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How to get top grades in GCSE Spanish (9-1)

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Número uno (#1)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using "tener" expressions

Número Dos (#2)

Número TRES (#3)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using "sin" plus the infinitive

Número Cuatro (#4)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using "antes de" + the infinitive

Número Cinco (#5)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using "al" plus the infinitive

Número seis (#6)

Número siete (#7)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using the Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using exclamations!

Número ocho (#8)

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Número nueve (#9)

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Número diez (#10)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using "estar a punto de"

Número ONCE (#11)

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Número dOCE (#12)

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Número TRECE (#13)

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Número CATORCE (#14)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using the Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by a subjunctive

Número QUINCE (#15)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using the construction " desde hace"

Número dieciseis (#16)

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Número diecisiete (#17)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using the Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using connectives

Número dieciocho (#18)

Número diecinueve (#19)

Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using pronouns

Use pronouns (tip #19) - how to top high grades in GCSE #Spanish (9-1)

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Número veinte (#20)

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Use opinions (tip #20) - how to get top grades in GCSE #Spanish (9-1)

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Número veintiuno (#21)

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How to get top grades in GCSE Spanish (9-1)


Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Spanish higher Module 5 ¡Viva!

In this blogpost you will find:

Quizlets on the vocabulary on pages 114 and 115 of the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Spanish higher ¡Viva! text book.

These electronic flashcards will help you learn the vocabulary.

Topic areas covered

These are the topic areas

In my town (En mi ciudad)

How do you get to the…? (¿Cómo se va a…?)

What is your area like? (¿Como es tu zona?)

At the tourist office (En la oficina de turismo)

What will we do tomorrow? (¿Que haremos mañana)

What will the weather be like? (¿Qué tiempo hará?)

Shops (Las tiendas)

Souvenirs and presents (Recuerdos y regalos)

Complaints (Quejas)

Shopping (De compras)

The pros and cons of living in a city (Los pros y los contras de la ciudad)

What would you do? (¿Qué harías?)

Destination Arequipa (Destinación Arequipa)

The quizlets

Then you have a range of options. Enjoy!

Click on the bottom right hand side of the quizlet and you will have lots of learning options.

You should perhaps start with the flashcards, and then you can use the other ways of testing your understanding of the material.

 Module 5 En mi ciudad (In my city)

 



Module 5 ¿Por donde se va al (a la)…)? (How do you get to the…..?)

 

 

 

 

Module 5 ¿Cómo es tu zona? (What’s where you live like?)

 

 



Module En la oficina de turismo (In the tourist office)

 

 

 

Module 5 Qué haremos mañana? (What shall we do tomorrow?)

 

 

 

Module 5 ¿Qué tiempo hará? (What will the weather be like?)

 

 

Module 5 Las tiendas (Shops)

 

 

 

 



 

 

Module 5 Recuerdos y regalos (Souvenirs and presents)

 

 

Module 5 Quejas (Complaints)

 

 

Module 5 De compras (Shopping) 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Module 5 Los pros y los contras de la ciudad (The pros and cons of living in a city)  

 

 

Module 5 ¿Qué harías? (What would you do?)

 

 

 

Module 5 Destino Arequipa (Destination Arequipa)

 

 

 

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Information about how to get the top grades in GCSE Spanish by using "tener" structures

Useful Tener expressions

Below is a useful list of tener expressions.

GCSE Spanish examiners like them because they sound, and are, very Spanish.

Here is a list that you can use in both your speaking and writing exams

tener _ años: to be _ years old

tener calor: to be hot

tener frío: to be cold

tener hambre: to be hungry

tener sed: to be thirsty

tener sueño: to be sleepy

tener miedo: to be frightened

tener prisa: to be in a hurry

tener razón: to be right

no tener razón: to be wrong

tener orgullo: to be proud

tener suerte: to be lucky

Using tener in different tenses

Spanish GCSE examiners like students to show off what they can do.

With this in mind, you will find below the “tener” expressions from the list above, conjugated in different tenses.

The first list is using the first person singular form, in other words the YO form.

Cuando tenía trece años – When I was thirteen years old (imperfect tense)

Cuando tenga dieciocho años – When I am eighteen years old (subjunctive)… this expression scores very highly.

Cuando hace calor, tengo calor también – When it is hot, I am hot as well (present tense)

Al salir del colegio, tenía hambre – On leaving school I was hungry (imperfect tense)

Cuando hace sol tengo sed – When it is sunny, I am thirsty (present tense)

Después de hacer mis deberes, tengo sueño – After doing my homework I am sleepy (present tense)

Tengo razón de vez en cuando – I am right from time to time (present tense)

Si me despierto tarde tengo prisa para ir al colegio – If I wake up late I am in a hurry to get to school.

Problems conjugating tener?

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Tener in the future tense

Tener in the preterite tense

Tener in the present tense

How to get top grades in GCSE Spanish