¿Quieres salir conmigo? Spanish mini-story

These resources are based on a short story about asking someone to go out / arranging to go out, with lots of high frequency expressions.

The text practises the following:

(no) quiero / quieres / quiere + inf   (+?s)
(no) me / te / le gusta + inf   (+?s)
porque
así que
voy / va / van
está + feeling
es + description
conmigo / contigo / con él / ella
a few freetime activities
+ lots of other high frequency expressions

Carlota Isabel Diana :)


Some resources based on a text adapted from El Mundo. Suitable for AS Spanish?

This mtx3 file requires TaskMagic3... ...but the other 11 files below are pdfs that can be accessed by anybody.

It's dead easy to make your own resources like this to exploit any text using the Mix&Gap component of TaskMagic3.

Here are the pdfs, in no particular order:

A Level Spanish resources on "man locked in cargo hold" news story


These resources are based on this news story on BBC Mundo:

There are several pdfs...

3 x tile activities, where the text is broken down into 8, 15 and 24 tiles. These can be either numbered or cut out and shuffled into the correct order.

A multiple choice sequence activity - choose from the 3 options to rebuild the story.

4 x gapfill activities. 1 with word list; 1 based on context only (mainly small words, prepositions etc); 1 transformation gap-fill (similar to the ones on some AS papers); 1 clause length gap-fill.

An anagram text activity, requiring students to rewrite the whole text by unscrambling anagrams.

Here is the Mix&Gap file used to print all of the above. It contains 18 interactive activities (but requires you to have TaskMagic3).
And here are the pdfs, in no particular order.

Un mensaje de Papá Noel a los niños

The resources in this blog post are based on the text of this video: 
It's a crisis-busting message from Father Christmas, in the form of a short letter addressed to the children of the world.

There are 17 pdf files -- 11 based on the text of the letter and 6 based on the vocab. These can be accessed by anybody, either printed or used on-screen. (See below)

(Obviously you won't want to use ALL of these pdf files -- I've provided a selection so you can choose the most appropriate ones for your needs.)

I've also included the TaskMagic3 files from which the pdfs were printed:
(Both of these files require a version of TaskMagic3 - trial, licensed or home version)

Here are all those worksheets, in no particular order:

Story with HF words: Necesita ir al baño...

Below you will find 11 pdf files based on a simple story in Spanish using lots of high frequency words, such as: puedo, no puedo, ¿puedo?, no puedes, tienes que, necesito, necesitas, necesitaba, quiero, quieres...

The pdfs were printed from TaskMagic3 using doPDF.

You won't want to use all of the pdfs, of course. (I've included them so you have a range to choose from.)

The TaskMagic3 file is here (mtx3):

(You need TaskMagic3 to access this. It includes 18 interactive exercises.)

Here are those 11 pdfs (in no particular order). Anybody can access these:

España - Campeones del mundo (2010)

These resources are based on a text I came across after the last football world cup in 2010, just after Spain had won the final. Ideal for KS4 / higher level KS3. (Probably also suitable for AS to be honest as a lead in to a discussion about the this year's world cup, predictions etc.)

There are 12 pdf worksheets in total -- 10 based on the text and 2 based on the vocab. Obviously you wouldn't use all of these -- it's a matter of selecting the most appropriate ones for your students.

I've also included the TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap and TextMatch files for those of you who have TaskMagic3. (These require TaskMagic3 and each one provides access to about 20 interactive games and exercises.)

It's dead easy to create your own resources like these in a matter of minutes using TaskMagic3. Try it out for yourself -- download the 30 day trial for the TaskMagic website.

Sam el gato, rutina diaria (Spanish KS3/4 resources)

I came across this nice video on youtube:
So I put the text of it into TaskMagic3.

The result is all of the pdf worksheets below (16 in total -- 11 based on the text and 5 based on the vocab). Obviously you wouldn't use all of these -- it's a matter of selecting the most appropriate ones for your students.

I've also included the TaskMagic3 Mix&Gap and TextMatch files for those of you who have TaskMagic3. (These require TaskMagic3 and each one provides access to about 20 interactive games and exercises.)

Using TaskMagic3 it takes a matter of minutes to create your own text / vocab based interactive resources and printables.

AS Spanish tourism stats resources (March 2014)

10 pdf worksheets below based on a text about Spain's tourism statistics to end March 2014.

The worksheets are in various formats including jigsaw reading and several gap-fills, one of which is a grammar / transformation gap-fill (AQA style).

Obviously you wouldn't use all of these -- it's a matter of selecting the most appropriate ones for your students.