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6 Curso – La Tierra y Su Estado de Salud

Anuncio Medio Ambiente.

Vea el video y luego contesta las preguntas al fondo de la página.

Unos Artículos para leer y aprender más:

TITULARES:
http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20110804/capa-hielo-artico-disminuye-hasta-casi-minimos-historicos/452251.shtml
http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20110530/emisiones-gases-contaminantes-llegan-niveles-record-segun-aie/435623.shtml
http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20101230/ano-luchar-bosques/391222.shtml
http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20100620/identifican-glaciar-antartico-como-fuente-principal-subida-del-nivel-global-delmar/336440.shtml
http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20100517/cambio-climatico-amenaza-costas-mediterraneas/331575.shtml

PROBLEMAS MEDIOAMBIENTALES:
http://www.elpais.com/graficos/sociedad/Problemas/ambientales/elpgrasoc/20030422elpepusoc_3/Ges/

NOTICIA:
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/sociedad/barco/energias/renovables/recorre/Espana/elpepusoc/20110715elpepusoc_1/Tes

3º Curso – En Casa

Click here to practice with the vocabulary of La Casa, there are a few verbs included as well towards the end of the series.

A great series of activities here to practice with the vocabulary of the house items.

Here are some similar activities to revise the electrodomésticos.

And more here to review the vocabulary of household chores.

6 Curso – Past Participles (with Ser)

The Past Participles in Spanish can be used in a variety of ways.

First we saw them used in the Present Perfect Tense with the verb Haber

He
Has                                                                                          -ar = -ado          (hablar = hablado)
Ha                                  +       Past Particple                      -er = -ido           (comer = comido)
Hemos                                                                                    -ir = -ido            (vivir = vivido)
Habéis
Han

There are of course a list of irregulars as well we you can find in De Acuerdo P.67. You can revise the Present Perfect by clicking here.

However we can also use the Past Participles with Ser to construct the Passive Voice. This is normally seen in journalistic articles so it’s important to be able to recognise it even if you don’t use it. Click here for a quick rundown on this, make sure you practice using the quizzes on the left hand side of the page.

Essentially we conjugate Ser in whatever tense we require and then follow it with the past participle of the action being ‘done’ for example:

Este libro fue esrcrito por Cervantes.

 

 

 

6 Curso – The Impersonal and Passive Voice in Spanish

You can find a good review of this topic in De Acuerdo (Unit 10 p 120 – 123). However there are some other explanations attached below along with some practice exercises.

First up is the Impersonal ‘Se’, used when the subject of verb is unknown. Good for general statements, for example:

Se habla español en perú.
Se debe estudiar mucho.
¿Cómo se dice ´book´ en español? 

Click here to review and practice.

 

We also have the Passive ´Se´ used for when the subject of the verb and the object of the verb are the same. For example:

Se come la tarta  – the cake was eaten.

By who? We don´t know, we don´t need to know. This is a Passive sentence. Click here to review Active v Passive.

Click here to review and practice.

As differentiating between the two can be quite difficult you can practice the Impersonal Se v Passive Se by clicking here.

There is also the case of the Accidental Se. We use this for unplanned events. It basically works the same as Gustar only with a Se added to the start of the sentence.

You can click here to practice but only move onto this when you are comfortable with the Impersonal and Passive Se.

Los números

Also essential for the written section of the exam Click the links below to review the following:

Cardinal numbers 0 – 100

Cardinal numbers 101 +

Ordinal numbers – First, second, third etc

Be sure to do the practice quizzes associated with each of these topics, it’s the only way to keep track of your learning.

Extra links:

Another review of the Ordinal numbers with some associated quizzes on the menu to the left.

 

El Imperativo

Hay una buena explicación del imperativo aquí.  – spanishdict.com imperative review.

Puedes practicar un poco más aquí – Ejercicios del imperativo. 

Recuerda! la mejor forma de aprender los tiempos verbales en español es por la practica.

Leaving Certificate HL – The Opinion Piece

Sample Opinion Pieces & Notes.

I’ve attached a link to Google Drives with some sample Opinion Pieces that I’ve collected over the years for you to have a look at. I would not recommend learning them off as you don’t know if they’ll necessarily apply to the question your given. Rather look at the structure of the pieces, the vocab and phrases they use, take some ideas from them and write some sample plans.

Remember that when writing an opinion piece once you make your content relevant to the title you should be ok. It’s up to you to make it fit.

You’ll also find some vocabulary and hint sheets on what constitutes a good Opinion Piece though you have most of these already.

Google Drives Sample Opinion Pieces