GCSE: SPANISH IS EASY: ACE YOUR GCSE SPANISH COURSE WITH THIS MODERN 2019 CURRICULUM GUIDE

GCSE Spanish is Easy is the ONLY guide you need to give yourself the best chance of achieving the TOP grades at GCSE Spanish.

Tailored to the new national curriculum, this guide contains all the up-to-date vocab, sample questions, and vital tips needed to pass your exams, no matter which major exam board is setting the questions! Ace your GCSE Spanish revision!

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WHAT’S NEEDED TO PASS GCSE SPANISH?

GCSE Spanish will test how well you can use the language in a variety of contexts, across many different themes and mediums. You will need to prove you can understand and reproduce the spoken and written form of the language in an accurate way!

Those who achieve the top grades have a wide vocabulary and make few mistakes with grammar.

The syllabus is made up of set modules, which are as follows:

Describing Yourself and Your Daily Life

Fashion

Transport

Family and Relationships

Travel and Tourism

The Environment

Healthy Living

The Internet/New Technology

School

Free Time

Your Local Area

Work/Future Plans

All in all, to get a level 9, you need to prove you can talk about and understand a wide range of ideas with grammatical accuracy!>

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HOW YOU’LL BE EXAMINED

Listening Exam

You will be played extracts of dialogue in Spanish, which will be of varying speeds, lengths and difficulty, and will be both formal and informal.

Exam = 20% of your final grade

Reading Exam

You will be presented with Spanish text in a variety of forms (e.g. emails, newspapers, brochures), which will be of increasing complexity.

Exam = 20% of your final grade

Writing Controlled Assessment

You will carry out two writing tasks, in Spanish, on different subjects, in exam conditions at your school.

Task = 30% of your final grade

Speaking Exam

You will carry out two tasks (e.g. debate/discussion) that require you to interact with another speaker in Spanish

Task = 30% of your final grade

SAMPLE EXAM QUESTIONS FROM THE BOOK!

QUESTION 1

Read the conversation between these British students who are discussing what they like to do in their free time. Answer the questions below by circling either TRUE, FALSE or NOT MENTIONED.

Archie: Mi tiempo libre siempre ha estado ocupado por el deporte y la música. Soy miembro de un equipo de baloncesto, y competimos a nivel nacional. Así que dedico muchas horas de la semana a entrenar, y también me paso casi todo el fin de semana entrenando. Aparte del baloncesto, la música también es muy importante para mí. Gracias a ella, puedo desconectarme del mundo y relajarme.

Thomas: Paso al menos dos horas al día en el skatepark de mi ciudad. A mí nunca me gustó el fútbol – el skate es mi pasión. Pero antes de que construyeran el skatepark el año pasado, mis compañeros y yo no teníamos ningún sitio donde hacer lo que nos gusta – teníamos que patinar en la calle. No hace falta decir que la gente del barrio estaba muy enfadada con nosotros. Pero ahora todo va bien.

Sophie: Estoy muy interesada en los videojuegos, y dedico una gran parte de mi tiempo libre a jugar con mi consola. ¿Mi género favorito? Son los juegos de tiro o los puzzles, pero me gusta probarlo todo. Con mi PlayStation me conecto a internet para encontrarme con mis amigos. Podemos charlar y jugar juntos, ¡es genial!

Max: En cuanto a mí, soy un lector asiduo. Fuera del colegio, devoro un libro por semana – normalmente, elijo una novela americana o algo de Federico García Lorca. Por otro lado, nunca veo la televisión; lo considero una pérdida de tiempo. Pero me encanta visitar museos y paso cada fin de semana en una galería de arte. Empaparme de cultura de calidad es mi vida.

a) Archie uses basketball to switch off and relax.

TRUE FALSE NOT MENTIONED

b) Skating is Tom’s Passion

TRUE FALSE NOT MENTIONED

c) Sophie hates gaming on her PC

TRUE FALSE NOT MENTIONED

D) Max likes watching television.

TRUE FALSE NOT MENTIONED

E) On weekdays, Archie spends many hours training.

TRUE FALSE NOT MENTIONED

F) Tom started skating when the skatepark was built in his town.

TRUe FALSE NOT MENTIONED

G) Videogames play a role in Sophie’s social life.

TRUE FALSE NOT MENTIONED

H) Max loves immersing himself in high culture.

TRUE FALSE NOT MENTIONED
QUESTION 2

Below are some opinions about the benefits and risks of social media and smartphones.

Match the opinions in Spanish to their correct translations by drawing lines, and learn the useful phrases and vocab! The first matches have been made to serve as examples.

Los beneficios:

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Los riesgos:

QUESTION 1 - SAMPLE ANSWERS

A. False – Archie uses music to switch off and relax

B. True

C. Not mentioned

D. False – Max thinks television is a waste of time

E. True

F. False – Tom mentions the fact that he used to skate in the street before the skatepark was built

G. True

H. True

QUESTION 2 - SAMPLE ANSWERS

Los beneficios:

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Los riesgos:

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