De Madrid a Leyton

Spanish at Leyton High School

Possessive adjectives

Posted by msrivas en 27 abril 2010

Click on the chart for an animated presentation.

Possessive adjectives

Puedes practicar en estos enlaces:

Multiple choice

Basic quiz

Quiz 2


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El Verano – Summer

Posted by msrivas en 26 abril 2010

Vamos a aprender vocabulario sobre el verano.

Listen to some summer essential phrases.

Use this links to practice summer vocabulary:


Match the items

Fill in the blanks



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Grants for North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

Posted by msrivas en 20 abril 2010

We all know how difficult it is to go to another country when you are learning a foreign language.

The program of Language and Culture Assistants offers a great opportunity to go abroad and learn the Spanish language and culture.

The positions are offered in the K-12 public school system.

It provides Spanish students and teachers of English or French an opportunity to broaden and increase their knowledge of the English or French language and North American culture through interaction with native speakers.

The application process for the next school year is already closed. If you are interested in this program for a near future, visit the official web page.

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Spring songs

Posted by msrivas en 18 abril 2010

The first one is a little bit sad, but the lyrics are great!

We already listened to one of Juane´s song for MLK day in class, this time, he talks about love…

Now, we are going to listen to The Manhattan Transfer´s song “Eso es el amor”.

I am sure you will get all the missing words, because this one is easier if you remember the seasons in Spanish!

The Manhattan Transfer – Eso es el amor

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Interrogative words

Posted by msrivas en 12 abril 2010

Questions and interrogative words in Spanish are not difficult once you understand how they work:)

Vamos a aprender algunas palabras interrogativas:


Let’s learn a little bit more about questions:

¿Necesitas practicar? Try the following links.




Fill in the blanks

Question words quiz

Making questions quiz

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Spanish II – En el médico

Posted by msrivas en 8 abril 2010

Los estudiantes de español 2 acted out a scene at the doctor’s office to practise vocabulary and expressions about health.

Check out some of their great performings!

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What’s the weather like?

Posted by msrivas en 6 abril 2010

Click on the image to listen to some words and expressions about the weather.

Vamos a practicar:

Describe the weather

Quizlet games

Hop-hop chop-chop game

Talk about the weather and seasons

Rags to riches

Spelling quiz

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7th Grade – Spanish-Speaking Countries Project

Posted by msrivas en 1 abril 2010

The seventh graders worked on a project about Spanish-speaking countries.

Take a look at some of their awesome videos!

Guatemala by Dani

Argentina by Shaela

Venezuela by Katlyn

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Where is Spanish spoken?

Posted by msrivas en 29 marzo 2010

Take a look at the countries where Spanish is spoken.

Listen to this song and get the names of some of the Spanish-speaking countries.

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The Spanish Civil War – web activity

Posted by msrivas en 25 marzo 2010

Next week the students of Spanish 2 are going to watch Carol’s Journey, a Spanish movie about the Civil War.

Before watching the movie, they will have to familiarize themselves with the background information and historical facts about the Spanish Civil War.

Civil_war_stagesGo to the Imperial War Museum of London web page and click on A short background history of events leading up to the Spanish civil war.

If you can’t see the document, click here.

Answer the following questions:

  1. When did the Spanish Civil War start?
  2. What was the name of the General who led the rebels?
  3. What countries and governments supported him?
  4. Did the Western democracies help the Republican government?
  5. When did the war end?
  6. Who won and what were the political consequences?
  7. What was the name of the rebels side?
  8. Who supported them?
  9. Why did the republicans take up arms?
  10. What did volunteers (International Brigades) fight against in Spain?
  11. How many volunteers took part in the war?

Go to the ALBA web page and scroll down to the poster Los Internacionales unidos a España luchamos contra el invasor.

International BrigadesAL_batallion

Answer the following questions:

  1. How many American volunteers traveled to Spain to join the International Brigades?
  2. How were they called?
  3. When the Spanish civil war was over, where did they fight?

Take a look at these realistic pictures from Robert Capa, David Seymour and Gerda Taro, photographers who witnessed the war.

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