Junior Cert Revision

The following links will help you to revise for the Listening and Reading Comprehensions, The Grammar (verbs and tenses, prepositions etc.)

 

Vocabulary Building

Most important for a good Junior Cert is a good broad range of grammar. The following links will help you to build your grammar in a more interactive and productive way than reading out of a book.

SpanishDict.com Vocab Builder – sign in with google or facebook to record your progress.

Quizlet.com – just search for a vocab set (e.g. animals Spanish) and start practicing. I’ve created a few sets myself so you can also search for user mahernmr. Download the Quizlet App to practice on your phone as well, I’ll probably be using it in class anyway.

ProfeDeEle Vocab – An excellent site with a really good range of activities and if you browse the site you’ll find more than just vocab, it’s also great for grammar and there are options for listening and reading as well.

Those sites are for me the best and will offer you plenty to keep you going.

 

Listening Revision

1. Be Sure to listen at least once every day or two, even if it’s only for 5 minutes. Keep your ear tuned into Spanish.

2. Make use of the listening exercises in your Qué Pasa 1 & 2 textbooks. Even if you’ve done them before it’s worth listening to again to reinforce knowledge.

3. Try the following link for some extra practice, you have the text to help you and can turn it off if you just want to practice listening. Focus on Beginners, Intermediate A and Intermediate B:

Notes in Spanish – Beginners Audio

Here’s another :

SpanishListening.org

 

 Reading Comprehension

Use the following to practice for the Reading Comprehensions. Remember to read at least one article a day. Also be sure to practice exercises from Practicamos.

http://www.practicaespanol.com/AgenciaEFE-InstitutoCervantes/noticias/nivel-a/

 

Grammar Revision

For grammar you want to focus on the Present tense (regulars, irregulars, stem-changers, reflexives), the Past Tenses (Preterito Indefinido and the Imperfect) and the Future Tenses (Ir a + inf and the Simple Future).

Also DO NOT IGNORE the Tener Expressions.

http://www.spanishdict.com/grammar – Great for reviews and it has loads of practice quizzes under each topic.

http://www.studyspanish.com/tutorial.htm – Again very good for reviews and also has a few free practice quizzes.

http://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/ – Less reviews and more exercises here, browse the Verb Forms section in particular.

‘Expressions with Tener’

Click this link, review and do some practice exercises :

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/tenexp.htm

Some revision notes can be found here.

If you are looking for more specific exercises related to a particular topic then look back over the posts under ‘3 curso’, there have been plenty added over the year.

 

2 Curso – Stem-changing Verbs

Stem Changing Verbs

These verbs can be challenging for students as there are a lot of them and there’s no real way of knowing which verbs take stem-changes and which don’t. What is required is lots of regular practice to drill them to memory.

*** Remember The Boot with stem-changing verbs. ***

Verbs with an O -> UE change

Verbs with an E -> IE change

Verbs with an E -> I change

Stem Changing Verb Explanation and Practice

Another Practice Quiz with a good list of common stem changers

 

El Futuro

Un tiempo verbal muy fácil a dominar y será muy importante cuando se trata de escribir ensayos.

Empieza aqui con este enlaces que explica bien cómo formar el future simple.

Ejercicio que os deja cambiar un verbo del pasado al futuro.

Ejercicio de Los Optimistas y Los Pesimistas

Las Ciudades del Futuro

Expressions with Tener

Click here to practice the ‘Expressions with Tener’ on Quizlet. Be sure to do the activities and test after learning the flashcards.

Click this link, review and do some practice exercises :

Expressions with Tener.

More exercises here.

3º Curso – Revision notes

Click on the Edmodo link below to access copies of the notes I gave you a few months back. You´ll need to log on to Edmodo to access them.

Edmodo files

Quizlet Sets for Revision

All of  my Quizlet flashcard sets can be found by clicking here.

As I add and create more sets they will be added automatically so make sure to keep checking back.

3º Revision – Ir de Compras

Practicad con las paginas web de abajo para repasar el tema ´Ir de Compras´

De Compras:

Quizlet – Flashcards and games to practice vocab for shops.

StudySpanish.com

 

La Comida:

Carne, pescado y mariscos.

Fruta y verduras

Más comida

 

La Ropa:

Quizlet – La Ropa

 

Los Muebles:

Quizlet – Los Muebles