Archive for the ‘1 Curso’ Category

2º Curso – ¿Qué hora es?

Las Horas:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/school_day/times/ – Some practice activities from the BBC Languages website

http://www.ver-taal.com/ej_hora1.htm

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Unidad 1 – Hola ¿Qué tal?

Here you can practice some of the vocabulary and phrases from Unidad 1.

Haz Click aquí para practicar con Quizlet 

Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns

Click here for a good review of the possessive adjectives with a bit extra about possessive pronouns. And you can do the practice quiz by clicking here and here.

Click here to review some flashcards of the possessives with family members and other vocab.

Another good review can be found here, with a follow up practice quiz here.

1 Curso: Regular -AR verbs in Spanish

We’ll start with the regular -AR verbs. The good news is that there are more -AR verbs than -ER and -IR verbs and once you know the rule for one regular -AR verb you’ll know the rule for all Regular -AR verbs. So, provided you know the infinitive of a verb you’ll definitely be able to say who did something and at when they did it (but we’ll be looking at past and future much later).

For now lets look at the steps we need to follow:

1 – Take the infinitive of the verb, for example Hablar – to speak.

2. Take off the ending -AR, which leaves you with the stem Habl-.

3. Now add the following endings depending on who is doing the speaking:

-o               –    I
-as             –    You
-a               –    He/She/It/You (polite)
-amos      –     We
-ais           –     You (plural)
-an            –     They/You (plural & polite)

So we would get:

Hablo                     –     I speak
Hablas                   –     You speak
Habla                     –     He/She/It/You (polite) speaks
Hablamos            –     We speak
Hablais                 –      You (plural) speak
Hablan                  –      They/You (plural & polite) speak

The same steps then apply for any regular -AR verbs such as Bailar – to dance, Cantar – to sing, Estudiar – to study, Caminar – to walk. Have a go at conjugating these yourself.

Regular Verbs Review

Click here to practice with more common regular -AR verbs in a series of games.

Practice the pattern of a regular -AR verb (tocar – to touch) here.

Of course we also have Irregular verbs that do not follow these simple steps and we’ll come to them later. The good news is that you already know 3 of the most important irregular verbs; Ser, Estar and Tener.

1 Curso – Los Días y Los Meses

Over the last few days we’ve started to take a look at the days of the week and months of the year in Spanish. Below are a few sites for you to take a look at that will help you learn them and how to use them:

A very good summary of the days of the week here, there are some practice quizzes on the menu to the left. 

And the months and seasons can be found here, again with some practice quizzes.

A fantastic site from the BBC that allows you to learn the vocabulary and then you can play some games to practice. Unfortunately the videos will not work in Ireland.

A good youtube video can be viewed here that reviews the days and months in Spanish.

A series of games from Quia.com to practice with.

Pasálo bien!

1 Curso – Ser v Estar

In class we learned that Ser and Estar both mean ‘To Be’ but we use them for different things.

Remember the phrase ‘For how you feel and Where you are always use the verb Estar’.

That means we can use Ser for almost everything else; origin, nationality, character, professions, physical descriptions (including colours) and saying what things are or who they belong to.

Use the links below to read more about the differences and make sure to do the practice quizzes in the column on the left:

Ser v Estar 1

Ser v Estar 2

Ser v Estar 3

Ser v Estar 4

Here is another good explanation of the differences between Ser and Estar. When you’re finished reading click the green ‘QUIZ’ button to test yourself. Click here.

Las Nacionalidades

Actividad de la Clase

Haz clic aquí para repasar y practicar con la actividad de clase en ProfedeEle.es

 

Click the following link to revise and practice the nationalities. Don’t forget to try out the games along the top of the screen to help you revise.

Nationalities Flashcards

Here are a few games to practice further with:

Battleships

South American Nationalities

Nationalities with Ser