En la Granja de mi tio – Learn some animals with this Spanish fun Song

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You can watched this video and see your children enjoy this Spanish song.

En la granja de mi tío IA, IA, OO!!

The children can learn some new animals like VACA, GATO, PATO, CABRA and PERRO in this order (COW, CAT, DUCK, GOAT and DOG). Let them watched and enjoy with them.  Suitable for Nurseries and Key Stage 1.

https://youtu.be/yYveAL2xpMQ

Of course you can also practise some other animals with them:

Oveja    Conejo     Ratón     Cisne     Ciervo    Cerdo     Pavo    Gallina

Do you know those words?

Listen and repeat those animals with me:

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Family and Food practise for Spanish GCSE students

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You can listen this free track as many times as you like altought think in your exam you will not be able to do this. However this will be a good practise for you.  Try to see if you can catch all the members of the family, their names and what kind of things do/don´t like to eat.

la familia y su comida

This below can help you.  There are seven members in this familiy and those are the clues.

1. He loves to fish and he eats only the food he fishes.

2. Only eats salads.

3. Drinks something really white.

4. Eats unhealthy food

5. He doesn´t like her diet.

6. Loves Spanish food but doesn´t like vegetarian food.

7. Eats fish and prawns.

If you want to practice a bit more why don´t you try to make the transcript of this audio.  You can show later this to your teacher to make sure you wrote it down correctly.

Listen this audio once again:

la familia y su comida

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Consejos para aprender un idioma

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Algunos consejos en español para que sus hijos aprendan otros idiomas:

En el caso de los niños bilingües se dará la situación en la que su hijo o hija estará expuesto a más de un idioma. Por ejemplo puede que su hijo en el colegio hablé y reciba las clases en inglés, pero en su casa el niño habla español ya que sus padres son españoles. (o viceversa)

Se puede dar también otros casos en el que el niño está en contacto con más de dos idiomas. Imagínese un niño en el que su padre sea francés y su madre española. Y el niño vaya a una escuela inglesa.

Hay diferentes tipos de variaciones y luego también tenemos casos en el que el niño quizás tan solo habla un idioma pero en el colegio enseñan diferentes idiomas.

En otros colegios y también muy especializados las clases se imparten en dos idiomas, colegios bilingües en el que imparten español e inglés.

¿Qué puede hacer usted para que su hijo mejore un segundo idioma?

  • Intente que su hijo este en contacto lo máximo posible con ese segundo idioma.
  • Empiece pronto, en cuanto antes mejor, incluso cuando son bebes. Cuando son muy pequeñitos el niño aprende idiomas sin darse cuenta. Tan solo jugando y con canciones. Los niños son como esponjas y absorben esos sonidos nuevos de un segundo idioma.
  • Lea al niño regularmente si usted sabe un poco de ese segundo idioma.
  • Intente que el niño vea películas infantiles y oiga en el idioma que quiere que aprenda.
  • Intente ir de vacaciones con su hijo a ese país donde se habla el idioma que quiere que su hijo o hija aprendan.
  • Intente que su hijo controladamente juegue a juegos interactivos educacionales.
  • Intente que su hijo o hija escuchen ese idioma alguna vez.

Estos tan solo son algunos consejos hay libros especializados en este tema en el que pueden encontrar mucha más información. De momento les dejo con un ejemplo en el que pueden escuchar una historia corta bilingüe de dos hermanos cuando van a comprar a su tienda favorita.

La historia ha sido leída por un niño bilingüe en español los dos hermanos – español y en inglés The two brothers -english

Escuche en español y escuche en inglés e intente adivinar cual es su idioma más materno. ¿Es el inglés o es el español?

Finalmente les dejo con un vocabulario para sus hijos util para que practiquen tanto en inglés como en español.

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Spanish pronouns – part 4

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Spanish songs for infants

There are a lot of songs on the web and I have just found these nice songs. If you got children up to 6 or 7 years old you could have a look and listen some of those songs and sing Spanish a long with them.

Just to make your life easier I listened all the Spanish songs and I have compiled a list below for you with the starting times so if you want to check an specific song you can look at the times below. (Please note if the provider update his U-tube video we can´t do anything about it.

LIST:        (MINUTES:SECONDS)

(0:9 seconds) Si estás Feliz, Feiz …

(1:56) Lluvia, lluvia vete ya…

(4:12) Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pies (Checking the Spanish words first)

(4:49) Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pies (Starts the Song)

(6:12) La araña pequeñita (Checking the vocab first)

(6:55) La araña pequeñita (Starts the song)

(8:22) Marinera que fue al mar (Vocabulary: Caballo de mar, Medusa, Tortuga, Pulpo, Tiburón y Ballena)

(11:10) Diez Ositos en la cama (Counting up to 10)

(13:48) Las ruedas del bus girando van.

