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Accelerated Spanish Resources

Accelerated Spanish Resources' main focus is the creation of top-quality resources for use in the classroom. Ranging from KS3 to GCSE, materials are made by a fully-qualified Spanish teacher with 14 years' classroom experience in secondary schools.

Accelerated Spanish Resources' main focus is the creation of top-quality resources for use in the classroom. Ranging from KS3 to GCSE, materials are made by a fully-qualified Spanish teacher with 14 years' classroom experience in secondary schools.
Introduction to Spanish Accelerated Learning Workbook Part 1

Introduction to Spanish Accelerated Learning Workbook Part 1

NOW WITH ANSWERS POWERPOINT! Using a methodical building block approach, this ten-chapter accelerated learning workbook teaches students how to quickly convert many English words into Spanish and how to use high-frequency verbs to actively begin forming complete sentences from the get go. Suitable for any year group. Can run alongside and complement existing SoL. Can be set as homework. Each chapter is the ideal length for a 50-60 minute lesson. Course contents: *Transformation of thousands of English words into Spanish via the learning and practising of some rules, such as ‘TION = CIÓN’ (Information = información), ‘TY = DAD’ (Nationality = nacionalidad), ‘IVE = IVO’ (Active = activo), etc. Eighteen such rules are introduced in part one of this course. Definitive and indefinite articles ‘Es’ and ‘no es’ Using accents on words ‘Para mí’ and ‘para usted’ *Asking and answering questions *Spanish punctuation *Expressing opinions *Qualifier words (muy, bastante) Using a dictionary and glossary *‘Tengo’ and ‘no tengo’ *Using adjectives *‘Quiero’ and ‘no quiero’ *’¿Por qué’ and ‘porque’ *‘Necesito’ and ‘no necesito’ *‘Ir’, ‘a’ (Quiero ir a la playa) *‘A’ + ‘el’ = ‘al’ *Masculine and feminine *‘Puedo’ and ‘no puedo’ *‘Pero’ *Infinitives - changing nouns ending in ‘ción’ quickly into an infinitive *‘Dinero’ *Immediate future tense (voy a…) *Forming plurals Chapter Segments: *RECAP: A short starter activity recapping the previous lesson. *WHAT I’VE LEARNT THIS LESSON: a short plenary activity summing up what was learnt in the current lesson. *HOW WELL I DID THIS LESSON: students note down their score for the exercises and quickly answer a couple of questions regarding their participation. *NEXT LESSON I WILL…: students set a target for the following lesson. *SPANISH SOUNDS: an introduction to some of the sounds which differ most from English. *LANGUAGE DETECTIVE: dotted throughout the lessons, these sections ask students to spot patterns/clues in the language in order to gain promotion. *NOTAS: each lesson has a space for students to make their own notes. *INFO: a post-it note symbol indicates an explanation of a point of Spanish grammar or some other information needed at that point in the lesson. *REWIND: a reminder of a key piece of information to aid students in completing an exercise. *END MATERIAL: at the end of the booklet you will find a list of the key rules introduced during the lessons as well as a comprehensive English-Spanish glossary. There is also a MY TEACHER SAYS box at the end of the final chapter in which the teacher can grade effort, writing, reading and speaking and leave a comment. There is a space for the student to reply. PART TWO ALSO AVAILABLE.
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GCSE Spanish Revision Aztec Adventure

GCSE Spanish Revision Aztec Adventure

A series of 11 tasks based around the planning of a trip to Mexico to explore a spooky Aztec temple where a Mexican researcher recently went missing. Each task focuses on a different topic and students must work together to escape the temple in time! Pack includes: * Lesson plan/running order * Eleven activities, each focusing on a different topic: * Some images for use as posters/promotional materials Topics covered: * Directions and places in the town * Food and drink * Shopping * Personal information and family * Hobbies * Daily routine * School * Health * Holidays * Jobs * The environment This activity was originally designed to be used as a fun way of revising some key GCSE vocabulary during an Easter School revision session. It can last up to a few hours. Can be used as an after school session or over the course of a week during lesson time. We were lucky enough to have access to a library with a large basement beneath it and students split into two groups and communicated using walkie-talkies provided by the school. This added to the drama — we had a drama student teacher dressed up as a monster and the students in the basement used torches to navigate from task to task, trying to complete activities within a given time or risk one member of the team being ‘caught’ by the monster and given a short time out. It can be easily adapted to work within a classroom, with the ‘research’ group sitting around a table with dictionaries, ready to assist the group completing the tasks.
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NEW GCSE Spanish Authentic Text: Toy Story Land

