Radical-changing verbs

Here’s a range of activities to practise radical-changing verbs.
First watch this short video by José Picardo to review the rules.
Try these activities to warm up:
Hangman
Now try a who wants to be a millionaire activity. It uses gustar and radical-changing verbs.
Test your verb knowledge here.
Now use these flashcards to expand your radical changing vocab.
Last of all try this challenge board!

Some revision topics for Junior Cert students

Selección de actividades para repaso (revision)

Futuro

Text presentation of the future tense, handy if you prefer to see all the information laid out in one place in front of you.

Audio-visual (youtube) presentation of the future tense (regular verbs). (only drawback to this is that it’s based on South American Spanish, so they don’t include the vosotros (-éis ending) form. Bear in mind that this comes after the nosotros form and before theellos/ellas form.

The same presenter dealing with irregular verbs in the future tense.

Challenging activity to put verbs into the future from the present and the preterite.

Rags to Riches (Who wants to be a millionaire style game) to practise the future.

Flashcards and games – focus exclusively on the irregular stems in comparison with the infinitives.

Pretérito – the past tense

Regular verbs in the preterite are explained here in points 1-4.  Point 5 is the Irregular verbs song!

  1. Video for -AR verbs  (with audio – get headphones!) (he leaves out the vosotros form because he’s using South American Spanish.)
  2. Video for -ER verbs
  3. Video for -IR verbsKeep_calm_and_learn_verbs_reasonably_small
  4. Flashcards with regular verbs
  5. The irregular verbs song!
  6. Regular verbs in the preterite – explanation.
  7. Test yourself – see what you can remember
  8. Hangman with irregular verbs
  9. Hangman – regular and irregular verbs
  10. Who wants to be a millionaire? Warm up with this one.
  11. Who wants to be a millionaire?

 

Curso 3 – repaso – imperfecto, el cuerpo, la salud

Three different options for class on Tuesday & Thursday. Options are in italics.

Imperfect explanations – these are on youtube, so maybe pair up with someone in the class to watch it together, or ask to watch it on the big screen rather than watching them individually.

-AR verbs

-ER/-IR verbs

Irregulars in the imperfect.

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Take a break from verbs to go back over some revision – this time on the topic of the body – el cuerpo.

Repasa (review) el vocabulario para el cuerpo (the body) con estos Flashcards. Estúdialos, y haz todas las actividades y juegos. (flashcards for the body).

Aquí hay preguntas típicas del listening cuando la conversación toma lugar en el consultorio. (typical listening questions related to being at the doctor)

El ahorcado (hangman) con preguntas parecidos a las de arriba.

Repasa las partes del cuerpo. (matching)

Sopa de letras (wordsearch) con las partes del cuerpo.

Las partes del cuerpo en un juego de Battleships.

Or of course, go into Quizlet and create some flashcards.

Practising the future tense in Spanish

Cementerio de Recoleta, Buenos Aires.

Cementerio de Recoleta, Buenos Aires.

 

Como siempre, tú puedes elegir como hacer los ejercicios y en qué orden.

Text presentation of the future tense, handy if you prefer to see all the information laid out in one place in front of you.

Audio-visual (youtube) presentation of the future tense (regular verbs). (only drawback to this is that it’s based on South American Spanish, so they don’t include the vosotros (-éis ending) form. Bear in mind that this comes after the nosotros form and before the ellos/ellas form.

The same presenter dealing with irregular verbs in the future tense.

Who wants to be a millionaire style game (mostly regular verbs).

Flashcards and games – focus exclusively on the irregular stems in comparison with the infinitives.

Flashcards and games – test yourself – this is the full range of irregular verbs, conjugated in the future.

Presentation and a self-test.

 

 

Quizlet

Grafiti en Buenos Aires, Argentina (foto tomada por S. Leahy)

Grafiti en Buenos Aires, Argentina (foto tomada por S. Leahy)

I’ve been using Quizlet with my classes recently. Quizlet is an online learning tool that allows you to write your own flashcards, including images. We use it for Spanish, but a range of languages is available, as are some maths and science terms. It would also be suitable for other subjects. If you switch on the audio,  you can listen to the word in your language as you go through the flashcards. Afterwards, you can test yourself with listening and visual vocabulary tests. There are also two timed games – a matching game and a timed typing game in which you have answer the question and type it in at high speed.

Previously, I had set up my own account and students saved their work to that. However, this year, most students have set up their own accounts. I set up classes and the students were able to join the classes and share the sets they created. In this way, we were able to create and share lots of flashcards between us. This link will allow you to see some of the sets we have created.

There is also a useful mobile app which has a number of the same features as the website.

It has worked very well, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to teachers and students.

Curso 2R – primera visita

Caballos, Salta, Argentina.¡Hola Curso 2!

Welcome to my blog pancomido. As this is the first time we have used the blog in class, feel free to take some time to explore the page. Then come back to this post, and start working through the activities. You can do them in any order, though I would recommend having your hardback handy for revision and/or to take notes as you go along. The blog is obviously online all the time, and I would encourage you to use it as a way of helping you to study Spanish. Please feel free to leave a comment to say which activities were more/less helpful and to report if there is a problem with any link. ¡Qué disfrutéis!

Handy video to explain the difference between saber & conocer.

Saber VS conocer – quiz to test yourself.

Practise your daily routine and some reflexive verbs with Rags to Riches.

Practise the ir a + infinitive future (going to) using flashcards (the topic is typical holidays in Spain). Review the terms, then try the speller activity, then choose one of the games.

Listen to native speakers, and read a transcript of what they are saying. This focuses on the daily routine.

El cuerpo humano

It’s important to know the words for the body, and to know how to say that you don’t feel well. Last year, the brother of two students of mine was taken into hospital in Spain and my students had to try to communicate with the doctors and medical personnel in an emergency situation. Make sure you would be ready to do the same!

List of parts of the body.

Video & audio presentation of the vocabulary for parts of the body.

Test yourself: multiple choice on recognition of vocabulary.

Play against a friend to see if you can answer the questions.

Test your knowledge of the vocabulary for your face.

Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pie…(you asked for it!)

Test yourself talking about how you feel.

 

Please leave links in the comments to any other games or activities you come across that could be useful!

Repaso general: pretérito, diciendo la hora, rutina diaria, los países

Salinas (salt plains), Argentina

Today there’s a range of activities. The preterite ones are still there and you should have a go at them if you are finding this grammar difficult in class. At the bottom there are some fun revision activities with topics from all of this year which are good revision for your summer exams.

The Preterite

If you’re new to the preterite, watch the videos 1-3 first. Then try the flashcards – watch them all with audio, then do the Speller activity and then try the games.

  1. Video for -AR verbs  (with audio – get headphones!)
  2. Video for -ER verbs
  3. Video for -IR verbs
  4. Flashcards with regular verbs
  5. The irregular verbs song!
  6. Regular verbs in the preterite – explanation.
  7. Test yourself – see what you can remember
  8. Hangman with irregular verbs
  9. Hangman – regular and irregular verbs
  10. Who wants to be a millionaire? Warm up with this one.
  11. Who wants to be a millionaire?

Revision activities

Race against time to revise how to tell the time!

Daily routine – I’d have my hardback open for this!

What about the countries? Do you remember them?!

If you like these, there are more activities at this page. You need to choose “Free activities” and then choose the kind of game you want to do eg Jigword/ Matching Word/ Wordweb. Then choose the topic you want to revise.