Archive for the ‘2 Curso’ Category

2 Curso – La Comida

Below are some links you can use to practice the vocabulary of ‘Food’ (p.66 – 68). It is very important that you try to learn as many of these words as possible as they feature a lot in reading and listening comprehension. You’ll also notice that there are a lot of words so start learning them now.

Quizlet Folder – You’ll find a collection of flashcards based on the lists from the book. Start with La Carne and Los Comestibles.

Practice games and exercises

Ver Taal Spanish – Practice with lots of vocab here including some stranger tropical fruits.

Mi Vida Loca – A brilliant interactive video lesson that allows you to practice the spoken Spanish. There are three links to try here:

Episodio 3 – Tapas 

Episodio 12 – El Mercado

Episodio 13 – El Restaurante

That should keep you going for now. You can always just google and see what you come up with as well.

2º Curso – 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: Las Instalaciones

Quizlet – Mis Asignaturas

Profedeele – Objetos de la clase

BBC Primary Languages: Una día típico en mi colegio

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2 Curso – Direct Object Pronouns

Here are a few links for you to practice the DOP’s with. Although they might seem a little tricky in class, the more practice you do the easier they get. Before long you won’t even have to think about them.

StudySpanish.com – Try each of the following links in order. They might look the same at first but continue reading to the bottom of each to note the differences:

1. DOP’s

2. Negative Sentences with DOP’s

3. Infinitive Verbs with DOP’s 

Each of the links above have free Practice Quizzes that go with them so be sure to have a go.

Some more exercises:

1. Replace the underlined noun with a pronoun

2. Fill in the correct pronoun and conjugate the verb

3. Practice the pronouns with Infinitives

2 curso – The Future Simple – I will do ……

We use this Future Tense in Spanish to talk about things we ‘will‘ do and not things we are definitely ‘going to’ do.

Again it is not too difficult and there are only a few irregular verbs. Click here for a good summary of how to form the Simple Future or check the rules in your book.

*** The important thing to remember is that with this tense you DO NOT remove the -AR, -ER or -IR from the Infinitive of the verb. You just add the endings to the infinitive. ***

Click the links below for some practice:

StudySpanish.com Future Tense

AprenderEspanol – Muchos ejercicios aqui

2 Curso – The Immediate Future Tense

This is probably the easiest tense to learn and use in Spanish as you only need to know how to conjugate one verb ‘Ir’ and there are no irregulars.

Remember our 3 steps to forming the Immediate Futre:

Step 1: Conjugate the verb ‘Ir’ depending on WHO is doing the action

Voy             –               I am going …..
Vas              –              you are going ……
Va                –             He/she is going …….
Vamos       –            We are going …..
Vais            –            You (pl) are going ……
Van            –             They are going ……

Step 2: Add an ‘a’.

Step 3: Add the infinitive of the verb that is going to be done.

Voy a bailar     –     I am going to dance
Vas a comer      –   You are going to eat

*** Remember to learn the ‘Vocabulario’ on p.33 of Primer Paso 2 that goes with this tense ***

Click here to take a practice quiz.

YOU CAN PRACTICE WITH SOME VOCABULARY TO USE WITH THE FUTURE TENSE HERE

Another phrase that work this way is Pensar + infinitive

Pensar + infinitive – Pienso ir a España el verano que viene = I plan to visit Spain next summer. *** Note there is no need for the ‘a’ here. ***

Saber v Conocer

In Spanish we’ve seen how there are to ways to say ‘to be’ – Ser and Estar.

In the same way there are two ways to say ‘to know’ – Conocer and Saber, as we saw in class though both mean ‘to know’ in different ways.

We use Saber to talk about how we ‘know’ knowledge or skills for example to know how to swim (Saber nadar) or to know how to speak Spanish (Saber hablar el español).  You could also know facts, for example (Saber la historia de Irlanda).

Conocer is used to talk about how we know someone, as in to know Mark (Conocer a Mark). Yet it is also used to talk about how you know a country, city or town (conocer Irlanda, conocer Dublín, conocer Stillorgan) ….. BUT BE CAREFUL…. it does not mean that you know about the history of the town or facts about the town but more about where things are in the town and what you can do to spend time there. Click on the link below for a review of Saber v Conocer.

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW SABER V CONOCER (AND THERE’S A BIT ON PEDIR V PREGUNTA BUT YOU CAN IGNORE THAT FOR NOW IF YOU LIKE)

YOU CAN ALSO PRACTICE HERE. IT MIGHT BE A BIT MORE DIFFICULT BUT HAVE A GO.

2º Curso – Repaso de Vocabulario

The following links will help you to revise some of the vocabulary we´ve covered so far in Primer Paso 2, just click to practice:

Por la Ciudad:

Quizlet – Flashcards and games

Mylo – Games and Activities  

A Selection of Activities

Pidiendo Direcciones:

Quizlet – Flashcards and games to practice asking and giving directions

De Compras:

Quizlet – Flashcards and games to practice vocab for shops.

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