KS2 Spanish listening practice: A new puppy!

Primary Spanish Story:
A New Puppy!

This short story in Spanish, in the 3rd person present tense, introduces a tiny puppy, its activities and interests:
Spanish/English video clip with short sentences for discussion + listening practice to join in with including the verbs tener, gustar, ser and estar.

1.  The verb ‘Tener’  – to have:
How does the puppy feel?
Tener (to have) is used with feelings in Spanish:
Tiene miedo    =  She is frightened (She has fear!)

2.  The verb Gustar   – to like:
2.  What does the puppy like doing?
Gustar   = to like
Le gusta jugar  =  She likes playing

3. The verb Ser  –  to be:
–  SER
(to be) is used to say WHAT the puppy is like:
Es hermosa   =  she is beautiful
Es cariñosa    =  she is affectionate

4.  The verb Estar (to be):
–  ESTAR (to be)  is used to say WHERE the puppy is:
Está en la ropa sucia  =  she is in the dirty washing.

The video has subtitles in French and English:

Story Words in Spanish:

¡Mi Perro!
Llega a casa.
¡Es hermosa!
Todo es nuevo.
¡Tiene miedo!
¡Tiene miedo del jardín!
Es muy cariñosa.
¿Dónde está?
¡Está en la ropa sucia!
¡Me encanta mi perro!
Crece muy rápido.
Le gusta jugar.
¡Le gusta jugar conmigo!
Le encanta la nieve.
Le gusta la playa.
Le gusta el campo también.
No le gustan los baños.
¡Le gusta vivir con nosotros!
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In English:
(Answer in Spanish)
1.   ¿Cómo es Maggie?
…   What is Maggie like?

2.  ¿De qué tiene miedo?
…   What is she frightened of?

3.  ¿Cómo crece?
…   How does she grow?

4.  ¿Le gusta jugar?
…   Does she like playing?

5.  ¿Le gusta la nieve?
…   Does she like snow?

6.   ¿Le gustan los baños?
…   Does she like having a bath?

Draw a picture of the puppy:
1.  Make her look frightened:
¡Tiene miedo!  She is frightened

2.  Make her look beautiful:
Es hermosa  =  she is beautiful

3.  Make her look affectionate:
Es muy cariñosa  =  she is very affectionate

4.  Put her in the dirty washing!
¡Está en la ropa sucia!  =  she is in the dirty washing!
¡Le gusta jugar!  =  she likes playing!  

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