(16:10) Cinco ranitas

(18:45) Familia Tiburón (Words to learn are: bebé, mamá, papá, abuelo, abuela, peces, lejos, naden rápido y adiós)

(21:42) Los opuestos (Abre y cierra, Grande y pequeño, Por favor y No, gracias, Rápido y lento, Fuerte y silencioso and finally Me escondo y aquí estoy)

(24:07) Contar siete 7 (Counting song up to 7 using the word papa (sort of potatoe but don´t get confused with the usal Spanish word “Patata”

I have left for you the link below just in case. Remember you don´t need to listen all the songs in one go. There are quite a lot of Spanish songs to enjoy and children need their time to get confident with new songs and new Spanish words.

https://youtu.be/qTbOdL07lgs

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Immediate Future in Spanish

What is the Immediate future tense? It is an action that somebody is going to do in the future or simple what is going to happen in the future. You can of course use the future tense however, here we are only going to concentrate with the Immediate Future.

If you are student in Year 8 or Year 9 and you are learning Spanish chances are your teacher will teach you the Immediate Future

How we use it?

We need three elements:

  1. the verb “ir” conjugated correctly
  2. a
  3. an infinitive verb (-AR -ER or -IR)

Of course we must conjugate correctly the verb “ir” see below:

Voy

Vas

Va

Vamos

Vais

Van

Yo                                 voy

Tú                                 Vas

Él, Ella/Usted                va

Nosotros                       vamos

Vosotros                        vais

Ellos, Ellas o ustedes    van

Ready for some practice:

You can easily now try to complete and do some of the exercises below, you have learnt how to say ‘I am going to’ and ‘we are going to’ in Spanish.  To remind you, write them here now:

I am going to =………………………………………………

We are going to =…………………………………………..

Repaso : ¿Cómo se dice en español….

I am going to go to the cinema?……………………………………………. We can use ‘Voy a’ or ‘Vamos a’ to talk about what we are going to do in the future, just as we do in English.

Actividad 1 : Rellena los huecos en el párrafo siguiente:

Mañana …………………………………………………. con mi hermano, Pedro, porque es su deporte favorito.  Luego, …………………………………………… porque es muy divertido.  Más tarde, ………………………………………………… con mis padres en un restaurante y luego………………………………………… .

  1. Voy a jugar al fútbol          3  Vamos a jugar con los amigos
  2. Voy a dormir                     4  Vamos a comer

Match up the following to find out how to say ‘you are going to’, ‘he/she is going to’, ‘they are going to’.  Which one is missing?

1 You are going to…….. (one person)            A    Van a …….

2 He/She is going to………..                         B     Vas a ……

3 They are going to ……..                            C     Va a ……..

Actividad 2

Use the paragraph in Actividad  1 as a model, I want you to write your own short paragraph telling me what you are going to do this summer.  I want you to include opinions and reasons why (Level 4) and use ‘Voy a’ or ‘Vamos a’ to achieve a level 5!  There are some words below to help you.

Este verano – this summer             En verano – in summer

En julio/agosto                                In July/August

Viajar – to travel                            visitar – to visit

Comprar – to buy                            regalos – presents

Jugar – to play                                nadar – to swim

Tomar el sol                                    to sunbathe 

Ir a la playa – to go to the beach    comer – to eat

From the starter activity, you have learnt how to say ‘I am going to’ and ‘we are going to’ in Spanish.  To remind you, write them here now:

I am going to =…………………………………………………

We are going to =……………………………………………..

Repaso : ¿Cómo se dice en español….I am going to go to the cinema?……………………………………………. We can use ‘Voy a’ or ‘Vamos a’ to talk about what we are going to do in the future, just as we do in English.

ctividad 1 : Rellenad los huecos en el párrafo siguiente:

Mañana …………………………………………………. con mi hermano, Pedro, porque es su deporte favorito.  Luego, …………………………………………… porque es muy divertido.  Más tarde, ………………………………………………… con mis padres en un restaurante y luego………………………………………… .

  1. Voy a jugar al fútbol                        3  Vamos a jugar con los amigos
  2. Voy a dormir                                    4  Vamos a comer

Match up the following to find out how to say ‘you are going to’, ‘he/she is going to’, ‘they are going to’.  Which one is missing?

1 You are going to…….. (one person)            A    Van a …….

2 He/She is going to………..                         B    Vas a …….

3 They are going to ……..                            C    Va a ……..

Actividad 2

Use the paragraph in Actividad  1 as a model, I want you to write your own short paragraph telling me what you are going to do this summer.  I want you to include opinions and reasons why (Level 4) and use ‘Voy a’ or ‘Vamos a’ to achieve a level 5!  There are some words below to help you.

