Archive for the ‘Leaving Certificate Notes’ Category

Leaving Cert HL Reading Practice

Below are a series of links that you can go to to practice reading Spanish and in order to do well at HL Spanish you need to read as much as possible.

Remember it’s as important if not more important to focus on vocabulary as opposed to grammar. Knowing the rules of grammar is only of a benefit to you if you have the vocabulary to apply them to.

As such when studying Spanish you should incorporate as much  reading and listening as possible. Reading refreshes vocabulary already acquired as well as introducing you to new vocabulary. Also try to identify any grammar that you have studied, observe sentence structure and see how this translates to English. Doing so will help not only with Reading Comprehension but also with Written Expression. Some of these sites also have review exercises to test your understanding.

A possible form of written practice would be to rewrite in summary form each paragraph from an article you’ve just read. This is excellent practice for opinion piece writing.

LC Oral – General Conversation OL

click the link below to access revision flashcards folder for the General Conversation:

flashcards on quizlet

Also click on the links below to listen to native speakers speaking about a range of topics.:

University of Texas – A selection of native speakers talking about a variety of topics. Focus on the recording under the sections Beginners, Intermediate-A and Intermediate-B. – Over 300 recordings of a variety of native speakers talking about a range of topics.

Grammar Revision Websites

The following links are all excellent for revising grammar points. Best practice would be to revise the topic in De Acuerdo or (see link below) and then work through the websites to see what exercises you can find. 

Grammar Revision Grammar – Good, simple but basic explanations with some free quizzes attached

BK Nelson Spanish – An old favourite that covers most topics very well. Completely in Spanish. Grammar – Explanations by grammar topic with associated quiz. Very good self correcting exercises.

Ver Taal Grammar – Excellent site with grammar, vocab, listening and any other number of other components.

OL Version of Leaving Cert Role-Plays on Quizlet

Role play 2 has been update with all sentences and has some sample ‘Possible Final Questions’ added.

Also I have added all of Role Play 3 – El Hotel. This too has some sample questions and answer at the end.

Click here to access a folder with Role-Plays 1 to 3. We should have these learned by next Monday so we can move on to Role-Play 4 before the Mock Oral.

Click here for Quizlet cards. 

Preterite Tense

Click the link below to review the formation of the Preterite Tense. You can then do some practice exercises on the same site.

Preterite Review

Preterite Exercises

More Excercises with Irregular Verbs

Preterite v Imperfect : A Good Explanation

Preterite v Imperfect Practice Exercise 1

Preterite v Imperfect Practice Exercise 2

Leaving Cert OL Shared Drive

The link below will open a Google Drives folder that will allow you to see all Leaving Cert notes by topic. This includes key words and phrases as well as sample answers to exam questions covered in class. As we move on there will be more documents added to this so keep checking back over the next few months

Click here for the Google Drives Shared Folder

Key Vocabulary/Verbs Revision

The following link will lead to a list of key vocabulary by topic. Just click the topic you want to revise and work you’re way down through the list. It makes sense to follow the order of topics according to number so make a start there.

Basic Vocab by topic

Some More Basic Vocabulary by Topic

Key Verbs Conjugation Activities

For more advanced sets check these links: Flashcards – Browse the pages to find the set your looking for then learn and practice with activities. Vocab Lists – Some of these you need to pay for but the basic ones are free anyway.