Vocabulary Book

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:



September 8, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . vocabulary. Leave a comment.

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

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

Good luck!!


May 31, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . assessments, homework, school. Leave a comment.

Deberes – Una Carta (Homework – a Letter)

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.

May 4, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . homework, school, writing. Leave a comment.

Descripciones – Descriptions – Due Mon 14th March

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:


1. picture22.picture-1

3. picture3a          4.picture4a1

March 6, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . descriptions, vocabulary. Leave a comment.

Formas y Colores (Shapes and Colours)

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


March 5, 2011. Tags: , , , , . descriptions, vocabulary. Leave a comment.

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.

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