If you are preparing for your GCSE AQA Exam, here is a little practice for your oral exam:
This is the family topic so you always have to relate your answer to the topic, be precise and don’t waste time.
“En esta foto veo un grupo de amigos, posiblemente de mi edad, que están haciéndose un selfie en el parque. Parecen muy contentos lo que me hace pensar que se llevan muy bien y tiene una buena relación entre ellos.”
“Son muchas las causas por las que los amigos suelen discutir, pero personalmente pienso que las más comunes son que pasan demasiado tiempo juntos y eso lleva a desacuerdos y riñas. Por otra parte también son motivo de discusiones las redes sociales y las publicaciones en instagram o snapchat, algunas veces pueden hacer daño o discriminar a algunas personas y eso, por supuesto, lleva a desacuerdos, peleas y pérdidas de amigos”
Third question: This question is written in the present perfect, so you have to use it and combine it with other past tenses
” Ultimamente no he salido mucho mucho con mis amigos porque estoy estudiando para mis exámenes pero este fin de semana hemos salido a cenar a una pizzeria en el centro y luego hemos ido a dar una vuelta. Mi amiga se ha comprado unos pantalones y yo le he comprado un CD a mi hemano porque el próximo domingo es su cumpleaños y vamos a celebrarlos en casa. Ha estado genial tener tiempo para olvidar los exámenes”
Possible extra questions:
¿Podrías describir a tu mejor amigo? ¿qué cosas le fustan y que cosas no le gustan?
¿Qué es lo que más valoras en la amistad?
¿Cómo describirías a una mal amigo?
Some of you might be having mock exams these weeks and most likely will be worried about your translates.
The following it is a little exercises where you will have to translate from English to Spanish. I am going to add the answers at the end so that you can check.
It is logical that her mum is worried about her illness.
He lived in a house I which his parents had a bakery.
The dentist I go to is not very expensive.
There is a new theory that says that allergic illnesses are related to the cleaning of the houses.
If you go to the hospital, let me know.
Es lógico que su madre esté preocupada por su enfermedad.
Él vivía en una casa en la cual sus padres tenían una panadería.
El dentista al que yo voy no es muy caro.
Hay una teoría que dice que ñas enfermedades alérgicas están relacionadas con la limpieza de la casa.
Si vas al hospital, dimelo.
Who doesn’t like to fill a questionnaire if it is related to holidays?My students absolutely love them and in my lessons we use to make quite a few.
This one will help you to revise different tenses, so make sure you understand all the questions 😉
It’s clear to me that Spain is the first choice for many of my students to practice their favourite sport: golf.
The combination of great weather, our amazing Mediterranean food and good resources for the sport makes Spain the perfect destination.
It is not surprising that La Costa del Sol has some of top golf courses in all Europe and some people calls it “La Costa del Golf”… funny!
At the moment you can find lots of golf related holidays packages online and some of you might be very familiar with those sites. The exciting thing for me about this golf culture it is that lots of you are taking these trips to the next level and getting to learn the language and interact much more with the Spanish people. That´s great! and we Spanish love it!
From my point of view it is the best actitud. Spanish people are very friendly and open to conversation so… go for it.
Some of my students (Bob, Andrew, Geoff, Brian…) are already trying hard and feeling the progress and their improvement. That really makes me very proud because every time they come back from Spain they are more confident and determine to keep learning.
The one to one tuition keeps them practicing, talking and learning new things every lesson.
Well done… Sport and Spanish… why not?
If you want to get your little ones learning Spanish at home, this is an easy book with CD that might be good. I have used it with little early learners and they love the songs and the exercises. I was even preparing little dancing moves to go with the songs and the children loved to join in.
It has a little bite of everything, from learning animals names, colours, clothing, body parts… It is very colorful and it has some nice stickers too. The little ones always love stickers!
It’s always a hard topic to talk about but it is important to understand it if you want to do well in you A levels.
Do your research, ask for help! Don’t hesitate! I found this image in a newspaper from 2016 that I have just found among my books, what comes to say that it is a topic that it is very much alive as time passes by.
I discovered this book few years ago and it is an easy and entertaining way to learn some of the Spanish we use during informal conversation with friends.
To be able to use this book you need to have knowledge of the present tenses as well as some of the past tenses, so I would say it is a book for late A1 and A2.