Contains three parts, each 10 questions long: Verbs, Nouns, and DIY ( students translate whole sentences). The quiz is on the easy side - top sets may need more stimulation - but see for yourself.
NB: Slides 8, 34, and 37 mention me by name - change to your own! Otherwise all is non-specific.
Two starter activities on the Machismo y feminismo chapter of the 'Igualdad de los sexos' module of the new AQA specification.
The first activity asks pupils to unscramble words to find synonyms of some of the topic vocab.
The second activity asks them to translate some expressions into Spanish. The expressions have been specially selected as they contain little 'traps', such as a difference in articles, false friends, etc.
Pupils may use the textbook for vocab tips (pp. 54-55).
Students read a text and fill out a grid with details in order to discover the murderer. Aimed at high-ability KS3, may be suitable for low-ability KS4. Designed with aim of consolidating topic of time in French.
An extended activity that could take up to a whole lesson, depending on the students' level of French. Designed to reinforce the Daily Routine topic in a slightly more entertaining way.
Students read the text and fill in the gaps using words from a list. They then complete two more activities: answering reading comprehension questions in English, and doing a multiple-choice exercise in French.
NB: The two files are an EASY and a CHALLENGING version of the same thing; see what suits your class best.
A good challenge for KS3. May be suitable for lower-achievement KS4.
I follow this up by making them pick a cartoon/book character and write about his or her day in a creative way.
A couple of PowerPoint presentations introducing students to a few basic phrases in the conditional (voudrais, serait, aurait...) and practicing talking about one's ideal partner.
Also deals with adjective placement and agreement.
A lesson to prepare students for an exam-style speaking assessment on relationships: this tests question comprehension as well as topic vocabulary.
At the end, I ask students to pack up and translate/answer one of the questions each to be allowed to leave the room.
To develop comprehension and fluency, an overview of fillers and interjections:
match-up of Spanish and English, then a video making fun of celebrities who use a lot of fillers, then a speaking activity in which students are required to use as many fillers as possible.
A quiz consisting of 3 rounds (grammar and spelling, odd one out, and identify correct description for the image). Made for KS3, but could be used with lower-ability KS4. Good for revising the technology module, or if students are a little tired!
A fun activity to consolidate vocabulary of places in town. Students cut out words and stick them onto the right picture, then draw a map of Seville based on the resulting text. This can take the better part of a lesson.
NB: For the sake of simplicity, I have taken liberties with geographical positioning - it is not all true to life...
A starter activity in which students get introduced to some crime vocab by actively guessing it, using their knowledge of English cognates and a few hints. This tends to be quite popular with students.
A two-slide presentation including a translation exercise (ideal as a starter) and Devil's Advocate, a speaking activity in which students are given statements to defend or argue against.
This mostly deals with the earlier parts of the Crime and Punishment unit: basic crime vocab and reasons for criminal behaviour.
A comprehension worksheet to go with a video (link in the document) featuring an Argentinian news clip on drones.
Can be used for Scientific Progress module or for Crime module, since it discusses the uses of drones by the police.
Since there aren’t many sample materials for the new Edexcel IGCSE Spanish specification (2017), I’ve created this resource modelled exactly on Question 5 of the Reading and Writing exam - the one where students read a literary extract and answer questions about it in Spanish. The only difference is that this also contains a list of translated words to help students, which is NOT provided in an exam.
The literary text is an excerpt from a collection of tales ‘Relatos de mi pueblo’ by the Mexican writer Efraín N. Pacheco García. Answers are included at the end of the document. Word document allows you to tailor it to your class or a different exam body.
A self-guided explanation and exercises dealing with the following often-confused pairs:
si – sí mi – mí tu – tú el – él
Students figure out the rules based on a body of examples, then complete gapfill and translation exercises. I have found that this tends to clear up a lot of confusion common about accents in Spanish!
A medley of activities to accompany the ballad ¿Qué será? by the Puerto Rican musician José Feliciano.
Aim: to consolidate the simple future tense, both regular and irregular.
Can be comleted independently, in pairs/small groups, or as a class.
Can also be used with A-Level groups to revise the simple future tense and to discuss the problem of people migrating away from small towns and villages to cities.
A young sportsman is being interviewed about his relationship with his parents, friends, girlfriend. The audio recording is accompanied by a transcript or listening gapfill (for differentiation) and a variety of reading comprehension exercises to follow, with lots of useful vocab chunks that can be used for writing and speaking.
Topic: Relationships - getting on well or badly with people, ideal partner, etc.
Could take whole lesson for lower-ability, or half a lesson for higher-ability.