Do you like your students to be up-to-date with what’s going on in Spanish-speaking countries? Are you looking for graded articles that mirror what’s in the News? Are you looking for such a resource, hoping that it is free?
You are at the right place. At es.maryglasgowplus.com we publish a topical news story at three proficiency levels together with a read-along podcast of the articles each week.
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A Spanish version follows.
We hope you have had a great weekend. Today is Monday and we are all back in the office or back at school! While I was waiting for the bus this morning, I was reading this lovely MGM article, Al polo sur…¡en bicicleta!, and wondering how I could help Spanish students to remember the correct prepositions for means of transport. In order to help you, I have created the following infographic that you can display on your white board and/or classroom blog, which might be handy when explaining this to your students.
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I have never watched Game of Thrones, but reading Facebook as I do and listening to the students, I thought it might be good to use the article. I read the learning outcomes in the teaching resources (download below the cut) and just tweaked them slightly for my group.
Continue reading “Oona Chaplin article with Year 11 Spanish class”
A Spanish version follows.
As you know, in January, increased fuel bills and tax rises (e.g. transport, electricity and so on) can make life difficult for families, especially after all the money spent during Christmas. In short, January is a month in which many families hardly make it through the month! And this is what we call in Spain la cuesta de enero (the uphill struggle to get to the end of the month).
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As everyone who is involved in language education knows, there are many good reasons why learning a foreign language is important and beneficial to students’ careers, brainpower and social understanding. But again as we all know learning a foreign language takes time and dedication and it can be hard to convince pupils that persevering with it will benefit them in the end – especially when the foreign language has to compete with other subjects over inclusion in students’ GCSE subject lists.
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Am I keeping my desk tidy? What do you think? 🙂
¡Buenas tardes! 🙂
Have you ever heard of the “Clean Off Your Desk Day“? It takes place every 2nd Monday of each year as a way to start the year with a clean and tidy desk.
We have created an infographic with some advice in Spanish on how to keep your desk tidy. You can use it to revise the imperative mode with your students whilst you are telling them how to keep their desks tidy…So I guess this is what we call in Spain ‘matar dos pájaros de un tiro‘ (‘to kill two birds with one stone’-see more Spanish proverbs with animals here).
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Sue’s Yr 7 have been writing using The Hobbit article and thoroughly enjoying it too! The article is all about physical description, introducing body features and matching adjectives.
There is a reading text and a gap fill activity where students complete model sentences of how to describe a person. They then answer questions on the reading material before building sentences with their personal information (download the article below the cut).
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¡Hola! My name is María Jesús and this is my first day at MGM. So exciting!! I am going to be the new Spanish editor and I hope you enjoy my posts for this amazing blog.
Today we celebrate the Day of Reyes Magos (The 3 Wise Men) in Spain and in South and Central America (even in the Philippines!). Have you ever heard about this tradition? Children receive presents by the three “Reyes Magos” on the morning of January 6 and there is also a type of cake associated with the festival of Reyes Magos: la rosca de Reyes!
Continue reading “Los Reyes Magos with worksheet on Spanish nouns changing their meaning”
Animals feature in many proverbs, idioms and phrases. Funnily enough for many of these a cultural equivalent exists in other languages.
I have a long standing fascination with proverbs and their translations into other languages.
Below are nine Spanish proverbs featuring animals and I am pretty sure that you will know most of them from your own culture.
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