Archive for 21 mayo 2017

La Comida

This is a great page from BBC Languages that will help you with Food vocabulary and how to create some  basic sentences that you’ll be able to use in your exams.

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5º – Usando el Subjuntivo

The following links provide numerous exercises with which to practice the various uses of the present subjunctive and its conjugations, make sure you get plenty in over the break.

Have your book ‘De Acuerdo’ handy if you need to review any conjugations or if you need to clarify any rules whilst doing the exercises.

BK Nelson

Impersonal Phrases and the Subjunctive

Ojalá and the Subjunctive (Listening)

Incomplete Actions

Uncertainty/Doubt

Loads of links to practice all aspects of the Subjunctive

5º – Verbos Irregulares en el Subjuntivo

En las últimas clases hemos visto como se forma los verbos regulares en el subjuntivo. Ahora podemos practicar con los irregulares. De nuevo la página web BK Nelson es nuestra amiga ya que hay un montón de ejercicios con que podemos practicar. Abajo podéis encontrar unos enlaces:

Repasos del Subjuntivo:

Como se forma los verbos regulares e irregulares.

Verbos regulares y los con cambio de raiz

Verbos con cambios ortograficos 

Verbos irregulares

Para Practicar:

Ejercicios de BK Nelson

Más ejercicios

5º Curso – El Subjuntivo

Al fin estamos a punto de luchar contra el subjuntivo. El año pasado vimos un poco de este modo a traves del imperativo sin embargo este año vamos a ver no solo cómo se forma sino como se usa. Abajo podéis encontrar unos enlaces útiles para repasar y practicar el modo.

Repasos:

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/subj1.htm – Un buen repaso del modo con que puedes practicar un poco también.

Práctica:

http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/subj_pres.php – una selección buena de ejercicios aquí. Si practicáis con estas no tendréis problemas.

http://www.aprenderespanol.org/verbos/subjuntivo-presente.html

Leaving Cert HL Reading Practice

Below are a series of links that you can go to to practice reading Spanish and in order to do well at HL Spanish you need to read as much as possible.

Remember it’s as important if not more important to focus on vocabulary as opposed to grammar. Knowing the rules of grammar is only of a benefit to you if you have the vocabulary to apply them to.

As such when studying Spanish you should incorporate as much  reading and listening as possible. Reading refreshes vocabulary already acquired as well as introducing you to new vocabulary. Also try to identify any grammar that you have studied, observe sentence structure and see how this translates to English. Doing so will help not only with Reading Comprehension but also with Written Expression. Some of these sites also have review exercises to test your understanding.

A possible form of written practice would be to rewrite in summary form each paragraph from an article you’ve just read. This is excellent practice for opinion piece writing.

http://www.veintemundos.com/en/

http://www.20minutos.es/

http://www.bbc.com/mundo

http://paper.li/THWprofesora/1353097661

http://www.practicaespanol.com/

http://www.scoop.it/t/spanish-as-a-second-language-1

http://practicopedia.lainformacion.com/

http://www.muyinteresante.es/

http://www.efefuturo.com/

Grammar Revision Websites

The following links are all excellent for revising grammar points. Best practice would be to revise the topic in De Acuerdo or http://www.studyspanish.com (see link below) and then work through the websites to see what exercises you can find. 

Grammar Revision

StudySpanish.com Grammar – Good, simple but basic explanations with some free quizzes attached

BK Nelson Spanish – An old favourite that covers most topics very well. Completely in Spanish.

SpanishDict.com Grammar – Explanations by grammar topic with associated quiz.

Ver Taal Grammar – Excellent site with grammar, vocab, listening and any other number of other components.

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