Archive for 31 enero 2013

La Comida

Click on the links below to access some activities related to the topic of food.

Click here to learn ‘La Carne’.

Fruit and Vegetables can be found here. 

There’s a much bigger list here.

There are a series of games here to practice with.

I’ll add more links to this post over the coming days.

New Links (01/02):

More food vocab can be found here.

A great series of exercises that helps you build up from vocabulary to practicing sentences. Start at 1.Get Ready and go from there.

More exercises and activities from the BBC Languages website.


El Instituto – Review Activity

A good resource here but will need to create an account to access it.

Click here.

Pre Leaving and Junior Certificate Courses

For those that are interested, the Instituto Cervantes in Dublin is running pre-exam courses for both Junior and Leaving Certificate. There are several courses on offer which can be viewed here but they all seem to work out at around €10 per hour which is fairly reasonable.

Click here to view the courses.

6th Year Oral Exam

Click here to access a site which covers a broad range of topics covered in the Leaving Certificate Oral General Conversation. 

Just select a topic by clicking on Access Lesson and you’ll be brought to a page which has a recording of the common phrases.

Las Asignaturas – School Subjects

Click here to practice with some flashcards on the school subjects. Don’t forget to do some of the practice games by clicking here  and here.

Here are a few activities and games from the BBC website. It’s aimed at older primary school kids in the UK but it’s worth having a look at. Try out some of the games which can be accessed by clicking in the small window on the right.

Click here for a few more games. And here for even more.

6th Year Homework 18/01/13 – Informal Letter

Click here to open up the 2007 OL exam paper. You are doing Section B, Question 1 which is the informal letter.

The question reads as follows:

Your Spanish friend Carmen has invited you to visit her this summer in Pamplona. Write a letter to her in Spanish.

Use all of the points mentioned below:

– Thank her for the letter and the invitation to her house.

– Say that your parents think it is a great idea.

– You can’t go until August because you are working in July.

– You want to speak Spanish to her family and friends

– Mention one thing you would like to see and one thing you would like to do

El Tiempo – the weather

The weather is a very important topic at Junior Certificate making regular appearances in the listening and written sections so it is well worth knowing.

To begin with click here for a selection of flashcards with the most important vocabulary.

Or you can take a look at this video on youtube.

Here’s a good online lesson with a decent review and some important vocabulary. Practice here here and here.

And another good review with a practice quiz available at the bottom.

There’s plenty there to get you going and we’ll do some work next week in class as well.