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2011 Reading and Writing

GCSE 2011 Reading and Writing

2011 Listening

GCSE 2011 Listening 2011

GCSE 2011 Listening AUDIO 

then Exam Materials and download Listening Examination MP3s – Summer 2011

2012 Reading and Writing

GCSE 2012 Reading and Writing

Source: EDEXCEL

Topics

If you’re taking the Higher tier exam make sure you check out the Beginner – Basic – Foundation units too.

Listening: Beginner – Basic – Foundation
School day, holidays, free time, out and about, jobs
Listening: Higher
School, holidays, free time, my region, jobs
Reading: Beginner – Basic – Foundation
Around the town, holidays, interests, the media, part-time jobs
Reading: Higher
Describing someone, the news, shopping, a tourist brochure, work experience
Speaking: Beginner – Basic – Foundation
Conversation: free time, daily routine, my house, my region, jobs, Role play: shopping, feeling ill, part-time jobs, Presentation structure – J-Lo
Speaking: Higher
Conversation: school, holidays, Role play: shopping
Writing: Beginner – Basic – Foundation
About the house, finding the way, part-time jobs, personal details, tourism
Writing: Higher
Festivals, holidays, job application, places of interest, school life
Grammar
Agreement – adjectives, adverbs, the conditional, future, imperfect, preterite and perfect tenses, imperatives, impersonal verbs, nouns and articles, object pronouns, the passive voice, por and para, possessive adjectives, the present subjunctive, verbs, subject pronouns, quantifiers and intensifiers, relative pronouns, ser and estar, verbs followed by prepositions.

 

Exam Skills

Understanding exam rubric

Rubrics are the instructions that are used in your tests. Sometimes they are given in English, but usually they will be in Spanish.
Rubric hints:

All exam boards publish a list of rubrics that will be used in their exams. The list is for your teacher – and for you! It is very important that you have this list so that you can get used to it over a period of time. If you do not have the list yet, ask your teacher to give you a copy. If this is not possible, contact your exam board and they will send you one.

When you look at an exam question, read the rubric more than once, so you are absolutely clear about what you must do.

Remember to look for clues in the question that will help you check your understanding of the rubric. For example, a reading or a listening question will almost certainly give an example of how the question should be answered.

Do as many practice papers as you can with rubrics in Spanish.

If you are given practice papers with rubrics in English, ask your teacher to explain what the rubrics would have been in Spanish; or better still, go back to your list of rubrics and work it out for yourself.

Learn the rubics

Learn the rubrics from your list, such as:

Spanish English
 Pon en el orden correcto  Put in the right order
 Pon una x en las casillas adecuadas  Tick the correct answer        
 Llena el espacio con una palabra de la lista            Fill in the gaps

Question types

You should also be aware of the following question types which could be found in many questions:

Spanish   English
¿A qué hora…?  At what time…?
¿En tu opinión…?  What do you think?
¿Cuánto es?  How much is it?
¿Cómo es…?  What is… like?
¿Dónde está /están?    Where is / are…
¿Por qué?  Why… ?
¿Cuándo?  When… ?
¿Qué significa…?  What does … mean?
¿Quién…?  Who… ?
¿Cuál…?  What… ?

 

Source: BBC GCSE SPANISH