NEW GCSE Spanish Authentic Text: Toy Story Land

An authentic text on the topic of a Toy Story Land opening in 2018 as part of Disney Land. Comes with three activities. Ideal for topics of film, holidays/tourism and free time. Activity 1: Students search for ten words/phrases that they already know from the text and write them with their English meanings. Activity 2: Students write three sentences in the future tense about what you will be able to do at the park. Activity 3: Students translate one of the paragraphs into English.
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NEW GCSE Spanish Authentic Text Worksheet: Technology

NEW GCSE Spanish Authentic Text Worksheet: Technology

An authentic text on the topic of the invention of a screen which can be rolled up. Pack includes three activities. Activity 1: English comprehension questions based on text. Activity 2: A table completion exercise that encourages students to look for links between verbs, nouns and adjectives, based on vocabulary presented in text. For example, when presented with the word ‘creador’, students are asked to find a verb and adjective which link to that word (crear, creativo/creado). Activity 3: Students design their own invention and write three facts about its use and function in Spanish.
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NEW GCSE Spanish Authentic Text: Toy Story Land

NEW GCSE Spanish Authentic Text: Toy Story Land

An authentic text on the topic of a Toy Story Land opening in 2018 as part of Disney Land. Comes with three activities. Ideal for topics of film, holidays/tourism and free time. Activity 1: Students search for ten words/phrases that they already know from the text and write them with their English meanings. Activity 2: Students write three sentences in the future tense about what you will be able to do at the park. Activity 3: Students translate one of the paragraphs into English.
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Spanish NEW GCSE Authentic Text: Healthy Living (Sleep)

Spanish NEW GCSE Authentic Text: Healthy Living (Sleep)

An authentic text on the topic of healthy living and how to sleep better with four accompanying activities. Activity 1: Students match the advise given in the text to pictures. Activity 2: Students find the Spanish version of five English phrases in the text. Activity 3: Students translate seven verbs from the text into English. Activity 4: Students translate five sentences of varying complexity and including a variety of tenses into English. Sentences use verbs from the text and are designed to bring in vocabulary from the topic of healthy living at large.
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Introduction to Spanish Accelerated Learning Workbook Part 1

Introduction to Spanish Accelerated Learning Workbook Part 1

NOW WITH ANSWERS POWERPOINT! Using a methodical building block approach, this ten-chapter accelerated learning workbook teaches students how to quickly convert many English words into Spanish and how to use high-frequency verbs to actively begin forming complete sentences from the get go. Suitable for any year group. Can run alongside and complement existing SoL. Can be set as homework. Each chapter is the ideal length for a 50-60 minute lesson. Course contents: *Transformation of thousands of English words into Spanish via the learning and practising of some rules, such as ‘TION = CIÓN’ (Information = información), ‘TY = DAD’ (Nationality = nacionalidad), ‘IVE = IVO’ (Active = activo), etc. Eighteen such rules are introduced in part one of this course. Definitive and indefinite articles ‘Es’ and ‘no es’ Using accents on words ‘Para mí’ and ‘para usted’ *Asking and answering questions *Spanish punctuation *Expressing opinions *Qualifier words (muy, bastante) Using a dictionary and glossary *‘Tengo’ and ‘no tengo’ *Using adjectives *‘Quiero’ and ‘no quiero’ *’¿Por qué’ and ‘porque’ *‘Necesito’ and ‘no necesito’ *‘Ir’, ‘a’ (Quiero ir a la playa) *‘A’ + ‘el’ = ‘al’ *Masculine and feminine *‘Puedo’ and ‘no puedo’ *‘Pero’ *Infinitives - changing nouns ending in ‘ción’ quickly into an infinitive *‘Dinero’ *Immediate future tense (voy a…) *Forming plurals Chapter Segments: *RECAP: A short starter activity recapping the previous lesson. *WHAT I’VE LEARNT THIS LESSON: a short plenary activity summing up what was learnt in the current lesson. *HOW WELL I DID THIS LESSON: students note down their score for the exercises and quickly answer a couple of questions regarding their participation. *NEXT LESSON I WILL…: students set a target for the following lesson. *SPANISH SOUNDS: an introduction to some of the sounds which differ most from English. *LANGUAGE DETECTIVE: dotted throughout the lessons, these sections ask students to spot patterns/clues in the language in order to gain promotion. *NOTAS: each lesson has a space for students to make their own notes. *INFO: a post-it note symbol indicates an explanation of a point of Spanish grammar or some other information needed at that point in the lesson. *REWIND: a reminder of a key piece of information to aid students in completing an exercise. *END MATERIAL: at the end of the booklet you will find a list of the key rules introduced during the lessons as well as a comprehensive English-Spanish glossary. There is also a MY TEACHER SAYS box at the end of the final chapter in which the teacher can grade effort, writing, reading and speaking and leave a comment. There is a space for the student to reply. PART TWO ALSO AVAILABLE.
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Spanish Friendship Poetry Lesson

