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AS reading comprehension practice exercise for exams

If you are getting ready for your exams, the following text will help you to practice for your reading comprehension exercises. It’s related to the topic: The new family. The article is from “Diaro El Comercio” and  it is written by Gonzalo Maldonado. I have written the question following the exam type so I hope […]

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Listening practice 2: HAY and ESTAR

The following are the sentences that you’ll be listening today in my youtube video. They are related to the topic Hay and Estar. My advice is to listen to the video first and  see how many of the sentences you understand, and after try again looking at the sentences so that you can check how […]

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Reflexive verbs

Reflexive verbs are used very often in Spanish and they are mainly related to action that you do or someone does on themselves, such as “to have a shower”, “to wash the face”, “to get dress”…. Some normal verbs can be in some circumstances reflexive and in others not. The context will always give you […]

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Listening practice: HAY and ESTAR

    This the text that I am reading in my youtube video. I hope it is useful and it helps! “Este es mi pueblo, se llama Ribarroja y está en España, en la provincia de Valencia. No es un pueblo muy grande pero tiene de todo. En el centro del pueblo hay una plaza […]

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Welcome A levels!

Hola a todos! It´s the end of September and maybe some of you have already started getting your AS or A2 level Spanish year. If it is your case, be ready for a challenging course: new topics, so of them very hard to talk about, even in English, plus grammar, listening…. Don’t worry! It looks […]

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The Subjunctive mood

If you are getting ready for your A levels exams, you might be worried about using the Subjunctive mood in Spanish correctly. First thing you have to be is patient, it takes time to fully understand it so don’t feel desperate if you don’t get it at once because it takes time. Today I want […]

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Conjugating regular verbs practice

Conjugating verbs is the best you can to learn them. Start conjugating the regular ones and get use to their endings, depending on the conjugation they belong to (AR,ER,IR). This is  a  little list to help you get started HABLAR ( TO TALK) Él ……….. Nosoros …………. Tú ……….. Yo ………….. Ella ………….. Vosotras …………… […]

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Personal pronouns.

Some of my older students find it hard to understand technical grammar terms so, in those cases, I think it’s better to leave them a side as they will just get them confused. So, if you need to learn personal pronouns, but you don’t know what pronouns are,  then… don’t worry and  simply learn them! […]

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Imperative mood, part 1

The Imperative  is one of the moods you might find hard to use when learning Spanish as it doesn’t always have the same  used as in English. I would advice you not to try to translate literally the sentences where you might find it as the meaning might sound a “bite” rude to you as […]

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Tú, vosotros/ usted,ustedes

Sometimes you might feel  confused using the formal and informal “you” forms, tú/vosotros and usted/ustedes. On this exercise you can practice changing the verbs ser and estar in simple present from the informal you to the formal one. Don´t forget that the formal form for “usted”  or “ustedes”  it has a  2 person  meaning but […]

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