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JC Revision Topics 3, 4 & 5

Below are some links you can use to practice the revision topics 3, 4 & 5 from our revision plan.

Section 3 – El Tiempo

Click here for a good review of the weather and don’t forget to do the practice quiz on the left of the page.

A great page from ProfeDeEle. Loads of activities to reinforce the vocab learned in class.

Click here to practice the weather vocabulary and expressions. You can play some games to practice more by clicking on the blue boxes below the flashcards but be sure to learn the flashcards first and don’t forget to turn on the sound.

Here are a few more games to practice with.

 

 

Section 4 – El Futuro

In this section we’re looking at the:

  1. Immediate Future (Ir a + Infinitive) and also the Future Simple 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:

  2. The Future SimpleStudySpanish.com Future Tense

    AprenderEspanol – Muchos ejercicios aqui

     

Section 5 – Las Vacaciones

Los Medios de Transporte

En el aeropuerto

Las Vacaciones Quizlet

 

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3 Curso – Revision Topics 1 & 2

Below are some links that you can use to practice topics from Sections 1 & 2 of the Revision plan.

 

Present tense verbs including Regular and Stem Changing Verbs

Reflexive Review and Practice

More Reflexive Verb practice

Ser v Estar

Gustar 

Other verbs like Gustar

Tener Expressions

The Present Continuous (Gerund)

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

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.

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.

The Present Perfect

This is another Spanish past tense that basically it’s the equivalent of the tense ‘I have done something’ in English and is made up of two verbs as in English, those being the verb to have and then the ‘past participle of another verb i.e. to eat = eaten, to dance = danced, to speak = spoken.

In Spanish though we use the verb Haber + past participle and so it works like this. NOTE that we do not use Tener in Spanish for this tense:

Haber = to have (done something)

he                                                                                      hablado (from hablar)
has
ha                                  +          Past Participle         comido (from comer)
hemos
habéis                                                                             vivido (from vivir)
han

As you can see to form the past participle you simply remove the -AR from the verb and add -ado, or removed -ER/-IR and add -ido.

There are also a number of irregulars you need to be aware of:

abrir (to open) – abierto (open)

cubrir (to cover) – cubierto (covered)

decir (to say) – dicho (said)

escribir (to write) – escrito (written)

freír (to fry) – frito (fried)

hacer (to do) – hecho (done)

morir (to die) – muerto (dead)

poner (to put) – puesto (put)

resolver (to resolve) – resuelto (resolved)

romper (to break) – roto (broken)

ver (to see) – visto (seen)

volver (to return) – vuelto (returned)

Below are a series of links which summarise the tense well and allow you to practice with it:

Spanishdict.com gives a decent summary here but it doesn’t specifically mention the irregulars

There is a good summary from studyspanish.com here of the past participles.

And more from studyspanish.com here on the present perfect tense itself. Be sure to do the practice quizzes available on the left hand side.  

Here’s a good practice exercise on BK Nelson.

6 Curso – Sample Opinion Pieces

Click here to access the Opinion Pieces on Google Drive.