Spanish Friendship Poetry Lesson

A lesson intended to be delivered largely in the target language (although this is optional) which is based around the topic of poetry about friends in Spanish. Resource pack contains: * A PowerPoint introducing the concept of poetry and some relevant vocabulary, as well as exploring a poem. * A gap-fill exercise using a poem by Borges along with a YouTube video. * A word search based around the poetry vocabulary. * A matching activity based around the poetry vocabulary. * An ActivInspire Flipboard file with an activity focusing on the use of comparisons as a poetic device. * A Teachers Notes file to help guide you and allow you to quickly print out the resources you'll need.
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Spanish Holidays Reading Task

Spanish Holidays Reading Task

This pack contains an extended Spanish text about a holiday in Florida, an English translation with the paragraphs in the wrong order to be cut up by the student and arranged into the correct order and an English translation in the correct order to put on the board for students to check their work. Suitable for any KS3 or 4 class studying the topic of holidays. Extension activities: Ask students to highlight verbs, adjectives, nouns in different colours in the Spanish text. Call out a word or phrase in the text and see who can call back the English meaning quickest. Ask students to rewrite text or part of text changing some key facts to suit their own tastes/opinions.
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GCSE Spanish Revision Aztec Adventure

GCSE Spanish Revision Aztec Adventure

A series of 11 tasks based around the planning of a trip to Mexico to explore a spooky Aztec temple where a Mexican researcher recently went missing. Each task focuses on a different topic and students must work together to escape the temple in time! Pack includes: * Lesson plan/running order * Eleven activities, each focusing on a different topic: * Some images for use as posters/promotional materials Topics covered: * Directions and places in the town * Food and drink * Shopping * Personal information and family * Hobbies * Daily routine * School * Health * Holidays * Jobs * The environment This activity was originally designed to be used as a fun way of revising some key GCSE vocabulary during an Easter School revision session. It can last up to a few hours. Can be used as an after school session or over the course of a week during lesson time. We were lucky enough to have access to a library with a large basement beneath it and students split into two groups and communicated using walkie-talkies provided by the school. This added to the drama — we had a drama student teacher dressed up as a monster and the students in the basement used torches to navigate from task to task, trying to complete activities within a given time or risk one member of the team being ‘caught’ by the monster and given a short time out. It can be easily adapted to work within a classroom, with the ‘research’ group sitting around a table with dictionaries, ready to assist the group completing the tasks.
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4 Levelled Group Talk Crib Sheets for Spanish

