Roll play: Talk about your plans for the summer.
Here some tips to remember before you start your test.
1. Listen carefully to the question.
2. Answer the question in a complete sentence follow by a short explanation.
3. You can ask the examiner to repeat the question by saying “Puede repetir por favor?”
4. The examiner will start making the first question.
Lets practise : ¿Que planes tienes para este verano?
Examiner : Dime ¿qué haces vas a hacer este verano?
Student : Este verano voy a ir de vacaciones a Barcelona con mis amigas Sarah y Liza.
Examiner: ¿Por cuanto tiempo vais a ir?
Student : Bueno, vamos a ir por dos semanas.
Examiner: ¿Cómo vais a viajar ?
Student : Vamos a viajar en avión, en Eassyjet porque el billete es mas barato que en Iberia.
Examiner : Muy bien. ¿Donde vais a estar?
Student: Vamos a estar en un hostal en la Rambla de Cataluna.
Examiner:¿Y que os gustaria hacer en Barcelona?
Student : Nos gustaria hacer muchas cosas pero principalmente nos gustaria tomar el sol. Barcelona tiene muchas playas cerca de la ciudad.
Examiner: ¿Os gustaria hacer en la playa?
Student: Bueno nos gustaria tomar el sol, nadar y hacer esqui acuatico.
Examiner: ¿Que otra cosa os gustaria hacer en Barcelona?
Student: Tambien nos gustaria visitar la ciudad, comer en los restaurantes tipicos de Barcelona, ir a las discotecas y conocer a gente espanola.
Teacher: ¿Os gustaria hablar espanol?
Student: Claro. Seria muy bueno.
Teacher: Que os vaya bien.
Student: Gracias, adios.
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A-level results – SPANISH POPULAR AMONG THE STUDENTS
Good morning and welcome to Ana’sclassroom A-level results blog. today it’s a crucial day for students, teachers and parents across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
According to the results published on today Thursday 18 August, for 250,000 candidates in England, Northern Ireland and Wales the overall pass rate has risen for the 29th successive year.
This year, 8.2% of boys have achieved an A*, up from 7.9% last year, while girls’ performance has dipped from 8.3% to 8.2%.
There has been an increase in entries for maths, biology, chemistry and physics. Maths entries have risen dramatically, up 40.2% over five years. Entries for physics are up 19.6% over five years and chemistry up 19.4% over that period.
Foreign languages continued to decline. Entries for French are down 4.7% on last year and German down 6.9%. The number of entries for A-level Spanish and Chinese are up on last year.
Here is the story of Grace McKelvey, 18, who is going to Girton College, Cambridge, to study Spanish and Portuguese. She got A*s in French and Spanish and an A in history. She says she has always loved languages and she didn’t specifically target Oxbridge, but it happened to be the best course for her. “As part of the application process, I had four interviews and had to do an exam,” she says. “I had two interviews before Christmas and I was pooled, then Girton fished me out and I went for further interviews in January, where they were talking in Spanish. I thought the first set of interviews went better than second, but it was obviously the other way round.”
The A* grade was introduced last year, and is being used to discriminate between the best candidates at an increased number of universities this year. Oxford is demanding the grade for 15 of its courses, while students applying for some courses at Bristol, Exeter and Sussex have been asked for it.
It has been reported that David Willetts, the universities minister, has said that pupils who have taken “traditional” A-levels such as maths and foreign languages should take precedence in the race for university places.
About 690,000 pupils from England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their GCSE results today and the pass rate rose for the 23rd year in a row.
The number of students taking foreign languages has dropped by a third since the government made them optional at GCSE six years ago. The decline of French has been striking; it has nearly halved to just over 170,000 entries compared with more than 300,000 in 2004, and fell out of the top 10 most popular subjects this year.
Spanish appears poised to overtake German at GCSE; with the numbers taking it rising to over 67,000 while German entries have fallen to around 70,000 this year. The numbers taking Mandarin, Portuguese and Polish have also risen, with the last thought to be fuelled by the increase in the number pupils who are children of recent Polish migrants.
SPANISH GCSE THE PREPOSITIONS AND ITS USES
Preposiciones A, EN, DE, CON
Hoy vamos a referirnos a cuatro de las más frecuentes preposiciones en español y junto a cada una he puesto su equivalente en términos generales en ingles.
DE (from and of)
EN (at, in, on, by)
Preposiciones A, EN, DE, CON y sus usos: (These prepositions have the following uses)
1. Dirección (Direction)
Luis va a la oficina
2. Tiempo (Time)
A las dos salgo de clase
1. Compañía (Company)
Estoy con �l
2. Instrumento (Instrument)
�l escribe con bolígrafo azul
1. Procedencia (Provenance)
Pepe viene de clase
Luis es de España
2. Tiempo (Time)
? Que hora es? Son las dos de la tarde
3. Propiedad (Property)
El libro de español es de Georgina
4. Materia (Material)
La mesa es de madera.
