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Coffee Break French One Second Search 04

Welcome back to the One Second Search – a fun activity to test your French vocabulary. In our most recent newsletter we included a beautiful video about the sites of Paris and so this grid is filled with words associated with the capital; try to think of tourist attractions and the different areas of the…

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Coffee Break Italian One Second Search 02

Welcome back to the One Second Search! Following on from the article we shared with you in our Newsletter, today the grid is full of different types of Italian coffee – what’s your favourite? Your challenge: 1) Look at the word grid below which is filled with the Italian names for different coffees – there…

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Coffee Break Spanish One Second Search 03

Welcome back to the One Second Search – an exciting activity which tests your Spanish vocabulary. In our last newsletter, we shared with you a video about growing up in los años sesenta, setenta y ochenta so the vocabulary hidden in the grid below is related to this topic. Your challenge: 1) Look at the…

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Coffee Break French One Second Search 03

Welcome back to the One Second Search – a fun activity to test your French vocabulary. In our most recent newsletter we wrote about la semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie. Here’s your challenge: Look at the word grid below which is filled with the names of ten places in the world…

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Coffee Break Spanish One Second Search 02

Welcome back to the One Second Search – an exciting new activity which tests your Spanish vocabulary. In our last newsletter, we shared with you a story about the benefits of learning a language so the vocabulary hidden in the grid below is related to this topic. Your challenge: 1) Look at the word grid…

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Coffee Break French One Second Search 02

Welcome back to the One Second Search – an exciting new activity to test your French vocabulary. In our last newsletter, we told you all about la chasse au trésor à la Tour Eiffel so the vocabulary hidden in the grid below is related to this topic. Your challenge: Look at the word grid below…

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Coffee Break Italian One Second Search 01

Un nuovo gioco! Welcome to the One Second Search, an exciting new activity to test your Italian vocabulary. If you are subscribed to our Newsletter, you will have read about the possible creation of a new word in the Italian language. Your challenge: 1) Look at the word grid below which is filled with items…

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Coffee Break Spanish One Second Search 01

¡Un nuevo juego para ti! Welcome to the One Second Search – an exciting new activity to test your Spanish vocabulary. If you are subscribed to our Newsletter, you will have read about the sightings of a yeti in the ski resort of Formigal which turned out to be una campaña de publicidad. Your challenge:…

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Coffee Break French One Second Search 01

Un nouveau jeu! Welcome to the One Second Search – an exciting new activity to test your French vocabulary. If you are subscribed to our Newsletter, you will have read about the recent changes to French spelling introduced by the Académie française. Your challenge: Look at the word grid below which is filled with items…

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Newsletter Activity 9 – Queridos Reyes Magos…

¡Hola amigos y amigas! In Spain and some other Spanish-speaking countries it’s traditionally los Reyes Magos (Baltasar, Melchor and Gaspar), who bring presents to children. This usually happens on the night of el 5 de enero. In order to practise your Spanish, we thought it would be a good idea for you to write una…

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Newsletter Activity 9 – word origins

Many words of French origin have become common place in the English language but in many cases the original meaning gets changed or lost along the way. Which words can you think of that are used in English but were originally French? Is the meaning the same in both languages? If you want to go…

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Newsletter Activity 8 – estar a punto de hacer algo

In this newsletter activity we have another useful construction for you: estar a punto de hacer algo. This means “to be about to do something” or “to be on the point of doing something” and so can be used to refer to an imminent action. Note that this structure needs to be followed by an infinitive.…

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Newsletter Activity 8 – si + present tense

Today we are going to practise how to express a hypothesis in French using si, to say for example, “if you come, I’ll make a cake”. There are three possible formulas we can follow: si + present tense, followed by present tense si + present tense, followed by future tense si + present tense, followed…

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Newsletter Activity 7 – antes de or antes de que?

In activity 7, we are thinking about when to use antes de and antes de que which both mean “before”. Do you know how they differ? Antes de is always followed by an infinitive and it is used when there is no change of subject in a sentence: antes de llegar, ¡no sabía nada de…

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Newsletter Activity 7 – qu’est-ce qui vous passionne?

In this activity, we are looking at different ways to express your interests by asking you qu’est-ce qui vous passionne le plus dans la vie?  There are several ways to answer this. Firstly, you can use the same structure as the question: ce qui me passionne le plus dans la vie c’est… ce qui m’intéresse…

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