Resources for elementary students

POR y PARA, minitest (A2)

Por y para, ¿por qué tiene que ser tan complicado? This is what usually my students tell me all the time. Because, no doubt, that the difference between por and para, is probably Por y para mintest. How much do you know about these Spanish prepositions?one of the topics that more work required to master when learning Spanish. My advice is always to be patient, learn any case individually and practice as much as possible. What about you, do you find these two Spanish prepositions difficult to use?

Today, we propose to you to do a test to see if you have a good knowledge of preposition POR y PARA. You will also find some links below to learn more about this prepositions. But, first, do the quiz below; it will help you decide.

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Rain cats and dogs in Spanish is CAER CHUZOS DE PUNTA (to fall sharp spears). Look to these Spanish English phrases to understand better how this Spanish idiom works.

rain cats and dog in Spanish CAER CHUZOS DE PUNTA.¡No pudes marcharte ahora! Están cayendo chuzos de punta y no tienes paraguas (You can’t leave just now! It is raining cats and dogs and you don’t have an umbrella).

 En los meses de julio y agosto caen chuzos de punta en India, porque es cuando viene el Monzón (In July and August months it rains cats and dog because is when the Monsoon comes).

Cuando regresabamos de la fiesta, caían chuzos de punta (When we were returning after the party, it was raining cats and dogs).


Direct object pronouns in Spanish: Basic grammar (A2)

Direct object pronouns (PRONOMBRES DE COMPLEMENTO DIRECTO) only can replace a direct object. First of all, we must know that direct objects receive the action of the verb in a sentence and they can be a thing, an animal or a person, look at the example.

Direct Object Pronouns in SpanishMessi golpeó el balón (Messi hit the ball)

Messi golpeó a Ronaldo ( Messi hit Ronaldo)

On the left, you have the list of the  Spanish direct object pronouns, and continue reading to see how they work.

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PRETÉRITO INDEFINIDO,  do you know how to form it?

Preterito indefinido conjugación, minitest de evaluaciónPRETÉRITO INDEFINIDO, also called preterite o preterit in English, is the most used of the Spanish past tenses and, as you will have already noticed, its conjugation is not easy because it has many irregular verbs. Some of them very dramatic!

Today, we propose to you to do a test to see if you have the conjugation of the PRETÉRITO INDEFINIDO under control. If you want to review the conjugation of the regular verbs or the irregular verbs, just click on the links. But, first, do the quiz below; it will help you decide.

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NATURALEZA (nature) vocabulary in Spanish (A2)

Naturaleza (nature) vocabulary in Spanish (A2)
Naturaleza (nature) vocabulary in Spanish

Here you have some Spanish vocabulary related to nature, click on the link or on the image to download the pdf worksheet, practice everything you have learned with the quizzes below. You can also listen to the podcast “las estaciones (the seasons)” or learn more vocabulary about “los insectos (insects)“, just click on the links again. Remember you can contact your tutor for any question you have. Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?

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Vocabulario: LOS MESES DEL AÑO (A2)

¿Te acuerdas siempre de cuántos días tiene cada mes? Te vamos a mostrar un pequeño truco (trick) para recordarlo. Coloca los puños (fists) como en la foto. Los meses que coinciden con los nudillos (knuckles) tienen treinta y un días, el resto tienen treinta, excepto el mes de febrero que tiene veintiocho. Eso sí, recuerda que en años bisiestos (leap years) febrero tiene 29 días. No es difícil acordarse ¿verdad?

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