Junior Cert: future tense paragraphs for the letter

This preamble is the same as for the past-tense letter section for Junior Cert students. Scroll down past the italics for the letter suggestions. The Junior Certificate Written Section is made up of three parts: numbers, sentences and the letter. For many students, the letter looms as a massive challenge on the paper and they …

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Curso 5 clase del viernes

A little surtido of activities for class today following things that have come up in our work recently. Review the words for parts of the body. Rags to riches por vs para How's your knowledge of the capital cities of Spanish-speaking countries? (given multicultural week was so recent!) The difference between ser and estar  

Day-before thoughts (a random selection)

I've loaded this up with links to previous posts that I hope will be helpful. It is a random selection of last minute thoughts and includes (point 4) my suggestions for timing for Higher Level. Read the entire exam before putting pen to paper! I don't for one second mean read the comprehensions through, I …

Un día en la vida de Cristobal Colón, por Eve – Curso 2

What seems like way back in September, my students and I worked on the  really interesting competition organised by Léargas last year connecting language and history through a project on A Day in the Life of .... Students had to choose a historical figure and write a diary entry in the language the figure would have …

The Modern Language Leaving Cert Oral: tips (1)

I'm never one to do a countdown, but let's just put it this way: I'm writing this on the last Tuesday in March. On the second Monday in April half the country will be facing into their Modern Language Oral Examinations (the other half starts with Irish). All the examples here are in Spanish, and I refer …

Some activities for Curso 1 español

Curso 1 Selección de actividades:  VOCABULARIO Objetos de la clase classroom objects Palabras para describir a la gente words to describe people Los trabajos jobs View the words on the flashcards before, then do the Speller activity, then go onto either Scatter or Space Race.   Palabras sobre la casa words to do with your house -------------- Repaso de vocabulario …