Archive for the ‘3 Curso’ Category

Junior Cert Revision

The following links will help you to revise for the Listening and Reading Comprehensions, The Grammar (verbs and tenses, prepositions etc.)

 

Vocabulary Building

Most important for a good Junior Cert is a good broad range of grammar. The following links will help you to build your grammar in a more interactive and productive way than reading out of a book.

SpanishDict.com Vocab Builder – sign in with google or facebook to record your progress.

Quizlet.com – just search for a vocab set (e.g. animals Spanish) and start practicing. I’ve created a few sets myself so you can also search for user mahernmr. Download the Quizlet App to practice on your phone as well, I’ll probably be using it in class anyway.

ProfeDeEle Vocab – An excellent site with a really good range of activities and if you browse the site you’ll find more than just vocab, it’s also great for grammar and there are options for listening and reading as well.

Those sites are for me the best and will offer you plenty to keep you going.

 

Listening Revision

1. Be Sure to listen at least once every day or two, even if it’s only for 5 minutes. Keep your ear tuned into Spanish.

2. Make use of the listening exercises in your Qué Pasa 1 & 2 textbooks. Even if you’ve done them before it’s worth listening to again to reinforce knowledge.

3. Try the following link for some extra practice, you have the text to help you and can turn it off if you just want to practice listening. Focus on Beginners, Intermediate A and Intermediate B:

Notes in Spanish – Beginners Audio

Here’s another :

SpanishListening.org

 

 Reading Comprehension

Use the following to practice for the Reading Comprehensions. Remember to read at least one article a day. Also be sure to practice exercises from Practicamos.

http://www.practicaespanol.com/AgenciaEFE-InstitutoCervantes/noticias/nivel-a/

 

Grammar Revision

For grammar you want to focus on the Present tense (regulars, irregulars, stem-changers, reflexives), the Past Tenses (Preterito Indefinido and the Imperfect) and the Future Tenses (Ir a + inf and the Simple Future).

Also DO NOT IGNORE the Tener Expressions.

http://www.spanishdict.com/grammar – Great for reviews and it has loads of practice quizzes under each topic.

http://www.studyspanish.com/tutorial.htm – Again very good for reviews and also has a few free practice quizzes.

http://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/ – Less reviews and more exercises here, browse the Verb Forms section in particular.

‘Expressions with Tener’

Click this link, review and do some practice exercises :

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/tenexp.htm

Some revision notes can be found here.

If you are looking for more specific exercises related to a particular topic then look back over the posts under ‘3 curso’, there have been plenty added over the year.

 

Expressions with Tener

Click here to practice the ‘Expressions with Tener’ on Quizlet. Be sure to do the activities and test after learning the flashcards.

Click this link, review and do some practice exercises :

Expressions with Tener.

More exercises here.

3º Curso – Revision notes

Click on the Edmodo link below to access copies of the notes I gave you a few months back. You´ll need to log on to Edmodo to access them.

Edmodo files

Quizlet Sets for Revision

All of  my Quizlet flashcard sets can be found by clicking here.

As I add and create more sets they will be added automatically so make sure to keep checking back.

Los Animales en Español

Click here to practice with the vocabulary of animals. Some of them you’ll already have seen in class but there are also some new words here. You can use the ‘STUDY’ section to relearn the words and the ‘PLAY GAMES’ section to practice with the words.

Click here to start – Los Animales 

You can practice with Tener by clicking here.

3 Curso – Preterite v Imperfect

We’ve seen how that Spanish unlike English uses two past tense. The Indefinido for single events in the past that have been considered completed at  a specific time, whereas the Imperfecto is used to describe events in the past in a ‘continuous‘ sense, that is to speak of things that were ‘happening‘ or that we ‘used to’ do.

Think of our Timeline here with the Indefinido representing the X’s, the single events, that occurred on the timeline and the Imperfect as being the continuous line that runs the length of the timeline, with no specific time being referred to.

Click the following links (in order) to review the uses of each and then practice them:

Overview from spanishdict.com with associated practice quizzes. 

An excellent series of exercises from BK Nelson that will get you into the habit of using both tenses.

El Imperfecto

The past tense in Spanish is little more difficult than in English. Were we use one past tense Spanish uses two, we’ve already seen one in the Preterite (for a quick review click here). Now we’re going to look at the Imperfect which is used to talk about things you ‘used to do’ (I used to live in Cork, we used to have a dog) or to describe things in the past (the sun was shining, the birds were singing).

We’ll come back to the differences between the two past tenses in more detail but for now lets concentrate on how you form the imperfect. Click on the links below for a review of the imperfect and some practice exercises.

Review of the Imperfect with a practice quiz at the top. 

Another review with another quiz.

Flashcards with verb endings for -AR and -ER/-IR verbs plus the irregulars

A challenge game to practice the forms of the imperfect. The higher the points, the harder the question.

A gap fill activity.