Spanish A level book review

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Spanish series: “La casa de papel”

This is the first Spanish series I would like to recommend you all to start 2018 : “La Casa de papel”. An intriguing story about a robbery that will keep you intrigued until the end.

I found if by chance few weeks ago in Netflix and, I must say, it really got into me and I can’t stop watching it. The whole story is extremely well though and the actors are very, very good. It might be very challenging to understand all the dialogues but it is possible to watch it with English or Spanish subtitles, so…. I think there is no excuse to give it a try, don’t you think?

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Have a look to the first episode and let me know what you think.  Send me and email or comment on my Facebook page, you opinions are always more than welcome!

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Spanish club book for the little ones

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.

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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!

 

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A levels – Inmigration topic

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.

 

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“Spanish among friends” By Nuria Agulló

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.

 

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A1 vocabulary

Can you translate the following words? It’s basic vocab and sentences from the first units of A1. It’s always good to keep revising previous work that you might have looked at in class so that you don’t forget them.

If you need any help, send me an email or contact me by facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Spanish-Tutor-Manchester-245840682454157/ or twitter at https://twitter.com/mariafolgado1

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Vocabulary list for Latino América travellers

For those of you that are planning to travel to latino América I have put together a little list of vocab that might be helpful.

The truth is that there are so many words that are different in the different countries of latino América that I am sure your travels will be full of surprises but I guess that´s part of the magic.
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Ricas verduras!

Can you guess the name of the vegetables that I am cooking?

Red pepper……… PIMIENTO ROJO

Mushrooms ……. CHAMPIÑONES

Onions ……… CEBOLLA

Aubergine …….BERENJENA

Courgette ………CALABACÍN

 

 

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Nubes

 

 

Here in Manchester is always quite cloudy. Siempre está nublado.

Do you think these are rain or stormy clouds?  ¿Crees que son nubes de lluvia o de tormenta?

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Listening and singing practice with “Mecano”

When I was learning English during my student years, I always loved to listen to English songs and try to understand the lyrics. I truly believe that  listening to Spanish or Latino American  music is very good to get you used to listen and understand better and better as time passes by. Make a play list for the car or for your time at the gym and you’ll see how, in time, you’ll love it.

Today I am adding a very slow song from a Spanish group called Mecano. They were very popular during the 80’s and their songs are very special because they always have a message or a story behind them. This one is called “Me cuesta tanto olvidarte” and it has the lyrics included in the video so I hope it’s easy to follow.

If you want any music suggestions, let me know by the contact form. I am always happy to help! ;-)

 

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