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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)

SpanishDict.com Conocer v Saber

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

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2 Curso – Gustar 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

More practice here.

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

BBC Languages

Quia Game – Gustar

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.

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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Irregular Verbs in the Preterite (Past Tense)

Following on from this afternoon’s class I would like you to group the irregular verbs by their different types in your hardbacks, as I did on the board and learn them.

To help you click on the link below. It’s a great help and breaks the verbs up nicely. You’ll notice that there are a few extra verbs at the bottom but you can ignore these for now if you like.

Remember to focus on the verbs that I ticked, they’re the most important and you will need them.

QUIZLET GAMES TO PRACTICE VERBS

BK NELSON – THE PRETERITE TENSE GUIDE

You can start practicing the irregular verbs on the same site by clicking this link:

PRACTICE THE IRREGULAR VERBS

Remember practicing regularly is very important with this tense, so keep at it.

El Pretérito – The Past Tense in Spanish (Regular Verbs)

The Past Tense in Spanish can be challenging so it’s important to break it up into manageable pieces and study it and practice it well and often.

As we progress through the different verbs I will add new links for you to practice with but for now we will start with the Regular Verbs and some key vocabulary.

Regular Verbs

Below you will find a few exercises to help you revise the Regular verbs in the Pretérito Indefinido (the past tense).

Review of the Preterito Indefinido Regular Verbs with some practice quizzes in the column on the left.

Here is a multiple choice exercise.

Key Vocabulary

And here is some VERY VERY IMPORTANT vocabulary. These words are ‘trigger‘ words for the Preterite Tense. That means that whenever we see them or use them we know we also need to use the Preterite.

Trigger Words for the Preterite Tense

Demonstrative Adjectives

Below are a few links to help you understand and practice the Demonstrative adjectives (this/these, that/those, that/those over there)

A review of the demonstratives

Bk Nelson – Los Demonstrativos

Review the rules then practice by clicking on the blue ‘Quiz’ button