LEARN TO SAY HELLO AND GOOD BYE IN SPANISH

December 31st, 2014 @

Learn the two ways  of greeting people in Spanish. One is called the FAMILIAR form used to address people you already know and the FORMAL form is used to address people you do not know or are meeting for the first time.

SALUDOS (greetings)
HOLA, BUENOS DIAS
HOLA, BUENAS TARDES
HOLA, BUENAS NOCHES

1.-GREETING IN SPANISH IN THE FAMILIAR FORM
the thing to remember is that tu and vosotros pronouns(as) are used to address people in the FAMILIAR form, to greet people you know.

  • Hola buenos dias, me llamo Mario y esta es Maria, ¿qué tal? [Hello, how are you?]
  • Buenos dias, bien, ¿y tú? [Fine and you?]
  • Bien, gracias [Fine, thank you]
  • ……………
  • Hola Maria, ¿qué tal? [Hello, how are you?]
  • Hola, Pedro, bien, ¿y tú? [Fine and you?]
  • Bien, gracias [Fine, thank you]
  • ……………
  • Hola Pedro, ¿cómo estás? [Hello, how are you?]
  • Muy bien, ¿y tú? [Very well, thank you]
  • Bien, gracias [Fine, thank you]
  • ……………
  • Adios [Goodbye]
  • Adios [Goodbye]

I am always doing things I can’t do; that’s how I get to do them. – Pablo Picasso

2.- GREETING IN SPANISH IN THE FORMAL FORM

The other thing to remember is that the usted and ustedes pronouns are used to greet people using the FORMAL WAY.

  • Hola buenas tardes, señor Smith le presento al señor  Pérez,[May I introduce you to Mr Pedro  Pérez] jefe del departamento de compras.
  • Mucho gusto, señor Pérez.
  • Mucho gusto, señor Smith.
  • ………………
  • Buenas tardes, este es el señor Javier Días [This is  Javier Días]
  • Mucho gusto señor Días.
  • ………………
  • Adios [Goodbye]
  • Adios [Goodbye]

These BBC Spanish videos would give you a great opportunity to practice your Spanish. Good luck.

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GSCE MOTHERN LANGUAGES SPANISH RESULTS – August 18th, 2011
SPANISH GCSE AND FOUR PREPOSITIONS-EXPLANATION – August 3rd, 2011
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GCSE role play oral examination – Your summer holiday plans.

December 5th, 2014 @

 

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.

Examiner: Adios.


Spanish conversation lessons 2015

January 25th, 2014 @

 

Welcome to our January 2015 revision and conversation classes

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• We teach small groups, making easy the interaction between students.

• We pay attention you own learning needs.

• Each session gives you the opportunity to take an active part in Spanish conversation play rolls

• We based our teaching and learning process in real-life situations.

• We prepare you to have conversations with Spanish speakers with real confidence.

• We give you listening exercises to train you ability to understand easily Spanish speakers.

• Each session will have plenty of oral, listening and reading exercises.

• All our  tutors are real spanish speakers with whom  you can interact online.

 

 

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who needs Spanish GCSE extra support

December 14th, 2013 @

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A-LEVEL RESULTS AND SPANISH IS RISING IN POPULARITY

August 18th, 2011 @

Good morning and welcome to Ana’sclassroom A-level results blog.

According to the results published on today Thursday 18 August 2014, 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.


SPANISH GSCE A MODERN LANGUAGE COURSE VERY POPULAR AMONG STUDENTS.

August 18th, 2011 @

GCSE RESULTS
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- A LETTER TO A FRIEND FROM BARCELONA

August 3rd, 2011 @

 

A letter from Joan to Mary from Barcelona

Querido Mark


Estoy en Barcelona pasando dos semanas de vacaciones con Juan y Peter. Llegamos hace cinco días y nos hemos hospedado en el Hotel Major que esta muy cerca de las Ramblas de Cataluna. Barcelona es una ciudad muy grande y bonita y en esta época del ano hay muchos turistas de todas partes del mundo franceses, rusos, ingleses, alemanes, brasileños y te los encuentras en todas partes.

A mi me encanta Barcelona porque siempre hace mucho calor y hay toda clase de diversiones. Por ejemplo, hemos ido a las playas que están muy cerca, a tan solo 3 millas del centro de la ciudad y  estan rodeadas de cafeterias y resturantes. Durante el dia vamos a la playa y lo pasamos muy bien y por las tardes vamos a visitar la ciudad. Ya hemos visitado el parque Guell y la casa Mila y la Iglesia “la Sagrada Familia’ disenados  por el famoso arquitecto catalan Gaudi.

Por las noches, hemos ido a comer a varios  restaurantes donde preparan platos tipicos de Barcelona.Los platos de carne son deliciosos como tambien los de pesacado. Por las noches hemos ido a bailar a varias discotecas y todas tienen mucho ambiente.

Este fin de semana vamos a ir al campo a las afueras de Barcelona  para montar a caballo y hacer senderismo en el campo. Tambien tenemos planeado ir a un parque gigante de atracciones llamado ‘PortoVentura’ que esta a las a las afueras de Barcelona.

Lo estamos pasando muy bien.

Hasta pronto Joan.


4 Spanish Prepositions, uses and explanations

August 3rd, 2011 @

Here are revising the uses of the 4 most common Spanish prepositions A, EN, DE, CON

A (To)

CON (with)

DE (from and of)

EN (at, in, on, by)

A
1. Dirección (Direction, to )
Luis va a la oficina

2. Tiempo (Time, at)
A las dos salgo de clase

 

CON (with)
1. Compañía (Company, with)
Estoy con Maria en el cine

2. Instrumento (Instrument, with)

Toca musica clasica con la guitarra.

DE
1. Procedencia (From)
Pepe viene de clase
Luis es de España

2. Tiempo (Time, of)

Que hora es? Son las dos de la tarde

3. Propiedad (Property,of)
El libro de español es de Georgina

4. Materia (Material,of)
La mesa es de madera.

EN
1. Lugar donde se esta (Place )
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 Spanish Language and the Nobel Prize in Literature 2010

October 10th, 2010 @

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.

Vargas Llosa: ’El Nobel ha sido una sorpresa, pero desde entonces no sé quién soy ni dónde estoy’

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Entrevista a Carlos Ruiz Zafon sobre su ultima novela ‘El Juego del Angel’

September 10th, 2010 @

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.