Deberes: Animales. Para viernes, 11 de febrero

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.


February 1, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . family, homework, vocabulary. Leave a comment.

Verbo Tener (Verb to Have)

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)

January 31, 2011. Tags: , , , . family, verbs, vocabulary. Leave a comment.

¿Tienes hermanos? – Do you have brothers or sisters?

Q:  ¿Tienes hermanos?   – Do you have brothers or sisters?
A:  Tengo un hermano    – I have a brother
A:  Tengo una hermano  – I have a sister
A:  No tengo hermanos    – I don’t have any brothers or sisters

*Note that you use ‘un’ for the masculine word and ‘una’ for the feminine word.
*  Hermanos = brothers or brothers and sisters.    Hermanas = sisters.
*To make the sentence negative simply add ‘no’ before the verb.
Now Look at the prompts below and write a sentence for each saying how many brothers and sisters you have.
Now click on the thumbnail below to check your answers.

January 30, 2011. Tags: , , , . family, verbs. Leave a comment.

Deberes: Describir una Familia (Describing a family) – para el 21 de enero (for 21st Jan)

La Familia Real (The Royal Family)


In Spanish you cannot say Jaime is Felipe‘s dad.   The apostrophe ‘s’ does not exist in Spanish.  Instead we have to say Felipe is the father of  Jaime.  Look at the example sentences below and then write 5 similar sentences describing the Spanish Royal Family.

  • Juan Carlos es el abuelo de Pablo.  (Juan Carlos is the grand-father of Pablo / Juan-Carlos is Pablo’s grandfather)
  • Felipe es el esposo de Letizia.  (Felipe is the husband of Letizia / Felipe is Letizia’s husband)
  • Sofía es la hermana de Leonor.  (Sofía is the sister of Leonor / Sofía is Leonor’s sister)

January 12, 2011. Tags: , . family. Leave a comment.

Deberes – La Familia (Homework – the Family) Due Mon 31st Jan

Using the Spanish Royal Family’s family tree, complete worksheet one below – if you want some extra practise, then have a go at worksheet two:

Worksheet 1


Worksheet 2


January 11, 2011. Tags: , , , . family, homework. Leave a comment.

DEBERES: Vocabulario – La Familia (Homework – Family Vocab) para el 12 de enero

Below is a list of vocabulary for family members.   You should learn these words off by heart!


January 6, 2011. Tags: , , , . family, homework, vocabulary. 7 comments.

Exam Revision Links

The two main topics for the upcoming exams are Family and School.  I have made a list of web-site links and exercises that you can use to do your revision (see below).  Please also remember to go back through your exercise books and vocabulary books and revise what you we have done throughout the year.  We will start with the reading and listening exams first, then the writing and speaking.  Remember PREPARATION IS KEY – Good luck!! – beginner Spanish – work through the following topics:

los paises
las nacionalidades
las asignaturas
en mi estuche
en la clase
los colores
la hora
los numeros – work through the following topics:

alphabet and spelling
days and months
family and pets
where you live – Espanol – Work through the following Units:

Caminos 1:

Unidad 1 – greetings / numbers / days of the week
Unidad 2 – months / numbers / classroom objects
Unidad 3 – family / numbers / pets
Unidad 4 – Where you live
Unidad 4 (nueva edicion) – describing people
Unidad 5 (nueva edicion) – school / time
Unidad 6 – adjectives (descriptions)
Unidad 6 (nueva edicion) – where you live
Unidad 9 – the time

I hope that this all helps you to do some really good revision!!

June 13, 2010. Tags: , , , , . adjectives, assessments, descriptions, family, homework, personal information, school. Leave a comment.

Examen Oral – Speaking Test

Your speaking exam will last for a maximum of one and a half minutes.  You can prepare a presentation of up to 45 seconds covering the topics shown below about your family and school, I will then ask you questions about a Spanish school (using the prompts) for another 45 seconds. 

Remember it is quality not quantity that counts.  You need to show me that you know a variety of vocabulary and grammar.  To gain a level 4 you need to use verbs in the ‘yo’ (I) form and other forms such as ‘el’ (he) or ‘ella’ (she), you also need to give opinions (me gusta, me encanta, odio, detesto, etc..) and you need to link your sentences together with conjunctions (y, pero, porque, tambien, etc….).  If you want to gain a level 5, you need to use the future tense (voy a + infinitive).

speaking assessment

June 7, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . assessments, family, homework, school. Leave a comment.

Possessive Adjectives- my, your, his, her, etc…..

Use the possessive adjectives below to complete the sentences:


  1. ……… hermano se llama Jorge.    (My brother is called Jorge)
  2. ……… hermanos se llaman Peter y Alan.  (My brothers are called Peter and Alan)
  3. ……… abuelo se llama Juan.  (Their grandfather is called Juan)
  4. ……… primas se llaman Hannah y Lily.  (Our cousins are called Hannah and Lily)
  5. ……… padres se llaman Elizabeth y Marcus.  (Your parents are called Elizabeth and Marcus)


Now click on the thumbnail below to check the answers: 


December 5, 2009. Tags: , , , . family. Leave a comment.

Homework: Describir una Persona – Adjetivos (Test Monday 2nd March)


February 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , . adjectives, descriptions, family, homework, vocabulary. Leave a comment.