember outside the classroom. It minimises preparation time. With plenty of pictures throughout, 14 point text and double line spacing, it is accessible to dyslexic students. This book has a friendly, conversational style and makes suggestions about how to study and how to remember new words. Non-Spanish speakers have read this book, and told me that they were able to read it from cover to cover. One reviewer said, "You don't realise when it is Spanish you are reading, because it all blends in." I hope Spanish teachers and students give this book a try, because I have found it to be successful in engaging my learners and giving them the knowledge and the confidence to speak Spanish.
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Lines, angles and triangles.

Lines, angles and triangles.

GCSE foundation for SEN and low ability learners. Lots of practice and support to learn how to calculate missing angles on lines, parallel lines and in triangles. Label triangles as right-angled, equilateral or isosceles. Practice drawing parallel lines. Cut out and play with images and labels of: angles on a straight line add up to 180; vertically opposite angles are equal; co-interior angles add up to 180; alternate angles are equal; corresponding angles are equal. Includes 2 multiple choice quizzes which direct learners to the correct answers, for that all important feeling of success. PDF file for stability and ease of printing. Word file in case you wish to make alterations or additions.
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Guide to trigonometry to find the missing side of a right-angled triangle

Guide to trigonometry to find the missing side of a right-angled triangle

This workbook is for all students, but especially foundation level students who are struggling with trigonometry. In it, there are detailed explanations with many examples for students to work through each step of the way. They will learn to name the sides of a right-angled triangle, decide on the ratio to use, apply the ratio and apply their new knowledge to other shapes. The learners can read all the information, written in a conversational style, easy to take in when completed in their own time either during lessons or as homework.
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Spanish farm animals.

Spanish farm animals.

A block of 4 lessons based on farm animals. Children learn to say "I like your cow/ pig/ duck/ dog" through song, and in another song they learn "there is" and that adjectives come after the noun. They practice rhythm, learn about nouns, gender, and that the word for "the" is different for each gender. They also play a game in which they practice saying "I want" and another game in which they practice numbers 1-6. By the end of the block lower differentiation learners will be very familiar with the animals, and upper differentiation learners will be familiar with several key pieces of transferable language. Throughout the block children learn and practice items of British Sign Language to accompany the translations from English to Spanish, engaging children in movement, and illustrating meaning and word order.
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Percy the Park Keeper

Percy the Park Keeper

Read this simple story in Spanish. The illustrations are in clear black lines for good photcopying and colouring in potential.
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El alfabeto español

El alfabeto español

Consider why the alphabet is useful. Practice the vowels in a catchy chant. Go through the sounds of the Spanish alphabet. Practice spelling words to your classmates. Think about spelling and how you feel about it. Spell out your names. Play the alphabet challenge with a friend.
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Ellie the Butterfly

Ellie the Butterfly

A delightful story that makes a good first reader. Possible to use as a little play with a narrator and parts, which can be delivered entirely in Spanish as a performance!
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Christmas wrapping paper

Christmas wrapping paper

Children can colour in the Spanish Christmas words and the pictures, then practice their wrapping skills to make a Spanish festive decoration. It is a good size for the little cereal packets you get. Check my whole lesson from 1/12/11 on 'What we did at primary school' on themagicspanishshow.co.uk
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3. Presentar a un amigo

3. Presentar a un amigo

Greet a friend revising past lessons, meet the verb ser and answer questions about it, use esta es and este es to present or introduce a friend, first reading examples and then using prompts to create your own examples, read about the Spanish royal family, in a mixture of Spanish and English, and then do a vocab exercise, prinicipally on cognates, review presentations and using the verb ser.
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Booking into a hotel

Booking into a hotel

Vocab and phrase work to build confidence and fluency in booking the type of hotel room you want for the day and date you want it.
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