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.

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.

Assessments: 15th – 26th November

The weeks 15th – 26th November will be assessment weeks, we will be doing reading, writing, and speaking assessments as well as the Spelling Bee competition in classes.  Below are a list of topics, vocab and links to help you revise for your tests:

General topics to revise are:

  • alphabet
  • introducing yourself – name, age, nationality, where you live, where you are from
  • nationalities
  • countries
  • numbers
  • saying how you are
  • family members

Here are some links to help you:

www.linguascope.com – beginner – el alfabeto / donde yo vivo / las nacionalidades / los paises

www.linguascope.com – elementary – planet 1

www.languagesonline.org.uk – espanol – Caminos Book 1 – Unidad 1 – 4

Speaking Assessment

In your speaking assessment you will work with another student asking and answering questions in Spanish.  Below shows you what you may be asked or have to answer in Spanish.  Go back through your exercise and vocab books and find the relevant Spanish and memorise it.

November 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , . assessments, homework. Leave a comment.

Spelling Bee Competition!!

There will be National Foreign Language Spelling Bee which runs throughout the year culminating in a national championship in July.  Click on the powerpoint below to get the competition details and to download the first 50 words that should be learned for the class competitions just before Christmas.  Year 8 students will be available in 150 one lunchtime a week to test you and help you practise and learn the words!

spelling bee powerpoint for students

Here is a reminder of how to pronounce the letters in spanish, you can also find this in your vocabulary books on page 19.


September 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , . skills, spelling bee, vocabulary. Leave a comment.

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!!

www.linguascope.com – 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

www.espanol-extra.co.uk – work through the following topics:

alphabet and spelling
days and months
family and pets
where you live

www.languagesonline.org.uk – 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.

Spanish Spelling Bee – UPDATE!

Please feel free to come along to the Spanish Spelling Bee practice on Friday lunchtimes in ML7.  You are welcome to bring your lunch and eat there.

spelling bee poster

November 11, 2009. Tags: , . skills, spelling bee. Leave a comment.

Deberes – Vocabulario (para 8 de octubre)

Read the sheet below and then learn the vocabulary for the next lesson.  Remember to only work for 10 minutes at a time and to focus really hard on learning the words.  Cover one language and test yourself until you get them all correct.  Test each other in form time or get your parents to test you at home.

memory1 homework sheet

memory 1 homework sheet 2

vocab memory

October 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , . homework, skills, vocabulary. Leave a comment.

Next Page »