Este verano – this summer              En verano – in summer

En julio/agosto                                In July/August

Viajar – to travel                            visitar – to visit

Comprar – to buy                             regalos – presents

Jugar – to play                                nadar – to swim

Tomar el sol                                    to sunbathe 

Ir a la playa – to go to the beach    comer – to eat

Match up the Spanish to the English For example, 1 = G

1  Voy a jugar a fútbol                                       

2  Voy a ver la televisión                                    

3  Voy a jugar al tenis                               

4  Voy a montar en bicicleta        

5  Voy a ir al parque                                          

6  Voy a hacer mis deberes  

7  Vamos a jugar a los videojuegos                      

8  Vamos a escuchar música 

9  Vamos a ir al cine                                    

10  Vamos a comer con mi familia    

A  I’m going to go to the park     

B  I’ m going to do my homework

C  I’m going to watch television

D  We are going to listen to music

E  I’m going to play tennis

F  We are going to eat with my family

G  I’m going to play football

H  I’m going to ride my bike

I  We are going to play videogames       

J  We are going to go to the cinema

Now try this:

How do we say in Spanish

‘We are going to?’……………………………..

‘I am going to’……………………….………

Translate the following:   

Mañana voy a visitor a mis abuelos

………………………………………………………….

El fin de semana que viene vamos a visitar Londres porque me gustan los museos

…………………………………………………………..

El mes que viene voy a salir con mis amigos porque es mi cumpleaños


…………………………………………………………..

Tonight I’m going to play basketball and afterwards I’m going to eat a pizza


…………………………………………………………..

The imperfect and the preterite

Over the years I can see that those two past tenses tend to give to GCSE Spanish students a bit of a headache. Also A-Level students can´t master this properly and often get confused therefore I have done this to clarify a bit this.

If you are not a Spanish GCSE or A-Level student doesn´t matter. It is a very important to understand those two past tenses in order to be able to understand and express yourself so, don´t jump this blog and read it.

The imperfect

Also called “El pretérito imperfecto” in Spanish a lot of times translates as (was, were, doing (as used to do)

This can be a bit confusing and for that reason I am going to state some examples and hopefully will become a bit clear.

Before showing you any example I am going to write down 3 different verbs. As you probably already know in Spanish there are 3 conjugations. We look at the infinitive form and the endings are (-AR -ER and -IR) If all this sounds a bit strange for you, don´t worry look at the following 3 verbs below:

ESTUDIAR      (As you can see “estudiar” – to study” finishes with -AR this means 1st conjugation)

COMER           (As you can see “comer” – to study” finishes with -ER this means 2nd conjugation)

CONDUCIR     (As you can see “conducir” – to drive” finishes with -IR this means 3rd conjugation)

Shall we conjugate those verbs?

ESTUDIAR 

Yo                                 estudiaba

Tú                                 estudiabas

Él, Ella/Usted                estudiaba

Nosotros                       estudiábamos

Vosotros                        estudiabais

Ellos, Ellas o ustedes    estudiaban

COMER

Yo                                  comía

Tú                                  comías

Él, Ella/Usted                comía

Nosotros                       comíamos

Vosotros                        comíais

Ellos, Ellas o ustedes    comían

CONDUCIR

Yo                                  conducía

Tú                                  conducías

Él, Ella/Usted                 conducía

Nosotros                        conducíamos

Vosotros                        conducíais

Ellos, Ellas o ustedes    conducían

I am now going to invite you to follow my following link you can see an excellent comparison and use of both Preterit and Imperfect with plenty examples.

It is also a good blog so you can practise your reading skills and understanding in Spanish. At the end of the day if you are reading this blog and you are studying Spanish you are likely to understand it.

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Buenos días-Buenas tardes-Buenas Noches

 



Buenas días, buenas tardes, Buenas noches

Excellent song you can practise with the children and learn how to say good morning, good afternoon and goodnight.

You can perhaps watch this short video in a whiteboard in the class or you can listen the track.

You can also practise some other instructions with the children.

The tune is quite good therefore children are quickly getting engage with it.

Let them watched and enjoy with them.  Suitable for Nurseries, Key Stage 1 and also Key stage 2. Children can practise also daily routines such as:

  • Me voy a dormir.
  • Me quito la ropa.
  • Me pongo el pijama.
  • Me cepillo los dientes.
  • Me voy a la cama.

I won´t translate those, you can watch the video and find out! It is pretty clear from the video however if you are in any of our classes and you are not sure you can ask us.

 

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This is a good report from an old Spanish student:

 

Mark has made very good progress in Spanish. He remembers new sentences easily. He is really good at listening and giving answers out loud correctly. He did a great recorded audio with his peer and he clearly exceeds expectations. His pronunciation is really good. He just needs to keep an eye on the “j” sound sometimes like “jugar” ¡Excelente, Mark!

 

This is a normal report from another student:

Alex is quietly making progress with his Spanish. He can write easy Spanish sentences and describe people, sports and he can introduce himself. Sometimes he needs a bit more support but he works hard and completes most of his classwork. ¡Muy bien, Alex!