4 Levelled Group Talk Crib Sheets for Spanish

Group Talk encourages students to use the language in more casual, conversational settings. Put up a PowerPoint with pictures of various branded snacks, video games, television shows, movies, etc and get the students to use their knowledge of the language along with these crib sheets to engage in debates; expressing their opinions, agreeing and disagreeing with one another. There are three KS 3 sheets. Level 1 for Year 7, Level 2 for Year 8, Level 3 for Year 9, or can be used most specifically for differentiation within year groups. There is also a higher level, more mature sheet aimed at GCSE students. Get your students speaking more spontaneously and try not to correct small mistakes! Although I have listed these resources under 'displays and posters', I have found it helpful to have a set of each laminated ready to give out to the class when needed. An excellent starter or plenary activity and great training for the new GCSE speaking elements.
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Hispanic Food and Drink Lesson

Hispanic Food and Drink Lesson

A lesson designed for KS3 students exploring the topic of food and drink with a focus on some traditional dishes from Spain, Peru and Mexico. PACK CONTAINS: * A PowerPoint file with a starter activity, introduction to the impersonal use of 'se' (se come), texts with associated reading and writing tasks and answers to the listening and reading worksheets. Includes screen shots of short authentic texts, one of which is used for a 'spot the cognates' activity. * A listening task based on a video of people in Peru being interviewed about why they like their country's iconic Inca Kola. Focus on opinions and reasons for opinions. * A reading comprehension task also on the topic of Inca Kola. * Alphabetised vocabulary list to support less able students or those completely new to the topic of food and drink.
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Introduction to Spanish Accelerated Learning Workbook Part 2

Introduction to Spanish Accelerated Learning Workbook Part 2

Using a methodical building block approach, this ten-chapter accelerated learning workbook teaches students how to quickly convert many English words into Spanish and how to use high-frequency verbs to actively begin forming complete sentences from the get go. Suitable for any year group. Can run alongside and complement existing SoL. Can be set as homework. Each chapter is the ideal length for a 50-60 minute lesson. Course contents: *Mind map to recap rules from Part 1 *Nouns and verbs *Preterite tense, 1st and 3rd person sing. *'Era' (it was) *Food and drink vocabulary *Transport vocabulary *Places in the town vocabulary *Some phrases of frequency and time *Family members vocabulary *Clothes vocabulary *Colours *The personal 'a' *'Mi' and 'su' *'Hablar', 'ver', 'comprar' *'Con' *'De' + 'el' = 'del' *Question words *'Es' and 'está' *'Hay' and 'no hay' *'Él' and 'Ella' *Consolidation of immediate future tense, introduction of 'va a', 'vamos a' and 'van a' *'Creo que sí', 'creo que no' Chapter Segments: *RECAP: A short starter activity recapping the previous lesson. *WHAT I'VE LEARNT THIS LESSON: a short plenary activity summing up what was learnt in the current lesson. *HOW WELL I DID THIS LESSON: students note down their score for the exercises and quickly answer a couple of questions regarding their participation. *NEXT LESSON I WILL...: students set a target for the following lesson. *SPANISH SOUNDS: an introduction to some of the sounds which differ most from English. *LANGUAGE DETECTIVE: dotted throughout the lessons, these sections ask students to spot patterns/clues in the language in order to gain promotion. *NOTAS: each lesson has a space for students to make their own notes. *INFO: a post-it note symbol indicates an explanation of a point of Spanish grammar or some other information needed at that point in the lesson. *REWIND: a reminder of a key piece of information to aid students in completing an exercise. *END MATERIAL: at the end of the booklet you will find a list of the key rules introduced during the lessons as well as a comprehensive English-Spanish and Spanish-English glossary. There is also a MY TEACHER SAYS box at the end of the final chapter in which the teacher can grade effort, writing, reading and speaking and leave a comment. There is a space for the student to reply. PART 1 OF THIS COURSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE.
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Spanish Tortoise and the Hare Authentic Text Lesson Materials

Spanish Tortoise and the Hare Authentic Text Lesson Materials

This pack contains materials for teaching the Spanish version of The Tortoise and the Hare. CONTENTS: * ActivStudio presentation of key vocabulary from story. * Parallel text of the story, divided into small chunks of language to help students easily identify the equivalent Spanish words/phrases. * Gap-fill activity based on the text. * Storyboard activity based on the text. I have taught this lesson to three year 7 classes and all have been enthusiastic and felt a sense of achievement at being able to access a complete story in the target language.
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