1. Lugar donde se esta (Place where we are)
Estamos en Barcelona por cinco días.
2. Dentro de (Inside)
Las llaves están en mi bolso
3. Medio de transporte (Means of transport)
Voy a clase en metro
4. Tiempo (Time)
En verano hace calor en Madrid
The Nobel Prize 2010 in Literature and the Spanish language as a modern language of the XXI
Mario Vargas Llosa Peruvian writer has won the Nobel Prize 2010 in Literature. Author of many novels, essays and plays.
Read the comments below written in Spanish practice your reading and comprehension skills.
Mario Vargas Llosa escritor peruano ha sido premiado con el Nobel en Literatura 2010. Es el ultimo de once escritores Hispanoamericanos que ha recibido este premio. Varga Llosa es autor de ‘La ciudad y los Perros’; ‘Pantelon y los visitadores’ y otras mas novelas y ensayos . El premio Nobel en literatura 2010 reconoce a la lengua Espanola como una lengua moderna y en expansion y un gran medio de comunicacion , de cultura, y de creacion artistic y literaria.
Vargas Llosa ha explicado en una entrevista en directo en el TD2 de Televisión Española “Para mí la llamada de la Academia sueca una sido una sorpresa muy grata y desde entonces no sé dónde estoy, ni quién soy, con tantas entrevistas que me hacen y tantas llamadas de amigos que recibo desde todas partes”
Pica qui para ver una corta entrevista.
Entrevista a Carlos Ruiz Zafon, famoso novelista espanol nacido en Barcelona autor de ‘La sombra del viento’ y ‘El juego del Angel’
Siguiendo mi anterior blog en la que os paso la entrevista a Carlos Ruiz Zafon sobre su famaosa novela ‘La sombra de viento’ aqui os paso la entrevista al mismo escritor, comentando sobre sus secretos imaginarios de su ultima novela ‘El juego del Angel’ en la que vuelve a visitar el cementerio de los libros olvidados elemento imaginario de su novela ‘La sombra del viento’
Espero que os guste este corto video -en espanol- ya que os da la oportunidad de conocer mas de cerca al famoso novelista Catalan.
El Mundo de la literatura espanola
Today’s programme is an edited version of World Book Club.
Harriett Gilbert and readers talk to writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon about his much acclaimed bestseller ‘The Shadow of the Wind’.
Part literary thriller, part gothic novel, ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ is a page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead. Sworn to secrecy, ten-year old Daniel is taken to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a labyrinthine library for obscure and neglected books hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona. Daniel is allowed to choose one book that he has to cherish for life. He picks The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax, and sets off on an exhilarating journey into Barcelona’s dark and disturbing past.
Harriett Gilbert and Carlos Ruiz Zafon in the Radio Theatre
LEARN TO SPEAK SPANISH- EDGWARE/HARROW
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If you still have not decided to learn Spanish perhaps the reflections below can help you to make the decision to start learning Spanish in September.
In Europe most people who choose to learn Spanish do so because of its popularity. They know that learning Spanish will give them practical knowledge – both in their daily and professional lives.
There is also another reason, and a very important one to start learning to speak Spanish. The reason is that Spanish is a romance language, a language that descends from Latin, the language of ancient Rome. Learning to speak Spanish will open the doors of communication with many millions of other people who speak one of the other romance languages.
The six most widely spoken standardized Romance languages are Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian, and Catalan. Among numerous other Romance languages are Corsican, Lombard, Occitan, Gascon, Aromanian, Sardinian, Sicilian, Venetian, Galician, Neapolitan and Friulian. How many people!
Language acquisition requires special skills that, once learned, can be used to become fluent in other romance languages in much less time than it would take someone who is learning their first romance language.
Basically, this is due to the similarities that the romance languages have in grammar structure and vocabulary. Understanding a language means understanding culturally enriching aspects of different societies. In order to stay competitive in today’s world, it is imperative that we learn more about other cultures.
According to recent statistics on the number of students taking A Levels in foreign languages, the take-up of Spanish has increased by 4%. The number of students taking French and German however, has fallen 3.4% and 3.8% respectively.
Over the last few years Spanish has certainly overtaken German in the popularity stakes when it comes to GCSE and A Level learning, but French has always remained constant in its take-up. Could this be changing, though?
In the globalised world of today, it’s much easier to live and work abroad, and there are far more large, international companies with a need for foreign language speakers. Whilst French still plays an important role on the world stage, possibly the most useful language on a global scale is Spanish. Spanish gives you access not only to Spain, but also to the scores of countries on the South American continent that have Spanish as a first language.