Archive for 29 febrero 2016

5 Curso: Por v Para

Por and Para can cause a lot of problems for the English speaker, especially when we pigeon hole both words as meaning ´for´. In reality the uses of each can be far more nuanced, specifically ‘Por’.

I would advise you to focus specifically on the uses of ‘Para’ though as these are fewer and in my opinion are slightly more logical, you can then almost assume that most other uses are served by ‘Por’ (it is also advisable to learn some of the set expressions and idioms used with ‘por’, they are many)

Have a look at the following links:

A decent review of the uses of both from Studyspanish.com

Another summary from Spanish.about.com

A nice little discussion on the subtle differences sometimes seen between Por and Para, particularly when speaking of motives. 

 

Some practice exercises:

The ever reliable BK Nelson

Por v Para 1

Por v Para 2

Loads of links to various exercises here

Mi Instituto – Vocabulario para describir tu colegio

Click on the links below to practice the vocabulary associated with describing your school life. This includes describing the school itself but also the subject (asignaturas) that you study. Be sure to try them all:

Quizlet – Mi Instituto: Classrooms and Facilities

Quizlet – Mis Asignaturas: School Subjects

BBC Primary Languages: School Day (includes a review of time)

Loads of activities and activities to choose from here from funwithlanguages.com

1st Year – Gustar Type Verbs

Below you will find a good review of the Gustar Type Verbs from studyspanish.com. There are also a few practice quizzes on the menu on the left:

Study Spanish – Gustar

Gustar Verbs practice

Languages Online – Gustar Game

Gusta o Gustan

 

And here are some links to a few games on the pastimes:

BBC Languages

Quia Game – Gustar