Assessments Week Commencing 13th June

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 – 2. En el instituto (work through all the boxes) / 3. Mi Familia (work through the boxes) – beginner – el transporte / las asignaturas / las frutas / las verduras / los snacks / desayuno / la hora – espanol – caminos 1 – Unidad 5 (nueva edicion) work through the exercises – beginner –  school / time / food and drink / transport

Good luck!!



May 31, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . assessments, homework, 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.

Examenes del 11 al 22 de enero (Exams 11th – 22nd January)

Welcome back after the Christmas holidays.  Unfortunately it is straight back into things with the exams starting next week.  Remember that you MUST revise adequately for these exams so that you get put into the correct teaching group at the end of January.

Here is the sheet that will be used for the oral exam.  You have all written sample questions and answers in your exercise books and need to know them off by heart.  You will not be able to take any notes with you into the exam. 

I will ask you 4 of the questions in Spanish, which you will answer in Spanish.  Then I will point to the remaining questions and you must ask me the question in Spanish, which I will then answer. 

To get the best possible mark, you should speak accurately in full sentences paying attention to your pronunciation.

Some of these questions will come up in your written exam as well, so make sure that you not only know how to say them, but how to write them accurately too!

Other topics to revise are:

Countries, nationalities, languages, Family, Pets, Personal information

Verbs – tener, estar, ser, vivir, hablar

Here are some web-sites to use to revise:   – elementary – Galaxy 1, 2 & 3 – beginner – los animales, los paises, las nacionalidades, numeros, el alfabeto  – Caminos 1, Unidades 1, 2, 3 & 4 – Grammar – ser / estar, ser – Core – alphabet & spelling, numbers, countries, questions and answers.

Espanol-extra and Linguascope are both password protected, you should have written the passwords in your homework diaries, if not, come and see me on Monday and I will tell you them.

Happy revising and GOOD LUCK!


January 8, 2010. Tags: , , , . assessments, homework, personal information. Leave a comment.