These are the words that you have been using in class to help you learn the sounds of Spanish – try to remember them at home!
Click on the link below to download a Y7 Spanish vocabulary book. It is not obligatory to have one, but it is a very useful resource to help you in class and at home:
Welcome to the Year 7 Spanish blog. Essential vocabulary, grammar and homework will be posted on the blog each week, so if you are absent for any reason or cannot remember what homework was set, make sure that you check the blog. Feel free to leave comments and questions!
As you all know you have end of year assessments coming up, these are very important and you need to ensure that you do some quality, focussed revision before them. The main topic covered is school and includes:
- School subjects
- Opinions of subjects and reasons for your opinions
- The time
- Describing your timetable
- Food and drink
- What facilities and rooms there are in school
- Modes of transport
You have all recieved a Parentmail with the revision booklet, I have also added it here so that you can download it and work through it. Below are also a number of links to websites to help you prepare:
Year 7 Spanish summer revision booklet 2010 Click on this link to download revision booklet
www.vocabexpress.com – 2. En el instituto (work through all the boxes) / 3. Mi Familia (work through the boxes)
www.linguascope.com – beginner – el transporte / las asignaturas / las frutas / las verduras / los snacks / desayuno / la hora
www.languagesonline.org.uk – espanol – caminos 1 – Unidad 5 (nueva edicion) work through the exercises
www.espanol-extra.co.uk – beginner – school / time / food and drink / transport
Most of you have received your first letter from the Institut Ramon Muntaner School in Figueres, Spain. Homework for the first lesson next week (Mon 9th May or Weds 11th May depending which set you are in) is to write your second letter to them. Your letter should be around 100 words.
Hello Year 7s,
I’m afraid that I am not in your classes this week as I am on a course on Friday and working with the Peruvians tomorrow. I have left a little project with the covering teacher and wanted to give you the heads up first!
I have matched you all up with a Spanish penfriend from our link school in Figueres Spain. Whilst I am not here this week, I would like you all to write your letter of introduction to your new Spanish penfriend.
You should use tomorrow’s lesson (Weds) to write a draft letter in Spanish to your new penfriend. The letter must be at least 100 words. You should include the following information:
– an introduction of yourself (name, age, birthday, what you look like – hair/eyes, where you live, what languages you speak)
– an introduction of your family (brothers and sisters, pets – ages and descriptions of them)
– at the end of your letter you should write 3 simple questions in English to your penfriend – remember their English will be about the same level as your Spanish, so don’t make your questions too complicated!
You should prepare a draft of the letter in your exercise book in the next lesson. If you have finished the letter before the end of the lesson, you can start to write it up neatly on a piece a A4 paper (either lined or there is coloured paper in the MFL photocopy room which you may prefer – just ask the teacher if you can go and get some).
On Friday, please bring in a couple of photos or pictures that you would like to attach to your letter and remember that the better your letter is presented and the more effort that you put into your letter, the better the letter that you will receive will be. Decoration allowed this time!!
Have fun and I will see you all next week!! 🙂
Use the key words worksheet below to desribe the pictures. Do not use a dictionary for this, try to stick to the words and the structures on the worksheet or that you know from previous lessons:
Colores – Colours
rojo – red
azul – blue
amarillo – yellow
negro – black
rosa – pink
naranja – orange
verde – green
marrón – brown
violeta – purple
blanco – white
claro – light
oscuro – dark
Formas – Shapes
Learn the vocabulary below for a vocab test next Friday. You also need to memorise the verb ‘tener’ – to have which is in the post before this one.
The verb ‘tener’ is a key verb. It is also necessary to be able to talk about your family. Always learn verbs in the same order – I, you, he / she / you (formal), we, you (pl), they / they / you (formal pl). Try chanting it to a rhythm or singing it in time with a tune!
yo tengo – I have
tú tienes – you have
él tiene – he has
ella tiene – she has
usted tiene – you have (polite)
nosotros tenemos – we have
vosotros tenéis – you have (pl)
ellos tienen – they have (masc or mixed)
ellas tienen – they have (fem)
ustedes tienen – you have (polite pl)