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Describe Food in Spanish


Adjectives to Describe Food in Spanish Free Spanish Food Resource: ¿Cómo es la comida?  What is food like? Study the list of Spanish adjectives and their genders.  Watch the short video clip in Spanish for practice using adjectives in short sentences to present and describe food for ‘El desayuno‘, ‘el almuerzo‘ and ‘la merienda‘. Listen and […]

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Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner in Spanish


Spanish Food Resource:  Meals and Mealtimes Free Spanish listening/speaking practice about food for beginners: Learn the names for meals in Spanish and the verbs that describe them.  Study the vocabulary and join in with the short video clip in Spanish which asks what time people eat and introduces the Spanish terms for breakfast, lunch, […]

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¿Por qué? or Porque


¿Por qué? or Porque …  What is the Difference? Above all: Porque  =  Because  (With the stress on the first syllable) ¿Por qué?  =  Why? In addition, and not essential for Spanish beginners, ‘por qué’ is also used within sentences, to consider and discuss ‘why’, the reasons for .., Eg: “No sabe por qué […]

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Directions in French


How to Ask for Directions in French Free French Resource for Beginners: French vocabulary for asking directions is listed below and included in this lovely video clip about finding the way in the centre of Paris for friendly, accessible listening and speaking practice. Join in and take a short tour of one of […]

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Negatives in French: A Bone from Twitter


Negatives in French: Free French Story for Children for practice using negatives in French: ‘A Bone from Twitter!’ The main character has many reasons to be negative:  She never (jamais) has a steak, her food is not (ne/n’ … pas) interesting.  She has nothing (rien) good to eat. The arrival of something […]

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Prepositions in Spanish: Billy & the Stick Insects


Spanish Prepositions Spanish Vocabulary, Listening and Grammar Practice Simple story for practice putting prepositions into context  A list of Spanish prepositions followed by a video clip and a gap fill exercise:  Spanish Prepositions: Según              –  According to En              […]

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Introduction to Las Fallas


Las Fallas Las Fallas is a glorious spring festival which takes place every year in the city of Valencia in the East of Spain:  Gunpowder, fireworks, artistry, religious traditions, but above all the most wonderful celebration of family and community! Watch the video clips below, in accessible Spanish with Spanish or Spanish/English […]

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Por and Para Worksheet


Free Por and Para Exercise Por and Para gap-fill worksheet for use alongside this grammar & Spanish video clip: Por and Para Practice Note: Knowing the context is important for using POR and PARA correctly, and it is not always clear. Look at the difference between: 1.  The balloons are FOR my birthday  […]

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Hobbies: Sport & Music in Spanish


Learn to Talk About After School Activities in Spanish Hobbies in Spanish:  Sport and Music Free Spanish listening practice Watch, listen and join in with the short video clips.  Pause and repeat the videos as often as necessary. Read the transcript.  Learn the names of musical instruments in Spanish. Answer the […]

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Hobbies in French: Sport & music


After School Activities in French Talk about hobbies in French – Sport and Music Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire?  What do you like doing? Arthur talks about sporting and musical interests outside school in French. Grammar note: au (m)   +   à la (f) for sport du (m)   + de la (f) for […]

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Du, de la, de l’, des – At the market


Du, de la, de l’, des + de French partitive articles: Du, De la, De l’, Des  =  Some/Any  French grammar used in the context of buying food in a French market for practice in context and listening/oral practice. Partitive articles change to fit with masculine or feminine nouns: Du fromage (m) De la crème (f) […]

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Spanish reflexive verb worksheet


Spanish Reflexive Verb Worksheet: Story and Questions in Spanish, present tense, linked to this Spanish video of the day a litter of puppies arrived and what happened next for practice using Reflexive Verbs in context:   Reflexive verbs in Spanish.   Transcript in Spanish: Me despierto Me lavo. Me cepillo los dientes, y me visto. […]

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Reflexive verbs in Spanish


Reflexive Verbs in Spanish Resource Free Spanish verb practice: Here are 19  Spanish reflexive verbs in the present tense put into an engaging audiovisual story for practice in context + questions. Grammar: A reflexive verb in Spanish needs a reflexive pronoun: E.g:  Lavarse = to wash (to wash oneself) me lavo […]

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KS2/3 Spanish Worksheet: Questions & Answers


Free KS2/3 Spanish worksheet: At the Hairdresser’s?! A list of questions in the 3rd person, present tense, of varying levels of difficulty, all linked to the following children’s story & listening practice: ¡Vamos a la peluquería! Dónde? Where? –   ¿Por qué? Why? –   ¿Cómo? How? –   ¿Qué? What? –   ¿Cuánto? How much? […]

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French reflexive verb worksheet


Reflexive verbs in French worksheet: Read the words for the following reflexive verb French listening practice and then answer the questions (present tense) printed below: The puppies arrive! Words in French: Comme tous les jours, je me réveille. Je me lave, je me brosse les dents et je m’habille. Mais, […]

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French Reflexive Verbs


Reflexive verb practice in French Free French Verb Practice: Reflexive verbs say what you do to yourself. Here are 18 Reflexive verbs in the present tense put into an engaging visual story for practice in context. Grammar: A French reflexive verb has a reflexive pronoun. Se laver is reflexive. Eg:  Je […]

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KS3 Spanish Holiday Practice


KS3 Spanish Holiday Resource: Past, present & future There is so much more to Spain than the wonderful beaches! This free Spanish listening practice focusses upon an activity holiday in Northern Spain, in ‘Los Picos de Europa':  Lovely surfing, fascinating caves, and wonderful old towns like Santillana del Mar, not to […]

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Animals in Spanish: Pets, farm animals & more


Animals in Spanish: Free Spanish listening practice for children : Video clip + questions & answers. Vocabulary and short phrases in engaging real life contexts for practice and ideas. Would you spot the heron in the listening practice below if you were going by? Animales en casa – Pets: ¿Tienes un […]

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Animals in French: As-tu un animal?


Animals in French: Pets, farm animals, and other animals in French: Eg: ‘A spider’ (une araignée) or ‘A butterfly’ (un papillon). French video clip with images of animals and short phrases in context. French vocabulary and listening practice to join in with. Which animals, birds, insects do you see on a regular […]

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Spanish Vowels: a e i o u


Spanish Vowel Sounds: A E I O U Free Spanish Listening practice for children: Here is a fun song/rap using the letter ‘P’ to teach vowels in Spanish: La P con la A dice PA La P con la E dice PE La P con la I dice PI La […]

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